No Surprise Here: Jodi Arias Prepping to Defend Herself in Upcoming Trial

According to the website “The Trial Diaries,” Jen Wood, who attended the most recent Jodi Arias hearing, learned some interesting, though not entirely surprising news: Jodi Arias is prepping to represent herself at her upcoming sentencing trial. Big shocker, I think not. Jodi Arias’ ego demands that she do this. She is, after all, in […]

Mentally Ill People Are Dying in Prisons

One by one, mentally ill people are dying behind prison walls. One of the latest atrocities is the death of 35-year old Christopher Lopez, a man with schizoaffective disorder who died in the presence of Colorado Department of Corrections prison staff who were too busy laughing and making small talk to pay him any attention. […]

Important Facts About Mass Shooters From A Highly-Qualified, Retired FBI Profiler

Dr. Mary Ellen O’Toole, senior FBI profiler/criminal investigative analyst (ret.), Behavioral Analysis Unit, and Editor-In-Chief of the peer-reviewed journal Violence and Gender recently responded to Richard Freidman’s op-ed in the New York Times entitled “Why Can’t Doctors Identify Killers?” She disputes his conclusion that mass shootings are not predictable. If these crimes are not predictable, […]

Weekend Reads

Check out these news stories I’ve been following: A Waffle House waitress tried to have her husband killed by her lover on Memorial day while she was out on a picnic with her kids. A bitter divorce ends in murder-suicide while the couple’s three children are in the home. California doctor is arrested for the […]

Protect Yourself Against Psychopaths: A Unique Coaching Service

I recently had the opportunity to conduct an email interview with Louise Delahunty, PG DipCOT, founder of Psychopathy Awareness and Harm Reduction Coaching (PAHRC).  Louise is a mental health occupational therapist, coach and acupuncturist by background, trained under psychopathologist Sandra Brown M.A. in coaching survivors of psychopaths. PAHRC works to raise awareness of the impact […]

Op-Eds Around the Net

More views of the latest mass shooting from around the net. James Garbarino, professor of psychology at Loyola University Chicago. “What is most striking about killers is that for the most part, crazy or sane, they believe their acts of violence are justified. Rodger believed he was right to bring death to pretty women who […]

Interesting Array of Opinions About Why Elliot Rodger Did It

#ElliotRodger was a product of a misogynistic society. His actions were a result of socially cultivated attitudes towards woman #YesAllWomen — Oliver Finlay (@oliver_finlay) May 26, 2014 And I've said it before & I'll say it again: Racist extremists are mentally ill. #ElliotRodger — Viola Drago (Mona) (@ghostwriter333) May 26, 2014 Reading #ElliotRodger "manifesto" reveals […]

Everyone Has an Opinion: Tracking the Responses to this Latest Mass Shooting

SEVEN Dead Including Gunman in 'Mass Murder' California Shooting: http://t.co/jYUPtHCrFd #ElliotRodger #CaliforniaShooting #SADNews — Angel of Justice™ (@Christy_44) May 25, 2014 Maybe I am a cynic but the rhetoric about mass shootings has become predictable. Common themes to explain these massacres include: lax gun laws, mental illness, misogyny, chronic anger and rage, prescription medications, illicit […]

Elderly Women Charged with Murdering Husband 40 Years Ago, Jack Blacks’ Bernie May Soon Be Free, Bizarre Religious Plot & More

If you follow the daily news, you’ll see that there are a lot of people involved in homicides. Check out this latest list of stories: Elderly Woman Charged With Murdering Husband 40 Years Ago 75-year old Alice Uden of Missouri has been charged with the first-degree murder of her husband who was killed nearly 40 […]

Murder, Mental Health, The Death Penalty & New Video Might Have Blown Amanda Knox’s Alibi

William Bruce was a young man with schizophrenia. He was committed to a psychiatric hospital until mental health advocates helped get him released despite him being actively symptomatic and dangerous. He then killed his mother. Years later, he is in a hospital, medicated and has gained insight into his illness. He told the Wall Street […]

The Jodi Arias Defamation Lawsuit?

According to sources, apparently Jodi Arias is seeking representation in a possible defamation suit. For what exactly is anyone’s guess. #JodiArias is seeking a new attorney to help her in a defamation lawsuit – confirmed pic.twitter.com/Q72EkZZD9Y — Doxing-Rx (@DoxingRx) May 5, 2014 Maybe wants more pub? “@JodiAnnArias: #JodiArias is seeking an attorney for a possible […]

Ronald Reagan Shooter Out of Psych Hospital on Conditional Release Despite Deceptive Behavior

John Hinckley Jr., 58, is currently being granted conditional release from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington. D.C. He was found not reason by guilty of insanity (NGRI) for shooting President Ronald Reagan, Press Secretary James Brady, Secret Service agent Timothy McCarthy and a police officer, Thomas Delhanty. Hinckley had a long history of schizophrenia and […]