Your Thread – September 18

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97 thoughts on “Your Thread – September 18

  1. It has come to my attention that Hurricane Ike has done extensive damage to Texas Equusearch. Many of the team members’ homes are destroyed, including the horse barn and hay for the horses that so selflessly search for missing loved ones.

    Tim Miller has given so much over the years to the “community” of missing persons. If you don’t know his story, please go the the website and read about his own losses.

    The Texas Equusearch team can not do the job they have been called to do because of this devastation. We need to find a way to help get them back up and running.

    Just looking into Tim Miller’s eyes over the years connects with my heart and he and his team do not deserve to suffer through this for one minute.

    Please let me know if anything has been organized to help Tim in anyway, if not, then what can we do to help one or all of his team members?

    On their website is a button for donations. I have been in contact with someone from the organization and there is a great need for money to repair their motorhome, buy the hay for the horses and a myriad of other things. Please donate what you can, even if it is only a few dollars.

    Let’s give back some of the love and support Tim Miller has given to so many families of missing persons.

    http://www.texasequusearch.org/

  2. IMO it’s only a matter of time before someone is killed outside the Anthony home.

    Those protestors are nuttier than a fruitcake, and the Anthonys need to learn how to turn a deaf ear to them.

  3. It is really getting out of hand over at the Anthony’s house. I am surprised that the court didn’t do something about it already. Sooner or later someone is going to get seriously hurt or worse killed….I mean protesting is one thing but this is getting a bit much.

  4. Yeah, we are watching also. I know where that is, the church were Stacy’s birthday vigil was held is right around the corner from where the plane crashed. Where the plane went down, there is stores, however, a few blocks away starts residential. It appears as though no injuries. Thank god for that.

  5. noway406 // September 18, 2008 at 10:46 am

    IMO it’s only a matter of time before someone is killed outside the Anthony home.

    Those protestors are nuttier than a fruitcake, and the Anthonys need to learn how to turn a deaf ear to them.

    ***

    Great minds think alike! I just posted pretty much the same exact thing on another forum. The police need to do something about this or something very bad is going to happen. I was happy to hear that the DFS said that people would be subject to DFS investigations if they brought their children there. I don’t think they’d really do anything but hopefully it scares some people enough that they leave their babies, toddlers, and kids at home when they are spewing their curses at the Anthonys.

  6. It will be interesting to see if DP makes his usual quips and attempts to charm the media or if the new silent Drew persona will be showing up for the hearing.

    BTW, I noticed that Glenn Selig’s newest client is a 6 year old autistic girl who sings the national anthem at sporting events. I guess the fact that he also represents Casey Anthony isn’t a concern for this girl’s parents. Huh.

  7. The Anthony protester situation is completely out of control. IMO that family should relocate temporarily. At least George should. It’s obvious that LE can’t give them the around-the-clock protection that they apparently require, and if their response is going to be to arm themselves and meet the protesters on the front lawn, then it’s only a matter of time…

    Didn’t they have some hired security for a time?

  8. The security was provided by Padilla’s team and I think that it was paid for by the person that had posted (and later repealed) her bond.

  9. I just checked Twitter, and Danya just posted something saying the hearing (Drew Peterson) is late getting started, “as usual.”

  10. danyahooker Judge says overhears were granted. He is reviewing tapes 5 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Motion denied. Rules and regs r in 13 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Def wants bpd rules and regs kept out of evidence 20 minutes ago from txt

  11. It gives me lots of questions! What did JB say to justify his motion to keep the rules and regs out?They’re a bit fundamental, don’t you think?

  12. I should have put them all, I missed a few:

    anyahooker Judge says overhears were granted. He is reviewing tapes 10 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Motion denied. Rules and regs r in 17 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Def wants bpd rules and regs kept out of evidence 25 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Gag order denied 43 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Arguments begin on states motion for a gag order about 1 hour ago from txt

    danyahooker Hearing beginning now about 1 hour ago from txt

    danyahooker Still waiting for the hearing to start. Late as usual about 1 hour ago from txt

    danyahooker heading to the courthouse folks! about 3 hours ago from web

  13. danyahooker Recess until 3:45 4 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Drew. Brodsky. Abood all here 7 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Judge says overhears were granted. He is reviewing tapes 10 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Motion denied. Rules and regs r in 17 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Def wants bpd rules and regs kept out of evidence 25 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Gag order denied 43 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Arguments begin on states motion for a gag order about 1 hour ago from txt

    danyahooker Hearing beginning now about 1 hour ago from txt

    danyahooker Still waiting for the hearing to start. Late as usual about 1 hour ago from txt

    danyahooker heading to the courthouse folks! about 3 hours ago from web

  14. “Judge says overhears were granted. He is reviewing tapes”

    I guess that settles the matter of whether or not the tapes exist.

  15. Was there ever a doubt? Oh, and, a doubt as to what is on there?

    Well, so far stuff about the gun is on there apparently.

    Amen! Can I get a witness?

  16. hedidit – I don’t think any normal intelligent person doubted, but I’ve read posts by people who didn’t believe that L & P had even worn wires.

  17. HDI – thank you so much for the updates. 🙂 Also you did a beautiful video tribute for Kathleen Savio a while back. Can I get the addy? Thanks.

  18. Apple sez –
    If not suzie, maybe DP will be the first. One can only hope, right?
    ——————————–
    Would that not be awesome! Just seems like this hearing is a pretty big deal if they have to go to recess?

    Oh, visions of shackles dance in my head 🙂

  19. facsmiley // September 18, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    HDI – You share also in rockage. Verily and foresooth, you rock awesomely!

    ___________________________

    Facs, you wordsmith you! Sure know how to win a gal over 😉 I want that snippet of prolific-ness on some sort of coffee mug!

  20. Do you think today’s hearing covered concealing that lil folding gun as well as the AR-15?

    And did anyone else notice the barrel on that AR-15 in the pic in Fatal Vows looks MUCH longer than the rifle confiscated?? It looks like a totally different rifle to me……

  21. Press conference? Who, from Brodsky and Abood? What is there for them to say now? Doesn’t sound like any rulings went in their favor. Oh, puleeze, I don’t wanna hear it!!!!!!

  22. Suzie – she may not make any more updates. We may have to wait for an article, but if I see any twitters from here, I’ll post ’em here.

  23. Hey Facs – still no exit from courthouse?? That’s kinda weird…either somebody’s gotta go potty or there’s somethin else goin on…..?

  24. OK – i’m stepping away for a bit. If anyone else sees an update from Danya, feel free to copy here.

    I’ll check from time to time, just in case.

  25. facsmiley // September 18, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Any guesses as to who is following Danya’s twitter updates as “jb100″ ?
    _____________

    Jose Baez?

  26. Back at cha Noway 🙂 !!

    Ya know, these two cases are eerily similar. Right down to the initials of their “counterparts” JB….

    A couple of sociopaths just made for each other.

    Look out – they are meeting in Kentucky…

  27. hedidit // September 18, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    I should have put them all, I missed a few:

    anyahooker Judge says overhears were granted. He is reviewing tapes 10 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Motion denied. Rules and regs r in 17 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Def wants bpd rules and regs kept out of evidence 25 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Gag order denied 43 minutes ago from txt

    danyahooker Arguments begin on states motion for a gag order about 1 hour ago from txt

    danyahooker Hearing beginning now about 1 hour ago from txt

    danyahooker Still waiting for the hearing to start. Late as usual about 1 hour ago from txt

    danyahooker heading to the courthouse folks! about 3 hours ago from web
    ——————————————

    thanks HEDIDIT,

    but can someone explain in lamens terms what it means like_——–Judge says overhears were granted.Motion denied. Rules and regs r in

    and what tapes is he reviewing???

  28. Every time I think of the fact that Casey and Drew share the same PR firm, I really have to wonder if someone has made this all up…

  29. danyahooker

    Hearing updatd is on blog

    13 minutes ago from txt

    Am I just missing this? I checked the front page but no luck. Maybe it takes a while to synch?

  30. Wouldn’t that be nice?

    Towards the end of the OJ trial, I was sure Nicole and Ron were about to come out and take a bow, everyone holdin hands.

    You just can’t make this stuff up…..makes me sick – YUCK!

  31. http://www.nbc5.com/news/17503938/detail.html?rss=chi&psp=news

    Judge Denies Gag Order For Peterson Trial
    Trial Date Set For December

    POSTED: 10:13 am CDT September 18, 2008
    UPDATED: 6:08 pm CDT September 18, 2008

    JOLIET, Ill. — Attorneys for former Bolingbrook police Sgt. Drew Peterson fought off an attempt by prosecutors to impose a gag order on his upcoming trial on on felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon.

    Peterson is accused of owning an illegally modified assault rifle, which was seized when police searched his Bolingbrook home a few days after his fourth wife Stacy Peterson, 24, went missing on Oct. 28, 2007.

    In court, Peterson’s attorneys sought to limit some of the evidence, including asking the court to exclude the Bolingbrook Police Department’s rules, as well as the testimony of Peterson’s son. Brodsky’s attorneys also fought a motion by prosecutors to impose a gag order, NBC5’s Charlie Wojciechowski reported.

    “I don’t think it’s appropriate to have a gag order on what’s going on here,” said Peterson’s attorney Andrew Abood. “I think it’s appropriate for the public to know the nature of the charges, the nature of the defense, and what the government’s doing. That should all be scrutinized, and I don’t think it’s inappropriate for us to help you guys (the media) understand what’s going on, because you guys are going to communicate that to the public.”

    The idea behind the gag order was to help make it easier to pick a jury for the trial, Wojciechowski reported. The judge, however, said he will invite more than 100 potential jurors into the selection process, and Peterson’s attorneys said they’ve prepared a 73-question questionnaire. Prosecutors have yet to prepare their questionnaire.

    Wojciechowski also reported that in addition to Peterson’s trial date being set for Dec. 8, two additional dates were set. On Oct. 9 and Oct. 23, lawyers and the judge will meet to sort out jury issues.

    Wojciechowski also reported that the judge provided confirmation of the existence tapes of wiretapped conversations involving Peterson, but details of the conversations were not revealed.

    “We know the tapes exist,” said Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky. “What we don’t know is the length and breadth of the tapes, whether they bugged him inside his house, they bugged him inside his car, whether anybody was wearing a wire. That we don’t know, and we didn’t find out.”

    The retired officer remains a suspect in the disappearance.

    Peterson’s attorney argues that, as an officer, he was allowed to have the rifle as a duty weapon.

    Additional information provided by Sun-Times News Group

  32. “We know the tapes exist,” said Peterson’s attorney, Joel Brodsky. “What we don’t know is the length and breadth of the tapes, whether they bugged him inside his house, they bugged him inside his car, whether anybody was wearing a wire. That we don’t know, and we didn’t find out.”

    So, Drew must have been notified of the surveillance at some point or those tapes wouldn’t be admissable.

  33. “In court, Peterson’s attorneys sought to limit some of the evidence, including asking the court to exclude the Bolingbrook Police Department’s rules, as well as the testimony of Peterson’s son. ”

    Anyone know which son this is?

  34. OLDEST son Facs, thats what 780 AM referenced.

    Would that not be Eric? Eric D. Peterson BTW, not Eric J. who was listed on the dockets today as well.

  35. Yo Hediddy

    Is Eric the oldest? Coud be just got it wrong. Unless you follow this more than superficially, you wouldn’t know about Absent Eric.

    Probably Steve? The ‘transpher’ to Steve was illegal,too.

  36. Bucket:
    Just went to some sources. It would appear that Stephen D. is older than Eric D. from my sources.

    Still stalking down some news…

  37. Nancy Grace also just played the 911 tape w/transcript from CASEY ANTHONY.

    Now she can call 911 for protesters outside of her house but not for her missing daughter?

    She us saying “They need to hurry up.”

    Again, no call to 911 for her missing baby.

    Feh.

    Replays at 9 PM CST and at 12 AM and 2 AM tonight CST.

    Additionally, far South/Southwest Suburbs can sometimes get her show on 92.7 FM.

  38. I wonder…..Why would they prosecute DP now for the gun charge if they expect him to be charged with the murder of KS and possibly also SP soon. I wonder if they do charge him soon if the trial has to wait until the gun trial is already handled, or do they expect to have him locked up on the gun charge before they get to the murder charge. Thoughts or comments anyone ??

  39. Murder charge really doesn’t have an expiration date on it.

    They can sit on that and gather info for awhile. Years even.

    But the gun thing, they banked that charge and they did have a time issue to do something with it.

    I thing the gun thing might be sorta like a Kansas City Shuffle 😎

  40. After hearing the news today that the Judge now has extensive surveillance in hand from LE, what do you want to bet that those cameras on Sharon’s house have a whole lot to do with it? Heck, maybe those plants have eyes!

  41. Drew Peterson’s Publicist Releases Statement on New Book with Partial Embargoed Title

    ‘I can confirm that Drew Peterson did give extended interviews’ says Peterson’s Florida publicist Glenn Selig.

    ThePublicityAgency.com – September 18, 2008

    (PRNewsChannel) / Tampa, Fla. and Chicago, Ill. / Drew Peterson’s publicist Glenn Selig released the following statement responding to the announcement this evening by Canadian publisher Kunati, Inc. of the upcoming book Drew Peterson Exposed on the Drew Peterson case.

    STATEMENT FROM GLENN SELIG (pronounced Sell-ig)-DREW PETERSON’S PUBLICIST

    “I can confirm that Drew Peterson did give extended interviews to author Derek Armstrong for the writing of the book Drew Peterson Exposed. Mr. Armstrong requested, and was granted access to Mr. Peterson, because he was conducting an independent investigation of Mr. Peterson and the accusations that continue to swirl around him.”

    “Mr. Peterson and his criminal defense attorney Joel Brodsky and I look forward to responding to any and all of Mr. Armstrong’s findings at the appropriate time.”

    “The book is not out yet and Mr. Peterson has not seen the book yet. So it would be inappropriate to comment at this time.”

    Editor’s Note: Drew Peterson, Joel Brodsky and Glenn Selig will not be available for any interviews on this subject for now. This statement is all that’s being said about the book at this time.

    http://www.prnewschannel.com/absolutenm/templates/?a=817&z=4

  42. Woo, Facs, this is just more reason to think this is all a friggin’ game the Stooges are playing with this book crap.

    It’s obvious it’s being promoted as being “against” Drew Peterson when, in fact, we all can surmise it’s the bull that Matt Phelps didn’t want to have anything to do with.

    Regardless, “extensive” surveillance sure sounds worrisome for 666, doesn’t it?

  43. I’m very interested in what the surveillance is and how it relates to the gun charge.

    And how stupid do they think people are, trying to promote that book as an exposure of Drew when it was dictated to Armstrong over a rum and coke on the company yacht? I hope it comes to libraries with a notice letting them know to shelve it in the fiction section.

  44. “Mr. Armstrong requested, and was granted access to Mr. Peterson”…after we contacted him about writing the book and he agreed to prostitute himself.

    Armstrong said, “Hey, this thing ain’t going to write itself. Drew’s going to have to tell me what to say!”

  45. Don’t forget the upcoming September 30th interview/book promotion with Matt Lauer on the Today show.

    But there’s been too much publicity! We can’t find an untainted jury pool! Gah!

  46. You know, though, this whole book thing is kind of a contradiction now, since the whole defense team seemed to be blindsided today by the Judge’s acknowledgment that there’s “extensive” surveillance on 666. There’s got to be at least a bit of concern about that, regardless of how much he’s probably going to further trash his two dead wives.

  47. ‘“For months we’ve guarded the contents of Drew Peterson Exposed, working under strict non-disclosure agreements,” said author Derek Armstrong. Armstrong hopes the embargo will remain intact until the national broadcast and the broad release of the book on October 1, 2008.’

    Armstrong owns the publishing house and does the promotion for it. The only way the embargo would be breached would be if he breached it.

    Give me a fuh-reakin’ break.

  48. Well, Facs, if LE was listening and watching Peterson since, what, December, they may even have their own copy of these big, gigantic revelations Mr. Armstrong thinks he’s exposing, which sounds like he’s promoting the further trashing of Drew’s wives. Working it to make Drew push his agenda of being the victim, not Kathleen and Stacy.

    So, maybe there will also be revelations on LE’s tapes that will show this was all manipulated and concocted to further all of this crap.

    I am convinced this has all been uncovered previously by Matt Phelps, which is the idea that Peterson wanted to tie-in Stacy to Kathleen’s death somehow. That, or he’s going to trash these women by trying to show them to be something other than the Stepford Wives.

    I am leery of Mr. Armstrong promoting the idea that he did his own investigation, and saying there’s going to be a major twist. If he was doing his own investigation under the noses of LE, which we now know had Peterson in their sights for a long time, how did he uncover something that LE didn’t? I find that to be an oddity.

    But, how would Mr. Armstrong have ever known that LE was, in fact, taping and watching just about every move Peterson made shortly after Stacy’s disappearance?

    Wouldn’t it be nice to think that he was a part of LE’s undercover surveillance all along? If not, then we know what he’s up to, and it’s all baloney. Trash the victims and sway the jury pool to think they’re not worthy of putting Peterson away for causing their demise.

    I don’t think that’s going to happen.

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