Happy Birthday Dad

I will never forget the words of wisdom that my father shared with me before he left this Earth shortly after 9/11/01. I thought he was crazy for thinking that I would ever make something of myself after what happened to me in the service. But, I’m doing it. Thanks for the strength and inspiration … More Happy Birthday Dad

Friends of Maine woman left confused by police shooting

Friends of Maine woman left confused by police shooting RUMFORD — John Moore was watching “Hogan’s Heroes” on television Tuesday afternoon when he heard yelling in the backyard. He opened the door to his deck and saw his friend Jessica Byrn-Francisco standing there, facing a police officer about 10 feet away. She had something in … More Friends of Maine woman left confused by police shooting

Deadly Force: Police and the Mentally Ill

About this series Five separate fatal shootings of mentally ill people by Maine police in 2011 prompted the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram to examine law enforcement’s use of deadly force. Since 1990, police have fired on 101 people, many of them mentally ill, and in every case the state attorney general ruled that the … More Deadly Force: Police and the Mentally Ill

Reportedly suicidal woman shot by Rumford cop

A 25-year-old suicidal woman armed with a knife was shot and wounded by a veteran Rumford police officer late Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. She was hospitalized and reported to be in stable condition late Tuesday night. The Maine Attorney General’s Office has launched an investigation into the police shooting, and the officer involved, Sgt. Tracey … More Reportedly suicidal woman shot by Rumford cop

The Impact Two Military Officers had on Military Sexual Assault Legislation

The Impact Two Military Officers had on Military Sexual Assault Legislation Air Force Times: Sex charges dropped; Aviano IG freed from brig (Feb 2013) I appeared on Voice of Russia (America) radio today to discuss the impact that General Craig Franklin & Lt Col James Wilkerson had on military sexual assault legislation. And at the very … More The Impact Two Military Officers had on Military Sexual Assault Legislation

Murder in the Dorm at University of Alaska Fairbanks* (1993)

Murder in the Dorm at University of Alaska Fairbanks (1993) *This cold case investigation hits home with me. This tragedy happened while I was attending the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1993. It occurred in Bartlett Hall where I lived the semester before. I was residing next door in Skarland Hall at the time of … More Murder in the Dorm at University of Alaska Fairbanks* (1993)