The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Please Join Dana Pretzer Tonight at 9 PM ET with Special Guests: Vince Savoia & Dawna Kaufmann
THE DANA PRETZER SHOW
- Vince Savoia, Founder and Executive Director of The Tema Conter Memorial Trust. He will be discussing peer support family assistance and training for public safety and military personnel dealing with mental health issues and injuries.
As the Founder and Executive Director of The Tema Conter Memorial Trust, Vince Savoia is an expert in work-related mental health and wellness. Vince has served as a paramedic and emergency medical dispatcher. In 1988, he became a member of the first ever Critical Incident Stress Management team at Toronto Emergency Medical Services. He has an extensive background in crisis intervention and peer support.He is a graduate of Royal Roads University and Humber College of Applied Arts and Technology. He is a Certified Executive Coach, an alumni member of the York Region Critical Incident Stress Management Team, has served as an advisor to Peer Support Accreditation Certification (Canada), is a qualified Mental Health Works trainer, a certified Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training instructor, and he was a professor at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology teaching in the School of Public Safety, Emergency Communications Services program.
Earlier this month, after sixth days of deliberations in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case, jurors sent word to Judge Steve T. O’Neill that they could not reach a unanimous verdict and the are “hopelessly deadlocked.” The judge declared a mistrial. Afterwards, prosecutor Kevin Steele announced in court that he will retry Cosby.
Judge Steve T. O’Neill Declares Mistrial in Bill Cosby Sex-Assault Trial … Prosecutor Steele Said He Will Retry Cosby
THIS WAS EXPECTED AS THE JURY CONTINUES TO BE DEADLOCKED, DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY …
The judge in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial has declared a mistrial. The jury could not reach a decision and as they have been for days. In their sixth day of deliberations, jurors sent word to Judge Steve T. O’Neill that they could not reach a unanimous verdict and the are “hopelessly deadlocked.” Afterwards, prosecutor Kevin Steele announced in court that he will retry Cosby. Good luck, because this was not a strong case. There is a reason why this jury was hopelessly deadlocked. However, this is hardly a victory for Bill Cosby. His image is forever tarnished and whether he was found guilty or not in this case, there are too may other women who have come forward for innocence to be declared. This might be one of these moments to fade into anonymity and not gloat.
A Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial Saturday after a jury was “hopelessly deadlocked” on sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby, the comic legend whose legacy as a promoter of wholesome values has been tarnished by a years-long sex and drugging scandal.
As the mistrial was declared, Cosby sat at the defense table with his chin held high, a flat, blank look on his face. Across the well of the courtroom, jurors stood one-by-one in the jury box and said, “Yes,” as the judge asked whether each whether they agreed that the jury is “hopelessly deadlocked.”
The jurors answered without hesitation, but several slumped forward in their chairs, elbows on their knees and fingers knit, looks of frustration on their faces.
After the questioning was done, the entertainer sat back in his chair, holding a slender cane that has been with him inside the courtroom each day to his chest. Cosby’s family was not in the courtroom to hear the judge’s decision.
The jury filed out almost within arm’s reach of Andrea Constand, Cosby’s accuser. She stood respectfully, with a strained smile on her face. Afterwards, prosecutor Kevin Steele announced in court that he will retry Cosby.
UPDATE I: Civil Lawsuit awaits.
Although Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial on Saturday, his legal problems persist as he faces assault and defamation claims in civil lawsuits, where the bar for evidence is lower than in criminal cases.
In civil lawsuits in the United States, plaintiffs need only show that the weight of evidence is on their side, meaning they have information to tip the scales above 50 percent in their favor, as opposed to criminal cases in which prosecutors must prove claims beyond a reasonable doubt.
He accused Allred, a high-profile women’s rights attorney from Los Angeles, of conspiring against Cosby.
“For all those attorneys who conspired – like Gloria Allred – tell them to go back to law school and take another class,” he said.
Allred, who was not the principal attorney for plaintiff Andrea Constand, held a press conference outside the courthouse with other Cosby accusers.
Outrage on the Internet After VIDEO of 12 Year Old Katelyn Nicole Davis’ Suicide Shared on Social Media
WITH ALL THAT IS GOOD WITH SOCIAL MEDIA … THIS IS NOT.
This can only be described as beyond tragic. On December 30, 2016 Katelyn Nicole Davis live-streamed her suicide on social media outside her home in Cedartown, Georgia. the 12 year old girl hanged herself in her front yard, reportedly after claims of physical and sexual abuse by a male relative. To make matters worse, the video is now being re-posted by numerous website. WE WILL NEVER BE ONE OF THEM. Now there is outrage on the internet as the video of her suicide is being shared and circulated through out the web, as authorities appear helpless to stop it. Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd stated there’s nothing he can do:
“We did our due diligence to try to remove it, but it’s impossible. There’s too many websites that have it, there’s too many people who have it on their device.”
God bless this child as our prayer go out to her family and friend. And may justice come swiftly to those responsible for crimes against Katelyn Nicole Davis. Rest in Peace.
Days after a 12-year-old girl broadcast her suicide live on a social media site; Polk County Police Chief Kenny Dodd said he can’t stop people from sharing the video online.
In the video, Katelyn Nicole Davis claimed she had been physically and sexually abused by a family member, then hung herself in the front yard of her Cedartown home on December 30.
Chief Dodd was initially unaware video of the girl’s death was being shared on social media.
“We were actually contacted by a police officer from California who saw it the night of the event,” Chief Dodd told FOX 5′s Deidra Dukes.
The police department’s been flooded with Facebook messages, emails, and phone calls from as far away as Great Britain from people who are outraged the video is being shared online and demanding the police have it taken down.
Do the right thing folks, if you have put this video up, please take it down. The idea that anyone would want to show the suicide of anything, let alone a 12 year old, suspected sexual assault victim is reprehensible.
Hillary Clinton Willfully Enabled and Defended Bill Clinton’s Many Affairs and Trashed the Women as “Bimbos & Liars” Who Were Telling the Truth
TURNS OUT HILLARY CLINTON WAS A ‘STAND BY YOUR MAN WOMAN’ AT ALL COSTS FOR HER POLITICAL CAREER AND DIDN’T CARE WHAT WOMAN SHE TRASHED …
From The New York Times, comes the following article of how Hillary Clinton ruthlessly grappled with Bill Clinton’s many infidelities, and his female accusers, who she trashed and tried to brand as “bimbos” and a “pathological liars.” But just who turned out to be the pathological liar? That would be Hillary Clinton of course. The New York Times penned this article, not the vast right wing conspiracy. It shows the lengths that Hillary Clinton was willing to go to trash those woman, who were telling the truth, who had affairs with Bill Clinton. Why? Because Hillary Clinton’s entire life’s ambition was to run for president and she needed a man, Bill Clinton, to springboard off of. The truth of the matter could not be more stated than at Town Hall, that writes … ‘Why No Self-Respecting Woman Can Vote for Hillary.’
Hillary Clinton is the very opposite of the smart, independent female role model once hoped-for as the first woman president. For nearly five decades she has defended her serial predator and accused rapist husband whose despicable behavior she denied while behind the scenes she viciously trashed his victims and often ruined their lives. Hillary conducted her own personal war on women against the very same women her own husband had already savaged. And now she wants us to believe her whole life has been about helping women and children.
Hillary and Slick Willie’s top staff convened strategy meetings to squelch what their team called “bimbo eruptions” before and during his presidency. Kathleen Willey, an attractive campaign volunteer who accused Bill of sexual assault, recalled some of their tactics in a 2000 press conference announcing she was suing the then-president, First Lady Hillary, and White House aides because of “their efforts to intimidate and harass me.”
What a crock of BS … She was exactly a stand by her man woman at all cost for her political aspirations
Hillary Clinton was campaigning for her husband in January 1992 when she learned of the race’s newest flare-up: Gennifer Flowers had just released tapes of phone calls with Bill Clinton to back up her claim they had had an affair.
Other candidates had been driven out of races by accusations of infidelity. But now, at a cold, dark airfield in South Dakota, Mrs. Clinton was questioning campaign aides by phone and vowing to fight back on behalf of her husband.
“Who’s tracking down all the research on Gennifer?” she asked, according to a journalist traveling with her at the time.
She has a track history of insulting woman
The enduring image of Mrs. Clinton from that campaign was a “60 Minutes” interview in which she told the country she was not blindly supporting her husband out of wifely duty. “I’m not sitting here, some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette,” she said.
But stand by she did, holding any pain or doubts in check as the campaign battled to keep the Clintons’ political aspirations alive.
Last week, Donald J. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, criticized Mrs. Clinton over Mr. Clinton’s affairs and her response to them, and said he might talk more about the issue in the final weeks before the election.
That could be a treacherous strategy for Mr. Trump, given his own past infidelity and questionable treatment of women. Many voters, particularly women, might see Mrs. Clinton being blamed for her husband’s conduct.
Hillary Clinton calls Bill Clinton’s sexual assault victims “Bimbo Eruptions”
It could also remind voters of a searing period in American history, and in Mrs. Clinton’s life.
Confronting a spouse’s unfaithfulness is painful under any circumstance. For Mrs. Clinton, it happened repeatedly and in the most public of ways, unfolding at the dawn of the 24/7 news cycle, and later in impeachment proceedings that convulsed the nation.
Outwardly, she remained stoic and defiant, defending her husband while a progression of women and well-funded conservative operatives accused Mr. Clinton of behavior unbecoming the leader of the free world.
But privately, she embraced the Clinton campaign’s aggressive strategy of counterattack: Women who claimed to have had sexual encounters with Mr. Clinton would become targets of digging and discrediting — tactics that women’s rights advocates frequently denounce.
The campaign hired a private investigator with a bare-knuckles reputation who embarked on a mission, as he put it in a memo, to impugn Ms. Flowers’s “character and veracity until she is destroyed beyond all recognition.”
In a pattern that would later be repeated with other women, the investigator’s staff scoured Arkansas and beyond, collecting disparaging accounts from ex-boyfriends, employers and others who claimed to know Ms. Flowers, accounts that the campaign then disseminated to the news media.
By the time Mr. Clinton finally admitted to “sexual relations” with Ms. Flowers, years later, Clinton aides had used stories collected by the private investigator to brand her as a “bimbo” and a “pathological liar.”
Clinton on Flowers ’1992 … LIES
30 Year Old Missing Jogger Karina Vetrano Found Dead Near her Queens, NY Home … Investigators Believe She was Sexually Assaulted & Murdered
Karina Vetrano, a 30-year-old jogger who was reported missing by her dad Tuesday afternoon was found dead in a marsh off the Belt Parkway less than half a mile away from her Queens, New York home. Vetrano was found in the marshes near 161st Ave. and 78th St. in Howard Beach, Queens. The father, a retired FDNY official, set out with the search party. He, along with police, ultimately discovered his daughter’s body.
A 30-year-old jogger reported missing by her dad Tuesday afternoon was found dead in a marsh off the Belt Parkway less than half a mile away from her Queens home — and investigators believe she was murdered, police sources said.
Karina Vetrano was discovered deep in the marshes near 161st Ave. and 78th St. in Howard Beach late Tuesday, after cops conducted a massive search for her. Her pants had been pulled down and cops believe she was strangled and sexually assaulted, police sources said.
Cops found her cell phone near a bike path and discovered her body closer to the shoreline.
The city Medical Examiner will conduct an autopsy to determine how she was killed.