Friday, April 22, 2016

♥ RIP Prince ♥ The Purple One

♥ Prince Rogers Nelson RIP
June 7, 1958 - April 21, 2016

When The Doves Cry in heaven... they will be crying Purple Rain.


  To be honest I was not really a Prince fan... not like Michael. There is no comparing Michael Jackson or Prince... they were different... one the 'good boy' image one the 'bad boy' image... much like the Beatles and Rolling Stones were in the 60s and 70s. However according to stories from those who knew Michael Jackson... they there were good friends. You could see in their artistry the similarities, the competitiveness, the admiration for one another and the commitment to create outside the box. Well... truly there was NO box for either of them... but then that's how it is with genius minds. If socially acceptable creative rules said 'don't' they pretty much 'did'... just each in their own way... differently.

It's eerie and telling to me that they both were born in the same year, both died two months before their next earth birthdays and both died on a Thursday. Also they both held the number 7 as a favorite. They both embraced and loved living a mysterious and reclusive life style. And no matter the public image or media spin they were both kind, both gentlemen and both humanitarians.

Honestly... I didn't really like all of Prince's music like I do MJ's... but some songs were the bomb... Purple Rain and Little Red Corvette, Sometimes It Snows In April are my favs. What I really loved was Prince's genius, artistry and sense of style. He was unique. His concerts were amazing... and I'm so very happy I made the decision in 2011 to attend 2 of his concerts during his '21 Nite Stand' residency, on his 'Returning 2 America Tour', at what was then the original Forum. The same original Forum where Jackson 5 performed in 1972. In fact I "had" to go to his concert... no way was I going to live as I did when MJ died thinking yet again... if only I'd gone to one of his concerts when he was in L.A. The world knows NO ONE could put on a show like Michael did... the spectacle, the energy, the magnitude... his shows were unearthly, especially when he went out on his own. Not even Prince, especially at the old Forum, could reach that level but from what I saw he must surely have been a damn close second with musicality, artistry, energy and showmanship. Prince even played an 'Off The Wall - Don't Stop Til You Get Enough' tribute for his friend Michael at these concerts. Although I share here his concerts were absolutely amazing... for me they reaffirmed the regret of what I'd missed... the echoing 'if only' I'd been able to experience one of Michael's concerts in person... 'Oh what would it have been like?'

What was so different about Prince for these concerts was unlike most other artists of today...  ruled by money... he lowered his prices on these concerts so that just about anyone could afford to go. Lowered them to the nostalgic 1970's prices of $25 a seat which ironically in the 70s was way to expensive for me.  Back then my day to day life was all about surviving and making sure the children were fed, clothed and the bills were paid. Just survival... making it through each day.... so I rarely ever went to a concert... unless on a date. Although the $25 seats were also great,
in the mid range viewing area, and one night I did take advantage of them... on the first night I attended I opted for the more expensive seats closer to the stage in the right loge area. Awesome seats!!!

Many celebrities, entertainers and just some media famous all came out to see Prince in concert and were always seated on the floor directly in front of the right stage where stairs gave them access to the stage. Many on the floor were also MJ fans and Balmain jackets (replicas of MJ's) and military jackets were seen everywhere... intermingled with purple clothes of all types. Each night he called many of the celebs on stage to dance with him during the OTW tribute. Prince over the years has sung many of MJ's songs: Don't Stop Til You Get Enough,
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground), Dancing Machine, The Way You Make Me Feel and I Want You Back; however this night his tribute to Michael was OTW's DSTYGE and this particular night Rebbie Jackson danced on stage. Also Austin Brown and her other children attended along with many other celebs over the span of residency concerts he held at the Forum. To name only a few Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Millian, Marc Anthony, Gwen Stefani and one night he called Kim Kardashian on stage where she just stood in her red carpet pose... he told her to dance... she started to... errr 'dance' shaking her booty out of time to the music and he laughed and told her, "Get off the stage."... which I found hilarious.

Prince concert at the original Forum 2011
Prince kicks Kim K off the stage

Prince showed time and again he understood and cared about his fans in a way that is almost unheard of today. He came out onto the Colosseum floor after the concert and rode a bike around in circles one night just to hang with fans and staff workers still milling about. Some nights he'd do 2 to 4 encores for the fans. One of the night's I attended he came back out on stage and kept playing to late minglers. Many had left but a spattering of fans had stayed in their seats waiting for the main rush of the crowd to leave... with whispers to "stay in your seats he may come back out and do an encore". Then to our utter amazement and absolute joy he did!! He reappeared with his full band and played another short set for us. The entire stage was his 'symbol' lit mostly in shades of purple throughout the show. His band was in the middle of the top, circular section where he also would walk down stairs to an open elevator platform and disappear or reappear. That is where he reappeared for us... then walked right over to us on the right side of the cross section very close to where we were originally seated. We were then able to move down close into the abandoned front row seats... right in front of him... up close and personal. He smiled and joked and laughed and jammed with us. I wish I could remember what he said... but I was so gob smacked and dumb founded I couldn't remember it even on that night as we finally left. It was absolutely amazing, intense and euphoric. I'll never forget it.... he took us to music church... he was one with his guitar, made it sing and make sounds most guitars do not make... his voice... his style... his movement (OMG could he move)... there is nothing to explain seeing him jam full out right in front of your eyes. He was the ultimate showman!  

Great recap by a Prince fan of the 21 Nite Stand

Prince reminded us always that everyone is just doing the best we can to make it through this life.... so have compassion for one another. Thinking of hearing him say this at the concert and then seeing it online the day he passed from this earth...  the tears flow. Prince, seems you just couldn't make it through one more day... Rest in Peace sweet soul.

"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here this day to get through this thing called life." ~ Prince

I've heard personal stories from those who knew Michael. I'm not at liberty to share names; however they shared Michael loved his friend, Prince. Michael and Prince kept in touch by phone all the time and Michael sent him giant baskets full of videos, music, candy and pop corn. Just thoughtful gifts from one friend to another enjoying like minded interests. 

Not the canary yellow suit but the yellow and his jaunty step
reminded me so much
of the story shared by the Slamdunk Sisters

I've been thinking alot about one such story the 'Slamdunk Sisters' (MJ's personal chefs) shared about Prince coming to visit Michael at Neverland. Here is what I wrote about that portion of Brad Sundberg's seminar in 2014:

-  MJ’s personal chefs were also on hand with MJ’s fav food for us to indulge in. I especially enjoyed the enchiladas, pop corn and Hot Banana Pudding. Two ladies, The Slam Dunk Sisters, as MJ dubbed them, shared stories about cooking for MJ and time with him. Michael flew them all over the world when he craved their cooking. One story in particular about a time they were summoned to cook MJ’s favorite dinner ‘cheese enchiladas’ at Neverland for a visitor. How MJ leaned over the upstairs banister and yelled to them there would be someone knocking on the door soon and that he wanted them both to answer it and he’d be down in a while. Soon there was the knock so they went to the door and opened it and there stood PRINCE. Yes! That Prince... Purple Rain Prince... all decked out top to bottom in a canary yellow suit with white platform shoes and a top hat with a large white plum out the side. He stood there meekly holding a little gift box for Michael. They were totally at a loss for words and just stood back against the wall as he walked in the front door past them... speechless... their mouths hanging open. MJ took a while to make his entrance then suddenly appeared at the top of the stairs, glittering and dressed to the nines... for an outfit showdown. There he stood saying nothing just looking directly at Prince. Prince took a stance like 'Check me out!' and MJ responded with his pose... giving each other the showdown glare with each striking pose. This went on for sometime as they showed their awesome stuff off. Then they broke into laughter and started giggling, slapping each other on the back and telling each other how great they looked. They settled in for a long night of friendship, dinner and movies... just hanging out and being themselves. 

Original Michael's Heart article with the Slamdunk Sisters story

Unreal, unbelievable Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show

Only Prince could perform in the rain just as if it was planned that way... and give the performance which landed him in one of the best Super Bowl performances of all time... right up there with his friend, MJ.

"Yes, it's raining"...
"Can you make it rain harder?"


[excerpt] President Barack Obama, for whom Prince was a White House guest last year, said he and his wife "joined millions of fans from around the world" in mourning Prince's sudden death.

"Few artists have influenced the sound and trajectory of popular music more distinctly, or touched quite so many people with their talent," Obama said in a statement. " 'A strong spirit transcends rules,' Prince once said — and nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder, or more creative."

Prince you will be forever missed... you left an indelible mark on this world in your mysterious, wild, crazy, bad-ass... yet kind and gentle way.  Please say hello and give our L.O.V.E. to Michael from us all. Thank you for all you gave this world. 

Nate Giorgio tribute to Prince 2016

The absolutely most amazing performance of Purple Rain in concert... the first full performance Prince ever did... and the Purple Rain album recording was made from this live performance.    ENJOY!

Saturday, April 2, 2016

♥ One Rose for Michael J. Jackson 2016 .இڿڰۣ-ڰۣ—

♥ Final rose count... 10,547 for One Rose for Michael J. Jackson 2016 !!

The sea of red roses WILL be there at Forest Lawn, Holly Terrace for Michael again this year! This will be the 7th year MJ fans from around the world keep the red rose LOVE alive. It's a beautiful event that not only blesses Michael and others but also makes a huge statement to the entire world that Michael is LOVED and still in our hearts... no amount of positive PR could say to the media and the world what the roses do on June 25th. 



 Roses again this year are still a very affordable $3 each. It's a great way to join together to send a giant bouquet of love to Michael on June 25th!

All the information you need to purchase your roses is found here:
One Rose for Michael J. Jackson Website


The One Rose event is a unifying and beautiful showing of LOVE for Michael and that LOVE is then 'paid forward' for people in need. I have personally witnessed year after year... over and over again an empty sad face turned to joy when handed Michael's roses. Then when they hear that the roses in their hands are from the One Rose for Michael Jackson their eyes light up even brighter. It is such a blessing... a huge gift for them to feel that someone cares. Some have not received flowers, love or a hug in a very long time. They walk away with a smile on their face, a little lighter in their step and happier in their soul. I feel Michael shines his light on so many sad souls via One Rose.


It's not about the number of roses... never has been...  but always about the love that is given and shared. However; it is fun to take at look at how this event has grown over the years.

Rose count through the years:

The first year anniversary of Michael's passing in 2010... MJ fans sent 3,000 red roses of LOVE to Michael at Holly Terrace...

The following years...
2011 - 4,500
2012 - 10,477
2013 - 13,477
2014 - 15,627
2015 - 15,537

What number of roses will be there for Michael this year... 2016?   



Passion Growers will be providing the roses again this year for Michael's One Rose event. Refrigerated roses arrive in lovely bundles, set in specially treated and cooled water which allows them extended freshness.  


Thank you again to Robyn Starkand and Sarrah Alise Carmona for all your hard work and comittment to this annual event for Michael Jackson. Also a VERY big "Thank You" to all those who show up to work on this event every June and promote it all season long.



  Such beautiful memories. I will never forget the joy, peace and LOVE of these special moments at Holly Terrace in 2012.   Thank you Robyn... such a privilege to be apart of this project for many years now. As you see in this video it truly was All For LOVE of Michael and one another.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

♥ Betcha Remember The Time Meet & Greet 2016 ♥



           ♥ Remember The Time - I Betcha Remember

What: Betcha Remember The Time Meet and Greet 2016

(formerly MJ Glitter Tattoo Meet and Greet)
Who: Michael Jackson Fans of Southern California (MJFSC)
When: Tuesday, June 21, 2015
Time: 3 - 7pm
Where: Sheraton Universal Hotel

333 Universal Hollywood Dr,
Universal City, California 91608

- ** Front Lobby in the Cabana Bar lounge

- *** $10 Event ticket which will cover the cost of the venue.
If you are attending please make your cover charge payment here:
This event will definitely be taking place. Looking forward to seeing all who are able to attend there. 

Possible Special Guest: TBA

Get Directions to Universal Sheraton click here

We celebrate the life and LOVE of Michael Jackson as MJ fans from all over the world meet at the Universal Sheraton Hotel just at the bottom of the hill from Universal City Walk.

Meet those you have come to know and love via Face Book in person... This is an informal, mingle and nosh, relaxed event in a lounge atmosphere.

Michael continues to weave his tapestry of LOVE around the world... and at this event that world becomes a little smaller as we get to know one another face to face.


There will again be Glitter Tattoos available... in many different colors. Be brilliant and creative!

Betcha Remember The Time Meet and Greet 2016 on Face Book - click here

Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time. Georgia O'Keeffe
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Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven't time, and to see takes time - like to have a friend takes time. Georgia O'Keeffe
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Friday, February 19, 2016

♥ Majestik the Magnificent RIP ♥

Our Friend, Majestik, left his earthly home last night in the wee hours. He lost his courageously fought battle with brain cancer on Friday, Feb. 18, 2016.

Majestik was a faithful and loyal friend and right hand man to Joe Jackson and very close to Katherine and La Toya Jackson. He always defended Michael to the media and helped the MJ fans when possible. He was a special character. God broke the mold with Majestik. He was funny, flamboyant in his suit styles and colors and his booming voice always announced, "I am Majestik the Magnificent!" You could not miss his big, broad smile and he brought his own personal energy to MJ events over the years.

Many times Michael stated that over the years MJ fans around the globe had become his family. The MJ fans also bonded to each other intertwined forever by heartstrings of LOVE. First drawn together by a similar love for Michael Jackson and then growing and connecting as friendships grew connecting MJ Fans from countries far and wide... all nationalities, creeds and races. With Michael's passing Majestik many times was the MJ fan 'go to' person to relay information from and to Joe or Katherine.... many times correcting media misinformation or drama. In one interview in particular he very firmly set Nancy Grace straight by sharing the truth about Michael Jackson... debunking her crap with verbal punches... left and right... over and over. We thanked and cheered him for his efforts. He would not back down... where many were afraid to speak out... Majestik fearlessly opposed the lies about Michael.

Majestik was not a perfect human being. I don't know any family members who are... and that is exactly what he was... is ... to us in the MJ Community... FAMILY. We loved him in spite of his short comings as I pray and hope people will do for me... for all of us...  one day when it's our time to go home. May each of us find the grace to love and forgive one another. And may each of us be so blessed as Majestik to have such love surround us in our lives and our times of need. Majestik you will never be forgotten. ♥

Our hearts and prayers also go out to all of Majestik's loved ones and close friends and most especially to Joe and Katherine Jackson who stood by Majestik to the end and helped him so much. God bless those who cared for Majestik in these last difficult years of illness. God bless you and may the Lord comfort you all through this time of grief. ♥

Majestik the Magnificent entertained many with his magic. Michael LOVED magic! He spent time with Majestic enjoying and learning his tricks. Majestik, thank you for sharing your magic with us... you lived a BIG life in your own special way of service to those you loved. God bless you and thank you for that.  I'll never forget the time at a Halloween MJ fan party when I handed over my ring and wondered if you would make it disappear! I was a bit nervous and watched very closely to see where it would go and if it would reappear in the same place... we laughed and enjoyed that night so much.... and yes true to your word my ring was back on my finger safe and sound.

You will be missed... say hello to Michael in his heavenly home from us all! Share some magic tricks with him... make him smile for us. We will very much miss seeing you in June and August each summer and at Tributes and Premiers for all things Michel Jackson as we continue to keep Michael's legacy alive.

MJ fans across the world would like to pay tribute to Majestik and his dedication to MJ, the Jackson family and the MJ fans by enabling anyone around the globe who would like... to donate in his memory to the American Cancer Society. Feel free to join TeamMajestik! You can make your donation directly to the ACS at this link, no middle person. The cut off deadline for these donations is September.

Support TeamMajestik here:
American Cancer Society - Relay For Life

(Portions taken from an American Cancer Society post by Melanie Freeman)

We all know too many people whose lives have been touched by cancer. Each day we hear of another and another who is suffering from Cancer. This devastating disease has hurt so many and robbed so many and their families of long-lived happy lives.

'Relay For Life - American Cancer Society' is an opportunity to celebrate loved ones who have won their battle against cancer, remember those who are no longer with us, and also fight back against this horrible disease that robs so many of so much.... taken from this earth... gone too soon.

The donations made to Relay for Life help provide the information and tools needed to help reduce the risk of getting cancer or find the disease early, when it's easiest to treat it.

Through Relay for Life - American Cancer Society patients and families are provided a place to turn for help 24/7. Provides benefits from the progress being made toward finding cancer's causes and a cure and also provides lifesaving screenings and treatment. 

Please join 'TeamMajestik' and 'Relay for Life - American Cancer Society' in fighting cancer and consider supporting our fundraising efforts in Majestik's memory... by making a donation... no matter how small.  Dollars raised bring us one step closer to a world with less cancer and more birthdays, a world where not another life is lost to the disease.

                                           Thank you so much for your support!

                      Together, in Majestik's memory we will help finish the fight!

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you can purchase a luminary lantern and have a personal message to Majestik written on it. These lantern purchases go directly to our TeamMajestik donations for the American Cancer Society.

These lanterns will be displayed in memory of Majestik at the American Cancer Society - Relay for Life, Tempe, AZ on April 2, 2016. The cutoff for lantern donations is April 1st.

Buy Your Lanterns Here:
Luminary Lanterns for Majestik

Majestik and MK at Gardner Street School Event
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Majestik and Wendy deliver MJ fan gifts and beautiful Japanese quilts to Joe Jackson and Katherine Jackson.
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Beautiful tribute video... by Deb Morris, Lithgow, New South Wales...
memories with Majestik from fans all over the world.

Another beautiful tribute video... by Deb Morris... Part 2... so much LOVE from around the world!

Video by Ray Doran:

Mike Kiss shared:
Majestik Magnificent once told me this was his favorite Michael Jackson song ‪#‎Cry‬
"This one's for you"

Thursday, February 18, 2016

A Day with Dr. Death - Feb. 8, 2010

Original post on on February 13, 2010
              Betty Shares With Us Her Moments At Murray's Arraignment February 8, 2010
A Day with Dr. Death
by Betty

A call to action for all MJ fans had gone out via the internet to protest against Conrad Murray’s Non Arrest. Fans were now making plans to rally and stand together in protest against the “Non Arrest” on arraignment day at the Los Angeles Airport Court House. I had been one of the thousands of people calling in and emailing to demand Conrad Murray’s arrest “in handcuffs” for the murder of Michael Jackson, seven long months after his death.

I had no idea that my decision to hold a sign and stand for Michael Jackson would turn out to be a spiritual experience for me. I began to doubt I should be there at all, so I prayed asking for direction. I was also hesitant to make the drive there alone. Fear and anxiety had loomed over me... but I wasn’t sure if it was the sickening feeling of confronting Dr. Death or the not knowing where or what I was walking into. Although the drive was more than an hour it seemed to pass in just moments as I sang along with MJ the whole way... but as I reached the end of the journey fear gripped me again. I was praying and asking the Lord to help me as I pulled off the freeway and on to city streets. Feeling not so sure that I would actually take part I sent up one last request for an answer, some sort of assurance that I was truly suppose to be there and… then so crystal clear over the loudly playing MJ music that is the backdrop of my life…I heard MJ's voice from This Is It. "It's an adventure. We're going to go places we've never been before, do things we've never done before." All trepidation lifted from me, joy literally filled my heart and determination took root. Instead I now NEEDED to stand strong as an MJ Soldier of LOVE. Because of this experience and a few others I feel MJ is so truly in heaven with the LORD!  The Lord confirmed it for me again that day as I heard MJ’s words ring in my mind. I now know beyond any shadow of doubt that MJ is with his heavenly Father.

I arrived to find news crews and media from all over the world everywhere. A plethora of cables, trucks, satellite feeds, antenna towers and people just everywhere. Picking up my step I forged on up the drive and as I approached the curve to the front entrance suddenly a police officer barked “Mammm!” I looked around for the Mammm and realized he was referring to me. Ha-ha!. The sheriff impatiently repeated “Mammm” adding “PLEASE move to the side!”  I did a quick side step and turned my head to see and feel the heat from the front Jackson caravan SUV glide by me. SUV after SUV motored up the driveway to the court house. I tried to quickly raise my sign to show them my support. Heaviness began to fill my heart. I was to find out later that the 1st SUV was indeed Michael’s dark blue Escalade.
Quickly I sought out familiar faces and found my wonderful, loving friends from MJFSC (Michael Jackson Fans of Southern California) were there at the front line. Every where I looked fans from other websites and Face Book pages were there in support of Michael. Some famous faces and every day people like me. Many new found friends with one common thread of love that ties us inexplicable together. My friend Robyn says “Each fan is a thread of a large tapestry woven together in a shroud of love to protect Michael forever”.  Before me were people of all races, nations and creeds, there to stand as Soldiers of LOVE for Michael Jackson, standing now for JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Joe Jackson leaves the courthouse adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport after the arraingment of Dr Conrad Murray on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson s personal physician, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter of Jackson. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images) 
As I approached the front of the line, with sign in hand, where MJFSC friends stood, a sheriff deputy instructed me to stay back on the other side of the court yard. Signs were not allowed within 150 feet of the walk way.  I stepped back a few feet and lowered the sign. I was given a red armband to wear by Heidi and we helped each other attached our arm bands. Moments later the Jackson family emerged from their cars. The entire court yard seemed to take a simultaneous breath in. It may have been me but it was suddenly VERY quiet in spite of the clicking, flashing and camera jockeying everything suddenly seemed to all move in slow motion. The air was thicker and the grief was palpable.
First Jermaine and his wife stepped out and began to move up the walk toward the building, and then Joe Jackson who stood and waited for his wife and family, Tito also waited at car side and extended a helping hand to his mother, Katherine. Then Jackie, Rebbie and Latoya emerged along with some of Michael’s nephews, family members and friends.  Katherine stood waiting for a moment or two for her family to gather around her and then began the slow, painful walk to the courthouse to confront her son’s murderer. I had the feeling Michael was at her side.

Oh how he loved his mother. Perfection is how he described her.
There were some fans who cried out “We LOVE you Katherine”,
“We LOVE you Jacksons”, “JUSTICE for MICHAEL”.

About fifteen minutes later Randy Jackson arrived. At first everyone thought it was Conrad Murray and the energy level immediately shot up several hundred notches, then realizing it was Randy immediately another collective breath out. Randy stepped from his car looking fresh and sharp but clearly weary from grief. He too received the same encouraging cheers of “We Love You Randy”, “JUSTICE for MICHAEL”. Then while sitting in the courtroom on Twitter Randy told the fans:  Sitting in court & I'm sad. Those profiting most from my bro’s death: AEG, Randy Phillips, Kenny Ortega, Estate Executors r nowhere in sight.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Randy Jackson leaves the arraignment of Dr. Conrad Murray at the Airport Los Angeles Courthouse on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) 

We all took to our posts to wait for Dr. Death to arrive and then 1 hour later a white SUV pulled up. Was it just a coincidence a white SUV taxied him to the courthouse? I remembered a white SUV many years earlier in a slow chase by the L.A.P.D. down the 405 freeway as O.J. ran for his freedom. Others made the same comment. If CM’s lawyers had planned to bring him in on a white horse the plan had failed in our eyes. It was a detail not missed by most. The energy level shot up. I felt sick. My skin was crawling. I have never ever felt anything like it in my life. There was a force taking over. I had chills; the hair on my arms was standing on end. My feet left the ground as I sprang forward toward him hoisting my sign.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 8: Michael Jackson fans call out to Dr. Conrad Murray as he arrives to the County of Los Angeles Airport Branch Courthouse for his the arraignment on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of pop star Michael Jackson on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Murray was personal physician to Michael Jackson when he died from an overdose of a powerful prescription sedative at the age of 50 on June 25. Jackson was rehearsing for a 50-concert comeback series at the O2 arena in London while staying at a rented estate in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles. He was pronounced dead at nearby Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)  

The justice on this day was quite different from the harsh treatment Michael received in his lifetime. Michael was handcuffed, humiliated and drug off to jail and he was completely innocent. This man admitted to giving the fatal medication which killed Michael Jackson and Homicide charges are already filed. I am hoping that at the very, very least the sheriffs will have him in handcuffs. He however stays true to his deceitful self and emerges from the car with his hands behind him and I am asking everyone around “Is he in handcuffs?” Everyone is looking and acknowledging “Yes he is in handcuffs!” Then he reveals as he walks and swings his arms freely to the front and adjusts his suit jacket that he is not hand cuffed at all.

We the fans had promised the Jackson’s we would be dignified and handle ourselves respectfully and I for one tried very hard to follow through with that request and stay civil and calm but when Dr. Death walked down the path I simply HAD to scream MURDERER! MURDERER!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL!! Most all of us did! Some just yelled WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL! I guess that would have been the more loving and dignified thing
but I just couldn't muster it.

Everyone could see him clearly. He is very tall. People began to talk about him openly. I was disgusted he was not handcuffed. Somehow for me if he would have been hand cuffed it would have been a sign that justice would be served. Seeing him walking freely spoke volumes to me and it suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks. The gravity of the injustice extolled to Michael Jackson in his life and I began to cry openly. I had my sign and hid behind it and sobbed for Michael. That is when a journalist from Japan approached and behind my sign asked if he could interview me. He was a kind, soft spoken man and told me in Japan, Michael has many, many fans, which I already knew but hearing him share it was comforting. He seemed to love Michael too. So I spoke to him about my feelings and why I needed to be there as I cried for Michael.


LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Protesters carry signs during the arraignment of Dr. Conrad Murray at the Airport Los Angeles Courthouse on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) 

The media was interviewing all the fans. It was so crazy. Media frenzy at every turn. I called in sick so couldn't let my face be seen on TV but apparently when you want to hide from the pap they only get intrigued. I realize now that I may have ‘possibly’ looked like Debbie Rowe hiding with my blonde hair behind my sign. I think every one of us was interviewed by news centers and stations all over the world. TMZ and CNN ran live feed. I hid behind my poster most of the day until my son called my cell and said "Uhh mom, I know you don't want to be seen but you are on live feed on CNN right now and they are filming your face" So I gave up hiding and helped to hold up the JUSTICE banner too. I was very low key but was personally interviewed by Los Angeles, Japan, South American and Australian news crews; those I remember but there were more. I was dizzy there were so many. I declined many requests. Most especially ALL of the Channel 7 interviews letting them know it was because they hired Martin Bashir to cover this trial. Martin Bashir a despicable man who I also hold accountable for Michael’s death, as well as Tom Sneddon. They might as well have been in the room with Murray that night. It felt good to voice that I have boycotted channel 7 because of Bashir’s dirty, twisted documentary and untrue, salacious treatment of Michael Jackson. I am sure the reporters really could care less about not getting an interview with a nobody like me but it felt darn good to stick up for MJ and voice my opinion to someone from the ABC.

We waited for any news from inside the court room, as crew after crew photographed posters and banners and interviewed fans non stop for what seemed like hours. I lost all track of time. It was a complete whirlwind.  I began to get a tiny glimpse at Michael Jackson’s life. The non stop paparazzi frenzy that followed him everywhere was really too much to bear. The delicate way you have to word everything so it isn’t misconstrued or twisted. So much disregard for personal space, wishes and privacy. My heart ached for him, his family, his mother and his children.

Slowly messages were passed from friends who won lottery tickets to sit in the courtroom. The DA was asking for $300,000 bail. Not enough as far as the fans were concerned. Then shockingly it was lowered to $75,000. That was worse but better than the unfathomable $25,000. First no handcuffs and then a drop in the bucket bail amount, we all wanted him in jail NOW.  Then the biggest insult, the end to this day of so called justice is just so sad.
My stomach aches. My heart breaks. My tears flow.

The arraignment is over. The judge sent the case "for safety reasons" to L.A. court after a minor scolding. CM’s punishment for murdering the biggest, most beloved entertainer in the world is:
1. He is no longer allowed to administer propofol.
What? Wouldn’t an anesthesiologist and not a cardiologist administer propofol anyway?
2. Oh yes and the very harsh disciplinary action by the judge also prohibits him from practicing medicine in California.  Oh yeah that’s right…hmmm… his practices are in Texas and Nevada.
3. He was ordered to surrender his passport.
4. The next court appearance is set for April, if continuances are not granted.
Like a hot potato the judge said good riddance to the case and sent it downtown. Slapped CM on the wrist & basically sent him out the door. He arrived with bail bondsman in tow... paid the bail and left, somehow smuggled out. A travesty!

MJ’s song “They Really Don’t Care About Us” springs to mind.  

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Kartherine Jackson leaves the courthouse adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport after the arraingment of Dr Conrad Murray on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson s personal physician, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter of Jackson. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images)
Let's all pray the next judge is an MJ lover
or at least a lover of common decency and
true justice.

In the end Michael’s family went out the back
door and the paparazzi ran to the back to
mob them and Katherine was practically
crushed. I felt so badly for her having to go through
such a terribly long and unbelievable difficult day.

Myself along with many other fans were rooted
where we stood waiting for the press
conference to begin. Several fans who only met
one another that day stood together to hold up
banners and signs for “Justice for Michael”. 
We placed ourselves directly behind the
Conrad Murray’s defense team on a wall where we
were visible during the conference.

They said something about “If the prosecution had
any real proof of Conrad Murray’s guilt they would
not have taken so long to bring charges. Our signs
and chants calling for justice countered their
typical hype and posturing.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: Attorney Ed Chernoff (2L) speaks during a press conference following the arraignment of Dr. Conrad Murray at the Airport Los Angeles Courthouse on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson s personal physician, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter of Jackson. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images) 

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 08: General view as the Jackson family leaves the courthouse adjacent to Los Angeles International Airport after the arraingment of Dr Conrad Murray on February 8, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson s personal physician, pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter of Jackson. (Photo by Toby Canham/Getty Images) 

Michael’s little brother, Randy Jackson, came out the front door, the same door he had gone in upon arrival and escaped most of the paparazzi. There was a sad and respectful silence in the courtyard as he walked through. Then shouts of “I Love You Randy”, “Thank You Randy”, “We Love You Randy” rang out. He very humbly waved to the fans and unceremoniously climbed in the front seat of the limo with his driver and they left. We waited and checked several doors but Conrad Murray was smuggled out.

Every time I picture those police officers huddled around Conrad Murray protecting him from the "fans" I just feel sick. How deeply I wish the fans could have protected Michael Jackson from Conrad Murray and so many others. I picture the raid on Neverland and the bruises on Michael’s arms. I am certain of one thing… NO ONE in this life gets away with murder…
even if you manage to walk free on this earth.
You will answer to the ultimate judge! Your evilness does not escape God’s eye.
I am feeling as if I will never stop, the world will never stop grieving the loss of Michael Jackson. Evil tried to stop Michael Jackson but has not succeeded. Will not ever succeed! Every fiber of Michael’s being was all about LOVE and even in death he is STILL spreading his L.O.V.E.

The tapestry of MJ’s LOVE grows more everyday as fans continue to connect
with one another all around the world,
brought together by love of Michael Jackson, and in so doing
one of his greatest desires to unite the world in LOVE is being achieved.

What a legacy!!! What an incredible man!!!


Photo credit CowboyMJ Jackson MJFSC, Karlene Taylor MJFSC, Toby Canham/Getty Images, Fredrick M. Brown/ Getty Images,