A Supreme Act of Cowardice

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness. Martin Luther King Jr. Yesterday the face of the cowardly alleged murderer who took the lives of four young people in their beds was revealed to the world. The 28 year-old suspect in the […]

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Yates’ Petition Dismissed

Washington Supreme Court rejects Yates petition See also https://wildninja.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/perry-not-yates/. The Washington State Supreme Court has rejected serial killer Robert Yates’ 25-point post-appeal petition asking for relief from alleged trial errors. I knew that this was going to be filed but didn’t know when it would reach the Supreme Court. Yates, also known as the Spokane Serial […]

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Dorner’s Manifesto

It is irresponsible journalism when the media seemingly presents a profile of a suspect to the public but leaves out key details. Public Secrets, http://pubsecrets.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/media-scrubs-left-wing-manifesto-of-fugitive-cop-killer/, is the blog that made me aware that Christopher Dorner is not a stereotypical right wing “nut” as some would assume from his murderous rampage. A manhunt is underway to find Dorner, […]

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Gun Control Is Not The Answer

In 1780 a Kentuckian named Samuel was serving in the Continental Army under General George Rogers Clark. He had twelve children. On June 24th of that year, at a small settlement called Ruddle’s Station, the British and their Native American allies attacked at dawn. Twenty people were killed, including Samuel’s wife Hannah, who was scalped. […]

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Surprise! (not)

From KOMO News (http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Barefoot-Bandit-emails-ridicule-law-enforcement–137990673.html): SEATTLE (AP) — “Barefoot Bandit” Colton Harris-Moore ridiculed police and prosecutors in emails and phone calls from prison recently, undercutting his claims that he’s sorry for his two-year crime spree, the U.S. attorney’s office said in court documents filed Tuesday. In these emails, KOMO says, Harris-Moore allegedly called police, prosecutors, and […]

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In the Still of the Night

Last Saturday I read what may have been my first Ann Rule book. Perhaps I’ve been buried in academia for so long that I haven’t paused to read this talented local author despite the fact that she’s written about many cases I’ve studied. I found her style to be intuitive, compassionate, and probing. In the […]

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Seven Years

Barry Goldwater once said that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue. As I sat down to type out my thoughts on Colton Harris-Moore’s sentencing today, that is the quote that comes to mind. I am not disappointed that a miscreant of this magnitude has been sentenced to seven years in prison and […]

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Rehabilitation or Punishment?

Necrophiliac. Serial burglar. Serial rapist. Serial killer. Has used knives, guns, and his body parts to violate the living and the dead. Has said that he has an uncontrollable urge to kill. Escaped from prison, broke into a home, tied up the male resident, and raped the man’s wife. Was involved in the Attica prison […]

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