A message from #TeamMorgan

I received the comment below from a supporter that read about Morgan’s case right here on this blog, many years ago.  She has been following our quest for justice this whole time and she is one of the many who I call “TEAM MORGAN!”  The love and prayers we have received over the years have kept our family pushing forward, and I thank every single one of you – all those who have stuck with us throughout these 6+ hard years.

I also would like to thank those, as she said, “Good people who are working hard for justice.”  Those people she is referring to, are amazing people – people who have worked in law enforcement their whole lives, because they want to make a difference.  They want to help find justice for the victims of murder, and they want to catch the “bad guys.”  Our family has been extremely blessed to have these angels, who wear badges, on our side.  I hope one day I will be able to name them, but for now they say they do their best work behind the scenes, and that is exactly what they are doing.

COMMENT TO THE BLOG: “When 19 yr old Morgan Ingram’s mother, Toni, began keeping notes on the stalker incidents and calls to the Garfield County, CO Sherriff in 2011, she never dreamed it would turn into this story that would still see her adding to it 7 years later. Morgan would be 26 now, and most certainly would be a happy and successful young woman…instead, a psycho stalker took her away from her loved ones. That man is still walking free today. Toni and Steve, her parents, have worked tirelessly every single day since December 2, 2011 to try to change that…there is no reason in the world that the man who took their youngest daughter away from them should still be walking the streets of Colorado, or ANY street, for that matter. The only place he should be walking is in the halls of a prison, or pacing in a prison cell.”

“I have prayed for justice for Morgan since 2012. Please read her story http://morganingram.com/wordpress/?p=389, and please pray for Toni and Steve Ingram…pray that light continues to shatter the darkness, and that those good people who are working hard for justice, may continue on and be successful. Morgan deserves nothing less!!!!”

Where Murders Go Unsolved…does this sketch look familiar?

Does this sketch remind you of anyone?

The the national “clearance rate” for homicide in 2015 was 64.1 percent. Fifty years ago, it was more than 90 percent.

https://www.npr.org/2015/03/30/395069137/open-cases-why-one-third-of-murders-in-america-go-unresolved

University of Maryland criminologist Charles Wellford says, “Americans should also understand that while the national rate is in the 60’s, the local rates vary widely. But because the FBI doesn’t publish local agencies’ numbers, these differences are often invisible to the public.” So local law enforcement’s reporting of their homicide stats is not always correct https://www.publicsource.org/why-is-the-fbis-count-of-local-homicides-wrong-some-police-departments-arent-properly-reporting/

And even with those homicide stats being under reported there are many more homicides, like Morgan’s murder in Garfield County, Colorado, that never get listed, because they are never investigated as a murder – because of staged crime scenes, among other reasons.

If our country is going to get ahead of the murder crisis in this country and get murderers off our streets, there needs to be a governing agency overseeing local law enforcement – one that can look into suspicious deaths that local law enforcement, in some cases, refuse to investigate.  There needs to be an over-site committee, one that citizens can contact with evidence that a suspicious death could be a possible homicide. Then that committe can make a qualified decision as to why a suspicious death hasn’t been investigated and if an investigation is needed.

 

Posted by another mom who lost her beautiful daughter to a heartless murderer…she knows what indescribable pain feels like

This is Morgan Ingram.
Stalked and murdered in Colorado.
No arrest has been made, though the identity of the person who murdered her is known and events leading up to Morgan’s murder are highly documented by LE.

She is so deeply on my mind RIGHT NOW, it’s overwhelming me.

Beautiful, precious Morgan… so loved by her family and friends. They will never give up on Morgan.

 

Suspects threatened to sue – did they sue?

           NO –  I was not sued, although that is another false statement, one of many, being passed around on the Internet.  The following are the facts about what really happen, and they are pretty outrageous, but true!

  • During the stalking the Ingrams were advised by Garfield County Sheriff Deputy Rob Glassmire to hold off on getting a Protection Order against “the suspect Keenan Vanginkel” so they would have a better chance of “catching him in the act.”  Which you all know did not happen in time, and Morgan ended up dead.
  • Then in 2012, Christina and Brooke Harris filed a TRO against the Ingrams and claimed in court that Toni’s blog (this blog) was targeting and threatening them. Their claims were dismissed.
  • A temporary restraining order (TRO) is a compelling legal option for anyone,  It can require the abuser to keep at least 100 yards away from the victim, enforceable by arrest. In this case, even though the judge admitted, in the first court appearance, that this was not the proper venue for their complaints against the Ingrams, as the blog was protected under the Freedom of Speech ACT – he would keep the case open for a short while, giving the Harris’ time to prove their concerns – which they ultimately could not do.
  • A TRO will stay in effect for 15-20 days, or until the court-ordered hearing “Order to Show Cause” to evaluate the TRO with both parties present takes place.
  • Jamis Harris claimed to the court that he couldn’t afford a lawyer so he was using Alpine Legal Services. And yet we had to hire a lawyer to defend us…against our stalker!
  • The Harris’ lawyer, Jonathan Shamis, executive director of Alpine Legal Services at that time, represented the Harris’.  Alpine Legal Services, Inc., is a private, non-profit legal assistance agency. While representing the Harris’ Mr. Shamis had to finally recuse himself, as he had acted as a stalker himself, just as the Harris’ had, and not only called and threatened me, during the time of the TRO, but also contacted a supporter of ours with threats – and he was an attorney, he was an officer of the court!  Physical proof was given to the courts and at that time and Mr. Shamis recused himself, and the judge closed the case.
  • And what does the state of Colorado do with people like Mr. Shamis when they do something this unethical?  They make them a judge! http://www.leadvilleherald.com/free_content/article_ed53bbe4-ff94-11e2-a08c-001a4bcf6878.html 
  • It is a known fact that in many cases criminals have tried to use the legal system to go after the victims, as was done in our case.
  • Keenan’s family has sent me messages expressing they were going to sue me, just like the Harris’ did – they did not sue me and neither did the Harris’.  If they had we would have been able to produce evidence in a court of law showing evidence of the stalking, and who was involved.  In a civil case, unlike a criminal case, you only need the preponderance of proof – we have plenty of evidence and would have loved a venue in which to produce the proof…guess they were advised against a lawsuit.

Why am I telling you all this now?  Well, I feel it’s important for people to know how the law can sometimes be used against victims of stalking, and stalkers and bullies come from all different walks of life. Many stalkers know how to use our justice system to their advantage – but victims should never give up…keep up the fight when you know you are right.  In the immortal words in the song by Bono from U2, “Don’t let the bastards grind you down.”

As AEQUITAS has said, “Typically the perpetrator harrasses and attacks the victims and victim’s family.  Often the Offender’s family members and friends attack (they say don’t snitch to others).  When members of the criminal justice system do not respond appropriately to intimidation and fail to correct system deficiences that enable opportunities to intimidate they become inadvertent accomplices to the intimidators.  The victim, victim’s or witness’ immediate family, including spouses, children and pets become targets.”

This is another aspect of stalking that I want to bring awareness to…stalking is serious and victims of stalking need to have the proper response from law enforcement.  Criminals should not have more protections then the victims!

 

 

 

Alice’s Tea Cup in New York…

Alice’s Tea Cup in New York was another of Morgan’s favorite places to be…and Lemongrass Jasmine Tea was her favorite tea she ordered while there.  Just another memory of Morgan.  She loved tea shops, book stores, and museums.  That was also who Morgan was.

I miss her so much – my heart hurts every single day without her.  Every time I find a memory like this, I smile thinking about how much she loved such simple things as good tea, then I cry because it will never be again.  Someone evil stole her away from her life on this planet – these are now just precious memories of her.  I believe Morgan’s soul is still on her journey, and I will see her again someday when my time on this planet is done…but till that day I will miss her with all my heart.