Tuesday, February 12, 2013

District Attorney Refuses to Sign Indictment

The recent news about the Grand Jury in Boulder, Colorado voting to indict John and Patsy Ramsey for child abuse resulting in the death of Jonbenet has highlighted what we have been talking about the last few years:

Office of District Attorney refusing to issue arrest warrants, complaining about the police, and demanding "more" evidence.

Is this due to cowardice?

In the case of Alex Hunter, this was obvious.  He fell over himself to appear to be a peer of the Ramsey attorneys, and there was no way he was going to go up in a public courtroom against them.  He and his team were those who made far less money than the high paid, very talented Ramsey team.  Money draws away the talent into the private sector.

In the case of Hunter, he went further than most frightened district attorneys:  he actually shared evidence with the Ramsey lawyers before discovery was mandated.  He leaked out information, embarrassed and maligned the police, and even hired his own investigator to disprove what the police had learned, and that which Statement Analysis agrees:  That Jonbenet died at the hands of her parents.

Statement Analysis showed it and the Grand Jury, in spite of not being able to question or hear from the police who investigated the case, knew it too.

A district attorney has, like the attorney general, a lot of assistants.  These are often young attorneys, just starting out, who, if a good showing is made in court, will be drawn out to the private sector to make good money.  Left behind is often the less talented, who accept far less pay, and who may fear going up in court against their former colleagues who have been recognized as "the best and brightest."
This leaves those clamoring for justice frustrated.

It is also why we see so many deals made even when the victims' families demand justice.

One must wonder if this was the case of Baby Lisa.

Baby Lisa case was not difficult to discern, as her mother, Deborah Bradley, spoke out early and often, and showed clear deception.  Cadaver dog hits, behavioral analysis and the re-enactment of an alleged kidnapping all showed that Baby Lisa died inside the home of the mother.  Police spoke with bravado before the cameras and appeared to be close to resolving the case.

In came Joe Tacopina and out went the case.

The next thing we heard was that Tacopina was being shared evidence by the FBI.

How could this be?

What about Hailey Dunn?  Was there ever a  more open and shut case against mom and boyfriend?

Billie Jean Dunn, foolishly, spoke more and more, burying herself under a mountain of lies, with each challenge to her lies answered, to her own harm, by more lies.  Shawn Adkins, boyfriend, was not as vocal but his language quickly showed deception, and distancing language from Hailey.

Drugs, child pornography and violence led the town's manager to call upon  a simple math formula, yet, even with 109,000 deviant images, there has been no arrest.

It doesn't seem possible.

In Maine, a violent young man involved in the drug world bristles against having to pay child support of his toddler, of whom has been a victim of an increase in violence against her, culminating in a broken arm.  He purchased a life insurance policy against her and expressed 'concern' that someone might take her, telegraphing his plans.  Surprise, surprise, against all odds, she is kidnapped?

Nope.

He refused to negotiate with the kidnapper, a sure sign of guilt, but when finally convinced to speak out, like others with guilty knowledge, we saw the guilt and knew that Baby Ayla had met her demise in the basement of his home.  We knew this before we learned from police about her blood being spilled.

Yet, there is still no arrest.

One might wonder what would have happened in these cases if Joe Tacopina or the Ramsey attorneys had been paid to prosecute these cases.

At Thanksgiving time, 13 year old Dylan Redwine went missing, and his father, Mark Redwine, refused to speak out, just like Justin DiPietro or Sergio and Becky Celis, which raised suspicion.  When he did finally speak out, just like DiPietro and Celis, we knew.

We knew. 

We knew why he, like the giggling Sergio Celis, chose to be silent at first.

Will prosecutors exercise strength and courage in the case of Dylan Redwine?

19 comments:

john said...

OT

Dylan Redwine searchers seek man in area day 13-year-old was last seen.

Dylan Redwine. (Provided by La Plata County Sheriff's Office)
Searchers in La Plata County continue to pursue tips that might lead to the discovery of Dylan Redwine, the 13-year-old boy who has been missing since Nov. 19.

Monday, the sheriff's department said it had received a tip over the weekend about a stranger in the area the day Dylan was reported missing, and they're asking for the public's help in identifying him.

The person who gave the tip said the man asked where to find gasoline on the north side of Vallecito and said he was looking at rental property in the area.

He was described as Hispanic, between 45 and 50 years old, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall and about 170 pounds. He had dark hair.

Investigators continued to seek information from anyone who was in the area during the time Dylan was last seen.

"If anyone feels they may have seen something unusual in Vallecito before or soon after Dylan was reported missing, we encourage them, including the man looking for rentals that day, to contact the Sheriff's Office," La Plata sheriff's spokesman Dan Bender stated in a media release. "They may not feel what they saw has any connection to Dylan's disappearance. But we would like to hear from them and let Law Enforcement decide if it might be important."

There is a reward of more than $50,000.http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22569918/dylan-redwine-searchers-seek-man-area-day-13

Shelley said...

They are Cowardice but I have to wonder in some cases, if there is more too it.

Like with Billie Dunn. She clearly does not have a high paid attorney. The woman struggles just to pay the bills. And with all those images, which is a crime in itself, I have to wonder what else is going on. I have read rumors that some of the govt or LE there where she lives are just as evil as her and Shawn and also are involved in child porn. But its hard to know the truth.

What still amazes me is that people would ever want to protect these people. I dont care who you are. How could you live with yourself unless you were the same. Like the Ramsey attorneys. They have to themselves know these parents have guilt. Its so obvious. Yet to defend them? I am sorry but I could not defend someone that would hurt any child no matter how much money I was paid.

But then that it what sets us apart from them....

We care about what is right. They just care about what benefits them.



Shelley said...

They are Cowardice but I have to wonder in some cases, if there is more too it.

Like with Billie Dunn. She clearly does not have a high paid attorney. The woman struggles just to pay the bills. And with all those images, which is a crime in itself, I have to wonder what else is going on. I have read rumors that some of the govt or LE there where she lives are just as evil as her and Shawn and also are involved in child porn. But its hard to know the truth.

What still amazes me is that people would ever want to protect these people. I dont care who you are. How could you live with yourself unless you were the same. Like the Ramsey attorneys. They have to themselves know these parents have guilt. Its so obvious. Yet to defend them? I am sorry but I could not defend someone that would hurt any child no matter how much money I was paid.

But then that it what sets us apart from them....

We care about what is right. They just care about what benefits them.



Anonymous said...

John: That's a weird tip coming in on the heels of Karen and Peter's expert SA analysis of Mark Redwines guilty knowledge…hmmmmm
It makes me wonder if LE are using outdated computer technology.

Hobnob said...

Off topic


A South Florida woman who once cared for missing 4-year-old foster child Rilya Wilson has been sentenced to 55 years in prison for kidnapping and child abuse convictions.

Circuit Judge Marisa Tinkler Mendez imposed the sentence Tuesday on 67-year-old Geralyn Graham. Jurors could not agree last month on her guilt or innocence on a murder charge, and prosecutors will not retry Graham on that count.

Graham's sentencing closes a case that spanned more than a decade since Rilya went missing in December 2000. Her disappearance wasn't discovered for 15 months, leading to reform laws and a high-level shakeup within Florida's child welfare agency.

The prosecution was complicated because Rilya's body was never found and there were no witnesses. Graham consistently denied harming the girl.



Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/12/55-year-sentence-in-florida-missing-foster-child-case/#ixzz2KiBhSbeJ


I wonder if they decided not to retry given the 55 yrs and her age means she will likely die in prison anyway. She has been given th equivalent of LWOP as she would be 122 by the time her sentence ended.

BostonLady said...

I read an article from a Maine newspaper online about Ayla Reynolds. LE brought in her father, Justin..her aunt Elisha and her grandmother Justin/Elisha's mother to have a frank discussion. Then they brought in Trista Reynolds, Ayla's mom, to show her what they have found and to let her know that they do not believe Ayla is alive. There was DNA found in Justin's basement, but not blood ?

Does anyone find it odd that LE did not call in Courtney Roberts, Justin's g/f , who was also in the home the night/day Ayla went missing??? Are they pointing towards Courtney Roberts as the person of interest who caused Ayla's death?

News article below:

http://www.onlinesentinel.com/news/ayla-reynolds-relative-posts-information-about-meeting-with-investigators_2013-02-11.htm

john said...

The PERSON who gave the tip said the man asked where to find gasoline on the north side of Vallecito and said he was looking at rental property in the area.

Its interesting the police LE use the word PERSON gender neutral.

Did they receive the tip over the phone in person and when LE get tips like this, is protocol not to release the gender of the tipster.?

john said...

Also they use the article "THE MAN" not A MAN which suggest the tipster has seen him before.?

Anonymous said...

Why haven't LE made any arrests in the following cases:

Lisa Irwin
Ayla Reynolds
Kyron Horman
Isabella Celis
Sky Metalawa
Hailey Dunn
Holly Bobo

What is it with LE that they can't make a case against anyone in these "disappearances"

It seems unless they have a video showing step by step what happened, they are not interested in solving these cases. I have never seen anything like this in my life.

Anonymous said...

Did Mark Redwine talk about Dylan's backpack in the new 39 min. interview?

Anonymous said...

I remember reading about Jessica Ridgeways mom speaking out publically to Dylans parents. I couldn't find the link.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 2:50 I'm frustrated too by lack of arrests. Some of these people have made confessions that can be found using SA!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Because of "crowd-sourcing" the witch hunt works in the favor of the abusers and abductors and draws in the media which promotes the high paid lawyers that prevent the prosecutions.

Too many cooks do spoil the pot..

Anonymous said...

Anon 2.50 pm, Why no arrests? IMO media has its role in it too. Too many details are out about those cases, lots of those were used to put pressure on the parents, but didn't work. Only created weaker evidence as the defense has all the info as well to talk their way out of anything. New policies are needed around missing children cases or nothing will change. (the missing chil's home, last known place should be immediately sealed and searched for evidence, an immediate court ordered search warrant has to be issued right after the 911 call - as one example)

S + K Mum said...

I hope they have the courage, too many children are let down and justice never seen. It is so sad and it also lays the blueprint for future murderers. Jhessye Shockley, Madeleine McCann...there are many more to add to the lists above I am sure. Although we have a review of the McCann evidence taking place......will it make any difference and move the case forward? I doubt it! Too much political interference, too much money flying around. Between high flying lawyers and all the rest.....I thought the justice system was to ensure people were given a fair trial and not prosecuted for things they hadn't done - only what they have done. Now it seems it's all about keeping them out of a court room and facing no consequence for any wrong doing. It won't be long before we are all discussing another case chillingly similar to these. :(

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:45
Wow! I thought in missing children cases the home WAS always searched! A mandatory lie detector test should be part of the initial investigation…the missing people deserve these efforts!

Anonymous said...

Yes, anon, I thought the home of any missing child is always immediately sealed and searched, but it is not the case.

Jen said...

It's very sad to see the list always growing of these 'missing' cases. The prosecutors are not only cowardly but, prideful to a fault. They don't want to bring a case to trial unless they know they can get a conviction, and have lost sight of their duty to at least TRY to bring justice to these victims. Since their parents are responsible for their death, nobody is left to call out for justice and their story will only be revisited by the media, along with people who yearn for the truth and to see justice done, while the parents dismiss the interest as 'just more drama'.

It would be interesting to research the cases these prosecutors DID chose to bring to trial, while allowing someone who killed their own child walk free. I bet it would be quite eye opening to see what these elected officials have dedicated their time and energy to, while failing to pursue justice for the most helpless of victims.

rob said...

How was D'andre Lane tried and found guilty, and Jhessee Shockley's mother finally arrested and charged? Also Shania Davis's mother and that other guy arrested. I doesn't seem like there is less evidence on Debra Bradley, the Celis's and Justin DiPetro.
If your child vanishes into thin air on your watch, and you can't even give a decent explaination of what happened, you should be held accountable. Give you a little more incentive to try and help.
Oh, and don't forget the Ramsey's and McCann's.
I hate to say it, but it does look like its easier to charge Afro-Americans than white and hispanics.
Put me on the jury, no sympathy for any of the above.