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donations“Words from Jan” (Jan Miller, President, CAH) addressed the need for CAH to explore change in the May 2013 Newsletter. All of us at CAH believe the time for change is now. CAH will continue providing the services victim’s families have come to expect. Additionally, a high priority will be placed on “Domestic Violence”, as it is too often a prelude to murder. We will also be developing presentations on “Law
Enforcement/Victim Relations and becoming more involved with other victim advocacy groups; occasionally attending meetings and making presentations when requested. The main focus here is “common goal”. Finally, we will be utilizing the social media for increased exposure of the many unsolved murders CAH is involved with.

In order to expand our services and activities, we need additional financial support. A longtime member of our CAH family has generously offered to match any donation (corporate or private) received during the months beginning September 15, 2013 through January 15, 2014.

In order to share the progress, we will be providing an update of total donations received in each newsletter.

Please help by sending your donation today. Any denomination will help.

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David was smart and wise, with a great sense of humor.

David Lewis, Jr.

April 1, 1977–June 11, 2011

By His Mother, Rachel Vargas

DavidLJune 11, 2011 was the saddest day of my life. My eldest son, David Lewis, Jr., was shot and killed in Stockton, California. Only 34 years old, David left his home to spend the night with me and his brother, Curtis. While walking to my home, he was shot by an unknown assailant(s). Bleeding, he made his way to a near-by home and the residents called for help. David had collapsed on the porch and passed away as emergency first responders were unable to keep him alive.

David was smart and wise, with a great sense of humor. Never was he judgmental, but was someone who enjoyed the simple things of life. He referred to himself as the “Golden One”, because his skin color had a golden hue. His friends called him, “Cutty”, but he was and will always be my “Mijo”… ”son” in Spanish. David was bilingual, English/Spanish and had a passion for fixing things. He taught himself to fix cars and would help others in need, especially the elderly. David loved fishing, jogging with his three (3) pitbull dogs (Cita, Cutty and Pappas). He played football, baseball and wrestled and won many trophies.

He leaves behind five (5) children… three daughters and two sons, who are the loves of his life. His younger brother, Curtis, who he loved dearly, continues to hurt since the senseless murder of David. We know he is somewhere special watching over us. Gone, but not forgotten, David took part of us with him. One day we will be with him once again… until then, we have pictures and videos that bring us happiness.

Someone knows what happened to David in the early hours of June 11, 2011.
Crime Stoppers of San Joaquin County/Stockton is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest of the person(s) responsible for the murder of David Lewis, Jr. on the corner of Park and California Streets.

The family is also offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to an arrest.

The search continues for the responsible person(s) who chose to commit this cowardly act of murder
in front of the Cal-Park Liquor Store.Lead Detective Charles Harris—Stockton Police Department, requests anyone with information to please call at (209) 937-7202 (Stockton Police Department) or Crime Stoppers of San Joaquin County/Stockton— Anonymous Tip Line (209) 946-0600.

We are his voice and will continue our search for justice.

Rest in peace…

Love, Mom, Curtis and Aunty Tassy

Equal Consideration for Murder Victims

By: Gene Cervantes

CAH President, Jan Miller’s “Words” are thought-provoking and asks questions that do, in fact, deserve answers. Following is another slant on the deserving consideration of publicity.

Over the past several weeks, we have been inundated with the news of Cory Monteith, Co-Star of the elevision program “Glee”. The victim of a heroin/alcohol overdose, his death is sad and unfortunate.

Throughout the United States, countless murders occur daily. These deaths are also sad and unfortunate. However, the publicity given to these murders pale in comparison to the publicity given to the Cory Monteith death. There is a logical explanation for this publicity inconsistency and inequity—
“CELEBRITY”, is what drives media outlets to give or not to give coverage to a death (accidental drug overdose or murder victim). Both deaths are sad and unfortunate; however, there is a significant difference. One death was caused by the victim himself, the other caused at the hands of another. One death was the consequence of illegal activity, the other was absent of illegal activity by the victim. Their
only misfortune was lack of celebrity status.

Victims of murder deserve equal media attention. Why is it that television stations throughout the United States do not give consideration to provide 60/90 seconds, 2–3 times a week, for 2–3 weeks air time to the viewers in their communities?

Police in Waterbury, Connecticut reopened the investigation into Diane McDermott’s death in 2011, after her son, actor Dylan McDermott, contacted them with questions. The reopened investigation concluded that the actor’s mother was shot and killed in 1967 by her (now dead) gangster boyfriend. The death was made to look like an accident.

Again, “Celebrity Status” gets results.

I make no apologies for any remarks about the death of Cory Monteith. It is what it is. Simply put, victims want equal treatment from the media. Publicize and broadcast the fact that there is a murderer living in
your community. Show a picture of the murder victim and ask your viewers for help. Law enforcement is a function of the community. Many murders have been solved when a citizen picks up the phone and  provides information. Imagine being a major contributor to solving a previously unsolved murder, because the media decided to do the right thing by providing coverage on the evening news.

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from our Co-Founder and President, Jan Miller
“When Jane Alexander and I began this endeavor, we had no idea how many
families and friends of homicide victims would be helped. As always, my thanks
to all our dedicated volunteers and members for your support.”

Emeritus Co-Founder, Jane Alexander
Our beloved friend and advocate. We will never forget her passion and
determination in her relentless pursuit to find justice for the countless families
and friends of homicide victims.