CONSPIRACY THEORISTS, CASE FILES, AND DISCREPANCIES WITH THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE (Part 3)

I have always liked to research anything that I’ve found interesting or had some kind of link to human behavior. I’m like a dog with a bone sometimes. I can get too focused on one thing. Some people find this annoying. I don’t really care. I do it for me.

Living in my own bubble I hadn’t realized how many so called “experts” or “theorists” were out there trying to link the freedom of the West Memphis Three with a Hollywood or Celebrity conspiracy theory. The only basis for such a theory was the support given, tattoos, and maybe a shared idealism or taste in music. Because all of us who like Rock/Metal worship Satan and sacrifice animals in secret ceremonies. We then hide it by supporting The Humane Society to cover our tracks. (Sarcasm)

I have read the case files from when the murders happened. The witness statements, polygraph results, and notes from the investigating detectives. It wasn’t easy to do because they are at best sloppy. I’m going to show one that Detective Ridge did with Tiffany Allen on 10/07/93. She was 13 years old at the time of questioning. Try to remember what you were like at that age. I am not a lawyer but I am going to Object at times where I see fit or make an observation.

Ridge: Do you know of a Satanic Group that exists at Lakeshore?

Allen: No, sir

Ridge: You don’t know of one at all?

Allen: No, sir

Ridge: Now the talk is that one does exist and there are things that happen

Allen: Yes, sir

Ridge: Where are those things happening?

OBJECTION: Asked and Answered If she said she doesn’t know of one but he tells her there is talk of one existing and she replies “yes, sir” that is not an affirmation of knowledge that is a scared young girl in a police department being questioned by an adult male and not wanting to displease him.

Allen: It should be in a field behind the old um, the old sewage plant back there

Ridge: Ok, uh do you know when that occur was it daytime, nightime, have you ever seen kids out there or anything like that?

OBJECTION: Leading the witness. She says she doesn’t know about it but comes up with a place where if something like that were to happen it would happen she still denies seeing anyone out there the Detective suggests times of day these incidences could occur she just has to pick which one he might be leaning towards.

Allen: No,sir 

Ridge: You haven’t?

Allen: It should occur at night time

Ridge: But?

Allen: But I haven’t seen anybody out there

Ridge: Ok, but you heard that a group exists?

Allen: Uh-huh

Ridge: Satanic Group?

Allen: Yes, sir

Ridge: You believe one exists, but you don’t know who those members are is that correct?

Allen: Yes, sir

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a more misleading interview in my life. Tiffany Allen clearly states at the beginning that she has no knowledge of a Satanic Group but once Detective Ridge tells her that “everyone else knows that one exists” she still sticks to her answer of no. Unfortunately he threw her a confusing question as if she had said yes by asking where these “things were happening”. She was hesitant in her response and didn’t sound sure. She first said she didn’t know when they would they would occur but when Detective Ridge responds quickly with choices and doubts her answer she finally says “night time”. A clusterf*ck if I ever saw one.

James Bailey put in a handwritten statement these exact words:

Damien always wore a black trench coat all the times I saw him. I saw Damien once at Vickie’s trailer Jessie went there a lot I heard Vickie’s son was Damien’s half brother.

This handwritten statement was turned into this:

Bailey states that every time he saw Damien he was always wearing a long black coat even if it was hot outside. He had heard that Damien was a Devil Worshipper.

Odd how “Devil Worshipper” doesn’t appear anywhere in the Bailey’s written statement.

There is one other thing I’ll mention briefly. Jessie Misskelly Jr. had an IQ of between 68-72 at the time of questioning. This would put him at a diminished capacity. I’m not 100% sure on these facts and if they were used at trial because I couldn’t find any information that was neutral to the case.

I’m still going through statements and notes from Detectives. There does appear to be one Detective who pushes people to speak against Echols no matter the cost.west-memphis-10

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CONSPIRACY THEORISTS~STEREOTYPING, WEST MEMPHIS THREE AND RESPONSIBILITY

When I first learned of the West Memphis Three it wasn’t long after their arrest. I was always interested in the unusual, outcasts, or “the reason why” someone may have done something. My father watched 60 Minutes for as long as I can remember. I was usually in the room while he watched. There was a story on John Douglas, one of the first criminal profilers in the FBI. I didn’t move for the entire interview. After that I found his books. I wanted to understand what would make a person do something the rest of society would find so repulsive.

John Douglas would give his profile but also gave the story of the victim and the victim’s family. That is what made his work different and what made him good at his job. He analyzed all aspects of the crime. He joined the FBI in 1970 as a sniper on the local SWAT team and then moved on to a hostage negotiator. Within 7 years he was at Quantico teaching hostage negotiations and applied criminal psychology to new special and field agents. He created and managed the FBI’s Criminal Profiling Program, he’s interviewed serial killers and violent sex offenders from around the country learning something new with each one. He’s been asked to consult on various criminal cases and his opinion is highly regarded.

John Douglas was asked to look at the West Memphis Three case.

On the outside, without any of them speaking, I knew people would automatically see them as guilty. They looked like most teenage boys in the 90’s. Dirty, not the sharpest tools in the box, and 2 had longish hair. They were outcasts, came from low income families, dressed differently, Echols supposedly always wore a black trench coat, and they listened to Metal music. Wow that pretty much describes everyone I knew in the 90’s including some fascination with the Occult. thzpnpzncfthsk4mn5yf

Jason Baldwin, Jessie Misskelley Jr., and Damien Echols were all charged with the murders of three little boys in a wooded area of West Memphis, Arkansas. If you want the gruesome details about the deaths you will have to go somewhere else because I’m not providing them. They would be horrendous for any parent to have to live through. The fact that crime scene photos and up close autopsy photos are online sickens me.

There have been celebrities and organizations that believed in the innocence of the three teenagers and campaigned for their release for years.

They did make a plea bargain to get out of prison after serving about 18 years.

One of the problems I have is the targeting of the Celebrities that may have provided support to the West Memphis Three. To insinuate that Henry Rollins had something to do with his room mates death years ago because he has certain tattoos and supported the WM3 is the most ABSURD THING I’VE EVER HEARD.

It isn’t only absurd it’s despicable. Yet this is where the minds of people with too much time on their hands go to. There is also the real possibility that most of these people would like to have the same admiration or think that the power and admiration of said celebrities is undeserved. The only other route I could explore would involve Psychology/Psychiatry. Not Satan, spells, sacrifices, incantations,  or orgies. There’s a reasonable explanation for everything.

These topics are so complex that it’s hard for me to stay coherent and organized in my thought process. But I’ll try because subjects like this are important to me. Why? Because it could happen to anyone.

I have read the case files for the West Memphis Three. This included handwritten statements, Detective’s notes, transcribed reports, interviews and polygraph results. I found way too many inconsistencies and Detectives that were so blatantly leading the witnesses during interviews I thought I was reading a badly written piece of fiction.

Unfortunately that wasn’t the case.

CRIMINAL CASE FILE FINDINGS AND DISCREPENCIES (Part 3)

 

 

 

 

 

CONSPIRACY THEORISTS~ ARE THERE HOLES IN THEIR THOUGHT PROCESS?(Part 1)

I’m not sure how exactly to start. I’ve been noticing lately in my newsfeed, stories concerning the Entertainment Industry, The Illuminati, Conspiracy Theorists, Politicians, Aleister Crowley, Anton LaVey, the West Memphis Three, and the list goes on. For some reason I find all of it fascinating subject matter.

The problem is where do you start?

THE ILLUMINATI

The Illuminati is a name given to several different groups in history representing a “secret society”. They mostly refer to the “Bavarian Illuminati” founded in 1776 that opposed superstition, abuse of state power and religious influence over public life. They also opposed “Obscurantism”. This is the practice of deliberately preventing the facts or full details from becoming known concerning any matter.

Founded by Adam Weishaupt, who spread the ideas of The Enlightenment, a movement which included a range of ideas centered on reason as the primary source of Authority and Legitimacy. It advanced ideals like tolerance, liberty, and separation of church and state.

Recruitment for The Illuminati started with the Freemasons. The German Freemasons were targeted early on. The estimated number of members at the end of 1784 were anywhere from 650-2,500. There’s not much accuracy because of the secrecy of their organization.

The decline of their organization was brought on by their own egos and infighting. Members bragging about Political sway, fighting over who came up with certain ideas and who was in charge eventually caused them to crumble.

OCCULTISM

Occultism is the study of occult practices including magic, alchemy, extra sensory perception, astrology, spiritualism, religion and divination. Certain belief systems are included like Wicca, Paganism, Thelema, Hermeticism, and Theosophy.

ALEISTER CROWLEY  10/12/1875 – 12/1/1947

Educated at the University of Cambridge, Crowley took part in the Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn. An organization devoted to the study and practice of the occult, metaphysics and paranormal activity during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.

The original founders were William Robert Woodman, William Wynn Westcott, and Samuel Liddell Macgregor Mathers, all Freemasons.

Crowley had disagreements with them all. He had a Narcissistic personality and indulged in drugs and sex more than other members. His ideas would have exposed the organization to the public more, and his behavior was erratic. He eventually left them and went on a trip to Egypt where he was “contacted” by an entity known as “Aiwass” who provided him with the “Book of Law”. It served as the basis for Thelema. He started a new organization The AEon of Horus. It’s creed would be “Do what thou wilt”.

ANTON LAVEY  4/11/1930 – 10/29/1997

Anton LaVey was the founder of the Church of Satan and writer of the Satanic Bible. Neither really has anything to do with Satan.

The Satanic Bible encourages the exploration of your own nature and instincts. It promotes freedom of pain and fear.

Unfortunately when someone is lost, lonely, or feels like an outcast they look for something different to help. Some turned to the Satanic Bible or Aleister Crowley.

The problem with this is most people DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY ARE READING. LaVey stole various theories and ideas from so many different sources like Ayn Rand and Ragnar Redbeard. He also took from Crowley’s Magick: Elemetary Theory. He exaggerated his childhood or outright lied about events. He said he was in the circus Barnum and Bailey but never was. He also said he had an affair with Marilyn Monroe that never happened.

People like Crowley and LaVey were not selling anything new. Greek philosopher Epicurus believed that “pleasure” was the greatest good, the way to obtain pleasure was to live modestly, gain knowledge of the workings of the world and to limit one’s desires. This would lead to a state of tranquility, freedom from fear and absence of bodily pain. Others who followed Epicureanism were the poet Horace (Carpe Diem), Virgil, Julius Caesar, and Thomas Jefferson.

Crowley and LaVey both had egos, pride, a need for power and to be adored and admired. If they were around today they probably would have been diagnosed with a few illnesses in the DSM-V. That being said some of it DOES MAKE SENSE TO ME.

I DO NOT THINK A PERSON’S CHOICE IN TATOOS BRANDS THEM AS PART OF AN ORGANIZATION OR CONSPIRACY. Sometimes a tattoo is just a tattoo. People need to get over that aspect and focus on where the real threats are in our world and it isn’t Johnny Depp, Henry Rollins, Dave Navarro, or Eddie Vedder.

If you want to investigate tattoo conspiracies you could go to Russia and try to get Putin to drop his pants. See if he has stars on his knees. Now that is something I would pay to see.

COMING UP: I WILL TRY TO TACKLE MORE OF THE CONSPIRACY THEORY SITUATION AND MY FINDINGS WHILE READING TRANSCRIPTS FROM THE WEST MEMPHIS THREE INVESTIGATION. ONE WORD~ INCOMPETENCY