Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Before Steven Speilberg there was Leni Riefenstahl!

Berlin, Germany—As a film lover and novice filmmaker I am beyond fascinated and spellbound by a truly amazing woman. She was an athlete, rock climber, mountain climber, dancer, actor, photographer, filmmaker, writer, scuba diver and major artist. This woman was gifted, talented and downright gorgeous.

Leni Riefenstahl was born in 1902 in this great city. Riefenstahl was raised in prosperity and rather than follow in her father’s business footstep chose to make her mark in performance and art. Riefenstahl was a strikingly beautiful contemporary of fellow actress Marlene Dietrich.

Riefenstahl had a problem, this incredibly lady had to master absolutely everything she ever tried. She made it her goal to do everything perfectly. She failed at nothing and was redundantly proven to be fearless.

As a budding filmmaker she was nothing less than a major pioneer that invented cinema techniques still being used today. She’d go to any length to create an exciting film shot out of the most ordinary human movement. Riefenstahl created cranes, rails and every conceivable kind of device to capture nearly impossible cinematic shots.

She attended one Nazi Party rally and like most of the world at that time, she admired Adolph Hitler as a potential savior of Germany. Her goal was always to gain opportunities to act, perform and make films. Hitler and his propaganda minister, Josef Goebbels was mesmerized by the exceptional young woman and invited her into what became an incredible nightmare.

Riefenstahl made a film that showcased the Third Reich called, Triumph des Willens or Triumph of the Will. The film was a documentary of feature film proportions that was made in Nuremberg. The film was a masterpiece of precession and military pageantry. Today the film is banned in Germany as a result of aggressive de-Naziification. For Riefenstahl this was more about art and filmmaking than documenting the birth of what would later become a ruthless, cruel and monstrous political regime.

In 1936 Riefenstahl created 200 miles of film to show the world the Olympics. Her film never once slighted America’s black athletic wonder, Jessie Owens of his stunning victory. With her films Olympia I and 2, Riefenstahl became the quintessential sports filmmaker that is still the role model of every sports photographer or filmmaker worldwide.

Josef Goebbels understandably wanted to make a mistress out of Riefenstahl but the truth was that she found him unattractive. To Riefenstahl's chagrin, Goebbels embellished their “friendship” in his personal diaries.

The war ended and despite the fact that Riefenstahl never once placed an anti-Semitic scene in her films or let such a word to pass her lips was arrested and put on trial. Her career was over and the best years of her life were just beginning. Riefenstahl was condemned, castigated and blackballed. Rather than to accept total defeat Riefenstahl went to Africa and began filming primitive tribes and even pursued groundbreaking oceanographic filmmaking. She never found real success again as the cinema legend she truly was.

Like all German civilians Riefenstahl was misled by the criminals running her government and only learned about the death camps after the war ended. This gifted artist was soon blamed for creating Hitler’s image and allowing him to seduce the world through her films. Unfortunately the world still remains ignorant of the truth nearly a decade after her death at the age of 101.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Identification requirements for voting and buying a gun should be the same

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Washington, DC—Possessing firearms and voting are considered rights. To obtain a firearm from a licensed dealer a citizen must provide solid documentation of identification. Falsifying the gun purchase forms carries significant felony punishments. To vote no Identification is required and falsification carries little or no punishment.

Someone please explain to me why there should be any difference in the requirements to exercise these two rights?

Of course the Leftists have had a 60-year lock on Congress. Those Leftists hate gun rights but want to extend to every third world needy trespasser the ability to vote because they’re unskilled, uneducated and needy and all beg for redistribution of the wealth.

Looking at the map above you can see that voter identification is never required in Leftist run states. Just try buying a gun in any state without ID.

All rights should be equal in America. Some rights are more equal than others.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas during Trying Times to My Blog Visitors

Los Angeles, CA—I’m here this year and won’t see any snow. I will however have fun anyway because this season is about friends, family and the most important part of our lives. Our faith, liberty and way of life have been challenged like never before in our lifetimes.

This Christmas has many Americans suffering because of unemployment and underemployment. The Socialist engineered destruction of our economy has placed millions of retirement pensions in certain jeopardy along with the Social Security Ponzi scheme.

We have a new American Marxist inspired culture of rewarding failure and punishing productivity that makes an economic recovery impossible.

The worst news story of the Christmas season was to see African-Americans resorting to nationwide savagery in order to waste their government entitlement cash on over-priced sneakers. Those shoes are nothing more than a twisted status symbol that won’t improve life. This demonstrates just what we can expect in the future where flash mob violence is becoming an everyday terror tool.

I don’t have any answers that don’t involve stiff resistance to the Obama Administration and their Socialist policies. We must get ready for severe tightening of our police state, suspension of the Bill of Rights and perhaps another Civil War is inevitable.

Our two political parties today are more reminiscent what existed in 1933’s Germany, the National Socialists and the Communists. The current GOP and Democratic parties have changed into something frightening and un-American. Both parties favor brute force war, the TSA and slavery by excessive taxation.

Our nation cannot continue without Civil War because there are too many Americans who will never relinquish their freedom, liberty and what so many patriots died to give us.

Real Americans must band together and learn how to say no to excessive government by the means allowed under our Constitution. Perhaps someday we can again have a Christmas season with liberty, safety, financial security happiness and love.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Nuremberg, Where Firearms Manufacturers Meet From Everywhere—March 9 thru 12, 2012

Nuremberg, Germany—This venerable and historic old city every March is the site of the International Arms Exposition or IWA. This is similar but just a bit smaller than the international SHOT Show most often held in Las Vegas, NV. The IWA Nuremberg show is split into a civilian sports section and a military and police area. Some 35,000 people visited over 1100 exhibits last year. There are also many exhibitors with exciting new products never seen before in the United States.

Aside from the show the real draw here for me are the sights, elegant women and food. Located in the state of Bavaria it’s just a two hour drive North of Munich and there is a lot to see if you can stay an additional week or more.

As for sights you will be able to visit the Hall of Justice where over a dozen trials were held bringing many Nazi to justice for War Crimes. Six-million Jews and Gypsies were murdered by the National Socialist regime but over nine-million Germans were annihilated as a result of Nazi tyranny. The penalty for any German citizen criticizing or revealing Nazi atrocities was certain death.

Nuremberg was considered the epicenter of the failed National Socialist movement. This was the place where the Nuremberg Race laws were born that stripped Jews of their citizenship enabling their deportation. As such this became the ideal place to try and hang Nazi tyrants that were convicted.

After Germany surrendered over 200,000 women and girls were savagely raped by the smelly, Communist Russian swine that took brutal control over much of Germany. These Russian criminals all escaped war crimes justice because of a willing accomplice, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Somehow Germany rebuilt better than ever and became a great ally for America and the free world. The grand children and great grandchildren of this sad chapter in Germany history are an educated, social and creative bunch. They work, play, love and many enjoy collecting firearms and shooting like Americans.

IWA also exhibits state of the art firearms for police and military. Of course the technology of firearms has evolved little over the last century. They are prettier and somewhat better functioning today than they were in 1911. The best of the best can be seen and handled right here.

If you love history and firearms Nuremberg is the place to go. I must warn you that attendance to the IWA like the SHOT show is limited to people in the firearms trade and manufacturing businesses.

Saying all of this I’m looking for some company to send me to IWA for the show to work at marketing and or public relations. I speak German and know my way around this great nation.

Click here for the official IWA show website.

Here are two videos from the last show:

Monday, December 19, 2011

Why Fly When You Can Avoid the TSA’s Goons?

Phoenix, AZ—Flying between Los Angeles and Las Vegas used to be a snap. Bargain air fares and the pleasure of having your friends see you off or meet you at the gate instead of baggage claim. Not anymore, TSA tyranny has arrived.

Today you must face a gauntlet of the lower form of life that is the TSA. They’re simply there to provide the illusion of security because they are not trained, equipped or even capable of providing real protection. This American insult comes with their zero tolerance policies that shred our rights to be free of unreasonable searches and our privacy.

The TSA has taken on all kinds of additional concerns such as drug laws and currency reporting violations that are in no way related to terrorism.

I will take the risky six-hour drive anytime instead of being miserable at the hands of the unemployable TSA thugs. There are other benefits such as the secure transportation of my personal firearms, computer and camera equipment. Additionally, I never need to rent a car once I arrive.

I’m not alone in my avoidance of air travel. Millions of people simply stay home rather than travel. This consumer reaction to TSA tyranny has had a huge and crippling impact on the entire travel and hospitality industry.

It would have been a lot more effective, smarter and tolerable if people traveling on passports from hostile nations were simply banned from traveling on our planes. That and simple profiling of passengers for terror risk factors. Every pilot should be trained and armed along with selected crew members. Sworn state and local police officers should be encouraged to fly with their side arms in exchange for reduced rate air fares.

The TSA will only support security measures that are expensive, unworkable and destructive to the American economy.

Here is a TSA goon in action trying to prevent me from shooting video outside a terminal at LAX. She had no authority to stop me or assault me the way she did.

What You Need to Know About Martial Law, Internment and the Obama Administration

Washington, DC—The Obama Administration has done two dramatic things that give us insight into their future plans. Crazy, you say? The tools of every despot criminal regime are always the same.

Obama’s government has lifted the ban on military troops policing Americans. The Posse Comitatus Act was put in place just after our Civil War. Americans were so horribly abused by military troops this law was enacted to forever prevent the repetition of military tyranny on citizens. The law has been repealed by, Obama and his band of tyrants. The memory of the home invasions, rapes and arson by the military has faded long ago.

Obama’s government has given itself the power of arresting and holding Americans without, bail, lawyers, or trial. This was enacted as an “anti-terrorism” tool. Just what is terrorism? It’s something as insignificant as a kid making a mindless threat in a schoolyard. Terrorism allegations will begin with the simple exercise of speech that suggests resistance of any kind to government tyranny.

These two things seem small and are barely noticed by people that have never experienced government tyranny. Historically these two items enable every holocaust. In case you don’t know it, it’s governments that are the most prolific murderers of all time. Every government at one time or another in their history begins murdering their own citizens. These two un-American changes can only serve one purpose, tyranny.

For some reason everyone has been brainwashed into thinking Germany’s Nazi’s only targeted Jews and Gypsies. The reality is nine million ordinary Germans perished under Adolph Hitler in addition to the six million Jews and Gypsies. Hitler murdered his own citizens at an alarming rate.

For those people that think that Communism was somehow better, Russia’s Stalin killed as many or more than Hitler. Stalin did not keep detailed records of his crimes like Hitler. At the end of World War Two, Stalin’s troops raped over 2 million women and little girls during their occupation of Germany. You don’t hear much about Stalin’s war crimes because he had a willing accomplice, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

This is more about what you can expect when the military comes for you. They will forcibly remove you and your family from your home. They will place you in a sex segragated detention camp where people are concentrated tightly together for convenience of the government.

Medical care will be superficial or non-existent. Food will consist of military freeze dried rations or worse. Heating and cooling will so inefficient it will put children and the elderly at risk.

Because of the high concentration of people disease will spread like wildfire and the bodies of victims will stack up like cordwood. Additionally you can expect the government to place people together that can’t peaceably co-exist together because or cultural or racial differences and of course people will die as a result.

The government can be counted upon to allow thugs who are inmates just like you to have police authority over you. They will have clubs and better conditions as a reward for keeping you in line.

The gas chambers of Nazi death camps were hardly more efficient that concentrating people together like they did at the Wausau Ghetto in Poland. Of the six million Jews and Gypsies several million died from starvation, disease, freezing, beatings, shooting and of course suicide.

Barack Obama is the biggest threat to American lives simply because he has been given the time-tested tools to murder us. If we allow this traitor to maintain power we deserve what we get.

The motive for this kind of government tyranny is simply to loot the assets of the citizens. The appointed bureaucrats all can be sure of obtaining vast wealth by allowing the killing and plunder.

You can call me an alarmist all you want but history vindicates my position. Right behind Obama are hundreds of Communists, Socialist and Progressives (including many Republicans) with the same goals. Humans have a poor track record of resisting tyrannical governments. If you fail to resist and fight for your life while you can, perhaps you don’t deserve to live.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Meeting Actor Kenneth Branagh and a Review of his Film My Week With Marilyn

Los Angeles, CA fresh from a transcontinental flight British actor, Kenneth Branagh paid a visit to a Screen Actors Guild showing of his latest film and was interviewed for a small audience of fortunate SAG members. As a SAG member I must admit attending these SAG Foundation events is a real perk for me.

Branagh has a gift of a marvelous baritone voice that’s mixed with perfect diction of the King’s English. I approached him afterwards and called to him, “Herr General Von Trescow!.” That got a big smile as he beamed with pride for playing that role in the film Valkyrie.

I told him I want to see the tearjerker film of 21 year-old, anti-Nazi martyr Sophie Scholl remade for an English speaking audience. Sophie Scholl along with her brother Hans Scholl, and their friend Christophe Probst were discovered passing out anti-Nazi leaflets at the University of Munich in 1943. They were tried for Treason and beheaded on a guillotine at the Staddleheim prison. The complex role of Gestapo Inspector Mohr would be perfect for Branagh. Emma Watson is now the perfect age to Play Sophie Scholl.

Needless to say, Branagh is at the zenith of a great career and can do whatever we wants. He never fails his audience.

A for the film, “My Week With Marilyn”, I had no great expectations because two actors, Marilyn Monre and Sir Lawrence Oliver were to be mimicked. Usually I find actors do crappy impersonations of famous characters. This however was not the case. There were fine performances by an ensemble cast including , Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Judy Dench and an adorable, grown up Emma Watson from Harry Potter fame.

Redmayne plays a then 23 year old Colin Clark who by chance becomes a third-assistant film director on the film, The Prince and the Showgirl.” Clark meets the confused and vulnerable 30 year-old American actress just as her new playwright husband Arthur Miller abandons her in London. They had a short one-week, but hot romance that was the subject of the film.

The magic of the films is the collision of two quite opposite actors, Olivier and Monroe. Olivier is placed into a real love-hate relationship with Monroe who is suddenly thrust into a sea of British actors. Monroe goes through culture shock but is helped along the way by her new young lover, Clark.

Michelle Williams has a great career ahead of her. The film was excellent and worth the admission price. Both Branagh and Williams woke up this morning to learn that have been nominated for SAG Awards for their respective roles.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Social Media Video Explosion is Underway

Chicago, IL—It took a huge investment to experiment with television when it was invented in the early 1950s. What eventually evolved is amazing. Today we have color, wide screen and high definition video that's nothing short of incredible. None of us can escape the lush rich video screens that are absolutely everywhere.

The tools to make quality content are incredibly inexpensive today. It takes little effort these days to make watchable content. Incredible empowerment exists to get your message, product or story out to a worldwide audience. It pays to use the new high quality equipment that available and learn how to captivate your audience with quality content.

Google and the other search engines do a great job of directing people to your content by subject matter. You can sell a service, product or anything at all and the cost for the Internet space is free. Any business that’s not taking full advantage of the ability to put video content up as a marketing tool is losing clients and customers.

Until now all advertising had no specific target. We especially loathed advertising for things we don’t need or want. Television commercials are generally very annoying for that reason. Today any business can directly target people that need and consume what they’re selling. Your potential customers are looking for what you have to offer.

Bloggers that don't create video for their visitors and shortchanging them. It is so easy to embed video right into any blog.

People involved in high profile court cases have a unique opportunity today. They can actually put up a video documentary that shows their side of the story. I’ve found that the vast majority of jurors simply ignore judge’s admonishments to avoid media and the Internet. Instead the jurors go out of their way to get the whole story, not just what they hear in court. Like it or not, that’s reality. Using the Social Media to influence court cases is just in its infancy. What Nancy Grace does on television can be countered through watchable video content. Remember Google will bring those jurors you want to influence to your content. There are plenty of semi-retired TV news producers willing to help you create what you need.

An equipment investment of $5,000.00 and training such as that offered by the New York Video School you can create content like a pro.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Why Do We Waste So Much Money on Cop Costumes for TSA Workers?

Washington, DC—We created the TSA in an effort to reduce terrorism in our commercial air transportation system. They have yet to claim a single event where their multi-billion dollar efforts have paid off. The only successful anti-terrorism efforts have been as the result of passengers taking the law into their own hands.

These people are not law enforcement officers. They have not met standards required of law enforcement officers such as intelligence testing, medical examinations or stringent background investigations. More importantly they have not attended nor passed the required training programs of law enforcement officers.

Our government has created a theater of illusions called the Transportation security Administration. TSA programs to stifle terrorism are acceptable only if they are ineffective; violate the rights Americans and they allow people with passports from unfriendly nations to fly in our airplanes.

Part of the TSA security illusion was to make the marginable people hired to screen baggage look like cops. We all know they are part of a government make work, jobs program. We know they are not cops so why the expensive masquerade? We could save a bundle by putting these people in orange jumpsuits with big TSA letters on their backs. They have ID cards to prove they are baggage screeners why the gold police style badges? Those badges are very expensive.

We really don’t need the TSA. We could replace the screening with some legitimate profiling by sworn and trained cops. We could arm the pilots and some selected crew members. We should encourage local cops with standard training to fly while armed for half-price fares.

We could replace the TSA with real meaningful security. By the way did you know the pilots who are armed must now carry their service pistols in cumbersome locked security boxes? I guess the idea is for the pilots to use the boxes as they would a club. I guess giving hijackers a headache beats nothing.

By request here is a little ruhbarb I had with a TSA bitch two years ago at LAX...

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Chicago Police Understaffing Requires a New Look at Concealed Weapons Legalization

Chicago, IL—I really don’t care what the excuse is for the shortage of Chicago police officers. The Daley Administration squandered every tax dime they could. They went on to tax all of the productive people and their businesses right out of the city. There is no cure in sight and at some point bankruptcy is inevitable for the Windy City.

Understandably they can’t hire and train cops to fight crime. Thankfully the temporary fix of winter weather will do more to keep dangerous criminals off the streets than the demoralized, outgunned and undermanned police department. In the meantime aging cops are retiring at a record pace.

Chicagoans have a right to be safe on the streets and in their homes and businesses and the only meaningful solution left is self-help.

Today 49 other states allow for concealed weapons to be carried by the law-abiding for self-defense. People have been allowed to carry loaded firearms and the sky has not fallen. What has happened is millions of crimes have been prevented without even firing a shot. Criminals are simply too cowardly to take on armed citizens.

Training that begins with conflict avoidance, safety, marksmanship along with the laws and liability of the justifiable use of deadly force must be made available to the law-abiding. The law-abiding should be encouraged to obtain and carry reliable firearms so they can protect themselves, families and businesses.

Chicagoans can’t rely on police for protection when the department is at full strength. Now a depressed economy with more criminals than ever and fewer cops it is unreasonable to deny citizens the right of self-defense. The door is also opened for anyone arrested for carrying weapons to use the necessity defense in court.

Let’s face it the cops can barely keep up with responding to crimes after they happen under normal conditions. Pro-active and preventative police work simply does not exist.

The government has become an accessory to criminals by holding victims down for thugs that rape, rob and murder. The law-abiding citizens of Chicago and Illinois should not tolerate these conditions.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

America Needs More Politicians Like Bill Rosendahl of The Los Angeles City Council

Los Angeles, CA—In this land of crazies and Bolsheviks they are just like the politicians they have chosen. For the most part they are a grandstanding bunch fighting to prove who can destroy the American way of life the fastest. If I seem unfriendly to these elected officials it’s because they have earned my disrespect, as did those who voted for them.

Along the way you meet some rare politicians that actually deserve to breathe our air and have earned their paychecks. City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl of the 11th Westside district is a rare one.

Rosendahl surprised me when I learned he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served proudly and honorably at the same time I did during the Viet Nam War. Rosendahl could have easily avoided the draft since he is Gay. Instead he served this great nation and kept his sex life private.

Being Gay in Los Angeles is not a liability for any politician on the contrary it has wide voter appeal. I have learned long ago that Gay people contribute to society in every walk of life and deserve to be treated with dignity. Yes, I have Gay friends and don’t feel threated by their existence.

Being an Army veteran myself I often attend Veteran’s events and always see Bill Rosendahl there trying to learn the needs of our nation’s heroes. Rosendahl is a lone political voice on this part of the country fighting to protect land and services set aside for these men and women granted to them during times in our history where military service was more appreciated.

Right now men and women are returning from prolonged combat duty in the Mideast with no marketable skills. Some have obvious injuries and others are sitting on dark secrets of depression and undiagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. Every one of those patriots, need desperately to become reintegrated into a peaceful society and given a helping hand with jobs and training.

America’s priorities have changed, rather than helping our veterans too many of our politicians want to help illegal immigrants with free citizenship and handouts. We have allowed our politicians to bankrupt our healthcare institutions and schools providing services to greater Mexico and Central America. These same politicians could care less about the men and women making huge sacrifices for our way of life.

There are lots of needy people on our world but priorities should demand that the defenders of our freedom never be shortchanged.

Bill Rosendahl is at the front fighting for veterans everyday. I also have seen this man out on the street of his district asking every citizen in his district not for their support for him but about their personal needs.

I’m sure there are plenty of things I might disagree with Rosendahl about, however his commitment to our nation’s fighting men and women deserves support.

Is The Death of Drew Peterson’s Fourth Wife Greatly Exaggerated?

Bolingbrook, IL—Over four years ago Stacy Ann Peterson vanished. It was no secret that she had been complaining of marital problems with her much older police sergeant husband, Drew Peterson.

Peterson who had a noted preference for younger female companionship was in his fourth failed marriage. His third estranged wife, Kathleen Savio died in her bathtub in the safety of her own locked home. That death was investigated and ruled as an accident. Savio had recently changed the locks and Drew Peterson had no keys to Savio’s home.

After Stacy Peterson disappeared the investigation of Savio’s death was re-opened and re-classified as a murder on paper-thin evidence. Drew Peterson has been jailed on a $20 million bail bond for over three years. Peterson has been locked up without trial in the style of some rogue, Fascist government rather than a nation with a Bill of Rights.

Will County State’s Attorney, James Glasgow successfully lobbied the dull-witted folks that make up the Illinois General Assembly for a new and special law. The law was aimed at allowing long-banned hearsay testimony to be heard in an American courtroom. This new law was passed and has the moniker of the Drew Peterson Law. I guess whatever worked for the People’s Court of the Third Reich (1933-1945) is now somehow good enough for Illinois.

Hearsay evidence is fun because it automatically doubles the chance that the statement produced is a lie. Did the person being quoted lie or is it the person providing the hearsay making it up? Additionally if everyone was telling the truth or is the person providing the quote mistaken about the line? Hearsay does not belong in an American Courtroom but more hearsay exceptions are allowed just as all our hard won freedoms have slipped away over the years.

Is the Savio murder allegation against Drew Peterson really more about the missing Stacy Peterson? Stacy allegedly confided in several people telling them she wanted to leave her husband. According to Mike Kurdenok of Coal City, IL, Stacy told him during an after school date that she wanted to, “Slip away before Drew woke up.” Kurdenok made it clear that Stacy did not want to be found! Of course, I have serious questions for this man who was out drinking with Peterson’s young bride.

Is Stacy Peterson alive? They have written her off as dead long ago. Many have bolstered that argument with suggestions that Stacy would have never voluntarily left her children. None of us know for sure where Stacy is today. We can only guess.

People disappear from the radar all the time. They avoid friends, family and even their young children. Fugitives have been found often many decades after authorities that have diligently searched for them. Some are never found.

Take the recent resurfacing of a Stanwood, WA woman, Judith Bello. Bello left her three year-old, son vanishing in 1993. Police, friends and relatives searched for the woman in vain. The presumptions were that she was murdered since they all concluded she’d never leave her little boy.

The reality was she skipped out on her former life and child moving to California. After seeing a television "cold case" spot about her disappearance and presumed death due to foul play Bello called authorities ending the two-decade old mystery. The Bello case is just one of many.

As a private investigator I search for missing people and have found that women can hide much easier then men. Women often take the name of male companions without marriage ceremonies. Often in relationships one partner will borrow the identity of the other for employment purposes. Marty Ryan has a Social Security number and hooks up with Mary. Mary applies for and gets work as M. Ryan using Marty’s Social Security number. Marty may even get a significant boost in benefits as a result of the scam.

Women get significantly less police attention then men in our world. Stacy Peterson could easily be alive and happy to have shed the responsibility that her children brought. We don’t know for sure about Stacy and to assume Peterson murdered her is wrong.

Those who have judged Peterson most harshly are unhappy with his penchant for much younger women and his failure as a husband. Does that somehow make Peterson a cold-blooded killer?

Keeping any citizen locked up without a trial is un-American. Using hearsay evidence to secure a conviction is a sign that America has become a Police State.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Information Needed On Scottsdale Justifiable Homicide

Scottsdale, AZ—The November 10th fatal shooting behind the CVS pharmacy at Pima and Pinnacle Peak Roads is still under investigation by the defense team headed by Phoenix attorney, Richard D. Gierloff.

There are still unanswered questions about battery and used golf cart store proprietor, Paul “Tom” Pearson, 50 (DOB 02-17-61), his habits and business dealings.

Don’t assume for a second that the information you may possess is already known. Please, out of simple fairness and necessity please share it with the defense team.

Thomas' personal vehicle sported a dealer’s plate registered to his battery business that is a licensed motor vehicle dealership. The problem is they were not selling cars. Such use of a dealer’s plate is in violation of state law.

There are many unanswered questions bout Pearson and why he used his own three-ton vehicle as a deadly weapon threatening David Appleton for nearly two miles in busy Scottsdale traffic.

Please contact me at the phone number or e-mail address you will find right here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Scottsdale Police Released the 911 Tape and Initial Reports on Scottsdale Justifiable Homicide

Scottsdale, AZ—As soon as Scottsdale police arrested long time lawyer David Appleton, sordid half-truths, lies and damn lies began to surface. The arrest was not backed by any evidence of a crime.

A detective simply refused to accept the only living witness’ account of the violent assault and justifiable use of deadly force. The evidence shows that the dead man Paul “Tom” Pearson was responsible for his own sudden demise.

1. The dead man was felled by a close to contact bullet wound to the chest.
2. Blood was observed on Appleton’s driver’s side door at on the ground with the fatally wounded assailant.
3. The dead man reportedly told his cousin over the phone that he was chasing someone that ran a traffic control device. That conversation ended with the dead man making a challenge, “You won’t shoot me with that gun!” That challenge was made as Appleton’s attacker had his massive hand squeezing his throat.
4. Police falsely stated there was no sign of injury or the attack that Appleton told them about. Police covered-up the fact that Appleton’s torn shirt and ripped off buttons were located and impounded for the crime lab by police.
5. Pearson’s wife Vicki told police that her husband had called her telling her he was coming straight home from work. She told police she did not understand why her husband would pass their home at Los Gatos and Pima Roads and continue for another mile to the CVS store.
6. Rather than take Appleton to a physician police simply diagnosed the 59 year-old lawyer as uninjured. Symptoms of strangulation are easily observed by any qualified physician if they would bother to have him examined.

Arizona’s Castle Doctrine allows deadly force to be used against anyone trying to enter or extract a person from a motor vehicle they occupy. Pearson’s criminal assault resulted in his death.

This is nothing more than a sad tale of a highway bully taking his rage out on a smaller and older man. Had Pearson simply been able to control his temper and make that turn into the Los Gatos development where his family was waiting for him he’d still be alive today.

Listening to the 911 call made by Appleton tells volumes about how he responsibly did all he could to help the man that attacked him after he was felled by a single shot.

Monday, November 21, 2011

The Scottsdale Justifiable Homicide, an Analysis of a Tragedy

Scottsdale, AZ—I must say every driver has experienced the rude or inconsiderate motorist make offensive or even dangerous maneuvers. Many of us feel there’s never a cop around when you need one. The urge to take the law into our own hands is one that fortunately passes quickly for most of us.

The event of November 10th at Pima and Pinnacle Peak Roads killed one man and changed the life of another forever. Valley Battery, and used golf cart shop proprietor Paul “Tom” Pearson, 50 apparently became angered at a maneuver of David Appleton, 59 a lawyer. Pearson chased Appleton North on Pima Road passing his by own home on Los Gatos for more than a mile. Pearson caught up with Appleton who fled into the strip mall containing a CVS store to hide from Pearson. That failed when Pearson quickly located his prey.

The larger and younger Pearson quickly exited his vehicle and aggressively charged up to Appleton’s driver’s side car window. Pearson grabbed Appleton by his shirt and throat effectively strangling the older man. Appleton produced a small revolver to deter the younger, obviously athletic and larger stranger. When the sight of the gun did not seem to faze Pearson, Appleton’s options ran out and a single gunshot felled Pearson.

Under the Arizona Castle Doctrine, the law is clear citizen’s have the absolute right to use deadly force to end efforts to invade the motor vehicles they occupy. That right also allows the use of deadly force to prevent any attempts to forcibly extract occupants of a motor vehicle.

Scottsdale police suggest that Appleton was the aggressor despite the fact that the lawyer’s shirt was ripped and buttons were torn away. When police arrived they found Pearson unconscious but still clinging to life next to Appleton’s driver’s door.

Scottsdale police have refused to turn over the 911 tapes of this incident to the media. The withholding of this vital and public information is both curious and suspect

The detective interviewed the cooperative lawyer and without an additional eyewitness, surveillance video and chose not to believe what he was told.

Appleton has no history of violence or participation in contact sports. He’s a scholarly man who does his combat on paper in legal briefs or in courtrooms. Appleton was obviously very afraid of the bully who was choking him. I guess the homicide detective that decided to arrest Appleton went to a different police academy than I did.

Pearson’s temper got the best of him and that lapse cost him his life. More than that, Pearson’s failure left his beautiful wife Vicki along with his three daughters to fend without him forever. I can tell you for sure that these fine young women are in Appleton’s prayers and will be for the rest of his life.

There is no crime here on Appleton’s part but nonetheless; this is a life-changing event for this senior lawyer.

For now this case will be under the watchful eye of the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. They must carefully review the results of the Medical Examiner and toxicology reports, crime lab findings and other evidence to make a final determination whether to bring a criminal charge.

Both Pearson and Appleton have strong supporters and right now emotions are high on both sides. This will all be decided on the simple words of Arizona’s Castle Doctrine that spells out the justifiable use of deadly force.

There is a strong lesson here for every motorist. Courtesy can be as contagious as is a great smile. Anger has no place on our highways.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Murder Charges Dismissed Against Scottsdale Lawyer David Appleton

Phoenix, AZ—David Appleton has had a very rough and expensive week. Last Thursday night the 59 year-old lawyer was chased down Pima Road by an angry driver who cornered him behind a drug store, jumped out of his vehicle and attempted to strangle him. Appleton apparently produced a .38 revolver in an effort to halt the attack. When the sight of the gun had no effect on his younger assailant a single shot ended the life of an angry, Paul “Tom” Pearson.

Scottsdale police refused to believe Appleton’s claims of self-defense and arrested him on murder charges. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reviewed the known facts and physical evidence and found there was insufficient evidence to support the charges. Prosecutors motioned the court this morning to dismiss the direct complaint.

Should the Scottsdale police find enough evidence for probable cause they may bring it forward to prosecutors for prosecution. For now Dave Appleton is free.

Everyone in the defense side of this case including David Appleton recognize the sorrow that Pearson’s wife and three daughters are going through right now. I think it’s fair to say that Pearson had a good side that his family and friends will miss. I hope that his family is able to move on and experience success and love that Pearson surely would have wanted for them.

There is a lesson to learn here and that’s to try and ignore those drivers that irritate all of us. Arizona gives motorists the same protection and people have in their homes. Deadly force can be used to prevent crimes and assaults in cars as well as homes. Conflict avoidance is always the best policy.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Scottsdale Police Investigation of Road Rage Homicide is Lacking

Scottsdale, AZ—Last Thursday nights fatal shooting at Pima and Pinnacle Peak Roads outside of the CVS Drug Store needs further investigation.

With minimal evidence cops chose to arrest long time Scottsdale lawyer David Appleton, 59 for murder in connection with the fatal shooting of Paul “Tom” Pearson, 50. The facts are that Pearson took offense to Appleton’s driving and decided to chase down and assault the older lawyer.

Apparently Pearson selected the wrong person to place in a martial arts sleeper hold. The lawyer was lawfully armed with a .38 caliber revolver and shot his assailant in obvious self-defense.

Appleton is not without friends that know he is a gentle and reasonable man. These folks met me at the scene of the shooting to speak of for their friend.

Additionally these folks also expressed sadness for the dead man’s family saying this tragedy did not have to happen if Pearson simply let pass whatever driving failure he had witnessed. You can’t simply reach through the driver’s window and choke out every crappy driver.

The question remains if County Attorney Bill Montgomery will follow through with a prosecution of David Appleton. You can indict a ham sandwich for anything these days but fairness must prevail.

Here is the video from the scene:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Arizona Lawyer Charged With Murder, But Was It Justifiable Homicide?

Scottsdale, AZ—Long time lawyer Dave Appleton, 59 apparently called police for help because a motorist had chased him and threatened him with a motor vehicle. The chase ended in a fatal shooting at a CVS pharmacy parking lot at Pima and Pinnacle Peak Roads @ 7:30 PM.

The aggressor, Paul "Tom" Pearson, 50, attacked Appleton through the window of his Toyota SUV. Soon thereafter the Pearson lay dead from a single gunshot. Police grilled Appleton for hours and finally charged him with Second Degree Murder despite a claim to self-defense. Appleton told police the younger man was trying to strangle him.

I’ve known Appleton for 25 years and found him to be a bookish and gentle soul. He is hardly a combatant and I know him to be reasonable and anything but aggressive. He’s not the kind of guy that would flip off another driver with a middle finger or look for trouble. I can't imagine him hurting a soul unless he was in fear of his life.

I suspect that a lot of people know about the dead assailant and I’m asking for any and all information that would assist Appleton in getting a fair trial.

It will take a while to get the toxicological report that would disclose what was fueling Appleton’s attacker.

If you have information about Paul Pearson by all means e-mail or call me. You can even leave a comment with a way to contact you and I won’t publish it. I will forward the information to the proper place.

Appleton is being held on a draconian $500.000.00 cash bail requirement and is due back in court on November 17th @ 8:30 AM.

Appleton being a lawyer should have known better than to talk to the police but he is a cooperative kind of guy. It might have cost him everything. Never talk to the police if you must use force to defend yourself or a family member. I'm on my way to Scottsdale and will get to the bottom of this case.

West Covina Cops In Hot Water For Film Making

West Covina, CA—In this Los Angeles suburb, there is a major scandal! It seems actors wearing police uniforms, driving city owned cars made a little spoof film and posted it on YouTube. Real cops are suspected with involvement in this major transgression.

The city’s politicians were not amused and began an investigation. The beef is the “misuse” of city equipment and working without a film permit required for commercial productions.

I’m sorry, I see don’t see anythinging wrong unless there is a legitimate victim. This should happen more often especially since the equipment and software is so inexpensive and easy to use. No this film won't make it to the Academy Awards any time soon but the film makers are learning and may just make it there someday.

Just so you know the gunshots were simulated with the special effects of Final Cut Pro software.

In case your wondering, I had nothing to do with this film. That’s my story and I’m stikin’ to it!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Learning How To Stop Chicago’s Government Extortion Games

Chicago, IL—The city I was born and raised in has become tyrannical and oppressive. Crooked politicians have turned taxpayers into a human ATM machines enslaving them. The time for resistance is long overdue. The best form of resistance is for taxpayers to remove themselves from the city radar.

They can only own you if you let them so why would you allow that? In the coming weeks I will tell you how to force these crooks out of your pockets. You can make life miserable and impossible for your slave masters.

Let me begin by telling anyone charged with any city ordinance offense to demand a jury trial. Juries won’t convict you any faster than today’s judges but if everyone demanded a jury trial the courts would collapse in a single day. Chicago’s officials could not begin to handle that kind of overwhelming pressure.

You can vanish from the extortionists that are out looking for new ways to rob you through their raw power. Stay tuned right here and you will see your magical powers! Watch the short video below:

Monday, November 07, 2011

Conrad Murray Verdict Is In

Los Angeles, CA—The loonies are all over the Criminal Court Building at 210 Temple Street. This is the location of many high profile trials that attract idle and pathetic people who apparently need to get a life. They chant, carry signs and demand guilty verdicts and punitive maximum penalties. They absolutely have a First Amendment rights to show their ugly ignorance.

Anyone observing a criminal trial who would pray for a guilty verdict or cheer if one was reached needs serious mental health treatment.

The jury has deliberated on this Manslaughter trial less than three days. We are all trying to fathom what the jury has guessed who was responsible for Michael Jackson’s death. The verdict will be read at 1:30 PM Pacific time.

The verdict is Guilty--November 29, 2011 is the date for sentencing. Judge remands Murray to custody pending sentencing even though he may well get probation.

I have to ask what defense lawyer would allow a client suspected of a serious crime to be interviewed by police? It was Murray's own words that caused this conviction. NEVER TALK TO THE COPS UNLESS YOU LIKE PRISON.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Gun Grips can be Sexy! Spice up you personal protection!

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Saturday, November 05, 2011

Welcome to the Fascist Republic of America

Washington, DC—Today American’s educational system has replaced history and political science with pop culture. We are doomed to repeat history especially when our friends and neighbors don’t know what’s transpired before they arrived.

Communism/Socialism has been romanticized and legitimized by our educators despite the brutality, misery and despair it has brought nation after nation. The same educators won’t tell you about executing people fleeing from Communist/Socialist governments or taking the children of couples away for adoptions with strangers based on rumors that they were planning to flee.

If you ask our Leftist educators about Adolph Hitler or the Nazis you will be told the big lie that they weren’t Socialists. The first thing Hitler did was to redistribute the wealth. The word Nazi replaced National Socialist.

You can’t have Communism/Socialism and a Bill of Rights like we claim to have in America. Marxists say they are all equal but the government does not answer to anyone and the preferred party faithful wallow in decadent luxury while the people starve. Frankly a good Communist/Socialist is a dead Communist/Socialist.

In China today the super rich never pay a dime in taxes while those who must work to survive are simply slaves. Communism/Socialism is nothing less that legalized slavery.

Socialism is supposed to be the kinder, gentler form of Communism. You can’t maintain Communism or Socialism without fascism. Privacy, freedom of speech and due process protections is always the first targets of Communist/Socialist politicians/dictators.

To get the masses to accept our police state, fear is the primary tool. Frightening the citizenry claiming constant terrorist threats, works. History always shows humans will trade liberty for the mere illusion of safety and security. But soon the government terrorizes those same citizens much more than they could ever imagine.

The citizens of Communist/Socialist nations soon become too frightened to demand that their freedom be returned. That’s when the Socialist politicians/dictators brag that they have a 100% approval rating.

In Socialist nations there is never a division of opinion in their administrations. Dissension is always dealt with in secret mass graves.

Today Homeland Security is spreading fear everywhere through propaganda as they take control of every form of travel. They want you to believe everything they do is for our own safety. The real problem is we need protection from Homeland security, that fascist bitch, Janet Napolitano and her army of unwashed and unemployable TSA thugs.

We can either resist Barack Obama and his appointed traitors or live in a world that even George Orwell could not envision. Beware that behind Obama is an army of would-be Communist/Socialist dictators and many of them are in the Republican Party.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The official Crimefile Review of, “THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY”

Los Angeles, CA—Former Chicago police, Area-6 Burglary dick Dennis Farina took on a great role and has knocked it out of the park. Farina has been a successful actor ever since he consulted with movie director Michael Mann on the film Thief. Farina got a bit part in the film and former Area-6 Robbery sergeant Chuck Adamson wound up a somewhat meatier role as a corrupt Chicago police sergeant (a big stretch-not!)

Adamson went on to be a screenwriter until he passed away a couple of years ago in Oregon where he retired.

Farina never forgot where he came from and still attends copper’s retirement parties and funerals.

I was lucky enough to see a screening of the film and have a chat with Farina after the film. At 68, Farina is still in rare form and seems ready to take on the world.

As for the film associated with Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater it was a dream vehicle for Farina. The story was penned and directed by Joe Maggio. The film was shot in an incredible 19 days. Needless to say it was all Chicago through and through.

Farina’s character Joe May was an ageing small time hustler who returns from an extended Cook County Hospital stay after surviving a bout with pneumonia. May is a man with few friends and an estranged son. There are of course his acquaintances and a former partner who retired in an assisted living home.

May returns to his low rent apartment of 40 years, only to learn it was rented out to a young single mother, Jenny (Jamie Allman), and her adorable pre-teen daughter, Angelina (Meredith Droeger). May’s property was sent out to the trash by the land lord and he suddenly finds himself homeless and too proud to ask for help.

Jenny is involved in an abusive relationship with a control freak thug who just happens to be a cop and a collision course is set in motion.

May is in the struggle of his life to re-establish some kind of relevancy and to maintain his dignity. May’s search for work is aggravated by his age but he puts one foot in front of the other and moves forward. His search takes him to a sleazy and nasty underworld boss played by Gary Cole. Enough spoiling of the plot here so I will move on.

The real muscle of this film is that is about real people with real problems and emotions that must be faced. There are no special effects, expensive sets with the usual Hollywood eye candy. There is just a great script, wonderful actors that makes seeing this film compelling. It will make you want to be a little nicer to the Joe Mays in your life.

I don’t write reviews on films I don’t like. I love this film, cast and crew. Spend the money and see it in the theater. It’s definitely a date film so bring that special someone.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pretender, Mitt Romney is More Liberal than McCain

There is one thing for sure that Democrats know. If a liberal weenie like Mitt Romney heads the GOP ticket the Conservative voters will boycott the polling places. Liberal weenies have headed up the GOP tickets for both Clinton terms and McCain did a great job of keeping Conservatives far from the polling places when he ran against Obama.

Somehow I expect that Romney’s Primary campaign is being funded by Obama supporters. A GOP Primary pitting Romney against that other pretender Rick Perry is the Democrat's, dream come true.

Romney has proven to be a big spending, gun rights hating, entitlement loving politician who will say anything at all to get elected. Romney’s stellar record as a Massachusetts Ted Kennedy style Liberal won’t be endangered if he somehow gets into the Whitehouse. That will never happen because disenfranchised Conservatives hate pretenders and will sit out another election rather than vote for a total fraud.

The closest candidate to a Conservative in my lifetime was Dwight D. Eisenhower. Ronald Reagan was a genuine moderate that appealed to nearly everyone. Reagan was limited by a Liberal Congress but our nation was headed in the right direction with economic growth facilitated through lower taxes.

George H.W. Bush was a pretender that got us into a war and set us up for permanent oil dependence on his Arab friends. Clinton could do little to reverse the good fortunes Reagan brought. George W. Bush was really destructive to our economy in every possible way and all but made us property of the Chinese Communists.

Obama is a genuine traitor and has set about the total destruction of our Constitution and way of life. He has done all he can to divide this once great nation and start a Civil War as a vehicle to install a Communist/Socialist government. He is not finished yet trying to capitalize on every crisis that he creates.

It looks like Obama won’t be reelected even if he somehow survives this first term. The Impeachment knives are out looking to draw some blood over rampant corruption. Frankly I don’t rule out a prosecution for treason or even murder for his part in the killing of Brian Terry. The Fast and Furious gunrunning scandal was and is part of a Whitehouse conspiracy. Obama is a stain on America that must be removed.

My Take On Conrad Murray and the Trial Evidence.

Los Angeles, CA—As the trial of Conrad Murray winds down I will give you my take on this case. Michael Jackson died because of Murray’s negligence and deviation from an acceptable standard of care we expect from physicians.

Saying he was negligent does not suggest he was grossly or criminally negligent.

Murray failed when he left dangerous drugs unattended nearby his patient Michael Jackson that he knew was a tortured drug addict. Jackson would do what’s expected of any addict and that is to recklessly self-administer drugs.

The jury here has to guess who administered the fatal drug dose. We must assume that Jackson wanted the drug that killed him and used an opportunity created by Murray’s negligence to consume what became his poison.

Murray should be disciplined by his peers on the medical boards where he practices medicine. Murray should have deal with the allegations of negligence and medical malpractice in a civil court.

From a purely technical point of view Conrad Murray should be found Not Guilty of any crime.

On a side note this case should not have been televised and the jury should have been sequestered.

What I think does not count, the jury will do what juries do.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Accused L.A.P.D Cop Burglar, a Profile in Paradox

Los Angeles, CA—L.A.P.D sergeant Lucien “Lou” Daigle, 44 was a well-respected cop whose world has crashed over a really frightening and despicable act. He was arrested for residential burglary at an upscale Mentone, CA home where he was nabbed, literally red-handed.

During the evening of Oct .23rd, Daigle was reportedly caught in the act by a homeowner while clinging to her camera equipment and other poroperty. When he pursued her, she was fortunate enough to have some powerful bear repellant spray she emptied on the home invader.

The off duty cop fled in his car only to be involved in a nearby collision. I can’t imagine what might have happened had the quick thinking victim not used the spray. At least Daigle did not try to involve or present a gun in this encounter.

I have done some preliminary examination of Daigle in an attempt to determine his need to commit such a desperate crime. When cops go bad it usually involves crimes related to police corruption. Residential burglary is really too lowbrow and repugnant even for a criminal with a badge.

Daigle pictured above is married to an attractive African-American woman and has six apparently well-adjusted children. Daigle, his wife and children live in a spacious home and they seem to have found the American dream.

Like nearly every cop Daigle has some secondary employment. He is a licensed real estate salesman and he operates a business related to buying and selling gold. We know the real estate market has tanked. Raising a large middle-class family is a financial challenge for any cop.

Daigle enjoys photography and has encouraged his children to compete in the entertainment and modeling world. He and his family are members of and regularly attend a local church.

Outwardly at least Daigle casts an image of a happy and decent family man with huge responsibilities. Perhaps like many Americans he is upside-down in his mortgage and his kids are growing into the age of needing cars and looking for college funding. Has this cop turned to burglary to make ends meet?

Today the question of Daigle’s involvement in additional burglaries and crimes are heavy on the minds of investigators. Just how dark is this newly discovered side of Lou Daigle? Just how dangerous is this man?

The homeowner that surprised Daigle in this reprehensible act is understandably frightened and refuses to stay at her home. The psychological trauma caused to this woman is beyond the pale.

We will have to wait and see what investigators uncover before we can guess what the penalties will be. Lou Daigle’s future is grim since legitimate job opportunities for convicted burglars are nearly non-existent. Despite seemingly overwhelming evidence, Daigle is still only a suspect right now and has the absolute presumption of innocence. We will have to see how this plays out in court.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cell Phone Privacy Invasion Threatens You and Your Family

Los Angeles, CA—Cell phones have been a reality for nearly 30 years. The convenience and benefits of these wireless devices are enormous. Of all the people I know only one does not have one and he is considered strange.

There is a large segment of the population that is unaware that prior to cell phones, the phone companies kept only long distance call records. Today records are kept of every call or text message sent or received. This is beyond troubling.

The records kept have been bought, sold, used and abused at an unimaginable rate. I have seen thousands of records that were gotten through illicit means by private citizens, private investigators and cops. Then there are the legal governmental channels that lawfully obtain the records and even make public the records of innocent people in court cases.

During the ongoing trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray, records were even broadcast internationally revealing calls and the private phone numbers of scores of people. This was a major privacy invasion.

Even records that have been obtained through warrants and subpoenas have been illicitly sold by government officials.

Rupert Murdock’s, News Corporation was caught with their pants down when it was discovered reporters were internationally stalking newsmakers using their private phone records.

There is a cure that’s really quite simple and that’s by forcing the cell phone companies to delete and destroy records after each bill is paid or to simply clock the phones’ usage for billing purposes.

If there are no records they can’t be abused. Cops can still get wiretap warrants so why do we need this kind of a privacy nightmare.

How many divorces have been brought on by spouses checking each other phone bills?

The GPS issues of cell phones are yet another Orwellian disaster. The abuse of those records is also rampant.

The cell phone companies and our government of course, continue with that disingenuous refrain, “Were only doing this for your safety.” That’s the same old line handed out by Nazi propagandist Josef Goebbels during the rein of the Third Reich.

We need to kill this monster before it kills us.

See Accused Burglar and LAPD Sergeant Lucien “Lou” Daigle in a Documentary Film

Los Angeles, CA—Before his recent arrest for residential burglary LAPD sergeant Lucien Daigle was a respected drug recognition expert for the LAPD. Daigle can be seen in the film called, American Drug War: The Last White Hope.

Hulu TV has the film and Daigle gives a rolling interview while patrolling on his beat in Skid Row. I can’t imagine this guy invading a woman’s home and confronting her while he is looting her property.

There will by a lot more information flowing about Daigle as this strange story unfolds during his prosecution. Again I hurt for Daigle’s six children and what they are facing.

The film can be seen for free on Hulu TV.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Police Service Perfection, the H&K .45 Pistol Rocks!

Chicago, IL—In most police agencies the service pistols of our cops is restricted to department-approved firearms. What gets approved is based on many things but too often common sense is not one of them. There is a lot to be said about all officers using the same caliber of ammunition but only if the department plans to replenish the officer’s supply in the field should there be a major insurrection. I have never experienced that happening nor do I know anyone who has.

Most cops can remember the Bank of America shootout in North Hollywood where poorly armed officers were threatened and actually shot by two felons armed with Russian fully automatic AK-47s and more. To end the firefight cops had to borrow heavier weapons from local gun shops. Today there is still not a single gun shop in Chicago.

No police officer should ever be endangered by being outgunned like today’s Chicago cops. This should be a major scandal but will never be addressed until some fine cops perish at the inaction or pleasure of bureaucrats.

I am no fan of the .40 caliber cartridges that were adopted to cater to female officers deemed to dainty to handle the .45 ACP. I take exception because I know some petite women that handle the .45 better then most men. Cops are somewhat stuck with what they are permitted to carry. Training and practice is the only key to accurate shooting and survival.

I favor the Sig Sauer 220 in .45 ACP as a terrific and reliable pistol. The Glock 21 is also wonderful but I am too concerned about the trigger configuration and fear an unintentional discharge particularly during an altercation. But I’m a perfectionist and demand the very best.

The H&K .45 has been around for a couple of years and has proven it to be the winner. This pistol is not to be confused with the USP pistols that I considered to be cumbersome boat anchors. The H&K .45 is sleek, sexy and smooth. It has the accessory rail, night sights and wonderful magazine releases. The cost of the H&K .45 is steep especially in today’s economy.

I’m not a fan of the double action only configurations sought by the risk management sissies hired by most government agencies. I prefer what was originally intended, double action on the first shot only. The H&K .45 can be easily configured both ways like a bi-sexual.

Have a look at the H&K .45 in my video below.

LAPD Sergeant Nabbed For Residential Burglary is a Tragedy of Epic Proportions.

Los Angeles, CA—I’m still reeling from the arrest of LAPD sergeant Lucien Daigle for a residential burglary at an upscale and gated home. He has the presumption of innocence but being caught covered in pepper spray with the proceeds of the crime contemporaneous with the nearby burglary is beyond ugly.

For now the San Bernardino Sheriff is refusing to release a booking photo of Sgt. Daigle. He will soon be ambushed by news photographers, at his home or when he appears in a courtroom.

KTLA-TV tracked down the victim of the crime who is a physician for a telephone interview. She related that the suspect pursued her aggressively in her own home until she courageously and successfully deployed the pepper spray she had obtained for protection from bears that roam this rural community. The victim is truly grateful to be alive today.

The victim is understandably shaken, frightened and has felt the need to avoid staying in her own home because the suspected burglar has been released on bail. We can all imagine what this violation of her privacy, life and wellbeing could be like.

Cops are not immune from the temptations to engage in crime. The sad truth is cops do succumb to corruption from time to time. Even corrupt cops however do have line they won’t cross. The cop that would extort or steal from a drug dealer would be absolutely appalled at the thought of invading some innocent person’s home.

I’m trying to learn why the suspect targeted this woman’s home. Was there more to this than stealing valuables? Were there some serious mitigating factors that would cause a father of six children to commit such a reprehensible crime? Sgt. Daigle apparently had an unblemished record of 18 years of honorable service with department awards he had earned.

On the other hand is this the story of a prolific burglar who has used his police expertise to escape detection? I’m sure investigators have served search warrants and are painstakingly looking at that possibility right now.

I can’t help but feel pain for Sgt. Daigle’s family. How does his children cope with this disaster? How will they attend college without their father’s hard earned police pension? I’m sure these kids were so proud of having a role model father.

I feel for the victim who can’t face living in the dream home she worked so hard to buy. I want her to be safe, protected and somehow made whole after such an experience. Personally I’d replace the pepper spray with training and a suitable firearm.

I don’t want to see the life of any 44 year-old career cop flushed down the toilet for such a single foolish and evil act.

We can’t turn back the clock and undo all the damage. The reality is lives were changed forever and the trust in the men and woman trusted to wear the badge of honor as a cop has been sadly tarnished.

The best thing for this cop is to face his demons in a very public way. He needs to seek treatment for himself and family. Normally fellow cops would shun and ignore a peer in this kind of a predicament. They need to step up and help Daigle’s family more then ever.

Daigle needs to find a new career perhaps helping others that may be on such a self-destructive path. Daigle needs to save his own life today.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

LAPD Sergeant Pepper Sprayed By Home Owner When Caught Committing a Residential Burglary.

Mentone, CA-- San Bernardino County Sheriff’s officers stopped off-duty LAPD sergeant Lucien Archie Daigle, 44 after a collision early in the evening of Oct. 23. The sergeant reeked of pepper spray and there were burglary proceeds in his car that were in plain view.

It was moments earlier a yet to be identified woman came home to burglary in progress. The woman went on the offensive and used some very potent pepper spray on the burglar who fled the scene.

Daigle was detained just a few miles from the crime scene. There is no know connection between the burglary victim and Daigle.

Deputies transported Daigle to a local hospital for minor injuries sustained in the collision and brought him in for routine booking. It was during the booking process that they learned that Daigle was a LAPD sergeant.

Daigle was released on $125,000.00 bail. The LAPD placed the veteran officer on administrative leave pending investigation from his position. Daigle worked in the Wilshire, Central and Olympic Divisions of the department.

Inmate Booking Information:
Booking #: 1110342615 Sex: MALE
DOB: 10/04/1967 Age: 44 Height: 5'09"
Weight: 160 lbs Eyes: BROWN Hair: BROWN
Arrest Information
Arrest Date: 10/23/2011 21:02 Bail: INELIGIBLE
Arrest Location: LLUMC LOMA LINDA Arrest Agency: YUCAIPA CITY
Current Housing Information
Housing Facility: NO LONGER IN CUSTODY
Release Date: 10/24/2011 17:35
Released To: SELF
Case # Charge Court Date Status/Bail