History Detectives – Hamline Midway History http://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 18:36:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/hamline-midway-history-icon-150x150.jpg History Detectives – Hamline Midway History http://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/ 32 32 Oregon’s Christmas killer could be freed after just 14 years of 25 years in prison if Governor Brown grants clemency https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/oregons-christmas-killer-could-be-freed-after-just-14-years-of-25-years-in-prison-if-governor-brown-grants-clemency/ Sat, 22 Jan 2022 18:36:06 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/oregons-christmas-killer-could-be-freed-after-just-14-years-of-25-years-in-prison-if-governor-brown-grants-clemency/ Dale Rost III was a father of five from Oregon when he went out walking his dog just before Christmas in 2005 and encountered a few meth-fueled thugs who forced him to strip and tied him up. They ransacked his house, took his wallet and shot him in the eye at close range with a […]]]>

Dale Rost III was a father of five from Oregon when he went out walking his dog just before Christmas in 2005 and encountered a few meth-fueled thugs who forced him to strip and tied him up.

They ransacked his house, took his wallet and shot him in the eye at close range with a .22 rifle.

His now adult children say they are appalled that Democratic Governor Kate Brown is considering clemency for one of the suspects in the heartless murder of their father two days before Christmas 17 years ago.

Lynley Janet Rayburn and her then-boyfriend, Gerard “AJ” Smith, walked out in the early morning of December 23, 2005 – armed with the shotgun and on meth, according to court documents. Both were convicted of robbery and murder after killing Dale Rost III.
(Yamhill County Correctional Facility)

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Lynley Janet Rayburn, 26 at the time, and her then-boyfriend Gerard “AJ” Smith, then 20, went out early in the morning of December 23, 2005 – armed with the rifle and drunk on methamphetamine , according to court documents. Both are serving life sentences for robbery and murder in connection with what happened next.

They walked up a century-old rural lane and encountered Rost, 54, letting the dog out at around 1:30 a.m. He would be a grandfather many times over if he were still alive today, according to his children.

Smith and Rayburn tied him up and raided the house, which at the time was filled with Christmas presents. They took his debit and credit cards and asked him for the PIN numbers, which he provided hoping they would take his things and leave.

Dale Rost III and one of his daughters, Kendra Pettit, in an undated photo.

Dale Rost III and one of his daughters, Kendra Pettit, in an undated photo.
(Courtesy of the Rost family)

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But before he left, Smith put the gun in the tied up man’s eye and pulled the trigger, according to Rost’s daughter, Sarah Olson, who told Fox News Digital on Friday that she was the one who was fell on the scene of the crime a few hours later when her father had failed. showing up at a family holiday party.

“She brutally murdered someone,” Olson said of Rayburn. “The fact that Governor Brown is even considering this is absolutely absurd.”

Rayburn repeatedly admitted to participating in the crime and pleaded guilty in December 2006, according to court documents.

Lynley Janet Rayburn and her boyfriend Gerard "A J" Smith walked out in the early morning of December 23, 2005 – armed with the shotgun and high on methamphetamine, according to court documents.  Both were convicted of robbery and murder after killing Dale Rost III.

Lynley Janet Rayburn and her then-boyfriend, Gerard “AJ” Smith, walked out in the early morning of December 23, 2005 – armed with the shotgun and on meth, according to court documents. Both were convicted of robbery and murder after killing Dale Rost III.
(Yamhill County Correctional Facility)

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Police reports say she even told detectives on the day of the crime that “I fucking did it” and “I fucking kill[ed] him.”

After killing Rost, the couple used their debit and credit cards to buy hundreds of dollars worth of items around town and to withdraw cash from ATMs – using their stolen car to get around.

They met a friend that afternoon, who had just been released from county jail, and told him he was sitting in a dead man’s car, along with other details of the crime .

The friend, Nathan Napp, told detectives the murder was Rayburn’s idea, according to investigators.

She was afraid that Rost would identify her if they let him go because she “had children” and “if they left the victim alive, they would be arrested by the police”, according to prosecutors. So Smith “taped the guy” and shot him.

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Brown declined to be interviewed for this article. But through a spokesperson, she released a lengthy statement.

“To be clear, the governor has not yet made a decision on this matter,” spokesman Charles Boyle told Fox News Digital. “Anyone can submit a clemency petition to the governor, and our office has not initiated that process. We initiated communication with the district attorney’s office to seek their comments after we received the petition.”

The petition appears to have been the work of a group of students from the Criminal Justice Reform Clinic at Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland. They sent a 112-page letter to the governor outlining Rayburn’s troubled childhood and alleged attempts to improve her life behind bars and helped her file for executive clemency in April 2021.

Brown also attended Lewis and Clark Law.

READ THE PETITION FOR CLEMENCY:

“Lynley is a police officer and soft-spoken, likes to see the positive in situations and is grateful for the programs she participated in while incarcerated to work on herself and do good in Coffee Creek. [Correctional Facility] community,” the missive begins. “She accepts responsibility for her actions that led to her incarceration and wants a chance to live her life better outside of prison.

Olson said the Lewis and Clark report “is based entirely on opinion – no facts of the case”.

“It’s just amazing to me,” she said. “She’s not someone who just committed a minor crime – she murdered someone. She humiliated someone, made them strip naked, tied them up. It’s just amazing for me.”

Taking a plea deal that saved Rayburn the death penalty and years of appeals to Rost’s family in December 2006, she was sentenced to 25 years to life for felony murder – plus an additional 35 months for theft qualified. If she is granted clemency, she will be freed for 14 years before being eligible for parole – serving around half of her minimum sentence.

“They could have been given the death penalty,” said Justin Olson, Rost’s son-in-law. “The only reason they haven’t is that we haven’t had to spend 25 years doing exactly what we’re dealing with right now.”

The petition on Rayburn’s behalf also includes a handwritten letter she herself wrote to Governor Brown.

In it, she again admits that she agreed to participate in the crime, but claims that after tying up Rost, she got out and got into his car. She claims, in the letter, that Smith killed Rost alone and returned to her with the dead man’s car — a direct contradiction to the facts of the case, prosecutors argued.

Boyle said the governor is “making every effort” to get input from victims of crime before granting clemency, but Olson said neither she nor other members of her family have been contacted by the governor’s office before learning from prosecutors that Rayburn’s case was pending. review.

“Governor Brown believes that granting clemency is an extraordinary act that should be reserved for people who have made incredible changes and are dedicated to improving their communities,” Boyle said. “She assesses clemency applications on a case-by-case basis and considers various factors regarding the applicant’s history and case when making these decisions.”

Rost’s children started a petition urging Brown to refuse the clemency request.

“Clemency should be reserved for those wrongfully convicted and, in exceptional cases, for those reformed,” their letter said. “Neither is true in our case. A murderer who tied a father of five to the Christmas tree before executing him is not an innocent bystander. By playing his own victim card, the murderer and [Criminal Justice Reform Clinic] took a cheap shot at justice and ruthlessly taunted our family. »

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Yamhill District Attorney Bradley Berry, who prosecuted Rayburn in 2006, did not immediately return calls seeking comment. But he sent his own letter to the governor, urging him to reject the clemency request – which he said “stunned” him.

“The downplaying of her role in this murder by the authors of the app…shows that she took little or no responsibility for her actions on the day that she and Smith robbed, humiliated and murdered Dale Rost in cold blood,” he wrote. .

Fox News’ Sarah Rumpf contributed to this report.

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On this day in Yonkers history… https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/on-this-day-in-yonkers-history/ Fri, 21 Jan 2022 14:56:06 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/on-this-day-in-yonkers-history/ Dancer Eleanor Powell By Mary Hoar, President Emeritus, Yonkers Historical Society, 2004 Key to History recipient and President of the Untermyer Performing Arts Council monday january 24January 24, 1935: Orlando Nichols, the only surviving member of the First Yonkers Regiment to join the fight for the Union in 1861, strongly opposed the removal of the […]]]>
Dancer Eleanor Powell

By Mary Hoar, President Emeritus, Yonkers Historical Society, 2004 Key to History recipient and President of the Untermyer Performing Arts Council

monday january 24
January 24, 1935: Orlando Nichols, the only surviving member of the First Yonkers Regiment to join the fight for the Union in 1861, strongly opposed the removal of the Civil War monument from the grounds of Manor Hall. Nichols reminded everyone that the monument was erected and paid for by the citizens of Yonkers, that the mansion was City Hall when it was placed there, and that all Civil War survivors attended the dedication. Unfortunately, when the state took control of the mansion, the monument went with it.
A local organization suggested it be moved because members felt the monument was unsuitable for a pre-revolution building; others felt that the monument “played second fiddle in the age-old site of the lords of the manor”. The Cercle Ewing, Dames de la Grande Armée, clarified that the state should pay to move the monument to a new site selected by a committee of accredited architects, but only with the approval of surviving veterans and affiliated organizations. Mayor Joseph Loehr said he would not endorse the move without the “full sanction of the men who fought for the preservation of the Union.”

tuesday january 25
January 25, 1935: After spending three days clearing a 17-inch snowfall, Yonkers was finally dug out. As was the custom at the time, DPW dumped snow trucks and trucks into the river near the pier, creating huge piles of snow over 40 feet high. The river was so frozen over that the DPW crews had to use dynamite to blow up the mountain stacks and ice so the tide could prevail!

January 25, 1945: City Council voted to name two Yonkers parks after outstanding Yonkers citizens. The ruins of the Hendrick Hudson Hotel in Park Hill are said to be named after former mayor Leslie Sutherland; Morsemore Park would be named after E. Wetmore Kinsley, longtime head of the Recreation Commission.

Wednesday January 26
January 26, 1936: It was announced that Pennsylvania Avenue resident Eleanor Powell would not be joining the cast of ‘At Home Abroad’ and would be replaced by Mitzi Mayfair. Although making progress after her collapse from overwork, she was resting at her home in Crestwood.

January 26, 1945: US Secretary of War Henry Stimson announces that General Joseph Stilwell, a native of Yonkers, will command the Army’s ground forces, succeeding Lieutenant General Ben Lear.

Thursday January 27
January 27, 1935: South Yonkers residents are concerned about a plane flying very low over their homes every Sunday; they wanted to know who he was…and why he kept going back and forth. He buzzed around their house, doing figure eights and loops too close to be comfortable. The pilot? Tom Brenan. His mother lived in Purser Place and had worried about his safety when he started stealing. The stunts were his way of letting him know that he was fine.

January 27, 1945: Retired YPD Captain Thomas Morrissey was elected president of the new City of Yonkers Retired Police and Firefighters Association at a meeting held at Exempt Firemen’s Hall on Buena Vista Avenue.

An outstanding marathon runner and member of the Mercury Athletic Club, Morrissey won the national indoor 25-mile championship in 1907. Morrissey won the first indoor marathon held in Brooklyn in 1908; a month later he won the Boston Marathon, earning him a spot on the 1908 US Olympic team. At the event in London, he won his first run. In the final, although running towards the front of the crowd, a side stitch combined with the humid London summer heat forced Morrissey to abandon the race at mile 20.

Friday January 28:
January 28, 1946: Yonkers resident Captain Daniel Unangst of the Japanese Naval Hospital at Kure reports that he has visited Hiroshima. He said: “The devastation in large parts of this once great city is appalling…the whole picture is one of total destruction. This makes the issue of global security a real issue.

January 28, 1947: Private William Hogel of Tibbetts Road reports that Korea is “Yonkersized!” In a short time, he met three Yonkersites at his post in Seoul, Korea. He met Hugo Estberg of Sedgwick Avenue, with the 31st Infantry Regiment, and J. Patrick McLean of Bronx River Road, a field coordinator at a nearby public relations office. He also frequently visited Virginia von Lampe of Highland Avenue, an assistant at the club and recreational work in the Red Cross headquarters area.

saturday 29 january
January 29, 1927: After serving in China for more than 15 years, Reverend S. Harrington Littell and his family were recalled by the Chinese Mission and forced to leave Hankow, due to serious unrest there. They planned to fly home through Europe and arrive in Yonkers in late spring.

January 29, 1927: Four well-known Yonkers companies announce they are considering bidding to build the new Yonkers Post Office: Triangle Construction Company, Lynch and Larkin, Inc., AD Vinci and George T. Kelly. None of them got the contract.

Sunday January 30
January 30, 1935: A tire chain accident led Detectives William Daly and Edward O’Connor along with Detective Sergeant Henry Murphy to discover a massive contraband factory! Led by the strong smell of mash, they called Chief Edward Quirk who came with a team of carefully selected officers. Unable to get it, they used a police car as a battering ram in a garage at 927 Old Nepperhan Avenue. The car had forced the door a few centimeters; Detective Edward O’Connor, the slimmest of the bunch, was able to get inside and open it to the rest of the looters to discover a giant illegal distillery worth an estimated $100,000.

Police believed “powerful gang interests” were directing the operation. Chief Quirk said the operation was ‘the most elaborate and comprehensive’ he had seen in his 25 years with the police. Ten wooden vats held 8,000 gallons of alcohol ready for distribution, and 5,000 gallons were in production. Quirk estimated the operation could produce 3,000 gallons per day.

Questions or comments? Email YonkersHistory1646@gmail.com.
For more information about the Yonkers Historical Society, Sherwood House and upcoming events, please visit our website www.yonkershistoricalsociety.org, call 914-961-8940 or email yhsociety@aol.com.

saturday 29 january
January 29, 1927: After serving in China for more than 15 years, Reverend S. Harrington Littell and his family were recalled by the Chinese Mission and forced to leave Hankow, due to serious unrest there. They planned to fly home through Europe and arrive in Yonkers in late spring.

January 29, 1927: Four well-known Yonkers companies announce they are considering bidding to build the new Yonkers Post Office: Triangle Construction Company, Lynch and Larkin, Inc., AD Vinci and George T. Kelly. None of them got the contract.

Sunday January 30
January 30, 1935: A tire chain accident led Detectives William Daly and Edward O’Connor along with Detective Sergeant Henry Murphy to discover a massive contraband factory! Led by the strong smell of mash, they called Chief Edward Quirk who came with a team of carefully selected officers. Unable to get it, they used a police car as a battering ram in a garage at 927 Old Nepperhan Avenue. The car had forced the door a few centimeters; Detective Edward O’Connor, the slimmest of the bunch, was able to get inside and open it to the rest of the looters to discover a giant illegal distillery worth an estimated $100,000.

Police believed “powerful gang interests” were directing the operation. Chief Quirk said the operation was ‘the most elaborate and comprehensive’ he had seen in his 25 years with the police. Ten wooden vats held 8,000 gallons of alcohol ready for distribution, and 5,000 gallons were in production. Quirk estimated the operation could produce 3,000 gallons per day.

Questions or comments? Email YonkersHistory1646@gmail.com.
For more information about the Yonkers Historical Society, Sherwood House and upcoming events, please visit our website www.yonkershistoricalsociety.org, call 914-961-8940 or email yhsociety@aol.com.


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25th anniversary of the Shan Carter murders https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/25th-anniversary-of-the-shan-carter-murders/ Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:16:00 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/25th-anniversary-of-the-shan-carter-murders/ WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – It’s been a terrifying crime spree with no end in sight. Shan Carter and K’Wada Temony thought they had found the perfect target: drug dealers. They could earn tens of thousands of dollars in cash from a single robbery, plus drugs that could be sold for extra profit on the streets. […]]]>

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – It’s been a terrifying crime spree with no end in sight. Shan Carter and K’Wada Temony thought they had found the perfect target: drug dealers. They could earn tens of thousands of dollars in cash from a single robbery, plus drugs that could be sold for extra profit on the streets. An added bonus: the victims were unlikely to call the police for help since they were criminals themselves.

Carter and Temony used a shock and awe strategy. They would break into victims’ homes in the middle of the night and terrorize their families.

“They wore ski masks, they cut the phone lines, they kicked the front door and then they found the people in the house who knew where the valuables were hidden. Drugs, jewelry, guns and of course money,” District Attorney Ben David recalled. “And they would literally threaten the lives of the people inside those houses. Usually the families of the drug dealer, until they say where these things were hidden. And so torture was frequently involved.

Donald Brunson was one of the victims. On December 6, 1996, Carter and Temony learned that Brunson had won over $10,000 in an illegal dice game and decided to take that money for themselves. Brunson, his girlfriend Ana Santiago and his son, Carlos, woke up to intruders holding them at gunpoint in their own home. They were ordered to lie on the master bedroom floor and the beatings began.

Brunson was beaten until he was knocked unconscious. At one point, his ruthless assailants punched him in the face with a tire iron, knocked out his front teeth and swallowed him as his girlfriend and son watched. Brunson was dragged outside and placed in the trunk of Santiago’s car. His nearly naked body was found the next day, shot in the back.

“[They] drove him to Holly Shelter Road, executed him. Then tried to light the car on fire, including the ski masks. The car didn’t turn on properly so we were finally able to collect the ski goggles. This case happened in December… But it was unsolved, in fact the family in this case did not call 911 initially even when their loved one was kidnapped, and they knew he was in danger . They called their family and that family ended up calling 911,” David said of the case.

Other victims of Temony and Carter’s crime spree include Keith Richardson and Ty Baker. During Baker’s hit, they managed to steal $35,000 in cash.

street justice

As you can imagine, these men wanted their money back, and Baker was willing to take the law into his own hands to get it. A volatile situation ensued, with people kidnapped for information and shots fired in the streets.

On February 16, 1997, this street judge took the life of an innocent man. Carter and Temony drove their car to a grocery store on 10th and Dawson streets near downtown Wilmington and began selling drugs to a crowd of about a dozen people gathered outside the store. Baker was visiting a friend nearby and saw Carter, but Carter didn’t notice until Baker attacked him, knocking him to the ground.

Baker continued the hostile confrontation, with a jacket slung over his arm. Carter claimed to think Baker was armed and decided to shoot him in self-defense.

“I didn’t want to shoot first, I wanted to move on and do what I had to do first. [Baker] did it to me,” Carter would later testify. “So I went ahead and pulled out my gun and shot him.” After Carter fired the first shot, Baker ran and Carter chased after him firing bullets.

Around the corner, 8-year-old Demetrius Greene was walking towards his mother’s car to go to the toy store. The trip was a reward for getting good grades. Demetrius jumped into his mother’s front seat, parked about 100 feet from the grocery store, around the same time Baker came running around the corner with Carter chasing him while firing shots.

Two of the bullets hit Baker as he crossed the street near Greene’s car, ultimately killing him. A third bullet went through the windshield of the car, hitting the steering wheel and then ricocheting off the side of Demetrius’ head. He died instantly.

“I think people don’t care anymore. This person is happy that [their intended victim] is dead. They don’t care about people having to cry,” Demetrius’ mother, D’April Greene, told reporters after her son was killed by a stray bullet.

“There are consequences of doing nothing. That’s what happened here,” David said of the tragedy that no one had reported Carter to the police before the Feb. 16 shooting, even though he had already killed and tortured someone. other people. “This is the ultimate example of the cost of silence, where if we had the cooperation of the communities before this, this child would never have died.”

Even after Demetrius was killed in broad daylight in front of a large crowd, people weren’t cooperating with the police. But investigators got enough information from Demetrius’ mother, D’April Greene, and other witnesses to at least identify Shan Carter as the shooter. He and Temony were arrested two days later, found hiding in a hotel room.

The trial

As detectives began digging into the case, they eventually linked Carter and Temony to Brunson’s murder as well. Temony pleaded guilty to the three shots and was sentenced to 115 years in prison. Carter decided to try his luck at trial.

Fresh out of law school and working as an assistant district attorney, the case was David’s first-ever murder trial. He convinced a jury to give Carter a life sentence in Brunson’s murder. When it came time to put Carter on trial for killing Baker and Greene, the jury showed no mercy. Carter received the death penalty for each murder.

“The law says hate follows a bullet. Which means that if I intend to shoot you, and accidentally shoot someone I’ve never met before, like a small child, you’re just as guilty of premeditation and deliberation with a shot gone wrong, than if it was aimed at him to begin with,” David explained.

More than two decades later, Shan Carter is still on death row. He still proclaims his innocence in Brunson’s death, claims self-defense in Baker’s death, and says Greene’s death was simply a terrible accident.

“I would do anything to bring Demetrious Greene back. I would give my life to bring his life back,” Carter told WECT in an exclusive interview ahead of a 2015 appeal for a new trial. A judge denied his request and upheld his death sentence, which brought relief to the families of the victims.

“Tyrone Baker don’t wake up another day, Donald Brunson don’t wake up and see another day. We can’t wake up and see their faces anymore. We have to go put flowers on their grave and look at a headstone if we want to see them, then no, Shan Carter doesn’t deserve to live another day,” Brunson’s relative Brenda George told WECT.

A year after the murders, the park near where 8-year-old Greene was shot and killed has been renamed in his honor. To this day, the community continues to lay flowers there in her honor.

David regretted that a quarter of a century after these senseless deaths, police and prosecutors still struggle to get witnesses to cooperate in some neighborhoods after a crime.

“It is frustrating for all of us to see that we have learned nothing from our history and that history is repeating itself while we still have the same mistrust. While we still have the same lack of cooperation,” David explained. “There are a lot of good people living in neighborhoods that are plagued by crime, and they desperately need the police and the prosecutors to succeed in cases like this, because it is their children who get caught in the middle. fires and wake up to gunshots. almost daily. »

David hopes remembering the innocent lives lost, like Demetrius Greene, will remind people of the need to speak up.

Copyright 2022 WECT. All rights reserved.

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Why did Michael Blagg murder his wife Jennifer in Colorado https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/why-did-michael-blagg-murder-his-wife-jennifer-in-colorado/ Tue, 18 Jan 2022 00:00:28 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/why-did-michael-blagg-murder-his-wife-jennifer-in-colorado/ Jennifer Blagg’s dream was to marry a good Christian. Tragically, her husband was not exactly who he claimed to be. Jennifer’s friends described her as a “very gentle woman”, whose faith was very important to her. After traveling to San Diego to study business at National University, she went to a party and met someone […]]]>

Jennifer Blagg’s dream was to marry a good Christian. Tragically, her husband was not exactly who he claimed to be.

Jennifer’s friends described her as a “very gentle woman”, whose faith was very important to her. After traveling to San Diego to study business at National University, she went to a party and met someone who seemed to value faith as much as she did: Michael Blagg, 25, helicopter pilot in the US Navy. parked in town.

“Jennifer was always looking for a great family man, a great Christian, and for him to be the provider and have children,” Jennifer’s friend Teresa Wiedenmann told “Killer Relationship With Faith. Jenkins”, aired Sundays at 7/6c to Oxygen.

In 1991, the two got married. Michael soon retired from the Navy and became an engineer, and the two moved to Simpsonville, South Carolina, where they had a baby girl named Abby.

Jennifer loved Simpsonville, and the couple found community through their church and made many friends. Jennifer taught a women’s Bible study and Michael also held a co-teaching position at a Bible school. It seemed like everything was going as planned.

“I think Jennifer loved that Michael was strong, that he was the type to take charge. He looked after her, he protected her,” Jennifer’s friend Edie Melson said. to producers.

But there have been times when Michael’s protection has seemed odd to his friends. Melson recalled a time when she and another friend were at the Blaggs’ house when Jennifer noticed it was past 4 a.m. – and that Michael would be home from work soon.

“You could just see the absolute panic on her face. All she could think about was getting us out of the house and setting things up so Michael could have a good environment. [when he came home]“, said Melson.

Then Michael found a new job in Grand Junction, Colorado. She broke the news to Melson in tears, revealing she didn’t want to budge. But, believing she was to be a devoted wife, she moved in with her husband. She seemed unhappy there, however, Melson noted, even as she tried to make the best of the situation.

On November 13, 2001, Michael left for work early in the morning, as always. He would usually call Jennifer several times throughout the day to check in, but that day Jennifer did not pick up.

“Dude, where are you guys? Hope you’re alright, love you guys,” he was heard saying in a voicemail, obtained by “Killer Relationship.”

Finally, Michael returned home early to assess the situation. That’s when he called 911 to report that his wife and daughter were gone and there was blood all over the master bedroom.

Authorities rushed to the scene, where they discovered a massive amount of blood in the bedroom. Strangely, however, there was blood on the bed, but no blood on the walls or in the hallway, and no streak marks. And when investigators used Luminol on the family van, they also found blood there.

“My initial thought was that we had a kidnapping…but what didn’t fit the fact is that we had this large amount of blood in the bedroom and that was unusual for a kidnapping,” Detective Wayne said. Weyler, a sergeant with the Mesa County Sheriff‘s Office. told the producers.

Detectives questioned Michael, who insisted he had no idea what had happened.

“I have no idea who would have wickedness in their hearts for anyone in our family,” he hears investigators tell in audio obtained by “Killer Relationship.” “…Abby is a wonderful little girl.”

A massive search has been carried out for Jennifer, 34, and Abby, 6, but there is no sign of them. Eventually, however, investigators found something else: Jennifer’s diary. She mentioned that just before her disappearance, she had argued with Michael.

“She didn’t say what it was about…she talked about it more biblically, more religiously than factually,” said Mesa County District Attorney’s Office prosecutor Trish Mahre.

So they turned to Michael for answers. He claimed he didn’t remember a fight, but investigators soon found a note addressed to Jennifer by Michael, in which he apologized “for letting the devil gain a foothold” in their lives. And then they discovered something even stranger when they served a search warrant for the family computer: thousands of images of hardcore pornography.

Michael insisted that he and Jennifer were very protected due to their religious upbringing, and that pornography was uploaded by Jennifer for educational purposes only because she wanted to serve her husband.

Melson quickly contacted investigators with another strange piece of information: Jennifer had contacted her just before she disappeared, asking if she and Abby could come visit. She specifically said Michael wouldn’t be joining, which was odd for a family that always traveled together.

Investigators focused their attention on Michael, trying to crack him under questioning. At one point when they showed up at the house, no one answered. They heard the sound of running water and made the decision to break down the door. They found Michael in the tub with his wrists cut. He had a picture of Abby and Jennifer with him, a Bible, and a note denying he killed them. He was rushed to hospital, where he recovered from his injuries.

A co-worker quickly called with a crucial piece of advice: Michael had taken out the trash at work the day Jennifer disappeared – a strange task for a man who worked there as an engineer. Authorities located the landfill where the trash from her work would end up, and after a thorough search, in June 2002 they discovered Jennifer’s body. She had been shot.

“She wasn’t trash. She didn’t deserve to be trashed,” Melson said.

Michael was arrested for the murder of his wife. Because Abby’s body was never found, he was not charged with her death.

In March 2004, Michael Blagg was tried. Prosecutors argued he killed Jennifer because of her need for control. He was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison.

But 11 years after his conviction, the verdict was overturned due to a problem with one of the original jurors: They had lied about their domestic violence history in their juror questionnaire, CBS News reported in 2014.

In February 2018, he was tried – and found guilty again. He will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

For more on this case and others like it, watch “Killer Relationship With Faith Jenkins,” airing Sundays at 7/6c to Oxygen

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10 Comics Where the Villain Wins https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/10-comics-where-the-villain-wins/ Sun, 16 Jan 2022 08:00:00 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/10-comics-where-the-villain-wins/ Given how prevalent superheroes are in most cities, it’s hard to imagine why any comic book character would choose to enter a life of crime, especially considering he’s pretty much insured. to lose. The odds are against most villains interested in dominating or destroying the world, and yet they’re still inspired by villainy because of […]]]>

Given how prevalent superheroes are in most cities, it’s hard to imagine why any comic book character would choose to enter a life of crime, especially considering he’s pretty much insured. to lose. The odds are against most villains interested in dominating or destroying the world, and yet they’re still inspired by villainy because of a few success stories.

RELATED: 10 Must-See Villain Comics That Turn Out Right

There are a few comic book villains who have been successful and successful in taking down their rival or carrying out their master plans, although it almost never seems to work out for them in the end. However, it’s worth exploring a few villains from various comic universes who have come out on top, for better or worse.

ten Doctor Doom was bored after taking over the world, so he abandoned it in Emperor Doom


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Destiny of the Emperor by David Michelinie and Bob Hall was released as Marvel graphic novel in 1987 and featured nothing less than Doctor Doom’s takeover of the world. Doom kidnapped Purple Man and built a device to amplify his powers of persuasion, extending his reach across Earth. This allowed Doctor Doom to take control of all but the strongest of minds.

He allied himself with Namor the Submarine to fight those who resisted his control and began to fix the world as he saw fit. As the Avengers tried to mount a resistance, Doctor Doom could have defeated them easily. However, he was bored as an emperor, so he decided to let them destroy his machine and free the world.

9 Bane managed to break the bat and take over Gotham City during Knightfall


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The criminal mastermind known as Bane first appeared during the fall of the knight event as he targeted Batman and set his sights on Gotham City. Bane was enhanced with a powerful steroid known as Venom, making him a deadly threat that proved too much for the Dark Knight to handle. Batman had been severely weakened by a gauntlet of villains Bane freed from Arkham Asylum.

During their confrontation in the Batcave, Bane severely beat Batman and broke his back, leaving him temporarily paralyzed. Bane then took over the underworld of Gotham City and achieved his goal, though he was ultimately defeated by Bruce Wayne’s replacement as Batman, Jean-Paul Valley.


8 Mark Waid and Barry Kitson’s empire explored a world conquered by a supervillain


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Empire by Mark Waid and Barry Kitson was a comedy miniseries that explored a world that had been taken over by a villain named Golgoth who invented teleportation. This allowed him to conquer the planet after a world war that left the world without superheroes.

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10 years later, Golgoth found himself facing power struggles between his various villainous allies and within his own family, as his armies were forced to deal with new wars and a continuing potential extraterrestrial threat. to push the wicked further towards evil.


seven Norman Osborn launched his dark reign after a victory during the Secret Invasion


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As Norman Osborn began his costume career as Spider-Man Green Goblin’s nemesis, he had spent time as a “reformed” villain leading the Thunderbolts for the government. This put him in a good position to fire the winning shot that ended the Skrull’s. Secret Invasion, making him a national hero.

Osborn used the leverage to become director of SHIELD’s replacement known as HAMMER, which allowed him to create and lead his own team of Dark Avengers during the Dark Reign an event. Osborn remained in command until his Seat on Asgard finally ended his reign.


6 Lex Luthor and his Injustice League saved the world by taking down the crime syndicate


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the always wrong The event saw the various teams of Justice League heroes pulled out of the action as the multiversal crime syndicate arrived from their destroyed Earth to take over the planet. The Crime Syndicate has also brought the villains mostly under their control, though Lex Luthor and his Injustice League have come together against the alternate reality team Justice League.

While allied with Batman and a few other heroes, the Injustice League was primarily responsible for defeating the Crime Syndicate and bringing the Justice League teams back. This event started a heroic chapter for Lex Luthor that even saw him temporarily take over as Metropolis’ new Superman.


5 Arcade Killed Quite A Lot Of Young Marvel Heroes On Murderworld During Avengers Arena


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The villain known as Arcade has made a name for himself through the elaborate Murderworlds he sets up for heroes, which are filled with deadly traps and games he creates for both money and his own amusement. Avengers Arena by Dennis Hopeless and Kev Walker saw Arcade move its Murderworld to an isolated island.

He used advanced technology to put himself in control of a massive battle royale between young superheroes he had kidnapped. A number of heroes were killed by Arcade or each other on the island, and he escaped the entire ordeal with a higher status in the criminal underworld. It’s only undercover avengers that he finally paid for his actions thanks to the survivors.


4 The Plutonian went from hero to evil supervillain and world conqueror in Irredeemable


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Mark Waid and Peter Krause traced the fall of the mighty hero known as Plutonian in Boom! Studio’ Irreparable. The Plutonian became his world’s biggest villain after he broke down due to repeated public criticism that led to his secret identity being exposed.

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He turned on his former allies from the superhero team The Paradigm before unleashing devastating attacks on the world in order to force them to let him take control. As The Plutonian is finally arrested and his reign comes to an end, the series has given fans a chillingly dark look at what happens when the good guy goes bad and can’t be stopped.




3 Leviathan managed to take down DC’s secret agencies with no real consequences


Top secret agencies and underground government agencies have been targeted by a mysterious new villain known as Leviathan, who took control of Talia al Ghul’s organization of the same name during the Event Leviathan mini-series. A group of DC detectives investigated Leviathan and its dismantling of organizations like Checkmate, ARGUS, the DEO, and Spyral.

Shaw had good intentions and hoped to create a better world, but his methods ultimately made him the villain. However, the only real consequence he suffered from his initial plans was the public revelation of his identity and history as the Manhunter, which only further motivated the villain in his goals.


2 Kid Loki sacrificed himself to save the world, which allowed Ikol to take over his body


After Loki’s death and the destruction of Asgard during the Seat event, he was reborn into a younger body with no memory of his previous life and became known to fans as Kid Loki. While he still had a taste for evil, Kid Loki was determined not to follow in the footsteps of his former self and began working with his brother Thor as a hero.

However, an echo of his former self known as Ikol remained and continued his plan to bring about his true rebirth. Kid Loki was forced to end his existence and allow Ikol to take over his body in order to save the world from a deal made with Mephisto. The evil Loki returned, though he remained haunted by his younger self.


1 Watchmen’s Ozymandias Killed Millions in His Aim to Save and Unite the World


Alan Moore and Dave Gibbon watchmen introduced Adrian Veidt, the former Ozymandias superhero-turned-industrialist who was revealed in the iconic series finale as the mastermind behind a series of deaths that revealed an evil master plan.

Veidt used his resources and manipulated the people in his former allies’ lives to orchestrate catastrophe, using a fake alien threat that claimed millions of lives across the planet. He did this to bring unity to a world that was approaching an unwinnable world war, which might have some fans questioning his place as a villain in the story.

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10 detective movies to watch before Batman https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/10-detective-movies-to-watch-before-batman/ Fri, 14 Jan 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/10-detective-movies-to-watch-before-batman/ With director Matt Reeves announcing that The Batman will return the character as the world’s greatest detective, fans are excited to see Robert Pattinson’s iteration of this iconic character engage with his half-forgotten detective roots. RELATED: 10 Things We Know About Batman (2022) Bruce Wayne is going through some growing pains, it’s his second year […]]]>

With director Matt Reeves announcing that The Batman will return the character as the world’s greatest detective, fans are excited to see Robert Pattinson’s iteration of this iconic character engage with his half-forgotten detective roots.

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Bruce Wayne is going through some growing pains, it’s his second year as Batman and his obsession with crime is bordering on unhealthy. The Wayne audiences expect is more human than ever, having more in common with downtrodden movie sleuths than superheroes in tights. Crime films as a genre provide a gritty outline for filmmakers to fill with character and style, the films below practically burst, and there’s no doubt that Matt Reeves The Batman will do the same.

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The Big Sleep (1946) – Rent on Apple TV


There is a certain shell that coats detectives in the movies, a generally cold, sometimes chilling shell that betrays little emotion except a wry smile. This kind of performance dates back to the first and best adaptation of Raymond Chandler’s iconic detective, Philip Marlowe, in The Great Sleep.

The big sleep is in many ways one of the most authentic examples of the genre of film noir, a genre that casts many shadows in the relationship between Batman and the femme fatale figure of Catwoman – heralded in the upcoming film. The parallels between this film’s detective and Batman aren’t purely generic, however, with an equal sense of dutiful isolation and an obsession with justice, both characters are sometimes drawn from these self-imposed exiles, often with results. devastating.


Seven (1995) – Stream on Hulu


Presenting a world as dark and corrupt as Gotham itself, Seven is considered one of the darkest examples of crime cinema and one of David Fincher’s most successful films at the box office. Starring Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman on the hunt for a serial killer who kills for each of Christianity’s seven deadly sins.

Symbolism, mania and brutality are behind the motivations of this film’s antagonist, reminiscent of the multiple villains of Batman. Detectives face a dark world in Seven, and Morgan Freeman’s final account of an Ernest Hemingway quote could have been taken directly from The black Knight himself: “”The world is a beautiful place, and it is worth fighting for”… I agree with the second part.”


Prisoners (2013) – Stream On Hulu


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In Prisoners, audiences see how desperation can affect a character’s psyche, following a father willing to cross any line, legal or moral, to get his daughter back. Alongside him is Detective Loki, a passionate sleuth who keeps his own frustration in check – one that’s beginning to unravel.

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The questioning of morals and the feeling of gloom inside Prisoners That’s what makes it so reminiscent of the Batman universe, as well as how a good man can be quickly driven mad by an unjust world – much like Two-Face in Christopher Nolan. The black Knight.


Blade Runner (1982) – Rental on Apple TV


Often questioning notions of identity, blade runner was a neo-noir crime thriller that set a retired detective on a journey that threatened to enlighten or destroy him. With a blade runner Recently confirmed TV show, it’s a good time to get acquainted with the franchise.

Deckard’s general clumsiness in this film is part of what makes him such a believable detective, often missing shots or getting hurt, he’s not the flawless character audiences might expect from a sci-fi movie. fiction. Deckard’s misfortune will probably come to mind when I see Robert Pattinson’s freshness in crime-fighting, with both detectives using their creativity more than their inherent aptitude.


Shutter Island (2010) – Stream on Netflix


Leonard DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo investigate Shutter Island.

Nothing is as it seems on shutter island, and its protagonist’s decaying mental state is well matched by the increasingly harrowing environments that Marshal Teddy Daniels moves through, from a mental hospital to a grim lighthouse to a cliffside cave.

At the heart of shutter island is a huge tragedy, a tragedy that Teddy will do anything to hide, creating elaborate plots or motivations that allow him to ignore the reality of his story. Likewise, Bruce Wayne’s Batman is often seen as a sort of shield he can shield himself from the truth of his own tragedy, creating a character who can deal with issues that Bruce himself couldn’t.

Red Dragon (2002) – Stream on HBO Max


Will Graham (Edward Norton) talking with Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in Red Dragon (2002)

A prequel to Thesilenceofthelambs, Red Dragon is more of a traditional crime movie than the original movie it’s derived from, adding a whole host of extra twists while losing none of the horror.

The emotional complexity of Red Dragon and the extent to which psychology is used as both a weapon and a vulnerability is what makes this film a standout. Many forget how well Bruce Wayne knows criminology, with some of the original comics referencing his completion of the FBI academy program. In another life perhaps, Bruce Wayne could have been the FBI agent at the center of this film, tasked with trapping a brutal serial killer using a badge, as opposed to his fists.


Mystic River (2003) – Stream on HBO Max


A compassionate look at the importance of community, the mystical river is a harrowing crime film that shows the potential horrors created by acting outside the law in pursuit of justice.

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Detective work is not easy, sometimes there is a reason for the procedure and the papers, and sometimes there is no time. With Batman’s toughness, there’s rarely time for proof, only time to demand his vision of justice. the mystical river stops to ask the question of how precise this vision must be.

Zodiac (2007) – Rent on Amazon Video


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Demonstrating how addictive and all-consuming a mystery can become, the discovery of the Zodiac Killer’s identity drives an unusual detective duo into a frenzied obsession. A cartoonist and a crime reporter may not seem like an investigative force, but that’s exactly what makes Zodiac Great.

Zodiac’s real-life case was infamous for the importance of community help in the search for the killer, going as far as publishing the killer’s codes in national newspapers in hopes of solving them. The Zodiac Slayer, for better or worse, has become so recognizable that the next Riddler will be inspired by him, a choice that has ironically led to mockery of the Riddler’s new costume.

Sherlock Holmes (2009) – Rental on Apple TV


Literature’s most famous sleuth has had more than a few screen adaptations, with some bordering on flamboyant and others deeply reserved. But the essence of sherlock holmes is really in his mind, not in his person, and that’s what Guy Ritchie’s take on the Victorian sleuth presented so well.

Sherlock always thinks on his feet, adapting to overwhelming odds with either a gadget of his own design or simply logical reasoning. A pioneer of forensic evidence in particular, much of what made Sherlock such a fantastic detective has bled into the character of Batman today. What’s up for debate, however, is whether the pair match up in terms of financial backing, as fans are still unsure if Sherlock Holmes is rich or not.

No Country for Old Men (2007) – Stream on HBO Max


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A cat-and-mouse game starring two cats and a mouse, this Coen Brothers classic has all the makings of a great crime movie – even if it’s not immediately recognizable as that kind of film.

There is no country for old people deals with the themes of death, morality and free will. He employs the concepts of chance and chaos as a counterpoint to anything rational or ethical, a position similar to the one the Joker constantly takes when facing Batman. A recently revived character whose audiences are eagerly awaiting an appearance in the next film, it’s possible the tortured clown will grace movie screens soon.

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Amy Schumer and Shirley MacLaine join the cast of season 2 of the hit Hulu show Only Murders in the Building https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/amy-schumer-and-shirley-maclaine-join-the-cast-of-season-2-of-the-hit-hulu-show-only-murders-in-the-building/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 22:59:10 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/amy-schumer-and-shirley-maclaine-join-the-cast-of-season-2-of-the-hit-hulu-show-only-murders-in-the-building/ Amy Schumer and Shirley MacLaine join the cast of season 2 of the hit Hulu show Only Murders in the Building By Tracy Wright for Dailymail.com Published: 22:59 GMT, January 12, 2022 | Update: 23:05 GMT, January 12, 2022 Amy Schumer and Shirley MacLaine have signed on to star in the second season of the […]]]>

Amy Schumer and Shirley MacLaine join the cast of season 2 of the hit Hulu show Only Murders in the Building










Amy Schumer and Shirley MacLaine have signed on to star in the second season of the hit Hulu show Only Murders in the Building.

Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short play podcast buffs turned amateur sleuths as they uncover a murder in their apartment complex.

The unlikely trio document the wild twists and turns of tracking down a murderer in an investigation recorded for their own crime podcast.

Star power: Amy Schumer has signed on to star in the second season of the hit Hulu show Only Murders in the Building

Best in the biz: Shirley MacLaine has also been confirmed to join the program;  seen in 2019

Best in the biz: Shirley MacLaine has also been confirmed to join the program; seen in 2019

Cara Delevigne was also recently confirmed to join the program, although her role is unclear.

‘Before Christmas, [I shot scenes with] Shirley MacLaine and Amy Schumer,” Short told Deadline. “The acting quality this show attracts makes it endlessly fun to go to work.”

Short was “thrilled and honoured” to be recognized after learning he had been nominated Tuesday morning for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, his first SAG nomination.

Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short play podcast buffs turned amateur sleuths as they uncover a murder in their apartment complex.

Selena Gomez, Steve Martin and Martin Short play podcast buffs turned amateur sleuths as they uncover a murder in their apartment complex.

Asking the right questions: The unlikely trio document the wild twists and turns of tracking down a murderer in an investigation recorded for their own crime podcast

Asking the right questions: The unlikely trio document the wild twists and turns of tracking down a murderer in an investigation recorded for their own crime podcast

“Steve and I have a long history and Selena is a brilliant addition to the show, but what drives it is this gripping whodunit,” he said.

“You have both at the same time, and then you add the obsession with podcasts.

Not only did Martin earn a nomination, but he will also face Steve in the same category, and the show earned a nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

“I think all the stars lined up in the right direction to make it something that people wanted to see, and loved to see, and kept wanting to see, for the comedy and also for its mystery,” he said. declared.

Nathan Lane will once again portray the character of Teddy Dimas while Tina Fey has also signed on to play the role of Cinda Canning, the beloved All Ain’t OK in Oklahoma host.

Congratulation!  Not only did Martin earn a SAG nomination, but he will also face Steve in the same category, and the show was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

Congratulation! Not only did Martin earn a SAG nomination, but he will also face Steve in the same category, and the show was nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

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NOPD investigates shootout that kills two people, injures one https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/nopd-investigates-shootout-that-kills-two-people-injures-one/ Sun, 09 Jan 2022 03:29:24 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/nopd-investigates-shootout-that-kills-two-people-injures-one/ NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is investigating a double homicide that occurred today (January 8, 2022) at the intersection of Curran Road and Benson Street. At approximately 5:56 p.m., NOPD officers from the Seventh District responded to a call for aggravated battery fire at the scene. Upon arrival, officers found two men with gunshot wounds. […]]]>

NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is investigating a double homicide that occurred today (January 8, 2022) at the intersection of Curran Road and Benson Street.

At approximately 5:56 p.m., NOPD officers from the Seventh District responded to a call for aggravated battery fire at the scene. Upon arrival, officers found two men with gunshot wounds. First, an 18-year-old man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. Second, a 23-year-old man, who was taken by NOEMS to hospital and subsequently succumbed to his injuries. Shortly after, detectives learned that a third man had arrived at the hospital by private transport and was currently in treatment. The identity of the third victim is unknown at this time.

Investigators are currently gathering evidence and information to identify the person (s) responsible for this incident, as well as a motive.

No further details are available at this time. The Orléans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and the official cause of death once the autopsy has been completed and the family notified.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Unit Detective Nicole Alcala at 504-658-5300 or anonymously call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or without toll free at 1-877-903-STOP.


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New NYPD frontman makes history after strong first impression – NBC New York https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/new-nypd-frontman-makes-history-after-strong-first-impression-nbc-new-york/ Fri, 07 Jan 2022 04:25:37 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/new-nypd-frontman-makes-history-after-strong-first-impression-nbc-new-york/ New York’s new mayor said he chose Keechant Sewell as the city’s first female police commissioner, in part because of her poise in handling a stress test he threw at her during maintenance. Hours after being sworn in on January 1, Sewell was confronted with a real one: An officer shot outside a police station […]]]>

New York’s new mayor said he chose Keechant Sewell as the city’s first female police commissioner, in part because of her poise in handling a stress test he threw at her during maintenance.

Hours after being sworn in on January 1, Sewell was confronted with a real one: An officer shot outside a police station as he slept in his car between shifts.

“It has been a swirling, pretty busy weekend,” Sewell, 49, told The Associated Press in one of his first interviews as chief of the country’s largest police force, a department with the United States. grappled with a recent increase in violent crime and the continuing fallout from a reliance on police misconduct.

Sewell rushed to the hospital where Officer Keith Wagenhauser was in surgery to remove bullet fragments from his head. She told reporters the officer was lucky to be alive. In the simulated scenario a few weeks earlier, he had been asked to hold a press conference on a hypothetical police shooting.

Introducing Sewell as his choice last month, Mayor Eric Adams said the long-time Long Island Police official was “calm, serene, confident” and had “the emotional intelligence to lead in these difficult times and full of hope in our city “.

“I think leadership prepares you to be able to deal with whatever comes your way,” Sewell told the AP. “I look forward to what I can learn from the NYPD and to be able to bring what I already have to the table.”

Sewell’s baptism of fire continued with a briefing at police headquarters on Monday on a gang dismantling scheduled for the next day – the first major arrest operation in his tenure – and a press conference on Tuesday with Adams and the Brooklyn District Attorney.

On Thursday, she and Adams were together again, joining Governor Kathy Hochul to discuss adding police officers to the subways. Adams, a former police captain, paid disproportionate attention to his former service during his first week on the job, accompanying Sewell to events and speaking to officers one morning on call.

Mayor-elect Eric Adams named Keechant Sewell as the next NYPD commissioner on Wednesday, making her the first black woman to head the nation’s largest police department. Reports by Melissa Russo.

Sewell spent his entire policing career in suburban Nassau County before becoming the NYPD’s first outside leader in more than two decades. She is also the third black person to head the department. Sewell said she brings “a new perspective” to the job while recognizing the “incredible sense of tradition” of the department.

Sewell said she spent the weeks leading up to her swearing-in talking with everyone from street officers to former high ranking officers. She also appointed two NYPD veterans as her main deputies: Edward Caban, the new first vice-commissioner and Kenneth Corey, the new department head.

Sitting in the NYPD’s Theodore Roosevelt Room, with a bust of the former President and Police Commissioner to his right and portraits of him lining the walls, Sewell spoke about his priorities and the challenges of policing in a city of 8.8 million inhabitants.

“First and foremost, I want the city to be a safer place,” Sewell said. “I want there to be a better quality of life. I want the police department to work with the community because they are part of the community.

Sewell started with the Nassau County Police Department as a patrol officer in 1997, then went on to become the precinct commander, chief of major affairs, senior hostage negotiator and finally chief of detectives, where she supervised a staff. of about 350 people – about 1% the size of the untrained ranks of the NYPD.

Adams pledged during her campaign to hire a female commissioner, and when hiring Sewell, she placed her at the top of a list of notable women in the police force that includes Philadelphia commissioner Danielle Outlaw and former Seattle chef Carmen Best. He said Sewell “took a blacksmith’s hammer with her throughout her career and smashed all the glass ceilings in her path.”

The NYPD will soon have its first female commissioner. Reports by Jonathan Dienst.

As Sewell was briefed on the gang’s withdrawal on Monday, a task force mounted her portrait alongside her predecessors on a wall near her office at police headquarters. A passing woman remarked that the addition was “a long time coming.”

Like the men who came before her, Sewell’s success will be measured in large part by crime statistics and his ability to curb the increase in gun violence and homicides in the era of the pandemic.

After hitting a low of 292 homicides in 2017, the city reached 468 in 2020 and more than 480 last year, the highest number since 2011.

Sewell this week endorsed Adams’ plan to re-establish an undercover crime-fighting unit that was disbanded amid protests by police misconduct in 2020 over fears it represented a disproportionate number of shootings and complaints. . Sewell said the unit will be more responsible and perform better this time around – an opinion of insurance critics with skepticism.

Mark Winston Griffith, of Communities United for Police Reform, said Sewell should abandon “the failed policing strategies of the past.” by publishing more disciplinary files.

“Fair policing and responsible policing are not mutually exclusive for public safety,” Sewell told the AP. “When you have people who have the temper, the desire, and the training to do these kinds of things, you get the results you want. But the community should be a part of it, and they should understand what our role is and what we intend to do to make them safer.


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FilmRise Hires Daniel Gagliardi, Managing Director of Vudu, to Oversee AVoD and FAST Activities | News https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/filmrise-hires-daniel-gagliardi-managing-director-of-vudu-to-oversee-avod-and-fast-activities-news/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 08:27:50 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/filmrise-hires-daniel-gagliardi-managing-director-of-vudu-to-oversee-avod-and-fast-activities-news/ New York-based streaming studio and network FilmRise has appointed former Vudu director Daniel Gagliardi as vice president of digital distribution and business development. Daniel Gagliardi Gagliardi will oversee the growth and performance optimization of FilmRise’s AVoD and Ad-Funded Free TV (FAST) business. He will report to FilmRise Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, Melissa […]]]>

New York-based streaming studio and network FilmRise has appointed former Vudu director Daniel Gagliardi as vice president of digital distribution and business development.

Daniel Gagliardi

Gagliardi will oversee the growth and performance optimization of FilmRise’s AVoD and Ad-Funded Free TV (FAST) business. He will report to FilmRise Senior Vice President and Head of Sales, Melissa Wohl.

Prior to joining FilmRise, which operates the FilmRise Streaming Network, a portfolio of ad-supported streaming applications and FAST channels, Gagliardi was content manager for two years at the digital video store and US streaming service Vudu. His tenure at the company owned by Fandango Media included original programming and licensing.

Prior to that, he spent seven years with US studio Lionsgate, most recently as vice president of global television and digital distribution, overseeing content licensing partnerships with a particular focus on AVoD.

“[Gagliardi] brings valuable high-level experience working with major content providers and streaming platforms since the genesis of SVoD and AVoD, which will surely have an immediate positive impact on our initiatives in favor of our streaming partners and our FilmRise OTT’s own channels, ”said Danny, CEO of FilmRise. Fisher in a statement.

According to the company, it has more than 50,000 scripted and unscripted films and TV episodes licensed and originally produced in all genres. These include Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, real crime series Unsolved Mysteries, and British series such as Peep Show, Shameless, and Midsomer Murders.

FilmRise’s roster of original productions includes Bloodline Detectives hosted by Nancy Grace and Meet, Marry, Murder.


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