FUCKED UP AT ALL TIMES
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On the night of April 3, 1968, Floyd E. Newsum, a black firefighter and civil rights activist, heard King’s “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top” speech at the Mason Temple in Memphis. On his return home, Newsum returned a phone call from his lieutenant and was told he had been temporarily transferred, effective April 4, from Fire Station 2, located across the street from the Lorraine Motel, to Fire Station 31. Newsum testified that he was not needed at the new station. However, he was needed at his old station because his departure left it “out of service unless somebody else was detailed to my company in my stead.” After making many queries, Newsum was eventually told he had been transferred by request of the police department.
The only other black firefighter at Fire Station 2, Norvell E. Wallace, testified that he, too, received orders from his superior officer on the night of April 3 for a temporary transfer to a fire station far removed from the Lorraine Motel. He was later told vaguely that he had been threatened.
Wallace guessed it was because “I was putting out fires,” he told the jury with a smile. Asked if he ever received a satisfactory explanation for his transfer Wallace answered, “No. Never did. Not to this day.”
In the March-April Probe, Mike Vinson described the similar removal of Ed Redditt, a black Memphis Police Department detective, from his Fire Station 2 surveillance post two hours before King’s murder.
To understand the Redditt incident, it is important to note that it was Redditt himself who initiated his watch on Dr. King from the firehouse across the street. Redditt testified that when King’s party and the police accompanying them (including Detective Redditt) arrived from the airport at the Lorraine Motel on April 3, he “noticed something that was unusual.” When Inspector Don Smith, who was in charge of security, told Redditt he could leave, Redditt “noticed there was nobody else there. In the past when we were assigned to Dr. King [when Redditt had been part of a black security team for King], we stayed with him. I saw nobody with him. So I went across the street and asked the Fire Department could we come in and observe from the rear, which we did.” Given Redditt’s concerns for King’s safety, his particular watch on the Lorraine may not have fit into others’ plans.
Redditt testified that late in the afternoon of April 4, MPD Intelligence Officer Eli Arkin came to Fire Station 2 to take him to Central Headquarters. There Police and Fire Director Frank Holloman (formerly an FBI agent for 25 years, seven of them as supervisor of J. Edgar Hoover’s office) ordered Redditt home, against his wishes and accompanied by Arkin. The reason Holloman gave Redditt for his removal from the King watch Redditt had initiated the day before was that his life had been threatened.
In an interview after the trial, Redditt told me the story of how his 1978 testimony on this question before the House Select Committee on Assassinations was part of a heavily pressured cover-up. “It was a farce,” he said, “a total farce.”
source: probe Magazine
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[When police searched his hotel room, they found seven TV sets tuned to nothing but static. On each screen Perry had drawn a pair of eyes with colored markers. As police drove Perry back to Louisiana, he asked them to send a message to de Becker: "You better keep an eye on her 24 hours a day"].
Security agents found a notepad near where the bodies had been. On the pad were many names, some connected by lines, some circled, some underlined. Perry wrote the word sky near the names of those he had just killed. The agents believed the other names were people he intended to kill. Some were in Louisiana. Others were in Texas and Washington, D.C. One was in California. Olivia Newton-John.
Security agents moved Olivia to a safe location. They figured Perry would go to her house. At that time, Ralph Nau was still roaming the country, but now their most urgent task was finding Michael Perry, who clearly intended to kill Olivia.
Over the next few weeks, de Becker interviewed
-Perry's schizophrenic sister
-a neighbor boy who said Perry had decapitated his dog
-a librarian who lent Perry survivalist books
-the doctor he'd told of his plan to "kill people in groups of ten."
Michael's parents, Grace and Chester Perry, had long feared that he might kill them. When he came to visit Grace locked herself in the house and wouldn't let him in unless Chester was there. They hid their guns and gave him money to leave. This allowed them to sleep easier. It allowed Michael to stalk Olivia Newton-John and others.
As a child Michael had night terrors. The Perry home was built on foot-high stilts and he came to believe that dead bodies were rising through the floor from the space below the house.
When he was six, his father came home from work every day and questioned him about his bad behavior, like riding his bike in the street. His father knew this because he had asked a neighbor to watch Michael and report his activities.
Each day before he left for work, his father warned Michael: "When I go to work, I leave my eyes at home."
When Michael later changed his name to Eye, neighbors chalked this up to his bizarre behavior. But to Michael it made perfect sense.
After one of his celebrity stalking trips, Michael beat his mother so badly he was committed to a mental hospital. He escaped and went home. Police found him there, but his mother refused to let them take Michael into custody.
While hospitalized, Michael told doctors that when he was seven his mother pushed him against the wall heater, which resulted in disfiguring burns on his legs. Every day the scars reminded him of this. Twenty years later the shotgun blasts at the heater were his symbolic revenge.
source: The Gift of Fear, by Gavin de Becker
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Neues Gesetz: Ungarische Armee darf Waffen gegen Flüchtlinge einsetzen
Das ungarische Parlament hat der Armee den Einsatz von nicht-tödlichen Waffen gegen Flüchtlinge erlaubt. Die Einwanderer seien eine „Gefahr für Ungarn und Europa“, sagt Ministerpräsident Orban.
Kurz vor einer Reihe von EU-Sondertreffen zur Flüchtlingskrise hat Ungarn seiner Armee den Einsatz von Waffen gegen Flüchtlinge an der Grenze erlaubt. Das Parlament in Budapest stimmte am Montag für erweiterte Befugnisse für Polizei und Armee, darunter den Einsatz nicht-tödlicher Waffen wie Gummigeschosse, Leuchtraketen oder Tränengas. In der EU wurde derweil weiter um eine gemeinsame Linie zur Verteilung von Flüchtlingen gerungen.
Das neue Gesetzespaket wurde im ungarischen Parlament mit einer Zweidrittelmehrheit angenommen. Die Armee soll demnach wie die Polizei an der Grenze patrouillieren und dort ebenfalls nicht-tödliche Waffen einsetzen dürfen. Auch soll sie die Papiere von Flüchtlingen überprüfen und sie festnehmen können. Darüber hinaus darf die Polizei nach der Ausrufung des „Notstands wegen massiver Einwanderung“ Wohnungen durchsuchen, in denen sie illegale Einwanderer vermutet.
Die Regierung hatte in sechs Bezirken entlang der Grenze zu Serbien, Kroatien, Slowenien und Österreich den Notstand wegen der Flüchtlingskrise ausgerufen. Bereits vor einer Woche waren schärfere Gesetze in Kraft getreten, die unter anderem mehrjährige Haftstrafen im Falle einer illegalen Einreise vorsehen.
Orban: „Unsere Grenzen sind in Gefahr“
Ungarns rechtspopulistischer Ministerpräsident Viktor Orban warnte im Parlament vor einer angeblichen Bedrohung Europas durch die Flüchtlinge: „Sie überrennen uns. Sie klopfen nicht nur an die Tür, sie schlagen die Tür ein“, sagte er. „Unsere Grenzen sind in Gefahr, (...) Ungarn und ganz Europa sind in Gefahr.“
Ungarn liegt auf der Flüchtlingsroute von Griechenland nach Mittel- und Nordeuropa und hat in diesem Jahr bislang 225.000 Flüchtlinge registriert. Die Regierung riegelte inzwischen die Grenze zu Serbien mit einem Zaun und Stacheldraht vollständig ab. Der rigide Kurs in Budapest stößt bei EU-Partnern auf scharfe Kritik.
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"Was wäre aus Pennywise geworden, wenn Stephen King weiter gesoffen hätte"
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STEPHEN KING ON DOCTOR SLEEP AND ALCOHOLISM
In Doctor Sleep, Danny fights his past with a more profound sense of terror than anything the woman with the tusk can bring on. The tentacle reach of history has always interested King – "What's inside your head grows. And you don't have any sense of proportion until you see how other people react to it" – as has the futility of trying to escape it. "Take Dan Torrance, who is the child of an alcoholic, child of a dysfunctional family, abusive father, and he says, as people do, 'I'm never going to be like my father; I'm never going to be like my mother.' And then you grow up and find yourself with a beer in one hand and a cigarette in the other, and maybe you're walking the kiddies around. And I wanted to see what would happen with that."
For a while, King would write sober during the day and edit what he had set down, while drinking, at night. "As time went on, I started to fumble a lot of the balls. I had a busy public life and a lot of those things got a bit ragged by the end." Did he, like Danny, go to bars and get in fights?
"No. I didn't go out and drink in bars, because they were full of assholes like me."
source: the guardian