Aruban Police Act Faster with Hit & Run Incident than they Did With Disappearance of Natalee Holloway


Police Priorities in Aruba …

Here is a sense of priority in Aruba. The police acted faster and made an arrest immediately after former Justice Minister Hendrick Croes was involved in a hit and run incident than they did after Alabama teen Natalee Holloway went missing. Its a good thing that there were not any black security guards near by where the incident took place. However, in Aruba they refuse to make an arrest an prosecution for all the wrong reason.

Hendrik Croes detained after colliding with a police officer (Amigoe: 3/17/2008)

Lawyer Hendrik Croes while leaving the airport after having made a statement about the possible hit and run-accident with a police officer.

ORANJESTAD – Lawyer and former Justice-minister Hendrik Croes was taken into custody early this morning for having collided with a police officer on Sunday in the afternoon and failed to stop after the accident.  The situation escalated yesterday when police union SPA incited her members to ‘bring everything to a standstill’ if Croes is not arrested.  The Public Prosecutor (OM) called on everybody to ‘stay calm’, especially the parties in the labour dispute between the government and the public employees’ unions. 

The incident took place on the roundabout of Paradera around 15:00.  At that moment, the long autocade that was taking part in the protest of the public employees’ unions against the government was just passing.  A total of 120 cars with protesting public servants took part in the auto rally that was accompanied by two police cars.  One of the police officers, Edgar Maduro, started to regulate the traffic on the roundabout.  He said that at a certain point, he saw a grey car heading for him.  When he gave the stop signal, the driver refused to stop.  “I was picked off by the car.  I opened the car door and held to it, so I couldn’t fall.  The car kept on going.”  The police officer had several bruises on his ankle, knee, and ribs.  Some colleagues took him to the hospital, and he went home after treatments, but had to be admitted later that day.

Croes in the back of the National detective’s car on his way to the bureau, where he’s going to be interrogated.  He was taken to KIA a few hours later.

Maduro self didn’t realize that the driver was Hendrik Croes, but the onlookers did.  Also the media got wind of the incident real fast and some stations linked the accident to the strike of the public employees as an attempt of the government to break the strike.  When Croes, as he said, ‘heard sensational reports about him being accused of attempted murder’, he called chief district attorney Hand Mos to give a statement.  He was at that moment at the airport, going on vacation.  Chief of police Dolfi Richardson and assistant district attorney Robert Candelaria went to the airport to take Croes’ statement.  Croes then decided to stay on the island and no longer set off.

However, a big group of police officers were not satisfied with the fact that Croes was not arrested. Miguel Maduro of union SPA called a special meeting with the members of the union and the other sympathizing officers in the clubhouse Pova.  “The law is for everybody.  A person that hits and runs is usually arrested right away.  This was an attempt to serious assault and even an attempted homicide.  I told the chief of police that if Hendrik is not arrested, we will bring everything to a standstill.”  Chief of police Peter de Witte was clearly not taken with the threat and told Maduro this later.  “The police must act objectively and transparently and let the OM do his job independently.”  In order to guarantee the objectivity, he advised the OM to transfer the case to the National-detectives, which indeed happened and Croes was taken to the bureau for interrogation.  Based on this interrogation and statements from witnesses, chief district attorney decided to take Croes into custody.  He was taken to KIA around 05:00 this morning.  He must stay there for at least 48 hours, after which the OM will decide whether to request an extension of the custody with the examining magistrate.  

Croes’ son, Eduard has meanwhile indicated that the family is preparing a lawsuit to release Hendrik from custody.  Before he was arrested, Croes emotionally declared on TeleAruba that this ‘is not something to laugh about but to cry’.  He denies having run down anybody.  “I was the third car to get on the roundabout, when a person, if I am not mistaken, wearing a polo shirt and long pants, started to regulate the traffic.  I indicated that I was going to the direction of Tanki Leendert and was trying my best to drive around this person.”  Croes also doesn’t understand how he could have hit this police officer with his car.  I was driving dead slow.  I also didn’t know that the person was a police officer.  He didn’t identify himself.”  Maduro was indeed not in uniform, but he was wearing a badge.  

Croes was not happy with certain media’s ‘very sensational reports’.  He also referred to a recent incident, where AVP-leader Mike Eman cursed him for his role in the corruption scandal Fondo Desaroyo Nobo.  “I do not understand why all this must happen this way.”

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    133 Responses to “Aruban Police Act Faster with Hit & Run Incident than they Did With Disappearance of Natalee Holloway”

    1. crossbow on March 19th, 2008 8:32 am

      But Dompig is optimistic that answers will be found. “We are that much closer to knowing what really happened,” he says. “A crime like this cannot go unsolved.”
      “New people are coming in the picture,” says Dompig. “It is possible that there was help. Or it is possible that there was a second group involved other than Croes.”
      “We’re not talking about a killer here,” he says.
      Or, as Dompig reveals for the first time, he could have had accomplices. “New people are coming in the picture. It is possible that there was a second group involved in this hit and run.
      And there’s another stunning revelation from the authorities: Though they’re convinced Holloway is dead, they tell 48 Hours that they believe she was not murdered.
      Damn it; I hate when I get investigations confused; quote Dumbpig

    2. Mr. G. on March 19th, 2008 8:38 am

      It’s time
      Relax, and have fun…..

    3. Mr. G. on March 19th, 2008 8:42 am

      My fun is watching Aruba suffer on Tourism, and to wonder why it happened.

    4. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 9:01 am

      its only the begining.. grab your popcorn and soft drink.
      and what this action packed version of arubas finest play out…
      it certainly wont be boring.. to say the least..
      justice for natalee
      I still wonder if pauulus is begining to squirm..
      it just wont go away..
      never will..

    5. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 9:01 am

      i meant to say and watch

    6. Richard on March 19th, 2008 9:09 am

      Quote of the century, from Aruba:

      “The law is for everybody.”

      So this guy was a former government official and a lawyer. Can’t be surprised at his behavior.

      One wonders if a drunken driving test was performed … well, probably not. In some places this sort of behavior is a crime, but don’t forget, we don’t understand their system.

      Seems that people in Aruba have a lot of vacation; this guy was supposed to be going on vacation. We’ve heard that one before, too.

      “I do not understand why all must happen this way.” Why didn’t you say “this sort of thing is always happening to me?” Your Aruban cultural hero delivered much the same sentiment.

    7. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 9:14 am

      if you have Yahoo, you can get an Rss feed to update you on anything related to Aruba or NH

    8. Frank on March 19th, 2008 9:39 am

      Chief of police Peter de Witte was clearly not taken with the threat and told Maduro this later. “The police must act objectively and transparently…………”

      Say what?!?! Where was this objectivity and transparency when dealing with Natalee’s case??? It’s still missing today…as obscure and diluted as ever.

      Aruba..are you becoming dizzy from the swirling eddy of flush you’re experiencing now? Your governing body sets itself apart from the people..and from law enforcement..they believe themselves above the law…they set themselves on pedastals of untouchablility. Revolution should be just around the corner for the common people of Aruba….IF they will wake and do the right thing. Then, perhaps we can find the truth behind Natalee’s murder.

      The eddy becomes deeper and deeper until there is no escape from drowning in your own corruption. I pray the people of Aruba will save themselves and rise up against their elitist government…find justice for Natalee and all others wronged by those in charge…until then, the current only grows faster…the boycott grows wider and stronger.

      Justice fr Natalee. Justice for the people of Aruba. Revolt against injustice and embrace right and democracy.

    9. stoney on March 19th, 2008 9:47 am

      how always 1

    10. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 9:53 am

      stoney, go to My Yahoo,,,go to personalize this page, pick out what you want, find the Rss button and set it up….

    11. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 9:55 am

      Im curious about something….how many of you have actually met each other…I would love to meet all of you…I have a picture in my head of what you look like and a feeling for what for what you do or did for a living….

    12. Frank on March 19th, 2008 10:01 am


      If Red will allow…I have a Myspace page with pictures of family and friends if anyone is curious.


      Dont know how to post a link using the tinyurl thingie and I dont want to clutter things up here…but the name above should do it. No great shakes here, just an old guy praying for justice for Natalee…

    13. david r on March 19th, 2008 10:05 am

      Dangerous banana republic populated by lower caste, serial date rapists and governed by idiots. If you value your safety, stay away.

    14. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 11:15 am

      ok always
      let me test you..
      what do you think I do for a living?

    15. crossbow on March 19th, 2008 11:51 am

      11: always
      Are you asking anyone in general posting here..
      I have met six posters personnally.
      Have given b and r to Richard.
      Talked to 5 on the phone.
      Did one protest and met the Aruban Puntas.
      Emailed 10 not including
      Beth Twitty
      Dave Holloway
      Art Wood
      Fred Taub
      Bauder College Director doing Cold Case Files.
      Spoke on the phone to Michelle Simonsen
      And belong to Justice for Natalee Group.
      I would love to see a convention someplace where we could all meet in person and discuss our thoughts.

    16. Klaasend on March 19th, 2008 11:53 am

      No confirmation yet but….

      Canal 90 radio in Aruba is reporting that Joran was rearrested this afternoon in the NL.

    17. ayfit on March 19th, 2008 12:02 pm

      ayfit here , I like your idea. I would really like to meet those who have remained steadfast to this case.

    18. Carpe Noctem on March 19th, 2008 12:41 pm

      Klaasend on March 19th, 2008 11:53 am

      No confirmation yet but….

      Canal 90 radio in Aruba is reporting that Joran was rearrested this afternoon in the NL.

      Oh Snapple!!!

      What did Hans finally nail

      “THE GREAT F-TARDO” on…


      That effin’ moron. (hans)

      I hope it is true. It’d be about time!


    19. DAURY is PAULUS on March 19th, 2008 1:15 pm

      arrest the PIG….S

    20. DAURY is PAULUS on March 19th, 2008 1:16 pm


    21. FL on March 19th, 2008 1:21 pm

      I checked several Dutch sources, but none of them reported something about an arrest (yet).

    22. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 1:22 pm

      please let us know if joran was indeed rearrested and for what. thanks

    23. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 1:23 pm

      anxiously awaiting to hear if he was re-arrested carpe.. hope sooooooo.. hope not for something stupid.. but for natalees death..

      SM: No confirmation yet. Someone else is posting at RU that it is NOT true. I think we just need to wait and find out where Canal 90 in Aruba got their information. (klaasend)

    24. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 1:31 pm

      thanks klaasend.. were all anxiously hoping its true I am sure.. please keep us posted when there is confirmation either way.

    25. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 1:50 pm

      miskatie, I think you probably worked as an associate attorney, but are retired now…am I close

    26. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 1:54 pm

      and Richared could be a college professor, an attorney ….or a homicide detective….I think Carpe is young, maybe 28…he could work for Dell or Microsoft or even be a Google brother….

    27. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 1:58 pm

      always 1
      why would u think associate attorney

    28. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 2:09 pm

      i will dosclose my career when you respond

    29. Miss-Underestimated on March 19th, 2008 2:25 pm

      MY FAIR ….

    30. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 2:32 pm

      Because you are very intelligent, and seem to make sure everything is accurate….dot the is, cross the ts….

    31. A New Girl on March 19th, 2008 3:30 pm

      Waiting with baited breath on any new developments if the Sporter has been arrested again in the NL…. That would make my day!

      SM: So far all indications are that it is NOT true. Looks like Canal 90 in Aruba either intentionally broadcast false info or they were given false info. (klaasend)

    32. A New Girl on March 19th, 2008 3:40 pm

      =( Thank you, Klaasend. After all this time, guess we’ve all become accustomed to hoping for the best but expecting the worst.


    33. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 3:42 pm

      if he has been arrested, surely they will have to bring him to trial this time….miss kate number 30 is for you….and what do you think I do for a living?????

    34. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 3:43 pm

      why thank you alway1
      I am actualy a mental health counselor..

    35. A New Girl on March 19th, 2008 3:51 pm

      I think always 1 is in Research & Development or something in the science field.

    36. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 3:51 pm

      really misskate, because thats what I though Brie did for a living…..

    37. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 3:53 pm

      if they do bring Joran to trial, I dont think the arubans will be as forgiving, because now the incident has gotten into their pockets….

    38. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 3:58 pm

      yeah I figured brie did something of high inteligence. Because some of the information she has shared with us. she presents very skilled and one that does alot of reading and research.. she pretty much keeps up with articles and is good at formatting her sentences.
      I thought she was in some form of administrative postition some where..

    39. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 3:58 pm

      thank you A New Girl….actually i took an early out from American Airlines where I was a Senior Computer Analyst…..

    40. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 3:59 pm

      may i ask always what you do for a living?

    41. Gene on March 19th, 2008 5:37 pm

      He WAS rearrested! and they are holding a hearing Friday at 10am.There seems to be new information that has been leaked:

      De bemanning van een Amerikaans onderzoeksschip is gestopt met het zoeken naar het lichaam van Natalee Holloway in de zee rondom Aruba. Het vaartuig heeft koers gezet richting Louisiana in de Verenigde Staten.
      Onlangs benadrukten de vader en moeder van Natalee Holloway nog dat ze de zoektocht naar hun vermiste dochter zullen doorzetten. Maar de bemanning, die sinds december vorig jaar nauwgezet de zeebodem bij Aruba scant, is door het geld van Amerikaanse donateurs heen. De kosten zouden al enkele miljoenen dollars bedragen.
      De familie van Holloway is ervan overtuigd dat het lichaam van Natalee door een of meerdere handlangers van Joran van der Sloot in zee is gedumpt. Van der Sloot zou de laatste persoon zijn die de Amerikaanse levend heeft gezien.

    42. Richard on March 19th, 2008 5:42 pm

      Always 1 (#11) … Remember that there are hazards about people disclosing too much info on the Internet. But most of us who have met in person have done so, I believe, at protest meetings.

      I won’t divulge names here … but back when the case first gained prominence and there were Internet groups and such things going, I happened quite by chance to find out that one member lived in the town where I spent much of my adolescence.

      We had lived within a few miles of each other, and yet had never heard of each other except in the Natalee group! Needless to say, this matter was remedied.

      I’ve met a number of people here at the protest meetings and on related occasions.

    43. Richard on March 19th, 2008 5:47 pm

      Gene just posted that Joran was re-arrested. So let’s see what happens. Remember, though, folks, the issue isn’t only whether he is arrested, but whether he can be kept in jail.

      Each time that he is arrested, and then released, the barrier to subsequent arrests goes up. So in a way, it’s much better for him (or, at least, for those who want justice for Natalee) NOT to be arrested unless and until there is convincing evidence. God only knows what that might be for Aruba and the Dutch.

    44. Richard on March 19th, 2008 5:49 pm

      When I say “convincing evidence,” I of course mean to the Arubans and Dutch. Most people have already seen all the evidence they need … but not them. That’s why I’m caviling at the idea that an arrest is automatically good news.

    45. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 5:52 pm

      I hear you. I will disclose my career, but never where I am from. I think its neat to know who we are talking to.. one can never be to careful. and meeting in person as you suggested. it’s easier to feel the group out before giving to much info.
      I think.. always1.. is a very nice person and just want’s to get a feel for who he he is talking to here daily…we all interact often with other comments , opinions and information and links we have.. and there fore we can get a feel for peoples their interactions. and… Richard I percieve you to be very intelligent. I like the way you present information. You are very uselful to scared monkeys with your presence and input. thats what makes us all unique in our own ways.

    46. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 5:55 pm

      and you are very inique.. very perceptive.. I enjoy reading your posts.. so informative.. full of useful information… your one of the top people here in my eyes and there are a few .. like brie and others.

    47. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 5:55 pm

      gene, what does that say??????
      SM: What Gene posted (Dutch) has nothing really to do with whether or not Joran was just re-arrested today. (klaasend)

      Through translator:

      The crew of an American research has stopped searching for the body of Natalee Holloway in the sea around Aruba. The vessel has put price direction Louisiana in the United States.
      Recently stressed the father and mother of Natalee Holloway still that they search for their missing daughter will continue. But the crew, who since December last year scrupulously scan the seabed in Aruba, is the money of American supporters chain. The cost would be several million dollars.
      The family of Holloway is convinced that the body of Natalee by one or more accomplices of Joran van der Sloot is dumped into the sea. Van der Sloot, the last person who has seen the American alive

    48. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 5:57 pm

      what the heck gene.. its not in english.. im bi-lingual hispanic.. dont know what you are saying.. someone translate..

    49. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 6:00 pm

      I sure hope this isnt another.. one of those .. cases where we all get our hopes up and they end up letting him go.. makes me wonder why would they re- arrest him.
      makes me wonder if aruba is giving him up due to the fact that aruba is in deep doodoo with tourism. I was also begining to wonder if perhap’s aruba is no longer interested in covering up for pauulus.
      who knows.. I just hope this time it is for real
      keeping my fingers and toes crossed.
      anyone with info keep us updated…

    50. crossbow on March 19th, 2008 6:11 pm

      41 this is the best I can make of it:

      De bemanning van een Amerikaans onderzoeksschip is gestopt met het zoeken naar het lichaam van Natalee Holloway in de zee rondom Aruba. Het vaartuig heeft koers gezet richting Louisiana in de Verenigde Staten.
      Onlangs benadrukten de vader en moeder van Natalee Holloway nog dat ze de zoektocht naar hun vermiste dochter zullen doorzetten. Maar de bemanning, die sinds december vorig jaar nauwgezet de zeebodem bij Aruba scant, is door het geld van Amerikaanse donateurs heen. De kosten zouden al enkele miljoenen dollars bedragen.
      De familie van Holloway is ervan overtuigd dat het lichaam van Natalee door een of meerdere handlangers van Joran van der Sloot in zee is gedumpt. Van der Sloot zou de laatste persoon zijn die de Amerikaanse levend heeft gezien.

      The crew of an American research ship has stopped with zoeken to the body of Natalee Holloway in the sea around Aruba. The vessel has returned to Louisiana in the United States. Recently emphasised the father and mother of Natalee Holloway still that them the search will continue. But the crew, which has scanned the sea floor since December previous year nauwgezet at Aruba, is by the money of American donators gone. The costs already some millions would amount to dollars. The family of Holloway has been persuaded of it that the body of Natalee has been dumped by one or more accomplices of Joran van der Sloot in sea. Van der Sloot,was the last person to see the American alive.

    51. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 6:27 pm

      I am confused.. are you saying that joran was arrested
      what about jorans acomplices.. has someone come foward.. can you claify for us..its kinda confusing to understand what you are saying
      does anyone else know.. klaasend yohooo.. can you eaborate or have you heard anything

    52. brie on March 19th, 2008 7:03 pm

      Did anyone notice…looking and listening again at the video of Joran and Patrick…Joran says “Why does this s~~t ALWAYS happen to me….is that not saying it has happened before???? He said this has happened 20 before and nothing happened….he is probably lying again…how many bodies are in the sea!!! This time became a reality…and Aruba as usual covered it up-but it backfired…


      It happens to you big boy because you are a predator and a pervert and big Daddy protects you…..along with the other “masters to be”….

      Pick up on this in the video, “I know people”, just how many are involved…I would say Freddy, Joran, Koen, Sander, Paulus and Straaten for sure…

    53. JusticeforNatalee on March 19th, 2008 7:07 pm

      #15 Crossbow

      You met DANCERS at the show. I know because I was there, too.

      There’s no reason to be unkind and repeatedly call them derogatory names. They are just dancers trying to make a living.

    54. crossbow on March 19th, 2008 7:26 pm

      You are probably right; At least they get a little R and R off that island and away from the corruption.
      However on the other hand remember that is what Jacobs called Natalee to Beth’s face and that I will not forgive or forget.
      At lest you and I know each other. There were only two that went inside.

    55. brie on March 19th, 2008 7:35 pm

      Well, here we are “On THE ROAD AGAIN”, Oh Lord, just do the right thing and prosecute the pervert…!!! THOU SHALL NOT KILL!!!! Do not doubt the word of God….!!!

      You faker…look Mommy I am reading the Bible….. yeah….probably used it for toilet paper…

    56. JusticeforNatalee on March 19th, 2008 7:43 pm

      Crossbow, I went inside the show and so did my husband.

    57. Carpe on March 19th, 2008 8:06 pm

      Refresh my memory crossbow, please.

      What did that dumptruck load

      call Nat to Beth’s face? I forgot.

    58. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 8:13 pm

      ok now I am realy lost. is joran re-arrested… fr what.. cross bow you are clear when you speak please take time relax and explain
      thank u kindly

    59. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 8:14 pm

      oops cross bow you arent clear sorry bout the type-o’s

    60. Cookie on March 19th, 2008 8:37 pm

      Hey….do you really belive that the folks from Aruba read any of this????? Get real!!!!! Scared? Hell they can’t even vocally, let alone email, let anyone know anything regarding the NH case. They are all afraid for themselves, neighbors, children, grandkids, etc. Such a shame for them all, except for the “slums vds”, including Anita. Too, too, bad.

    61. Bob on March 19th, 2008 8:46 pm

      Whether Joran is arrested, re-arrested, or never arrested again… makes NO DIFFERENCE in the court of world opinion. By his own arrogance and boasting confession he has been found guilty by all who witnessed the tapes in Holland. He can no longer travel the world freely, he is recognized by one and all. His punishment, for now, is being shunned by one and all.

      Punishment is a mere formality of abhorent actions. One day soon he will receive just formal punishment.

    62. Carpe Noctem on March 19th, 2008 9:03 pm

      QUESTION: Why don’t Dutch authorities

      open up a can of whoop-hinus on Joran & daddy

      for the hours of jet fuel, pilots, and

      support staff it takes to keep those F-16

      BIRDS up in the air? AREN’T YOU GUYS


      Ya’ll worked so hard searching for Nat… and

      spent ALL THAT MONEY…


      They all lied, and they knew she was tossed away

      at sea. Yettttt… he Paulus, Deepak, and Satish

      stood by and watched the ARUBA Govt.

      and DUTCH military burn up precious

      resources & time!!!??? They played

      everyone for fools! Isn’t ARUBA furious

      over that? It is just sickening, really.

      I know that would chap meee friggin knickers,

      quite vociferously evennnn.

      -Snaggle Puss

    63. kayjay on March 19th, 2008 9:04 pm

      Forgive me if I am a little confused. WHERE was the the arrest and by whom??????
      In Germany by the Germans
      In Germany by the Dutch
      In Germany by the Arubans
      In Netherlands by the Dutch
      In Netherlands by the Germans
      In Netherlands by the Arubans
      In Aruba by the Germans
      In Aruba by the Dutch
      In Aruba by the Arubans!!
      IFFFFFFFF the repulsive, perverted, s-o-b has been arrested, does anyone know what the charge is?

    64. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 9:10 pm

      Maybe I was wrong in wanting to know more about you all, while i feel very safe in revealing some information on the internet and I would do almost anything for the cause, send money, do research, the one thing I would be afraid of is protesting in a public place…..think Tinanamen Square or Kent University….you all are very brave to represent yourselfs in that way in this day and time////we dont really have freedom of speech and to quote someone….i have much to do before I sleep…I hope I dont lose your respect in saying this……

    65. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 9:17 pm

      no, i remember, miles to go before i sleep…Robert Frost

    66. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 9:23 pm


      I respect your opinion.I realy do..
      I do think it matters if joran gets re-arrested. He needs to be held accountable for his actions and his ego deflated. I do agree that being shunned is a big punishment for him and he well deserves it.
      but to many of us .that have followed this story from day 1 .. it does matter. his parents need to be on edge stressed.loose lots of sleep..walk the must be scarry to them. never knowing when if he is going to be killed by someone out there that hates him along with the world…we want to hear that he was finaly. re-arrested.and hopefully this time it will stick… his poor excuse for parents need to feel the pains of loss and stress for as long as they breathe air .. they will than maybe just maybe understand the loss that beth and dave have felt for so long and.. they so needlessly have suffered…suffered beyond anyones comprehension… yes in the court of public opinion he is guilty and will go the rest of his life .. looking over his shoulder.. his arrogance and confidence wil hopefully be replaced by paranoia and fear….we will not give him a chance to forget natalee… we will never forget what he did to her. we will do our best as a whole .. to keep her story alive….I am sure aruba and jorans pitiful excuses for parents… are amazed and dumbfounded by the love and outpouring and great support the world has displayed for the holloway family.. by people that have never ever met beth.. dave .. or natalee.. our heart strings were touched.. when we heard the anguished cries of a mother.. every where beth turned a door closed behind her.. aruba fought every avenue beth would take to get resolution and answers.. no parent should ever have to suffer like that. its unjust…
      justice for natalee

    67. always 1 on March 19th, 2008 9:26 pm

      and on that note, I am going to xxx, because tomorrow i am flying to xxxxxx, to see my xxxxx, and ill be back on xxxxxxx……Happy Easter you all

    68. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 9:27 pm


    69. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 9:30 pm

      I dont know where he was arrested.. nor the charges.. I am trying to find out myself. I have been trying for hrs to find out.. dunno yet..
      SM: No confirmation on anything yet, this is what has been rumored:

      1. Canal 90 reported this morning that Joran was rearrested in the NL this morning (unconfirmed by Canal 90)
      2. Also rumored that he was rearrested but not pertaining to the NH case (unconfirmed)
      3. Also rumored that he and “daury” were arrested today but again, not pertaining to the NH case (unconfirmed))

      We know nothing ;) (klaasend)

    70. Bob on March 19th, 2008 9:38 pm

      always… said; “the one thing I would be afraid of is protesting in a public place.”

      Depends how one looks at life. In my neck of the woods, we cherish our privilege to VOTE, and to peacefully and lawfully protest injustice.

      You gave a terrific example in your post….that 100 lb. Asian man who stood in the path of a 22 ton War Tank. The man was nervous, scared, and thought he might die, but he stood his ground to express his belief in justice. That man is welcome at my table for dinner anytime.

    71. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 9:44 pm

      thanks klaasend
      anxiously waiting for more news along with the other monkeys

    72. katablog on March 19th, 2008 10:06 pm

      Wouldn’t be surprised to hear Joran arrested for drugs (which I guess doesn’t happen much in the Netherlands), stealing, date rape, whatever. This guy is in total trouble. He has no way of making an honest living, no one wants him around other than to use him to get his story. He’s a loose cannon and sooner or later he’s going to “go off” again.

    73. kiltie65 on March 19th, 2008 10:12 pm

      Joran is not merely shunned or in “coventry”…he’s hiding out because he’s self proclaimed as guilty and afraid for his cowardly hide…and well he should be. I remember Anita saying something to the effect, “hanging Joran won’t bring Natalee back.” At the time I thought maybe not, but it would be “darn” satisfying! I suspect there are more than a few out there looking for satisfaction.

    74. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 10:27 pm


      anita said that:
      but maybe hanging joran wouldnt bring natalee back .. but it sure would be nice to see his ugly mug stand accountable for his actions.
      and your so right.. he is hiding .. because he is a coward.. with a big bad his heart doesnt match his ego.. he is pure evil.. sick sociopath..
      which daury (HIS DADDY)hmmmm Highly unlikely.
      a loose cannt he is.. biggtime..

    75. ken on March 19th, 2008 10:33 pm

      i read he wAs arrested in rotterdam,but it was pertaining to the missing british girl, maddie mcann.he is waiting an extradition by portuguese authorities.

    76. Richard on March 19th, 2008 10:39 pm

      Well, as I said above … what matters is not, so much, whether they re-arrest Joran and/or others yet again … how many people have been arrested in the last three years?

      And how many convictions? NONE.

      (Last we knew, Joran was in Germany, if the report is true. I don’t know if it is.)

      But right now, we don’t even know if there were an arrest. I haven’t found anything on the Net.

      Always1 (#64) … Remember, Frost repeats that line twice to end the poem “Stopping by woods on a snowy evening.”

      The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
      But I have promises to keep,
      And miles to go before I sleep,
      And miles to go before I sleep.

      (Don’t mind my being pedantic; I went to college in Vermont, and just lived there for three years, so Frost is dear to my heart.)

      And we, too, folks, have promises to keep … promises to Natalee and to her family. And to all other Americans who might not know about Aruba. That’s why we’re here … and that’s why we will continue to demonstrate, and support those who do, to the extent that we can.

      Don’t say it doesn’t matter … it most obviously DOES matter to Aruba. We will not give in, and we will not give up.

      No justice for Natalee … no tourists for Aruba.

    77. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 10:48 pm

      are you serious
      madeline mccann? omg
      omg where did u get the have any links?

    78. misskatie on March 19th, 2008 10:50 pm

      klaaasend what do you think of what #75
      just said…
      I know nothing can be confirmed but what do you think is up with that
      maddie mccann?
      SM: I think it’s a bunch of BS ;) (klaasend)

    79. kayjay on March 19th, 2008 11:01 pm

      No 75 He sure gets around doesn’t he. Just add Portugal to my post above!

    80. misskatie on March 20th, 2008 12:21 am

      sure sounds like it
      doesnt seem real.. they couldnt give details.. im leary of what this person #75 IS SAYING HERE

    81. Ray on March 20th, 2008 12:26 am

      Richard Quote of the century.
      ( The law is for everybody ) Do they think we will believe that ???? GOOD LUCK ARUBA.


    82. Ray on March 20th, 2008 12:37 am

      They can act fast when someone HURTS one of their own. You would think that protecting a tourist would be just as important.


    83. yoyo muffintop on March 20th, 2008 12:51 am

      #77/#78/#80 – omg……are you serious?

    84. crossbow on March 20th, 2008 5:19 am

      Sorry; I did not say anything about Joran being re arrested. I only did a poor translation of #41 that Gene posted.

    85. crossbow on March 20th, 2008 5:28 am

      Should anyone desire a copy of the trifold flier hsnded out at the protests; email Klaasend. It is available as a scanned copy in pdf and an original in Microsoft Publisher.

    86. brie on March 20th, 2008 6:08 am

      Well folks, I searched as many places that I could think of and cannot find anything about Joran being arrested. Canal 90 is a radio station. Tried looking in the Dutch newspapers but no word of Joran, at least not yet. If he was arrested, maybe his previous neighbor filed charges, the gal that lived next door to him, the one he threatened. All she asked him to do was turn his music down. Apparently the walls were paper thin and she heard mention of Natalee numerous times. Maybe she overheard a lot…this will more than likely be in Patrick’s book. Patrick couldn’t video tape Joran at his apartment but he could of been wearing a wire….

    87. kiltie65 on March 20th, 2008 8:48 am

      I think “Joran’s re-arrest” can now be laid to rest as a rumor. Could it be these “rumors” are popping up from time to time so those in Aruba who want it all to go away can test the waters? Check the reaction? Some day in the future they are hoping to drop these little “bombs”, cause no stir, and nobody will notice or comment, and at that time they will be home FREE. Let’s pledge to never let that happen…someone must be held to answer!

    88. misskatie on March 20th, 2008 8:49 am

      yoyo barbie
      ride out on the horse you rode in and quit harassing folks.. you know bad karma comes to those with attitudes like your’s.. isnt it better to be liked and accepted.. surely your not happy . being plain nasty inside out.. it must be hard being you.

    89. jasper on March 20th, 2008 8:56 am

      Happy Easter Monkeys !

      Just read in the Netherlands :

      Translated : Joran (his names are known under which he plays online poker) is playing poker again. His name logged in again on one of the poker sites.

      So, if he is in a mental institute, he must have internet access.

      regards, happy Easter,


    90. jasper on March 20th, 2008 9:01 am

      PS. I just read that some of you think Joran has been arrested in the Netherlands. If that would have been the case, I would have known.

      And since he is playing online poker again, I am pretty certain he is not arrested, since there is definitely no internet in jail.

      jasper, your source in The Netherlands

    91. kaye on March 20th, 2008 9:21 am

      jasper…..would you be so kind as to translate the article for non-dutch speaking posters? and what is that on Morons shirt?

    92. jasper on March 20th, 2008 9:26 am

      @41 and 43

      This sais nothing about a re-arrest, let me translate for you line by line.

      gene posted : De bemanning van een Amerikaans onderzoeksschip is gestopt met het zoeken naar het lichaam van Natalee Holloway in de zee rondom Aruba.

      the crew of the American Researchship has stopped with the search to natalee Holloway in the sea around Aruba.

      Het vaartuig heeft koers gezet richting Louisiana in de Verenigde Staten.

      The boat has said sail to Louisiana in the U.S.

      Onlangs benadrukten de vader en moeder van Natalee Holloway nog dat ze de zoektocht naar hun vermiste dochter zullen doorzetten.

      lately the father and mother of Natalee confirmed (or expressed) that they will continue the search for their daughter.

      Maar de bemanning, die sinds december vorig jaar nauwgezet de zeebodem bij Aruba scant, is door het geld van Amerikaanse donateurs heen.

      But the crew, looking since december last year, accurately scanning the Arubean seabed, has spend all the money of American spenders.

      De kosten zouden al enkele miljoenen dollars bedragen.

      The cost are expected to have reached allready several millions.

      De familie van Holloway is ervan overtuigd dat het lichaam van Natalee door een of meerdere handlangers van Joran van der Sloot in zee is gedumpt.

      The familiy of Natalee is convinced the body has been dumped in the Ocean by Joran and one or multiple friends.

      Van der Sloot zou de laatste persoon zijn die de Amerikaanse levend heeft gezien.

      Van der Sloot is suspected to be the last person to have seen natalee alive.

    93. always 1 on March 20th, 2008 9:35 am

      tell me were not listening to BUY ME A CONDO IN ARUBA CHEAP KEN……sorry i yelled….gotta catch a plane…..

    94. kaye on March 20th, 2008 9:37 am

      moron van der scum, u is de laagste vorm van het leven op deze planeet u aan god zult moeten beantwoorden eendag hopefull, spoediger dan later.

    95. misskatie on March 20th, 2008 9:52 am

      KAYE HUH?

    96. misskatie on March 20th, 2008 10:11 am

      is doing the online gambling..
      so that could possibly mean that
      his daddy is supporting his gambling addiction.
      interesting. addictive behaviours..
      he is on a slow road to self distruction.
      one mile at a time…
      this boy is totaly out of control.. no parental controls there..I am wondering if he is on any physcotropic meds.
      to control his behaviour.. impulsive compulsive.. psychopath.. with visions of grandure…gang wanna be.. perhaps he wants to pattern after his dads life style.. I am sure he may have observed some of daddy daury’s deals with the shady people of aruba.. and wants to pattern his life after so. anita portrays the submissive wife . like in the godfather.. the wife is stays in the back ground and just spends her time devoted to kids and family. asks no questions asked..

    97. crossbow on March 20th, 2008 10:20 am

      95 I believe it was said
      “Moron, you are the lowest form of living scum on this planet. You will have to answer to God one day; hopefully sooner then later.”

    98. Carpe Noctem on March 20th, 2008 10:40 am

      I heard he was in a mental institute too…

      ..but I don’t think it is true.

      I think that is what the murderous gang-raping Nat Holloway killing Vandersloot family would like you to think…

      They want you to think that so somebody doesn’t
      roll up and do a drive-by shooting on his @$$.


      With a big egg for a head like Joran has… I’d
      be really worried, because it is a HUGE TARGET.

      Yo ‘NIT’R BUGGY… I hope you shipped FRANKEN-POOZLE off to his uncle’s place in Deutschland with his bulletproof Kevlar lined Special K helmet. We do not want your beloved F-TARD to
      hurt himself playing on the jungle gym with
      all of the other children.

      Love yaaaaaaa…

      Enjoy yer day, hoe!


    99. Richard on March 20th, 2008 10:43 am

      I did another Yahoo search today, and again … not a solitary mention of Joran’s arrest.

      So I remain skeptical.

      Remember, though, Jasper … if someone is signed on as Joran vd Scum, that in and of itself doesn’t prove that the person signed on is him.

      Any more than, e.g., if I posted on this forum as Jesse James, it would prove that I am him, or he is me, or whatever.

      Lots of sickos out there … someone might just have used the name.

    100. kiltie65 on March 20th, 2008 11:14 am

      I agree with you #99, the gambler may not be Joran…just privy to his I.D. Personally feel it could be that although the world sees Joran as guilty but we are all powerless to have justice enacted, perhaps the powers that be in Aruba have found him guilty of cutting into their profits and passed sentence and Joran is all but a “dead man walking”. In other words, a hit is coming. His disappearance may be “deep cover” now to save his sorry skin, but eventually his “disappearance” could end up to be just a case of “no body, no crime and it’s a big ocean”. Great irony, if so.

    101. chris on March 20th, 2008 11:31 am

      I still check for news every day hoping that someone has finally made the scum see the light.
      There is little I have to say anymore, we have said it all for years. It’s sad the sea search was aborted due to lack of funds. Wonder what they might have found if funding had been provided for additional time?

      I wish all of you the best Easter……chris

    102. kaye on March 20th, 2008 12:32 pm

      excerpt from Beth’s book, page 134…..”i know it’s hard for her to understand. it’s hard for everyone. dutch law is very complicated. as i’m sure american law would be for an aruban caught in a crisis in the united states. but as aamericans we have certain expectations. like the TRUTH, for instance. and ACCOUNTABILITY. in our justice system we have checks and balances to diffuse the potential for corruption. and we try to get to the bottom of crimes with tools like the plea bargin agreement and the polygraph test among a multitude of other advanced crime-fighting technologies. but thers’s no plea bargin in aruba. and no polygraphing”.

      i think that is all that anyone who has been following this case has wanted; TRUTH and ACCOUNTABILITY. the aruban government has not provided us with either one in almost 3 years. so many questions unanswered. so many people know the truth but refuse to come forward and be accountable for their actions. the only consolation is that they will stand before god one day and have to answer to the charges laid before them. god bless beth and dave. god bless natalee.

    103. kaye on March 20th, 2008 12:33 pm

      95/97…….correct. moron being joran.

    104. kayjay on March 20th, 2008 12:49 pm

      Oh, I don’t know…poker would be a great way to pass the time in the nuthouse…maybe he needs some cash for his shrink fees, or his meds (we know what those are and after all they are legal in the Nethernetherlands)! Actually I do not believe he’s in a mental institution, I think he’s in Germany with his Uncle who by now must be thinking that there definitely is something to the old saying “Relatives and bad fish smell the same after three days!”

    105. Richard on March 20th, 2008 12:49 pm

      Meanwhile, here’s a post directed to all Monkeys of good will … which I hope are all of us.

      This Easter weekend, many of us will take time to reflect on the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

      I ask that you also give a moment of thought … and prayer, if that is your inclination … to Amy Lynn Bradley of Richmond, Virginia.

      Monday, March 24, is the TENTH anniversary of her disappearance from a cruise ship as it was docking at Curacao. New information continues to come in (I can’t, or won’t, be more specific), and yet the FBI remains indifferent, or sluggish at the very best in its response.

      Were Amy the daughter of a high political official, or movie star, all of our national resources would have been poured into the search.

      As it is, her family are regular Americans. And the FBI shows little or no interest.

      Here is a link to the ‘new’ Website:

    106. Richard on March 20th, 2008 1:06 pm

      Needless to say, Curacao is part of the Netherlands Antilles, just as Aruba was. (It may be independent, or quasi-independent, now, but culturally it belongs in the same dog kennel.)

      Another great legacy from the Dutch to the world.

      By the way … is there any news from Aruba of this so-called ‘crisis’ with the labor unions and the misbehaving official? Or has that, too, all been swept under the table?

    107. Carpe on March 20th, 2008 2:27 pm

      I wish all of you the best Easter……chris

      Same to you & your family, Chris!

      About the water search: I think we’re only

      breaking for half-time. I have a stong feeling

      a crew will go back to finish the operation, with

      equipment better suited for ROV DIVES on the

      remaining 100-200 mapped targets. It is heartbreaking

      though…that it is taking so long to find her!

      It’s like a frustration nightmare with all the

      waiting, huh? Kinda like Anita sleeping & dreaming

      of fitting into a size 4 bikini again.


    108. kaye on March 20th, 2008 2:49 pm

      105 richard…..quite right. amy is ( I believe she is alive) the daughter of my high school friends ronnie and iva dean bradley. her disappearance shocked the entire communuity. the similarities of her disappearance to natalees’ are eerie…..the connection being that rat hole carlos and charlies (which i understand they have changed the name since tourism dropped off). i believe amy was taken by some of those drug people that beth speaks of in her book. i’m sure the same disgusting thing goes on in curacao as in aruba. as you say they are from the same dog kennel. i believe amy is alive somewhere but is kept on drugs. addicted for sure by now. she would be 34 years old. same age as my oldest daughter. it breaks my heart every time i read the articles. most of all it frustrates me that no one is making any effort to do anything; not even our own fbi. yet they advertise on their website home page that they investigate “foreign corrupt practices”, “cruise ship crimes”, “human trafficking” all three which fit the case of amy bradley. it’s very frustrating. i can only imagine what beth holloway and iva dean bradley have gone through. being a mother myself, i don’t know where they get the strength to hold on. Hope i guess. and faith. hope and faith.

    109. crossbow on March 20th, 2008 3:24 pm

      What a difference a year makes or does it?
      Aruba still stuck on stupid.

    110. crossbow on March 20th, 2008 3:26 pm

      Make that two years; I cannot believe how fast time has just gone by…..

    111. misskatie on March 20th, 2008 7:32 pm

      I have heard of that girl’s disappearance and the speculation that she may still be alive. taken possibly for human trafficking.. similar to what I believe pauulus is involved in.. they have her somewhere as is the case of the many girls taken from islands and cruise ships. these are predators that lie in wait for someone that fits the bill and they wait for the right time to kidnap. I believe that people that work on cruise ships are paid to either tell of prospective females to the perpetrators and are told to turn their head the other way.. theres no way someone can disappear like that without notice.. pauulus if you look at him …looks seedy… theres an evilness that permeates from him.. I have two grown daughters. If something like that happened to them I believe I would loose my mind.
      people like pauulus that openly stalk girls in casinos as he did natalee… will pay one day… could be possible that the kalpoes and joran and other young males did this often.. I am also sure many girls have fell victim to them. I see pauulus as a leader to young males..paying them money..targeting poor young men that want fast money.. his way of enticing them into that world of lots of money.. and its hard for me to believe that joran hasnt uprooted somewhere .. we all know he loves attention. unless he is somewhere sedated on large doses of tradadone.. that will do it.. put him in a comatose stage…

    112. misskatie on March 20th, 2008 7:36 pm

      I am reminded of the movie ghost with patrick swayze.
      in that movie the guy that killed patricks character. was evil.. demons came to escort him to hell when he died.. he was screaming when he seen them coming..
      thats how I envision pauulus.. joran.. anita.. and all involved in this.. will pay
      especialy pauulus..joran…

    113. misskatie on March 20th, 2008 7:38 pm

      I’m even going to say a prayer for yoyo
      that she would be kinder..

    114. Carpe on March 20th, 2008 7:53 pm

      Let me ask again,

      hi crossbow…

      what did Dennis Jacobs

      call Natalee in front of Beth?

      It was from your posting yesterday.

    115. crossbow on March 20th, 2008 8:38 pm

      I didn’t know you asked the first time.
      “Loving Natalee” page 78.

    116. Carpe on March 20th, 2008 8:56 pm

      LOL some slide by me too… I catch ‘em 2 days
      later sometimes.

      Thanks for the reply, Crossbow.

    117. Bob on March 20th, 2008 9:02 pm

      The effect of America’s BOYCOTT of Aruba just warms my heart. Every time I think we Americans who cherish freedom and justice get another absurd piece of news from Aruba….I re-read that February 2008 article from Boycott Watch, and I feel renewed again. In case anyone missed a part of it….here’s a short cut of the openning for your reading pleasure:

      “Today, Dutch News reported that Aruba has lost tens of millions of dollars due to the Natalee Holloway inspired boycott of Aruba.

      The report states: “The disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway and the ensuing police investigation has cost the former Dutch colony of Aruba tens of millions of dollars in lost income from American tourists.”

      “The comment was made by the island’s prime minister Nelson Oduber on the Dutch tv current affairs show Nova on Tuesday evening. Aruba’s economy depends for 70% on US tourists, he said.”

      Boycott Watch has previously reported that Aruba has been trying to cover up their tourism losses and we have little confidence in their current projections of growth. At the moment, the family vacationers are avoiding Aruba for the same reason Spring Breakers are going there – Aruba looks the other way at underage drinking, rampant and easy access to drugs and the lack of any real safety and police enforcement.”

      This was written just days before Joran’s public confession that was aired in Holland, around the world, and later by ABC Television. Since that time, Americans reaction has caused Aruba’s tourism to completely sink into the toilet. Even their participation at several U.S. Travel shows resulted in no business to speak of, and was an abject failure. In St. Louis, their booth was abandoned and un-manned from all accounts.

      The 2008 BOYCOTT effort has just begun in earnest, and the visible effects on the Winter season already appears to be disasterous for their economic well being. Informal polling of local travel agents in the New York market was likewise heart warming…..Aruba as a destination is NOT being “sold to customers”. If a customer specifically states he/she chooses to travel to Aruba, their request is completed with a smile, outwise recommendation is made for other destinations. In some ways this passive agreement to recognize Aruba’s open sins matches comments made by local Police and Security personnel at recent Travel shows. Aruba is being both silently and vocally BOYCOTTED by everyone.

      All it’s going to take is honesty and Justice for a cowardly act. Aruba is simply stuck on stupid and they WILL pay the price.


    118. misskatie on March 20th, 2008 9:49 pm

      explain that.. not everyone has the book yet..
      what did Dennis Jacobs

      call Natalee in front of Beth?

    119. misskatie on March 20th, 2008 9:59 pm

      thanks for the info.. very interesting.. and still yet amidst all this loss of money… they continue to dig a deeper hole for them selves economicaly. why why is it that they are not willing to give us pauulus and joran. other than the fact that pauulus has strongg ties to organized crime.. which runs rampid on that .. one crappy island…
      someone sooner or later is going to rise up and demand an end to pauulus control.. until than .. money from tourism will continue to be declining

      ITS WORKING ……………

    120. waterboy (Jerry) on March 20th, 2008 11:00 pm

      I won’t be able to post much, but I thought I would at least drop by.

      I’ve been a lifetime treasure hunter. The area of the country I lived in as a child has an abundance of legends. I feel in my heart that at least two of the legends are true, and the search for the richer of the two has been an obsession since age 4.

      The first treasure, and my obsession, I’ve never found any clues, sings maps or anything, with the exception of a map that a very old and dying cowboy drew for me It turned out to be a hoax (the map that is, the treasure is real). In my heart, I know where it is hidden.

      To the second treasure, I’ve found a clue. It was there for over two hundred years (it will be there at least another 200 years). I just don’t know what it means or where it leads. I’ve searched a thousand directions. They are all dead ends.

      And so, and so, now we have Natalee. Natalee is a treasure. All the clues to the treasure are there, rather they were there.

      If I can find a clue to a 200-year treasure, why can’t I find a clue to Natalee? Answer, I have, Beth has, Dave has, Viet Vet has, and we all have. Problem is the clues have been destroyed, hidden, manipulated by people who should have been helping.

      We found all the clues. They lead to the treasure; they lead to the one who took the treasure. The pompous prince of Aruba took the treasure. He told the world he took the treasure.

      If we had a video of the prince taking the treasure, and hiding her in the sea, it would make no difference. The prince is protected. The prince is royalty. The prince has drawn a lot of maps to the treasure. None are true. The only truth he has told is that, yes, he did take the treasure.


    121. kaye on March 21st, 2008 6:28 am

      118 miss katie…….the book is available on amazon from as little as $2.88 is Dave’s book. please get both books “Loving Natalee” and daves’s book “Aruba: The untold story…….”. take a few days and read them . you will be glad you did. all posters/supporters of natalee/beth/dave should read.
      page 78…..i do not read where jacobs directly calls natalee anything but i think crossbow may be referring to paragraph 3 where he tells jug “Oh, you don’t have to worry about that. we have puntas for sex. the drug addicts don’t take the tourists for sex, just for money”. puntas being the whores on the island. chapter 4 describes the government controlled drug scene…….yes, the government controls their addicts. it’s unbelievable, almost like something out of a movie but beth is describing what she sees as they search for Natalee. the government lets them have drugs and provides them shelters, protects them, only if they stay away from the tourists. women, men, children smoking crack openly on the streets of their little “drug area” of the island.walking around like zombies. my feelings are that there is a whole lot more to this cesspool of an island than meets the eye. and the government corruption is so widespread that anyone and everyone with an ounce of so-called power is involved. the judges have power over the officers. interesting. judge paulus has power of van der straten, jacobs, dompig……the boook makes it very clear where the power is and what happens to the people who disobey the power. my gosh, they even threatened beth if she kept speaking up about things she uncovered.
      my favorite part is in chapter 9 pages 148-151hen beth and greta van susteren visit paulus and anita at their home. beth starts questioning paulus. he starts shaking and sweating like the stuffed pig he is. he won’t even look at her. holds his head down. when beth begins to leave she gives him a prayer bracelet and explains what the 3 cords of yarn represent. she is truly a classy woman.
      i could ramble on and on but i won’t.
      you must read these two books. you will not be sorry. you will cry right along with beth, you will get angry right along with beth and dave but most of all the reaction that i felt the most was total frustration and a feeling of helplessness. god bless beth and dave. god bless you natalee wherever you are.

    122. Vicki on March 21st, 2008 7:08 am

      Lets all hold Beth and Dave in our hearts this Easter weekend..My heart still breaks for them and for what Natalee could have been, should have been…Keep the faith. Lieruba is suffering and things MUST change…

      Hold Amy near your heart also and every other missing person and thank God it isnt yours….

    123. crossbow on March 21st, 2008 7:16 am

      Klaasen Help.
      114 115 121
      Didn’t SM about 2 years ago have a topic and open discussion concerning what Jacobs called Natalee.
      Please provide link and settle this.
      SM: We may have but it might have been in the old forum. I’ll see if I can find anything in the current forum once I wake up ;) (klaasend)

    124. Richard on March 21st, 2008 9:14 am

      Kaye (#108) … You went to school with Ron and Iva? I’m in frequent communication with them … if you care to, please send me a private e-mail (moderator Klaasen can arrange it). If you no longer live near them (or even if you do), I’ll be glad to pass on your greetings.

    125. Sweet_thang on March 21st, 2008 11:05 am

      I read SM almost daily, but almost never post. Today I enjoyed Bob’s Boycott update – very uplifting!

      Would love to see a few strategically placed billboards put up in Aruba, with “real time” rolling meter showing Aruba’s US tourism dollars now being lost thanks to urine & paulass, with a little help from their “friends” in low places.

      Maybe that bit of stark realism would move the Aruban people to wage a protest until “Justice for Natalee” prevails. None of this is likely of course, but it doesn’t hurt to dream on occasion!

      Happy Easter SM’s! please keep up the GREAT work!

    126. always 1 on March 21st, 2008 1:10 pm

      cant a man speak of his own child hes lost? do you know that one Richard??????

    127. misskatie on March 21st, 2008 1:42 pm

      are you sure you didnt mean the word.. putas.. thats whores in spanish

    128. Saoirse on March 21st, 2008 3:37 pm

      Where are Shango and Simiangirl when we need them?

    129. Michelle Says So on March 22nd, 2008 9:09 pm

      Don’t forget about the boycott/protest in Houston at the tourism convention at the end of the month!

    130. crossbow on March 23rd, 2008 4:00 pm

      Do you know if fliers and pix arrived for Houston show?

    131. kaye on March 24th, 2008 6:33 am

      richard 124….thanks, and absolutely i would love to say hello to ronnie and iva dean. i moved from the chesterfield community in virginia in 2001 to north carolina to be closer to my daughter and grandson. still only two hours away from them. my brother, butch and his wife teresa, still live there and were also classmates/acquaintances . advise what to do next. thanks.

    132. always 1 on March 24th, 2008 7:53 pm

      they finally found the body of the young girl where i live….she has been missing since last November….I saw her (my vision) in the river, but down south a ways, they found her dragged up from the same river (they think by animals) but further north…..I guess I cant count this one, but am glad her family has her back and can give her a proper buriel….go with God Cori…..

    133. kytine.sarasota on March 28th, 2008 5:19 am

      So sad for had happened to this girl. And a really good murderer for the those who do this to her. See she cant be found.

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