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Johnstown Tribune Democrat (Newspaper) - November 30, 2007, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
By Don Babwin the associated press Bolingbrook 111. Eighteen times in two years Bolingbrook police were called to fellow officer Drew Peterson a Home because of trouble Between husband and wife. But Peterson a wife could never get authorities to arrest him. In fact she was the Only one Ever charged. Now residents of this Chicago suburb Are wondering whether police were protecting one of their own and w Hether they Bear some responsibility for what happened next. Peterson a wife at the time of the Domestic disturbance Calls Kathleen Savio was found dead in 2004 under mysterious circumstances. And now his current wife Stacy is missing and feared slain. The Way police dealt with Peterson a makes it kind of hard to Trust cops a said Pablo Delira a 59-year-old construction worker. He said he has no doubt he would have been led away in Handcuffs if police had been called to his House 18 times. Kim Camplin who works in the clothing business said the two women might be alive today if Bolingbrook police had taken the Domestic disturbance Calls More seriously. A it does no to matter if its a fireman a policeman or a clergy Man All it should take is one Call and it should be taken seriously a she said. A what Faith can we have in the system a Peterson 53, was a police sergeant and 29-year Veteran of the Force resigning earlier this month after he came under suspicion in his current wife a disappearance in october. In a roughly two year period beginning in 2002, police responded to 18 Domestic disturbance Calls at Peterson a House. Savio accused Peterson of beating her and threatening to kill her but no charges were Ever brought against him. Instead Peterson twice persuaded prosecutors to charge Savio w Ith Domestic Battery. She was acquitted both times. Police it. Ken Teppel acknowledged the Case has damaged the departments reputation. A there is a distrust. That this is going to be covered up a he said. Quot its so hard to get Over Savio was found dead in her Bathtub in 2004, and a coroners jury ruled it an accidental drowning. But since Stacy Peterson a disappearance investigators have re examined Savior a death and exhumed her body and said they now believe it was a homicide made to look like an Accident. Peterson has denied any wrongdoing in either Case. White double Hung Vinyl replacement i Quality windows installed m compare al s600 guaranteed Low Price Quot showroom hours . 9 to 5 sat. 10-2 f i f a find aug Yuom Quot simply the Best for less bbb Call for free estimate al in member Irving cent Pennsylvania a serving Central 814-693-0133 or 1-866-693-0133 .windowworldific.c0m 5l the mortgage 03 no Points 1s yeat fixed apr a slovenian savings amp loan is proud to offer our latest great rate the 15 year fixed mortgage loan with a 6.00% contract interest rate. 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According to Media reports that cited Anonymous sources the Stepbrother of former police officer Drew Peterson helped move a Large Container out of his Home the Day his wife Stacy vanished an allegation that sparked a furious denial from Peterson s attorney. The Fri has joined Illinois state police and local authorities in the search for 28-year-old Stacy Peterson who was reported missing on oct. 29. Her husband has been named a suspect in her Case Sparks mistrust in police Force by Brock Vergakis and Lara Jakes Jordan the associated press Park City Utah a Federal list of mentally ill people barred from buying guns has doubled in size since the Virginia tech shootings and . Attorney general Michael Mukasey encouraged More states thursday to add information to the database. In his first policy speech since taking Over As attorney general Early this month Mukasey said states have now reported 393,957 mentally ill people to the Federal database used to screen the backgrounds of potential gun buyers. As of last july three months after the Virginia tech shootings states had submitted Only 174,863 names to the database. A instant background checks Are essential to keeping guns out of the wrong hands while still protecting the privacy of our citizens Mukasey said. A but As we Learned in the tragedy at Virginia tech the checks must be accurate and Complete to be effective a Mukasey told the National association of attorneys general. A a we re making Progress and i Hope that even More states will submit this information so that the National instant background Check system can be maximally people Are included in the Federal database Only after courts or other authorities have found them to have mental health problems Justice department officials said. Federal agencies including the defense and veterans affairs departments also submit names. Currently 32 states submit names to the mental health database and the Federal not making the list the 18 states that do not currently submit the names to the mental health Index of the Federal database Are a Alaska a Delaware a Hawaii a Idaho a Indiana a Maine a Massachusetts a Minnesota a Mississippi source . A Nebraska a Nevada a new Mexico a North Dakota a Oregon a Pennsylvania a Rhode Island a South Dakota a West Virginia Justice department government cannot Force the other 18 to follow suit. Virginia tech student Seung Hui Cho killed 32 people and himself in the deadliest Campus shooting in . History. He bought two guns a Gloek 9mm at a Virginia store and a .22-caliber pistol Over the internet despite a special justices 2005 order to get outpatient treatment for being a danger to himself. There has been 110 indication that Cho Ever received the treatment. Had his court order been submitted to the Federal database Cho Likely would have been unable to buy the guns. Private mental health records including Donna s Weed barn refreshments amp door prizes fresh bundled Cedar Hemlock Juniper Box Wood. Etc. Fresh wreaths fresh Center pieces for gift giving All Silks 50% off receive 40% off one Reg. Price item excluding arrangements ult this and. It. 985 Somerset Pike diagnosis documents from hospitals cry insurance companies Are not accessed or submitted to the database. Overall More than 5 million people Are identified in the background Check system that is maintained by the Fri and also tracks the names of illegal immigrants Domestic violence offenders and others who Are barred from buying guns. Despite chops gun purchases Virginia traditionally has submitted far More names of mentally ill people to the Federal data base than other states Justice data show. Shortly after the Virginia tech shootings officials said the state had Given 81,233 names to the Fri. Michigan had the second largest submission of names then with 73,382, the Justice data show. By comparison California had submitted Only 27 names of mentally ill people to the database As of april 30. Since then the state has Given More than 200,000 names to the list Justice officials said. Era spokesman Andrews Arulanandan said the gun rights group has no problem with the database. It has always been our position that whoever has been adjudicated As mentally defective or deemed to be a danger to themselves others or suicidal that their name be included in the National incident Check syn Stem a he said. Ron Honberg Legal director for the National Alliance on mental illness was not surprised that More states Are reporting since the Virginia tech shooting. A a we re uneasy about it a he said. 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