Friday, March 22, 2013
Hailey Dunn Case: Generational Violence
That which has been created to be tender is anathema to violence, yet it is in this unholy union that the seedy underworld of America exists...and it can be generational.
When a child witnesses violence from the nursery, the child may have the same "fight or flight" hormonal response that we adults have. As the hormones surge, the brain responds and when the crisis passes, the adults "talks herself down", reminding herself that she is now safe, and the hormones to the brain quickly recede.
Think of this in a near car accident.
You are driving along when you are suddenly cut off and experience a surge of hormones as you squeeze the steering wheel. In a few seconds (or less), the hormones recede as your brain processes that you are safe. You breathe a sigh of relief and return to 'normal' mode.
It may be that MRI of the brain will show that a child experiences the same hormonal rush to the brain, while witnessing violence in the home, but having no debriefing mechanism to talk herself down, the imprint on the brain does lasting damage.
This is sometimes seen in PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) symptoms, such as hyper-vigilance, sleeplessness and a host of other problems.
Sometimes they surface at puberty. This is when the damage done in early childhood from witnessing violence conspires with a new surge of hormones of puberty and the result is coupled with generational neglect in a family.
When the mother of Hailey Dunn, 13, missing, is confronted with accusations of guilt in Hailey's disappearance, she responds with the language of violence coupled with the language of human sexuality. For her, violence and sex are linked.
The child pornography and bestiality are both evidence that sexual violence took place against children and animals. Viewers of these experience sexual arousal at the pain inflicted upon children and upon animals. This is consistent with childhood trauma, including sexual abuse and violence. Drugs are then added to the mix to both numb the pain (self-medicating) and de-sensitize the intended victim (Hailey).
Shawn Adkins and Billie Dunn were found to have possessed more than 109,000 such deviant images.
Shawn Adkins and Billie Dunn were found to be purchasing drugs.
Shawn Adkins and Billie Dunn both failed polygraphs.
Shawn Adkins threatened violence against both Billie Dunn and Hailey Dunn.
When Billie Dunn agreed with a private investigator to work together, she handed him a list of people, not suspects, but those whom had accused her of guilty knowledge in the case. She asked that the investigator "dig up dirt" on them, in order to use it against them to silence them. This is also an indication of guilty behavior as the mother cares about her image rather than the missing child. It is also why attorneys seek to keep their clients from public speaking in any form, including social media.
The pattern of sexual violence does not excuse the behavior, nor mitigate punishment. It simply explains what appears, to many people, to be unexplainable. When one considers what befell Hailey Dunn, it is very difficult to accept that a mother and her boyfriend could have possibly done to her what it is that they, themselves, likely experienced in childhood. This is why stranger abduction is such an easier story to believe, or that Hailey accidentally ingested parents' drugs, and they went into panic mode and hid the body.
Justice for Hailey means prosecuting to the full extent of the law. The background only shows how abuse and neglect become generational.
Drugs, sexual perversion and violence were what attended the upbringing of Hailey Dunn, and were in attendance when she left this world, just as the paternal grandmother said, on National Television.
I received the following for your consideration in this case and present it here, exactly as sent. It does not conflict the statements we have heard previously, nor the analysis of this case.
"Billie witnessed her father's brutal murder as a teenager, where she claimed that her mother began a downward spiral from sanity. She claims that is when her brothers began their extensive lives of crime, beginning lives of being in and out of jail. When Billie spoke of him, she spoke very highly of her father, and claimed to miss him greatly. She stated that he was an alcoholic but never violent towards her mother. She also stated that her mother was not faithful, and had a string of violent boyfriends after that."