Saturday, August 20, 2005

Mercy, mercy me...

If you didn’t read blogs or progressive media sites you would be very confused by the news today. It would seem odd to you that all the major news outlets were covering the discovery of a woman’s body…a woman that you really wouldn’t have been aware was missing.

No longer a missing mother without coverage, LaToyia Figueroa is now a victim with coverage nationwide.

Murder is front-page news, but the desperate search mounted by her family, friends and community wasn’t worth 15 minutes of airtime.

A bitch is mad! Livid! Shout to the heavens angry!

Look at how eager NBC is to cover a murdered LaToyia.

Note how detailed ABC is as they relate the story for the first fucking time.

Read about the discovery of LaToyia’s murdered body on CNN…fuckers!

31 days of pain, agony, worry, frustration, terror and anguish.

31 days without coverage.

31 days without LaToyia.

LaToyia…may you be at peace, be with your creator and be with the child who was murdered within you…

Rest and be blessed.

This struggle called life is left to the living and we have much work to do…

8 comments:

MTG said...

Fox coverd this over a month ago.

The Humanity Critic said...

Just passing through, I'm digging the blog by the way.

Maidink said...

Thank you, ABB, for your words. We bloggers here in Philly are pretty upset. I'm just thankful she HAS been found.

My heart goes out not only to LaToyia's family, but to ALL families who have loved one who are STILL missing.

Nothing happens in this world of ours without reason. I believe that.

disgruntled said...

What a mess!
Like I've heard dozens of times before, IF IT BLEEDS, IT LEADS...

I can't do anything but shake my head.

Sangroncito said...

Why is that the white victims like that girl missing Aruba get all the attention and the women of color don't (unless they're dead, and only when people raise a stink about the lack of coverage). Sad, indeed.

CrankyProf said...

A tragic as her death is -- as horrible as it is that her boyfriend (and father of the unborn child) is the one who did it -- at leas ther family can lay her to reast. At least there is closure.

It's more than a lot of families get.

What frosts my flakes is the lack of attention the case got over the last month. She wasn't white, blonde, blue-eyed and perky enough for the national news, I guess. Meanwhile, Greta Van Newswhore is coviering Natalee Holloway, 24/7. Hell, yeah -- I'm disgusted and fucking bitter.

Tiger Lilly said...

I cried when I heard that. What can anyone do to help women get the hell away from men who don't mean them well. The "crisis" isn't so bad that we all have to take what we can get.

I'm just blown away by how ignorant Morgan is. Fox covered it over a month ago, and if they had, that should not have been the end of it. Natalee gets daily coverage. Why? Because her mother can afford to not work for 3 months and just live in Aruba? Laci got coverage out the ass, and LaToya was just as pretty. Ignorant people...

BarefootCajun said...

I'm so very pissed about the non-coverage of this story. Had they covered it sooner, could she have been saved? Probably not but neither could Laci Peterson or Natalee Holloway (yep I think she's dead).

LaToya was a beautiful pregnant woman who deserved the same type of coverage and it's fucking wrong that she didn't get it.