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Someone who cares
08-24-2009 9:19:30 PM EST
I don't know you guys personally but I'm a life long Charlestown resident. I just want you to know that my heart goes out to you. I'm glad you have had great experiences with mediums and know that your son is at peace - thank you for sharing your story here. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. My whole life I was raised to believe that when you need help - you go to the police and that the justice system is there for victims. It wasn't until I was a victim of a violent crime here in Boston that I saw first hand that doesn't always happen. I know there are very good people in law enforcement and the court systems but there are also people like you have encountered who are a disgrace. The way I was treated by the detectives in my case was worse than the attack itself. And while nothing can bring your son back - the treatment you have received is unacceptable. Keep up the good fight. And stay strong. You write so beautifully. Your story could help so many other families who have lost a loved one to violence and or have had to deal with incompetent and dishonest investigators and judicial employees. In time may memories comfort you. And no matter what the outcome in the court - we ALL answer for our actions to a higher power. And God doesn't need the approval from a Governor or AG from Vermont. HE was with Vinnie when he went home to Heaven and they'll both see your family through this fight. with love someone who cares

Vin Sr.
08-12-2009 12:20:09 AM EST
Thank you Paul. Your kind words are a comfort to me and my family. I believe you're right. Why else would the entire legal system allow this miscarriage of justice? It started with Sand and ballooned out of control. What worries me is how many other times have they manipulated the system for their own ends? How many more guilty have gotten off? How many innocent behind bars? This can't be the first time they have done this. But it has to be their last!

Paul
08-08-2009 2:24:37 PM EST
It's obvious that Sand did not expect you to question his authority. It now seems that no one in Vermont ever expected it. There is no way that Sand or anyone including the State Police will admit what they have done wrong. Though they definitely should, no matter the consequences. Because it is going to be worse for them when it finally comes to a head, which it seems you are intent on doing. Once this comes out and it is shown what Sand has done you are going to see a huge backlash. Every case that Sand covered wili now be brought back by any defense attorney worth his salt. Any case that Jenkins testified on will also be brought back out. Which will result in millions of dollars in lawsuits and retrying cases. Not to mention what it will do to the reputation of Vermont. Are they really that stupid that they would let this go and not do anything to fix this? Why are these killers so important that they would stake their jobs and reputations on the line? My opinion is Sand was thinking about his political future and couldn't send those good ol' boys to jail without jeopardizing his career. He counted on the secrecy of the grand jury to hide his evil deed. Then when you challenged him it ballooned out of control with everyone else jumping on the bandwagon to cover it up for the sake of Vermont. I know this must be such a heartbreaking ordeal to have to continuously go through this. I can't imagine the pain and anguish you and your family are going through. You have a courage that can only be forthcoming from an ordeal such as this. Please do not give up the fight. I just know your son is looking down and seeing all that you are enduring for his sake, and know that he is very proud of you. You are in our prayers each day. And rest assured you will be victorious! .

Mary
08-05-2009 10:33:40 AM EST
What you and your family are going through because of the actions of a dishonest DA are deplorable. The duty of our elected public officials are to serve and protect the victims and the innocent. No one has the right to play God and ruin people's lives to suit their own needs. I am from Vermont and I believe that what you say is true about the justice system here. I know of others who have been wronged by the system but are too afraid to do anything about it. Myself included. This is becoming a police state with no regard for the people. Crime and drugs are out of control. While our so called protectors turn a blinds eye. There are many here that applaud you for having the courage to fight for your son and stand up for what you believe in. We pray that you will find the justice and peace you are looking for.

Vin Sr.
07-21-2009 10:23:53 PM EST
I don't know why he did this. I wish I did. Was it political? It very well could be. Did he just not have the guts to try the case, or are the killers informants? That question will be answered one day. Right now my concern is not why but that he did. One thing is certain, he made a mockery of my son's death. One day, through God's blessing, the truth will be told. And justice will be served.

ronnie
07-13-2009 9:30:22 AM EST
I do believe it is political. I also believe it is Sands ego that stops him from stepping down.

shelley   jckmsmom@yahoo.com
07-11-2009 6:19:23 PM EST
DO YOU THINK THAT ANY OF THE AG MOTIVATIONS ARE POLITICAL CONNECTIONS SEEING HOW DA SANDS FATHER IS A FEDERAL JUDGE IN NEW YORK????????????????????????

kathy   chatti149@aol.com
06-16-2009 12:51:23 AM EST
you know vin, i have never been more proud to call you my brother as i am now..these are not the details i was told. i had no idea it was this bad. i know "lil" vinnie is looking down on you and saying "way to go dad"..i am devasted at what the system is doing to you and ronnie. i can't even begin to imagine the loss of one of my kids in such a manner and then have the vermont system just toss it aside as if "lil" vinnie didn't matter..well he did matter. to so many of us. i will fight with you if that is what you want. i will do anything i can for you and ronnie...i love you guys..your sis, kathy

Karly   ebaby1_1203@yahoo.com
06-03-2009 2:29:00 AM EST
I have sent the petition out to several people but it looks like it has been removed. Do you have all the signatures you need?

Randy   rstaples1259@yahoo.com
05-20-2009 11:11:08 PM EST
You know, Vin, there are times when I visit Li'l Vinnie and tell him all the crap that's going on in my life. Then I'll come home and put his petition up, followed by this bio and it makes all my crap seem so superficial. Our hearts went out to you and yours on that first moment we found out what happened. Well, here we are nine months after that horrible moment and our hearts still go out to you. I think if you are to find any solace in this, it's knowing Li'l Vinnie's looking down on you guys, prouder than any son can be for your undying devotion to finding justice for this unGodly act. I do want to say when I think about everything you're doing to find justice, there are moments when that picture and poem "Footprints" comes to mind -- only the footprints are yours, and it's Li'l Vinnie you're carrying. Keep the faith, Vin, Ronnie, Chris, Jason, and Vanessa. There is an answer, and I know you'll find it.

Paul
05-16-2009 10:13:00 PM CST
This is horrible! How can this be over looked? I have never heard of such a miscarriage of justice. But this guy is deliberately helping the killers! And the State Police also. These guys all deserve to lose their jobs! They should not be allowed on the job anymore. This can't be the only time they have done this. A complete investigation must be done into the actions of the judiciary of Vermont! Thank you Shelley for letting us know the dates. I, for one will make every effort to be there and support Vinnie's family. I can't imagine the horrible nightmare they are living each day due to the actions of these so called defenders of justice. We will pray for the Tamburello family that they may get justice.

shelley
05-14-2009 3:12:35 PM CST
next hearing for timothy arbuckle june 9 th 1 pm rm 1 theresa di mauro court final status hearing june 11th jury drawing kyle d bolaski june 16 2pm theresa di mauro judge status hearing

Karly   ebaby1_1203@yahoo.com
05-14-2009 11:02:52 AM CST
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. This is just goes to show the flaws in the system and the corrupt people who are working in the judicial system. Nobody should ever have to go through what your family has. Nobody deserves to die that way and then have someone sweep their murder under the rug. You will win this fight you are fighting for your son. I have Faith in this. God sheds light on the darkness and in the light you cant hide the truth. God Bless you and your family. I pray that you and your family will find peace and that your days will come easier. If one door opens to another door closed keep walking till you find the window. I pray that God will guide you along your path. God Bless.

Debbie   desertsongbird32@aol.com
05-10-2009 4:59:46 PM CST
What has been done to you is a terrible injustice and shows the way victim's have been treated. I am so, so sorry for the loss of your beautiful son and then on top of that they way you have been treated, ignored, and indignified. We are trying to make changes and your case only serves to underline why we must keep fighting to do just that, not just for California where we have started, but everywhere in the United States. You are a hero for speaking out. This is TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE the way they treated you! You are in our prayers and your son is as well. Blessings and love to you and your family and I am so sorry you have joined our club which we wish would stop growing as the only way to join is the murder of a loved one. But we are now here for you with hearts and arms wide open none the less. Debbie Vicari - JHV and POMC member

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