Thursday, September 27, 2012

March 8 is International Women’s Day

Events which have occurred in past years on March 8, the socialist holiday celebrated as “International Women’s Day”

(In progress: we’ve only just begun to compile.)

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1887    Roxalana Druse executed on March 8, 1887 in Herkimer, N.Y., for murder, along with the daughter of husband, hatchet, decapitation

1904    Mrs. Chris Heinhold, Detroit, axe murder husband confesses on March 8, 1904.

1920    Maria Tucci, a pretty twenty-year-old Sicilian girl, charged with killing, her sister, Mrs. Angelina Conti, March 8, 1920.

1923    Paulette Saludes convicted on March 8, 1923 in New York City of murdering insurance broker, Oscar Martelliere; newspapers noted the new trend of juries beginning to ignore what the press called “the I am a woman defense”

1935    Alice Wynekoop convicted on March 8, 1935 of murder of daughter-in-law, Rheta.

1951    Martha Beck, serial killer, executed on March 8, 1951. With her partner she murdered 2 women and a little girl.

1954    Constance Fisher murders three children on March 8, 1954; found insane and placed in an asylum; released from asylum after 5 years; rejoins husband, kills 3 children conceived after release from asylum in 1966.

1986    Joan Hensley Davis; husband James H. Hensley, dies on March 8, 1986 of arsenic poisoning on March 8, 1966

1991    Beverly Allitt attempted to murder  Kayley Desmond (then one year old) on March 8, 1991 but the child was resuscitated and transferred to another hospital, where she recovered. Allitt, English serial killer, was convicted of murdering four children, attempting to murder three other children, and causing grievous bodily harm to a further six children

2012    Stephanie Lazarus, ex-LAPD detective, was convicted on March 8, 2012 of first-degree murder for the 1986 killing of her ex-boyfriend's wife. Patrick Healy reports.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Blacklisted From History: A History of the Men’s Rights Movement


“Blacklisted From History: A History of the Men’s Rights Movement; Men’s Rights activism has had many names since its inception in the 1920s,” Robert St. Estephe, The Good Men Project, Jun. 30, 2012

Link to article HERE

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Some readers of The Unknown History of MISANDRY may suspect that since this article was published on a feminist website that it is going to have a misandric social engineering slant. This is not the case. The Good Men Project editors were kind enough to publish it, so we were happy to offer this information to the male and female feminist readers who read the The Good Men Project website.

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Paulette Saludes and “The ‘I am a Woman’ Defense” - 1923


FULL TEXT: New York, March 8. – For the third time within a few weeks, the defense “I am a woman” has failed in a murder trial in New York and vicinity, and today Mrs. Paulette Saludes, pretty French woman of thirty, is lying in the Tombs awaiting a sentence of from 20 years to life imprisonment for the killing of Oscar M. Marttelliere, insurance broker.

Mrs. Saludes made a spectacular attempt to kill herself by taking arsenic and cutting her wrists as she was led across the Bridge of Sighs after hearing the verdict, but did not hurt herself much, the prison physician decided, later, when she attempted to smash her head against her cell wall, she was bound to her cot. Her condition was not serious. It was reported last night. She was hysterical, however, crying out in French to be permitted to die.

New York had almost become accustomed to seeing women have killed men turned loose. There were Nan Patterson, who was accused of killing Caesar Young; Mrs. Jack DeSaulles, the pretty Chilean, who slew her husband; Mme. Jacques LeBaudy, who killed her mate, “the emperor of the Sahara,” and many other cases.

~ Same Old Defense. ~

Mrs. Saludes’ lawyer, who had pleaded “emotional insanity,” the old plea that freed many women in this jurisdiction, stated plainly in his defense that his client’s chief defense was really “I am a woman” inferring that a woman whose love has been scorned and trampled by a man, as Mrs. Saludes claimed had been done to her by Martelliere, should not be held responsible for killing him.

While the pretty little French woman stood up unflinchingly, at first, to hear the verdict against her, another woman, the widow, holding tightly to her flaxen haired six year old daughter, who had been made an orphan by Mrs. Saludes’ pistol, slumped down and cried, but looked pityingly at the convicted woman as she was led away to the Tombs. Mrs. Marteilliere would not talk about the verdict.

New york has shown unusual interest in the Saludes trial, both because of its spectacular and dramatic incidents and also by reason of the recent conviction of murder of two other women who killed men. They were Mrs. Lillian Reizen, who killed Dr. Abraham Glickstein, in Brooklyn, and Mrs. Ivy Gilberson, who killed her husband at Tom’s River, N. J. the city now looks forward to the trial of Mrs. Mary Wells, pretty housekeeper at the Massapaqua Inn on Long Island, who is charged with killing Captain James Pettit, proprietor of the inn.

[“Woman Slayer Takes Poison – Mrs. Salaudes’ Attempt At Suicide Fails. – Found Guilty of Broker’s Murder – Also Cuts Wrists And Beats Head On Cell Wall.” Syndicated (Universal Services) The Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, Io.), Mar. 8, 1923, p. 1]


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Bernice Zalimas, Arsenic & the Ostentatious White Knight Lawyer – 1924


Bernice Zalimas was tried and convicted for the murder of her husband. The conviction was regarded as an extraordinary event in Chicago, where it was almost impossible to get a jury to convict an attractive woman of murder.

On appeal the conviction was overturned and prosecutors chose to try her a second time. This time she was acquitted due to the extraordinary actions of her attorney. See:



On appeal the conviction was overturned and prosecutors chose to try her a second time. This time she was acquitted due to the extraordinary actions of her attorney.

For another case of extraordinary chivalry that save a woman accused of murder, see the legendary Beulah Annan case:

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PHOTO CAPTION (Article 1 of 4): The doctor's certificate held the death of Dominick Zalimas, 38, of Chicago, was due to natural causes. But friends insisted upon an autopsy, and the funeral was halted and the post-mortem examination made. It revealed a heavy dose of poison, evidently placed in his food, had killed him. His wife, Mrs. Bernice Zalimas, 23, was arrested for his murder. She protests her innocence.

[“Held for Husband’s Death,” syndicated, The Manitowac Herald-News (Dec. 5, 1924, p. 6]

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FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 4): Chicago, May 11. – The notion that Cook county can produce no beauty-proof juries has been exploded with the sentencing to 14 years in the penitentiary of Mrs. Bernice Zalimas, “the lady with the classic profile and the rose-bud mouth.”

When Mrs. Zalimas appeared in court for trial last week, charged with poisoning her husband, it was apparent that her defense would be the same as that which has proven so successful for “lady killers” in the past. She was in the mode. She had engaged a dressmaker as well as an attorney.

On one side was Mrs. Zalimas and her beauty set off with a complete change of costume daily. On the other side was the prosecutor with a logical sequence of facts. He showed that Bernice had quarreled with her husband; that he had threatened to divorce her for intimacy with another man; that she had threatened to poison him; that she had purchased poison; that her husband had died and that poison was the cause of his death. Motive, opportunity and the fact that crime had been committed were the pillars of the state’s case.

The jury found Mrs. Zalimas guilty in 45 minutes and she was sent back to her boudoir in the county jail, the first murderess in years whose beauty had meant nothing to 11 good men and true.

[“Beauty Fails To Save Woman On Trial For Killing,” syndicated (United News) The Evening Independent (St. Petersburg, Fl.), May 11, 1925, p. 12]

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FULL TEXT (Article 3 of 4): Chicago, May 23. – You seriously wonder whether there can really be a soul stirring in the depths of Mrs. Zalimas here.

That is the impression you get after talking to her in the jail, where she is being held preparatory to going to the penitentiary for 14 years for slaying her husband by poison.

Plump, blond and suave, she is the last of the season’s “arsenic widows” who for one reason or another sought to rid themselves of husbands without due process of law.

Bernice, in her gingham jail garb, is rather mad at the way the law has treated her.

She had rather expected to go free and join the female band of 32 who have killed and escaped during the past five years. Instead she finds herself as No. 14 in the coterie which has been convicted.

They found a pound of arsenic in the loft of the Zalimas home shortly after Dominick, the husband, died.

Bernice was at his bedside when the end came and wept many tears.

There was another man for possible motive and some insurance and money in a strongbox, the State claimed in evidence at the trial.

Bernice affected bewilderment over the charges and shook her strawberry locks to perplex the jurors.

They were scarcely influenced. Instead of the pleaded rope they gave her half a normal lifetime behind bar and key.

If a man had done what Bernice has been found guilty of doing the case would be of but little interest.

But Bernice is interesting because she typifies the order of the day.

When they found her guilty she pretended a few hysterics and then settled back into the shell from which she has since failed to emerge.

In jail she laughs and is voluble in sing-song denials of guilt.

The husband whose life was taken by the arsenic paste intended for rats, never seems to cross her memory.

She thinks, rather of the crowds and smart dresses she wore last year and the society which accepted her, much after fashion of receiving a gladiator or court fool into its midst, because Bernice provided pleasure.

She cannot distinguish that her ambition to become a part of the city’s circles of culture, wealth and refinement was doomed to failure.

She does not know that she was smiled on not as an equal, but as a superb animal.

She only knows that she should say “It is horrible. I did not do it.”

Kipling once wrote about the rag and the bone and the hank of hair – the woman who did not and could not care.

He should have been Bernice, the well-groomed animal, trying to catch a glimpse of her reflected self in the window of a jail – thinking of such things in the midst of dramatic trouble.

[“Beauty in Toils Forgets of Murder,” The Providence News (R.I.), May 28, 1925, p. 3]

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Why the Lawyer Ate Poison to Save His Lovely Client

The Desperate and Dramatic Gesture that Startled the Court Room and Won His Case When Every Other Expedient Had Failed

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FULL TEXT: (Article 4 of 4): Freedom, happiness, beautiful gowns, gaiety, luxury and possible romance—

Or fifteen years of hard labor in the penitentiary, coarse clothing, coarse food, sodden drudgery scrubbing floors by days, and hideous, .endless nights locked up alone in an. iron cell.

Mrs. Bernice Zalimas, beautiful blonde cloak model, sat trembling a few weeks ago in a Chicago courtroom, wondering which of these two alternatives would be her fate.

She had already been once convicted of poisoning her husband, but had protested her complete innocence to the last, and had persuaded her attorney, Eugene McGarry that she really was being made the martyr to another woman’s jealousy.

His faith in her had caused him to move heaven and earth for a new trial—and at last he had obtained it.

But now the second trial seemed on the verge of going against her, as the first had.

The State had ruled up circumstantial evidence that seemed overwhelming, and the prosecuting attorney had depicted her as a beautiful fiend, a cruel, calculating, deliberate murderess, who deserved neither pity nor mercy.

The faces of the jurymen were hard and cold. After the death of her husband, an autopsy had revealed traces of arsenic in his stomach. The State contended that she had killed him by putting a poisonous cleaning powder, containing arsenic, in his food.

The defense insisted that Dominic Zalimas had died from natural causes, and that tin arsenic found in his stomach was nothing more than the traces of a medicine he had been taking of his own volition, pills containing small quantities of arsenic, frequently prescribed as a tonic.

But the case seemed to be going against her. Vainly Attorney McGarry argued that the amount of arsenic discovered in Zalimas’ body could not have killed anybody.

To convince the jury, he took up a little bottle containing the pills which the defense contended had been found in the vest pocket of the dead man, and said that he proposed to swallow some of them then and there, as proof of his sincerity in saying they were not dangerous.

Harold Levy, Assistant State’s Attorney, leaped to his feet and stopped him. “That’s no good,” he cried, appealing to both judge and jury. “We do not contend that those pills killed him, or could hurt anybody. We contend that he was poisoned by this box of powder. We have it here, and we know it is a deadly poison. Let Mr. McGarry eat some of that, if he dares!”

The prosecuting lawyer had no idea that Attorney McGarry would “take” the dare. It was just his way of clinching an argument. But McGarry’s “Irish” was up, as the saying goes. In addition, lie had absolute faith in the innocence of his beautiful client.

And in addition to that, he had been making a careful scientific study of the affects of arsenic.

He had learned that it was a deadly poison, but that it did not kill except when taken in a larger quantity than even the prosecution alleged Mrs. Zalimas had put in her husband’s food.

“Why don’t you eat some of the powder that killed him?” taunted the lawyer for the State. McGarry glanced at his fair client, who was sobbing.

He looked at the jury, and saw from their faces that they felt the prosecution had scored a point.

His offer to take the pills from the bottle had been a boomerang that the prosecution had cleverly turned against him.

Suddenly, before the judge or bailiffs could stop him, he seized the paper box of powder from the table, poured out a large spoonful into the palm of his hand, and gulped it down!

The judge had risen in his seat with astonishment. The prosecution was thunderstruck. Some of the jurors laughed hysterically – and others turned pale.

Mrs. Zalimas, whose bend had been bent forward in her hands, screamed and seemed to be about to faint, when she realized what had happened. McGarry, after swallowing the poison, stood with beads of perspiration breaking out on his forehead, and said, quietly:

“I am sorry I had to do that. This powder was intended for cleaning purposes. I think it is possible that it may make me very sick, but I insisted to you, gentlemen of the jury, that it would not produce death. I sincerely believe that. And there was no other way to prove to you that I had the courage of my convictions.”

The attorneys for the prosecution, pale and startled, but busily whispering, were soon on their feet, claiming that Mr. McGarry’s gesture was “improper pleading,” but the judge let matters proceed.

And McGarry, after drinking half a glass of water, took his stand before the jury, and began his final argument to save his client. It was a long, impassioned plea. He became so eloquent that judge, jury and spectators almost forgot that they were listening to a man who had just voluntarily taken poison, and who stood before them even with the poison working in his veins.

At the end of about twenty minutes, in the midst of a long, emotional sentence, the lawyer’s knees suddenly sagged and his face turned deadly pale. He clutched at the railing of the jury box, to prevent himself from falling to the floor.

The courtroom was in a hubbub of excitement. Physicians rushed forward. “He’s going to die,” exclaimed a juror. “It’s horrible.”

The doctors were all for stopping the proceedings and carrying the attorney into an anteroom and using a stomach pump on him immediately to save his life. But he was still able to speak, and forbade it.

“My client’s future is at stake,” he said. “I still insist that I was right, and I insist on going on. I do not feel any pain. I think I collapsed merely from nervousness and exhaustion.”

The whole thing was so unusual, and so much hung in the balance, that the judge still allowed matters to proceed. A man who had taken such a dramatic risk to prove himself right, should have the privilege of going through with it if he could.

McGarry recovered his self-possession presently, and began the continuation of his final plea. When it was over, he refused to leave the courtroom, for fear it would give the prosecution a chance to suggest that he had rid himself of the poison with an emetic. He sat through it to the bitter end.

“I am certainly not comfortable,” he said, “but I am sure that it won’t kill me.”

The judge’s charge was brief, and the jury’s deliberation was even briefer. In a very, short time they were back in the courtroom with a unanimous verdict of “not guilty!”

Mrs. Zalimas broke down completely from joy.

“I owe my life and freedom to you,” she cried, and covered the lawyer’s hand with kisses. It was one of the most dramatic moments that had ever occurred in a modern courtroom.

McGarry didn’t wait for many congratulations.

Accompanied by two physicians, he hurried from the courthouse – and what they did afterward was nobody’s business.

The sensational acquittal was the culmination of one of the most dramatic criminal cases the Middle West has known in years.

The beautiful defendant had known the shame and misery of actual imprisonment, for following her conviction in the first trial, she was locked up for weeks in the Cook County jail. She had escaped being sent immediately to the penitentiary and hard labor, because of the appeal which was pending.

“I knew God would take care of me,” she exclaimed in her cell, on the night when news was brought to her that a new trial had been granted, and that she would be temporarily released on heavy bail.

“I knew that this would happen, for I am innocent, and I felt the Lord would hear my “prayers. I shall be so happy to be out of prison,” she continued at that time, “but I shall be sorry just the same to leave the babies.”

“What babies?” the reporters demanded, “We didn’t know you had any babies.”

The jail matron explained that Mrs. Zalimas had assumed the role of foster-mother to two little babies whose mothers were in the same jail, and ill. One of the babies was three months old, and the other only five weeks.

That the action of Attorney McGarry was unparalleled in dramatic courage, is conceded by his fellow members of the bar. He himself is inclined to make light of it, declaring that he had made a careful study of the effects of arsenic, and was convinced that no matter how ill the poison made him, he was in no actual danger of succumbing. Had he become violently ill, as in apparent danger, the court would have insisted on an emetic or stomach pump, and the demonstration would have injured rather helped his fair client, but he took that chance.

[“Why the Lawyer Ate Poison to Save His Lovely Client – The Desperate and Dramatic Gesture that Startled the Court Room and Won His Case When Every Other Expedient Had Failed.” The Salt Lake Tribune (Ut.), Jun. 13, 1926, p. 2]

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

“In My Own Delusions” (An Australian Cover-Up)


Feminists continue to treat violence by women as a non-existent phenomenon. Feminists use “theories” based on Marxist notions to argue that violent women are victims of an all-powerful  “patriarchy,” and unlike other grown-ups (men), these persons cannot he held responsible for their character and deeds: even when it involves the battery, bludgeoning, hacking, stabbing, poisoning, shooting, maiming, dismembering, torturing of one or many women, girls, boys or men.

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In the area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia posters promoting the treatment of men as human beings with civil rights have garnered hostility by professional feminists, based at Monash University. An organization calling itself the National Union of Students, which has a “Women’s Department” but, apparently, has no Men’s Department, produced a video in response to the posters’ promotion of integrity in examining domestic violence. It is called “In My Own Voice,” and features men holding up signs bearing slogans focusing on violence against adult females, but ignoring violence against girls, boys and adult males. 

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The Katherine Mary Knight case – “Extreme domestic violence: Woman has sex, then stabs, skins and beheads husband and cooks his body parts,” by Anna Marshall, Australian News Commentary, 3 July 2006

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Excerpt from: NUS Women's Department: The blog of the National Union of Students Women's Department

"The men’s rights movement has come to our Australian universities. Here they call themselves ‘A voice for men’ and use incorrect* statistics to claim, among other things, that domestic violence is half the fault of women.

"If the ‘A voice for men’ group don’t speak for you then speak for yourself! Around Australia male university students are standing up and rejecting false claims about domestic violence and violence against women."

(* Here is a document used a source for these “incorrect” statistics: “References Examining Assaults By Women On Their Spouses Or Male Partners: An Annotated Bibliography,” Martin S. Fiebert, Department of Psychology, California State University, Long Beach Last updated: June 2012)

 
Here is an article which discusses this controversy: Greg Canning, “Feminist Lies and the suppression of data,” A Voice for Men, Aug. 28, 2012

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More pertinent FACTS, by the boatload:
Summary of issues, A Voice for Men

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►►►Australia-Related Posts on The Unknown History of MISANDRY (in progress)

Australian Child Care Providers (“Baby Farmers”) who murdered children

1889 Ellen Batts  – Waverly, Australia – 3 babies
1892 – Jane Makin – Sydney, Australia –13 babies died; executed
1894 – Frances Knorr – Brunswick, Australia – from 3 to 13 babies died; executed
1898Margaret Ann Smith – West Perth, Australia – 3 babies
1905 – Mary Bellears & Thomas Barton – Euora, Australia – midwife “wholesale infanticide"
1907 – Alice Mitchell – Perth, Australia – 37 babies died
1908 – Madge Clayton  – Preston, Australia – 6 infants
1913 – Isabella NewmanMelbourne, Australia – 3 babies died

Australian Female Serial Killers

1886 – Harriet Ann StevensWangaratta, Australia; 2 murders & 1 attempt
1888 – Louisa Collins – Botany, Australia – 2 husbands plus 1 child suspected
1894 – Martha NeedleRichmond, Australia – 5 victims (1 survived)
1909 – Ruth Rendell – Perth, Australia – Murdered four step-children; executed
1946 – Marjorie Coleman – Camperdown, Australia – 3 murders suspected
1952 – Yvonne Fletcher – Newton, Australia – (2 husbands)
1952 – Dorothy Hahn – Adelaide, Australia – 3 babies
1953 – Caroline Grills – Gladesville, Australia – murdered 3 women & 1 man
1969 – Barbara Wilkinson – Wahroonga, Australia –  6 babies
1980 – Helen Patricia Moore – Fullwood Place, Claymore, Australia – 3 children died
1986 – Catherine Birnie – Willagee, Australia – with her husband, she murdered 4 women; their fifth escaped, leading to the criminals’ apprehension.
2003 – Kathleen Folbigg  – Mayfield, Australia – 4 own chn (& 2 others?)

► Other Items of Interest

1951 – Jean Lee – “Badger Game” murderess

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Friday, September 14, 2012

Military Mom Kidnaps Son, Denies Father Access to Child, Boyfiend Kills Child, Military Doesn’t Even Inform Military Dad - 2008


FULL TEXT (Article 1 of 2): Uruma, Okinawa — It’s been a year since 8-year-old Jordan Peterson died from injuries allegedly inflicted in a beating by his stepfather at his off-base home in Uruma.

But it was just last week that Jordan’s real dad found out his son was gone.

“You can’t believe my shock,” Damion Peterson said Monday in a telephone interview from his San Antonio home. “All in one day a friend said he had information that the military on Okinawa had investigated the possibility that Jordan was abused. And then I called my ex-mother-in-law to find out about the abuse and she tells me he’s been dead for a year.”

That was April 7. A Google search of his son’s name then brought home the horrible truth.

Peterson’s sister found a series of stories in Stars and Stripes that detailed Jordan’s death and the arrest — and later release — of the boy’s stepfather, Roberto Deleon, by Japanese police who alleged the child was beaten to death.

“My brother was devastated,” Marlo Saenz said. “The divorce was horrible, but he had always hoped to see Jordan again. He was the sweetest little boy.”

Peterson, 32-year-old former airman now living in Texas, said he had been estranged from his ex-wife for four years and she refused to let him have contact with his son during most of that time. He said she left him while they were living in Germany and he lost the ability to have Jordan for the summer visitations spelled out in their divorce decree.

“I was single, living in the dorms,” Peterson said. “I couldn’t keep him with me.”

He said he continued to have child support taken out of his paycheck, but had infrequent phone contact.

“She’d tell me Jordan did not want to talk to me,” he said.

When Peterson transferred back to the States and was discharged, he remarried. He now has a son and a daughter, ages 2 and 1, and was hoping to work out visitation with Jordan when his ex-wife, Staff Sgt. Sabrina Deleon, returned from a three-year tour on Okinawa that began in 2004.

Peterson said the last time he saw his son was just before the boy’s mother left for Okinawa.

In the week that followed the discovery of his son’s death, Peterson and other family members have been busy seeking information about what had happened. He said he called his ex-wife in Maryland — she is now assigned to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware — but the calls turned into arguments and her phone has since been switched to an unlisted number.

Stripes was unable to contact Sabrina Deleon.

Peterson also said he spoke to Roberto Deleon before the number was changed, but he wasn’t sure who he was at first. Peterson had not known that his ex-wife, who had remarried a man named Brown after their divorce, had gotten another divorce and had remarried on Okinawa.

“He yelled and cussed me out,” Peterson said of Roberto Deleon, 26.

~ ‘Through the cracks’ ~

Peterson said a friend who worked on child welfare cases at a base in Texas told him April 7 that he had seen files from the Air Force on Okinawa that showed “multiple abuse and neglect cases filed against [his ex-wife and Roberto Deleon] by the Family Advocacy Clinic on Okinawa.”

“But somehow the military allowed my son to fall through the cracks because they lived off base,” Peterson said.

Citing privacy rules, the Air Force and Department of Defense Dependents Schools officials have repeatedly declined to comment on whether any reports of abuse were made to them prior to Jordan’s death.

One abuse complaint was filed with Japanese authorities in November 2006, when an Okinawan woman found Jordan wandering barefoot and shirtless, dressed only in shorts, a few blocks from his Uruma home. She said the boy was bruised and told her he was running away from home. She took him to a store and bought him some clothes, but he refused to wear them, telling her that his stepfather would not allow him to wear anything new.

The woman, Hisa Uechi, now 23, called the Okinawa prefectural police, who questioned the boy. But he refused to speak and Jordan was handed over to his mother.

 “It seemed neither the Okinawa or military authorities would do anything for him,” Uechi said at the time.

A year later, Jordan’s death still affects her. On April 11, she left flowers outside the house where the boy once lived. Observing the first anniversary of a death is an important Buddhist-influenced Japanese tradition.

“I just wanted to let him know that he is still remembered,” she said.

~ A new family occupies the house. ~

“There was no trace at all that Jordan once lived there,” Uechi said. “It was like his existence was completely and quietly wiped away.”

She said she shed tears of joy when she learned that Jordan’s biological father and his family are seeking justice for the young boy.

After Jordan’s death, the director of the Okinawa Prefectural Department of Health and Welfare admitted her office failed to properly investigate the November 2006 abuse report.

“We should have gone to his home and checked up on him,” the director told Japanese reporters last July. “It might have saved his life.”

Damion Peterson is working to ensure the case does not fall through the cracks again. He has contacted his congressman to look into the matter and has confirmed with the U.S. District Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of Maryland that Jordan’s death is being investigated.

~ Roberto Deleon remains the prime suspect. ~

Deleon was alone with the boy April 11, 2007, when he called his wife and said Jordan had stopped breathing. His wife rushed home with a military ambulance in tow and the child was taken to the U.S. Naval Hospital on Camp Lester, where he was pronounced dead about two hours later.

An autopsy showed he had a massive loss of blood from internal injuries, according to Okinawa police, who arrested Deleon on May 16 on suspicion of causing the injuries that resulted in the boy’s death.

But on June 6, Deleon was released with no charges filed. Hirokazu Urata, the deputy chief prosecutor for Okinawa, said there was not enough evidence to prove Deleon was responsible.

“The autopsy showed he died from the shock of excessive bleeding caused by recent damage to the liver,” Urata said when Deleon was released. “A criminal act was highly probable, but there is insufficient evidence the suspect inflicted the fatal injury.”
The military had no jurisdiction over Deleon, a civilian, and Air Force investigators forwarded their case files to the U.S. Justice Department.

The Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act, passed in 2000, treats as a federal crime any acts committed outside the United States that would have been considered felonies if committed on federal lands in the U.S. The cases can be tried by any federal court.

In a message to Texas Rep. Nick Lampson, Peterson said the autopsy performed at USNH showed Jordan had a lacerated liver “and ruled the case a homicide with the stepfather as the only suspect.”

“I was not even notified of the murder,” Peterson wrote to Lampson. “His mother hid it from me for a whole year...

“She changed her address several times over the years; she has retained at least three different last names in the past three years and refused to keep me updated about my son’s whereabouts, as she was ordered to do per our divorce decree.”

“I paid child support for Jordan until he disappeared into Japan,” Peterson said Monday.

“We tried several times to get a current address. We even sought the help of the Veterans Administration, but we couldn’t locate her and she never called us — not even about the funeral. Finally, I just felt I’d have to wait until Jordan was older and could see me on his own and I could apologize for the lost years and tell him how much I loved him.”

Jordan’s obituary in the local newspaper made no mention of his father, who visited his son’s grave on the one-year anniversary of his death.

Peterson went there with several other family members, including his 2-year-old son, Israel.

“I stayed there for two hours,” he said. “Israel looks so much like the engraving of Jordan on the headstone that I broke down. I didn’t want to leave.”

[David Allen, “Former Airman Shocked To Learn His Son Has Been Dead For A Year,” Pacific Stars & Stripes (Okinawa, Japan), Apr. 16, 2008]

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FULL TEXT (Article 2 of 2): Baltimore, Md. – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Roberto E. DeLeon, age 28, of Glen Burnie, Maryland today to 30 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for the murder and assault of his stepson while the family was stationed in Japan. DeLeon was convicted by a federal jury on October 22, 2009.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Brigadier General Dana Simmons, Commander Air Force Office of Special Investigations; and Special Agent in Charge Richard McFeely of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

"Robert DeLeon has been held accountable for the senseless murder of his 8-year-old stepson Jordan Peterson in Japan, where Jordan's mother was serving in the U.S. Air Force," said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein." Although the murder did not occur on a U.S. military base, federal law allows us to prosecute persons who accompany our Armed Forces for crimes committed in foreign countries."

According to the evidence presented at the three week trial, Jordan died on April 11, 2007, as a result of internal bleeding due to a laceration of his liver caused by blunt force trauma to the abdomen. The injury is consistent with a hard punch to the stomach—a type of punishment and discipline DeLeon would inflict upon Jordan, according to trial evidence. Jordan was 8 years old, 3 feet 11 inches, and weighed 52 pounds at the time of his death.

At the time of Jordan's murder, DeLeon was the husband of a member of the U.S. Air Force assigned to Kadena Air Base in Japan. DeLeon had joined her and her two children on a tour of duty. The evidence at trial showed that, very soon after DeLeon moved into the family home, he began to assert disciplinary authority over the children. Jordan, in particular, received the brunt of DeLeon's strict and stern measures.

Evidence of the abuse of Jordan, going back to September 2006, came from testimony provided during the trial by physicians, family advocacy personnel, teachers, and neighbors, who had contact with and observed the injuries to Jordan. At the time of Jordan's death, DeLeon was in counselling with the Family Advocacy Program on base because of the severe punishment he inflicted upon Jordan.

According to evidence presented at trial, after the defendant returned to Japan from a brief visit to the United States in March 2007, DeLeon began a new form of abuse: making the young boy stand with his arms outstretched while DeLeon punched him in the stomach as hard as he could.

Evidence established that the fatal blow to Jordan's abdomen was likely inflicted upon Jordan sometime between the night before and the morning of his death. Later that morning, Jordan complained to his stepfather that his stomach, abdomen, and groin hurt; of blurry vision; dizziness; and an inability to eat. At one point, Jordan was slumped over the sink. Emergency medical personnel arrived at about 12:56 p.m. to find Jordan with no vital signs. Despite the efforts of medical personnel to revive the young boy, doctors pronounced him dead at about 2:00 p.m.

The medical examiner performed the autopsy and testified at trial. The autopsy revealed that in addition to the lacerated liver, there were numerous other injuries to Jordan's body including: deep bruises on the buttocks in caused by a belt or strap, bruising on his thigh, multiple bruises to the chest consistent with forceful finger poking, and bruising on the wrist and forearm, consistent with being grabbed. The bruises on the buttocks inflicted a few days prior were the basis of the assault charge in the indictment.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorneys P. Michael Cunningham and Paul E. Budlow, who prosecuted the case.

[“Husband of U.S. Airman Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison for the Murder of His Stepson in Japan, Law Enacted in 2000 Authorizes Prosecution for Overseas Crimes,” United States Attorney's Office, District of Maryland, Press Release, Jan. 6, 2010]

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Cultural Marxism ("Feminism") is About Destruction


NOTE: The article from Investment Watch reveals the legacy of the 1960s and the cultural Marxism strategy originating in Frankfurt School philosophy. The cultural Marxist strategy for the destruction of supposed “capitalism,” which of course barely exists in a country like the United States that has a central bank (The Federal Reserve, a government charted, but privately owned enterprise), absolutely requires the destruction of the family and the emergence of authoritarian indoctrination of children.

The middle class feminist call them the "1 %" with one designer-shoe clad foot in the marxist delusion camp and the other in the "having it all" me-me-me camp, has made great "advances" at the cost of the 99% who must pay the price for their hypocritical hedonism.

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Ideological feminism is but a branch of anti-patriarchy. Patriarchy (father's authority over child, protection of children and wife) is regarded as source of ALL oppression: slavery, colonialism, war, violence, "inequality" (differences in intelligence, inventiveness, self-discipline, industriousness, etc). That is the core belief, which is where intersectionality gets its authority as a concept. This is why it should never be a mystery when MRAs are accused of being racist (white privilege) or homophobic (pro-fatherhood man-women-baby, father doesn't get kicked out, is pro-oppression) or any other form of being oppressive.

And that is why the State needs to condition children from birth to be good social justice warriors and serve the "community" (State and its rulers). Single moms might think they are being independent in raising the child, but the State is teaching them and conditioning them behind their backs 5 days a week. State control over the children of single moms gets greater and greater as the agenda is rolled out. Ultimately it is not "women" who will gain advantage, but authoritarian busybodies of either sex as long as they are orthodox in their "social justice" coercive social engineering ideology. [Robert St. Estephe, Dec. 3, 2013]

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Michael Snyder, Investment Watch, September 3, 2012

What in the world have we done to our kids?  If you spend much time with them, you quickly realize that the next generation of Americans is woefully unprepared to deal with the real world.  They are overweight, lazy, undisciplined, disrespectful, disobedient to their parents, selfish, self-centered, and completely addicted to entertainment.  And that is just for starters.  We feed them insane amounts of sugar and high fructose corn syrup and then when they become overactive we pump them full of prescription drugs to calm them down.  Instead of raising our children ourselves, we allow the government schools and the entertainment industry to do it.  By the time they reach the age of 18, they have spent far more time with their teachers, their video games and the television than they have spent with us.  Our young people are #1 in a lot of global categories, but almost all of them are bad.  Young people in the United States are more obese than anyone else in the world, more sexually active than anyone else in the world and they become pregnant more often than anyone else in the world.  Of course it probably doesn’t help that we have the highest divorce rate in the world either.  Our families are a complete and total mess and it is our kids that are paying the price.  One top of everything else, we have accumulated a 16 trillion dollar debt which we will be handing down to the next generation.  I am sure that they will appreciate that.

The following are 40 signs that we have seriously messed up the next generation of Americans….

1. Approximately 57 percent of all children in the United States are living in homes that are either considered to be either “low income” or impoverished.

2. More than 25 percent of all U.S. children have a chronic health condition that affects their ability to learn.  Perhaps we should not be feeling them so much junk food.

3. In 2011, SAT scores for young men were the worst that they had been in 40 years.

4. The average young American will spend 10,000 hours playing video games before the age of 21.

5. One study discovered that 88 percent of all Americans between the ages of 8 and 18 play video games, and that approximately four times as many boys are addicted to video games as girls are.

6. According to a survey conducted by the National Geographic Society, only 37 percent of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 can find the nation of Iraq on a map.

7. According to one survey, 50 percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 24 cannot find the state of New York on a blank map.

8. Only 26 percent of Oklahoma high school students know what the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution are called.

9. Only 10 percent of Oklahoma high school students know how many justices sit on the Supreme Court.

10. At this point, 15-year-olds that attend U.S. public schools do not even rank in the top half of all industrialized nations when it comes to math or science literacy.

11. Children in the United States are three times more likely to be prescribed antidepressants than children in Europe are.

12. The United States leads the world in eating disorder deaths.

13. The average American drinks more than 600 sodas every single year.  That is by far the most in the world.

14. Back in 1962, only 13 percent of all Americans were obese.  Right now, approximately 36 percent of all Americans are obese, and it is being projected that number will rise to 42 percent by 2030.

15. In America today, many families allow the television to raise their children.  In fact, the United States is tied with the U.K. for the most hours of television watched per person each week.

16. There are more school shootings in America than anywhere else in the world.

17. The United States has the highest divorce rate on the globe by a wide margin.  This is ripping millions of families with children to shreds.

18. Without solid family units, more kids than ever are joining gangs.  Today, there are approximately 1.4 million gang members living inside the United States.  That number has risen by 40 percent just since 2009.

19. There are more than 3 million reports of child abuse in the United States every single year.

20. If you can believe it, an average of five children die as a result of child abuse in the United States every single day.

21. Sadly, the United States actually has the highest child abuse death rate on the entire globe.

22. Approximately 20 percent of all child sexual abuse victims are under the age of 8.

23. In the United States today, it is estimated that one out of every four girls is sexually abused before they become adults.

24. According to researchers, convicted rapists in the United States report that two-thirds of their victims were under 18, and among those cases 58% said that their victims were 12 years old or younger.

25. The percentage of children living in poverty has risen from 17 percent in 2007 to 22 percent today.
26. Today, one out of every four American children is on food stamps.

27. It is being projected that approximately 50 percent of all U.S. children will be on food stamps at some point in their lives before they reach the age of 18.

28. As I have written about previously, approximately 42 percent of all single mothers in the United States are on food stamps.

29. According to the National Center for Children in Poverty, 36.4 percent of all children that live in Philadelphia are living in poverty, 40.1 percent of all children that live in Atlanta are living in poverty, 52.6 percent of all children that live in Cleveland are living in poverty and 53.6 percent of all children that live in Detroit are living in poverty.

30. It is estimated that up to half a million children may currently be homeless in the United States.

31. It is estimated that child homelessness in the United States has risen by 33 percent since 2007.

32. Right now, approximately 25 million American adults are living with their parents.

33. Law enforcement officials estimate that about 600,000 Americans and about 65,000 Canadians are trading dirty child pictures online.

34. The average high school boy spends two hours watching pornography every single week.

35. An astounding 30 percent of all Internet traffic now goes to pornography websites, and the U.S. produces more pornography than any other nation has in the history of the world.

36. In the United States today, 47 percent of all high school students have had sex.

37. One out of every four teen girls in the United States now has an STD.

38. The United States has the highest teen pregnancy rate on the entire planet by a wide margin.

39. One survey found that one out of every five teen girls actually wants to be a teen mom.

40. We have borrowed 16 trillion dollars that we expect future generations to repay.  We have consigned our children and our grandchildren to a lifetime of debt slavery and they don’t even realize it yet.  When they do realize what we have done to them they will probably curse us bitterly.

Michael Snyder’s blog is InvestmentWatch.

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The WORD from on high on the non-existence of Cultural Marxism:

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Book: Ian Buchanan, ed., Jameson on Jameson: Conversations on Cultural Marxism, 2007, Duke University Press.

Publisher’s promotional copy: Fredric Jameson is one of the most influential literary and cultural critics writing today. He is a theoretical innovator whose ideas about the intersections of politics and culture have reshaped the critical landscape across the humanities and social sciences. Bringing together ten interviews conducted between 1982 and 2005, Jameson on Jameson is a compellingly candid introduction to his thought for those new to it, and a rich source of illumination and clarification for those seeking deeper understanding. Jameson discusses his intellectual and political preoccupations, most prominently his commitment to Marxism as a way of critiquing capitalism and the culture it has engendered. He explains many of his key concepts, including postmodernism, the dialectic, metacommentary, the political unconscious, the utopian, cognitive mapping, and spatialization.

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We are told by our politically correct online Thought Monitors that “Cultural Marxism does not exist,” and if we dare to speak about it we are “conspiracy theorists.”

Her is a nonexistent screenshot of a citation for a non-existent academic paper given at a non-existent conference by Robert Carey (a non-existent academic) at the non-existent American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, at the Hilton San Francisco on November 29, 2014.


Big Sibling commands you to erase this post from your memory.

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Thoughts on Ostrichism in the Non-Feminist Discourse

Alan Sokal of the famous “Sokal affair” took on the eminent thinker of cultural marxism, Frederick Jameson in his magazine “Social Text” (co-founded with Stanley Aronowitz). Jameson’s writings are collected in a book called “Cultural Marxism” (Duke UP). Some MRAs are now claiming Cultural Marxism does not exist (MRAs and Futrelle), is unimportant to feminism, that discussing the topic critically means one is a conspiracy theorist (SPLC, Futrell, Bar Bar), or, astoundingly, that it is no longer influential in academia (Esmay). Sometimes MRAs will attack the idea that understanding Cultural Marxism is central to understanding institutional (legal, bureaucratic, pedagogical) feminism. Alan Sokal took on the idiocy of “feminist science” (a Cultural Marxism product) though Sokal described himself as “left” in politics (a vague and generic term which signifies, presumably, a position opposing military industrial complex, predatory war, rapacious crony capitalism, support of US Bill of Rights, fascism etc.; a position held by many who do not use the “leftist” self-descriptive.)

Yet in some MRA circles, any effort to open up knowledge of how feminism works institutionally in accordance with its ideology is dubbed “partisan” (which party is presumably being promoted is ever explained). And in the same communities a discussion of goals, ideas and texts of the foundational and powerful (intellectually, institutionally) feminists is dismissed as an unwanted devolving of a left-right discussion that implicitly (the accusation holds) is somehow an endorsement of what the naysayer seems to believe is a “right” position. The idea of reading and discussing  Dennis Dworkin's 1997 book in these circles is anathema (it means the term "New Left" would have to be uttered; and if one speaks critically of aspects of a "left" ideology one is necessarily a scary and weird "right winger" in the minds of these politically correct (uninformed, mentally lazy) MRAs)

Thus, many members of the MRA population remain mired in a shallow critical discourse of non-feminist or anti-feminist positions, always target at end-products (pop culture manifestations, pop culture personalities) without understanding the ideas that fuel the outrages and frauds (the sources that lead to the end-products) MRAs justly oppose. This is evidenced by continues surprise at excesses and expressions of the sentiment “I don’t understand why …” To deal with these “I don’t know why ...” "I don't get it" reactions there has been a narrow focus, almost fundamentalist in nature on gynocentrism (a biologically programmed  reality which is expressed in cultural mores). The notion that a reformist cultural construction exists seems to be where this gynocentrism-centric MRA camp has placed all its bets.

This approach is not going to work. It is the ostrich approach. If one does not know one’s opponent thoroughly – in all respects – one cannot battle successfully. Nuance, details, historical development, institutional structure, complexity are jettisoned by the gynocentrism-centric camp, which, it seems is comfortable with the orthodox but fallacious interpretation of human action and history that is fundamentalist social constructionism.


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Here are more wild paranoid ravings of apparently right-wing nutjob conspiracy theorist tin foil hat wearers who made up the non-existtent philosophy and invented the concocted term for it ("Cultural Marxism"):

Cultural Marxism: Media, Culture and Society, 1980, Volume 7, Issue 1 of Critical sociology, of the Transforming Sociology series, from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Sociology.

Richard R. Weiner, Cultural Marxism and political sociology, 1981, SAGE Publications, Jun 1, 1981

A thorough examination and analysis of the tensions between political sociology and the culturally oriented Marxism that emerged in the 60s and 70s is presented in this volume.

Emily Hicks [PhD., student of Marcuse], "Cultural Marxism: Nonsynchrony and Feminist Practice," pp. 219-38 in Lydia Sargent, Women and Revolution: A Discussion of the Unhappy Marriage ..., 1981.

Douglas Kellner, PhD., Cultural Marxism and Cultural Studies,” UCLA, Feb. 5, 2000.

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Retrieved from the memory hole:

http://unknownmisandry.blogspot.com/p/index-female-serial-killers.html

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