Vidocq Society

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The Vidocq Society is a members-only crime-solving club that meets on the third Thursday of every month in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Vidocq Society is named for Eugène François Vidocq, the ground-breaking 19th century French detective who helped police by using the psychology of the criminal to solve “cold case” homicides. Vidocq was a former criminal himself, and used his knowledge of the criminal mind to look at murder from the psychological perspective of the perpetrator. At meetings, Vidocq Society Members (VSMs) listen to local law enforcement officials from around the world who bring in cold cases for review.

VSMs are forensic professionals; current and former FBI profilers, homicide investigators, scientists, psychologists, prosecutors and coroners who use their experience to provide justice for investigations that have gone cold. Members are selected by committee invitation only, pay a $100 annual fee, and commit to attend at least one meeting per year.

The Society was formed in 1990 by William Fleisher, Richard Walter, and Frank Bender. It solved its first case in 1991, clearing an innocent man of involvement in the murder of Huey Cox in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Vidocq will only consider cases that meet certain requirements: they must be unsolved deaths more than two years old, the victims cannot have been involved in criminal activity such as prostitution or drug dealing, and the case must be formally presented to them by the appropriate law enforcement agency. The Society does not charge for its services, and pays for the travel expenses of the law enforcement agents who come to present cases.

The Society was chronicled in a 2002 episode of The New Detectives entitled “Collective Justice”, and was also a plot point in the finale of the 2007–08 season of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

In 2010 it became the subject of a book, The Murder Room by Michael Capuzzo. In A Question of Guilt, a book in the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys Super Mystery series, Nancy Drew and Frank and Joe Hardy, working on opposite sides of the same case, approach the Vidocq Society for help.

 

Artifacts

  1. Audio
    • YouTube
      • The Vidocq Society ( Closing Segment )
        Link
    • NPR
      • Fresh Air
        • The Vidocq Society: Solving Murders Over Lunch
          Link
    • RSA Conference
      • RSA Conference 2011 Keynote – “The Murder Room”: Breaking the Coldest Cases – Michael Capuzzo
      • Profile
        • Speakers: Michael Capuzzo Author, New York Times bestseller, The Murder Room; Richard Walter, Forensic Psychologist; William Fleisher, Director Keynote Intelligence Network Bestselling author Michael Capuzzo reveals the inner workings of the mysterious Vidocq Society: celebrated forensic investigators tackling unsolved murder cases that have confounded conventional techniques. Michael will be joined by Vidocq Society members: William Fleisher and Richard Walter. The collaboration of these brilliant minds will set an inspiring example to the RSA Conference community.
      • Channel :- RSA Conference
      • Videos

Quotes

  1. Our only Client is the truth
  2. Types of Killers
    • Anger Retaliatory
    • Power Reassurance
    • Power Assertive
    • Anger Excitation
  3. Pathology
    • Further Pathology
    • Downward Growth
    • Coach

The New Detectives

Listing

  1. WikiVisually
    • List of The New Detectives episodes [show article only]
      Link

 

Videos

  1. Collective Justice
    • Profile
      • Season 7 – Episode 18
      • Philadelphia’s Vidocq Society, named after an 18th century French detective, is one of the world’s most unusual crime-solving organizations – a members-only club made up of forensic professionals. These prominent sleuths solve a murder case from a missing shoe and successfully prove homicide without a body.
    • Videos
      • YouTube
    • Persons
      • Scott Dunn
        • Jim Dunn ( Father )
      • Alisha Hamilton
      • Tim Smith
  2. Hidden Obsessions
    • Profile
      • Season 9, Episode 1
      • Murder convictions of James Lawson and Calvin Parker.
    • Videos
      • YouTube
  3. The New Detectives: Season 7 – Ep 13 “Drawing Conclusions”
    • Profile
      • Season 7, Episode 13
    • Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
      • Segment #1
        • Thomas Donahue
        • Carry Scott
        • Darlene
        • John Winslow
  4. The New Detectives: Season 7 – Ep 14 – Stranger than fiction
    • Profile
      • Season 7, Episode 14
    • Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
      • Segment #1
        • George
      • Segment #2
        • Michael Fletcher
        • Leanne Fletcher
        • Susan Chrzanowski ( Judge )
        • Tom Henderson ( Crime Writer )
    • Story
      • Time
        • Dial M for Misconduct
          Link
  5. The New Detectives: Season 9 – Ep 2 – Blind Trust
    • Profile
      • Season 9, Episode 2
      • Segments
        • Segment #1
          • Often, a killer will build the victim’s trust before he or she attacks. In this episode, New Mexico police search for a missing teenager who disappeared from a local skating rink. Authorities suspect the two friends she was last seen with.
    • Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
      • Segment #1
        • Carly Martinez
      • Segment #2
    • Locations
      • Segment
        • New Mexico
    •  Story
      • Segments
        • Segment #1
          • ABC – KVIA
            • Family spreads message 20 years after Carly Martinez’ murder
              Link
  6. The New Detectives: Season 9 – Episode 10 – Murderous Attraction
    • Profile
      • Season 9, Episode 10
      • Segments
        • Segment #1
          • The most sacred of vows are sometimes not even enough to stop people who are determined to get what they want using any means necessary. In this episode, a nurse suspects a patient’s husband of attempted murder by poisoning
        • Segment 2
          • A man stages his depressed wife’s murder as a suicide.
    • Videos
      • YouTube
  7. Crimes of Passion
    • Videos
      • YouTube
    • Story
      • Segments
        • Segment #1
          • ESPN
            • Gone to Glory
              Link
    • Participants
      • Segment
        • Segment #1
          • Marlin Banks
          • Dennis
          • Stewart
          • Jaime Myer
  8. Marked for Death
    • Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
      • Calvin Stallworth
  9. Trial By Fire
    • Profile
      • Season 8, Episode 15
      • At a crime scene, anything left behind or moved out of place is considered a clue. But a fire can extinguish everything in its path, challenging forensic investigators at every turn.
    • Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
      • Segment #1
        • Adam Tallbridge
        • Todd Carpenter
        • Josh and Nathaniel ( Lathan ) Lindell
      • Segment #2
        • Victim
          • Becky Saunders
          • Rita Talbert
        • Others
          • Michael Calpret
    • Story
      • Segment 2
        • Murderpedia
          • Edwin Bernard KAPRAT III
            Link
    • Location
      • Lacross
  10. Deadly Dealings
    • Profile
      • Season 4, Episode 7
    • Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
      • Segment #1
      • Segment #2
        • Victim
          • Gerald & Vera Woodman
            • Sons
              • Neil Woodman
              • Stewart Woodman
            • Company
              • Manchester Products
        • Homick
          • Steve Homick
          • Robert Homick
    • Story
      • Segment #2
        • Wikipedia
          • Murders of Gerald and Vera Woodman – Wikipedia
            Link
    • Location
      • Los Angeles, CA
  11. Misplaced Loyalty
    • Videos
      • YouTube
    • Profile
      • Season 9, Episode 5
  12. In the Camera’s Eye
    • Profile
      • Episode :- Season 7, Episode 16
      • Name : – In the Camera’s Eye
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
        • The New Detectives: Season 7 – Ep 16 “In the Camera’s Eye”
          Link
  13. Family Plots
    • Profile
      • Episode :- Season 5, Episode 9
      • Name : – Family Plots
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
        • The New Detectives: Season 5 – Ep 9 “Family Plots”
          Link
  14. Partners Crime
    • Profile
      • Episode :- Season 5, Episode 2
      • Name : – Partners in Crime
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
        • The New Detectives: Season 5 – Ep 2 “Partners in Crime”
          Link
    • Participants
      • Copeland
        • Husband & Wife
          • Ray Copeland
          • Faye Copeland
        • Only Couple on Death Row sentenced for same crime
      • Keith Albright
      • Dennis Murphy
  15. Ivy League Murders
    • Profile
      • Episode :- Season 7, Episode 15
      • Name : – Ivy League Murders
      • Dartmouth Professors Susanne and Half Zantop are found brutally murdered in their quaint New Hampshire home. Colleagues confirm that the couple was very well liked. With no trace of forced entry, the FBI Behavioral Science Unit investigated the crime and found two teenagers were responsible for the heinous crime.
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
        • The FBI Files: Season 7 – Ep 15 “Ivy League Murders”
          Channel :- FilmRise True Crime
          Published On :- 2104-Dec-24th
          Link
  16. The New Detectives: Season 5 – Ep 6 “Presumed Dead”
    • Profile
      • Season 5, Episode 6
      • Presumed Dead
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
        • The New Detectives: Season 5 – Ep 6 “Presumed Dead”
          Link
    • Participants
      • Segment #1
        • Richard Grissom
      • Segment #2
        • Sharia
        • Joseph
    • Stories
      • Segment #1
        • Richard Grissom
          • Johnson County serial killer found ‘unduly familiar’ with prison guard loses appeal
            Link
  17. The New Detectives: Season 5 – Ep 4 “Natural Witness”
    • Profile
      • Season 5, Episode 4
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
      • Segment #1
        • Michael Nottingham
  18. The New Detectives: Season 9 – Episode 9 “Raw Greed”
    • Profile
      • Season 9, Episode 9
      • Raw Greed
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
      • Bob Rodgers
      • Sharon Zachary
  19. The New Detectives: Season 8 – Ep 11 “Absent Witness”
    • Profile
      • Season 8, Episode 11
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
  20. The New Detectives: Season 6 – Ep 11 “Fatal Error”
    • Profile
      • Season 6, Episode 11
      • Fatal Error
      • Accidental deaths, suicides, disappearances and fires: they’re an everyday part of an insurance investigator’s job. But these cases shouldn’t be taken at face value. Forensics has become a vital tool in exposing insurance fraud.
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
  21. The New Detectives: Season 8 – Ep 17 “Forsaken Trust”
    • Profile
      • Season 8, Episode 17
      • Forsaken Trust
      • When victims of murder know their killers, they are often caught off guard. The killers rely on their intimate knowledge to pull off the perfect crime. But even the best-laid plans leave traces of the forsaken trust.
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
  22. The New Detectives: Season 7 – Ep 5 “Deadly Intentions”
    • Profile
      • Season 7, Episode 5
      • Deadly Intentions
      • When abduction turns to murder, forensic science is a vital key to finding justice for the victims of a kidnapper’s deadly intentions.
    • Summary
      • AIRED: 9/25/01
        This episode deals with cases where victims were murdered by people that they were familiar with. The first case is the one of James Gatling a car buyer and a convict suspected of murder. The second case is the one of Texas A&M student Kerry Kujawa who may have been murdered by his internet girlfriend. The last case is the one of Paul Karissa suspected of murdering his mother and ex-wife.LESS
    • Listing
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
    • Participants
      • Case #1
        • Harry Kyzer
        • James Gatling
        • John Ward, Forensic
      • Case #2
        • Kerry Kujawa
      • Case #3
        • Paul Karissa
    • Story
      • Case #1
        • Daily Press
          • 23-year-old Convicted Of Nn Murder
            Link

 

Quotes

  1. Collective Justice ( Season 7 – Episode 18 )
    • The Vidocq society says “It’s only Client is Truth
  2. NPR
    • The Vidocq Society: Solving Murders Over Lunch
      • Anger Retaliatory Type
        Link
        Richard Walter: “In terms of interviewing an anger-retaliatory type, one of the things that must be understood by the detectives is, contrary to popular opinion, the perpetrator does not feel any guilt for committing the killing. When they leave the killing site, they many times have a sense of well-being and a sense of relief and a sense of charm because they’ve just had 50 pounds of emotional baggage taken off their shoulders. Police don’t expect that.”

 

Stories

  1. The Vidocq Society
    • NPR
      • The Vidocq Society: Solving Murders Over Lunch
        Link

 

East Side Rapist / Golden State Killer / Original Night Stalker

 

Videos

  1. YouTube
    • Videos
      • Cold Case Files
        • The Original Night Stalker
          • Profile
            • Season 2 – Episode 20 ( Dateline ”Solved S02 E20 The Original Nightstalker )
          •  Videos
      • Dark Minds
        • Dark Minds | The Original Night Stalker | S2E1
      • CBS Sacramento
        • Former Police Chief of Suspected East Area Rapist Speaks
          The suspected East Area Rapist was a police officer in Auburn in the late 70s. His former Police Chief speaks about the suspect’s personality and why he was fired.
          Date Published :- April 26th, 2018
          Link
  2. Crime Watch Daily
    • New Clue in East Area Rapist Mystery
      • Profile
        • More than three decades after the East Area Rapist’s last known killing, detectives have uncovered a new clue in the case that has left generations of Californians living in fear: a strange trophy the sadistic psychopath took from one of his victims.
      • Videos
  3. NBC News
    • Today
      • Rape Victim Of Golden State Killer: ‘I’d Like To Punch Him In The Face’ | Megyn Kelly TODAY
        • Book
          • Frozen In Fear
        • Quotes
          • Too blessed to be scared
          • I will like to punch him in the face
          • 42 Years since I was rapped
          • Thanks to Paul who first made the link between Rapist & killer
  4. HLN
    • Unmasking a Killer
  5. KTVU
    • Paul Holes
      • Paul Holes, a key investigator behind catching the notorious and elusive Golden State Killer, also known as the East Area Rapist and Original Night Stalker, shared with KTVU reporter Amber Lee new details about the suspect and the case.
        Channel :- KTVU
        Date Published :- 2018-May-2nd
        Link
  6. ABC News
    • 20/20
      • 2018-May 4
        • ‘East Area Rapist’ terror grips Sacramento as number of victims rises
          Part 1
          Link
        • Part 2
          Link
      • Participants
        • Carol Daly ( Detective )

 

Timeline

  1. Jane Carson-Sandler
    • Date :- 1976-June-18th
  2. Katie and Brian Maggiore
    • Date :- 1978
  3. 1977
    • Town Hall Meeting in Sacramento
    • Quotes
      • No way somebody can be tied and his wife rapped
      • He was likely their at the meeting
        1. Getting attention
  4. Contra County Movie
    • Detective
      • Larry Compton
    •  Location
      • Walnut Creek
    • Quotes
      • Southern California has had rapes and murder, as well
      • I believe it is the same person, but no one will believe me
  5. Keith & Patrice Harrington
    • Date :- 1980-August-21st
    •  Locations
      • Laguna Niguel
  6. Manuela Witthuhn
    • Date :- 1981-Feb-6th
  7. Janelle Cruz
    • Date :- May 5th, 1986
    • Age :- 18 years old
  8. Whitman
  9. Mary Hong
    • Autumn 1996 ( 10 Years later )
    • Worked @ Orange County Crime Lab
    • Through DNA Analysis matched Rapist with murderer
  10. Larry Poole & Brian
    • Mary Hong shared findings with Larry Poole & Brian
    • Detectives in Southern California
  11. Lyman Smith & Charlene Smith
    • Lyman Smith is about to become a Judge
  12. Mary & John
    • Date :- 1979
    • Quotes
      • I will kill them
      • I told you not to move, I will kill you
  13. Doctor & Alexandria
    • Location :- Santa Barbara, CA
  14. Greg Sanchez
    • Location :- Santa Barbara, CA
  15. Richard Ramirez
    • Quotes
      • Big Deal Death comes with the territory, See you in Disney Land
  16. Leslie D’ Ambrosia
    • Dates: 1998
    • Contacted by Larry Poole
    • Crime Profiler
      • Hunt for women who in his mind are worthy victims
      • He did not see them as nice women
      • Presence of a man did not deter him
      • Raping the women he loves and then killing them both
      • Receives a heightened response in that he controls individuals
      • Compulsion to kill
      • Insatiable drive to kill
  17. Paul Holes
    • Location
      • Contra Costra
      • 6 hours north of Orange County
    • Profession :- Criminalist
    • Linked Southern California & Northern
  18. Detective Carol Daley
    • Location :- Sacramento
    • Take bigger risk
    • Quotes
      • If he saw anything on TV, he will take two victims
      • Saucer on back and be warned not to move
      • His condition had deteriorated
  19. Larry Poole
    • Contacted California State Senator Brulte
    • Senate Bill 1242
    • Democratic league
    • Civil Rights group
    • Bruce Harrington
      • Brother & Brother in law to victims
    • Go the Initiative Route
      • The citizens of California have the right to put a law on the books

Stories

  1. The Quester Files
    • Keith Patriarch
      Link
  2. Weny News
    • After searching for more than 40 years, authorities say an ex-cop is the Golden State Killer
      Link
  3. KPCC
    • Until DNA tied his wife’s murder to serial killer, an OC man under suspicion ‘went off the deep end’
      Link

Titles

  1. Visalia Ransack-er
    • Exodus Police Force
      • 1973-1976
      • Murdered
        • Professor Claude Smelling?
        • Detective
      • Moved back to Auburn
  2. East Side Rapist
    • 1976-1979
    • Profession :- Auburn Police Burglary
    • Fired for robbing
      • Stealen a hammer and dog repealant
  3. Golden State Killer / Night Stalker
    • Dec 1979-1986

 

Family & Acquaintance

  1. Rebecca Thompson ( Sister )
  2. Forrel Ward ( Ex- coworker )
  3. Elizabeth Hupp
    • Victim
    • Father shot & died during attempt to rape

 

Quotes

  1. The closer you can get to the point of origin
  2. Forensic evidence did not begin till 1985

 

Interview

Paul Holes

  1. Janell Cruz
    • Gregory Sanchez
      • Got in a fight with 6′ 3” Gregory Sanchez
  2. Verbal Staging
    • Do not tell the cops that you see my car parked outside

60 Minutes Australia

 

  1. 60 Minutes Australia :- Katie’s Revenge
    • Profile
      • Chances are you will find this story incredibly hard to believe. It’s confronting and confounding, but it really happened. Raised in middle-class Sydney, Katie Lang’s future was almost assured – exciting and prosperous. But her big mistake was to fall in love with the wrong man. Katie thought Damion Baston wanted to be her boyfriend. What he really wanted was to be her pimp. He used violence to control her, turning her into a sex slave and trafficking her around the world. But what this monster didn’t anticipate was Katie’s strength, and when she was finally able to escape his abuse, she set about plotting her revenge.
    •  Videos
  2. 60 Minutes Australia: Death in a Cafe
    • Profile
      • A young woman walks into a busy upmarket café in Jakarta to have a coffee with her friends. According to police, what happens next is truly shocking. A deliberate poisoning, all caught on CCTV cameras. Australian resident Jessica Wongso is now on trial for murdering her friend, Mirna
    • Videos
      • Parts
      • Cyanide coffee murder, Australian resident Jessica Wongso jailed for 20 years
        Link
    • Stories
      • Wikipedia
        • Murder of Wayan Mirna Salihin
          Link
    • Participants
      • Mirna Salihin
        • Sandy Salihin ( Twin Sister )
        • Jessica Wongso
          • Ms. Carter ( Jessica Wongso’s former manager )
  3. 60 Minutes Australia: The girl with the blue eyes (2017)
    • Profile
      • Raudha Athif was a stunning cover model known all over the world as “The girl with the blue eyes”. But what few people knew was that she was much more committed to a career in medicine than photoshoots. At 21, Raudha was attending university in Bangladesh and had plans to join her family in Australia to finish her studies and become a doctor. But in March this year she was found dead in her college dorm room. Police claimed it was suicide, but in a 60 MINUTES special investigation Peter Stefanovic discovers substantial evidence that points to murder. The question for her grief-stricken family is why?
    • Videos
  4. Baker’s Delight
    • Profile
      • Simon Baker is one of Australia’s most successful and in-demand international actors, with his own star on the Hollywood walk of fame. Now, in a revealing interview with Allison Langdon, Baker reveals why he decided to come home and add “director” to his resumé.
    •  Video
    •  Participants
      • Simon Baker
  5. Lion Man ( 2014 )
    • Profile
      • Kevin Richardson’s bond with Africa’s dominant predator is as astonishing as it is touching. He’s devoted his life to understanding and protecting the mighty Lion which is battling human encroachment and shrinking habitat. Along the way, he cuddles them, tickles them, even sticks his head in their jaws!
    •  Videos
    • Participants
      • Lawrence Frank ( Biologist )
  6. For my daughter
    • Profile
      • Antonietta Di Maggio made the ultimate promise to her daughter – the gift of motherhood. Claudia was unable to have children, so the age of 53, Antonietta carried and gave birth to Claudia’s child: her own grandson.
    • Videos
    • Persons
      • Antonietta Di Maggio
      • Claudia ( Daughter )
      • Joe ( Antoinetta’s Husband )
      • Sonny ( Claudia’s husband )
  7. Desperate Measures
    • Videos
      • Video #1
        Channel :- 60 Minutes Australia
        Published On :- 2018-April-10th
        Link
    • Participants
      • George
      • George
  8. 60 Minutes Australia: Seventh Heaven 2013
    • How does Philip Sharp manage it? He’s got seven wives. They’ve borne him 18 children. Life in the Sharp household is busy, to say the least. Philip is polygamous and proud of it. In fact, the British Rabbi even claims that by reviving the long outlawed practice of taking several wives, he’s merely doing God’s work. And he’d take 100 wives if it would help build God’s kingdom. It raises all sorts of uncomfortable questions for the wives, not to mention the chaos of raising all those kids, but what Peter Overton discovered was a harmonious household most families would envy.
    •  Videos
    • Participants
      • Philip Sharp ( Messianic Jew )
  9. MH370: Special Investigation | 60 Minutes
    • Profile
      • It’s more than four years since MH370 disappeared off the face of the earth, and still we have no answers for the missing 239 passengers and crew who are presumed dead. Frustration at the lack of clues has led to significant reassessment, and as Ross Coulthart discovers, there’s now growing evidence that authorities have been ignoring more credible theories about what might have brought the jet down.
    • Videos
      • MH370: Special Investigation – Part one | 60 Minutes
        Link
      • MH370: Special Investigation – Part two | 60 Minutes
        Link
  10. 60 Minutes Australia: Samantha Knight – Never forgotten (2017)
    • Profile
      • If she was still alive, Samantha Knight would have turned 40 a few days ago. Instead she will always be remembered as the bright and beautiful nine-year-old girl from Bondi who one day in August 1986 simply vanished. Her disappearance led to one of the largest police investigations and searches in New South Wales history but her body has still not been found. In 2001, the notorious paedophile Michael Guider was charged with Samantha’s murder, and six months later pleaded guilty to manslaughter, claiming he hadn’t meant to kill the little girl. Guider showed no remorse over the crime, but plenty of callousness – he said he simply couldn’t remember what he did with her body. Michael Guider is now 66 years old and, having spent the last 21 years in prison, convicted of more than 75 sexual offences against more than a dozen children, is about to become eligible for parole. In a 60 MINUTES exclusive, Ross Coulthart tracks down the key witness in the investigation: the man Guider confessed his crimes to. As well, and for the first time, another of Guider’s child victims speaks publicly about how he destroyed her life. Coulthart’s interviews provide a chilling insight into the mind of an evil pedophile, and powerful testimony to keep Michael Guider locked up.
    • Videos
      • Samantha Knight – Never forgotten | Part one
        Link
      • Samantha Knight – Never forgotten | Part two
        Link
  11. 60 Minutes Australia: Escape From Salt Creek (2017)
    • Profile
      • Until February last year few people had ever heard of Salt Creek, a rugged and spectacular piece of coastline 200 kilometres south-east of Adelaide. But then a monster named Roman Heinze lured two 23-year-old overseas backpackers to the isolated beach. To satisfy his wicked fantasies, Heinze kidnapped the unsuspecting women and subjected them to unthinkable terror. The trauma went on for hours, but against the odds, Lena from Germany and her friend from Brazil survived. What happened at Salt Creek has eerie similarities to the Australian horror movie Wolf Creek, only it’s all too real. On 60 MINUTES, Lena and her friend tell Tara Brown their incredible story of escape from Salt Creek, their desperate battle to save themselves and each other, and how they proved courage can conquer evil.
    •  Videos
    • Dates:
      • Published On :- 2018-Oct-8th
  12. 60 Minutes Australia :- Don’t Tell
    • Profile
      • As a 12 year old Lyndal was sexually abused while she was a boarder at Toowoomba Prep; one of the Anglican Church’s elite private schools in Queensland. Her attacker always told her, ‘Don’t tell, no one will believe you,’ and as it turned out, he was right. The abuse went on for eight harrowing months before the predator’s evil was discovered. But that wasn’t the end of Lyndal’s suffering. Her attempts to get the help she desperately needed were ignored by the school and the church. Even approaches to the then Archbishop, Peter Hollingworth, led nowhere. He went on to become Australia’s Governor General, while Lyndal’s life spiralled out of control. After years of misery, one day she decided she’d had enough and what she did next saw the beginning of the end for the Governor-General. Lyndal’s inspirational battle has now been turned into a movie called Don’t Tell, but she’s never spoken publicly about her ordeal. Until now.
    • Videos
  13. Jacinda Ardern
    • Profile
      • Politicians in Australia need to take note. It is possible to be liked. For proof they only need to look at New Zealand’s new prime minister, 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern. Four months after taking the top job, her approval ratings are soaring, with 70 per cent of the country believing she’s doing well. And now she’s taking nation building to the next level by combining politics with pregnancy. When she gives birth in June, she’ll be the first elected female leader in the western world to have a child in office. But becoming a mum isn’t expected to slow Ms Ardern down – she says she’ll be back running the country within weeks. As Charles Wooley finds out, Prime Minister Adern’s no-fuss, can-do attitude is an enormous hit with Kiwi voters.
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
  14. Brett Archibald, Miracles At Sea
    • Profile
    •  Videos
    • Persons
      • Brett Archibald
      • Tony Eltherington
      • Simon Carlin
    • Quotes
      • Divine Intervention
      • Luckiest girl alive
      • “I remember saying, ‘God, Jamie needs a dad. You’ve got to help me through this. You have to keep me going. I have to fight for my family’,” he says.“Every morning I thank God that I’m here. I thank God that Doris found me and thanks to those Aussie guys for never giving up. And when you start every day like that, it’s an easier road.”
  15. Frank Wark, Face of Evil
    • Profile
      • For years Frank Wark was free to commit atrocious attacks on women, including rape and murder. As 60 Minutes reveals, this violent predator, now aged 61, was able to continue his nefarious ways due to some of the sloppiest police work you will ever see.
    •  Videos
    • Persons
      • Frank Wark
      • Andrea
      • Haley
      • Lisa Fredickson
    • Dates
      • July 1999
  16. 60 Minutes Australia: Right or wrong (2017)
    • Profile
      • Are we becoming too clever for our own good? Medical science has developed a simple blood test which can tell prospective mothers early in their pregnancies if their babies will have Down Syndrome. The test is 99 per cent accurate and doctors are lobbying to make it free for all Australian women who want to take it. However, nine out of ten mums who receive a positive result are already choosing to terminate their pregnancies. It’s a statistic that horrifies many because, if it continues, it may eliminate a beautiful and special part of our community.
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • 60 Minutes Australia: Right or wrong (2017)
          Link
  17. 60 Minutes Australia: Belinda Van Krevel
    • Profile
      • Belinda van Krevil’s life reads like a rap sheet of horror. She’s been dubbed “Belinda Van Evil”, and for good reason. She ordered the execution of her father, and nearly stabbed to death the man she loved. She did it all in the name of her brother, Mark van Krevil – a serial killer who’s locked up for life. Just a few weeks ago Belinda was released from prison for the second time, surely her last chance at freedom. On 60 Minutes she tells Allison Langdon that the community shouldn’t feel scared that she is back walking amongst us. But what happens when Belinda realises the ultimate betrayal? Will she be able to keep it together?
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • 60 Minutes Australia: Belinda Van Krevel (Part one)
          Link
        • Part Two
          Link
  18. 60 Minutes Australia | Gable Tostee
    • Profile
      • They both wanted uncomplicated, fast sex, and hooking up on the dating app Tinder was the perfect way to do it. But when Gable Tostee met Warriena Wright two years ago their night of passion ended in death. Neighbours heard a drunken argument, physical fighting and then a sickening scream as Warriena fell 14 floors from Tostee’s Gold Coast apartment balcony. That was horrific enough, but Tostee’s unusual behaviour, and his apparent disregard for Warriena in the seconds and minutes after she fell, has led to public condemnation of the then 28-year-old playboy. Instead of calling 000 he tried to call his lawyer. Then he left his apartment and wandered around Surfers Paradise before buying and eating a slice of pizza. For two years Tostee has maintained his silence. He refused to be interviewed by police or take the stand during his sensational trial. Last month a Queensland jury acquitted him of Warriena Wright’s murder after they heard an extraordinary piece of evidence: his own smartphone recording of what happened. Now Gable Tostee wants to speak publicly, and in an extraordinary interview with Liam Bartlett, tries to explain his version of events on that terrible night.
    • Videos
      •  YouTube
        • 60 Minutes Australia | Gable Tostee: The Interview – Part One (2016)
          Link
        • Part Two
          Link
  19. 60 Minutes Australia | Anxiety
    • Profile
      • It’s perfectly normal to have occasional moments where we feel nervous or worried, even a little fearful sometimes. But what about when those anxious feelings completely overwhelm and consume a person? It can be debilitating and in some cases life-threatening. In Australia today there is an epidemic of anxiety. It’s not understood and it’s not talked about, but this year a staggering two million people will suffer from this crippling condition. However, as Peter Overton discovers in this 60 MINUTES special report, there is hope: ground-breaking new research in Western Australia may hold the key to future treatments, while in Victoria one of man’s best friends is proving a real life-saver.
    • Videos
      •  YouTube
        • 60 Minutes Australia | Age of Anxiety – Part One (2016)
          Link
        • Part Two
          Link
    • Participants
      • Dr. Patrick Clark
        • School of Physiology
        • Studies the Anxious Brain
      • Rob Atkins
        • Soldier in the Army
        • Police Officer for 22 years
        • Anxiety does not come out in fear, but in Rage
      • Sarah Wilson
        • Profession :- Magazine Editor, Television Presenter, Author
  20. 60 Minutes Australia | Shania Twain, Still the One
    • Profile
      • Whatever happened to Shania Twain? Back in the nineties she was everywhere and her catchy country-pop music seemed to be playing every time we switched on the radio. In fact she was so popular that one of her albums still ranks as the highest seller by any female artist. But after a decade at the top, Twain abruptly and rather mysteriously left the stage. She gave up adulation for isolation and became a recluse. It possibly had something to do with her love life, which was so confused and complicated that it deserved its own country song. But now Shania Twain has returned to the spotlight, and it’s as if she’s never been away.
    • Videos
      • YouTube
    • Dates
      • Date Published :- 2017-Sept-26th
    • Family
      • Sharon & Jerry Twain
      • Robert Lange ( Ex Husband )
      • Frederic Thiebaud ( Husband )
  21. Seeing red (2013) | 60 Minutes Australia [ Sarah Ferguson ]
    • Profile
      • In her first interview in eight years, Sarah Ferguson – the Duchess of York sat down with 60 Minutes and revealed two very different sides to her personality – ‘Sarah’ and ‘Bad Fergie’ (her description, not ours!)
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
    • Books
      • Finding Sarah
    • People
      • Beatrice ( Daughter )
  22. 60 Minutes: Harvey Weinstein – The Inside Story
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Video #1
          Published :- 2018-March-18th
          Link
  23. 60 Minutes :- Roger Rogerson
    • Episode
      • 60 Minutes Australia: Bad Cop, Good Cop
    • Profile
      • In a special edition of 60 MINUTES, Channel Nine, reveals the sordid truth about former NSW Detective Roger Rogerson. A jury found 75-year-old Rogerson guilty of murdering 20-year-old university student Jamie Gao. The murder conviction is proof of what many people have long suspected about Roger Rogerson – that he is evil beyond belief. It’s an enormous fall from grace for the highly decorated one-time star of the New South Wales police force. In the 1980s Rogerson was viewed as a potential future police commissioner. But it was all a lie. In reality he was a bad cop, as crooked as they come. For the first time, retired good cop, Mick Drury, reveals all to 60 MINUTES about Rogerson’s involvement in the assassination attempt on him in front of his young family. And Drury’s account of his battle to expose Rogerson’s corrupt ways is just the beginning of the real history of the most notorious rat in police ranks. 60 MINUTES also speaks exclusively to Sascha Huckstepp, the daughter of whistleblower Sallie-Anne Huckstepp who was brutally murdered in 1986. Just years before her death, Sallie-Anne famously claimed to 60 MINUTES that Rogerson had murdered her boyfriend, Warren Lanfranchi. For the first time, Sascha talks about her belief about Rogerson’s role in her mother’s killing.
    •  Videos
      • YouTube
    • Persons
      • Mick Drury
      • Warren Lanfranchi
      • Sallie-Anne Huckstepp
      • Sacha Huckstepp

Real Live Stories through YouTube

Videos

  1. Mandy Bass
    • NBC News
      • Today
        • Mandy Bass: The Woman Who Forgave The Intruder Who Brutally Beat Her | Megyn Kelly TODAY
          Two years ago, Mandy Bass was home alone in Florida when an intruder on LSD broke in and beat her, injuring her severely. Now she joins Megyn Kelly TODAY along with the man who attacked her, who shares his own story. “All the divides between us just disappeared” when they met after his trial, Mandy tells Megyn.
          Channel :- Today
          Date Published :- 2018-Jan-11th
          Link
    • Stories
      • People
        • Woman Attacked by Man on LSD Forgives Him and Helps Him Avoid Prison: ‘Forgiveness Heals’
          Link
    •  Participants
      • Mandy Bass
      • Kevin Jackman
  2. Ginger Hubbard & Victor Hubbard
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Texas woman and homeless man now have lifelong bond
          A Texas chef changed the life of a homeless man with a little help from Facebook. Victor Hubbard and Ginger Sprouse join CBSN with more on their new friendship.
          Channel :- CBS News
          Published On:- 2017-March-14th
          Link
  3. Stephanie Arnold
    • NBC News
      • Today
        • Meet The Mom Who Predicted Her Own Death (And Lived To Tell About It) | Megyn Kelly TODAY
          When Stephanie Arnold went to the hospital for an emergency C-section, she predicted she would die. And she was right: she flatlined for 37 seconds. She tells Megyn Kelly that should could see what was happening in the OR and elsewhere during her near-death experience, and says she continues to have premonitions today. “I fought; It was not comfortable.”
          Channel :- TODAY
          Published On :- 2017-Dec-22nd
          Series :- She Got Faith
          Link
  4. Eugene Yoon
    • Two years after huge act of kindness, man shows it can be a calling
      Two years ago, Eugene Yoon made the craziest decision of his life. With no degree or plan, he decided he wanted to help a paralyzed man walk again. As Steve Hartman reports, after reaching that goal, he set his sights on a repeat performance.
      Channel :- CBS Evening News
      Published On :- 2017-April-7th
      Link
  5. In 2005, Jameel McGee was falsely arrested for drug dealing by narcotics cop Andrew Collins
    • NBC
      • TODAY
        • Innocent Man And Cop Who Unjustly Jailed Him Are Now Friends | Megyn Kelly TODAY
          In 2005, Jameel McGee was falsely arrested for drug dealing by narcotics cop Andrew Collins, who later wound up in jail himself. When their paths later crossed, Collins apologized for framing McGee, and they became friends and wrote a book together. The two men join Megyn Kelly TODAY to tell their unlikely story of forgiveness.
          Channel :- TODAY
          Date Published :- 2017-Dec-26th
          Link
  6. Julia Gladden
    • NBC
      • TODAY
        • Jaila Gladden was on a late-night trip to the supermarket when a man with a knife forced her into a car. On Megyn Kelly TODAY, she is joined by her boyfriend, Tamir Bryant, as she recounts her terrifying ordeal and explains how she escaped with the help of her smartphone and some quick thinking.
          Channel :- TODAY
          Date Published :- 2018-Jan-19th
          Link
  7. Brittany Diggs
    • ESPN
      • Outside Lines
        • Runner Brittany Diggs’ Harrowing Trunk Escape | Outside The Lines | ESPN
          Channel :- ESPN
          Date Published :- 2017-May-3rd
          Brittany Diggs tells Outside the Lines how her collegiate track career and insulin pump aided her in escaping a kidnapper who had locked her in the trunk of her car.
          Link
    • NBC News
      • Today
        • Trunk Kidnap Victim Brittany Diggs Recounts Her Daring Escape (Exclusive) | TODAY
          Channel :- Today
          Date Published :- 2017-March-20th
          Brittany Diggs, the 25-year-old nursing student who was forced into the trunk of her own car at gunpoint, speaks out about her terrifying ordeal. She hopes that her story leads to the capture of the suspect. NBC’s Kerry Sanders reports for TODAY.
          Link
  8. Joyce & John Smith.  And, Pastor Noble
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Meet The Mom Whose Son Survived After Being Clinically Dead For An Hour | Megyn Kelly TODAY
          After Joyce Smith’s 14-year-old son John fell through an icy Missouri lake, he was clinically dead for more than an hour. She and John are joined on Megyn Kelly TODAY live by their pastor, John Noble, as they describe John’s seemingly miraculous return from the dead.
          Channel :- TODAY
          Published On :- 2017-Nov-6th
          Link
  9. Gail Lukasik
    • Videos
      • Youtube
        • Meet The Woman Who Learned That Her Mother Passed As White | Megyn Kelly TODAY
          Megyn Kelly TODAY welcomes Gail Lukasik, whose book, “White Like Her,” recounts how she uncovered her mother’s secret: that she was keeping her mixed-race heritage hidden even from her own husband. She recounts her mother’s reaction: “Promise me you will never tell anyone until after I die.”
          Channel :- TODAY
          Published On :- 2018-Feb-5th
          Link

 

In depth

Stephanie Arnold

  1. The Spirit
    • When you die the Spirit seperates
    • The Spirit was there before your body and it is there when it leaves
    • The Spirit is there everytime

 

Joyce & John Smith.  And, Pastor Noble

  1. Quotes
    • Mother
      • Come Holy Spirit!
      • When Doctor said John was not going to live through the night…
        • I refused to believe that
        • There will be no negative talk
        • And, we guarded that
    • Son
      • I needed God and it was a desperate time
      • Our lives were on the line and we knew that
      • Cherish every moment
        • We are not promised
        • I love you son, I love you Dad
        • Do your best in every opportunity
        • Give a hundred to God
  2. Book :- The Impossible, Joyce Smith

 

American Justice

 

Videos

  1. American Justice A Soldier’s Secret
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • A gay private in the US army is bludgeoned to death by fellow soldiers
          Channel :- Anthony Dukes
          Published On :- 2017-Oct-30th
          Link
    • Participants
      • Barry Winchell
      • Calvin Glover
      • Justin Fisher
    • Story
      • Wikipedia
        • Murder of Barry Winchell – Wikipedia
          Link
      • Vanity Fair
        • Don’t Ask, Don’t Kill: Inside the Murder of Solider Barry Winchell ..
          Link
      • Time
        • “Why Do People Have To Push Me Like That?” – TIME
          Link
  2. Death of a Bride
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Channel :- Anthony Dukes
          Published On :- 2017-Oct-23rd
          Link
    • Participants
      • Gladys Ricart
      • Davis
      • Juan Ricart ( Brother )
      • James Preston ( Fiance )
      • Marie-Ann Liriano
      • Norma Rosario
      • Augustine Garcia
        • Augustine Garcia ( Ex Boyfriend )
        • Natisa Garcia ( Daughter )
  3. Laci & Scott Peterson
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Channel :- Uncle Abner
          Published On :- 2017-July-24th
          Link
    • Show Listing
      • IMDB
        Season 14, Episode 1
        Link
    • Participants
      • Laci Peterson
      • Scott Peterson
  4. Sara & Fred Tokas
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • The Wife Who Knew Too Much
          Channel :- Ultimate Media TV
          Published On :- 2017-July-24th
          Link
    • Participants
      • Tokas
        • Sara Tokas
        • Fred Toksa
    • Stories
      • AJC
        • We survived, thanks to six amazing aunts and one strong grandfather
          Link
    •  Date:
      • Untimely :- Nov 29th, 1992
  5. George Lewis
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Video #1
          Channel :- Popular Videos American Justice
          Published On :- 2017-July-24th
          Link
    • Participants
      • George Lewis
      • Larry
  6. Marion “Mad Dog” Pruett
    • Profile
      • While in the government witness protection program in 1981, Marion “Mad Dog” Pruett goes on a crime spree across several states. AKA Sonny Pearson while in the witness protection program he committed a series of robberies and at least five murders that included his wife Pamela Sue Barker. American Justice looks this case and examines how many blamed the government for allowing this to happen while on their watch.
    • Listing
      • IMDB
        • Dealing with the Devil ( 2011 )
          Link
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Dealing with the Devil
          Channel :- Popular Videos American Justice
          Published On :- 2017-July-24th
          Link
    • Persons
      • Marion “Mad Dog” Pruett
      • Peggy Lo
  7. Bobby Kent
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Payback for a Bully – Video #1
          Published On :- 2015-Feb-22nd
          Link
  8. Doctor who killed wife
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Doctor who killed wife – Video #1
          Published On :- 2018-March-7th
          Link

 

In-depth

Death of a Bride

  1. In Dominican Republic
    • 1979
  2. Augustine Garcia
    • Met 1992
  3. James Preston
    • Fiancee

 

Stories

Sara & Fred Tokas

We survived, thanks to six amazing aunts and one strong grandfather

We survived, thanks to six amazing aunts and one strong grandfather
Link

Mike Tokars was 4-years-old when his mother, Sara, was shot by a hit man in a 1992 murder case that ultimately led to his father, Fred Tokars. Mike Tokars and his brother, Rick, were raised in Bradenton, Fla. An aspiring journalist, Tokars is an intern for a magazine in New York. This is the first time he has spoken publicly about his mother’s murder.

It wasn’t the heavy and personal nature of this assignment that had me pacing and chain-smoking last Sunday; it was an unavoidable conversation with my brother. Rick and I had not spoken about her — to one another, alone — in 10 years.

I remember it went something like this:

Me: “Hey, it’s the 10th anniversary of Mom …”

Rick: “I know … Wanna go surf? Cold front brought a swell.”

Me: “Yeah.”

And we went surfing.

A decade earlier we were saying, “If Dad had been there [last night], he would’ve shot him.”

And talking about mom ended there.

I realize that this looks sad on paper, but the fact of the matter is, Rick and I don’t need to discuss our lives before Nov. 29, 1992. I know how Rick feels about it. And Rick knows how I feel about it. We remember. We were there. We’ve been thinking about it every day for 20 years, so there is no need to say it out loud.

But this is not to say that Sara Tokars has been absent from our lives during the last two decades; not at all, actually. I speak about my Mother frequently — to close friends who know what happened, and also to acquaintances who don’t.

I never get heavy on it outside of familial zones, and have grown into a habit of talking about her the way other people talk about their mothers who are alive; because it is not necessary to include the horrible detail. Once, I bragged to a cute hipster chick from Colorado that “my Mom went to college in Boulder, in the 70s.” I suppose I do this because — well, I suppose I do this because I wish I was someone with the option of talking about my Mom, as if she were alive.

I do, however, bring up the murder when talking with my aunts — the Ambrusko sisters — who, despite the immeasurable and ongoing sadness they’ve been forced to cope with, continue making extraordinary efforts to keep Sara alive for Rick and me. And I do feel her in all of them — in six separate ways that come from each sister’s similar but unique relationship with my Mom; but there is also an all-encompassing force which they share as a whole. Attempting to describe this internal reaction would be useless; but I have observed the spirit does not come from an individual source, but from all of their efforts combined.

It feels safe, and warm — like Mass on Christmas morning.

When I graduated from University of South Florida last year, not a single aunt missed the commencement. They brought all of the available uncles and cousins, from each corner of America, down to swampy Florida — the land of runaways and fresh-starts, where Rick and I grew up.

All six of the Ambrusko girls sat together, in place of their middle sister, Sara — who I’m told once made a heck of a cheerleader — and cheered for me, the fortunate orphan.

Later that night, at a beach bar near our home in Bradenton, the entire family gathered around a table, drinking and laughing and smiling together, watching me on stage, where I was playing guitar and singing with my band. At one point during our second set, while we were riffing on some instrumental number, I took the opportunity away from the microphone to get a good look at my family.

I lit a cigarette and let the rhythm section carry on for a bit; smiled back, and tipped my bottled-water their way for a subtle “cheers” to all of them, but especially to my aunts.

You might remember them from the extensive media coverage of the murder of Sara Tokars; but for the sake of clarity, and to give credit where it is due, I’m going to list them here:

The Ambrusko girls are: Theresie, Gretchen, Mary, Sara, Joni, Karen, and Krissy.

They are all wonderful and have gone above and beyond for Rick and me. In the wake of such a deranged adversity, we were — and are — very lucky to have them.

And in regard to my father: His name is Dr. John Ambrusko.

My grandfather always wanted boys, and ended up with two as an old man. He is the reason that Rick and I survived. It was through his example that we learned to be strong and composed, to work hard and to pray.

Summary

To work hard to pray…

 

 

Life & Rap

Background

Craig Mack passing takes one back at rise and rising.

And, how it will play out for each of us.

Videos

  1. Craig Mack
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Craig Mack and His NEW RAP – The Video – See it LIVE!
          Link
  2. Trevell Coleman
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • ABC News – Nightline
          • Former Bad Boy Artist G-Dep gives Interview from Prison
        • Steph Lova
          • Black Rob Discusses G-Dep Murder Confession
          • Profile
            • In this exclusive clip, Steph Lova asks Black Rob about G-Dep’s infamous murder confession. Black Rob breaks down how G-Dep felt and why he did what he did
          • Link
            Link
        •  djvlad
          • G-Dep Explains Confessing to Murder: “I Didn’t Feel Free and Clear”
            • Profile
              Former Bad Boy artist, “G-Dep,” also known by his real name, Trevell Coleman, spoke to DJ Vlad about why he decided in 2011 to confess to a murder he committed during a robbery attempt in 1993. Although, the rapper had gotten away with the crime for almost 18 years, he says it didn’t feel that way to him, “I didn’t feel free and clear.” He explained, “Every day, I was faced with this memory and this heinous act, that really didn’t have to happen.”Listen to the full interview above to hear about his time in prison and what he has planned for the future.
            • Link
              Link
  3. Loon
    • Videos
      • YouTube
        • Why Loon Left Bad Boy
          Loon 2 Amir is a Documentary Short about the transformation of Chauncey Hawkins, better known as Bad Boy Rapper extraordinaire Loon, from a life of discontentment as a Hip Hop star to a life of peace in faith as Amir Muhadith.
          Channel :- West Dawn Media
          Published On :- 2010-Jan-17th
          Link
        • Loon talks about Islam and the music industry right before going to prison
          Former Badboy artist Loon speaks about his experience converting to Islam, and why he’s not making music any more right before going to jail
          Channel :- R Lyfe Visuals
          Published On :- 2009-Dec-12th
          Link
        • Rapper Loon – When people ask me about Jay Z
          I Don’t play “ask me about Jay-Z”. I play my Sahabaa Rookie Card.
          Channel :- Ibaadur Rahmaan
          Published On :- 2012-May-14th
          Link

 

In depth

G. Dep

Night-line

Former Bad Boy Artist G-Dep gives Interview from Prison

  1. I don’t see any other way out except me dying

 

G. Dep Says ‘Burden Is Lifted’ After Confessing To Murder!

  1. Betrayed by the last person anyone will ever suspect himself

Reference Work

  1. Loon
    Link