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  • True Crime-Peterson,MCCann Updates; a Fine Fellow Sexually Assaults Women in an Ambulance

    12/18/2007 5:26:05 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 2 replies · 113+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 12/18/07 | Pat Fish
    Time for a Christmas season True Crime post and we've got some winners. A D.C. public servant buys lots of handbags courtesy of citizens' property tax refunds. We've got an update on the McCann story and the Drew Peterson case goes to a grand jury. A Muslim girl is strangled by her father for not wearing a burka...this the fine religion of peace. There's an arrest for the Malibu fires, a nut criminal flees through a car wash, and speaking of Muslims, Mark Steyn is arrested for writing bad about them, God forbid such a thing. And a fine man...
  • True Crime-Drew Peterson Having Problems Getting a Date

    12/13/2007 4:59:18 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 2 replies · 192+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 12/13/07 | Pat Fish
    In this second True Crime post of the week we learn the lovely Drew Peterson is having trouble getting a date. Also, he needs money for his defense. We’ll give you the link to send him some. Also, the Colorado church shooter…do these nuts ever consider what they do to the families they leave behind?
  • Drew: 'I'm not going to get another date'

    12/07/2007 11:29:51 AM PST · by Graybeard58 · 81 replies · 83+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | December 7, 2007 | Joe Hosey
    Drew Peterson says the the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy, and the mysterious death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio, might hamper his love life. “I'm not going to get another date,” he said in an interview this week in his Bolingbrook home. Police have said Drew Peterson is a suspect in the Oct. 28 disappearance of Stacy. And state police have reopened their investigation of Savio's March 2004 death. She was found dead in an empty bathtub; an inquest ruled the death a drowning. » Click to enlarge image Search warrants focus on both physical evidence and a...
  • True Crime-More Manly Muslim Males, Drew Peterson,Duncan/Groene,Mexican Singers and Murder

    12/06/2007 5:21:24 AM PST · by Fishtalk · 91+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 12/6/07 | Pat Fish
    Joseph Duncan pleads guilty in the Groene murders. A Canoeist disappears but turns back up when the life insurance is collected. A weird story involving skinned raccoons and dogs and still the social service agencies fail to protect the children. And, as always, a Drew Peterson update.
  • Ivestigators Execute Warrant on Ex-Cop

    12/05/2007 12:41:14 AM PST · by yorkie · 5 replies · 69+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 5, 2007
    Authorities executed another search warrant late Tuesday in the case of a former suburban Chicago police sergeant suspected in his 23-year-old wife's disappearance. The latest warrant dealt with items inside two vehicles already seized from Drew Peterson's home, said Charles Pelkie, a spokesman for the Will County state's attorney's office. He declined to elaborate. Peterson's attorney, Joel Brodsky, told WFLD-TV that the warrant says police are seeking items that "may have been utilized in commission of the offense of first-degree murder or the concealment of a homicidal death." The warrant also indicates interest in trace elements of several materials, including...
  • Police Sergeant's Wife Goes Missing(Bolingbrook Illinois)

    10/30/2007 4:52:37 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 183 replies · 1,910+ views
    WMAQ ^ | 10.30.07 | Channel 5
    State Police are searching for the wife of a southwest suburban Bolingbrook police sergeant. "Because he's one of our officers, we thought it would be better to have an independent agency investigating," Bolingbrook Mayor Roger Claar said of the state's involvement in the disappearance of Stacey Peterson. It was not clear how long Peterson, the 23-year-old wife of Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson, has been missing. She was supposed to help a friend do some painting, but never showed up. Drew Peterson's previous wife, 40-year-old Kathleen Savio, was found dead in the dry bathtub of her Pheasant Chase home in...
  • Report: Missing Mom Stacy Peterson Told Clergyman Her Husband Killed His Ex-Wife

    11/29/2007 8:22:36 AM PST · by STARWISE · 32 replies · 151+ views
    he missing wife of a former police sergeant told a clergyman in August that her husband confessed that he killed his former wife and made it look like an accident, according to a report. A source told the Chicago Sun-Times that Peterson also told two other people about her husband's confessions to her about the death of Kathleen Savio, his third ex-wife. Stacy Peterson, a mother of two and Drew Peterson's fourth wife, was reported missing on Oct. 29 by her family after she failed to show up to a friend's house. Drew Peterson is a suspect in her disappearance....
  • True Crime-FBI Called in on Peterson Case and What's With the Blue Barrel?

    11/27/2007 5:34:07 PM PST · by Fishtalk · 2 replies · 85+ views
    The Kaitlyn Mae Book Blog ^ | 11/27/07 | Pat Fish
    True Crime continued over the Thanksgiving holidays and the Drew Peterson case gets more interesting. First, he resigns from the police department, next, a fellow reveals a flirtatious relationship with Stacy. Finally, what’s with the blue barrel? Oh, and the Natalee Holloway investigation pics up steam. This Blog has been following case since May of 2005. We’ve compiled past links and have some thoughts on the current turn of events. Plus Muslims sentence rape victims to lashes and jail, one fine Muslim impregnates his daughter. We’ve got info on yet another needless cop taser incident, a deputy shoots a pet...
  • Demos 'laundering' funds, says GOP (Pederson and AZ Rats)

    11/04/2006 6:48:57 AM PST · by axes_of_weezles · 24 replies · 742+ views
    The Arizona (Red) Star ^ | 4 Nov 2006 | Howard Fischer
    Tucson Region Demos 'laundering' funds, says GOP By Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services Tucson, Arizona | Published: 11.04.2006 PHOENIX — The state Republican Party is asking the Federal Elections Commission to investigate what it claims is a "money laundering scheme" by the Democrats and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jim Pederson. The complaint, filed Friday, stems from the transfer of more than $480,000 from the Arizona Democratic Party to affiliates in other states — money those state parties turned around and sent back, in similar amounts, to Arizona. The Arizona dollars were from money raised for state races. The funds sent...
  • Another Racist Liberal Gets a Pass from MSM

    02/16/2006 5:19:39 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies · 979+ views
    Generation Why? ^ | February 16, 2006 | Jason
    Where is the outrage that was manufactured to run Rush Limbaugh off the air? Is it absent because Gumbel is allegedly black? So just picture for a moment, if you will, that you're watching SportsCenter tonight and Dan Patrick says, "The lack of whites in the NBA makes it look like a welfare office." Think that would get buried like Gumbel's comments? For what it's worth, maybe Gumbel should do some research on the emerging face of the GOP.
  • More young blacks ready to embrace GOP

    02/16/2006 5:27:39 PM PST · by george76 · 119 replies · 4,294+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 22, 2005 | Kaitlin Bell
    Some cast aside traditional loyalties... Adam Hunter, an ambitious law student with bright eyes, an easy smile, and plenty of charisma, seems practically destined for politics... a first-year law student at Howard University, a historically black campus with a long record of liberal activism. He has political ambitions of his own -- but not with the Democrats. Instead, Hunter, who as an undergraduate headed Howard's chapter of College Republicans, sees himself as part of a younger generation of African-Americans. He is ready to cast aside traditional loyalties to the Democratic Party and forge his own political identity. ''There's a lot...
  • Judge gives mom Peterson life insurance

    12/17/2005 9:43:43 PM PST · by CAWats · 12 replies · 620+ views
    Modesto Bee ^ | 12/17/2005 | SUSAN HERENDEEN
    Judge gives mom Peterson life insurance Court says Sharon Rocha should receive $250,000 By SUSAN HERENDEEN BEE STAFF WRITER Last Updated: December 17, 2005, 04:39:00 AM PST Sharon Rocha's quest to recover the proceeds of a $250,000 life insurance policy on her daughter, Laci Peterson,ended Friday. Stanislaus County Superior Court Judge Roger Beauchesne ruled in favor of Rocha, reconfirming two previous judgments he made in the case. He also noted the "tortured procedural history" that led to his final decision. The court has heard the case once a month since September. Under state law, people who kill their spouses...
  • Rev. Peterson on "Hannity & Colmes, MSNBC, and "Farah Live" about Kwanzaa(12/6)...

    12/06/2005 12:30:03 PM PST · by NewDestiny · 16 replies · 1,520+ views
    Tuesday, December 6, 2005 Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, author of "Scam: How the Black Leadership Exploits Black America," will appear on the following programs today (12/6) to discuss the "Merry Christmas!" Not "Happy Kwanzaa!" Campaign launched this week by his nonprofit organization BOND (Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny). -Joseph Farah's nationally syndicated radio program "Farah Live" at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT.-FNC's "Hannity & Colmes" at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT. -MSNBC's "The Situation w/ Carl Tuckerson" at 11 p.m. ET / 8 p.m. PTFor more information about the "Merry Christmas!" Not "Happy Kwanzaa!" Campaign...
  • Peterson teams among 'top dogs' at K-9 trials (WOOF-WOOF)

    12/02/2005 4:10:33 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 445+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Dec 1, 2005 | Tony Davis
    12/1/2005 - PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFPN) -- Two 21st Security Forces Squadron teams placed near the top in the tactical obedience and top agency areas at a national competition for working dogs. This is the sixth consecutive year squadron’s military working dogs and their handlers from here competed at the Tucson Area Police K-9 Trials in Tucson, Ariz. “Peterson teams have always done well at the trials. This year was no different,” said Master Sgt. Mark Dedrick, the squadron kennel master. He said Staff Sgt. Jesse Frank and Staff Sgt. Jesse Tames lead the way. After qualifying at...
  • Amber Frey to Open Spa in Clovis, CA

    10/18/2005 3:19:07 PM PDT · by kagoots · 13 replies · 789+ views ^ | October 18, 2005 | unknown
    Amber Frey has new plans to open a spa in Clovis. Scott Peterson's former girlfriend will open a spa and massage salon in the Parkway Trails shopping center. Frey has worked as a massage therapist for years. Her new business will open at the corner of Willow and Nees as part of a shopping center that is set to open some time next year.
  • New Black Vanguard Conference Live on C-SPAN 10 AM PST/ 1 PM EST !!

    10/11/2005 9:56:21 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 2 replies · 752+ views
    BOND E-Update ^ | 10-11-05 | BOND
    C-SPAN has announced they will cover today's Reclaiming Our Destiny: The New Black Vanguard Conference II LIVE AT 10 AM P.S.T./ 1 PM E.S.T., sponsored by The Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND) and The Heritage Foundation and held at The Heritage Foundation’s Allison Auditorium (214 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Washington, DC). Participants include: Dr. Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow, The Hoover Institution; Linda Porter, Hurricane Katrina Survivor and Founder of Jochebed Education Project; Joseph Phillips, Actor and Columnist; and Moderator, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President of BOND. Distinguished guests will address these and other questions: -Is too much...

    09/28/2005 7:37:14 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies · 771+ views ^ | 9/28/05
    SCOTT PETERSON AND LACI`S MOM FIGHT OVER LIFE INSURANCE POLICY Wednesday, September 28, 2005 The case of Laci Peterson, the pregnant California woman who was murdered and whose body was dumped in San Francisco Bay, is once again making headlines. But this time, the issue is who will collect Laci`s $250,000 life insurance policy. Her husband Scott Peterson was convicted and sentenced to death last year in connection with her murder and that of their unborn child. He wants the money, but so does Laci`s mother. A hearing has been set for October 21st.
  • Court Rules Jesse Jackson Must Face Civil Trial for Assault and Civil Rights Violations

    09/21/2005 11:59:37 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 82 replies · 2,323+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 9/21/05 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch represents Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson in claims against Jackson (Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes corruption, today announced that on January 17, 2006, Jesse Lee Peterson, et al., v. Jesse Jackson, et al. (BC 266505) will go to trial in Los Angeles County Superior Court after a ruling last week by Judge George H. Wu. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit against Jackson, his son Jonathan, and others on behalf of Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, who was the victim of a physical and verbal assault at an event hosted by Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition...
  • CA: Scott Peterson thanks supporters on web site (sponsored by Canadian anti-death penalty group)

    07/29/2005 9:16:35 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 2,228+ views
    AP on Monterey Herald ^ | 7/29/05 | AP - San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO - Double murderer Scott Peterson, convicted of killing his wife and unborn son, has issued his first public message via the Web - a thank you to supporters - since he was condemned to death in Modesto in December. "For me, the amount of support we have received is just incredible," he writes in a note dated July 21 from San Quentin prison on a Web site hosted by the Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty, based in Toronto. "Those who have decided to reach out to our family have made such a difference. In every conversation among...
  • Rev. Peterson Chastises Billy Graham for Endorsing Bill and Hillary Clinton...

    06/28/2005 1:59:40 PM PDT · by NewDestiny · 191 replies · 3,453+ views
    BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny) ^ | June 28, 2005 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Rev. Peterson: The Clintons’ Political Futures Received The Greatest Benefit From Billy Graham’s Revival! Los Angeles- Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, issued a statement today chastising Rev. Billy Graham for his endorsement of Hillary Clinton at his final American revival meeting this past weekend in New York City. According to reports, Billy Graham surrendered his microphone to former President Clinton and heaped praise on the Clintons, calling the character-challenged duo ‘wonderful friends’ and ‘a great couple.’ Graham added that the impeached former president should become an evangelist and allow...
  • Rev. Peterson on MSNBC w/ Ron Reagan and Monica Crowley today 2 p.m. PST / 5 p.m. EST

    06/15/2005 12:29:40 PM PDT · by NewDestiny · 2 replies · 485+ views
    BOND (Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny) ^ | June 15, 2005 | Ermias Alemayehu
    Wednesday, June 15, 2005 Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson will be a guest on MSNBC's "Connected Coast to Coast" with hosts Ron Reagan and Monica Crowley today at 2 p.m. PST / 5 p.m. EST. Rev. Peterson will discuss the controversial issue of why Philadelphia Public Schools are requiring students to take African Studies courses. Tomorrow on The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show, Rev. Peterson will debate Professor Molefi Kete Asante of Temple University. Professor Asante developed the African Studies curriculum which is going to to be used in the schools. The Jesse Lee Peterson Radio Show is a nationally syndicated...
  • Scott Peterson's Father Breaks His Silence

    05/06/2005 11:10:03 AM PDT · by Howlin · 153 replies · 4,332+ views
    KGO-TV ^ | May 6, 2005
    May 6 (ABC7) — Scott Peterson's father is breaking months of silence, lashing out at the Modesto Police Department and the media for his son's murder conviction. Local Headlines 'Finger' Lady On Her Way To San Jose Cinco de Mayo Celebration Gets Violent 72-Hour Ultimatum Issued For East Bay Hostage Scott Peterson's Father Breaks His Silence 12 Sex Predators Arrested In South Bay Castro Valley Double Shooting Suspect Wanted 2,000 S.F. Phone Customers Without Service Through Weekend 'Subway Bandit' Pleads Not Guilty In South Bay More local news... In a letter to the Modesto Bee, Lee Peterson says: "My son...

    04/26/2005 10:34:36 AM PDT · by Bob J · 52 replies · 3,303+ views
    BOND ^ | 4-26-05 | BOND
    Rev. Peterson: “Where’s Al Sharpton on this Hate Crime?” Los Angeles- Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, founder and president of BOND, the Brotherhood Organization of A New Destiny, today released a statement supporting the decision by The Brooklyn Corporation Counsel’s Office in New York to charge a group of black teens with a hate crime in the alleged racially motivated beating of six 15-year-old white Catholic school girls last month. According to reports, 20-30 black girls unleashed a vicious beating on the girls while shouting “black power,” “white crackers,” and even “Martin Luther King.” The attack occurred over a dispute about...
  • Prison: Two women want to marry Peterson

    03/17/2005 11:58:27 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 31 replies · 1,013+ views
    CNN ^ | March 17, 2005
    On Scott Peterson's first day on death row, two women called California's San Quentin State Prison to say they were interested in marrying him, according to prison officials. Prison spokesman Vernell Crittendon said about three dozen women called San Quentin with messages of support for the prison's newest bachelor, convicted and sentenced to die for the murder of his pregnant wife, Laci.
  • Gag order lifted, prosecutors and police speak out on Peterson case

    03/17/2005 1:02:41 PM PST · by SmithL · 11 replies · 1,032+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 3/17/5 | Ivan Delventhal
    MODESTO - One day after a judge sentenced Scott Peterson to die for killing his pregnant wife, Laci, police and prosecutors involved in the case broke their long silence and talked about the two-and-a-half-year journey to justice. Laci Peterson's family members, who had been scheduled to attend the briefing at the Modesto Police Department this morning, were not present. A spokeswoman said they were mentally and physically drained from Wednesday's sentencing hearing in Redwood City. Modesto Police Chief Roy Wasden summed up the mood of the assembled law enforcement officers as one of somber gratitude. "We lost a loved member...
  • Death, life, new trial? Peterson finds out today

    03/16/2005 9:59:57 AM PST · by Howlin · 194 replies · 3,005+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 16, 2005 |
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - Shackled at the waist, Scott Peterson returned to court Wednesday to learn his fate for the slaying of his wife and her fetus, four months after jurors found the former fertilizer salesman guilty of their murders. Peterson was escorted into San Mateo County Superior Court under heavy security, wearing a dark suit and handcuffs chained to his waist. Ten of the 12 jurors who sentenced him to death in December sat in the jury box. Judge Alfred A. Delucchi was set to decide Wednesday whether to grant the former fertilizer salesman a new trial, sentence him...
  • Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson on Washington Journal

    02/28/2005 3:38:44 PM PST · by Snipehunter · 4 replies · 338+ views
    Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson has a great message. I was searching the c-span website this weekend and ran across this video. His message is of self-empowerment and self-reliance. It is very refreshing to hear this message coming from the black community.
  • The Other Peterson Walks Free

    02/07/2005 5:00:32 PM PST · by The Mike Device · 7 replies · 902+ views
    New York Post ^ | 02-07-05 | Jeane Macintosh,Thomas Hinton
    Brian Peterson — the privileged New Jersey youth who made headlines in 1996 when he and his girlfriend Amy Grossberg killed their newborn baby — is out of jail, married to another woman, and living in Florida. He spoke to The Post recently as he and his wife Jaime took a stroll in the town of Jupiter with their two dogs — and showed he was in no way marking the short life of his son. "It was seven years ago," Brian Peterson said when approached outside his swank townhouse. The significant date to him was apparently July 1998 —...
  • Scott Peterson's half-sister writes book, publisher announces

    02/04/2005 12:18:49 PM PST · by NativeTexun · 50 replies · 1,547+ views
    Posted on Thu, Feb. 03, 2005 Scott Peterson's half-sister writes book, publisher announces Associated Press MODESTO, Calif. - The half-sister of convicted murderer Scott Peterson has written a book about the "untold story" surrounding the case, the publisher announced Thursday. Anne Bird was put up for adoption at birth and reunited with her biological mother, Jackie Peterson, and her brother, Scott, in 1997, according to a statement from ReganBooks, a division of HarperCollins. The book, "Blood Brother: 33 Reasons My Brother, Scott Peterson, is Guilty," is set to go on sale March 1. The publisher says it will detail "the...
  • (LDS)L.D.S. perspective on Islam

    01/30/2005 7:44:41 PM PST · by Heuristic Hiker · 7 replies · 623+ views
    self ^ | 30 Jan 05 | Heuristic Hiker
    I recently listened to a CD by a Professor of Near East Studies at BYU. The posting below is a rather meadering response to what I think were some problems, with his presentation. I am LDS, so this is not a diatribe against his LDS faith, but rather points of argument that I have with this Professor's interpretation of Islam in the context of the LDS faith. The CD is stated to be an “L.D.S. perspective on Islam,” I finished listening to it last week and I can't say that I was completely satisfied with the product. The CD is...

    12/10/2003 12:56:51 AM PST · by BulletBobCo · 36 replies · 1,499+ views ^ | 12/01/03
    Gloria Allred will do whatever it takes to get on any show she can to satisfy her ego. She can’t talk and make sense at the same time. She has to rattle on like a train going down the tracks backwards. This is why Gloria is our Idiot of The Week. Besides it’s Thanksgiving. What better Turkey for our Idiot of The Week. High Profile Attorney? Gloria Allred describes herself as a high profile attorney from Los Angeles. I’d guess if high profile means doing whatever it takes to get on as my television talk shows as possible then she’s...
  • Amber Frey backs out of TV show (calling Ms Allred)

    01/07/2005 9:11:47 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 152 replies · 2,729+ views
    Big News ^ | 8th January, 2005 | Big News
    The former girlfriend of wife killer Scott Peterson backed out of an appearance on the daytime TV show The View because her lawyer could not join her. Amber Frey is making the television rounds to promote her book, Witness: For the Prosecution of Scott Peterson. Lawyer Gloria Allred has been at her side on Oprah Winfrey, Hannity and Colmes and the Today Show, but View producers said that Frey had to appear solo. Given that this is a very emotional and difficult time for Amber, she has requested that all media interviews be conducted with me because I have been...
  • Keeping up with the Johnsons and Andersons and Petersons ...

    01/04/2005 7:37:11 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 5 replies · 395+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 1-04-05 | star tribune/secretary of state
    Forthwith, a grab bag of facts about the 2005 Legislature. This version of Minnesota's citizen Legislature has: • Five Johnsons: Reps. Jeff, R-Plymouth; Ruth, DFL-St. Peter; Sheldon, DFL-St. Paul; Sens. Dean, DFL-Willmar; Debbie, R-Ham Lake. • Three Andersons: Reps. Irv, DFL-International Falls; Bruce, R-Buffalo Township; Sen. Ellen, DFL-St. Paul. • Three Petersons: Reps. Aaron, DFL-Madison; Neil, R-Bloomington; Sandra, DFL-New Hope. • Two Larsons: Rep. Dan, DFL-Bloomington; Sen. Cal, R-Fergus Falls. • Two Murphys: Rep. Mary, DFL-Hermantown; Sen. Steve, DFL-Red Wing. • Two Nelsons: Reps. Michael, DFL-Brooklyn Park; Peter, R-Lindstrom. • Two Olsons: Rep. Mark, R-Big Lake; Sen. Gen, R-Minnetrista. •...
  • Scott Peterson's choice

    01/02/2005 10:34:28 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 1 replies · 275+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Jan. 2, 2004 | J. Matt Barber
    The media latched on to the story like a pit-bull to a poodle – It’s been a perfect obsession. Coverage of the case has saturated the airwaves for over two years, with the Fox News Channel taking the lead…OK Greta, on the record, we get it – enough already! As nearly everyone on the planet knows by now, former Modesto, California fertilizer salesman Scott Peterson was recently convicted of double murder for killing his 27-year-old wife Laci, and the couple’s unborn son Conner. It seems the jury concluded that Mark Geragos, Peterson’s illustrious, high-dollar defense attorney, was trying to sell...
  • Frey: Let Scott rot

    12/30/2004 11:30:36 AM PST · by Tarpaulin · 85 replies · 2,450+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | MAKI BECKER
    The death penalty is too easy for Scott Peterson, who should be forced to rot in prison for years reliving his crime, his former mistress believes. Amber Frey, the willowy blond masseuse whose steely testimony about his web of deceptions sealed his fate, told NBC's Matt Lauer she would have preferred for Peterson to be sentenced to life in prison instead. "I felt life [in prison] gives him every day to live with what has happened," she said in her first interview since her ex-lover's conviction. The interview also came just days before her memoir "Witness: For the Prosecution of...
  • Laci Peterson's mother: 'Closure will only occur...when I die'

    12/23/2004 4:13:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies · 733+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Thu, Dec. 23, 2004
    MODESTO, Calif. - With her former son-in-law convicted of double-murder and facing the death penalty, Laci Peterson's mother said she will never have closure in this life as Christmas Eve, the second anniversary of Laci's disappearance, approaches. "There are no winners in a case like this. We are families who are suffering horrendous losses," Sharon Rocha wrote in a statement posted this week on the family's Web site."People tell me, 'Now you can have some closure.' There is no closure. We are only turning the page and beginning the next chapter in our book of life ... Closure will only...
  • Report: Crank mail reaches Peterson jurors

    12/21/2004 12:13:56 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 72 replies · 2,205+ views
    SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Not everyone seems satisfied with the California jury's death sentence recommendation for convicted killer Scott Peterson. Hate mail and threats have made their way to the jurors in the days after they agreed Peterson should be put to death for the 2001 slaying of his wife, Laci, and their unborn son, KGO-TV, San Francisco, reported Tuesday. An unidentified juror told KGO he and other jurors received hate mail and were confronted in person by people upset with the decision; some even reported their children had been harassed at school. Making criminal threats to a...
  • The Scarlet Letters: An editorial from Mark Geragos's website about Scott Peterson

    12/21/2004 5:58:14 AM PST · by theconservativerepublican · 7 replies · 364+ views
    The Scarlet Letters Editorial I remember the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, and the gradual acceptance of living together before marriage and even adultery. Adultery was demoted from a crime and sin to a private matter that was no one's business but the persons involved. Advice columnists recommended keeping affairs secret, to avoid disruption in the marriage. Polls emphasized the growing number of Americans who admitted adultery. Swingers promoted partner sharing as a healthy way to keep a marriage vitalized. Gone were the days, it seems, when adulterers were branded with the Scarlet A and publicly humiliated for...
  • Peterson Attorney Seeks Donations on Web (maybe should try using DUmmies recount fund)

    12/20/2004 10:12:31 PM PST · by tbeatty · 13 replies · 577+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/20/2004 | AP
    LOS ANGELES - In a plea to the public to help "free the man we know is innocent," Scott Peterson (news - web sites)'s attorney is seeking donations to continue the investigation into the murders of Peterson's wife and the fetus she carried. AP Photo Slideshow: Laci Peterson Case The 32-year-old former fertilizer salesman was convicted Nov. 12 of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Laci, and second-degree murder in the death of her eight-month-old fetus. Last week, the jury recommended a death sentence. Formal sentencing is set for Feb. 25. Los Angeles defense lawyer Mark Geragos has...
  • Peterson Outlines Plan To Pay For Colts Stadium

    12/20/2004 11:43:23 AM PST · by agenda_express · 26 replies · 961+ views
    Peterson Outlines Plan To Pay For Colts StadiumIndy Mayor Wants Pull-Tabs To Help Pay For Stadium December 20, 2004 INDIANAPOLIS -- The city will ask the General Assembly to approve pull-tab legislation to help pay for a new stadium deal that would keep the NFL's Colts in Indianapolis for 30 years, Mayor Bart Peterson said Monday. The city will ask lawmakers to approve pull tabs, which are slot machine-like devices, for horse racing tracks in Anderson and Shelbyville and an off-track betting parlor in Indianapolis, Peterson said at a news conference. Colts owner Jim Irsay and the NFL will contribute...
  • Help Fund Laci Peterson Murder Investigation

    12/20/2004 5:12:04 AM PST · by Ellesu · 46 replies · 1,359+ views
    The defense attorney for condemned double-killer Scott Peterson has a new Web site aimed at continuing the investigation into the murders of Laci Peterson and her unborn son. The site is, and attorney Mark Geragos asks for donations to help pay private investigators. The Web site says Peterson has been unjustly convicted, and Geragos asks for help to free the man he says he knows is innocent.
  • In Lone Defense Of Scott Peterson Written By: Jen Shroder

    12/19/2004 7:21:07 PM PST · by theconservativerepublican · 16 replies · 432+ views
    Geragos ^ | 2004
    don’t get it. My favorite columnists are writing volumes to hang Scott Peterson. Crowds at the courthouse resemble lynch mobs. Peterson is being compared to Hitler, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and a hit list of gruesome ax murdering child molesters. But the columnists forgot one thing, where’s the evidence? The news media has laughed a little too hard at the possibility of a satanic cult. If you do the research, there are THOUSANDS of unrecovered missing women and children in California that the media ignores. There ARE childhood survivors of satanic cults who have testified to graphic descriptions of siblings...
  • How hobby yielded key clue (Jeanine Harms' Hobby Leads to Forensic Evidence Against her Killer)

    12/18/2004 9:21:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 1,031+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sat, Dec. 18, 2004 | Connie Skipitares
    Ultimately, Jeanine Harms' hobby led investigators to charge Maurice Nasmeh with her murder. The forensic investigation was the stuff of TV's ``CSI,'' unfolding in real time, over 17 long months. Tiny yarn fragments from her hooked rug project, painstakingly collected from a carpet that investigators believed was used in disposing her body, were found to match yarn in Harms' home and fibers in the cargo area of Nasmeh's SUV.Mark Moriyama, a criminalist with the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Crime Laboratory, extracted thousands of fibers from the carpet by pressing 4-inch-square pieces of tape across its entire surface, and then...
  • Jurors show the system does work

    12/18/2004 8:43:13 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 305+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | Sat, Dec. 18, 2004
    Thoughtful, intelligent and painfully aware of the gravity of their decision. If, as some have suggested, their guilty verdict restored faith in the legal system, then their action Monday might has restored faith in the jury system. Not because the jurors in the Scott Peterson trial chose death -- the merits of capital punishment in this case can and will continue to be debated -- but because of their comments at the post-verdict news conference and since. Agree or not, the four jurors who have spoken have clearly articulated why they decided Peterson was guilty and why he deserves to...
  • San Quentin Debate: Death Row vs. Bay Views

    12/18/2004 11:49:11 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies · 833+ views
    New York Times ^ | December 18, 2004 | DEAN E. MURPHY
    SAN QUENTIN, Calif., Dec. 17 - So many people in California have been sentenced to death that the state is about to spend $220 million to build a bigger death row next to the current one on a spectacular bayside bluff here. The state has long had the most populous death row in the country - it now has 641 condemned inmates - and the problem is that very few residents ever leave. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1977, just 10 inmates have been put to death, and many spent 20 years or so in their cells before...
  • Time is on Peterson's side

    12/16/2004 6:48:36 PM PST · by SmithL · 10 replies · 420+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/16/4 | Debra J. Saunders
    YOU CAN'T call a government just or democratic when it heeds the will of its citizens, its courts and its juries only about 2 percent of the time. So with all due respect to California Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald George, he shouldn't be content that, by his own admission, the state's death- row inmates are more likely to die of old age than lethal injection. The jury that recommended a sentence of death for Scott Peterson may discover that they sacrificed months of their lives and endured much personal anguish to produce a verdict and sentence that the criminal-justice...
  • James Lileks: Death is too merciful for Peterson

    12/15/2004 5:33:08 AM PST · by Constitution Day · 31 replies · 995+ views ^ | Dec. 15, 2004 | James Lileks
    Death is too merciful for PetersonBy James Lileks You're not a bad person for wanting Scott Peterson to get the needle. But you're not a better person, either. It depends. Perhaps you're above it all. If you want to appear sober and serious, it's simple: Declare your disinterest in the case. The smart set will agree, and roll their eyes at the amount of ink and photons devoted to this sordid story. Groundling fare. Who cares? It's a diversion from the Real Issues. Of course, any news show that does not devote 90 minutes a day to your favorite...
  • THE DECISION SOCIETY: Values should preclude legal killing as an act of revenge

    12/14/2004 10:14:44 AM PST · by SmithL · 40 replies · 788+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/14/4 | Joan Ryan
    When I was in my late teens, a Catholic girl grappling with her own emerging definitions of right and wrong, I remember coming across a disquieting quote from Thomas Aquinas. "If a man is a danger to the community, threatening it with disintegration by some wrongdoing of his, then his execution for the healing and preservation of the common good is to be commended," he wrote. I say disquieting because I did not believe that death was an appropriate response to criminal action.
  • The Ghosts of Christmas in Modesto!

    12/14/2004 12:11:24 AM PST · by cartoonistx · 5 replies · 1,088+ views
  • Jury Recommends Execution for Peterson

    12/13/2004 3:59:13 PM PST · by No Surrender Monkey · 50 replies · 2,355+ views
    AP ^ | Mon, Dec 13, 2004 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - A jury decided Monday that Scott Peterson (news - web sites) should be executed for murdering his pregnant wife, Laci, whose Christmas Eve disappearance two years ago was the opening act in a legal drama that captivated the nation. A cheer went up outside the courtroom as the jury announced its decision after 11 1/2 hours of deliberations over three days. The jury had two options in deciding the 32-year-old former fertilizer salesman's fate: life in prison without parole or death by injection. Peterson clenched his jaw when the verdict was read and leaned over to...