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South African Cops Out Brutalize US Counterparts

The US media has been abuzz lately over the almost weekly incidents of police brutality caught on video by the general public. In New York City, on July 17, 2014, Eric Garner was killed by New York police, including officer Daniel Pantaleo who appeared in a video to be holding Garner in a choke hold.

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Although the medical examiner ruled Garner’s death a homicide, a grand jury declined an indictment. Pantaleo was not charged.

And what terrible crime did Garner commit? He was charged with selling “loosies,” which are single cigarettes sold without the proper tax. (1) What does a single cigarette sans tax sell for? 20-25 cents?

For want of tax on a two-bit cigarette, Eric Garner, father of six, gave his life. Naahh! That doesn’t sound like police overkill to me. Clearly, it was justifiable homicide. We cannot have common criminals cheating the government out of 5 cents tax, now can we?

In South Carolina cops dispense with the choke holds and shoot unarmed motorists in the back, or at least that is what patrolman Michael Slager allegedly did last April 4, 2015.

Slager, who is white, pulled over African American motorist Walter Scott for a broken tail light, a capital crime if ever there was one. For some reason the confrontation escalated, Scott tried to flee, and Slager emptied eight rounds into Scott’s back.

It’s a good thing that Slager loaded up on hollow points the previous week. An officer needs all the fire power he can muster in these troubled times.

Here’s a pictorial showing the course of events:

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The big question here is why did a simple traffic stop escalate into the death of a motorist? Slager said that Scott grabbed Slager’s taser at which point Slager “felt threatened.” Other pundits speculate that Scott was afraid of being arrested for an outstanding warrant for unpaid child support, making him behave in a threatening manner.

Perhaps Officer Slager simply woke up that day and decided to end someone. Slager appeared calm, cool and collected throughout the video, even nonchalant. Maybe he calmly looked Scott in the eye and said something like, “Run, (N-word) cuz I’m gonna kill ya.”

That would make me run. I’m handicapped and cannot run, but hearing those words from a crazed looking cop would make me run anyway.

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In 1985 in Tennessee v. Garner, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the Fourth Amendment permits police to shoot at a fleeing suspect only when he “poses a threat of serious physical harm, either to the officer or to others.” (2) That, of course, or a broken brakelight. It’s a little known codicil to the Court’s decision that Police can shoot you if you have a broken brakelight.

Despite all of the hullabaloo about the violent behavior of U.S. police officers, the USA is no where near the worst in the world when you compare police violence.

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Compare U.S. police escapades to that of their South African counterparts and the U.S. cops simply pale by comparison. Mido Macia would undoubtedly confirm that statement, if he were still alive that is.

Emidio Josias Macia, known as Mido, was a Mozambican immigrant to South Africa and a taxi driver who was killed near Johannesburg while in the custody of the South African Police Service (SAPS) on February 26, 2013. (3) The manner in which Mido came to be in police custody and part of the cause of his death were captured on video.

Watch the following video only if you have a strong stomach, cuz it ain’t pretty. NSFW:

The brazenness of the SAPS in this video is remarkable. They had to know that at least one person in the large crowd of onlookers would be filming their brutality, yet they deliberately tortured the man to death anyway.

Just how did the Police justify their behavior? They claimed that Macia had caused a traffic jam and then resisted arrest. (4) Well, that explains it then. Case closed.

Macia was found dead hours after his dragging in a police holding cell, lying half dressed in a pool of blood. (5) Half dressed means he was discovered sans trousers even though the video shows him wearing what appeared to be blue jeans at the time of his “arrest.”

A second autopsy that was ordered after the first autopsy, which was a typical whitewash, blamed Mido’s death on a jailhouse fight. The second autopsy stated that Macia died of hypoxia, which is a lack of oxygen, “but he also sustained deep cuts to his arms, possibly in an attempt to defend himself, and there were bruises over his body, his face and his genitals. Almost all of his internal organs were damaged, and he had suffered bleeding around his brain.” (6)

See how creative the SAPS are? They don’t rely on the old tried and true to eliminate their victims. Any number of Macia’s injuries might have eventually killed him, so the SAPS left nothing to chance. Very thorough, those SAPS lads.

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Compare that to South Carolina’s Officer Slager, who dispatched Walter Scott with eight rounds to the back. No creativity there.

A British newspaper, The Guardian, reported that during a recent five year period a total of 11,880 criminal cases were opened with the South African Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID). This resulted in just 2,576 prosecutions and 129 convictions‚ meaning that only 1% of criminal cases opened against police officials ended in a conviction. (7)

That 1% probability of any penalty would explain the SAPS’ brazenness in the Macia case. Why not do the crime if you know you won’t do the time?

And what has happened in the two + years since Macia’s death? Nine SAPS have been charged, and the trial has been postponed and postponed again. The latest trial date is set for July 2015. What do you want to bet it will be delayed again?

U.S. cops have a long way to go to catch up with the vile violence of their South African counterparts, but don’t sell our boys and girls in blue short. Yankee ingenuity has won out in the past.

Now all of you American cops get busy and start offing the public.

Citations:

(1) Death of Eric Garner, Wikipedia. Retrieved 6/14/2015.
(2) South Carolina Cop Charged With Murder After Video Shows Him Shooting Motorist in the Back, reason.com. Retrieved 6/14/2015.
(3, 4) Death of Mido Macia, Wikipedia, Retrieved 6/14/2015.
(5, 6) Dead taxi driver who was dragged behind South African police van ‘was facing homicide charge’, The Independent. Retrieved 6/14/2015.
(7) South Africa reports of police brutality more than tripled in the last decade, The Guardian. Retrieved 6/14/2015.

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Body in Suitcase Dumped on NY Street – Caught on Video

In East Harlem New York at around 11pm Tuesday night a man is caught on video on a dimly lit street wheeling a suitcase behind him. Unknown to other people on the street the strangled, limp body of 28-year-old Betty Williams of the Bronx is crammed inside the suitcase.

The man apparently waits on the sidewalk until people who had gathered near Rao’s clear the area. Once he seems to believe no one is looking, the suspect casually drops the suitcase off near the trash waiting for collection at 435 East 114th Street, which is about four doors down from the well-known Rao’s restaurant. He then makes his escape by simply walking away.

The above photo shows the man who dumped the suitcase. The police are certain that the man in this photo and in the video is also the murderer. They are asking the public to keep an eye out for this man and call 911 if they see or know him.

The first video is short and to the point–just the vid itself:

The second video is a more in depth report by the Associated Press:

The suitcase was found by someone rummaging through the trash early the next morning. It is difficult to imagine one’s surprise upon discovering the body inside.

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly told CBS 2′s reporter, Pablo Guzman, “Our investigative premise [is] that the body was brought there and left at that location, rather than the murder happening in the immediate vicinity.”

Residents also believe that the suspect is not be from around the neighborhood.

“My husband works at the restaurant. You have this, you know, very busy restaurant. No way that he was walking up here; I think he just got scared and dropped it,”said Shelby Kimber, a longtime resident of East Harlem.

Upon hearing about the murder, Frederic Larrieu, who had recently relocated to the neighborhood, said it was a complete shock to him.

“Yeah, you see it in the movies. A lady in a suitcase? You kidding me? What kind of guy can do that,” said Larrieu.

What kind indeed?

Video of Lars Vilks Assault by Radical Muslim Jihadists

Lars Vilks, the Swedish artist-cartoonist who depicted Islam’s Prophet Mohammad as a dog in a caricature in 2007, was attacked in a classroom in Uppsala, Sweden, Tuesday, while giving a lecture regarding his experiences with censorship.

Vilks has been under a fatwa issued by Al Qaeda Muslim extremists offering a $100,000 reward to anyone who murders him. It appears that yesterday’s assailant initially head butted Vilks, but was then quickly subdued by Swedish policemen before he could inflict more damage.

The lecture was being filmed by a Swedish TV station, but the cameraman missed filming the actual assault because he had directed his camera toward a screening of a film that Vilks was discussing. Once the assault had begun and by the time the camera was again pointed in Vilks’ direction, he was already on the floor.

Toward the end of the video, a second assailant moving into camera range from the left is seen taking a swing apparently at a policeman. That man is immediately tackled by three policemen and arrested. The second assailant’s efforts at assault were utterly anemic as his listless attempt to strike the cop looked as if he had flunked fighting on the school playground when he was a lad.

The lecture hall was filled with shouts of “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great), and many of them came from apparently Muslim women in the back of the hall. It was also the cry of the first assailant as he attacked Vilks.

Vilks’ glasses were broken in the altercation, but it has been reported he was not seriously injured. “This was the first time I’ve experienced a physical assault,” Vilks said. “It was a bit of a shock.”

Vilks has taken the fatwa on his life seriously, having installed a panic room and booby traps in his home, along with acquiring a specially trained guard dog he has named “Mohammed.”

After Tuesday’s assault Vilks remains adamant that he will not give in to the threats from the Muslim extremists. “What you get is a mob deciding what can be discussed at the university. I’m ready to go up again,” he said, meaning he would be agreeable to rescheduling the speech. “This must be carried through. You cannot allow it to be stopped.”

Vilks notorious cartoon of Mohammad was dubbed “Modoggie,” and numerous variations of it can be viewed at The Christian News Wire. The cartoon would be considered insulting by nearly any religion, so you cannot blame Muslims for their anger. However, most of us limit our rage and do not push it to the point of issuing a fatwa.

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Citations

1) “Fatwa Headbutt: Swedish “Roundabout Dog” Mohammed cartoonist Lars Vilks attacked.” http://pajamasmedia.com/zombie/2010/05/11/fatwa-headbutt-swedish-roundabout-dog-mohammed-cartoonist-lars-vilks-attacked/. Zombie. Retrieved 5/12/2010.

2) “Lars Vilks attacked at Swedish University May 11 2010.” Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fg8KRTXDRU&feature=player_embedded. YouTube. Retrieved 5/12/2010.

3) “Lars Vilks attack Aftonbladet with English titles.” Video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfW95sSaVVo&feature=related. YouTube. Retrieved 5/12/2010.

4) “‘Muhammad cartoonist’ Lars Vilks undaunted after new attack [UPDATED].” http://voices.washingtonpost.com/comic-riffs/2010/05/muhammad_cartoonist_lars_vilks.html.The Washington Post. Retrieved 5/12/2010.

5) “Lars Vilks: Swedish Cartoonist Attacked by Muslims Won’t Back Down.” http://www.rightpundits.com/?p=6222.RightPundits.com. Retrieved 5/12/2010

6) “‘Modoggie’ Cartoon Published by Swedish Artist Lars Vilks.” http://www.christiannewswire.com/news/912904201.html. Christian News Wire. Retrieved 5/12/2010

Dad Executes Own Son for Molesting 3-year-old Sister

A Michigan 37-year-old father has been arrested for executing his own 15-year-old son for molesting his three-year-old half sister. Jamar Pinkney, Sr., was arraigned today for first degree murder for allegedly shooting his own son, Jamar Pinkney, Jr., in the head after the son confessed to improper sexual contact with his sister.

Jamar, Sr., allegedly first pistol whipped his son in the living room of the home where Jamar, Jr., lived with his mother, Lazette Cherry, in Highland Park, Michigan. Then Jamar, Sr., forced his son to strip naked, after which Sr. marched his son outside forcing him to a nearby vacant lot over the protests of Cherry.

Jamar, Jr., apparently painfully aware of what his father was about to do, fell to his knees and cried out, begging for his life, “No, daddy, no!” At that point Jamar, Sr., pulled the trigger on his pistol, placing a bullet, execution style, into the head of his own son.

Lazette Cherry, the boy’s mother, told the Detroit Free Press that her son confessed he had improper sexual contact with the three-year-old girl. “I called and told his father. This isn’t something you sweep under the rug,” she said.

“I hope he rots in jail,” Cherry said of her ex. “He did not deserve that,” she said speaking of her son. “There wasn’t nothing that my son wouldn’t do for his father. He loved his father so much.”

“There’s no justification for what he did, you know, downright shoot your child,” she said. “He didn’t rape her or anything. So why did you have to come and take matters into your hands? We said we were going to get him help.”

Corbett O’Meara, Pinkney, Sr.’s, lawyer, called the event a “devastating tragedy.”

“My client is in shock and in mourning, but is hopeful that his family will be able to come out of this in as whole a state as possible,” O’Meara said.

O’Meara said Pinkney Sr. turned himself into authorities and had no previous criminal history. He also said Pinkney had worked “for years” as a letter carrier for the United States Post Office.

Authorities filed a first-degree murder charge Wednesday against Pinkney, Sr., in the Monday shooting death of Jamar Pinkney Jr.

O’Meara said prosecutors should consider evidence of the father’s state of mind because of the sex abuse report.

“If something were to happen that would cause a reasonable person to lose control of himself, that is something the prosecution would have to take into account,” O’Meara told reporters outside Highland Park District Court.

Judge Brigette Officer entered a not guilty plea for Pinkney, who is also charged with assault. The judge ordered Pinkney jailed without bond until a preliminary examination on December 1st.

After the arraignment, Police Chief Ted Caldwell said, “This is something that’s hard to deal with for all the parties concerned, including the police. Highland Park is a small city. These are people who have been members of the community for years.”

Derrion Albert Uncut Video – Chicago Teen Beaten to Death

16-year-old Derrion Albert was a Chicago honors student at Christian Fenger Academy High School on Chicago’s notorious South Side who was beaten to death Thursday, September 24th, during a gang fight only three blocks from school.

Derrion was not a gang banger, but it is understandable why he was mistaken for one because he was wearing clothes similar to many of the gang members. Although none of the gang members were armed with guns or knives, some were fighting with long boards, which appears to be the weapon that took young Derrion’s life that fateful Thursday afternoon.

In the following raw uncut video of the fight one young teen in a red jacket can be seen swinging an especially long 2×4 piece of lumber hitting Darrion square in the head. A loud crack can be heard as the plank strikes Derrion’s skull, and he then falls to the ground immediately.

Once he is on the ground other teens begin punching and kicking Derrion, while another youth strikes him with another wooden post. Derrion’s mother is quoted by WFLD TV, the local FOX affiliate in Chicago, as saying he was “trying to help another student and kind of got mixed in with the crowd of the fight and he was hit.”

Other students and workers from nearby Agape Community Center intervene on Derrion’s behalf removing him from the scene of the fight, but he had already suffered sufficient blows to end his life.

The following video is raw uncut footage taken by a student’s cell phone and is embedded from WFLD TV. Be forewarned that the footage is violent and graphic:

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Police have arrested three young men and one juvenile thus far for Derrion’s murder. 18-year-old Eugene Bailey, allegedly the teen who delivered the knock-out blow to Derrion’s head with the long 2×4, has been denied bail and currently remains in jail.

In addition, three other teens, Silvonus Shannon, 19, Eugene Riley, 18, and Eric Carson, 16, are also being held without bail for their alleged roles in the fight. It is not clear at this time whether Carson will be tried as an adult or as a juvenile.

A spokesperson for the Cook County prosecutor’s office said that the melee stemmed from a shooting earlier in the day between two groups of students from different neighborhoods. The melee broke out after classes ended for the day.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning for Derrion at Greater Mount Hebron Church on Chicago’s South Side.

Grim Sleeper Serial Killer Still Baffles LA Police

The Grim Sleeper, as he is called, has taken 11 lives thus far over a period of more than two decades in the South Central area of Los Angeles. Yet this psychopath is a serial killer who has the LA homicide detectives baffled so far. They have been unable to stop him or discover his identity.

Plus he is also involved in one other case of attempted murder where he shot the victim at point blank range inside his car and then tossed her out of the car to die on the streets of South Central LA.

The victim of that attempted murder was Enietra Margette (not her real name), who did not die on that fateful day 21 years ago and who is the Sleeper’s sole surviving victim. Enietra describes the killer as an African American in his early 30’s (which would make him in his early 50’s now).

On the day she met him on Saturday, November 19, 1988, he looked neat, tidy and kind of geeky. He was a thin preppy type and wore a black polo shirt which was tucked into khaki trousers.

The killer offered her a ride multiple times, but she declined continuously until, finally, she relented.

His vehicle of choice that fateful day was an orange Ford Pinto with a white racing stripe on its hood. To Margette “it looked like a Hot Wheels car,” but the interior impressed her.

The car’s standard gear shift knob had been replaced with a marble ball the size of a ping-pong ball. The car’s interior was white with a white diamond-patterned upholstery.

Enietra and the killer exchanged banter for a while, then he suddenly pulled a pistol from a compartment in the Pinto and shot her in the chest while they were driving.

A surprised Margette remembers being totally baffled about what had just occurred. Why did he shoot her, she thought, and who would take care of her kids if she died?

The following podcast is a 911 call perhaps made by someone who witnessed the killer dump the body of the fourth victim:

Read the transcript of the 911 call.

Blood began trickling down her face onto her blouse, which quickly became soaked with blood. Enietra fell unconscious but was awakened by a flash bulb. The killer had taken her photo and had raped her.

She begged him to take her to a hospital, but he refused because he said he did not want to get caught. They sped through the night with her in the passenger seat beside him, bleeding.

Finally the killer pulled the car over to the side of the road, and there he beat her repeatedly over and over with his gun. After that he pushed her out of the car onto the street and into the darkness of the night to die.

But Enietra refused to die. Somehow she managed to walk several blocks to a friends house leaving a circuitous trail of blood in the street and on parked cars along the way.

When she finally arrived at her friend, Lynda Lewis’, house, Lynda wasn’t home. Instead Lynda and her husband had gone ahead to a party that Enietra had also planned to attend. Enietra collapsed on the front porch.

Lewis and her husband returned home about 1 AM, finding Enietra lying on their porch, nearly incoherent.

Once in the hospital, doctors were unsure if she would survive the night. Somehow she did survive, and Enietra began the long, hard journey back to a normal life fighting through physical therapy sessions and the like.

Enietra is the only known survivor of an attack by the Grim Sleeper. But at least 11 other victims were not as fortunate as she. The Sleeper’s tally of victims thus far is 11-1, or at least that is the running total of the victims that we know of.

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Phil Spector Mug Shot


Music producer Phil Spector was convicted of second degree murder on Monday, April 13th. Spector shot actress Lana Clarkson to death in his home in February, 2003.

The Los Angeles sheriff’s department provided the media with their mug shot of the 69-year-old Spector, and believe it or not the mug shot is pretty much just as scary as Spector himself.

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First Photo of Darcey Freeman – 4-year-old Tossed from Australia Bridge

This is the first photo released of Darcey Iris Freeman, the four-year-old girl that Arthur Freeman, her father, allegedly tossed from the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne, Australia last week.

The family stated that Darcey was a beautiful, carefree, spirited youngster who “loved to sing and dance.” Young Darcey was murdered on what was supposed to be her first day of school, and her father had promised her to get her there on time. For whatever reason, he did not keep his promise.

Tim Barnes, one of Darcey’s uncles, told of Darcey’s strong will and determination and spoke of the “extreme sense of loss and emptiness” which has gripped all who knew her, including family, friends and many well wishers around the world.

“She knew her own mind and was prepared to always stand up for what she believed in. One memory that stands out in my mind was her choice of clothes,” he reportedly told the Melbourne Herald Sun.

“She would wear what she wanted to wear, end of story – even if it meant wearing pink Wellington boots to tennis.”

Joe Barnes, another of Darcey’s uncles, said, “She’s given us a lot of fun. She was into everything. She will never be forgotten. She had an effect on everybody.”

Both uncles said that the emotional outpouring from people from around the world in the wake of the death has been overwhelming. Both of the Barnes uncles said they hoped the death of Darcy would remind all parents everywhere that their children are precious and irreplaceable.

Darcey’s maternal relatives have traveled from Western Australia to Victoria to be with Darcey’s mother and to help with funeral arrangements.

Arthur Freeman, the father, has not spoken to anyone. He is detained at the Melbourne Assessment Prison’s acute psychiatric ward, where doctors said he is suicidal and they are keeping a 24-hour watch on his prison cell.

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Australian Father Drops Daughter Off Bridge – Video

A Melbourne, Australia, father was arrested and charged with murder after allegedly dropping his four year old daughter off of Melbourne’s 190-foot high West Gate Bridge during the morning rush hour. 36-year-old Arthur Phillip Freeman allegedly threw his four-year-old daughter off the bridge in front of the girl’s two young brothers, ages 6 and 8, and dozens of motorists.

Witnesses said Freeman allegedly stopped his car suddenly just after 9 AM and, with his daughter Darcey Iris in his arms, walked to the side of the bridge. There he allegedly dropped his young daughter over the side of the bridge into the waters of the Yarra River, 190 feet below.

Freeman then reportedly got back into the large white family Land Cruiser, and simply drove away. Shocked drivers who witnessed the alleged murder immediately called emergency hotlines. Police stated the entire incident occurred in merely seconds.

Young Darcey initially survived her fall, and she was pulled from the water by police within 10 minutes. Paramedics spent the next 50 minutes resuscitating her on the banks of the Yarra River.

Then Darcey, in a critical condition, was lifted by helicopter to the nearby Royal Children’s Hospital where she was treated for four hours. However, a Royal Children’s Hospital spokeswoman said the young girl soon died at 1.35pm on Thursday, January 29th.

Regarding the bridge incident, Victoria homicide squad Detective Inspector Steve Clark said, “It all happened fairly quickly…no one had the opportunity to intervene”.

“He’s got straight out of the car and taken the young girl and walked to the edge of the bridge, so that would have happened in a matter of seconds.”

“Fortunately, the water police were here within 10 minutes so she was given medical attention fairly quickly.”

“It’s a dreadful set of circumstances and, often you think you’ve seen it all and you haven’t.”

Freeman and his wife had been in the middle of a custody battle. He was spotted, accompanied by his two sons, Benjamin, 7, and Jack, 23 months (ages of Freeman‘s children have varied in different reports), outside the Commonwealth Law Courts across town in central Melbourne only an hour after the bridge incident.

He was reportedly in a “visibly distressed” state and was then arrested by police. A member of the court’s staff said the man was crying and looked like “he’d had enough”.

The first video is a report of the incident by “The Australian” Newspaper:

Fox news reported that the security staff at the courts building said Freeman “was shaking like a leaf, and staring with wild eyes” when they initially spotted him and alerted police. Police took him into custody peacefully, but said they were initially unaware he was involved in the bridge incident.

One witness reported that Freeman approached court security guards and ask them “Can you take my kids for me?” while he was led away by police

The next video is an Associated Press report of the murder:

Another witness saw four police officers, two of them holding evidence bags, lead the handcuffed Freeman to a waiting Police van.

The man, whom she described as balding, was “shaking violently”.

“He was pretty down and he had the two other children with him and he tried to enter the court. He couldn’t talk to anyone, he wouldn’t talk to anyone, he was just a mess,” said another eye witness Vince Mascia.

One of the witnesses said the man was shaking uncontrollably and looked like he was “about to have a nervous breakdown”.

The third video is a report by the Telegraph in Great Britain:

About half-an-hour later, a couple at the courthouse saw the arrival of a woman they believed to be the mother of the two boys, who subsequently took them away.

Freeman was charged with murder and set to appear before a criminal court. He was deemed “suicidal” by court psychiatrists and the court remanded him into custody.

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Police Close Adam Walsh Case and Name Killer – Video

The Associated Press is reporting that the Hollywood, Florida, police department announced in a news conference that police have closed the case on Adam Walsh, the son of America’s Most Wanted TV show host John Walsh. On July 27, 1981, 6-year-old Adam went missing from a Hollywood mall which is directly across the street from Hollywood police headquarters. It was later determined that the boy had been kidnapped and murdered.

Two weeks later local fishermen came upon his severed head in a canal in Vero Beach, which is 120 miles north of the mall; however, the rest of Adam’s body never was found.

A clearly choked up John Walsh appeared with the police at the news conference, and he appeared to be holding back tears as he asked, “Who could take a 6 year old and murder and decapitate him? Who?”

At the news conference Hollywood police Chief Chadwick Wagner declared that young Walsh’s killer was Ottis Toole, a drifter and serial killer who died in prison on September 15, 1996, while serving five life sentences. Toole had twice confessed to killing young Walsh, but afterward he later recanted his confessions.

In October 1983, Toole claimed that he had abducted Adam from the mall and then drove for about an hour to an isolated dirt road. That is where Toole claimed he decapitated young Walsh.

But he had also claimed responsibility for hundreds of other murders, and the police eventually determined that most of his confessions were fabrications.

Toole’s niece told John Walsh that Toole admitted to Adam’s murder while on his prison deathbed, but even a deathbed confession was suspect because of Toole’s previous confessions.

Police investigators removed bloodstained carpet from Toole’s white Cadillac. But DNA testing in the early 1980’s could not determine if the blood belonged to Walsh.

Because of advancements in DNA testing, however, in 1994 a detective tried to order further DNA testing on the bloodstained carpeting, but both the carpeting and the car were then missing.

Police claimed that Toole was always their prime suspect in the Walsh case, and they had conclusively linked Toole to Adam‘s murder. However, the police refused to be more specific about their evidence.

The police stated they had no DNA evidence proving Toole was the killer, but they said that an extensive review of the Walsh case pointed only in the direction of Toole, who is the one that John Walsh, himself, has always suspected too.

“Our agency has devoted an inordinate amount of time seeking leads to other potential perpetrators rather than emphasizing Ottis Toole as our primary suspect,” Chief Wagner said. “Ottis Toole has continued to be our only real suspect.”

The New York Times reported that Chief Wagner stated that the police conclusion was not the result of any new evidence, but rather the result of an accumulation of circumstantial evidence over the years. “What was there was everything that was in front of our face for years,” said Wagner.

The Video is courtesy of CBS news:

The publicity surrounding the Walsh murder and John Walsh’s subsequent hosting of his TV show America’s Most Wanted changed the way America viewed strangers.

Mount Holyoke College sociologist and criminologist Richard Moran told the Associated Press that John Walsh “ended up really producing a generation of cautious and afraid kids who view all adults and strangers as a threat to them and it made parents extremely paranoid about the safety of their children.”

John Walsh said at the news conference that although he and his family would never fully get over young Adam’s death, they could finally move on.

But, Walsh added, “it’s not about closure; it’s about justice.”

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