Thursday, August 29, 2013

A Plea

Justin I don't know you and can't even comment on what kind of a father you are. I will not accuse you of anything because all I know is what I read. It is getting near impossible to determine facts from fiction. I am only talking to you as a father to a father. I would ask if you would just leave one comment on this post. That is to say something for your daughter, just one comment and I will ask no more.
                                       Here she is what would you like her to know?

The rest is up to you, speak or be silent, but know this she will know which choice you made.
Now is the time if you ever want people and your daughter to have any faith in you.

23 comments:

  1. I don't expect this to be up long, but I felt I had to say it and give Justin a chance.

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    1. Dana...it isn't reasonable to expect Justin to respond on a blog.

      How would we know it was really Justin posting?

      But I appreciate your effort and the feelings behind that effort.

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    2. Well we wouldn't know I just wanted to give him a chance to tell her he loves her. Then he could just sign off.

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    3. Dana, mckeekitty is right. It would not be believed by a lot people. I honestly don't blame him for not speaking, it only seems to make some think even worse of him. What good does that do for Ayla?

      This case is/has become a circus. People ask, why doesn't Justin speak out for his daughter... and when he does he is ridiculed. Nothing Justin says in public will help find Ayla any faster!

      signed:getrealpeople

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    4. I agree I just wanted to offer him the chance to say something to Ayla. No one has offered that I felt I should. It doesn't matter if he does or doesn't no one but Justin or Ayla will know.

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    5. That's a wonderful sentiment Dana.
      Thank you for expressing it.


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    6. Great, heartfelt post, Dana.

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  2. I believe you have the best of intentions Dana.

    I'm not expecting a reply. Although, like you I sure would love to see one.
    We all would.

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  3. "What would you like her to know"
    Beautiful and to the heart.
    A voice, trembling or loud is heard by God.
    Trust me. I know.

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  4. What of the flowers?
    And what of the sidewalks?
    Who can step and not remember
    the scent of lilacs and daffodils?
    Where is the AYLA?

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  5. I can appreciate the sentiment, Dana but it's not like Ayla can or will read his words even if he did respond. What business is it of ours what words Justin has in his heart for Ayla?

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    1. None but like I said I wanted to give him the opportunity. I have no idea whether Ayla will ever read his words or not.

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  6. You know, Dana...Justin won't respond but he might just read here.

    Your "plea" was very sweet. You didn't call Justin vile names. You didn't accuse him of horrible deeds.

    If Justin does read your comment, I'm sure he'll appreciate your kind and fair words.

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  7. A father has physical custody of his helpless baby daughter, makes what police have determined to be a false missing persons report on her, found her blood in his house (and she has lived there only 59 days, been there a couple times previously), goes public with assertions he is not telling police what he knows about what happened to his daughter and you think he deserves sympathy in the form of fair and kind words? Talk about misguided.

    Look I can understand not calling him vile names because that's basic human decency. But he owes the police and public an explanation of what happened to Ayla in his house.

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    1. I agree...Justin DOES owe LE cooperation. It is my understanding that communication has improved between LE and Justin.

      Justin does NOT owe an explanation to the media, and by extension, the public.

      I made no mention of "sympathy" in my post. I made mention of kindness and fairness. Perhaps decency and fairness would have been more appropriate.

      I maintain that if "unequivocal evidence" processed MORE THAN A YEAR AGO points to Justin having harmed Ayla, action should have been taken.

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    2. PS: Police determined Justin filed a false missing report?

      I missed that. Link?

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    3. "Talk about misguided"

      Maybe it has more to do with ones heart condition, rather than being misguided.

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  8. i disagree about him owing the public an explanation. The police are public employees and represent the public. More public monies were spent on this imvestigation than on amy other missing person case in Maine history. Because of Justin's disingenuous report of Ayla's mystery disappearamce im the middle of the night, The public expended concern and effort and worry over a baby who was never kidnapped. He owes the public an apology and an explanation.

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  9. "Dana, mckeekitty is right. It would not be believed by a lot people. I honestly don't blame him for not speaking, it only seems to make some think even worse of him. What good does that do for Ayla?"


    Same old, same old. Justin doesn't speak out or look for Ayla because people are mean! What can it possibly matter to a father of an abducted child what people think of him? Unless, of course, Ayla's absence doesn't worry him.

    Other parents like the Van Dams in California were scorned for their lifestyle and accused of providing their missing child as bait for their "swinging" partners. That kind of disapproval never stopped them from speaking out and being pro-active to find their daughter. They're still pro-active in other children's cases.

    Ed Smart was accused in online blogs of selling Elizabeth to a fundamentalist Morman sect. That didn't stop the man from engaging the press at every opportunite and even calling press conferences to help keep his daughter in the press.

    Jessica Lunsford's dad was number one suspect in her death, yet he never stopped being "out there" for his daughter. Now he is a spokesman for changing laws in the way perverts and murderes are prosecuted and sentenced.

    Justin is young, seemingly inarticulate, and his reputation is important to him. More inportant than his daughter? Nothing excuses his few weak statements and his lack of any statemnents for over a year. Unless, of course he knows where Ayla is and is comfortable in that knowledge.

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    1. anon 6:05 & anon6:25
      I am not going to argue the point with you I wish he had spoke out more, or sang a rap song but he didn't. He has made his choices and he has to live with them. All I want is Justice for Ayla no matter who is at fault. Either side of the family, or which ever family member, or friend of said families. I don't care Justice is what is important, not proving you wrong, or you proving me wrong. I don't care about that and I don't know how many times I will have to say it

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  10. Anon 6:25 comfortable or resigned because there's no changing it, i.e., he knows she's deceased.

    And why stay quiet? Because he can't say anything that's not going to get himself into a lot of trouble, IMO.

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  11. Justin knows who has his baby. He has made comments about how Ayla is adjusting to her new surroundings and thinks it's all a game. Beyond that, he too sanguine about his missing daughter in the hands of a kidnapper. Does he know what happens to kids who've been truly abducted?

    Either he doesn't care that Ayla is gone, or he knows she's okay where she is and he's fine with her staying put.

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