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  1. I was among the first to post on the findstacypeterson.com forum. I started a thread called simply find stacy peterson. I supported the “”family” by showing up at most of the original searches back in November of 2007.

    I stopped helping for two very basic reasons.

    The forum started to turn into a ” We hate Drew Peterson” theme more than a “Find Stacy Peterson” theme. I was taught to believe that in the United Staes of America we are innocent of a crime until proven guilty in a court of law. Expressing that opinion on the FindStacyPeterson.com forums resulted in Admin deleteing or censoring a lot of my posts. Mind you I have always been respectful of others and simply do NOT post inflamatory remarks of even disrespectful ones. My status on the forum was changing from Full Member to whatever is less than that on an almost daily basis as my comments were deleted.

    One of the members…… BevinChicago I think is her name would open a new thread at the drop of a hat even if the subject of her new thread was already opened in an existing discussion thread. I think she caused more confusion and discontent on the site than anyone else. So what happened? Admin made her a moderator. I personally think Admin is not well suited to running a forum and should give it up. I still go there occasionally just to read…. skim certain threads… no longer post on a hatemail forum which is what I consider the FindStacyPeterson.com forum to be.

    I stated my case to the family in a private email and got absolutely no responce.

    I believe Stacy has met with foul play… I am concerned about that and wish for whomever is responsible to be brought to justice for it. I cannot support a family who censures me. If the family is claiming to have not for profit status and they don’t they should be prosecuted for it.

  2. I am a woman and I am not Drew. there plenty of questions about everything with this case. I believe it is my right to say what I think. Nearly all blogs damn Drew. That is wrong.I have been banned from one site because I have asked uncomfortable questions. There are two sides to all of this and alot of misunderstood things and comments. My point is Drew gets the entire blame for everything and I think there is another side to this story. I have read alot on this subject and I am finding things that do not seem right.

  3. Glenn, as much as I believe Drew is guilty, you are correct about a person’s innocence until proven guilty in a court of law. However, the FindStacyPeterson site, as well as this one, are not courts of law. People can freely express THEIR OPINIONS of the guilt of Drew Peterson at either site if they choose, because these opinions are not going to sentence him to life imprisonment or the electric chair, or whatever the punishment may beifor two murders, in the likelihood he is found guilty in a court of law. I’m sure Stacy’s family appreciated your early efforts, and it sounds very much as though your feeling were hurt, as much as anything. But you know what? There IS a TREMENDOUS AMOUNT of hate for what people believe Drew did to Stacy, and many people personally feel hate toward Drew. Don’t you think that is understandable, considering that they truly believe he is responsible for her being gone, and very likely murdered by him? I would venture to say that nearly ALL of Stacy’s supporters believe Drew is responsible for her disappearance, and coming together on one place to support Stacy’s family in finding her, and offering comfort, yet being able to express beliefs of Drew’s involvement, is only logical in my opinion. I’m glad so many people have contributed in both ways, because it’s the only place I know where this much information is all in one place. If you choose not to support Stacy’s family, that’s your preogative. You’ve stated your position. l’extrémité, oui?

  4. Such as, Exlawenforcement? You are definitely correct in that there are two sides to this, but it is no more wrong for people to “damn” Drew as you call it than it is for you to say YOU have a right to say what you think, now is it? We ALL have the right to say what we think, as well as respond to others that disagree, now don’t we?? By the way, what things are you finding that DO NOT seem right? Enlighten us!

  5. The quote on a thousand dollars a day came from Sharon the next door neighbors as posted on Fox News. That is a direct quote. I am not unbalanced and take exception to that comment. There are alot of people who have been put in jail and they did not do the crime ! What Drew does with his money is nobodys business and hes protecting himself, which is what his lawyer told to to do ! There are people out here that think he is not responsible.

  6. Exlawenforcement, the only place I saw anything about your being :unbalanced” is the post where you said yourself that “you were a woman and were not unbalanced.” Who besides yourself made that remark? I just didn’t see any post on here that called you unbalanced. Are you refering to the response from Lola to Treva/Fig? She was referring to trolls, and didn’t mention you in particular, nor was she replying to you. Why do you take exception to her remark?

  7. I can see where it could easily cost $1,000 or even more per day to man a search (even with mostly volunteers) if sophisticated scientific instruments (GPS’s , etc), boats, planes, helicopters, and ATV’s are used, which require fuel and manpower, plus food and lodging for some searchers. That’s VERY believable in my opinion. Yes, there are LOTS of people in jail, but the huge majority of them are there because of a crime they actually commited, not because they’re innocent. Also, I don’t believe anyone who hasn’t contributed to the Help Find Stacy Fund should question the amount that has been donated and what it is being spent for. Drew’s money, on the other hand, could actually be blood money from Kathleen’s estate, should it proven that he was instrumental in her death. Therefore, it does raise questions that I feel even the grand jury might want answers too. Especially since the will has been called into question. These are my opinions only.

  8. I would like to respond to Concerned for Stacy’s comments about my earlier post here. People who make posts on FindStacyPeterson.com forums are NOT allowed to freely express their opinions. As long as the opinions that are expressed on that forum are “agreeable” to the family…. i.e. Admin and others like him or her people are allowed to express their opinion. If not agreeable the comments are either deleted or…. the comments are deleted and the user is banned….

    I also remain concerned about the whereabouts of Stacy….. and I would still be supporting the efforts of the family to find her…. (except for the actions that the family has taken against me)

    I want Stacy to be found…. I want whatever evidence there is to be located, processed, used, and if necessary preserved until the culprit or culprits that are responsible can be identified, located, arrested, and tried. If the culprit just so happens to be Drew, (I like most everyone else lean in this direction based on what has been made publ;ic information about this case) then I say hang him from the highest tree or whatever capital punishment iis still in use by the state of Illinois at the time.

    I am somewhat jaded about funds collecting…… It seems that most charitable causes in this country… even or I should say the ones that seem to pull on the hearts strings the hardest contribute very little to the cause they claim to champion…. The ones who ask you to spend a dollar a day for a poor starving third world kid…… actually spend about 20% of funds collected on the poor starving third world kid…. the people who call portending to collect for the local frateral order of police… are NOT policemen…. they are professional solicitors… and keep the bulk of the funds collected to defray “expences” of the collection they are promoting this week. All I said was that if the family of Stacy Peterson has applied for and been granted not for profit status that is one thing…. if they haven’t and are claiming they have then someone needs to investigate it… The family could get in some serious legal problems and tax problems if they are doing something wrong with the collected donations…
    I think there are some tax advantages to being a not for profit organization… If they are taking advantage of them without being one… I am sure the IRS will find out about it sooner or later…

  9. Glenn, you are cetainly entitled to your beliefs and suspicions, and I’m sure they are very mportant to you personally. However, I believe that “things” have been handled properly regarding the donations and accounting of the funds. In the event that isn’t the case, which I truly don’t believe is likely, the parties responsible will be held accountable if there are any misappropriations, and that’s really not my concern, or yours. Just my opinion, but I know you have a different outlook.

  10. Concerned for Stacy knows nothing at all about me. Frankly I don’t much care about the funds handled by the family of Stacy Peterson. With the exception of “how can this money help us find her” I don’t think the family should either. In all the searches I participated in the Red Cross or the family provided some form of nourishment and something to quench a thirst, but beyond that all of the people searching were volunteers…. i.e. unpaid….. donateing our time because we wanted to help find her….. our special equipment was a walking stick maybe….

    I noticed you made no comment about the active censorship happening on the findstacypeterson.com forum. I guess you are convinced freedom of speech actually means something on that site.

  11. No I am not dating Drew! And if I was I would be proud to be by his side. The thin blue line sticks together, we are family always. No one should benefit from this materially, it is wrong ! If people want to donate time that is their choice. The FBI is researching the funds because they are not non profit. If my comments are not agreeable to the family so be it, they have their own opinions. I have mine and i am not afraid to speak out on them. When this is over and it will be in time people will move on to the next big thing.

  12. Glenn, OF COURSE I don’t know anything about you, but your comments plainly stated your position on the matter, and that’s what I meant when I said I know (should have said understand I guess) that you have a different outlook. From your comments, you made it very clear how you feel. I knew nothing about the censorship on the other forum, as I had never posted on there. That’s why I didn’t comment.

  13. Not everyone will agree on this forum, and thats why we are on here. Different is good. Being banned is what happened to me and that is okay. Just means they do not like to be challenged.

  14. Lets see some other facts. Stacy had a beautiful large home in a nice neighborhood, her name is on that home. She did not have to work, drew was a good provider. According to Rick Mimms “stacy had everything”. Drew gave her whatever she wanted, those thins were a new car, boob job, lasik surgery,tummy tuck, cell phone, vacations just to name a few. There is a blog site on Fox News Chicago and there is a girl there who had a family member go missing. Theres no search party for him, no daily news on the family, nothing. So much attention is given to this its unreal. Sharon goes off the deep end and put that large sign up so everyday those kids of Drews have to see that. Now that was so thoughtful !

  15. You are so right on this, Lawenforcement. Stacy did have it made in the shade. Drew provided everything she ever wanted to her and she didn’t even have to work, not to mention she had adorable children who loved her.

    So the question remains, since she did have “everything” WHY would she just leave?

  16. I wish I knew. Maybe the material things in her life did not bring the happiness she thought it would.

  17. I was not banned from the FindStacyPeterson.com forum. I was censured by Admin and his or her cronies. That upset me so I left voluntarily.

    Thomas Jefferson once said “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

    I am an American and ….. silly me… I believe in what makes this country great….. Like being able to express yourself without being censured by some jerk who happens to be related to or a friend of the family of Stacy Peterson….

    Stacy is missing….. that doesn’t give anyone in her family or circle of friends the right to act like a jerk and to be disrespectful of others…

    What was my crime on the site? I said that Drew Peterson as a citizen of this country IS innocent until proven guilty….. I even went so far as to say I did not like him and that he probably has something to do with Stacy Peterson’s disappearance… It didn’t matter… On a site where everyone is bashing Drew Peterson I was bold enough to remind everyone that he has rights….. silly me….

    I also said that I thought the forum was losing the focus on finding stacy…… because it was… people were starting threads to talk about the weather and what color the sky was yesterday….. I didn’t think that was right either… it has gotten much worse now from what I hear…

  18. I agree with you, alot of it seems to be man bashing in general. If we disagree on anything than you are blocked. People have questions which is normal and we all see things differently. We should be allowed to express what we think. I was banned also because i asked about stacys mom and what happened there, I was not sure if this was something that was normal for the family, you cannot handle things you just disappear. I was not being rude but I am curious.

  19. So now there bumper stickers and t-shirts. More marketing going on there. Whats next? Possibly jewerly?

  20. Why do I concern myself with this? Well because I do not believe every single statement the family makes.Sunday they managed to lure Drews 4 year over to Sharons, full well knowing it was wrong and he was too young to realize that, then they hang ribbons on Drews trees, private propetry I might add, then the final class act, Cassandra lays a patch of rubber down the street. Are these ladies nuts ? Nothing like pushing the limits ! Is there no common sense left in Bolingbrook ?

  21. exlawenforcement,

    How did they lure the 4 year over to Sharon’s? Aren’t the tree’s in the parkway’s city property and not the homeowner’s property?

    Why is Drew not out searching for his wife but out at bars hitting on women and leaving children behind?

  22. I think Cass and Sharon have shown aLOT of restraint.
    A little rubber hasn’t hurt anyone. Bet D burned a bit o rubber himself, seems most appropriate punctuation for his scowling and snarling form of intimidation.

    They are doing a remarkable thing. Unfortunately for the families of other missing persons they didn’t have enough friends/family with the ability/time to organize and pull off these brilliant searches.BUT D himself to blame for all the attention by deeds (he did WHAT? ) and words (he said WHAT?) and then there’s what LE have said….

  23. lola….

    I am not here to trash anyone…… stacy’s family or not stacy’s family….

    you might have missed my point…

    it is useless to “trash” or “bash” anyone online….

    That is what my basic objection too all of this is.

    The findstacypeterson.com forum was supposed to be all about finding Stacy…. it isn’t… it is a bash drew peterson forum….

    In my opinion it should be all about finding Stacy….

    Like most everyone else it seems…. I have formed an opinion about drew peterson…. the fact of the matter is that I don’t like the man very much…. I think his personality clashes with mine… and I certainly do not like the way he talks about others….

    It is my opinion that he is also being dishonest about what actually happened to Stacy….. and it is also my opinion that he may be guilty of commiting a crime or two with respect to his ex wives.

    The FindStacyPeterson.com forum is
    a) not what it is advertised to be (it IS all about bashing drew and maybe once in a while it might have something to with finding Stacy)
    b) It is a forum that does not promote the freedom of expression… you may say what you like on the forum and as long as the “family” doesn’t object to what you say it will stay… if the “family” does object to what you say then your posts will be deleted… and perhaps you will even be banned… In my case, a lot of my posts were deleted from the forum because I said lets focus on finding stacy and place less of a focus on bashing drew.. I concluded that the family wants to bash drew… and it must provide them some comfort if everyone else does as well…
    Basic comments like in America a citizen is innocent until proven guilty were deleted from theFindStacyPeterson.com forum. That is one of the principles of our system of justice in this country and the Stacy Peterson “family” objects to it enough to censure it. hmmmmm…. draw your own conclusions…

    The comments I have made here are not focused on bashing anyone…. but are instead a statement that I am tired of reading all of the bashing going on against people who have not been convicted of a crime… If people want to do something about the situation they would be best engaged in helping the investigating agency find real evidence about Stacy’s disappearance.

  24. At least the Find Stacy website members are not on National TV bashing a missing wife and mother and calling her family names. There is a common link on that forum……the decency to voice opinions regarding the absurd antics of a suspect and his baffoon of an attorney.
    “The findstacypeterson.com forum was supposed to be all about finding Stacy” …..do you think the members of the website should be looking for Stacy on the Internet – the same way Drew is searching for her? Or just maybe by having actual land and water searches they may accomplish something. You state the forum should be all about finding Stacy….what are your suggestions?

  25. When you get a degree in law enforcement let me know. Drew is at home with his children.not in bars picking up ladies. He has been very careful in that reguard.I have been accused of many things, no again I do not know him, no I am not dating him.And yes I do think the family and freinds of stacy do everything in their power to upset him and his children.The photo in his daughters bedroom was not staged, Stacy herself put that sign there for her daughter.The trees were in his yard, not on the parkway. And yes sharon called his son over there while he was riding his bike and he did not know better. Peeling out normally gets a ticket. If stacys family ever wants to see those kids in the future its not going to happen in this lifetime. They have dug themselves in pretty good.If Drew gets his way sharon will be charged with a felony, which she deserves and she is not family !

  26. This is a responce to Dana’s post.

    I thought I was pretty current on national media events, but obviously I am not. What national television show permitted anyone to bash a missing wife and mother? What names have the family been called? I am serious. I am not aware of the program or programs you are referring to.

    The internet is and can be used as a valuable resource in assisting the search effort. It is after all a communication tool. In that light it can be used to coordinate search efforts…. In fact findstacypeterson.com is doing a great job on that regard…. but that isn’t on the forum… it is on a seperate page.

    I have watched hours and hours of television in which psychic individuals have assisted law enforcement agencies in efforts to solve murders… and missing persons cases.. Soliciting the assistance of those talents is easily accomplished on the internet.

    The internet activities of suspects can be investigated by law enforcement and has in fact resulted in convictions for capital offences.

    The findstacypeterson.com forum has gotten so bad that even admin had to make a post warning its membership not to threaten the life of Drew Peterson… with reports going out the FBI if that should happen…. If in fact the forum would focus on finding her and not so much on bashing drew…. his attorney… and/or anyone else deemed to be the “enemy” then it would probably be a smaller forum…. easier to navigate and might even become an effective spot to echange information related to the search for her.

  27. yeah he wont let them see Stacys kids just like he does not let Kittys family see thier nephews. What is the reason for that huh?

  28. Glenn,
    I wish I could give you the actual quotes….but the Drew crew has consistently put down Stacy and Kathleen’s families as trailer trash, money hungry, Stacy ran away and left just like her mother, pms-ing, getting ‘repairs’ done on Stacy. Negative comments that are doing nothing to help find Stacy. I don’t think Stacy’s family or Kathleen’s have been quoted as saying demeaning remarks about Drew…..their focus has been to find Stacy and bring justice to Kathleen. Even the neighbor, who may not like one thing about Drew, has the decency to keep her focus on Stacy and not fall into the name calling trap.

  29. When you get a degree in law enforcement let me know. Drew is at home with his children.not in bars picking up ladies. He has been very careful in that reguard.I have been accused of many things, no again I do not know him, no I am not dating him.And yes I do think the family and freinds of stacy do everything in their power to upset him and his children.The photo in his daughters bedroom was not staged, Stacy herself put that sign there for her daughter.The trees were in his yard, not on the parkway. And yes sharon called his son over there while he was riding his bike and he did not know better. Peeling out normally gets a ticket. If stacys family ever wants to see those kids in the future its not going to happen in this lifetime. They have dug themselves in pretty good.If Drew gets his way sharon will be charged with a felony, which she deserves and she is not family !

  30. When you get a degree in law enforcement let me know. Drew is at home with his children.not in bars picking up ladies. He has been very careful in that reguard.I have been accused of many things, no again I do not know him, no I am not dating him.And yes I do think the family and freinds of stacy do everything in their power to upset him and his children.The photo in his daughters bedroom was not staged, Stacy herself put that sign there for her daughter.The trees were in his yard, not on the parkway. And yes sharon called his son over there while he was riding his bike and he did not know better. Peeling out normally gets a ticket. If stacys family ever wants to see those kids in the future its not going to happen in this lifetime. They have dug themselves in pretty good.If Drew gets his way sharon will be charged with a felony, which she deserves and she is not family !

  31. mohammed99

    What did you do change your name? Could have sworn this was a post by exlawenforcement. Sounds just like her to me.
    In fact, Ex posted this exact post. So why are you changing names??? How many do you use????? Boy, this is some site. Seems like there are just a Couple of People on here that sure like to be Deceiving, to all other posters, either on this forum. or on the findstacypeterson forum.

    What’s the Purpose of being that way?

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