The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Sunday, June 6th, 2010 – Special Guests: Joel Brodsky, Jossy Mansur, Blink from Blink on Crime, Clint Van Zandt, RED from Scared Monkeys & Robin Sax



Tonight Dana welcomes special guests:

  • Joel Brodsky, the attorney for Drew Peterson discussing updates recent developments in the case and lead that led to the search for Stacey Peterson.
  • Jossy Mansur, Managing Editor of Diario Aruba will be discussing the recent arrest of Joran Van Der Sloot and the Aruba reaction.
  • Blink, Crime Blogger from discusses the Stacy Peterson and Joran Van DerSloot cases.
  • Clint Van Zandt, Former FBI profiler, author and safety expert discusses the Peterson and Joran Van Der Sloot Cases.
  • RED, Editor In Chief of Scared, discusses the Drew Peterson and Joran Van Der Sloot cases and the potential differences betwwen Aruba and Peru investigations in the deaths of Natalee Holloway and Stephany Flores.
  • Robin Sax, NBC analyst and Former LA prosecutor discusses Peterson discusses the Van Der Sloot cases and the search for John Mark Karr.

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The Dana Pretzer Show On Scared Monkeys Radio – Sunday, May 16th, 2010 – Special Guests: Dr Clint VanZandt, Wendy Murphy, Robin Sax and Pat Brown



Tonight Dana welcomes special guests:

  • Dr Clint VanZandt - Retired FBI Agent, Author and Safety Expert  discussing Faisal Shahzad, the Times Square Bombing suspect and ties to Pakistan radical Islam terrorists. Clint will also be discussing the recent death of LPGA golfer, 25 year old Erica Blasberg.
  • Wendy Murphy – Former DA, Author and Law Professor discussing the Casey Anthony’s death penalty hearing and disturbing information on the University of Virginia’s (Yeardley Love lacrosse murder) systematic failure to redress violence against women.
  • Robin Sax - Former Felony DA, Author, NBC Legal Analyst updating the search for John Mark Karr.
  • Pat Brown -  Criminal Profiler discussing her new book “The Profiler”


Daily Commentary – Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 – Get John Mark Karr Off the Streets

  • He’s proven himself a dangerous person and needs to be put away.

icon for podpress Daily Commentary – Wednesday, May 6th, 2010 – Get John Mark Karr Off the Streets [1:35m]:  | Download

12 Years Later DNA Evidence Clears JonBenet Ramsey’s Family (Patsy, John & Burke) of Childs Death

What a difference 12 years make … Ramsey family cleared of JonBenet’sRamsey_john_patsy murder and receive apology from Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy.

Six year old JonBenet Ramsey was murdered in Boulder, CO in 1996. At the time of her death and the investigation that followed, JonBenet Ramsey’s family were put under the spot light and all but accused of the little 6-year-old beauty queen death. The family had remained under suspicion for years.

John Ramsey found his daughter’s strangled and bludgeoned body in the basement of the family’s home in Boulder on Dec. 26, 1996. Patsy Ramsey said she found a ransom note demanding $118,000 for her daughter.

Now some 12 years later prosecutors have cleared JonBenet Ramsey’s parents and brother of JonBenet’s murder and have apologized  to them for the cloud of suspicion the family was put under. According to prosecutors new DNA tests which focus on skin cells left behind point to a mysterious outsider. Unfortunately the news that the family was cleared of any wrong doings and the vindication by these DNA tests came to late for Patsy Ramsey as she died from ovarian cancer in 2006.


New evidence renews old question … Who killed JonBenet? Who ever did it is still out there …


New DNA tests, which focus on skin cells left behind from a mere touch, point to a mysterious outsider. They came too late to clear the name of JonBenet’s mother, Patsy, who died of cancer in 2006.

“To the extent that we may have contributed in any way to the public perception that you might have been involved in this crime, I am deeply sorry,” Boulder County District Attorney Mary Lacy wrote in a letter to the little girl’s father, John Ramsey. “No innocent person should have to endure such an extensive trial in the court of public opinion.”

Lacy said new “touch DNA” tests on skin cells that were left behind on JonBenet’s long underwear point to an “unexplained third party” and not a member of the family.

Timeline of the JonBenet Ramsey Case

Video: Remembering JonBenet

UPDATE I: Interview with John Mark Karr with Greta Van Susteren

Joran Van der Sloot/Peter R. De Vries Tapes: Why Some Pundits in the Natalee Holloway Case Should be Seen and Not Heard

Spare us the spin that Joran Van der Sloot made a “false confession”. Joran’s attorney Joe Tacopina floated that concept early after the Peter De Vries tapes were released and it was shot down immediately. Tacopina referenced the concept that “false confession” exists and then in the next breathe said, but not in this case. However, it would appear that his fellow partners in crime, defense attorney, have followed his lead.

Here is a helpful hint to pundits who discuss the Natalee Holloway case … know the topic that you are pretending to be an expert on. This message especially goes on to Defense attorney Ann Bremner from the Nancy Grace show.

There is nothing more pathetic than to hear an attorney on a cable show pretend to know what they are talking about just because they are an attorney. There is also nothing more hideous than defense attorney forwarding an agenda of one of their own.  The comments seem to be even worse when one listens to a defense attorney ramble with some on the most ridiculous excuses for suspects. In this case its using the theory of “false confession”.

How could anyone compare two cases that were more different in how the suspects handled themselves with regards to confessing to a crime?

(Go to minute 5:25 to hear the comments in question)

GRACE: OK. Out to the lawyers, Randi Karmel, Richard Herman, Ann Bremner.

Ann Bremner, you`ve got a guy that says I hope you don`t find her body because my semen will be in, on, and about the body. You`ve got him describing her underwear and he`s accurate according to her mother. This is not just caressing on the beach. Now he says she died of a convulsion and he disposed of her body?

ANN BREMNER, DEFENSE ATTORNEY: Well, Nancy, either this is another iteration of statements he`s given before, which there have been scores of different statements, or in terms of the confession and proving this case, remember John Mark Carr. I killed JonBenet, coming home with the shrimp and a champagne. And, in fact, he didn`t. They tried every which way to show that he did it, but in this case, there is corpus delecti, no evidence.

GRACE: But the big difference – Ann, Ann, I appreciate that. Thank you.


GRACE: Randi Karmel, the difference is that Joran Van der Sloot was seen by witnesses with her the last known person to be with her when she was alive. He confesses that he had sex with her. I can`t imagine that that was voluntary. And then disposes of his – of the body. Now, if it had been an innocent death, an accidental death, why not call 911, Randy?

Actually, the difference is that not only was Joran Van der Sloot one of the last known people ever to be seen with Natalee Holloway before she disappeared forever. Joran Van der Sloot had denied any involvement in Natalee’s disappearance or death from the outset. Joran has never admitted in an interview or in statements to police that he had involvement in the crime. (That is statements that we know of unless any were destroyed from 5/30/05). Until the Peter R. De Vries tape was released, Joran had denied all. Now, when he thought there was no camera or public audience … he made the admission and confession.

Let’s compare that to the situation with  John Mark Karr’s “false confession as defense attorney and so called pundit Anne Bremner wants to do. From the outset John Mark Karr stated that he had involvement in the crime against Jon Benet Ramsey. Karr never said he did not do it, then he did, then he didn’t. He admitted that he killed Jon Benet and stuck to the story. Even after it was determined through DNA that John Mark Karr had no involvement in the Jon Benet murder case, he still insisted he did. John Mark Karr wanted to be found guilty.

The two cases have absolutely nothing in common when it comes to the “false confession” defense. To say that “false confession” is what Joran Van der Sloot did is just plain lazy punditry. Joran Van der Sloot has denied all involvement from day one and has lied along the way in his denials. Maybe it’s time that cable shows get pundits on that know the subject matter and are familiar with the cases, rather than the only criteria being that they are a lawyer.

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