The Dana Pretzer Show – Thursday, January 28, 2016 – Join Us Tonight for Part Two of Our Interview With Christina Stoy

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Daily Commentary – Friday, January 8, 2016 – You Really Ought To Sit Down and Watch the Netflix Series “Making A Murderer”

  • It’s a 10 part documentary and episodes I’ve watched so far are fascinating

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11 Foot Alligator Killed 22 Year Old Matthew Riggins, Accused Burglar Hiding in Pond At the Wrong Time

GATOR JUSTICE: JUST SAY KARMA, BABY …

An 11 foot long alligator in Brevard County, Florida turned out to be judge, jury and executioner of 22 year old Matthew Riggins of Palm Bay, who is an accused burglar. Riggins was reported missing, he called his girlfriend and told her he’d be in the area breaking into homes. The police and the canine unit could not find suspected home robber, Matthew Riggins, but you know who did, the GATOR!

The animal was later found and had to be euthanized by a trapper from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It turns out that inside the gator’s stomach, the medical examiner found proof of how Riggins was killed. Euthanized? They should have pinned a medal on the gator’s chest for crime prevention!!! Sorry, I have to agree with Barefoot Bay resident Chuck Stokes who said, “I would say it’s poetic justice, you want to sit there and steal from people.”

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Matthew Riggins of Palm Bay (Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)

An accused burglar is dead after Brevard County deputies said he hid in a pond while on the run and was killed by an 11-foot-long alligator.

Matthew Riggins, 22, of Palm Bay was reported missing Nov. 13. His body was found 10 days later floating in a pond near Latan Court and Barefoot Circle, in Barefoot Bay. Investigators said it had the makings of a gator attack.

Shortly before Riggins was reported missing, he called his girlfriend and told her he’d be in the area breaking into homes, deputies said.

“He was going to do burglaries in the Barefoot Bay area with another individual,” said Maj. Tod Goodyear, with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

Neighbors reported to authorities that they saw two men dressed in black lurking behind homes. Deputies began searching the area and were later joined by more deputies, K-9 units and a sheriff’s helicopter.

Investigators said Riggins then called his girlfriend to tell her they were being chased and lying low.

“Do you still hear them hollering, or did they hunker down?” deputies could be heard saying on radio traffic.

The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, November 24, 2015 – Join us Tonight for an Hour Long Discussion with Author David

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Judge Jerri Collins Sentences Domestic Violence Victim to Jail for Contempt of Court in Seminole County, FL courtroom

JUDGE SENTENCES DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VITIM TO JAIL FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT …

Wow, nothing like re-victimizing the victim. I will be the first to say that I do not all of the details of this case; however, the judges actions just seem very, very wrong. Judge Jerri Collins not only sentenced a female victim to jail, the judge berated her as well. The judge said to the victim after she said at the time she was going through a difficult time and anxiety replied with the following, “You think you’re going to have anxiety now? You haven’t even seen anxiety.” REALLY, who really thinks that is appropriate? The contempt of court case took place back in July and the woman has already served her 3 days in jail. The judge acts like she has never dealt with a domestic violence victim and the mental and physical abuse they go through. The law may be the law, but there were other options the judge could have sentenced this victim of domestic violence.

There had to be a better way of handling this.

How ironic, now the judge who sentences a domestic violence female victim for not testifying in a case against a domestic violence suspect is not talking. Isn’t that rich. So the judge doesn’t feel the need to answer any questions, huh? Maybe it is because judges think they are above the law.

Channel 9’s Karla Ray has been trying to question a Seminole County judge for three days about a ruling that sent a domestic violence victim to jail, instead of ordering community service or a fine for skipping out on a subpoena.

Ray went to the judge’s office to try and get her side.

Judge Jerri Collins said she won’t talk about the matter in case her decision is called for an appeal. The victim has the option to appeal but since she’s already served her sentence for contempt of court, it won’t change what she’s gone through.

Video shows judge berating, sentencing domestic violence victim to jail.

After she failed to show, she received no pity from the judge during the brief hearing.

“You need to tell the court why I should not hold you in contempt of court, I can sentence you to jail,” Judge Jerri Collins said.
Raw: Judge sends domestic violence victim to jail
“I just, things were…” the sobbing woman said.

“Why didn’t you show up to court?” Collins asked.

“I’m just, my anxiety, and I’m just…” the woman replied.

“You think you’re going to have anxiety now? You haven’t even seen anxiety,” Collins told the woman.

“I know,” the woman said.

“Those statements you told to the police on the day of this incident, is it true? The incident that happened on April 2, is it true?”

“Yes,” the woman said.

“Then why wouldn’t you come to testify?” Collins asked.

In April, the woman called for help after she said the father of her child choked her and grabbed a kitchen knife.

Daily Commentary – Monday, June 1, 2015 – Ohio Judge Has Been Known to Dish Out Unconventional Sentences

  • Like the “eye for an eye” penalty to an assault suspect to be “pepper sprayed” by the victim

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Part 1: It Has Been 10 Years Since Natalee Holloway Went Missing, No Body … No Crime … And No One Tried, But We Know Damn Well Who Is Responsible, Don’t We Joran Van der Sloot?

ITS HARD TO BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 10 YEARS …

May 30, 2005 … Alabama teen Natalee Holloway has gone missing in Aruba while on a class trip with her fellow Mountain Brook classmates to celebrate their graduation from high school, to begin their college careers and the rest of their lives. Or so they all thought. All of these young teens with their whole lives ahead of them, just celebrating one more time together before they went their separate ways in what was supposed to be a safe vacation surrounded by sand, sun and the sea. Like so many classes before them, a visit to Aruba was supposed to be the one last high school fling. Sadly, for Natalee Holloway it would be the one last thing she ever did in life, never to attend college, never to have the rest of her life. Enter Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe and everyone’s lives would be changed forever and not for the better.

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Natalee Holloway and friends in Aruba 2005

The first post Scared Monkeys ever wrote on this missing persons case was entitled, ‘This Can’t Be Good For Tourism, Where’s Natalee Holloway’. At first glance, one night think it was rather crass and insensitive. But having visited Aruba since the 1970′s, having friends on the small Caribbean Island, even having dated a beautiful Aruba girl in my teens, and having lived and worked on Aruba, I pretty much knew what the prime concern would be for “One Happy Island” and that was to save its tourism industry at all cost. Even if it meant trying to push the dirt under the rug and hide things in the closet. The cover-up, collusion, corruption and cronyism would only be made worse in the case of missing Natalee Holloway when the individual last seen with the beautiful blond Alabama teen was Joran Van der Sloot, a boy of Dutch privilege who’s father was a judge in waiting with so many connections legally, politically and with law enforcement that all signs pointed toward the Holloway, Twitty and Reynold’s family being given the run around from the very beginning. I say this prior to ever having researched the case in depth or having talked to or met any of the family members. From experience, I knew the family was in for a hell of a time from past experiences on Aruba where the most simple of things are made into some of the most exasperating efforts in futility. I knew that Dave Holloway and Beth Twitty were in for a hell of a roller-coaster experience.

No one will ever convince me otherwise that the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and the subsequent search and investigation in Aruba was obstructed on two levels, one from the Van der Sloot family and Paulus Van der Sloot with his connections to prevent his son from going to prison and two, on a police, prosecution and government level to attempt to sweep this under the sand and save their economy that depended upon American tourism.

Aruba_3 suspects JVDS_K

18 year old Natalee Holloway went missing on Aruba and was last seen leaving an Aruba bar, Carlos N’ Charlies, with three boys, Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe. The news of Natalee’s disappearance was not made public to the adults in attendance with the teens until the following day when it was time to head off for the airport to leave. Natalee was missing. From the outset, something was very wrong in how this case was being investigated. The Aruba police had the mindset that Natalee was just off having fun and she would return because this happens all the time. REALLY? That might have been some what okay reasoning for Aruba LE had any one of the three people Natalee was last with were missing too. However, they were not, they were already lying. What changed this case, brought it to the forefront and escalated it to new heights that we have never seen before in a missing persons case was that Aruba and the powers that be never imagines that the Holloway/Twitty family would have arrived so quickly on Aruba and hit the ground running trying to find Natalee. The Holloway/Twitty crew were doing the police and detective work that the Aruba LE should have already had done. Like I said, from the outset something smelled to the high heavens, and it was not just inept and incompetent police work, some was so bad it was obvious it had to be intentional.

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Carlos N’ Charlies 2005

The lies begin from the three amigos, Joran, Deepak and Satish … From the beginning of dealing with the three individuals who were last seen with Natalee, the lies were flowing. They stated that they dropped her off at her hotel, the Holiday Inn after having left Carlos n’ Charlies. How can the last three people ever to see Natalee not be considered suspects? especially when video surveillance tape showed that the three had never done any such thing. Wouldn’t that or shouldn’t that have been the first thing that Aruba LE should have checked? Instead, the family had to do the investigative work.

Holloway was last seen by friends getting into a vehicle and leaving the Carlos and Charlie’s nightclub in the capital of Oranjestad  before dawn Monday.

Police questioned and released three Aruban men who said they dropped Holloway off early Monday at the Holiday Inn, where she had been staying about 3 miles from the capital of Oranjestad, said police assistant inspector Jules Sambo. The three were not suspects, he said.

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MORE LIESBLAME IT ON THE BLACK GUYS.

On June 5th, 2005 two black men were arrested in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Why, because they were black. How racist is that? The former security guards, Mickey John, 30, and Abraham Jones, worked for the vacant Allegro hotel, two blocks from the Holiday Inn where Holloway stayed. How does anyone arrest two black men for a crime when the last people seen with a missing person walk free? Thus, we see from the outset the mindset in Aruba to blame this on anyone, two hapless black men, just because Aruba can. And they might have gotten away with it had Beth Holloway not come to their rescue and state, they were innocent.

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The 2005 Arrest of Mickey John

A judge ruled Wednesday there was sufficient cause to keep holding two former hotel security guards in connection with the disappearance of an Alabama high school honors student.

The decision means authorities may hold Nick John, 30, and Abraham Jones, 28, for nearly four months while prosecutors investigate possible murder and kidnapping charges in the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, defense attorneys said. Neither man has been formally charged.

The two men were arrested Sunday on suspicion of first- and second-degree murder and capital kidnapping, the latter of which is invoked when a kidnapping victim is killed, according to court-appointed defense attorneys Noraina Pietersz and Chris Lejuez.

Later in the case, I had the opportunity to meet Mickey John in the States through the aid of FOM and talk to him as to what happened, his involvement, if any, and his opinions on the case. After talking to him for 5 minutes it became obvious he had nothing to do with Natalee’s disappearance and what just an easy patsy to blame it on. Was Micky John a choir boy, of course not, but he was hardly a murderer. John told me that he would never make any type of statement, especially in Aruba fro fear he would be arrested again for no reason. What had always bothered me to this day was how did the Aruba LE, prosecution and judiciary allow the last three people ever to be seen with Natalee Holloway go from persons of interest and prime suspects to witnesses? From 6/8/05, Attorney general spokeswoman Vivian Van Der Biezan also told a news conference that three “persons of interest” who were questioned and released last week were considered “witnesses,” not suspects. HUH? They dropped the dime on Micky John and Abraham Jones and the Aruba legal brain-trust fell for it hook, line and sinker. Of course the fact that Joran Van der Sloot’s father, Paulus, was a lawyer and a judge in waiting with his many connections had nothing to do with this attempted cover up and frame job. It would not be until June 13, 2005 that Abraham Jones and Mickey John was released from jail.

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Abraham Jones Released!

This announcement was telling on two fronts, one, justice finally prevailed in that these two black security guards were finally let out of jail as they had no involvement in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and the other would be something that would become a common occurrence through out the investigation in Aruba. The second interest fact was that Scared Monkeys broke the news of the release of the two security guards before the AP. Needless to say that prompted many news outlets to contact us and ask how that was possible. This became one of the events in the case that prompted the news outlets to track SM, not the other way around. That’s what happens when you have people on the ground and know others with connections that supplied info and data on a case that was so fluid.

On June 6th, volunteers in Aruba searched for missing Natalee Holloway. About 700 volunteers joined police, soldiers and FBI agents on Monday, combing scrubland and beaches on Aruba’s southeastern tip in an unprecedented search for an Alabama teenager who vanished a week ago on a trip to the Dutch Caribbean island. The Aruba government gave their civil servant employees the day off to help search for Natalee. However, only about 18% of government employees showed to search on what was the biggest story to hit Aruba since their independence from Holland. Also, who did not search … Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe or Satish Kalpoe.

Aruba_3 suspects arrested

It would not be until June 8, 2005 that the three boys, Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe would be arrested by Aruba authorities in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. However, Natalee went missing on May 30, all this time for these three to get their stories synched together and to be coached by Joran’s father, Paulus Van der Sloot. Eight days go by and the individuals who were last seen with a missing person were allowed to sanitize, erase, get rid of and clean up all loose ends with the help of their master white-washer, Paulus.

Aruban police arrested three more suspects in the case of the missing American honors student Thursday, the attorney general said.

Attorney General Caren Janssen said police arrested three men that police had previously questioned and released in the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway.

Authorities have described the three as students – two Surinamese and a native of the Netherlands – who told police they dropped off Holloway at her hotel around 2 a.m. on May 30. Hotel employees, however, say that security cameras did not record her return.

Argentinian Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for 2013 Attack on Photographer

It looks like the Biebs can scratch Argentina off his world tour list …

Judge Alberto Julio Banos ordered the “immediate detention” for singer  Justin Bieber for the 2013 attack on photographer’ in Argentina.  The singer is accused of failing to respond to a court summons. Justin Bieber is accused of sending his bodyguards to attack photographer Diego Pesoa outside a Buenos Aires nightclub.  Under Argentine law, Bieber would face from one month to six years in prison if convicted on a charge of causing injuries. I think its fair to say that The Biebs wont be visiting Argentina any time soon.

An Argentine judge has issued an arrest warrant for Justin Bieber on Friday, saying the singer failed to respond to summons related to allegations he ordered bodyguards to attack a photographer in 2013.

Judge Alberto Julio Banos ordered the “immediate detention” of Bieber and bodyguards Hugo Alcides Hesny and Terrence Reche Smalls.

An email sent to a Bieber representative was not immediately returned.

Bieber is accused of sending the bodyguards to attack photographer Diego Pesoa outside a Buenos Aires nightclub. Bieber never returned to Argentina to respond to questions about the incident.

Under Argentine law, Bieber would face from one month to six years in prison if convicted on a charge of causing injuries.

Now if only we could get a judge in the United States to do the same.

The SCOTUS Reject Free Speech Appeal over Cinco de Mayo School Dispute Filed by 3 Students at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, CA

The Supreme Court of Mexico rejected Cinco de Mayo school dispute appeal … T0o bad it was the Supreme Court of the United States … What happened to the Country I grew up in?

Reuters reports that the SCOTUS rejected the on Monday appeal and left in tact a lower courts ruling that school officials in California did not violate the free speech rights of students by demanding they remove T-shirts bearing images of the United States flag at an event celebrating the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo. REALLY? So a school can tell American students in America to remove their American flag shirts because it would cause an incident at an American school.  Honestly, what the “F” happened to this once great nation? Justice isn’t just blind at the SCOTUS, it also appears to be stupid.

Just curious, who thinks that the SCOTUS would have decided 180 degrees different if the school officials had asked the Mexican students to take off their shirts with the Mexican flag on it so not to insight a riot? Or if it were black students who were made to take off shirts that might cause an incident? Or if Gay-Lesbian students were forced to take off their rainbow shirts for fear of causing an incident? I think we all know the answer.

Justice Broken

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday left intact an appeals court ruling that school officials in California did not violate the free speech rights of students by demanding they remove T-shirts bearing images of the U.S. flag at an event celebrating the Mexican holiday of Cinco de Mayo.

The court declined to hear an appeal filed by three students at Live Oak High School in the town of Morgan Hill, south of San Francisco. School staff at the May 5, 2010, event told several students their clothing could cause an incident. Two chose to leave for home after refusing to turn their shirts inside out.

The school had been experiencing gang-related tensions and racially charged altercations between white and Hispanic students at the time. School officials said they feared the imposition of American patriotic imagery by some students at an event where other students were celebrating their pride in their Mexican heritage would incite fights between the two groups.

What part that this is America doesn’t the Supreme Court quite not get? Only in America is it considered a bad thing to wear something patriotic. This is just pathetic. Unlike in Mexico, citizens are supposed to have rights in the United States. Supreme Court, that means all citizens, including white Americans.

Just so everyone understands, Cinca de Mayo is not  Mexico’s Independence Day, it  celebrates the defeat of the French army during the Battle of Puebla in Mexico on May 5, 1862. Mexico’s Independence Day is on Dieciséis de Septiembre, but that doesn’t quite have the same ring does it? However let’s get real, today Cinco de Mayo has become more of an American holiday than a Mexican one giving folks the excuse to suck down some Margaritas and some cervezas like Negra Modelo, Dos Equis,  Tecate or Corona.

Breaking: Arrest Made in Connection With Shooting of Two Police Officers in Ferguson, MO … News Conference at 2:30 ET Live Streaming (Update: WAPO Reporting Weapon Recovered)(Update: Suspect Named: Jeffrey Williams)

BREAKING NEWS … AN ARREST HAS BEEN MADE IN CONNECTION WITH TWO FERGUSON, MO POLICE OFFICERS

As reported at NBC News, an arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri. A press conference with St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and St. Louis County Chief of Police Jon Belmar will be held at 2:30 pm ET Sunday, 1:30 pm CT.

WATCH PRESS CONFERENCE LIVE HERE AT FOX2 NOW.

The two police officers shot early Thursday morning outside the Ferguson police station, one a St. Louis county police officer, who is 41 and has been on the force for 14 years, was hit in the shoulder,  the other police officer, a Webster Groves officer, who is 32 and has been on the force seven years, was shot in the face. The two officers have since been released from the hospital.

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ST. Louis Police Department

An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, officials said Sunday afternoon.

“An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting of two police officers in #Ferguson. Thank you for your help,” the St. Louis County Police Department said in a tweet just after noon local time.

The shooting Thursday — gunshots rang out just as a protest was winding down — left two cops wounded, one with a bullet still lodged in his head.

UPDATE I: Police announce arrest in shooting of officers in Ferguson.

Police said they have one person in custody in connection with the shootings of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, early Thursday.

UPDATE II: WAPO reporting that a weapon has been recovered as well.

St. Louis County police have arrested a suspect and recovered a weapon in connection with the shooting of two police officers standing guard during a peaceful protest in Ferguson, Mo., early Thursday, according to a news release.

Officials in Missouri announced a news conference at 2:30 p.m. Eastern time to discuss “an arrest in connection with the shooting at the Ferguson Police Department Thursday morning that left two police officers wounded.”

Law enforcement sources told The Washington Post that a local man was arrested in the late morning on Sunday and that the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting has been recovered.

UPDATE III: From the New Conference.

  • 20 year old Jeffrey Williams named shooting suspect in Ferguson, MO. Williams is currently in police custody.
  • The 20 year old suspect has been charged with Aggravated assault, assault in the first degree, a class A felony.
  • The individual in custody has acknowledged to firing the shots at the two police officers.
  • St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch confirmed that a weapon has been recovered.
  • The weapon recovered was a handgun recovered at his residence.
  • He was a demonstrator and has been a part of other protests in Ferguson, MO.
  • He was currently on probation for receiving stolen property.

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