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Beauty & The Beast…

A good friend of mine took me aside at a benefit that I spoke at last Friday concerning Marie Mason and Eric McDavid doing draconian sentences in federal prison.  He asked me, soto voce, if I really wanted to get a ride home with another friend who had offered.

All ships come to Justice…

“Why not?” I asked.

“You don’t know what happened?” he said.

I realized that he was talking about a drug bust this other friend had recently sustained. He was obviously concerned with my potential legal exposure given my continuing elderly offender home detention status. A reasonable concern.

I chuckled about it and blew the matter off. I took the ride.

Nevertheless, it’s a good topic to address and was in part the subject of my dissertation for a doctorate in psych. more…

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Charlie & the Snitch MaSheen…

In the fifth year of my 20-yr federal prison experience (1995), I recall watching the prosecution of Hollywood Madam to the Stars, Heidi Fleiss, on TV.  My kind of girl.  Certainly had more balls than snitch-actor Charlie Sheen—who cooperated w/the prosecution.  Heidi’s assessment of Charlie about sums him up:  “The guy’s a rat!”

Heidi Fleiss

Impressed by Heidi after her conviction for state crimes (tax-evasion, money-laundering and pandering), I wrote a letter to the judge suggesting that they send her to FCI McKean, PA, for community service.  We’d have treated the girl right!  I never got a response.

You’d think that Charlie would’ve grown up at some point.  He’s certainly a successful actor.  The behaviors he managed to get tagged for are relatively impressive.

I always get a charge outta all-too-many in the public who believe that those in prison are criminals. Given my direct experience as a criminal/civil investigator out of Detroit for 17-yrs, 25+yrs in assorted jails and prisons throughout the world, a PsyD as a doctor of forensic psych and 50+yrs as a revolutionary political activist, I’d guess that easily some 85% of those in the American Gulag do not belong there.

To start with, think of all the top criminals in America–the majority of the wealthy corp-elite–who are running around scot-free…or their self-entitled “little snakes…”

At 16, Charlie got busted for reefer.  At 17 for the fraudulent use of credit card numbers.  At 25—already long exhibiting out-of-control behaviors and addictions—he “accidentally” shot his girlfriend, Kelly Preston.  She survived to go on and marry John Travolta.

Denise Richards

Over the years, he’s had an impressive series of girlfriends and marriages, all ending in abusive situations—including a number of threats and near homicides with weapons.  Charlie likes his drugs, especially coke.  But unlike the vast majority of folks, he can’t say when

Of course, what do you give a man-boy who already has an excess of female adulation?  Why, of course:  Kayla the Coxx-man.  His latest fling was Ms. Coxx (Warning: VERY explicit).  Heidi Fleiss calls Kayla “a chick with a little something extra…”

Kayla Coxx

Ms. Coxx is an incomplete transsexual.  Normally, in assessing the truth of such a relationship, I’d have to figure that Charlie’s too smart to out himself.  However, Charlie’s not the sharpest knife on the block…  Given his addictions, lack of maturity, and a rich fantasy life along with an incapacity for limited self-gratification, I’d definitely entertain a syndrome for homoerotic self-love.

Many confuse the feelings between homosexuality and homoerotic behaviors.  That confusion can lead to extreme swings of philiac or phobic reactions.  A homosexual is an individual who has the capacity for a full love relationship with a person of the same sex, usually known and realized.    

   Homo-eroticism is an expression of self-love.  The psychic object is on one’s own genitals, not the other person per se.  While it may assume participation with others, that is not necessarily the primary focus.  Psychologically and therapeutically, there’s a significant difference.

But enough of Charlie.  I’d say we’re only going to be treated to more of the same so long as he’s socially functional (and people continue to enable him and put up with his bullshit).  Update: In fact, Charlie found some justice in apparently acquiring HIV

Heidi’s more interesting.  As a pre-teen growing up in the affluent LA neighborhood of Los Feliz, California, Heidi organized a very successful baby-sitting service, discovering a formative capacity for business.

In her 20s, Heidi became a Hollywood Madam.  She never had to recruit her girls.  University students, aspiring models and actresses (no shortage there) flocked to her by word of mouth.  She charged from $1500 to $1 million for their services.  Her girls flew all over the world.  They kept 40% plus tips.  Heidi became a multi-millionaire.

The usual assortment of established pimps and prostitutes became jealous and ratted her out.  The cops that weren’t on her payroll soon enough set up a sting and entrapment operation to shut her down.

She was busted in ’93 by the state and later by the feds.  She was convicted in a couple of celebrated cases and served a total of 3 yrs.  Charlie Sheen—who was only one of two tricks to be exposed (the clown paid by check)—voluntarily testified that he paid Heidi some $35,000 for sex with her girls.  (Charlie liked them real young-looking and usually in school-girl costume.)

Charlie didn’t have to testify, but there it is.  That’s his character–or rather, the lack of it…

Dr. Publico (Nick Medvecky, PsyD), October 2010…

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Final Justice?…

The State of Virginia executed Teresa Lewis last Thursday, September 23rd, by lethal injection.  Her life at 41 and her prison sentence is thus concluded.

She was convicted of  hiring two young men to kill her husband and his son for the insurance money.  All three pled guilty to the crime.  Only Teresa got the death penalty.  Like the rest of the public, prisoners are conflicted on the question of the death penalty.

Those who opposed her execution included novelist John Grisham, political activist Bianca Jagger, and a petition of the European Union.  They cited her IQ of 72 among other factors for leniency.

A score of 70 would have exempted her from execution in Virginia.  As a doctor of psychology (PsyD), I can assure this readership that the methodology to determine such a score is problematical enough that a few points one way or the other is totally subjective. The final score is purely an artifact of the person making the determination.   more…

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“See no evil…”

Just as one sister, Marilyn Buck,  is released (only in time to die at home 3 wks later, saving the Bureau the expense), another fills her space at the infamous FMC Carswell, a women’s federal prison in Texas—a state that never quite got over its wannabe-slave roots.

Marie Jeanette Mason, 48, #04672-061.  “Eco-terrorist.”

I thought they’d listen.  I meant to inspire thought and compassion for those without a voice in the world.  I thought to create a consciousness where innocence reigns…I thought to bring reason and justice to a Nature that spent uncounted millions of years to achieve its measure of wisdom.

     While Carswell claims to be a medical facility, it is in fact a catch-all administrative center for female prisoners (the largest growing demographic in American criminal “justice”).  The primary care provided by the BOP and its “medical” personnel, is essentially documentation—a paper chase.  Actual care, much less medical procedures, is virtually non-existent.  FMC Carswell is a prison, one of the worst. more…

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In Memoriam – Marilyn Jean Buck…

December 13th 1947 – August 3rd, 2010.  I’ve lost count of the number of judicial murders I’ve witnessed over the past 20 years…

Marilyn Buck

One hot afternoon in Amman, Jordan, 1970, just days before the Black September massacre of an estimated 35,000 Palestinians (mostly refugees) by the Bedouin armed forces of King Hussein, I was a combat-stringer journalist (NBC, Beirut) embedded w/the Palestinian armed forces covering the Second World Conference by the General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS).  There were some 1,200 international delegates attending the event.

Just as Yasser Arafat was entering the hall to give the keynote address, surrounded by a strong phalanx of armed guards with AK-47s, an American delegate stood up in the middle of the assembly, pointed at me in the back row, and shouted, “Medvecky! You’re a Zionist pig!  You’re an enemy of the revolution!” more…