Each time I see or read the news about senseless murders at the hands of criminals let out on no bail or low bail … all in liberal run cities, I might add … I am reminded of what happened to me over 50 years ago, and I want to scream. It never goes away. The fear. The trauma. The memory of what it felt like to have a gun at my head.
The three men who kidnapped me at gunpoint didn’t shoot me, but I didn’t know they wouldn’t kill me when they got out of their car, held their guns to my head, and said they would kill me if I didn’t do as I was told.
I didn’t know they wouldn’t come to my home, as they threatened to do, and they wouldn’t burn down the house, as they threatened to do if I called the police.
I didn’t know they wouldn’t hurt my family, as they threatened to do, if I called the police.
My only choice was to do as they said as they drove away with me in the backseat of their car while a gun was pressed against my head and the other two men were waving around their guns threatening to kill me.
Did I call the police? HELL YES.
They were eventually caught and sent to prison. You would think that would be the end of my story. It’s not.
I have lived in fear for my entire life because of those three men. I pray all the time that they are dead. I have no idea what happened to them after they were sent away, and I’ve never tried to find out.
Maybe they really are dead. I hope so. They deserve nothing less for taking away my life.
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Kidnappers are anti-social by definition, and need to be kept off the streets …
Earlier that evening, they robbed a small business, took a shot at the owner after punching him in the face, and then moved on to kidnapping. I was with my companion, a man who left town before we went to trial, and the small business owner didn’t show up, either. I was left alone to see all three get sent to prison.
They were charged with kidnapping, assault to murder, and armed robbery. Taking them off the streets and putting them in prison probably didn’t stop them from re-offending.
No, it doesn’t … but while they are in prison, they aren’t offending. It’s a poor solution, but other than execution, the only one we have.
Well, they weren’t going to be executed so maybe they just dropped dead.