Friday, November 24, 2017

Meek Mill: An Entitled Rapper, Not a Poster Boy for Unfair Treatment by the Criminal Justice System

So, I read this today.


 This month, Meek Mill, a 30-year-old rapper, was sentenced to two to four years in prison for violating the terms of his probation — probation he’s been on since he was a teenager, all stemming from charges of gun and drug possession. What did he do wrong? He popped a wheelie on a motorcycle.

Prosecution is much easier in drug charges brought against Meek Mill, and it’s even easier when the criminal defendant is a young black man. Juries aren’t sympathetic, and there’s no “he said, she said.” As much as we like to think justice is blind, our criminal justice system replicates the same bigotries at play everywhere else in the United States, including racism and sexism. Conviction rates for black men are higher than they are for white men.

The wealthy and powerful in America — i.e. the overwhelmingly white and male — are playing a different game. They have the resources to pay teams of lawyers, not just to defend them in court but to intimidate anyone who might challenge them.


Mill appeared in court last Monday after a pair of arrests this year -- one for popping wheelies on a dirt bike and another for getting into a fight -- that violated his probation from a 2008 gun and drug case. He was sentenced to another five months in prison in 2014 after he violated his probation by performing out of state. 
He received to two to four years in state prison last week by Judge Genece Brinkley, who cited a failed drug test and the rapper's noncompliance with a court order restricting his travel.
Okay, so far, I am thinking, well, the court's decision by Judge Brinkley seems a bit over the top. Maybe this IS really a case where a white judge in our criminal justice system is being unfair to someone just because of his color. But, having been around the media agenda-driven reporting for enough decades to question the story being pushed to the public, I did two things: went to YouTube to see to Meek Mill's rap videos and I went through enough pages of Google to find the actual detailed history of Mill's criminal past (and it wasn't part of any major media story...what a surprise). First of all, I kind of like his rap...I thought he had a unique style. Still depressing stuff about gangs and shootings and going to jail, but I can see why he is popular. So this tells me he has some talent and he had a real future in the music world. This means he should have valued that more than breaking the law, regardless of how "small" the infraction. I haven't been arrested in my entire life and neither have any of my nonwhite children, so I do not understand when people say breaking the law, well, you know, it happens. No, it doesn't unless you really work at it.

Judge Brinkley

Now, to the Meek Mill's criminal history and his interaction with the criminal justice system. Let's start with this judge who put him back behind bars. She's black. Yeah, that surprised me, too, because it took me a long time to find a photo of her (guess why) and I just had a picture in my head of a white lady. I bet most people think she is a white and a racist, but, no, she is black and she seemed to actually liked Mill and want him to do well. In fact, she gave him far more breaks than I think she should have.

Here is the rundown of what actually happened (courtesy of Pitchfork):

Meek was first arrested in 2007, when he was 19 and still known as Robert Williams. A year and a half later, Brinkley convicted him of seven charges relating to guns and drugs. She sentenced him to 11-and-a-half to 23 months in county prison, plus seven years of probation. In a court opinion obtained by Pitchfork, the judge wrote that although prosecutors had urged a tougher sentence, she “wanted to give him an opportunity to turn his life around from selling drugs and instead focus on his musical talent.”

Meek was out of county jail less than six months later, paroled to house arrest but ordered to earn his GED and undergo drug treatment. In December 2009, Brinkley ended his house arrest but kept him on probation. Over the next two years, the judge found that Meek tested positive for marijuana and unspecified opiate use more than once, but she didn’t hold him to be in violation of his probation.
In 2011, though, Brinkley did cite him for his first violation—for testing positive, again, for opiate use. His next hearing was postponed several times throughout the next year, while Meek was out ontour. Finally, on November 2, 2012, the judge ordered Meek to take a drug test within three days; he didn’t show.
When Meek returned to court two weeks after that, Judge Brinkley suspended his permission to travel outside of Philadelphia County until after his next court date, two months later. At that time, she barred him from scheduling travel for another nearly four months. Two months in, Brinkley found Meek in violation for leaving the county again. She ordered him to sign up for an etiquette course, “in order to address his inappropriate social media use and crude language in the courtroom,” she later wrote. Multiple Philadelphia lawyers told Pitchfork they had never heard of a judge ordering a defendant to take etiquette classes, though they noted that for better or worse, judges’ sentences are sometimes creative. For the next year, Meek attended court hearings every three months.
Before long, Meek landed a third probation violation, again related to leaving the county. In July 2014, Brinkley sentenced him to three to six months in county jail, plus five years of probation. He served nearly five months in Hoffman Hall prison. In prison, he was ordered to take anger management and parenting classes (he has a young son), as well as undergo drug and alcohol counseling. The next year, the judge did approve Meek’s request to travel as far as Dubai, but she later rescinded earlier permission for him to visit Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.
On December 10, 2015, Meek received his fourth probation violation for not reporting to his probation officer, traveling outside of Philadelphia without permission, and submitting a sample of water instead of urine for a drug test. The judge sentenced Meek to six to 12 months of house arrest plus six years of probation. Brinkley also ordered Meek to perform 90 days of community service, and she barred him from working or traveling while on house arrest. Meek appealed.
On September 8, 2017, Judge Lillian Harris Ransom ultimately denied that appeal. All this serves as the backdrop for Meek’s current situation. Earlier this month, Brinkley found Meek in violation of his probation for a fifth time. She cited a failed drug test, violation of court-ordered travel restrictions, and two misdemeanor arrests: for reckless driving involving a motorcycle in Manhattan and for an alleged altercation at the St. Louis airport. Charges in the New York case are set to be scrubbed from Meek’s record in April if he avoids further violations; the St. Louis charge was reportedly dropped. Regardless, she gave him the two- to four-year sentence.
That sentence went against the recommendations of both the prosecutor and the probation officer in the case. But on November 8, Meek checked in at Camp Hill state prison.

So, clearly Mill is a repeat offender, breaking his parole over and over, doing drugs and trying to cheat on the testing, thumbing his nose at the judge who is trying to give him chance after chance. Seems to me, the judge finally got fed up with him and decided he was unrepentant as to his flouting of the law and threw the book at him. I think he got what he had coming. From where I am sitting, the judge was far TOO lenient, gave him far more breaks than any other offender would have gotten simply because he was a musician. If Mill had been just a drug dealing, gangbanging grocery store stocker, he would have been in prison for a good long time.

But, yet again, we have Colin Kaepernick, Hollywood, and the media making a less-than-deserving idiot a poster boy for racial discrimination instead of someone truly deserving of representing some problems that should be intelligently examined, issues that our country does struggle with. Instead of working together as citizens to improve our communities, these rabblerousers are making things worse, stoking a race war, making people take sides, and worse of all, encouraging everyone to act like uncivilized children instead of mature adults. 

Grow up, everyone. Please. Before our country becomes the poster child for "Lord of the Flies."

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown
November 24,2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Determining Motive in the Las Vegas Mass Murder

Note: This post will not include names or photos or links in order to not give more fame to the killer.

Definition: The TRUE "Motive" in the case of mass murder is always the same; revenge, power and control, and recognition. Media attention is one of the top reasons for mass murder as the perpetrators love the massive infamy that they are given for their crimes. However, there is a SECONDARY "Motive" which I am looking at here and that is what excuse/justification has this particular mass murderer used for his particular crime. There IS an importance to knowing this as is true with other heinous crimes - gang killings and terrorism - because there can be a promoted ideology that inspires the psychopath to act out and choose specific crimes. This is why we worry about radicalization connected to religious or political organizations and to gangs. Psychopaths will still be psychopaths and may be violent without outside encouragement, but radical ideology - as is true with our excessive sensationalistic media - can be a strong factor in a psychopath choosing a particular road to go down. Just like advertising has an effect on prospective buyers (that is why companies spend so much money and time promoting a product), ideology can also permeate the thinking of an individual when it is very excessive and persuasive.


Many people are wondering why there is no motive yet discovered for the recent horrific mass murder and this is inspiring many theories, some fairly logical, some pretty off-the-wall. Mostly, they fall into these groups:

1) Crazy gun-toting white alt-right male proving that white males are the Number One terrorists in the world
2) Typical suicidal mass murderer with some recent disaster in his life who is getting back at society which he feels is responsible for his failure
3) Leftist/Antifa radical setting off the revolution 
4) False flag patsy designed to tear apart the country
5) Isis terrorist who was radicalized through his companion and the Philippines
6) Normal guy who went nuts due to a brain tumor or recent use of Valium

Okay, lots of possibilities. Let me knock out the ones that make no sense.

6) This guy has all the hallmarks of lifelong psychopathy and he wasn't just a normal guy until a few days before he slaughtered five dozen people. He planned this mass murder for a long time. No brain tumor or drugs made him lose his mind.

5) Isis radicalization. First of all, his companion is a Catholic, not a Muslim. Secondly, there is nothing that rings of any Isis connection in his past behaviors or communications. Yes, he dropped into the Philippines, but his girlfriend was from there, so big deal. I have photos of me wearing hijab in Egypt but that doesn't make me connected to a terrorist organization. I would be very surprised if radical Islamic links are found.

4). Just no. I am not even going to argue this because there is no evidence of some Deep State stuff going on here.


Which leaves us with 1), 2), and 3). 

Either he is just a typical mass murderer whose life was going down the toilet so he decided to get his  big revenge and have his day in the sun and all the infamy from the media that goes with it....

....or he had a political motive...

...or both.

So, we need to look at his life and what has been happening.

A) We know he is a psychopath and has always been one. Psychopaths can make up reasons for doing things for their own amusement, so he could simply commit the mass murder for the fun and thrill or he could do develop a political motive for the crime (a la McVeigh) to justify his actions. McVeigh really WASN'T very political, but he found a cool story in a book about attacking the government and he decided this would be exciting to act out. Psychopaths don't actually give THAT much of a shit about politics but they may use it for their own peculiar ideation to gain power and control.

B) So far, there is little in this psychopath's life that show any big change as far as monetary loss or girlfriend loss. The ONLY change we see, so far, is a stockpiling of weapons that began one year ago. 
What set him off one year ago?

C) Venue. He chose to target a largely white, conservative, Republican group of people. This was not a spur of the moment choice. He could have chosen many other venues to annihilate a large number of people. Interestingly, the media is not discussing his choice of victims. But, he chose those victims for one of two reasons, 1) convenience and familiarity - this is common for mass murderers, or 2) political reasons. Actually, it is possibly he could have chosen the venue for both those reasons. At this point in time we do not know the answer.

D) His politics. We have not heard that he has any political interest. In some sense, this could be true. He is a psychopath who only gives a crap about himself, so it is not unbelievable that he could care less about politics. It is true that his family members, from what I can determine from interviews and their Facebook pages, are pretty bland about politics. There are NO strong political comments from anyone which is pretty amazing in these times. If you look at my Facebook friends, you will see many people outspoken about politics of all sorts. The only little bit of politics I see in the relatives is a slight lean to the left with a pussy hat on the girlfriend of the nephew. Now, what is a bit more interesting is that the killer's girlfriend was married for over two decades to a fellow who was quite  to the left. This, of course, doesn't mean she is, but it is interesting. We will have to wait to see if the shooter has any political leanings at all. One other thing which possibly supports a political ideation is the age of this mass murderer. Most killers of this kind are either really young (school shooters) or middle age (lost job/wife shooters), but almost none are in their sixties. Sometimes, older people get crotchety about politics (go sit in a senior center and you will see what I mean) and even psychopaths can get adamant in their later years about what is wrong with our country. If there is any political motive behind this crime, I would find it hard to believe that the shooter didn't at least grumble to people at some point in time.

E) But, there are three things put together which might mean something. He started collecting a huge  amount of weapons at election time last year, he shot conservative white people, and it is the 100-year anniversary of the October Revolution of the Bolsheviks, know as Red October. Coincidence? Perhaps.

So, where are we with motive? I am not sure I can answer that. This is what the investigation will at some point determine, I certainly hope. It would be very unlikely there are zero clues although we are seeming to be told that today. Most of the time it doesn't really matter what the so-called motive of a murdering psychopath is because it is usually only really important to him, but with the festering civil war in this country and increasing hatred and intolerance, I would like to know if this massacre is another blow to a civil society. If it is, it is a call to all citizens and to the media that we need to start behaving like intelligent adults, able to respect differences of opinions, and to not see everything in black and white when it comes to race and politics. We need to grow up and start acting like civilized human beings and not savage idiots. While attacking each other with words is probably sufficient for many people, adding violence can become the method of communication for those with sicker mentalities. If we don't want to be like some countries in this world with terrorist acts being a hazard of daily life, we need to get our act together.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown
October 5, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Warren Buffett: the Don of White Collar Crime

Hullo, Dad!

I am not sure what wool multi-billionaire Warren Buffett has pulled over so many people's eyes that they cannot see what he really is - a criminal of the nth degree.

Why do so many folks think Buffet is nice guy? Is it that he lives in a modest house and not a mansion? That he looks dumpy? That he doesn't appear to live a fancy life? All of that is meaningless and I know because I am pretty much the same way; I don't CARE for certain things that my money COULD buy. I just don't and if I had a billion more dollars, I still would be unlikely to spend the money in any kind of ostentatious way. I don't like fancy hotels (I find them cold and sterile), I don't like partying (I find it boring), I don't want to live in a mansion (I feel like I am in a sterile decorator's museum, rattling around in too big a place). I like small, simple, colorful, etc. 

Oh, wait! Doesn't Buffett have a private jet, in fact, a fleet of them? You bet! Why? He claims it is a necessity in order to get around more efficiently.

In fact, if I were a rich bitch, I would own one of those, too! Why? Because flying commercial is hell and, if I had a boatload of money, I don't see why I shouldn't spend some of it making my life less hellish. 

So, Buffett and I have a lot in common in that we use money in the way that works for us with little interest in spending it just to impress folks or impress ourselves.

But, just because that is the way he likes to lives has nothing to do with who he REALLY is. And what he REALLY is looks to me to be a pretty evil person, a massive manipulator who gets his kicks out of making money (not spending it). And he sells his down-to-earth image...a humble, sweet guy who is "just like us" for a purpose; it is his cover and it seems many people are buying it. Sure, he is a philanthropist, he gives money to some great causes and to the needy, only he robs the poor to give to other poor, just like narco dons a la Pablo Escobar and "El Chapo" Joaquin Guzman. Sometimes people are so impressed by the good they do that they completely ignore that they are bad, bad people. Some would say the whole lot are psychopaths and I would have a hard time disagreeing with that, so if this is the label we can give such men (and women), we can be sure that any good they do has nothing to do with empathy but serves some purpose of their own; good publicity, ego, protection, etc. 

My friends, Warren Buffett is the head of a massive criminal empire; he makes his money from ripping off all of us in more ways than can be counted. He is a bankster, a supporter of a corporate system of thievery, and he could care less about the people he harms. In fact, he seems to have zero compassion for the pawns on his chessboard; they are all expendable in the thrill of winning the game. Check what Buffett just said about the Wells Fargo scandel. 

But Buffett has also made it clear that Berkshire Hathaway wouldn't abandon the bank. In a CNN interview last year, Buffett said that Wells Fargo's now-former CEO John Stumpf is a "very decent man" who "made a hell of a mistake" in not dealing with the scandal more  aggressively. Buffett went on to say that Wells Fargo is an "incredible institution" and that he wasn't planning on selling a single share of it.

Yeah, and now with news coming out that the thievery was even worse than previously reported, Buffett continues to simply say Wells Fargo has "misbehaved" and done some things that were "very wrong," but, hey, he was going to stick with them because......::drum roll::......In spite of (or because) they have robbed their customers blind, they are still making me a shitload of money!" Okay, he didn't say that last bit, but I will guess that this is exactly what he thought because everything he says indicates that he is all about his own profits and not a bit about ethics and decency.

He actually has the gall to claim that he isn't actually running the bank himself, so I guess that is supposed to mean he isn't one of the "cockroaches" he says did those bad things and he is the hapless homeowner who was invaded by vermin. I say that no boss has that level of vermin unless he keeps a very dirty house and does not care to clean it.

Personally, I think he is the granddaddy of all cockroaches and while Buffett is claiming he is interested in exterminating this pestilence who has hidden in all the cracks of the banking industry, he  doesn't seem to want the exterminator to come to his own door. In fact, I am sure it is just a one-time removal of the token cockroaches that he is interested in so that business can go on as usual and Wells Fargo can continue to bilk its customers with impunity.

Once the extermination of those underling cockroaches has been accomplished (with our money, not his), the new cockroaches can move in and do the bidding of the head cockroach for the next decade without much interfence because, unless you have drank the Buffett Kool-Aid and are living in a fantasy world, you should realize that the banksters own our government along with the pharmaceutical industry and other powerful corporations. 

Stop worrying about Russian mobsters running our country and start focusing on our own corporate mobsters because they are the power behind just about everything US.

And that definitely includes Warren Buffett.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown

August 31, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

The Media is the Biggest Hate Group in America

When I thought Things were Getting Better
I know you will be surprised that I am calling out the media to this extent; after all, haven't I spent almost two decades on television doing crime commentary? And don't I still do media interviews and have friends in the media? Yes, all true, but I have also been willing to admit where we in the media are doing the wrong thing like when I took my stance against doing any interviews in which the name and face of a mass murderer was used in a breaking news story as it is my belief that media attention encourages this particular type of crime.

And now I see another pattern in the media; the fomenting of hate and racism and demonization of the president of our country, running with a story that stirs up outrage from the public by carefully selecting facts to support an agenda that they believe will excite the viewers and readers. And when it comes to political issues, since the media is heavily left-leaning, they have allowed their subjective viewpoint to color their stories, encouraged them to cherry pick the facts and misrepresent what actually happened. Many in the media do not even recognize what they are doing (some do and do so on purpose and with a vengeance) but others are caught up in the frenzy that is the life of 24/7 cable television and the 24/7 internet response. Some are just incompetent and are poor journalists following the dictates of the media higher-ups and their audience.

What has been lost is accurate, measured reporting.  The media is no longer a watchdog; it is a rabid pitbull.

No sadder proof than this is to see the decline of race relations in America since the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012 in Sanford, Florida.

Let me backtrack to 1979. This was the year I married Uzzeal Brown, an immigrant from Jamaica; a legal immigrant from Jamaica whose family had worked hard to bring each family member over through the long and arduous process required by US law. Uzzeal and I lived in Maryland for a year after our marriage, then moved to California for a while, and when we returned to Maryland, we brought our one-year-old baby daughter with us. We moved into a house in Berwyn Heights, Maryland, a house I fell in love with because it was a 250-year-old historic colonial. I forgot to check out the demographics of the neighborhood, but it looked nice driving through and was just one mile from the University of Maryland.

Just after we moved in, we went to Berwyn Heights Day to socialize with our new neighbors. They were all white, ALL white, white with pickup trucks, white blue collar, white guys who liked country and rock music, white guys with white wives and white children. All except my husband and one other divorced black woman who lived with her two black children near the town office. The whole town council was white. The police force was white. The fire department was white. The whole town of over 2000 people was white....except now for four blacks and one biracial baby. Our move to Berwyn Heights almost doubled the black population.

My husband rather broke into a sweat. "I hope we don't find a cross burning on our lawn," he muttered. We had already been through the interracial dating thing which was not that common back in the late 70s but we were fortunate not to have suffered too much from it. Both our families came to the wedding and were nice to each other. My parents liked him; his parents liked me. All was pretty good. Race relations were improving in America since the time I was little.

No one burned a cross on our lawn. In fact, my husband was a pretty popular guy in town and everyone liked our kids. He became the coach for the town soccer team. In fact, he ran for mayor in the town. He didn't win but it wasn't because he was black. He just lost because the other candidate was more seasoned in politics and town management. In fact, that other black adult in town, the divorced woman, DID became mayor and remained mayor for a long time.

My children grew up without encountering much racism or racial problems. All three of my children, two biracial children that I birthed and one black son whom we adopted when he was age six, grew up with many white friends from the neighborhood, sports, and homeschooling. Of course, they had friends who were also black, biracial, Hispanic, Asian and multiracial. And during those years, I saw races mixing more and more, sharing each other's music and speech and traditions (now known as cultural appropriation) and I was very happy to see the direction the country was going. For a parent of nonwhite children, this was very important to me. I wanted to see my children live happy lives in a less racially divided country.

Then Trayvon Martin happened and the Black Lives Matter movement and now Charlottesville and I wonder if we aren't heading into a disasterous future and a civil war that is dividing our country person by person, if not state by state.

I remember, as a profiler, that my commentary on the Trayvon Martin case provoked anger. Black Lives Matter had been born and the media pushed the incident as a hate crime. White racist kills innocent black child. Then President Obama didn't help matters when he encouraged the racism dialogue with "Trayvon could have been my son." Well, Mr. Obama, since you are biracial, if you had married a white woman, George Zimmerman could have been your son as well. For that matter, if you and Michelle had been open to it, either Zimmerman or Martin could have been your son if you had adopted a child.

George Zimmerman was a psychopathic wannabe cop who escalated a situation he should have let the police handle when he thought a possibly criminal teen in the neighborhood was about to commit a crime. He shouldn't have confronted Trayvon. Trayvon shouldn't have assaulted Zimmerman. Trayvon thought he would be in a fistfight; he didn't know Zimmerman had brought a gun along. Zimmerman fought back with the stronger weapon. Zimmerman won the fight. The whole thing was bad, but the jury, rightly so, saw this as a self-defense issue regardless of what kind of character Zimmerman was or what kind of character Trayvon was. I, personally, do not find either of them people I would have invited to my house. But this doesn't make it a hate crime. What made it a hate crime was a special interest group and the media.

Fast forward to 2014 and Michael Brown and Ferguson. Violent thug attacks police officer who defends himself and Black Lives Matter and the media make it about race yet again, claim it is another hate crime; white police officers hate blacks and use the badge to murder them. Then, drug dealer and repeat offender Freddie Gray dies seemingly accidentally in a police van in Baltimore in 2015 and six police officers are claimed to be criminally responsible. Didn't matter now that three of the six cops where actually black, it was STILL a hate crime shouted Black Lives Matter and the media.

Then we had the 2016 elections and because Donald Trump won the presidency, suddenly everyone who voted for him is labeled a white male homophobic racist even if they are black, female, and gay...oh, yeah, and all folks who voted for Trump are also Russian loving, Nazi loving, fascists. This is what the media keeps pushing. The media, on a daily basis, on an hourly bases, on a minute-to-minute basis, is on a massive hate campaign to destroy the Trump presidency and to push a specific agenda - not to report facts and  remain the rational voice of journalism. They have created a maelstrom of hate against the duly elected President of our country and against everyone who voted for him or doesn't speak out against him. Whether one likes President Trump or not, whether one liked Barack Obama or not, the answer is to work on changing the situation legally and honestly, not to instigate hate campaigns across the country; we are starting to look like India at the time of partition when politicians and self-interest groups turned Muslims against Hindus and Hindus against Muslims until they murdered each other on the streets and turned trains into moving cars of corpses.

Now, we have Charlottesville. I can just see this new Broadway show with that name...mark my words. Here is what should have happened. A bunch of weird looking, mostly white dudes circle around the park with some tiki torches and shields from Monty Python. No one is bussed into Charlottesville to protest against these guys. These alt-right folk had a permit and some possibly legitimate points and although some of them are scumbags, Nazi sympathizers, and very right white supremacists, their small number is hardly something to be terrified of as a huge threat to our country. And, some of them, gasp, are not any of them; they are just people with a different point of view from the MSM.

Yes, local folks could have had Happy Hour "Roll Your Eyes" events at local bars. They could have had a special discussion session at the library and invited the press to hear the varying viewpoints on confederate statues. If they wanted to counterprotest, they could have come nicely dressed and sat quietly on the ground with politely-worded signs. We could have had a good intercourse over free speech, how we want to represent history in the present, how far we have come since the Civil War...and the media could have reported how America responded well to a particular point of view that was expressed by a small group of people that day in Charlottesville.

But, no. Many of the counterprotesters came dressed as clownishly as the protesters, wearing masks, carrying bats and other weapons of war, and they weren't peaceful; they were violent and obnoxious. Some of the original protesters also became violent and one total psychopath gunned his car down the street and someone died. And I am with the president who I believe correctly originally stated that there was bad behavior on all sides and we need to all handle ourselves better, that no hate group is acceptable. He was right. He didn't single out a specific condemnation of white supremacists or nazis because in doing so, he would have to condemn Black Lives Matter and Antifa and he would have been annihilated by the media for doing that. Didn't matter though; they went ballistic on him anyway. Then, when he made a new statement in which he did try to "follow the rules" and speak out against white hate groups, it was now "too late." Then, when he reiterated that both sides did contribute to the melee, he was excoriated again. The media, who claims to be against hate, hates on and on and on and on.

I am saddened and exhausted. After living many years in the very white Berwyn Heights, I now live in the heavily black Bowie, Maryland, one of the largest and richest black communities in the US. I love it here and yet I wonder if our disintegrating race relations will change that. Where I used to worry about whites being racist against blacks, my worry has now turned around to a fear of blacks being racist against whites  Even sadder, I now  have to worry about whites become more racist against blacks because blacks are getting more racist against whites. And, sadder still, I have to worry about whites being racist against whites because they don't belong to the same political party or support certain hashtags or because they might not want to agree to change the name of my town of Bowie because it is named after a slave owner or that they don't agree to change the name of the capital because Washington was also a slave owner. And I even have to worry about blacks getting more racist against blacks who don't support certain ideologies because, heaven forbid, they actually voted for Trump or are police officers or are married to one of those white "racists."

Oh, and worst of all,  now, not only do I have to worry about my not-white children, but I have to worry about my not-black enough  3/4 white granddaughter as well. When will it end?

We are tearing our country apart with stupidity, stupidity born of hatred for anyone who doesn't agree with us 100%. We are no longer able to even have a fruitful conversation where we bring our experiences, feelings, and ideas to the table to discuss and come up with answers and compromises. For example, I happen to think Milo Yiannopuloulos is a hoot and loved a lot of what he had to say in his book Dangerous (I disagreed with some things, but, guess what? I didn't feel the need to call him names and prevent him from speaking in public venues) and when I had lunch with my son in a popular restaurant and went to give the book to my son to read, I had to hand it over to him in a paper bag because that's how scary this country has become. If I had brought him a copy of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah, which, but the way, I loved, I would have had a bunch of people give me the thumbs up sign and I would have been thought to be the "right kind of person" to be acceptable in this world. If they saw me or my son reading Dangerous, we would be labeled deplorable. What happened to a country which allows for people to have shades of gray with political thinking? All that is gone. You are either one side or the other. What happens to us folks who refuse to pick sides? What happens to folks who understand a variety of cultures and political viewpoints and don't think it is our job to bow down to any of  them? What happens to relatively conservative people who support racial integration, gay marriage, and legal immigration? What happens to liberal folks who support the right to enjoy the company of one's own culture (even if it is white) or to enjoy another's culture that one was not born into, free speech even if it is the alt-right, police who are doing their jobs to protect our communities,  and a concern over unregulated immigration from countries who do not wish to accept the so-called Western Culture after they become residents of America? What has happened to the rational middle ground?

The media is largely responsible for this horrible state of affairs because they have become hitmen for a rising dangerous mob. I can't even read the news stories today or watch television news channels without being horrified by the hate. And, yet, if you actually ignored the agenda of the media and focused on the true issues and not what all these hate groups are saying - left, right, and the media -  the country is doing reasonably well under Trump and there is no big crisis. In other words, if people retained a sense of logic and reason, the citizens could see that our years under the Trump administration might end up being good ones for our country or at least not as bad as the media would have us believe. And if they think that the country would be better served by someone else in the future, they could work on finding an excellent candidate for the next presidential election and work to get that person voted in.

If we believe  in our constitution (even if a bunch of imperfect white men created it) and we believe in free speech (even for Milo and Al Sharpton and everyone in our country - for if we kill free speech for one, we kill free speech for all), then, for God's sake and for our own sake, we need to stop the nonsense and start acting like people who have evolved past caveman status.

But with the media acting as the most dangerous hate group in America, we may not have a chance.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown

August 18, 2017


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Media, Money, and the McCanns and Why Other Children Matter

The three M's... it seems they have been married for an entire decade and show no signs of breaking up any time soon. Just today, the Sun ran yet another appalling article on how time and money are running out for the McCanns (oh, really? Will this ever be so?) but there is HOPE that the Scotland Yard (faux) investigation will get another bit of money so that they can continue to carrying on the search for Maddie or her abductors or whatever the hell the investigators do besides laugh in their beer at this whole ridiculous charade.

And THIS is why I wrote Ten Missing and Murdered Children's Cases that have Nothing to do with Madeleine McCann. Because this whole investigation of children's cases is appalling lopsided and not because there is necessarily good reason for one case to get more financial and investigative support than another but because narcissistic and possibly guilty people like the McCanns have hijacked all the resources via very cooperative media and political conspirators.

HERE is what should be done:

There should be oversight on ALL missing and murdered children's cases (as well as adult cases) by a public commission of experts who log and monitor how these cases are being handled by the police, the press, and politicians.

They need to pressure all of these agencies for proper handling of cases and push for needed training, resources, and outreach.

Most cases are indeed solved in the first 48 because that is when a correct analysis of the case leads to the correct investigative avenue which leads to the correct suspect and allows for the evidence to still exist and be linked to the suspect and the crime scene. MOST efforts and resources need to be available and used on fresh cases to prevent them from becoming cold. Most money spent on cold cases is usually wasted and unproductive.

Because what happens when they become cold? They almost always become unsolvable because suspects, witnesses, and evidence go missing very quickly and barring a lucky DNA hit that will allow for the case to be prosecuted in a court of law, investigating cold cases is generally a HUGE waste of time, money, and manpower. Cold cases may tug at the heartstrings, but, sadly, they usually stay that way and, for this reason, resources must be very carefully allocated for cases like these and only allocated if there is truly a good reason to do so.

The Madeleine McCann case is the poster child for massive waste and corruption. The huge loss of resources that could be used on fresh missing and murdered children's cases is criminal, absolutely criminal. The McCanns and Scotland Yard and the politicians and the fools who send or support these crooks ought to be ashamed of themselves.


But, who is even talking about them? Certainly not the media. Certainly not the McCanns...even though Kate is some weird figuredhead for a missing children's organization who should be distancing themselves as far from the McCanns as they can....except I am guessing they think they can get them more media attention. Yes, OTHER CHILDREN MATTER but apparently not so much in this world dominated by the McCanns.

Get my book FREE for the next five days and write a review on Amazon in support of OTHER CHILDREN. Let the world and the McCanns and the media and the politicians know that OTHER CHILDREN MATTER.

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Note to Readers: This book is a satirical but truthful look at how the Madeleine McCann case has eclipsed all other missing and murdered children's cases much to their detriment. This is not an in-depth look at these ten cases but a comparison of what has happened to cases like these in the time of Madeleine McCann. Do they get any media? Do they get support? Do they get properly investigated? Or does the Madeleine McCann case always beat them out, stealing away most of the publicity and funding? We, the public, need to stand up for other missing and murdered children because the McCanns and the media and the politicians surely will not make any real effort to right the imbalance.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Profiler Pat Brown's New Book! Ten Cases That Have Nothing To Do With Madeleine McCann

UPDATE: Although I wrote post as a satirical response to recent media stories on the McCanns, I actually HAVE written a book now because I realized that the issue SHOULD be addressed. You can get Ten Missing and Murdered Children's Cases that have Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann FREE on Amazon (UK, US, Canada, and Australia) for the next five days (Aug 9-13) and then it wil be just 99 cents (about a pound).

Note to Readers: This book is a satirical but truthful look at how the Madeleine McCann case has eclipsed all other missing and murdered children's cases much to their detriment. This is not an in-depth look at these ten cases but a comparison of what has happened to cases like these in the time of Madeleine McCann. Do they get any media? Do they get support? Do they get properly investigated? Or does the Madeleine McCann case always beat them out, stealing away most of the publicity and funding? We, the public, need to stand up for other missing and murdered children because the McCanns and the media and the politicians surely will not make any real effort to right the imbalance.
Coming up just three months after the tenth anniversary to the day Madeleine McCann went missing, Profiler Pat Brown's new book, Ten Cases That Have Nothing To Do With Madeleine McCann is hitting the stands. Check out what fascinating cases that have nothing to do with Madeleine McCann will be included in this amazing new book!

Introduction: Profiler Pat Brown discusses Cases that have Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Chapter One: Another Case in 2007 that has Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Chapter Two: Another Case in Portugal that has Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Chapter Three: Another Case in Europe that has Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Chapter Four: Another Case involving British Parents that has Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Chapter Five: Another Case in the Media that has Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Chapter Six: Another Case with Suffering Parents that has Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Chapter Seven: Another Case of a Missing Child that has Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Chapter Eight: Another Case involving Famous Experts that has Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Chapter Nine: Another Case with Missing Child Sightings that has Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Chapter Ten: Another Case which Little Money was Spent On that has Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Afterword: The Future of Cases that have Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann

Check out Profiler Pat Brown's new Book, Ten Cases that have Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann when it hits the books stores next week! You will find the book in the section: True Crimes that Have Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann.

Note to the Media: When you promote Pat Brown's new book, Ten Cases that Have Nothing to Do with Madeleine McCann, don't forget to mention Madeleine McCann.

PS. Although I wrote this blog as a satire, I then decided it WAS worth a book on the subject! You can buy TEN MISSING AND MURDERED CHILDREN'S CASE THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH MADELEINE MCCANN at Amazon or at or or whatever Amazon is in your country!

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown
July 31, 2017 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

What Ever Happened to Profiler Pat Brown's Lawsuit against Rahni Sadler and Seven West Media?

A number of people have been asking whatever happened to my lawsuit against Rahni Sadler and Seven West Media after they mispresented and libeled me in their Sunday Night "documentary" about the Madeleine McCann case? Some have even asked if I just claimed to be suing them for publicity.

No, I was not seeking publicity. I had every plan of suing them and was working with my attorney, Brian Close, to go after them. He wrote a very excellent summary of charges against Seven West Media and they responded with a bunch of bogus malarkey. This was the necessary first step for an out-of-court settlement which could be admission of guilt with or without any monetary settlement or a monetary settlement with no admission of guilt; it is also part of the entire process to indicate to the court that you tried to settle the issue privately. This attempt of setttlement failed which meant we then had to go to the Australian court system. To begin the next leg of this libel suit, I needed to get an Australian solicitor to pursue the case. I contacted a half dozen attorneys and I learned that pursuing a case in Australia for libel against me was doomed to failure. Apparently, I could only win the case IF my damages occurred to a reasonably high level IN Australia. Since most of the damages were and would be (reputation and financial) in the US and the UK, I had a very weak case. In other words, as long as the producers of television shows to be aired in Australia cleverly pick foreigners to libel the crap out of, they will never be taken to court.

Since a lawsuit in Australia was now out, I pursued another methodology. I contacted two journalist organizations that were supposed to monitor ethics in journalism and investigate and punish those who do not follow the rules (the third organization I didn't bother with because that one was run by Seven West Media itself who had broken off with the others when things didn't go their way in the past!). However, both of those organizations refused to investigate Seven West Media in spite of the fact there was evidence that their standards had been transgressed. I can only guess they are really in league with the media organizations and are not going to bother with a nonAustralian's claims against them.

So, the end result; Australian journalists clearly can commit ethics violations against foreigners with impunity. If YOU are someone who is asked by the Australian media for an interview, think twice about cooperating. I still have one Australian media outlet and journalist who have been honorable with me (Mark Saunokonoko and Nine News) who I will still work with, but I will not be likely to cooperate with any others as it is not worth the risk to one's reputation.

Of course, it isn't only Australia that has a problem with journalistic ethics; the US and UK also have proven to be less than honorable which is why I usually restrict my interviews to live interviews so I cannot be edited, misrepresented, and libeled. All of this lack of integrity in the media is very disheartening because it prevents news from being truthful and factual and keeps people interested in getting the truth out to the public from sticking their necks out if doing so is going to result in getting them chopped off.

UPDATE! Just hours after I wrote this block, a friend I informed me that Rahni Sadler has been let go by Sunday Night! Supposedly, this all happened very quietly without any fanfare; she hasn't appeared since my segment came out...whoosh, gone. Now, I cannot say whether this had anything to do with my very willingness to speak out about her lack off ethics and complete abuse of my interview on the McCann case, but when Mark Saunokonoko wrote his article detailing my plans to sue Rahni Sadler and Sunday Night and then a number of UK papers picked up the story, it might well have been enough that the Sunday Night staff decided Rahni Sadler was getting far too much bad press and they were better off without her. It may just be coincidence but I sure hope that I helped send her on her way. She needs to be out of journalism and at work in some field where truth and honor don't matter.

NOTE: It is not entirely true I wasn't seeking publicity! But, I was not seeking publicity for me, I was seeking publicity to expose Rahni Sadler and Sunday Night. I am sure she thought she could do whatever she wanted without any risk because I would have no way of doing her any damage in return. Almost never can anyone really make enough waves to cause unethical journalists to suffer any consequences for their actions.

This was one of the reasons I had a lawyer draw up the basic legal statement about suing them because I knew I needed that to get the news to write about what Rahni Sadler and Seven West Media had done. Without a legal angle, they would have ignored me. I fully intended to go forth with the lawsuit, but it was even more important that the media cover me doing so in order to publicly put all the media on notice that ethics DO matter and false news and libeling people just to get a story is NOT acceptable.

I can't say my exposure of Rahni Sadler is reason for her removal from Sunday Night but if I am behind her dismissal, I couldn't be happier!

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown
June 27, 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017

More on the False Confession Of Todd Kohlhepp

Before I go on to yet more oddities with Todd Kohlhepp's confession, let me recap what I wrote in my last post that strongly suggests his confession to committing the Superbike murders is false.

1) He claims he shot all the victims in the forehead; NONE of the victims were shot in the forehead.

2) He claims he used the brass magazine first and, then, after shooting seven bullets from his weapon, he made a "tactical reload" with the nickel magazine. If the nickel magazine was not the first magazine in his weapon - brought in to the shop with one cartridge loaded into the chamber and that one replaced in the magazine (10 + 1), how did he use 11 nickel cartridges in the shooting when he could have only have ten in the magazine when he reloaded? In order to shoot those 11 nickel bullets, he would have had to load the nickel magazine first and the brass second.

3) He claims he shot Chris Sherbert, the mechanic, first. He claims he shot him twice in the lungs with the brass ammo and then came back around and shot him in the forehead with the nickel ammo. However, Sherbert was shot three times with brass ammo; once in the back, once in the chest, and once in the top of the head. There were also two brass bullets shot into the wall that missed Sherbert.

4) He claims he shot Beverly Guy two or three times in the chest. She was only shot once in the chest.

5) He claims he reloaded his gun inside the store and only shot Scott Ponder with nickel ammo and shot both Ponder and Brian Lucas in the forehead with nickel ammo. They were shot in the head (not the forehead) with brass ammo and there were brass casings on the outside of the store. This is impossible if he reloaded inside.

And don't you wonder why if Kohlhepp thought the brass ammo was crap (in his confession), he would have loaded one of his magazines with it? He is an ammo nut and this was supposed to be a premeditated crime. Wouldn't he load his magazines with his best ammo? In fact, because there WERE two different kinds used, it is more likely this was a last minute rage crime where the killer just grabbed his gun and an extra mag or two and didn't have time to think about what ammo he was using.

Okay, so now we are caught up. But is there more questionable stuff coming out of his confessions? Yes.

6) He claims he left his college - Greenville Technical College - on the day of the murder around 2 pm....uh....maybe 1:30 pm...umm..."we" are kind of hazy about that. He sure is. First of all, who is "we"? Did he have an accomplice or is he talking about how he and someone were trying to figure out what time he should give in his confession to make it all work? Regardless, NEITHER of those times work! The drive time from his college to Superbike is around 50 minutes without any traffic holdup. Then, one has to include more time for him to pull off the road into the parking lot at CVS to put on his shoulder holster and pull back out again. Now, "we" are close to an hour. IF Kohlhepp left at 2 pm, he would have missed the murders entirely. IF he left at 1:30 pm, he would have been too late to be the guy that Kelly Sisk saw on the motorcycle because Sisk left the store with his child at 2:10 pm.

7) He claims he waited around because he didn't want to shoot customers. In his full confession, he states only customers (in general); he does not mention Kelly Sisk and his child being there nor does he seem to have any clue about the waste truck that pulls up after Sisk leaves with two more men who enter the building nor does he seem to know about Lonnie Rogers, the TRUE last customer who arrived at the bottom of the hour, had his credit card run at 2:30 pm, had to move his truck because he blocked the waste truck and they couldn't leave the parking lot, got together with Chris Sherbert and Brian Lucas (when he arrived) and had a baffle put on his motorcycle. It is odd that it is only during a later portion of the interviews  (after he had given his rendition, and is reviewing and signing the papers) when the detectives then asked some clarifying questions that Kohlhepp says "I know a guy came in with a kid looking for a go-cart and left." Why would he say he "knows"? If he was present that day, he should simply say, "There was a man and a child there." To say "I know" sounds more like he got the information from someone else, a someone else who wants to make him the guy in the composite, the guy Sisk saw (but never identified as Kohlhepp), the guy on the motorcycle who seemed to be buying a bike for the first time and whom Scott Ponder had never seen before. It is also odd that after the detectives ask him if he pistol whipped anyone, he says he did not and wouldn't do that....but, then he seems to get curious and asks, "Who got pistol whipped?" Why would he even ask that if he was there and nobody was pistol whipped? At the least he should ask, "What made you think anyone got pistol whipped? But, he didn't ask that.

8) He claims not to remember any of the victims' names, quite odd for a man who had dealings with these people, accused them of stealing his motorcycle (three days or fourteen days after he bought it; he can't seem to keep that story straight), and that he went specifically back to the store to murder. In fact, even though his victims have been ALL OVER the news for years and it seems he likes to keep up with the news, he has never learned their names. Yet, he knew MY name! Yes, that is right! He discussed Miss Brown (Todd's confession 11/5) with the detectives! He said she came to town and was running her mouth and her profile was completely wrong on all points and that she was a criminal because she was driving fast on the roads trying to do a time check on one of the suspects, that she was wrong about the guy who found the bodies being the killer  (which I never claimed; I just said he should be further investigated) - just because he went into the store to make the 911 call - (he assumes he  didn't have his cell phone which is not true)  - Kohlhepp says that isn't proof of anything but that he's a "dumbass."

Why does Kohlhepp know my name, know that my profile was "totally wrong" (he clearly said "profile" and not "blog;" it is evident he never read my blog and my actual profile has never been made public). Why is he talking about Noel Lee (the guy who made the 911 call) and why is he saying I was runnning my mouth? What does he even care? Well, his words do not sound a bit like they come from his brain but from a talk he had with someone who WAS annoyed with me and told everyone I was wrong and was running my mouth - Sheriff Chuck Wright. This leads me to believe that even before the first taped interview, Sheriff Wright was talking with Kohlhepp about Superbike.

Almost everything Kohlepp claimed in his confession was wrong. That a Beretta was used in the crime, I do not know is a fact. I was told when I was in Spartanburg that the weapon used was a 9 mm and it was not a Glock, but other than that, they did not know the make of the gun. What Kohlhepp DOES have right - the ONLY thing he seems to have right is the type of ammo - brass and nickel (that was already public knowledge) and the manufacturer of the two kinds of ammo (I don't know that his claim of grain is right because I never was given a ballistics report and it hasn't been released to the public). I find it hard to believe that he knew nothing about the scenario of how the murders went down at Superbike, but knows the ammo (although these are super popular brands and he could have guessed them). Perhaps someone who had a little chat with him about Superbike before any taped interviews might have fed him that information. In fact, it was the Sheriff Wright's version that Sherbert was shot first and isn't it interesting that Kohlhepp says that's what happened even though it is disproven by the brass and nickel evidence.

Todd  Kohlhepp was wrong about the entire scenario: the order of the shooting, the order of the magazines, the number of shots to victims, the kind of headshots, the time, and the people in the store.

Todd Kohlhepp knows nothing about what happened in the Superbike store because he was not there. He "knows what happened" he says. Again, "it is odd to say "I know" which indicates you have information but not necessarily experience. To have committed such an "amazing" crime - cleared the place in 30 seconds as he claims - and not remember one bit of it correctly is quite a stretch and he should never have been convicted. Surely, if the Superbike case had gone to court, a defense attorney would have crushed the prosecution and he would have been found not guilty.

And why do I find all these inconsistencies and incorrect statements in Kohlhepp's "confession" but the investigators don't seem to notice them? Why don't they even bother to interrogate him?  Shouldn't they want to be sure they have the truth from their suspect?

Or maybe they don't care.

The False Confession of Todd Kohlhepp (Part One) 

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown
June 19, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The False Confession of Todd Kohlhepp

There is no question that Todd Kohlepp is a serial killer, a sadistic one, and very psychopathic. He is also a pathological liar as is a common trait of psychopaths. He got caught red-handed with a girl chained in a container in his backyard. She immediately told the police that he had killed her boyfriend and another couple, all their bodies buried on his property. The police didn't need a confession to convict him; the evidence and live witness could do that job just fine and, if this case went to trial, it was clearly a slam-dunk conviction worthy of the death penalty.

Only the serial homicides didn't go to trial. Todd Kohlhepp took a plea deal that got him out of the death penalty in exchange for....supposedly saving the families from the agony of a long, public trial and saving the state money...but, wait, there is more.....confessing to the 2003 Superbike mass murder that had long dogged the police with their failure to solve the case.

Sheriff Wright, just days from going up for re-election, considered his prayers to be answered when Todd Kohlhepp dropped into his custody and I can't disagree. No sooner than the perfect patsy fell into Wright's hands, genie Wright popped out of the bottle in front of Kohlhepp granting him three wishes....and, lo and behold, Kohlhepp confesses to murdering four people at Superbike. And they prayed together. How sweet.

Fast forward until the beginning of June and a hearing is held, solicitor Barry Barnette lays out a rather short story of how Todd Kohlhepp committed the Superbike murders and Kohlhepp nods and says, "Yes, sir," when asked if what Barnette told the judge is accurate. Kohlepp receives his sentence of life and is shipped off. Everyone goes home happy except for the people that know better and believe in the truth.

The truth is there is no evidence linking Todd Kohlhepp to the Superbike crime and his confession is false.

Let's take a look at what Kohlhepp said about the crime scene and how it went down.

(I am comparing Kohlhepp's statement to the files I reviewed at the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office from August 24-28, 2009)

First, Kohlhepp says he went in and sat around on a cycle until the place cleared of customers. A mighty odd thing to do for anyone about to commit a crime; just sit there and let your face be seen by a bunch of people who then might be able to identify you. Kohlhepp says he didn't want to kill paying customers, only the Superbike people. That is real nice of Mr. Psychopath; he didn't have a problem killing three other people he lured onto his property and raping women, so, somehow I don't think he would blink if he had to take out a few more people to protect his identity. Not to mention, his vehicle would have been sitting out in front of the store for such a long time that someone might just remember what it looked like. In all, if Kelly Sisk (NOT the last customer; that was Lonnie Rogers) actually saw Kohlhepp sitting on a bike (and he never identified that man as Kohlhepp and also stated that he appeared to be a first time buyer and that Scott Ponder did not know him) that means Kohlhepp would have had to be hanging around the shop for almost an hour before the shootings (Kelly Sisk left the building at 2:10 pm); again, odd behavior for a killer who wouldn't want to be recognized, especially one who claims he is known to the employees and has come around quite often to check out the bikes, a local whom anyone might recognize.

Now, he says he waited for the place to clear of customers and for Brian Lucas to return to the property. He says when all four people were finally in the store, it seemed like no one else (customer) was there. This is not so. When Brian Lucas returned, he was coming to bring a baffle to put on Lonnie Rogers bike (the true last customer) and all of this took a bit of time and then Mr. Rogers left.

At any rate, when the store is empty of customers, Kohlhepp says he went into action. He told them he wanted to buy the bike, Sherbert took the bike in the back to prep it, and someone went to work on the paperwork. After a few more minutes hanging around, Kohlhepp then states he went into the back, walked up to Sherbert and shot down at him (he was crouched behind the bike) and shot him twice in the lungs with the brass ammo.

FALSE: Sherbert was the last victim of the Superbike killer. The magazine with the brass shells was the second magazine used. The reason just seven shells were used is because at that point all the victims were dead. Sherbert was shot at twice from the area of the swinging doors as there are two bullets in the wall and it would seem the first one nicked him as he then threw a wrench that had blood on it in the direction of the shooter. The shooter then came up over him shot him once in the back, then once in the chest, and then came around the end of the bike and shot him once in the top of the head. All these five shots were brass.

Kohlhepp then says he came through the swinging doors and all the other three were right there. He had to shoot Beverly Guy - two to three times in the chest - and his says the pattern was terrible. The two to three shots would be brass casings.

FALSE: Beverly Guy was shot only once in the chest. It was a nickel casing. She was also shot once in the head (nickel casing) which means she was shot in the head and chest with no time in between, most likely in the head first, and then the chest. The killer likely likely pointed the gun at her face and she turned away causing the shot to hit her in the right side of her head. Then the killer shot her once in the chest.

Next Kohlhepp says the two men were running toward the door and he hit one of them (Brian Lucas) two or three times in the back with the brass causing him to collapse in the doorway, the other leaping over him to get out of the building.

FALSE: Both men sustained all body shots with the nickel casings. Brian Lucas only sustained one body shot.

At this point, Kohlhepp says he made a "tactical reload." Even though he has guys escaping and still should have another three shots in the magazine and one extra one in the chamber, he decides to lose time and change magazines. This would mean he then loaded his ten round nickel magazine with no time to chamber any round and add an extra to the magazine. So, how does he end up shooting 11 shots if it is the second magazine in the gun are the nickel shots? He would only have 10 nickel shots loaded in the magazine.

FALSE: The reason there were eleven nickel shots is because it was the FIRST magazine that was already loaded into the gun with the ten in the mag and one in the chamber. The SECOND magazine was the brass and the killer used up seven and then didn't need to use the rest. If he made a tactical reload while still inside the shop after shooting Lucas in the doorway, why are their brass shell casings on the outside of the store by Scott Ponder's body?

Kohlhepp follows the men to the door and out, shooting Scott Ponder multiple times. This would be with the nickel shots which is accurate. Then he says he shot Ponder in the forehead and then went back and shot each victim in the forehead (which would still be with the nickel ammo).

FALSE: Ponder, Lucas, and Sherbert were all shot in the head with the brass ammo (Guy should be silver ammo  for the headshot but that would be earlier on). NONE of the victims were shot in the FOREHEAD. NONE!!

Lucas was shot in the left side of the head.
Ponder was shot in the right side of the head.
Guy was shot in the right side of the head.
Sherbert was shot in the top of the head.

Scott Ponder

Right temporal region 4.75 inches from the top of the head, 3.0 inches to the right of midline, and 4.25 inches circumferentially from the midline anteriorly

Brian Lucas

Gunshot wound 1 – Above left ear 3.5 inches from the top of the head, 2.75 from left of midline. No powder stippline or tattoing is identified.

Beverly Guy

Gunshot Wound 1 - Entrance wound in the right temporal region at the hairline 3.5 inches from the top of the head and 3.5 inches to the right of midline. No surrounding soot or powder
deposition is identified. A barrel imprint is not present.

Chris Sherbert

Gunshot wound 1 – Left paritel skull 0.5 inches from the top of the head and 1.75 inches to the left of midline. The wound measures 0.32 inches in diameter with a small superficial abrasion associated with the wound in the hair.

After Scott Ponder was on the ground and 11 rounds had been fired from the magazine with the nickel ammo, the shooter changed magazines to the brass ammo. He then went to the back room where he knew there was one man left,  firing two shots at Sherbert  from a distance as he came through the swinging doors (bullets went through the wall) and then came up on him, shot him twice in the body and then in the top of the head. Five brass casings were found in the back area.

With Sherbert clearly taken care of, the killer returned to the front room passing by Beverly Guy who was clearly dead with a chest and head shot, and back out to the front of the store where he found Scott Ponder still alive, attempting to speed dial his wife on his phone. The killer then shot Ponder in the head and Lucas in the head. At that point with all victims clearly deceased, the killer stopped shooting, leaving three brass cartridges still in the magazine.

While I am sure my rendition of exactly how the murders went down might be imperfect (there was confusion over a couple of shots and their casings in the notes but this does not change the order of the shooting and the order of the magazines) , I am sure a hell of a lot closer than Todd Kohlhepp was with his story of what happened.

Todd Kohlhepp was wrong about which magazine was used first.
Todd Kohlhepp was wrong about how many shots were fired at Chris Sherbert and how the shots were fired into his body.
Todd Kohlhepp was wrong about how many shots were fired at Beverly Guy.
Todd Kohlhepp was wrong that Brian Lucas was hit by any brass shots.
Todd Kohlhepp was wrong that the killer changed magazines in the process of chasing the two men out the door.
Todd Kohlhepp was wrong that Brian Lucas, Scott Ponder and Chris Sherbert were capped in the head with silver ammo.
Todd Kohlhepp was wrong that any of the victims were shot in the forehead.

With that many mistakes in a confession, it should have been thrown out. It is clear Todd Kohlhepp was incorrect about almost all of the scenario, likely basing what little he did get right on television and police input.

What Kohlhepp spent a lot of time in detail during the confession were things that had nothing to do directly with what happened inside Superbike. He padded his confession with stuff that makes it seem like he knows more than he did. He really didn't seem to have a clue as to what really happened at Superbike.

In other words, Todd Kohlhepp was not there.

More on the False Confession of Todd Kohlhepp (Part Two) 

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown
June 14, 2017