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Alcatraz escape nears 50th anniversary
SF Gate ^ | 06/09/12 | Jill Tucker

Posted on 06/10/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT by DFG

Fifty years after three prisoners broke out of Alcatraz through a spoon-dug tunnel and launched a raft made of raincoats into the San Francisco Bay in a bid for freedom, a lone U.S. marshal is still looking for them.

Whether inmates Frank Morris, 35, John Anglin, 32, and his brother Clarence Anglin, 31, made it to safety on June 11, 1962, or sank to a watery grave is not known.

U.S. Marshal Michael Dyke, the only official investigator still assigned to the case, has an educated guess.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alcatraz; anglin; morris; sf

1 posted on 06/10/2012 4:41:57 PM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG
They sleep with the fishes. 



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

2 posted on 06/10/2012 4:44:24 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: DFG

Well if I couldn’t catch them in 50 years, I’d say they drowned too.


3 posted on 06/10/2012 4:46:53 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: DFG

No one has never escaped from Alcatraz. And no one ever will.

4 posted on 06/10/2012 4:51:43 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: DFG

http://mythbustersresults.com/episode8
Prisoners successfully escaped Alcatraz prison using an inflatable raft made from rain ponchos.

plausible

The makeshift raft crafted by the MythBusters team did indeed reach the shore. Listed as “Plausible” because no evidence has ever been found suggesting the prisoners survived the actual incident, and personal effects washed up later on shore, indicating that the men probably failed to navigate correctly and drowned in San Francisco Bay. However, a portion of the scale tests (cut for time but later shown in “MythBusters Outtakes”) did show that these belongings could have been released by the successfully escaped prisoners and washed up where they were found through strategic use of the Bay’s tides to throw the authorities off their trail.


5 posted on 06/10/2012 4:55:12 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (Entropy isn't what it used to be)
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To: Slump Tester

If the purpose of incarceration is rehabilitation, it would appear it was successful.


6 posted on 06/10/2012 4:55:40 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: abb

When’s your birthday?
I don’t know.
Geez, what kinda childhood you have?
Short.


7 posted on 06/10/2012 4:58:28 PM PDT by karnage
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To: DFG
What a great job, where can I find one just like it?

Wait by a phone that never rings for 8 hrs.
Drink Coffee.
Eat donuts.
Go home.
Next day, the same.
Once a month, copy last month's progress reports and drop them in the mail.

8 posted on 06/10/2012 5:04:08 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: DFG
Thanks for posting this. Just popped Escape From Alcatraz into my Netflex queue.
9 posted on 06/10/2012 5:06:38 PM PDT by upchuck (Need is not an acceptable lifestyle choice; dependent is not a career. ~ Dr. Tim Nerenz)
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To: ConorMacNessa
"They sleep with the fishes."

More like "They sleep IN the fishes."...

10 posted on 06/10/2012 5:32:08 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: ConorMacNessa
"They sleep with the fishes."

More like "They sleep IN the fishes."...

11 posted on 06/10/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: upchuck
I visited Alcatraz in 1978 while Escape from Alcatraz was being filmed. Seeing actors dressed as prisoners added an air of realism. However, when I saw the film, I was disappointed at its inaccuracies.
12 posted on 06/10/2012 5:33:57 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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- How could the Anglins have survived?

- How could anyone been expert enough to.....

dive-sites/reef-dive-sites/anglin-pier-reef.html

- The Shadow knows.....



13 posted on 06/10/2012 6:11:27 PM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: DFG; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; unkus; ...
“Escape from Alcatraz”, starring Clint, put a visit to Alcatraz on my bucket list.

I went there with the g/f in 2008. It was interesting. Smelled like sh*t (tons of bird droppings), but overall cool.

I thought it was funny that they had a loop of “The Rock” playing on large TV’s in the gift shop.

14 posted on 06/10/2012 6:51:09 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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Seven year old second grade boy from Arizona completes the 1.4 mile historic swim from allegedly escape-proof Alcatraz Island in only 47 minutes.....



15 posted on 06/10/2012 7:10:54 PM PDT by devolve (------ ---- ---------toss_subhumans_in_Hannibal*s_wild_boar_pit----------- ---------------------)
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To: GOPsterinMA

The Rock is one of my favorite movies. Great soundtrack too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wppq0da1Bjc


16 posted on 06/10/2012 7:29:11 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert

Did you ever see ‘Point Blank’ with Lee Marvin?


17 posted on 06/10/2012 7:34:01 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

I don’t know that one. Will look into it. As a rule, Lee Marvin made good movies.


18 posted on 06/10/2012 7:42:50 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: MHGinTN

I don’t know that one. Will look into it. As a rule, Lee Marvin made good movies.


19 posted on 06/10/2012 7:45:11 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: ConorMacNessa
They sleep with the fishes.

They may well have made it. Jack Lalanne swam that stretch in his 40s...in handcuffs!

20 posted on 06/10/2012 8:01:36 PM PDT by Poison Pill (Obama is the hopium of the masses)
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To: wally_bert; Impy

“The Rock is one of my favorite movies. Great soundtrack too.”

100% agree! It was the best thing Nic Cage ever did and Connery was very Bond-esque.

The music helped make it big time!


21 posted on 06/10/2012 8:02:42 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I’m not that big of a Nic Cage fan but after The Rock learned to like some of his movies more. The CD still gets some play from time to time.

Granted there are lots of small plot problems but I ignore them and enjoy it. In the spirit of Basil Exposition of British Intelligence, just relax and enjoy yourself or word to that effect in AP II.

There is a Cracked article about movie villians who were more right than wrong. Language warning for the link below.

http://www.cracked.com/article_18417_9-famous-movie-villains-who-were-right-all-along_p2.html


22 posted on 06/10/2012 8:24:28 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: wally_bert
That was remade with Mel Gibson as Porter. And Porter the pissed off bad guy that Lee Marvin played was in a series of books.
23 posted on 06/10/2012 8:49:35 PM PDT by JimC214
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To: wally_bert

“In the spirit of Basil Exposition of British Intelligence, just relax and enjoy yourself or word to that effect in AP II.”

That’s fantastic!!! :)


24 posted on 06/10/2012 8:53:30 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; wally_bert

That was one of the mid 90’s movies I watched over and over on my dad’s pirate cable box.

Favorite Live: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsKVSziyKrg


25 posted on 06/10/2012 11:14:39 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; wally_bert

Oh yes - the ole “black box”. I miss those days...

“How’s your bowling arm?”


26 posted on 06/11/2012 5:31:35 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (The Glove don't fit.)
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To: Impy

I wore out the VHS working overnights by myself in videotape department at a public TV station.


27 posted on 06/11/2012 6:29:33 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: MHGinTN

” Did you ever see ‘Point Blank’ with Lee Marvin?”

One of my favorite films.


28 posted on 06/11/2012 8:52:57 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; DFG; Impy; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; unkus

“Escape from Alcatraz” was a good movie (ditto for “The Rock”) as far as movies go...but Hollywood made the prisoners into sympathetic characters.

Alcatraz was NOT a place that you went to for petty crimes. It was an End of The Line prison for hardened, hardcase criminals.

Those guys were in there for a reason; they were bad-asses that were booted from other facilities.

So, if they survived, and were out there amongst the public under aliases, they were a potential threat to folks. Who knows if they perped any other crimes during the time they were out?

As for a US Marshall still looking for them...I don’t know, it seems like a waste of taxpayer funds after 50 years; but you can’t let guys like this escape and think they’ll stop looking for you after a few years.

Wasn’t Al Capone in that facility for a while too? I know he was Eastern State in Pennsylvania for tax fraud for a while...

Here’s a brief write-up:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/June_1962_Alcatraz_escape
(yeah, I know its wikpedia, but it’s still a decent writeup).


29 posted on 06/11/2012 9:15:01 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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