Oh spare me.


“”The irony is, if we didn’t go out and dig up the Gremlin, we’d be remiss,’ said Det. First Lt. Denise Powell, commander of the task force of law enforcement officials investigating the [OCCK] murders.”  Oh, Lt. Powell, if you only knew how remiss your agency has been.  You are now stuck as the mouthpiece, following in the footsteps of men who really cared not if this thing got solved or not.  Promotion and retirement were the goals.  Are you a parent?  If you are, I will knock on wood for you.  You have a lot in front of you. 


Here you go, Denise:  “The problem is, when everyone’s focus is on a vehicle, we limit ourselves.”  Ya think, Denise??!  Maybe you should talk to Dave Robertson, Jr., of the MSP, who was assigned to the “task force,” along with then soon-to-be-retired MSP Lt. Garry Gary, to babysit and squelch this case once Livonia Det./Sgt. Cory Williams did all the fucking hard work on this case to revive it.  You are the most recent to receive the baton—congratulations.  Harold Love and all of the other predecessors to this case are your mentors.   Good luck with that.  I imagine they are much closer to retirement than you are.   And that, like a lot of men, they can live with that weird shit in their conscience that makes most females want to dig a hole and die.  Whatever.  Maybe that’s why you called my brother, and Kristine Mihelich’s sister, Erica,  to tell them the MSP was looking into this Gremlin “lead,” right before the media broke the story.  Grow a spine, for a god’s sake.  I realize it’s easier to speak with someone closer to your age, but the PARENTS OF THESE MURDERED CHILDREN, Barry King, Debbie Jarvis, Tom McAvoy, the parents of Jill Robinson, as well as the only surviving relative of Mark Stebbins, his brother Mike Stebbins, deserve a phone call from you.  I know it sucks.  But that’s what happens when an agency doesn’t solve a case, and gets passed on from person to person.  All you have to do before such a call is put yourself in another person’s place.  What would you expect?  It isn’t that hard.  And, believe it or not, the family members will appreciate your effort.  Especially in light of what has happened over the past almost-four decades.  If we asked questions that you can’t answer for whatever reason, just say so.  We aren’t that pathetic or dumb.  Jesus, is it so hard?!

Dug deep and found the letter. Is truth self-evident?

Dug deep and found the letter.  Is truth self-evident?

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” –Arthur Schopenbauer (1788-1860)

I dug deep and found the letter I was referring to in the prior post. This letter was with a letter I received from an inmate in one of Michigan’s fine facilities. I had intended to respond to both letters much prior to this date. In fact, I segregated them out so I would pay extra attention to them. So much for that theory. In my defense, this shit totally bums me out and I deal with it when I can, or under total pressure. Tonight, it’s the latter. I want someone to read this before mid-morning tomorrow.

Readers, you are smart; make of this what you will. I will only make this observation: Berkley PD, you continue to reek in all of this.

Next up, I will try to convey the essence of the inmate’s letter without leaving any identifiers. When I clerked for a judge on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, I saw more than a few civil rights violations lawsuits filed by inmates. I have some idea what happens to inmates that rock the boat. And this particular guy is someone with only hypotheses (as far as I’m concerned), not demonstrable facts. So why subject him to the kind of torment that someone like, say . . . Maybe an Arch Sloan should be subjected to?

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