Maywood Mayor’s Race

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Two weeks ago, while I was out basking in the sixty degree February weather, someone left a campaign flyer on my door.  I took one look at it, snatched it off the door, and tried my best to stomp it to pieces.

It was a campaign flyer for The Maywood United Party (Henderson Yarbrough, Audrey Jaycox, and Readith Ester).   These three people – trustees – have NOT done a damn thing to help Maywood.  And believe me, I spent the morning researching them.  But, much much more, back in 2007 when I was out of work and attending the Tuesday night meetings at 125 S. Fifth Avenue, these three were in power then and the only thing they’ve accomplished is padding their pocketbooks.

Under these three, I suffered unimaginable verbal abuse from a family of stalkers and these three would not do a damn thing about it.

It is just now that the Maywood Police have been able to quiet some of the stalkers screaming and prowling of our streets.  It is just now that the Maywood Police have been able to get the money, equipment, and cooperation they need in order to Police our streets.

So if you want to go back to the dark ages of constant drive-bys, sexual perverts roaming unabated in your streets, disappearing tax revenues, and more store closing so Yarbrough can buy up land cheap and make a profit – selling to Melrose Park business people – when the Village goes under, then by all means cast your vote for the Maywood United Party.

But, myself, have enough bullet holes in my walls and I’m tired of listening to a well-connected perv, and I hate having to drive all the way to Broadview or Melrose Park to buy a loaf of bread.

The Maywood United Party a step BACKWARDS for Maywood!

A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth
By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders – A Novel
Jared Anderson (The Ruby and Jared Saga Book 2)
OneThreeThirteen – A Presidential Agent Novel Series
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust
STALKED! By Voices
https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

 

 

Rhymefest On Windy City Live

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Tonight, I was watching a rebroadcast of Friday’s Windy City Live which featured Rhymefest(Grammy, Golden Globe, and Oscar winner) who shared his story of being robbed at gunpoint, in Chicago, and trying to report it to the Police.

Up until hearing to his story, I had personalized my experience of trying to report my stalking to the Maywood Police.  I had assumed that I was being treated the way I was because I was a nobody, or so they assumed.

The first time I reported being stalked, I was told that I had suffered a breakdown and had imagined the whole thing.  And I was sent to out-patient therapy where I was drugged.

The second time I went to the Maywood Police, (after losing my secretarial job at Exxon Company U.S.A. in New Orleans, because of the stalking and returning to Illinois), I was told that nobody knew what I was talking about when I complained about being lied to, with regards to the stalking, and drugged and that nothing was going on.

The third time, I sort of lost my temper — after losing yet another job because of the stalking, I told the Police Chief, (not the current one) “that if you can’t find this woman as loud as she’s screaming, then you need a flashlight and a compass to find your ass.”  At that point, he jumped to his feet and put his hands on his gun and so did the other officers in the room.  I, feared for my life at that point, so I left.

But the stalking, and the insults, and the detriment to my family were so great, that I tried several more times (whenever I heard that there was a new Police Chief).  But after reading about theyoung man who was assaulted while in Police custody and listening to mothers of murdered sons testify about how they were treated, when they sought help, I NEVER WENT BACK.

But listening to Ryhmefest’s testimony, now I know that it wasn’t personal, but just how the Police operate  — Chicago and Maywood.

But I still won’t go back.  I have and I will learn to live with the stalking.  Much the same as Chicagoans are learning to live with the gun violence.  Where can we go?

P.S.  And NO, I won’t be in Church on Sunday, because of the stalking.  I’m taking heed of Hebrews 12:15 Amplified Bible Classic Edition

Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look [after one another], to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God’s grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it—

Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
Jared Anderson
OneThreeThirteen
Dancing With The Fat Woman
Thou Shalt Eat Dust
https://24thehuntforrednovember.wordpress.com
STALKED! By Voices

 

A Question About Old Nick

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A question or should I say questions regarding Old Nick from the movie, Room.

What if after she got out of the shed, people, who she thought she could trust, started telling her that her experience in the shed had all been in her mind and that Old Nick was really a friend? Continue reading

An Alternative To The Police

This is a re-blog of a post for https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

This morning, I was sitting at my kitchen table having my first cup of coffee for the day and listening to one of The Stalkers repeatedly calling my name.  For just a second, it flashed in my mind, “I wish there was someone I could call.”  Someone, anyone who would go and tell her to ‘shut the fuck up!”

I knew, with absolute certainty, that I couldn’t call the local Maywood Police because they were the ones ‘protecting’ The Stalkers from me.  So, who do I call?   And then it occurred to me that perhaps a lot of Maywood citizens might feel the same way I do.  Who do they call when something goes wrong and they know they can’t call the Police?

And then, I thought PT MAN (Proviso Township Ministerial Alliance Network).  Perhaps all those ministers and leaders could get together and come up with someplace the people could go to get help when going to the Police is out of the question.  It is exactly what we need, a go between.

Now, let me share with you exactly why I will never set foot in the Maywood Police Station again (and I have kept this promise to myself even with being stalked 24/7/365, being shot at, being robbed, and my car tampered with repeatedly).  This experience was that soul  devastating.

The following was first published on August 20, 2012

“Now Miss Ankum. It is Miss? Is that Right?”

“Yes.”

It’s your complaint that ….. someone is following you?

“Yes.”

“Miss Ankum have you recently broken up with a boyfriend?”

“No.”.

“Are you dating someone’s husband?”

“No.”

“Umh, Miss Ankum are you engaged in an illegal activity that would cause someone to be upset with you? And by that I mean drugs or prostitution!”

“No.”

“Ok. Well, then Miss Ankum, are you a singer?

“No.”

“Are you an actress?

“No.”

“Are you a dancer, particularly, of the exotic kind?

“No.”

Then Miss Ankum, help me understand why anyone would want to follow a nobody like you around.”

I crawled out on my battered ego, walked slowly over to the park behind the Police Station and sat totally defeated on a bench beneath a tree.

I’m wearing a green plaid madras skirt that’s new because I’ve regained most of the weight that I’d lost. I look down at my hands which are folded in my lap and I start to cry.  Help is not coming.

This happen in 2001 after I was fired from Albertson’s (Jewel and Osco).  But I did try again in 2005 and I received the exact same treatment.

https://mystalkingblog.wordpress.com

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
Jared Anderson
OneThreeThirteen – Master Of The Day Of Judgment
Dancing With The Fat Woman

$55 Million Dollar Judgment

 

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$55 million dollars.  That was the judgment today in the Erin Andrews case.  And I applause that because hopefully it will get companies and businesses to think twice about sexual harassment.

At the same time, I am enormously jealous.  she won $55 million dollars and here I am, I can’t even get an indictment against the family stalking me.  The Maywood Police and State’s Attorney Anita Alverez are still dragging their heels.  I have to put up with them following me to Church, funerals, physical therapy (an here I am shelling out $1,000.00 to recover from injuries caused by them.

But most of all, I have to cope with the knowledge that the only difference between me an Erin Andrews is that she is a young, pretty White woman and I’m an old black woman. Isn’t that the reason Justice wears a blindfold?

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A Tiny Kitten With A Big Mouth

By Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
Jared Anderson
OneThreeThirteen – Master Of The Day Of Judgment
Dancing With The Fat Woman
STALKED! By Voices

 

 

 

$75 Million Dollar Stalker

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As a victim of stalking, I’m paying particular attention to the Erin Andrews trial.  It is my sincere prayer that Ms. Andrews wins her case because it will, hopefully, force companies and the Police to take seriously the anti-harassment and anti-stalking laws.

Not a single company that I’ve worked for in the past thirty years have taken these laws seriously.  I’m sure the hotel knew exactly what Mr. Michael David Barrett ( from Westmont, Illinois which about twenty minutes from where I live and I’m sure I know exactly where he got the idea that it was OK to stalk and videotape Ms. Andrews) was up to but figured it was natural for a man to lust after such a beautiful woman as Ms. Andrews.

The following excerpt is taken from Wikipedia

Andrews has sued Barrett, Marriott International, Radisson Hotels, and five other entities for negligence and invasion of privacy in connection with the secret videotaping.[24] In her lawsuit against Marriott, Andrews alleged that hotel employees gave Barrett the dates she would be at a hotel and a room next to hers.[29] In 2011, Andrews worked with U.S. Senator Amy Klobucharto enact a new federal anti-stalking law.[30] Andrews was still trying to get the video removed from the Internet in July 2011.[31]

But now comes a new revelation, one that I’m all too familiar with.  Ms. Andrews is claiming that ESPN forced her to give an interview about her stalker before they’d allow her back to work.

The following excerpt is taken from an article by Kevin Draper

http://deadspin.com/erin-andrews-espn-forced-me-to-go-on-tv-and-talk-about-1762058985

Fox broadcaster Erin Andrews took the stand today in the trial over her civil suit against the Nashville hotel where she was videotaped undressing through her hotel room peephole. In one of the most frightening bits of testimony in a case full of them, Andrews explained how ESPN—her employer at the time—forced her to discuss the issue on national television, against her will, before she was allowed to return to her broadcasting duties.

Like Ms. Andrews, I feel that I’m being forced to give a statement that I did something to provoke my stalkers before the Maywood Police or the Illinois State’s Attorney, Ms. Alverez, will do anything about the stalkers. I’m being force, by their inaction, to say that this was all my fault.

Unfortunately, for the Maywood Police and Ms. Alverez, I’m no longer a young woman with a full life (career, marriage, and family) ahead of me. All of those choices have been taken away because of the stalking.

But here’s the thing, that I know and that I tried to tell the Police, there is always blow back.  And blow back in Maywood has taken the form of young men who could have been working at legitimate jobs are killing each other over a corner to sell drugs.  All because legitimate companies won’t bring their businesses to Maywood.

In Erin Andrews’ case, blow back is a $75 million dollar lawsuit against the Nashville Marriott Hotel.  And I wouldn’t be surprised to hear, in the future, that ESPN will face a considerable fine, also.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/erin-andrews-stalker-details-court-secretly-videotaped/story?id=37290228

mystalkingblog

By
Eliza D. Ankum
Author of
Flight 404
Ruby Sanders
Jared Anderson
OneThreeThirteen – Master Of The Day Of Judgment
Dancing With The Fat Woman
STALKED! By Voices