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.

Monday, December 26, 2011

2011 Wraps for Crimefile News, the Best and the Worst of the Year

These days I live my life adventure to adventure never knowing what’s ahead. At the end of this year I have an inventory report of the best and the worst for my visitors.

Let me begin with the best gift of 2011. They developed new hearing aids for me that returned my ability to fully function again. I had a difficult period of several because hearing loss where my old technology hearing aids did not deliver.

The best adventure of 2011 for me was last March when I was invited to attend the Human Rights Film Festival in Geneva. I worked for over a year on a Le Flair Productions documentary film on the 1989 wrongful arrest, conviction and Death Sentence of Debra Milke in Phoenix, Arizona. This was my second trip there since I was brought to Geneva and Berlin earlier for the production efforts.

The film premiered in Geneva where I spent a week and for the rest of the month I traveled to Berlin and was hosted by my terrific friends there. I love Europe, especially Germany and can never get enough of its rich history, culture and class. I can’t wait to return. More importantly, I hope that 2012 brings justice and a new life of freedom for Debra Milke.

I want to thank all my wonderful friends in Lausanne, Switzerland at Le Flair Productions that made this adventure possible.

The second best adventure was being called into helping Scottsdale lawyer, Dave Appleton who was attacked by an angry motorist that chased him cornering him in a mall parking lot and began choking him. That altercation ended in a justifiable shooting but the Scottsdale police somehow got it wrong arresting Appleton for murder. We were able to get some important evidence to the prosecutors who did the right thing by dismissing the charge under among other things, Arizona’s rather strong, “Castle Doctrine” self-defense law.

Other adventures included attending the SHOT Show in Las, Vegas and the NRA Convention in Pittsburgh spending time with lots of guns and great friends developed over the last four decades.

I got to spend a lot of time with Chicago’s Uber-Lawyer, Jed Stone on some important criminal cases. Jed is one of the finest lawyers I ever had the pleasure of learning from or working with.

I was also lucky to spend some time with another top Chicago litigator, Joel Brodsky who is probably best known for representing retired Bolingbrook police sergeant Drew Peterson accused of murder. Brodsky was able to get a bogus but serious felony gun charge against Peterson thrown out. If Brodsky can just succeed in getting Peterson his day in court that nightmare will be over too.

As for the worst part of 2011 was to see a good Chicago cop get falsely convicted of a crime. That was as a result of a very corrupt prosecution and bench trial in the Circuit Court of Cook, County, Illinois. Cook County always has been and always will be a total corruption cesspool, managed by the most crooked politicians found anywhere.

Barack Obama has made his mark as the leader of a criminal regime during 2011. He’s given himself absolute power over Americans. Obama needs to be arrested, tried, convicted and punished for his Treason and Public Corruption.

I will leave you with my best 14 short videos of 2011 that cover some of these adventures:



























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.