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The “Boys on the Tracks”: Still Waiting for Justice
8/27/02 | Scholastic and FreedomInJesusChrist

Posted on 08/27/2002 12:23:33 PM PDT by Scholastic

This month is the 15th anniversary marking the brutal murders of Don Henry and Kevin Ives, who were unwitting witnesses to a police-protected drug drop in a small community south of Little Rock, Arkansas. This drug drop was part of a smuggling operation based out of Mena, Arkansas.

Don Henry and Kevin Ives were just 17 years old and approaching their senior year of high school when they were murdered. What should have been a memorable year for these two boys resulted in tragedy. Unfortunately, no one has been convicted for the murders of Don Henry and Kevin Ives. The cover-up concerning the murders of Don Henry and Kevin Ives has been going on for 15 years now. When will the Ives and Henry families see their sons’ killers brought to justice for these heinous crimes?

Please pray for the Ives and Henry families. Also, please pray that God will grant those with the power and authority to bring these killers to justice, the wisdom, prudence, and crucial moral discernment, to do so.

“This story has as much national consequence as any story in America. However, it does not have a conclusion, because no one - NO ONE - to date, has ever been indicted for the crimes of Mena, including for the murders of Kevin Ives and Don Henry. The cover-ups have been continual and perpetual.”--Linda Ives

The Kevin Ives Civil Justice Foundation

The Lonely Crusade of Linda Ives

The Boys on the Tracks, Book authored by Mara Leveritt

Clinton’s Ties to Controversial Medical Examiner Questioned

Asa and me I've wondered for years: What does Hutchinson know about Arkansas's biggest drug smuggler? And when did he know it?

Filegate and Mena

The CIA’s Shadow in Arkansas

The Mena Airport: Why Arkansas's biggest mystery won't die

A Place Called Mena – Just Some Facts

Mysterious Mena: CIA Discloses, Leach Disposes

Mysterious Mena

What Readers Can Do


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: bloodhounds; boysonthetracks; iveshenrymurder; mena; traindeaths; usar
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To: Zack Nguyen
Not at the time of the Ives Boys murder, however, he was the DA during the hey-day of Barry Seal's operation and was part of an investigation into 'Mena' that found no wrongdoing.

At the end of the day, arguably the largest cocaine smuggling operation in the country was being run out of his district and he looked the otherway. My guess is that the CIA and the governor told him they were shipping guns down to the Contra's and if Asa, a good Republican ever wanted to make it anywhere, he best leave it alone. The fact that the pilot was flying down with guns and coming back with cocaine was unfortunate but necesary, I guess was the rational.

How that qualifies you for work at the DEA, I don't really want to think about.

51 posted on 08/28/2002 8:26:05 AM PDT by JohnGalt
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To: It'salmosttolate
Thanks for the information and heads up!!! Hugs!
52 posted on 08/28/2002 8:55:11 AM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Zack Nguyen
Indeed he was -- Look at him now.
53 posted on 08/28/2002 10:25:19 AM PDT by Scholastic
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To: JohnGalt
bump
54 posted on 08/28/2002 10:26:59 AM PDT by Scholastic
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To: Scholastic
Hard to believe it's been that long... I went to the same school as these boys, though I was several years younger.
55 posted on 08/28/2002 11:07:33 AM PDT by Sloth
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To: JohnGalt
Thank you for your response. The Mena/Contra/Cocaine/Arms/CIA conspiracy is, in my opinion, one of the Rosetta Stones of recent American history. It is impossible to understand our government without understanding that. And I am not sure that I do understand it yet.
56 posted on 08/28/2002 11:41:25 AM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Scholastic
Then there are a few questions we'd all like answered.
57 posted on 08/28/2002 11:42:10 AM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Uncle Bill
Thank-you so much for posting your excellent links!

I was wondering where you were...thought that perhaps you grew too frustrated with some of the crazies here, who regularily call you a covert DU poster, etc.

Thanks for not forgetting either...

58 posted on 08/28/2002 11:43:33 AM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Askel5; Scholastic
I don't think that Scholastic and I will ever forget this story.

I first met Scholastic on a Mena thread last summer.

59 posted on 08/28/2002 11:44:45 AM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: It'salmosttolate
Thanks for bringing up Bloodgate and the great links.

No, it's safe to say that some of us here haven't forgotten Clinton's many crimes and cover-ups.

60 posted on 08/28/2002 11:46:03 AM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Zack Nguyen
Iran-Contra is not a complete story without Mena...and because of that, it can become confusing. Many of these scandals are like a spider web.

If you want to see some primary sources concerning Iran-Contra, just lick onto my profile page and follow the links.

The main problem with Mena is that unlike Iran-Contra, there is not enough primary source documentation. A lot of the Mena scandal revolves around eye-witness testimony of some sorts, which can become very shaky without a good amount of primary source documentation.

61 posted on 08/28/2002 11:49:33 AM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: backhoe
Thank-you for your comments on this thread.

We should not forget to help out the Ives and Henry families whenever we have the opportunity.

62 posted on 08/28/2002 11:52:04 AM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
Oliver North's journals about Iran-Contra are also a very interesting read, if you haven't read them.

Does he even discuss drug smuggling in them? I thouht he always denied that any of that was going on.

63 posted on 08/28/2002 11:52:05 AM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Zack Nguyen
Yes, he does. To the best of my knowledge, there is no concrete evidence out there, showing the North was involved with the smuggling himself, but in his journals, he makes a reference showing that he knew it was happening at the time.

There have been some people who claim to have seen North partaking in these operations, but the problem is, the witnesses are convicted drug smugglers, who aren't always the most credible people. LoL.

North's journals were not declassified until the earily 1990's, I believe they were declassified in 1991. If these journals were made public during the Iran-Contra trials, the outcome and aftermath may have been different. Who knows for sure.

So in short, there is primary evidence showing that North was aware of the Contra drug-smuggling, but there is no credible evidence out there showing that North was directly part of these activities.

64 posted on 08/28/2002 11:57:30 AM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
Thank you very much for your response. I'll check out your pages.
65 posted on 08/28/2002 12:00:23 PM PDT by Zack Nguyen
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To: Zack Nguyen
The mistake is that its been over complicated so here is the 30,000 foot version that I generally speaking subscribe too.

Ollie North secured some monies from selling arms to Iran. He funded an operation with the CIA and a couple rogue CIA-company guys, to fly arms down to the Contras. The CIA-rogues hired the best pilot in the country for such missions, Barry Seal, who was under investigation from the DEA, to run guns to the Contras so long as he promised to quit selling cocaine.

Needing an airport to operate out of, the CIA called upon an old contact they had worked with in the past. While at Oxford, Clinton worked with the CIA to keep tabs on anti-war protestors and certainly had some old contacts.

Clinton, who has trouble saying no, goes along with it. Dan Lassiter, an old contributor to Bill, and an old cocaine supplier to Roger Clinton (and by some accounts the governor himself) gets in on the cocaine Barry is flying back with him. Asa Hutchinson gets reports from the DEA that there is a drug smuggler in his district. He launches an investigation, only it's a sham investigation that is quickly shut down.

Ollie does not like the reports he is getting back about the cocaine so he leaks a picture of Barry Seal to the news media. Coupled with a plane crash filled with illegal arms being flown to the Contras, it was time to close up shop. Clinton is 'informed' the project has been aborted, and oh, they need a favor.

The favor finds Bill Clinton offering one of his bodyguards a chance to make it with the 'company.' LD Brown, a Clinton bodyguard state-trooper flies to Mexico and assassinate one of the pilots, Terry Reed.

LD gets to Mexico and gets cold feet.

Clinton wants nothing to do with the program anymore but its gotten a little out of hand, what with Barry Seal being assassinated in Louisiana and the CIA-rogues looking to use Arkansas state troopers to carry out hits.

Lassiter or some member of the so-called Dixie Mafia continues the very lucrative drug run through Mena airport when the Ives boys stumble across a drug shipment that they should not have found. They are murdered and placed on the train tracks. The state medical examiner, a Clinton associate, determines that they 'fell asleep after smoking pot on the tracks.' (Arkancide.)

Clinton, at this stage is an up and comer in the Democratic Party, so when the Kerry (John Kerry, Senator) Committee came to town to check on 'Mena,' he magically received a clean slate as did the CIA. Case closed.

66 posted on 08/28/2002 12:03:07 PM PDT by JohnGalt
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To: Zack Nguyen
Exactly-- "Asa and Me" by Mara Leveritt for the Arkansas Times is a great read.
67 posted on 08/28/2002 1:18:35 PM PDT by Scholastic
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To: Askel5; FreedominJesusChrist
We wont forget, and we are glad to have patriots like you who will remember with us.
68 posted on 08/28/2002 1:19:40 PM PDT by Scholastic
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To: JohnGalt
That is actually one of the best and most concise quick summaries I have ever read. You have successfully connected the two scandals, which have not figured out yet.
69 posted on 08/28/2002 2:26:01 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: JohnGalt
Except parts of the "case" are not closed yet.

There is still room for Linda Ives to file a wrongful death suit.

70 posted on 08/28/2002 2:27:07 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Scholastic; Smartaleck; eazdzit; donh; Ouachita; Lulu; Invictus; woofie; ken21; OldAtlanta; ...
Ping for the truth and justice!
71 posted on 08/28/2002 3:07:09 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Mercuria; MissAmericanPie; ChaseR; BeAChooser
Ping!
72 posted on 08/28/2002 3:12:03 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Scholastic
Hey, I found the thread from last summer. It seems like such a long time ago, even though it really isn't.
73 posted on 08/28/2002 3:18:38 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Dan from Michigan; Budge; demnomo; Joee; Sueann; Josiah6; Boxsford; Manny Festo
Ping!
74 posted on 08/28/2002 3:19:33 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Askel5
Did you ever look at a map of Arkansas and see how close Mena and Hope are? Just down the road a piece from each other.
75 posted on 08/28/2002 5:42:27 PM PDT by JudyB1938
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To: FreedominJesusChrist; Scholastic; Uncle Bill; Askel5; buffyt; JohnGalt; Wallaby; rdavis84
"When Harmon came back, he jumped in the car and said, 'Let's go.' He was scared. It looked like there was blood all down his legs."

She later learned that a group of boys had been intercepted at the drop site. According to Sharlene some of the them had managed to get away, but Kevin Ives, 17, and Don Henry, 16, were captured. Harmon's men interrogated them as they were lying on the ground, face down, hands tied behind their backs. They were kicked and beaten, and finally executed. One of the boys was stabbed to death with a "survival knife."

suppose Sharlene got in on the fun?

76 posted on 08/28/2002 7:01:23 PM PDT by thinden
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
"Oliver North's journals about Iran-Contra are also a very interesting read, if you haven't read them"

Are these journals available online someplace?

77 posted on 08/28/2002 8:02:10 PM PDT by Lloyd227
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To: Scholastic
bttt
78 posted on 08/28/2002 9:33:28 PM PDT by Inspector Harry Callahan
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To: Lloyd227
Yes, on my profile page there is a direct link to his journals. Just click the link entitled "Contras, Cocaine, and Covert Operations." It will take you right to both the hard copies of his journal entries and the summaries of the entries, since some of North's handwriting can be hard to read.
79 posted on 08/29/2002 11:25:48 AM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
Bump, I have been reading FR for a while and this is what its all about. The Tracks, WACO, Ron Brown, TWA 800, OKC...I guess I'm a nut.
80 posted on 08/29/2002 7:14:28 PM PDT by TBall
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To: TBall
Thanks for your thoughtful comments. I refuse to forget and become apathetic towards these crimes.

Feel free to ping any of your friends to this thread.

81 posted on 08/29/2002 8:12:55 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
Thanks, got it bookmarked and reading
82 posted on 08/29/2002 8:18:40 PM PDT by Lloyd227
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To: Lloyd227
Just click on the little notebook next to the summaries, for the hard-copy of North's journal entries.
83 posted on 08/29/2002 8:23:49 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: Askel5
Thanks for the ping. Attendees of the "Epicenter" Freeper meeting at Slick Willy's in Little Rock afterwards visited some of the legendary sites, including "the tracks."

Watch for new developments in the Blood Trail story. Good things may be happening.

84 posted on 09/03/2002 11:19:11 AM PDT by T'wit
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To: T'wit
You think so? I haven't heard any new stuff about Bloodgate in a long time. It would be great if there were some new developments in this amazing story, really.

Likewise, I would like to see more media attention given to the Ives/Henry case. Linda Ives still has room to file a wrongful death suit. She would probably be more successful in this endeavor, simply because civil cases mainly just have a preponderance of evidence and the burden of proof is not as harsh (i.e. beyond a reasonable doubt), as it is in criminal cases.

85 posted on 09/04/2002 6:46:17 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
> You think so?

Let's just say, keep your fingers crossed. We may be getting a break for once.

86 posted on 09/05/2002 1:05:56 PM PDT by T'wit
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To: T'wit
Watch for new developments in the Blood Trail story...

Rest assured I will, neighbor, and spread it far and wide.

87 posted on 09/05/2002 1:27:59 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: T'wit; Scholastic
I will be looking forward to seeing a break in this case.
88 posted on 09/05/2002 1:52:09 PM PDT by FreedominJesusChrist
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To: FreedominJesusChrist
I will be looking forward to seeing a break in this case."

With people like you and Scholastic working on the issue, the issue probably won't go away. LOL.

89 posted on 12/05/2002 7:15:28 PM PST by I_Love_Jesus_and_George_W
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To: Scholastic
Thanks for the reminder and to everyone for the links. Never forget.
90 posted on 12/05/2002 7:23:18 PM PST by PGalt
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