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Replied By: wendyrev on Jun 23, 2016, 6:04AM
Son was killed by a drunk driver on his 21st birthday as he walked home from celebrating. the man who killed him only received ten months in jail restitution and probation but was deported without serving the probation or restitution. I've finally been able to get him a small headstone but owe over 7000 in funeral home costs to picha funeral home in portage wi. Michael Allen Weatherford died almost 4 years ago and I am on disability due to Ptsd my Aunts making payments of 50 a month . I was denied by victim witness compensation because Mikey was under the influence as he walked home from celebrating. How can that be possible. Mikey the street highway A in lake Delton wi doesn't have any sidewalks he was killed feet from his house . No one is listening I don't know where to turn. I'm trying to create Mikey's Law 10 years in and 10 years supervision if you kill someone while driving drunk or texting minimum. I've been emailing Governor Scott Walker and nothing more than a automatic response I also did Mr Trump . I need help please contact me
Wendy Revalee
Replied By: colvilletough on Jun 14, 2016, 6:17PM
I feel bad for Orlando the family and people there. I also being native american get offended by Orlando being the biggest massacre! Look at the massacre of wounded knee estimated 150 dead. Two thirds of them was women and children. In the trail of tears estimated 4,000 died. Orlando WAS NOT and will never be as bad as the native massacres that have happened. Prayers for society....
Replied By: jl_nckrsn on May 31, 2016, 1:13PM
I have absolutely no compassion for this woman. She was neglectful. She would be held accountable if her son were to vandalized or hurt someone else at the zoo because he was out of her control how is this any different? She was not paying attention to her son and if she had this wouldn't have happened. I've taken my child to the zoo (as well as other establishments) and she is never out of my sight because children wander. There is no excuse as to why this child had enough time to figure out some way to enter an enclosure that is specifically designed to keep people out. So my question is what was his mother doing that she lost track of her son for that long. This woman's negligence is what killed that animal absolutely nothing else.  As for the writer of this paper to compare a situation I  which you are in your own property and an animal attacks a child is completely IGNORANT!!!! The two can not be compared. When you are at a zoo it is designed to be a controlled environment because these animals can be DANGEROUS. That's why there are precautions taken to ensure safety, however they can not control stupid irresponsible parents. It is not the establishments job to watch your children. When you are at home on your private property and something attacks your child, family member, etc..... then you must do what you have to, but your home is not designed to prevent attacks from animals the zoo is. So stop trying to defend this woman and let her take responsibility for her neglectful behavior and stop defending her.
Replied By: island4girl on May 23, 2016, 10:59AM
I am watching a rerun on OWN, first boadcast 10/23/09 about racial stereotypes.

The subject of Asians/Chinese eating dogs came up, and Phil acted like the woman was insane, the Asian woman on the show poo-pooed it.  But I regret to tell you it is true.  There is a massive dog meat industry in China.  I am an animal advocate and I and millions of others have been fighting this for years and years.

Here are a few links to prove my point, be careful with the images, they are VERY disturbing.

I could list hundreds of more links.  Whomever that Asian woman is and Dr. Phils' cavalier attitude and acting like everyone is nuts made me very angry;  especially the Asian woman, she KNOWS it's true, Dr. Phil can be excused because possibly he doesn't know, but his feigned shock and attitude that anyone who knows this or believes this is true was very disappointing.

Replied By: specere_up on May 20, 2016, 2:50PM
I have heard mention from Dr. Phil regarding this on occasion, and I'm not sure I'm commenting in the correct place; 1st post.  I mean to be in current events so here goes.

Deciding who will be our leaders should always be a thoughtful decision.  In such a critical time for our country, it is a heavy responsibility.  Does anyone else feel the burden of electing America's next president? 

Which candidate will best preparing America for our grandchildren?

Which candidate will focus attention to the legacy of our country? 

Who will, for our 320 million people, see farthest into the future and direct us to a proud, rightous place?  I don't refer, in that, to religion, necessarily, but a good, right place in the world.

Speaking of the world, who will clarify our role?  We seem to try to be all things to all people.  Is that possible to do successfully?

I tell you I'm stressed.  I need some political forensic analysis, Dr. Phil!
Replied By: boo1972 on May 20, 2016, 11:57AM
Thoughts on men who are being abused and can't defend themselves
Replied By: okiecop9717 on May 17, 2016, 12:09PM
On a recent episode you had the mother of Michael Brown on your show.  When you asked her what would justice for her be she replied a murderer convicted of murder.  I admit, as should most people, I don't know all of the facts of the case but our justice system was put to the test under great international scrutiny and Darren Wilson was found to be justified in his actions.  I understand your staff reached out to Mr. Wilson and he declined comment, I would have too.  In our careers in law enforcement we start with a noble cause, to help not hurt.  I have a combined 33 years between military and civilian law enforcement.  I recall several times force was justified and I used force.  I had just over 26 years on the job before I fired my weapon in the line of duty and it was traumatic for me.  Not wether I was justified or not, just the fact I was put in the situation where I had to fire to stop the action.  Your expert in the audience spoke about shooting once and the person bleeding and injured no longer being a threat.  In the incidents I have been indirectly involved in I can only think of one where one shot "stopped the action."  I put that in quotations because that is the way I have always been trained.  When you fire, you fire until the action stops.  We don't shoot to wound and for sure don't shoot to kill but to stop the action.  If Mr. Brown had stopped his actions when he was struck the first time Mr. Wilson wouldn't have fired again, in my opinion. I know of your record as a court advocate and have first hand knowledge our justice system has flaws but it's what we have.  I believe there should have been some balance to Mr. Brown's mother's comments if not from Mr. Wilson at least from a tactical expert in the law enforcement community. 

For the other incident from Carolina, according to the portion of the video I saw with no other facts, as a detective I would investigate that further.

I also feel the timing was inconsiderate to law enforcement.  The fact this show aired the week before Law Enforcement Appreciation Week seems almost rude.  

Thank you for this forum to share my opinions.  I know some will agree and some will disagree.  I respect all comments and opinions.
Replied By: ilovethesand on Apr 22, 2016, 12:00PM
Thank you for all the shows on catfishing. I've watched all those shows & remembered the red flags. I joined an oline dating site & started talking to a guy. I saw some of those red flags & used the Google search feature where you can do a search with a picture. I used a picture he gave me to search & found out it was a scam. So, thank you!
Replied By: bea444 on Apr 15, 2016, 6:03PM
Hi Dr. Phil.  What ever happened with Alexandria?  You never mention her anymore.
Replied By: rodentraiser on Apr 13, 2016, 2:56AM - In reply to joanvanh
It's even worse when the adult bullies are bosses and managers you have to work for. Having to go to work with a bully boss is like being a kid all over again. You can't hit back and you can't walk away because you know you need your job. So you bury the stress. Is it any wonder people die of heart attacks and strokes? Sometimes I wonder if cancer is just another way of the body reacting to stress.
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