Where Are We Now In Regards to Justice for Ayla?I have read through all the comments and emails I have received this week and instead of addressing the individual comments, I figured it would be easier to address them all here.For starters, I did not delete any posts or comments, Dana also did not delete any so likely Jeff deleted the continued post and in doing so deleted all comments attached to it. In fairness, I don't believe Jeff did it to delete any comments but to remove Dana's name associated with the post and to repost under his own. I can't retrieve the comments unless the blog post was set back to draft so if your comment was deleted, please repost. I also do not know why some comments are showing up in triplicate. I am assuming that is an issue with blogger.com and google is likely working to fix it.As many of you know, we lost Dana yesterday and a few regular commenters. I am sorry to see them go and want them to know they are always welcomed back here. I have done everything in my power to make this blog neutral and not cater to one side of the family or the other. Having Jeff here was equalled out by having Katie's input for the paternal side of the family. Yes, ideally it would be better to have more insight into the DiPietro's but no one can force them to participate on the blogs. With each side being represented as best as I could, I have always allowed comments and discussions about both sides of the family and allowed questions to be asked of both sides. I cannot force either side to answer.One comment that I read today that really struck a chord with me was the comment about people need to stop choosing sides (for the life of me, I cannot locate it again so not sure if it got accidentally deleted last night) because this really isn't about Trista or Justin, it is about Ayla. To add to that, people need to stop accusing those who haven't picked a side of being Justin supporters. This isn't a game. This is about a child who is most likely dead who no longer has a voice and who needs justice. If everyone was being completely honest with themselves and each other, they would admit that very few on BOTH sides of the family did Ayla any favors. Period. From here on out, any comment calling someone either a Justin supporter or Trista supporter or even hinting at this being about one side or the other will be deleted. I don't care who posted the comment or what the rest of the comment said. This isn't Team Justin but it also isn't Team Trista.As far as the evidence that was released this week and what transpired yesterday, I initially was against the evidence release for many reasons but the most prevalent reasons were because I did not want to try to force LE into action if there was not enough evidence to convict in court and an Anonymous commenter made a great point with this comment:Expanding on this, the prosecution will need to present a case answering the basic questions of who, what, when, where, why, and how. What are the answers?
Who...Justin? Courtney? Elisha? Two of them? All three of them?
What...Murder? Accidental death? Where is the body?
When...Sometime on the night of the 16th, morning of the 17th?
Where...In the basement? In Justin's vehicle?
Why...Neglect? Life insurance? Anger?
How...Blunt force trauma? Projectile vomiting due to internal injuries? From what? Weapons? Ingestion of something?
It's really no wonder to me that they haven't pressed charges. I can't see where any of these questions can be answered with any degree of certainty. Try building a theory of the crime based on what they have. We've been doing it on these blogs for almost two years and have yet to reach a consensus.Why would anyone who TRULY wants justice for Ayla and not just revenge risk a premature arrest which would give the perpetrator a chance at getting off on the charges? Why not wait for an airtight case or at least until prosecutors feel confident they can win the case? Jeff said Trista no longer wanted to sit on her hands and wait so this was her way of forcing LE into action. Ultimately I conceded that Ayla is Trista's daughter and if this is something she feels she needs to do to get the wheels of justice moving so be it but LE has stated this will not force them into action and they stated this prior to the release so by going through with the release and the press conference they knew that it was not going to force LE into action.What the press conference and release probably accomplished for Trista and those in her family was a sense of relief to be able to share what they have learned about Ayla's fate. To get it off her chest and to release some of the anger built up these past two years against Justin and the DiPietros. That I can understand wanting to do and I can understand wanting to confront the person who was responsible for Ayla when she disappeared and I am sure it made Trista feel better at least for a little while. The problem I have with how things were handled isn't that I can't understand why it was done because I can and who knows what any one of us would do if in Trista's shoes but just because we can understand something or someone's actions doesn't make them right. Having the cameras rolling and turning a courthouse into a circus makes a mockery of the justice system. Chasing someone through the streets berating them and cursing at them can encourage others to try to take matters into their own hands and people can get hurt. Innocent people. There are children still involved here and regardless of whether or not their parents were involved with what happened to Ayla, they are innocent.I am sure Trista wants answers, we all have waited with bated breath for two years for answers but it is unrealistic to think Justin or anyone else in that house that is going to admit what happened now after two years of silence. Even if Justin were to admit to someone what happened, what good is it going to do if the police aren't there to witness it? As awful as it is to have to wait for LE to resolve this case, it is the way things are done. Unfortunately in this country even murderers, child predators, rapists etc have rights.At this juncture, I really don't know what else more can be done. No matter how many petitions are drafted, how many more blog posts are written or surveys done, no matter how many more candles lit for Ayla online or lights left on in our homes, the pursuit of justice is out of our hands. It is in the hands of law enforcement and either they will bring charges or they won't. All the public can do is keep Ayla's story alive, make sure she is remembered and that she has not yet had justice.The purpose of the blogs is to provide a forum for others to come to where they can discuss Ayla and their frustrations and their feelings about the case. This case will not be solved on a blog. Everyone regardless of what they believe happened to Ayla is welcomed to this blog but no longer will I tolerate personal attacks. The people who post them should be ashamed of themselves. This is a blog, not a court of law. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and if their opinion upsets you so much don't read their comments or go to a different blog that appreciates your opinion. I am not a babysitter and I am not a kindergarten teacher that has to watch over and reprimand children for not following the rules.That is my rant for today. I am at my breaking point. Take it for what it is worth.