Great article in Business Insider on the similarities between Frank Shelden and Jeffrey Epstein. https://www.businessinsider.com/jeffrey-epstein-north-fox-island-francis-shelden-2019-8 When I spoke to the reporter off-the-record, she asked me three important and insightful questions, which I will attempt to answer here.
- How do Shelden and his associates tie in to an understanding of the OCCK case? This is an insightful question, because as the article points out, Shelden disappeared and Gerald Richards got busted before the OCCK spree. However, it sheds light on why many leads in the OCCK case were not followed to a conclusion back in the day. Digging too deep in the OCCK investigation could lead indirectly or directly to people like bigwigs at GM (and their little porn operation). A U.S. senator who may have been a “client” at Fox Island. Men in high society. Or to pedophiles who knew somebody was executing men in Oakland County who had a dark side and a problem with pedophelia and/or child pornography. It sheds light on why, after such an allegedly massive investigation and unearthing of so many pedophiles, Oakland County prosecuted none of them and it was up to Wayne County to prosecute Ted Lamborgine and Richard Lawson in 2005 for child rapes committed during that dark time. Richards testified (if that’s what you want to call the softball treatment that piece of shit got) as Congress was enacting child pornography legislation. Perhaps someone associated with this “untouchable” ring of high society pedophiles wanted to squeeze in a few more snuff films before the feds got serious where Oakland County would not. Or someone would have to explain in Wayne County why a guy like Richard Lawson was essentially given a license to rape boys all in the name of “he was such a great informant!”
- Why the Detroit area/Michigan appears to be such a hotbed for the exploitation of children. See above. And this “tradition” runs deep there. And why not? Someone (more than one, probably) got away with abducting, holding captive, torturing and raping four kids there. And in the wake of that investigation, nobody was prosecuted for crimes unearthed during that time until 2005. People there are STILL afraid to talk, even after GM lost its power and financial grip decades ago.
- What is it like going up against the system to obtain justice for my brother in the face of a cover up? The evolution of the spectrum has been as follows: Shock (but ultimately not surprise). Despair. Hatred. Rage. Resolve. Steely resolve. Calm, focused patience. Slow motion, but always forward. An acceptance of how broken the criminal justice system is. How often enablers (including prosecutors and judges) sell their souls, which allows people like Shelden and Epstein to continue offending. How many people want to look away. A dear friend of mine uses the hashtag–#don’tletthebadguyswin. I don’t intend to. No matter how long it takes.
Commissioner Taub, you are everything we have come to expect from officials in Michigan, specifically Oakland County. Everything in the way we expect you to lie and cheat and disregard the letter and spirit of FOIA laws. Destroy records and keep your jobs. I’m sure you and your cronies, and your late boss all pull(ed) this stuff. You’ve gotten away with it until now. That’s not going to happen this time, you condescending, immoral, incompetent fool. Misconduct in office, as described by you yourself on camera. Wake up Oakland County residents and voters. There has never been transparency in Oakland County government. Sunshine is the best disinfectant. That and criminal charges.
The pig Jeffrey Epstein is dead. https://www.mediaite.com/news/jeffrey-epsteins-suicide-is-very-suspicious-to-like-a-lot-of-people/ Allegedly offed himself in a federal prison while under a 24-hour suicide watch. Maybe another member of the DMDT club, Chris Busch, welcomed him to the other side. A good friend of mine observed: “Welcome to Russia.”
To Epstein’s many victims, we mourn for you but not for him. The piece of shit was either a coward and offed himself, or knew too much about the predilections of men in high places and committed the same kind of suicide Busch did. The message this death sends to others who might squeal is obvious. Civil suits can still proceed against his estate. And maybe against “Epstein associate,” Ghislaine Maxwell and others who “partied” with their pal Jeffrey.
To the recent poster who advised me to “get over it” after 40 years–this is why I still blog. Sex crimes, especially against minors, continue unabated. Put your head in the sand if you want. You said you have lost relatives to brutality. Were they held captive and raped for a week before they were murdered by suffocation? No, I won’t be quiet. If this shit can’t be stopped or curtailed, at least we can expose the criminal freaks who do this shit. If you don’t like it, don’t read my blog. And I’d be more than happy to block you if you can’t help yourself.
With L. Brooks Patterson’s death, this leaves only Richard “No Deals/Blue Gremlin!” Thompson as the only one left of the four men pulling the strings in the Oakland County Child Killer investigation back in the day. Captain Robert Robertson of the Michigan State Police, who headed the task force, and his #2, Joseph Krease, are long gone. From the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office back in the day, Patterson’s #2, Dick Thompson is still alive. Thompson apparently works for the St. Thomas More Foundation in his retirement, working on behalf of the unborn. Too bad he and Patterson allowed so much victimization of living children and teens in Oakland County under their watch.
Robertson, Krease, Patterson, Berkley Det/Sgt. Ray Anger–all dead. Even those with the power, influence and money, including Patterson, H. Lee Busch and Chris Busch, end up dust. Still alive, with possible knowledge or suspicions concerning these crimes and/or cover-up: Thompson, James Vincent Gunnels, Charles Busch, Larry Wasser, Ted Lamborgine, Arch Sloan, among others.
Never, not once, did Patterson or anyone from his office call my parents in the wake of my brother’s murder to say that they would never give up, they would stay in touch, they would work tirelessly on behalf of Tim, Kris, Jill and Mark. Not in the wake of Tim’s murder, not in the years afterward. Not when they went to Recluse, Wyoming to dig up that piece of shit David Norberg for DNA in the early-1990’s. THEY NEVER TALKED TO MY PARENTS. Frankly, I’m sure they thought “why bother.” They knew WTF went down and had their own way of shutting it all down. But I am quite confident they took H. Lee Busch’s phone calls over the years.
I wouldn’t have much to say, either, if I let Chris Busch and Greg Green walk a month before my brother wound up face down on Gill Road with his skate board dumped next to his lifeless body.