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Sunday, April 27, 2008

The Candlelight Vigil

FROM CANDLELIGHT VIGIL ON THE DAY MARKING 5 YEARS SINCE CRYSTAL JUDSON WAS FATALLY SHOT BY HER POLICE CHIEF HUSBAND DAVID BRAME IN HIS MURDER-SUICIDE.

CRYSTAL'S FATHER, LANE JUDSON:
"...WE NEEDED TO HAVE SOMETHING POSITIVE COME OUT OF THIS,
AND IT HAS"

CRYSTAL'S MOTHER, PATTY JUDSON:
"IF WE CAN HELP SOMEONE OUT THERE, WE WANT TO DO THAT."

1 comment:

  1. AnonymousMay 01, 2008

    David Allen Brame
    7/28/1958 - 4/26/2003
    We will love you, miss you, and positively believe in you forever, David. We know the truth. We haven't seen our grandchildren for 5 years. - Your loving family
    http://www.legacy.com/tribnet/DeathNotices.asp?Page=SearchResults

    Guest Book for David Brame
    http://www.legacy.com/tribnet/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=108380559

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    David Brame Memoriam
    News Tribune
    Posted by John Henrikson @ 11:39:00 am
    Wednesday, April 30th, 2008
    I'm serving as Reader Representative this week, which is always interesting. Several readers have phoned or written in protesting our publication of a paid in memoriam from the family of David Brame. It was five years ago last weekend that he killed himself and fatally wounded his estranged wife Crystal Judson in a Gig Harbor parking lot.

    Here's a representative letter from Carol, "a disappointed reader in Federal Way."

    It was very inspiring to see the parents of Crystal enjoying a bite during Friday's fundraiser. I was un-aware that they have founded "The Crystal Judson Foundation" in her honor. This is so very much needed in honor of all the victims of domestic violence. Then, I continue on to page 4 of the same section of The Tacoma Tribune and there is the monster who killed his wife in front of their children and then took his own life. This is a disgrace to the people of Tacoma, all your readers of the newspaper and your subscribers and most of all the family of Crystal.

    Here's my response:

    Dear Carol,

    Your letter was forwarded to me as this week’s reader representative. I wanted to get back to you personally with a response from the newspaper. I understand your point of view – it’s one that we’ve heard from a number of readers.

    Our perspective: We sell obituaries and in memoriam space to the community as a service. We let families express themselves and grieve in the way that they want. We don’t want to be in the position of picking and choosing whose memorial ad we run or in editing the content. On the other hand, by accepting an ad, the newspaper is not endorsing the message.

    Our news coverage decisions are made separate from advertising. We listen to everyone, but journalists do make decisions about what to write about based on facts and reality.

    http://blogs.thenewstribune.com/editors/2008/04/30/david_brame_memoriam

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