chelseadiane (Chelsea Kapfer)


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Not an 'out there' problem: Domestic violence in Lawrence

It's very sad, just recently, like this week, the district attorney refuse to file charges against someone for breaking a protection from stalking order. This is a very clear message to the abuser that there is no consequences for breaking these orders, which will probably lead to escalation. It also sends a very clear message to victims that there is no consequences for the abuser, and that calling the police and file a report will
only serve to confirm to the abuser that it's OK to continue this behavior. It's a sad day when calling the police just make things worse.
In my own real life experience The police officers have often treated me like I deserve the abuse, that I somehow asked for it, or that it was made up because I wasn't injured badly enough. Not once has a police officer ever given me the phone numbers of resources available to victims of domestic violence.
Calling the police is not an option anymore for most of us. Sadly.

October 5, 2015 at 11:03 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Spanking not necessarily child abuse

I just love how hard the author tries to justify hitting children simply because she was hit as a child and turned out fine. In fact, she hit her kids too. I'm sure she would say they are fine too-and that may be the case.
Some women drink when their pregnant and their kids have no apparent il effects? So does that mean it's ok? No.
It's easy to justify the other side if this lame argument. Hitting is wrong. Using pain and fear to control a weaker persons behavior is wrong. How can anyone justify it?

September 21, 2014 at 8:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Despite fewer cars, Douglas County Fair's demolition derby remains as popular as ever

It's $10.00 for a few hours of fun, and a great fundraiser for the 4-H clubs. Refunds? really? chill out.

August 2, 2014 at 9:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Despite fewer cars, Douglas County Fair's demolition derby remains as popular as ever

Had a blast! I love the derby, good times. Great fundraiser for 4-H!

August 2, 2014 at 9:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Smoking bans

Toddlers too. They are as bad as infants AND they are mobile. They are like a tar ball with legs. :)

July 30, 2014 at 4:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Just Food says its shelves are nearly bare

check sent.

July 30, 2014 at 4:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

3-year-old boy dead after accidental shooting

I didn't even trust my kid with a sharpie at those ages, much less a loaded gun.

July 30, 2014 at 10:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Smoking bans

awesome idea. Now if only we could figure out exactly WTH a tar ball is.......?

July 30, 2014 at 10:26 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: Smoking bans

I find it curious that LJWorld keeps removing Mike Duponts wife's statements that insult the entire state of Kansas, stating that we have a "poor life" and that we think we are so exceptional we cannot take criticism, and accusing us of being racist and to dumb to know our states history or be politically active.
One should stand behind their direct quotes, or at least address them, or at least NOT have them censored and removed, especially when that same person is accusing us of not allowing their "freedom of speech". It is Ironic, to say the least.

July 30, 2014 at 9:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Citizen's petition calls for smoking ban on Massachusetts Street

Signature Number 150 Writes : I avoid one very popular restaurant simply because of the gauntlet one must pass through to enter the place. Also, walking downtown has become one long gauntlet of holding my breath against the nasty air. My kids used to hang around downtown in the 70s & 80s. Nowadays it is not such a healthy place for kids--Skid Row almost outdoors in the 70's and 8's smoking was allowed everywhere, inside, outside, etc. how is it worse now?

July 30, 2014 at 8:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )