Saturday, May 28, 2016

The Strength of Humility

Weekly, we receive requests for assistance from detectives from around the country.  It can be a simple statement for analysis, or an entire case.  The requests come either from investigators, with their superior's approval, or it is from the superiors, themselves.  They want answers and they want justice.  They are servants to a greater cause. 

It is that simple.  

 It reminds me of a principle:

The more confident the investigator, the more willing to seek assistance.  

This is found in a culture of analysis.  

Analysts routinely seek 2nd and 3rd opinions of their work.  By course, some will not submit analysis without at least one other professional's review.  

The impact is two fold:

1.  The work is checked
2.  More yield is received.  

Professional and ongoing training is indispensable. 

See for opportunities.  

It is the nature of the work that an analyst will 'pick up the scent' of deception and follow that scent to completion.  In this trail, collateral information is sometimes underestimated or even missed, as 'the big picture' or conclusion comes into focus.  

Highlighted on TV, but perhaps with accuracy, local investigators show resentment when a federal investigator shows up.  This bristling is 'territorial' and counter productive to the cause of justice, but it also speaks to the lack of confidence one has.  

Analysis, by nature of its work, has its most impressive results when the disciplinary restraints of a team are applied.  

The greater the confidence, the more open the desire for help.  

Some embrace humility as they seek a higher purpose; justice, truth, and getting the right answers. 

Others have humility forced upon them by nature itself, and can show itself in error. 

It is not surprising to see a good number of analysts across the country maintain a 100% accuracy rate.  

There is no match for this.  

Their strength is in their humility.  


John Mc Gowan said...

OT Update:

Cal Harris acquitted in 4th trial in wife's killing


I really like this strength of humility. It gave me lots to think about. Thank you.

John Mc Gowan said...

This is from an earlier OT i published some days back.



‘I didn’t shoot the judge,’ accused Berg gunman says

The man charged with the shooting of a U.S. District judge took the stand Thursday and denied he shot Terrence Berg.

“I didn’t shoot the judge,” Kevin Andre Smith Jr., 23, said in Judge Timothy Kenny’s Wayne Circuit courtroom. “

The denial itself, is first person singular, past tense, without qualifiers. It is to be considered very strong if it was spoken freely, and not reflective language.
Was he asked a question "did you shoot the judge" If so, and he answered, “I didn’t shoot the judge,” It would be deemed "unreliable" as he would be using "reflective language" It is not to say the subject is guilty, nor does it mean he is innocent. If he said it in the "free editing" stage choosing his own words, it would be a strong denial.


Suspect found not guilty in shooting of federal judge Terrence Berg

Nic said...

Peter said:
Some embrace humility as they seek a higher purpose; justice, truth, and getting the right answers.

Others have humility forced upon them by nature itself, and can show itself in error.

I can't help but reflect on the video I watched yesterday of Michelle's mom talking about Michelle's murder. She was made to act like nothing happened (she wasn't allowed to ask questions let alone discuss her daughter's murder) in the two years she worked for LE after Michelle's death. Which again made me reflect on Shoar's statement about "certain individuals". Individuals he may have had authority over in the past but no longer did? Individuals who were, to him, acting "insubordinate" to his now, non-existent authority?

Shoar strikes me as a man without an ounce of humility.

John Mc Gowan said...


Vanessa Paradis Reportedly Writes Letter Supporting Johnny Depp as Sources Say He Was Never Abusive Towards Her

Johnny Depp's ex Vanessa Paradis is reportedly coming to his defense in the wake of the shocking domestic abuse allegations leveled against him in court filings by estranged wife Amber Heard, according to a note obtained by TMZ.

The handwritten letter, allegedly signed by Paradis in Los Angeles and dated on Friday, calls Depp a "sensitive, loving and loved person." While she never makes a direct reference to Heard, she allegedly does write that "these recent allegations being made are outrageous.

"In all these years I have known Johnny he has never been physically abusive with me and this looks nothing like the man I lived with for 14 wonderful years," Paradis allegedly wrote.

(PEOPLE was unable to confirm if the letter obtained by TMZ was actually written by Paradis. Her agent did not immediately respond to a request for comment.)

Paradis, 43, and Depp, 52, were together from 1998 to 2012, and share two children: daughter Lily-Rose Depp, 17, and son Jack, 14. Depp and Heard got married in 2015.

Multiple sources close to Paradis tell PEOPLE that there was never any issues of domestic violence between the couple.

"Never any story in 14 years, never a sense of violence, never a scene," says a former friend. "That's so not Johnny and Vanessa. Johnny was very sensitive, both were. It was important to them that they set good examples to their children.

"They were a normal couple," the friend continues. "He was a very good father and together they took incredible care of their children."

Paradis, a French actress and singer, connected with Depp while he was filming The Ninth Gate in France – four years after first meeting at a party. Following a whirlwind romance, Paradis became pregnant with Lily-Rose. Of the romance, Paradis once told Harper's Bazaar, "When you meet the love of your life, it's just obvious and natural and easier. You keep learning all the time."

Another source tells PEOPLE that Paradis and Depp lived a "very low-key" life, and were focused on family rather than fame. "He and Vanessa never had any violent conflicts," the source says, noting that they dealt with all issues calmly.

Heard filed for divorce last week. She was granted a temporary restraining order against Depp at a Los Angeles courthouse on Friday, and submitted photos of bruises on her face that she said resulted from the actor hitting her during an incident on May 21. (The LAPD previously told PEOPLE that they investigated the incident after receiving a 911 call but they didn't see "any evidence of a crime" and Heard declined to file a report against Depp. The actor had left the apartment by the time the cops had arrived.)

In response to Heard's request for a temporary restraining order on Friday, Depp's lawyer said that Heard is "attempting to secure a premature financial resolution by alleging abuse."

An insider previously told PEOPLE of Heard's filing, "Amber did what she had to do to take care of herself."

JenB said...

OT, re: the Missy Bevers case. This is a quote from her husband.

"In a strange way, I’m thankful for the attention that this has received,” Brandon Bevers told the Fox affiliate this week. “But it goes back to the fact that it happened in a house of God, and that’s pretty disturbing.”

I don't think that is what I would pick out as the "pretty disturbing" part of the case.

Unknown said...

John Mcgowan,

Johnny Depp has clearly gone round the twist - his narcissism even surpasses Blackburn's. The last interview I watched with him he was telling people "bless you" like he was the Pope. Except, in the Pope's case it would have been "God bless you". In Depp's case, God was removed and the blessing came directly from his perceived personal divinity!

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Re Jonny Depp

Declaration of Amber Laura Depp. Scroll down to page 2 of the declaration, page 5 of the document.

Her declaration is easier to read here and can be copied and pasted for analysis.

He is reportedly going to address the allegation in a Tv interview. Will he issue an (RD)? In the mean time this is what his Lawyer has to say.

"Reps and lawyers for Depp have not responded for multiple requests for comment. Depp's only statement so far came on Thursday, before the abuse allegations: "Given the brevity of this marriage and the most recent and tragic loss of his mother, Johnny will not respond to any of the salacious false stories, gossip, misinformation and lies about his personal life. Hopefully the dissolution of this short marriage will be resolved quickly."

Unknown said...

I AMBER LAURA DEPP, declare as follows:
1. I am the Petitioner herein. I have firsthand personal knowledge of the facts stated herein and if called as a witness. I could and would competently testify thereto.

2. I submit this declaration in support of my Request for CLETS Domestic Violence Restraining Orders against Respondent John Christopher Depp aka Johnny Depp ("Johnny"). I am also requesting pendente lite spousal support, exclusive possession of the residence located at [redacted] in downtown Los Angeles ("Broadway residence"), exclusive possession of the 2015 Range Rover vehicle, and attorneys' fees.

3. Johnny and I began living together in or about 2012, and we were married on February 3, 2015. We do not have any children together.

4. During the entirety of our relationship, Johnny has been verbally and physically abusive to me. I endured excessive emotional, verbal and physical abuse from Johnny. Which has included angry, hostile, humiliating and threatening assaults to me whenever I questioned his authority or disagreed with him.

5. Johnny has a long-held and widely-acknowledged public and private history of drug and alcohol abuse. He has a short fuse. He is often paranoid and his temper is exceptionally scary for me as it has proven many times to be physically dangerous and/or life threatening to me. Johnny relationship with reality oscillates, depending upon his interaction with alcohol and drugs. As Johnny's paranoia, delusions and aggression increased throughout our relationship so has my awareness oi his continued substance abuse. Because of this. I am extremely afraid of Johnny and for my safety. I am petrified he will return at any moment to the residence, to which he has full access to despite my repeated pleas to his security team to prevent otherwise and to protect me, if restraining orders are not immediately issued. I strongly believe that in addition to DVROS, Johnny also requires enrollment in anger management courses and a Batterer's Intervention program.

Unknown said...

6. Since early 2013 and throughout the entirety of our marriage, Johnny and I have resided at the Broadway residence. The residence is compromised of connected units I am requesting exclusive possession and use of the 3 unit condominium Units 3, 4 and 5).

7. On April 21. 2016, celebrated my birthday with my friends at the residence. As everyone was preparing to leave my birthday party, Johnny showed up. Inebriated and high. After my guests had left, Johnny and I had a discussion about his absence from my birthday celebration which deteriorated into a bad argument that started with Johnny throwing a magnum size bottle at champagne at the wall and a wine glass on me and the floor – both of which shattered. Johnny then grabbed me by the shoulders and pushed me onto the bed, blocking the bedroom door.

8. I did not see Johnny again for another month.

9. The next time I saw him was on May 21, 2016. He arrived at the [redacted] residence at approximately 7:15 pm. He was inebriated and high. At the time of Johnny’s arrival, my friend Elizabeth Marz was present, along with my friend Raquel Rose Pennington and her fiancé Joshua Drew who live in the adjacent apartment at the [redacted] residence.

10. When Johnny arrived, at first, we were having a peaceful conversation in our living room talking about his mother’s passing as I tried to comfort him while we sat on the couch. Suddenly, he began obsessing about something that was untrue and his demeanor changed dramatically. He became extremely angry. I tried to calm Johnny down by calling one of his trusted employees to alleviate his misplaced concerns, but it did not work.

11. Johnny was becoming increasingly enraged. I began to have concerns for my safety and sent a text to my friend Raquel who was in the condominium next door. I texted her to ask her to come over. As Johnny continued to rant in an aggressive and incoherent manner, he then demanded we call our friend iO Tillet Wright to prove his paranoid and irrational accusations about some delusional idea he was having.

12. As my call to iO went through on speaker phone, Johnny ripped the cell phone from my hand and began screaming profanities and insults at iO. I heard iO yell at me to get out of the house. Johnny then grabbed the cell phone, wound up him arm like a baseball pitcher and threw the cell phone at me striking my cheek and with great force.

13. I immediately covered my face and was crying because of the pain resulting from the phone hitting me. Johnny charged at me, insisting on seeing my face. He taunted me, challenged whether or not the cell phone actually hit me. He then forceably pulled back my hair as attempted to stand up from the sofa. I then yelled out "Call 911" hoping it would be heard
by iO who was still on the phone. Johnny continued screaming at me, pulling my hair, striking me and violently grabbing my face.

14. Raquel entered the condominium using the key i had previously provided to her. I then escaped Johnny's grasp as he momentarily seemed distracted by Raquel’s entrance.

Unknown said...

15. Johnny then charged me again after I had moved to the other side of the room. Raquel ran in between us and begged Johnny to stop. He then slapped away her arms that she had extended in a defensive manner and continued to yell Obscenities at her.

16. I retreated to the couch. Raquel then came over to covered me in a protectively posture, while Johnny then picked up the magnum size bottle of wine he had been drinking out of, and he started swinging it around, smashing everything he could.

17. Johnny then stormed at me once again, demanding that I get up and stand. He did this about ten times - getting closer to me, louder and more threatening each time. Johnny's security team, that included, Judge Jerry, entered the condominium at this time, but they stood back without saying or doing anything. I yelled to Jerry to please help me and told him that
if Johnny hit me one more time I was going to call the police. I heard Jerry say, "Boss, Please." But Johnny continued screaming and breaking things, finally leaving the condominium.

18. As Johnny went down the hallway, he smashed another bottle of wine and then went into the adjoining condominium unit I use as my office, painting studio and closet I could hear him destroying items at my personal property as he continued screaming.

19. Joshua and Raquel took me into their condominium for safety. Eventually I did not hear Johnny any more.

20. Collectively attached hereto as Exhibit are photographs depicting the injuries to my lace and the property damage caused by Johnny.

21. I live in fear that Johnny will return to the [redacted] residence unannounced to terrorize me, physically and emotionally. I require the protection of this Court via the issuance of Domestic Violence restraining orders. There also have been several prior incidents of domestic violence with Johnny, in particular there was one severe incident in December 2015
when truly feared that my life was in danger,

22, In addition to the DVROs I am seeking, as I have no place to live other than the [redacted] residence (my home for the past two years). I am requesting exclusive use and possession of said property. I also require exclusive use and possession of the Range Rover vehicle, which I am currently using. Further. I am requesting possession of my dog Pistol.

23. Although Johnny is extremely wealthy, he refuses to provide me with any direct financial support. Concurrent with this tiling I am providing an Income and Expense Declaration I am requesting $50,000 a month as and for pendente lite spousal support based on our marital lifestyle.

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Unknown said...

The lowercase "i" in 14, "14. Raquel entered the condominium using the key i had previously provided to her. I then escaped Johnny's grasp as he momentarily seemed distracted by Raquel’s entrance."

Should be an uppercase I.

Unknown said...


I am looking forward to the statement of the mother of the 4 year old boy who fell into a silverback gorilla enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo. I would be very curious to see what she says about it.

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Afternoon update: Search for missing Lee County girl continues

Uribe Jiminez, the stepfather of Diana Alvarez, a 9-year-old San Carlos Park girl that went missing on Sunday, shows his frustration about being kept out of his home by law enforcement. Jack Hardman/

I don't know his nationality. By the way he speaks English is his second language. I've transcribed what he says the best i can.

By all account this is in the "Free Editing Stage"

"I called, i called the Cops, i call, i do err, i say everything they know. So that's why i'm still here, because i know i don't do nothing to her. And were're a good family. All my neighbours they can tell. What, how we are. And i don't understand why they don't let me go inside my house, for, i just want to go inside my house to grab for any little stuff for my baby". ( I can't understand what he says here) He continues. "I don't got any grab, i don't got nothing" ( He says what sounds like caravan and something else?) "so i don't know exactly to do right now" .


Family members of a 9-year-old south Lee County girl missing since Sunday morning are upset with the scope of the search and said they are not being allowed to contact the girl's parents.

The search was continuing late Sunday for the 9-year-old girl missing from her mobile home park since 2 a.m.

The Lee County Sheriff's Office issued a request Sunday morning asking for the public's help locating Diana Alvares. Later on Sunday the Florida Department of Law Enforcement also issued a missing child alert on Alvares.

On Monday morning, LCSO issued a statement saying no new information was available and deputies and searchers continue to investigate for clues and information. What is known as of Monday at 10:40 a.m. is the fact Alvares did not have any electronic devices with her, nor did she participate in social media sites according to the Lee County Sheriff's Office Digital Forensics Unit.

On Monday afternoon, Alvarez's school, San Carlos Elementary, issued a statement asking parents if they have any information to call the Lee County Sheriff's Office.


Anonymous said...

I know it's a fallacy to say "there are 2 kinds of people in the world...", but I'm lazy (that fallacy is used for lazy debate) and to support my point, I'd like to use it to say this: There are 2 kinds of "leaders" in this world: Those driven by ego, and those driven by genuine interest in helping make things better. In my many years in the workforce, there are 2 kinds of bosses: those who genuinely care about making things better, and those who want to "make a splash" or "make a name" for themselves. Of course there are multitudes of "grays" between the two. BUT: I have seen that the leaders who are motivated to help (vs. the ego-driven ones) are vastly more effective. They are calm, quiet, take plenty of time to get to know people. The other guy comes to rapid judgments about staff, and always quickly comes up with "changes" to staff and procedure, to exhibit his excellence. The proposed changes are always poorly thought out, and harmful.

Anonymous said...

And your point would be what Me2l?

Bobcat said...

ima.grandma said...

jennB said

"In a strange way, I’m thankful for the attention that this has received,” Brandon Bevers told the Fox affiliate this week. “But it goes back to the fact that it happened in a house of God, and that’s pretty disturbing.”

oh give me a freakin' break, men of bevers

looking forward to readin' of mr.depp

another day...

ima.grandma said...

Blood, Sweat & Tears was formed in 1967 by Al Kooper after leaving the group Blues Project. Four of their eight members played horns, which defined their sound. 

"Their 1968 album Child Is Father to the Man..."

...managed just modest sales, and Kooper left soon after. He was replaced by David Clayton-Thomas, who brought "Spinning Wheel" to the group and became their lead vocalist. With Clayton-Thomas up front, BS&T became one of the biggest acts of the late '60s and early '70s, with "Spinning Wheel" their calling card.

Re: "Spinning Wheel" music on Apollo 11 Words to song: "…spinning wheel, got to go round"

The only artist I can find who sang "Spinning Wheel" in 1969 that could possibly play on a radio (or prerecorded) would be the male vocalist from the group Blood, Sweat, and Tears.

So who was the female singer of "Spinning Wheel" that played during Apollo 11 in 1969?

The first female artists who sang the song were in the 1970's.

Can anyone figure out how that happened? 

And why that song, of all songs? If the words of the music are applied, it can be very symbolic in many ways.

Anyone have any ideas? endpage

a one-time revelation, spinning into revolution, evolution, transposing everlasting resolution...

until truth remerges

is humanity destroying itself through false teachings of an incestuous cultural ideology inherited from the gods of past? is the church of scientology actually 'an angel in disguise'?

i dont have the link to the below paragraph. my apologies to the author.

Criminal investigators form a hypothesis whenever they name a suspect. This act creates a psychological framework in which the hypothesis is assumed true; that is, investigators approach the task as if the suspect is guilty. This assumption causes them to reconcile ambiguous or hypothesis-inconsistent evidence with their theory of the case. Moreover, as they piece together the evidence, what they perceive as missing depends on the picture they already have in mind. They seek evidence that will complete that picture, favoring evidence consistent with the hypothesis.

was eve adam's sister? was eve a clone? and if so, what the hell took us so long to figure it out. am i 'looney toons' or what, maggie? whats your take, observer? all i know is ya'll are my favorite crazy, cool, psycho group in all of the world.

ima.grandma said...

yes, i know...
i cant sleep

perhaps self-hypnosis

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ladies & gentlemen
ill wager any one of my delusions or illusions against your impressions of me. i back my shit up. its time for one of you to step up. 

#back your shit up

come get this stuff. everytime i click, it goes psychedically twisted. im not sure what links i should send.*/*

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thank you