How media dupes the public while profiting from its failure to disclose
Surprisingly it’s the same old answer. Profits. Profits for law enforcement. Profits for media. Profits for DV non-profits. Also important to remember? A “non-profit” is a tax phrase, not a vow of poverty.
What’s the best way media prevents the public from learning the solution to family style murders exists?
Easy. By being completely averse to featuring the murder preventing, high-tech solution, to murder. Maybe once, like below, but that’s it.
Instead, media uses these murders to sell ads for programs like 48 Hours, or Dateline.
(Not to be outdone, law enforcement uses murders as a marketing tool, to generate hiring more police officers.)
Either way, the public is none the wiser the solution to crime has been around for a long time.
The public should also be aware law enforcement lobbies against using high-tech equipment enabling (mostly) women to be notified in real time, that the restrained person is on their way to breaking a restraining order. These are the very same women who could and would, save their own life. As would anyone with a head-start notification to leave the area.
Consider two recent, family execution-style multiple murders:
Vermont’s Jody Herring, and Houston Texas David Conley, III.
Jody Herring is accused of killing Rhonda Herring, Regina Herring, and their mother, Julie Ann Falzarano, three family members who had called child services and; as well as Lisa Sobel, the Social services worker the day of her murder, testified against Jody, on the day Herring lost custody of her nine year old daughter. Court transcripts of the hearing should be very revealing. One questions why they haven’t been made available yet.
Murder in the making – another threat ignored
Prior to the triple murder at the farm, Tiffany Herring said early in the morning Jody reportedly called and said,
“My mother got a call in the morning, maybe 7:30 or 8 o’clock, saying it was Jody Herring, saying:
‘You guys need to stop calling DCF unless you guys are going to have it coming to you.”
Jody is now charged with killing four women. Three relatives.
Next up: Texas
In the case of David Conley, considering a ten year history of crime, that real-time victim notification GPS wasn’t already in place for the now dead, is harder to comprehend. But law enforcement has blood on their hands for mass murder; as Conley once went to prison for wrapping an electrical cord around a baby’s neck.
That seems clue enough for judges to generate both a permanent restraining order, and real-time Victim Notification, GPS for the intended victims.
Now with real-time victim notification in mind, watch the below and ask yourself,
“Why isn’t this in family and criminal court, so the real-time GPS monitor could call the intended victim ahead of time, in enough time for her to vacate the area, and then alert law enforcement?”
CBS – More Details
Why the solution isn’t widely known is partly due to media refusing to cover it appropriately. Or, identify it appropriately. (Also, media has a long-time practice of not identifying judges who screw up so badly people are killed.)
Again; it’s all about profits
Where would 48 Hours and Dateline be if there were less, profit-generating, murder mysteries where in: shocker, the husband/boyfriend did it?
Meanwhile, and none too subtle fashion, law enforcement continues taking the sting out of crime: assault, attempted murder, and murder, in favor of less stressful phrase: “domestic violence.”
The correct response to anyone using that phrase, is:
“There’s no such thing as “Domestic Violence.” Then explain the phrase is part of the con used by those in the “Domestic Violence” career field, in order to generate grant funding to host endless “Domestic Violence Awareness” Conferences for these “experts” who will never endorse high tech crime prevention devices for those targeted, over their own salaries. It’ll never happen. So the murders will continue. They are not interested in crime prevention. Only after the fact, police type services.
That’s American reality
If a stranger assaults me, he’s going to jail. If a family member assaults me, or attempts to murder me, or murders me, law enforcement and media will identify it as “domestic violence.” Lets end that. Lets end it because nothing changes until it is first, properly identified.
Misogyny as an American Tradition
Need further proof misogyny the order of the day? Consider Donald Trump. When he attacked Rosie O’Donnell, the audience roared with laughter. When he attacked the pretty girl, they booed. Because in America, as everywhere else, beauty is the currency of women. This is known by all. Which is why women in media are generally good looking.
Good looking, and often minus brains and spine and/or desire to address how media profits from misogyny. They know it, but routinely sell out women. In fact, sometimes media women take the lead in misogyny. See my column on Curt Schilling.
Sidebar: But every once in a while, there is such a delicious example of our backwards nation, we really do have to laugh.
Ladies and gentlemen, once again, I offer you Texas. Please. Specifically; Tyler, Texas. Specifically, a Tyler Texas Judge. Specifically, the Presiding judge, Randall Rogers
Judge Rogers made history last week by bartering away, a woman. In open court.
I am not making this up.
Judge Rogers gave the defendant a choice. Jail or marriage. He did so without a word to the defendant’s girlfriend who was siting in court. Yep. The judge said “Marry her AND recite passages of the Bible!” This is Texas folks. Not Saudi Arabia. Could someone inform Judge Rogers we are not in Saudi Arabia? Thanks.
Back to medias role in profiting from murders
Where would 48 Hours and Dateline be if they couldn’t air profit generating, murder mysteries? It’s not in medias best interests to expose how government enables family killings to be profitable for law enforcement. Instead, as media reports for profits, the public is treated to reporter apologists for local police departments after officers refuse to do their job. This reporter begin his coverage by announcing how seriously the police departments take these cases. Seriously. That happened in San Diego. One more thing.
The “reporter” never identified the San Diego police officer involved in the rape case. Now that’s some mighty fine police PR reporting!
In fairness, San Diego is known for it’s misogyny. Consider therapist Michael Mantrell. Mantrell might be going to prison, but for years was the leading shrink for San Diego Police officers.
From Dr. Mantrell’s website. “He is on San Diego’s Fox 5 News weekly as their Chief Behavioral Science Contributor and provides opinions, analyses and commentary for print and broadcast news media throughout the U.S. and internationally. He has been a member of SAG-AFTRA since 1981. His work in television news has recently earned him an Emmy nomination for a half-hour broadcast he did on the media and mass shootings following the Connecticut school shootings.
He’s been a popular guest on television and radio talk shows across America, including “Oprah,” “Nightline,” “Larry King,” and “Good Morning America” where he appeared for more than a decade as a regular contributor.”
So that’s the answer folks – profits. Media making sure you, the viewer, remain clueless to the solution.
Please use this information to act. Gather a group and inform your elected officials your vote is for officials who say no more state and federal money to law enforcement and the courts until the courts implement real time, victim notification, GPS.
People are either part of the solution or part of the problem.
David Conley is singing like a canary in a cage to reporters… lovin’ that good old-time attention! The Washington Post article underscores just how crazy DV cases usually are; e.g. these quotes:
[David] Conley said the domestic abuse allegations against him “were all lies.”
“Basically what happened to that case is what happens with so many domestic violence cases: The victim recanted her story,” Jeff McShan with the Harris County District Attorney’s Office told KHOU-TV. McShan said Jackson then blamed the alleged abuse on an ex-boyfriend.
“We went all the way up to the trial date hoping she would tell the truth about what happened, show up for court, but we couldn’t even locate her,” he said.
Conley and Jackson then reportedly had a son, Nathaniel, though Conley said paternity was never proven.
Not too long, but… have to say Conley details are emerging that indicate how messy & complicated DV cases usually are. Apparently the woman had finally gotten her life together with a decent man she married. This POS would have removed a GPS bracelet one way or another. My own personal wish is that he would have taken his own life as well rather than expecting cops to do it.
Yes. Women who take back men who displayed that kind of behavior usually regret it. If they live.
Do want to mention the kind of Victim Notification GPS eatured in the Video clip can’t be removed. It’s steel encased in rubber.
One guy got so aggravated trying to remove his, that he tried to shoot it off.
Cops picked him up at the hospital. : )
Device was hit but still very securely attached to his ankle.
Good to know it’s impervious to removal by the usual method of cutting steel chains. Has it been tested by a Dremel saw, which cuts through steel piping & rebar in close quarters?
Have seen all kinds of tests…but I wouldn’t know a Dremel saw if I fell on one. Sorry. Do know there isn’t much room between skin and bracelet, if that’s a help.
Bonnie, this is your best blog post ever! Well written & to the point. However, I don’t expect you will make it into prime time pointing out the obvious faults of either the media or legal system ~ in California, Texas or anywhere else for that matter. Can you get invited on the Young Turks or Amy Goodman’s ‘Democracy Now’ shows? If old man Rush Limbaugh can get a radio show going, so can you. I say this with no snark or satire ~ women need someone like you on AM airwaves.
💝. Thanks Mom’s Hugs. And now for the irony. After posting it, sent it to a writer friend saying it was too long, but I wanted to get it all in. He agreed. 😅