A Story Of Five Police Chiefs

I wanted to clear up something that I think may have confused some of you.  When I say that I tried to get the Police to help me, I have not, all the time, been writing about one Chief of Police, but FIVE.

Since my return to Maywood in 1991, after losing my job at Exxon Company U.S.A. because of the stalkers – which during the time I worked there was located at 1555 Poydras Street, right across from the Superdome – Maywood, Illinois has had 5 Police Chiefs.

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com/2011/12/04/my-stalking-blog-work/

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/my-stalking-blog-good-morning-america/

And I have gone to see each and every one of them, with the exception of the current Police Chief, Vladimir Talley.  But, on the other hand, I have e-mailed him from time to time.

In my post of yesterday, I wrote about some advice given to me by a Union Steward at Rush.  And, I want you to know, I did take his advice.  Because, I came to understand that the only reason the Police and Politicians are paying attention to me now, is because I have a voice, through my blogs, that I didn’t have before.

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com  and  https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

I have, excuse the pun, a bully pulpit from which to express my opinion.  Isn’t the internet wonderful!   Please allow me to stray from the current topic and encourage you to use your bully pulpit, Your Vote.

I came to accept the fact that all the local Police and Politicians, wanted to do, as my Union Steward pointed out, was to pretend to care about me, pat me on the head like the stupid little no body they thought I was, and then tell me to sit down and shut the f_ _ k up!   That won’t happen.

So, now to those five Police Chiefs.

When I came back to Illinois from New Orleans (where I’d fled to get away from the stalkers) I went to see the then Chief of Police in Maywood, whose last name was Delafosse.  You can read about that encounter by clicking the link below.  He was the one who almost shot me.  But in spite of that, his ex-wife, Bobbie Delafosse, and I became very close friends.

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/stalked-by-voices-chapter-102/

Now, what I yelled at him was, “If you can’t find that woman, as loud as she’s screaming out there, then, you need a compass and a flashlight to find your ass.”

Chief Delafosse took exception to that.

He’d been sitting on a desk during our entire conversation looking as though he was sure I was some kind of idiot.  But when I yelled the above statement, he jumped off that desk quicker than I’d thought possible and reached for his gun.  The young Police officer I’d seen at Church was sitting directly behind me and he jumped to his feet and reached for his gun, too.  I looked to my right where a lot of other officers had been sitting and when they saw the Chief reach for his, he never actually pulled it, thank God, they also went for their guns.   I decided at that point to leave.  I didn’t go back until there was a new Chief of Police.

After Chief Delafosse, came a Chief that was, as I recall, shorter than me, very thin, and kind of nervous.  I don’t remember his name.  I do remember he tried to help but the Trustees, told him NO.  I was there when he’d asked, because I’d just made a speech telling the Trustees that if they continued permitting the stalkers to scream and yell outside my apartment building, that it wouldn’t go well for the village.  And, not surprisingly, it hasn’t.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_humiliation

The following excerpt is from Psychology Today

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/longing-nostalgia/201705/why-shaming-doesnt-work

Acting with clear knowledge that a behavior is unacceptable is often accompanied by feelings of guilt.  Unlike shame, which can relate to one’s entire self, guilt is associated with a specific behavior and by itself is not likely to be associated with psychological distress such as depression or posttraumatic stress disorder.  As with other forms of punishment, aversive methods are generally less effective than positive approaches.  It is more important to reward and praise desirable behaviors than to react negatively to unwanted ones.  Encouraging a person’s ability to enjoy self-affirmation and self-pride will help them internalize healthy attributes and to become a person deserving of admiration.  Before reacting to someone who has annoyed or offended you, remember that the specific incident provoking your disapproval may fade in memory or significance, while the shame they feel may endure as part of who they become.  Shame doesn’t motivate prosocial behaviors; it fuels social withdrawal and low self-esteem.  Wouldn’t you rather nurture the kind of person you would enjoy sharing a relationship.

After him, came a woman.  And she – not surprising, given the culture that existed at the time in the Maywood Police Department, didn’t last long enough for me to learn her name.

https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/what-i-wouldnt-say-before-ill-say-now/

After her, came Chief of Police Tim Curry.  His son, by one of the women stalking me (at least that’s what I was told by some people angry over the situation happening in our Church told me.  Now, I don’t know if that was true or not, but, yes, I did have a little boy in my Sunday School class with the last name of Curry).  That was one of the reasons I stopped teaching Sunday School.

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/my-stalking-blog-how-it-was-before-sensitivity-training/

https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/my-stalking-blog-i-apologize/

Then, after Chief Curry, came Vladimir Talley, who, I must admit has been the most effective Chief of Police since I’ve been back in Maywood.

But my thing with Talley is this.  I love fashion.  And then, there’s Vogue’s  Andre Leon Talley.  And, adding to that, there is my dear friend Vladimir Ivonovich, known to the world as Vladimir Putin.   Coincidence or stacked deck?  The jury is still out on that one.

Maywood Tip Line

Non-Emergency:
Callers are not required to give personal information.
If you wish to place an anonymous call, dial the non-emergency number, then *67.

708-450-4472  *67

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of

https://eleanorgrunsback.wordpress.com

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 Government Contact emails below:

Kim Foxx Cook County State’s Attorney
statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov

Senator Dick Durbin
https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

Congressman Danny K. Davis
https://davis.house.gov/email-me/

Illinois State Representative Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch
http://www.emanuelchriswelch.com/contact.htm

Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lightford
http://www.senatorlightford.com/contact-us

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins
http://www.maywood-il.org/Contact-Us.aspx

Maywood Police Chief Vladmir Talley
vtalley@maywoodpolice-il.org

 

 

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My Stalkers Are Still Free

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https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

Earlier this week there was a story about Marilyn Jean Hartman, a serial stowaway on planes.  A Chicago Judge William Raines finally had the good sense to sentence Ms. Hartman to jail.  I say good sense because Ms. Hartman was, eventually, going to get a plane load of people killed. 

Someone, or some organization, would eventually use the mentally ill 66 year old to smuggle an explosive device aboard a plane and kill a whole lot of people.

I use this to illustrate that by NOT putting the people stalking me in jail, the Police here are taking a grave risk with a lot of people’s lives.  This family will eventually do to another family what they’ve done to me.  But I say, that more than likely, they are partly responsible for Maywood’s and Chicago’s escalated crime rate.

I’m getting old and people are less believing of this family of stalkers lies.  So in order to get or sustain the high that they got from screaming obscenities and vulgarities at me, they’re going to have to look elsewhere.   No doubt, they’ll look for and find another young people – not just women – with a bright future ahead of them and derive pleasure by destroying it.

I started the blog, https://stalkedbyvoices.wordpress.com and then turned it into a book, STALKED! By Voices, to make sure that it won’t be another member of my family.

These ‘people’ and I do use the term people lightly, get off on stalking descendants of the same family.  I know for a fact that they stalked my mother.  And it’s why I cringe when I hear doctors say, ‘the patient’s family has a history of mental illness or schizophrenia.”  Mostly likely, the patient has a history of being stalked by a set of ‘people’ who have some remarkable skills which they use for their sexual gratification and to the detriment of society. And I’ve seen this.

Before I started pushing the #MeToo Movement up the hill and all those brave women started coming forth telling their stories, I thought that only here in Maywood could you be the victim of a stalker and be the one considered mentally ill.  But I don’t think that’s true anymore.

I thought that only here in Maywood, Chicago, and some of its suburbs, do they lock you – the victim – up over and over again while allowing the sexual perverts to roam free.  But I don’t think that’s true anymore, either.

I don’t think that we as a society can afford to give up on the #MeToo Movement.  It is telling us, loud and clear, that something is deeply wrong in our society and we need to take notice.

But also, let me say this.  I wholeheartedly agree with Sunny Hostin on The View about modesty.   We need more of it.  Women are just flaunting too damn much if we want to be taken seriously.  I don’t mean we have to go back to the 1950’s but we seriously need to curve the naked body thing.  I don’t want to see commercials showing you in your underwear.  I don’t want to see naked women covered in #MeToo slogans, and I don’t want to see a naked Kim Kardashian-West all over the internet.

I know some of you think it’s liberating.  In some ways, yes.  We need to know everywoman has the same equipment.  We need to get over the delusion that our bodies are different from other women.  And by flaunting our bodies, we are only feeding perversion.

So, long story short, we need to curve some of the nudity, we need to be believed when we speak up; we need the Police to do their job in apprehending the criminals, and we, as women, need to conduct ourselves with more modesty.  And as regular people are constantly telling me, ‘don’t put everything out there. And keep your bedroom windows closed.’

One of these days, when I feel that it won’t derail the #MeToo Movement, I’ll tell you what I haven’t put out there and why, with the exception of getting dressed, my bedroom windows could stay open 24/7/365 and trust me when I say that the only thing to see is me sitting on the side of the bed watching TV.

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404 – A Novel of Aviation Disaster
Ruby Sanders (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 1)
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
Ruby and Jared (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 3)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1
The Hunt For Red November – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 2
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust – A Second Chance Love story
A Woman’s Voice: A Little Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices

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https://www.amazon.com/Eliza-D.-Ankum/e/B00I33MKPO/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1494203217&sr=1-1

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Eliza%20Ankum&hl=en

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth
https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

Contact emails below:

Kim Foxx Illinois Attorney General
statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov

Senator Dick Durbin
https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

Congressman Danny K. Davis
https://davis.house.gov/email-me/

Illinois State Representative Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch
http://www.emanuelchriswelch.com/contact.htm

Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lighford
http://www.senatorlightford.com/contact-us

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins
http://www.maywood-il.org/Contact-Us.aspx

Maywood Police Chief Vladmir Talley
vtalley@maywoodpolice-il.org

 

What I’m Thankful For

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Last year this time, I wrote the first of three Crime Victim Impact Statements detailing how I felt about being stalked, sexually harassed, and publicly humiliated.  Click the link below.

https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/crime-victim-impact-statement-part-1/

This year, I’m thankful for all those women – every single one of you – who were brave enough to stand up and say ME TOO.

For a very long time, I felt that I was absolutely alone.  That I was so disgusting of a human being that no one cared that this was happening to me and that no one cared enough about me to help.  And that I was the only woman who has ever had this happen to her.  Now I know, that I’m not.  And I thank you.  I thanks each and every one of you who were courageous enough to speak up.  I love you dearly.

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404 – A Novel of Aviation Disaster
Ruby Sanders (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 1)
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 1
The Hunt For Red November – A Presidential Agent Novel Series Book 2
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust – A Second Chance Love story
A Woman’s Voice: A Little Book of Poems
STALKED! By Voices
Contact emails below:

Kim Foxx
statesattorney@cookcountyil.gov

Illinois Attorney General
http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/about/email_ag.jsp
Senator Dick Durbin
https://www.durbin.senate.gov/contact/email

Congressman Danny K. Davis
https://davis.house.gov/email-me/

Illinois State Representative Emanuel ‘Chris’ Welch
http://www.emanuelchriswelch.com/contact.htm

Illinois State Senator Kimberly Lighford
http://www.senatorlightford.com/contact-us

Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins
http://www.maywood-il.org/Contact-Us.aspx

Maywood Police Chief Vladmir Talley
vtalley@maywoodpolice-il.org

 

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Denial Letter #MeToo

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Before I write anything else, let me say that I am NOT in Church this Sunday morning because of The Stalkers, who may be slightly quieter than they usually are, but are still very much free and out and about on the streets of Maywood, Illinois. Continue reading