Saturday, April 11, 2009

Criminal Profiling Topic of the Day: The Smiley Face Killers and Pat Brown

Yes, some guy on Facebook has cracked open the Smiley Face Killers case and, if law enforcement considers his theory, they could solve the mystery of all those athletic young men found drowned in rivers and lakes near their colleges. I'm very nervous about the police following up on this man's ideas because I am sure they will come straight to my door , take me down to the station, and interrogate me. I could end up in prison for aiding and abetting these serial killers. I never thought it would come to this. I was pretty confident I stopped all speculation about any Smiley Face Gang with all those television appearances I did debunking the concept. I thought I had fooled everyone and no one would ever figure it out. But this man did!

From his Facebook Page:

Folks, I have some truly alarming news.Someone is killing college men across America.

I think it's a group of female serial killers acting in a cult-like fashion around the country.They target Alpha Males because they fear them.I think it's a bunch of feminists gone amok.And they've been doing it for years.

Even more alarming, the stupid FBI brought a biased woman to get her opinion on the Smiley Face Killers.Talk about asking the wolf to guard the sheep.You don't ask a feminist author to investigate a case where men are the primary victims.Just like you don't ask vegetarians to help meat eaters who are drowning

It's simply common sense.

I got a radical theory of my own.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown is shielding the female Smiley Face Killers.

I don't know how this man put two and two together and discovered my connection to the murders. Did he find out I lived in Minneapolis where Chris Jenkins ended up in the Mississippi? Did he discover that I had driven Interstate 94 through Eau Claire, Chicago, and Pittsburgh, cities where other victims have been found, on the way to my other home in Washington DC? How did he know that when I was seventeen I admired Gloria Steinem and wore my hair like hers and bought her signature tinted eyeglasses? Who told him I am a vegetarian? This man is a really too smart and he has found me out.

Now that this man has broadcast the truth about me and the Smiley Face Killers on the Internet , I am going to need your help. The Pat Brown Defense Fund will be accepting your donations in the sums of $100, $500, $1000, and $10,000. Please be generous. Thanks.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Profiling Topic of the Day: Interview with a Cannibal

No, I haven't been away because I got eaten; well, at least not by a human. Work on the other hand has consumed a good portion of me! Finally, things are lightening up and you should see The Daily Profiler return to a daily rather than monthly feature!

I have been so busy I forgot to tell you all about the great book by Gunter Stampf which I edited. When I was asked to make the English version readable (the original is in German) I was rather leery about being involved with such a project. Most of you who have read The Daily Profiler for a while know that I am a rabid anti-gore person and I don't like true crime that is overly gruesome and gratuitous. I expected a book titled Interview with a Cannibal to be of that ilk. I ended up being pleasantly surprised. I liked the book a lot, a whole lot, because not only was it well-written but it actually supported my view that the excess of gore and violence on the Internet is an unhealthy trend.

The book covers the intersection of two disturbed human beings - the psychopathic cannibal Armin Meiwes and his willing (yes, willing) victim, the mentally ill Bernd Brandes - and cannibal websites on the Internet. Stampf meticulously (but in a good way) tells the story through interviews with the cannibal in his jail cell and through histories of the two men. Interview with a Cannibal is is a pleasure to read in spite of the disturbing material. I also added a profile of Armin Meiwes at the end of the book to assist readers in understanding the psychology of this extremely creepy man.
For a little more about the book, check out my interview with Laura James at CLEWS.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown