The Diamond Knot Killer – The Original Night Stalker

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California

Investigators in California estimate that 50 rapes which occurred in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Sacramento, Stanislaus, San Joaquin and Yolo were committed by the Original Night Stalker, also known as; The East Area Rapist, The Diamond Knot Killer and the Golden State Killer.

DNA evidence also just so happened to conclusively link him to 8 murders which occurred in Dana Point, Goleta, Ventura, and Irvine, California although it is believed that he committed up to at least 12 murders in all.

2 other murders in Goleta were linked by MO but, not DNA. Additionally, investigators believe that the same perpetrator either The Original Night Stalker or his copycat committed 3 other murders, 2 in Rancho Cordova and 1 in Visalia.

The Original Night Stalker struck in both  Northern California and in Southern California from 1979 all the way through 1986.

His last crime and the only one after 1981 was in 1986.

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Between 6/18/76 to 10/1/79 The Original Night Stalker struck at least 22 times before taking a 3 month break. In all of his attacks during this time he was only raping women.

By his 30th attack, he was ready to kill and he murdered Brian and Katie Maggiore.

At his 37th attack he took another 3 month break.

In a case such as this it is not surprising to see a copycat, what is surprising is the copycat’s accuracy when it comes to being able to mimic The Original Night Stalkers crimes, save for the inability to copy the DNA.  

Investigators found evidence that he would watch his victims, specifically watch them engaging in sexual activity shortly before killing them.

And with couples, initially, he would watch a couple, he would then gain entry into the couple’s home, tie them up, using what investigators dubbed a “very specific” type of knot known as the diamond knot, he would rape the female then bludgeon the couple to death.

By the 2nd murder, the killer began to cover the heads of his victims prior to bludgeoning them to death. It is commonly believed the reason that the killer began covering the heads of his victims was due to the fact that when you bludgeon someone to death it can be quite messy.

By the 3rd murder, the original night stalker killed his first female victim who was alone.

He liked the same area’s and felt comfortable in them. He was also one of those fellows that I refer to as the commoners.

Someone you might see so often that you hardly notice when they are around meaning he had the ability to blend in, making it appear that he belonged in and around the area’s he killed in.

What makes this killer interesting is that some profilers believe that the original night stalker had a hate for women. I disagree with that.

This killer likes women, but his view of them is a bit off. He views women as property to be used for sexual gratification then discarded in any manner he wished. If he had or has a partner the partner is the sub in the relationship, to the killer the sub is his and he can do anything that he wants with her.

It is far from hate and very much about the ability to gain complete and total control over another. He is driven by sex and sexual fantasies which are more about complete control. It is a far cry from hating women.

His sexual taste would follow the lines of Sadism in that he derives a great deal of sexual pleasure from the ability to inflict pain and suffering upon another individual that is what gets him off. The ability see his partner suffer is what does it for him.

Sadism is part of Paraphilias which are of the behaviors in a group of sexual problems associated with sexual arousal in response to being stimulated in ways not associated with normal sexual behavior patterns.

His sexual tastes however, unless caught red handed are not something many other than a willing partner would know about outside of the bedroom.

He engaged in sexual deviant behaviors yet I would not go as far as to say that he engaged in sexual activity with ladies of the night, it simply would not have been something that he would do.

Although he would have been a fan of dom/sub porn. Always viewing women as property, things to be used for his sexual pleasure.

He was well mannered, he was friendly, very friendly with people. He is a narcissistic type of person and very manipulative.

He also would lie or play mind games for lack of better words with individuals for his mere enjoyment.

Through the years letters and poems have been written by those claiming to the have been The Original Night Stalker to local papers however, I doubt very much that they were from him. It isn’t his style, it isn’t something he would have done.

More often than not he would tell tall tales about his life in order to make himself appear better or more than he actually was.

Maybe faking family, education, military or work backgrounds.  

He had an income yet he could afford to carry out his attacks in the late night to early morning hours.

I believe that he was in good shape, would have been well groomed, a charming individual, someone who would not have been seen as a threat.

Investigators believed at one time that the diamond knot the killer used might have been enough to lead them right to him because it was such a specific type of knot.

Sadly, it was never quite enough and because of the media broadcasting that detail so much after the first murder, it allowed for copycats to learn and then mimic the knot.

Investigators also feared that he ended up in jail or dead before being caught. I doubt jail for anything major.

He may very well have died or found a willing partner to carry out his fantasies with or simply moved out of the US, or decided that the risk was too high should he carry on any further.

It is difficult to say for certain if he would have had a troubled childhood in that he might have had a record. Men like this are usually really adept at making sure they don’t get caught, even at an early age.

It would be more likely that he engaged in deviant sexual behavior, perhaps raped as a teen and was able to manipulate his way out of the situation.

I would actually start with that and work my way back with it, it is amazing how a woman will open up years after what she felt was a crime that had been committed against her.

It is my belief that to find out who The Original Night Stalker was, investigators and the FBI would do well to work it from the teen years forward.

Too many copycats may have been committing like crimes during this time and have complicated things.

The key is finding that one guy who was able to fly under the radar for so long, as a teen he would have raped someone without a doubt.

Someone who has yet to tell.

Cristal M Clark

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Jail overcrowding becoming an issue in Denver

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Denver – Colorado

In a plea last week Denver, Colorado Sheriff’s Deputies are asking for some relief because the jail is housing on average at least 1,500 inmates per day.

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The deputies say that the overcrowding is putting both them and inmates in danger.

Deputy Mike Britton, vice president of The Denver Sheriff Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #27, said that the deputies pleas for relief have fallen on deaf ears so they have decided to make their concerns public.

To give you some background, deputies take on the responsibility of sorting and housing inmates based upon the inmate’s crime (s), gang-affiliation, gender as well as other factors.  

Obviously that can become difficult or problematic when faced with overcrowded conditions at the jail.

As a whole this is a systematic problem because our judicial system has a nasty habit of incarcerating the poor for failing to pay fines that exceed incomes, fines that are assigned to someone who is homeless or jobless, classes the poor must pay for that they cannot afford, so they skip them and things like community service which takes time from the honest attempting to seek gainful employment.

The system’s focus is not rehabilitate to prevent crime but to make money off of the crime.

If it’s true focus were to actually prevent crime and rehabilitate it would be working towards that and not against it.

The other issue happens to be city council policies which require police to arrest individuals for petty offenses or issue citations for said petty offenses, which in turn then lead to ridiculous sentencing practices.

Let’s not forget those suffering from mental illness that are housed in jail. They should not be housed in jail and not one Judge sitting on any bench is qualified to sentence someone who suffers any mental illness unless they have committed the act of murder.

If the offense is petty the mentally ill should not be sentenced to fines, classes or community service as that only serves to further exacerbate the illness the individual faces.

I’ve personally clerked for Judges who cared less about the individual standing in front of them and sentenced someone the mentally ill for no other reason that it was that municipalities policy to punish the individual for petty offenses, those who were sentenced were the mentally handicapped, a woman who had hoarding disorder and a man who had dementia who had no idea what he had done.

The list could go on and on with the inhumane injustices that I witnessed during my tenure working for a Judge.

To fix the overcrowding we need to change policy and that starts with our judicial system not the sheriff’s who are reaping that which the system has sewn.

Cristal M Clark

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US intelligence has become politicized

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Sen. Ron Wyden’s thoughts on the FBI & James Comey

A few days ago news started to break with regard to Sen. Ron Wyden’s thoughts on FBI Director James Comey in that he feels that James has made the choice to use classification to hide information about possible Russian interference in the US election for political reasons, according to what he told the New Yorker.

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“My increasing concern is that classification now is being used much more for political security than for national security.”

Sen. Ron Wyden and 6 of his colleagues on the Senate Intelligence Committee to former President Obama 3 weeks after the election saying that the senators “believe there is additional information concerning the Russian Government and the US election that should be declassified and released to the public.”

Of course talk of this has been going on since Trump won the election, many have boldly accused our newly elected president of attempting to politicize intelligence.

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The reality is that doesn’t surprise me, of course Trump would make that move it is precisely who and what he is as a human being.

What would surprise me however is if James actually is hiding intel and allowing for his agency to become politicized.

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That is not who or what he is or was as a human being.

Cristal M Clark

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Trump administrations showing its ineptitude about recreational pot

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This administration’s desire to roll back recreational cannabis is absolutely absurd to me.

It clearly shows the ineptitude at which this administration is operating, the lack of general knowledge and understanding let alone the lack of education they have about cannabis is mind boggling.

I understand that Trump has friends in big Pharma and he’d like to line his own pockets, however allow for me to point out that legal cannabis is where the money is. The numbers do in fact, add up in state revenues for those states that have legalized.

My sneaking suspicion is that Trump and his administration are receiving pressure from big pharma which makes the most logical sense in this case (unless these guys are really that inept about cannabis), to come down hard on the industry because, big pharma has pretty much been denied access to it since day 1.

Which is the way it should be, keep big pharma out of the industry all together.  

As far as the idea or notion that cannabis is a gateway drug, yes it is a gateway drug…to the fridge and junk food, to a better mental frame of mind for those that struggle with issues that relate to debilitating mental illnesses and the like.

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Contrary to what Sean Spicer may have said, cannabis is not a gateway to opioids and what’s more is that never has that ever been proven.

It’s said a lot but not one individual has taken the time to sit down and actually conduct a study in an effort to prove that cannabis is a gateway drug to other drugs, period.

Hands down, it is rare to run across someone who is both high and violent, the truth is, about the only times that ever happens is when the user has mixed his/her high with another substance, prescription meds for depression or other mood disorders and/or alcohol or the user has a sever enough mental disorder that he or she is a danger to themselves or others.   

Cannabis is being utilized currently for those that suffer from alcoholism as a way to kick that habit and it is working for those that are trying it.

What’s more is that cannabis is being utilized for those who suffer from opioid addiction as well, to help kick that habit, and it appears to work for those that have tried it.

The most promising use of cannabis comes from those that suffer from mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc. I have personally seen it help individuals cope with and manage such disorders.

The users are not getting high either, they get the right stuff and use it in moderation and it enables them to lead a healthy, productive life like a normal individual.

The benefit is that they are not dealing with addiction issues when they use cannabis to help cope with some mental disorders or for pain management.

Unlike other drugs, namely prescription medications, cannabis is really not that habit forming to be honest, for most they can take it or leave it without the nasty side effects one would have when let’s say they stop taking the mood-altering medications that so many doctors prescribe these days.

It is clear that this administration has failed and pretty hard to actually do it’s homework and they are just jumping into the fire.

I say let them burn, because the outcome of trying to roll back recreational cannabis will not play into this administration’s favor. Not at all.

Cristal M Clark

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FBI does take those threats via Whisper seriously

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Turns out Whisper will hand over user info to law enforcement 

The question of the day is, do anonymous messaging apps let users truly remain anonymous? Turns out the answer to that question happens to be no.

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A lot of news is hitting the wire today about one Mr. Garrett Grimsley of Cary, North Carolina who just so happened to use the so-called anonymous messaging app Whisper to make a credible threat.

On February 19, 2017 Garrett thought it would be a good idea to head to Whisper and post “Salam, some of you are alright, don’t go to Cary tomorrow.”

Another user saw the post in a public forum and decided to respond, you know to start up a chat to see where things might lead; “Why what’s happening in Cary tomorrow?”

To which our lovely friend Garrett responded; “Aslam alaikum brother. For too long the kuffar have spit in our faces and trampled our rights. This cannot continue. I cannot speak of anything. It will be only the beginning, insha’Allah.”

So as you can guess, the other user who engaged Garrett felt the need to promptly report him, rightfully so.

I am not sure which part of what Garrett did was more idiotic the fact that he posted what seemed like a threat in a public forum or the fact that he utilized Whisper to do it.

Countless stories about Whisper tracking user data goes all the way back to 2014 and to top that off with some whipped cream and a cherry, the company does have a clear policy any user can read up on in that, they will comply with requests from law enforcement for user data.

Although, the very same policy states that it does not retain user info such as real name or address and other personal info it does retain that one little thing people forget about…an IP address which law enforcement is really good at utilizing in an effort to find someone’s physical address.

The moral of the story here is that, if you say it online and it appears to be a threat, don’t be shocked when the FBI kicks in your front door and raids your home.

Cristal M Clark

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Amnesty International’s worldwide warning about Donald Trump

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Donald Trump – pure poison

 

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Today Amnesty International sent out a world wide warning stating that Donald Trump’s rather poisonous rhetoric and his policies will be felt worldwide in a very negative way.

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“Trump’s hateful rhetoric exemplifies “a global trend towards angrier and more divisive politics.”

Amnesty International’s managing director of government relations, Adotei Akwei seems to feel that the Trump administrations ever evolving ban on Muslims from 7 Muslim majority countries, refugees and this border wall are clear examples of divisive policies.  

And Adotei is not wrong in the least bit about that.

Furthermore, the ban and wall idea, they speak volumes to foreign states around the world who have been watching Trump and his team destroy America piece, by little piece since the day Trump stepped into office.

Adotei told the Huffington Post “We believe that Trump’s policies will not only become a model for governments to use, but also, by implementing them, the United States will sort of be giving a blessing or an encouragement that ‘this is acceptable for us, so you guys can get away with it also.”

Taking this a step further, Trump only manages to take us backwards in time by leaps and bounds by banning individuals through the use of faith as part of the criteria to ban said individuals.

The problem that we face is that the world is watching us right now, more importantly they are watching our president and his team rip this country to half and to shreds with insane, toxic and blatantly hateful policies, rhetoric, and childish behavior.

Trump has already vowed to push back established civil liberties, he speaks as if certain groups of individuals are less than human, and let’s not forget that we already know he is a racist, sexist bigot.

Hate and fear mongering are powerful, so is what Trump says when he spreads his disease filled speech through verbal and nonverbal means.

At the end of the day the world truly is becoming more and more angry, and putting little people like Trump into a position of power only makes it worse.

We can not move forward when we keep taking these steps backwards.

Trump’s campaign filled hate speech is seeping into all corners of the world because people saw what happened here, they are starting to feel as if it is okay to be hateful towards others.

The problem is, hate, fear mongering, being a racist pig, a bigot, intolerant, and sexist are not okay behaviors and citizens are finding their voices so while the world watched Trump get voted into office because the people found their voices…

The world may want to keep watching before following in Trump’s footsteps.

The voters here in the US, we might just shock you again, by our next moves.

Cristal M Clark

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