Monday, March 11, 2013

Veritas Vincit

Batman: "I have one rule."
The Joker: "Oh, then that's the rule
you'll have to break to know the truth."
~ The Dark Knight (2008)

"Judge OKs 'truth serum' for Colo. shooting suspect"

"...Suspect James Holmes could be required to submit to a 'narcoanalytic interview' as part of an evaluation to determine if he was legally insane at the time of the July 20 shootings, Arpahoe County District Judge William Sylvester said. A narcoanalylitic interview is a decades-old process in which patients are given drugs to lower their inhibition. Academic studies have shown that the technique has involved the use of sodium amytal and pentothal, sometimes called truth serum."

(Source: P. Solomon Banda and Dan Elliott, with Nicholas Riccardi "Judge OKs medication for Colorado shooting suspect," Associated Press, March 11, 2013, URL)

"Karen Steinhauser, a former prosecutor who is a law professor at the University of Denver and a defense attorney, said she could not find any case law about use of the narcoanalytic interview."

(Ibid. Regarding "secret law, sealed law, and the contamination and distortion of the case law" see: John Williams, "UNPUBLISHED AND SECRET LAW, AND CONTAMINATION OF THE CASE LAW," Monograph, Consumertronics, URL)


"A Chicago man who confessed to one of the most shocking slayings in the city’s history and paid for it with more years of his life than any Illinois state prison inmate has died. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, 83-year-old William Heirens died March 5 at a Chicago hospital after officials at Dixon Correctional Center found him unresponsive in his cell. ...Mr. Heirens was a 17-year-old University of Chicago student and petty burglar when he confessed to killing two women in 1945...and the abduction, slaying and dismemberment of a 6-year-old girl the next year. ...In the ensuing decades, Mr. Heirens sought release from prison some 30 times, claiming that he was innocent and that he only gave a 19-page confession after police sedated him. ...In 2002, the Associated Press reported that students and law professors at Northwestern University who had worked to free other inmates had taken up his case. A clemency petition submitted to then-Gov. George Ryan claimed Mr. Heirens was given a spinal tap without anesthetic in one instance. One of the attorneys who prepared the clemency petition, Steven Drizin, said it also argued that police acknowledged that they gave Mr. Heirens sodium pentathol, a so-called truth serum, and that after that injection he made some admissions."

(Don Babwin with Adam Bernstein, "William Heirens, convicted ‘Lipstick Killer,’ dies at 83," Associated Press, March 06, 2012, URL. For more on the Heirens case, among other things, see: Cf. David McGowan, Programmed to Kill, iUniverse, 2004, URL.)

Although denied by "Lieutenant J.D. Knight...[and] Captain Vince Sauter of the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office", a possible jail informant named Steven Unruh makes several remarkable claims about an alleged conversation with James holmes. (Apparently, "[Unruh] has a form that indicates James Holmes tried to send him a letter, but it was rejected by jail authorities. ...Knight says he has no record of any letter sent by Holmes to Unruh, intercepted or otherwise.")

"What Unruh can prove is that he was booked into the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Detention Facility on drug and theft charges at 6:44 p.m. on July 19 -- just hours before the attack in Aurora at a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises that left twelve dead and dozens wounded. Unruh says he was still in the booking area when officers brought in Holmes, whose head was initially covered with a hood. ...[I]n an interview that took place several days before [Holmes' behavior was widely reported,]...Unruh described... [Holmes' running...(and) slamming his body and his head into the (jail) wall]."

(Alan Prendergast, "James Holmes: Inmate's strange tale of 'confession' and suicide efforts," Tues., Nov. 20 2012 at 6:40 AM, Denver Westword, URL. Thank you to Jim Brandon for the news lead.)

"[Unruh] says that Holmes told him 'he felt like he was in a video game' during the shooting, that 'he wasn't on his meds' and 'nobody would help him.' He says Holmes also mentioned NLP -- presumably, neuro-linguistic programming...-- and claimed to have been 'programmed' to kill by an evil therapist. 'When he got out to his car, he wasn't programmed no more...'."

(Ibid., URL. Cf. Here, here, & here.)

British mentalist induces a Zombie Shooter with a video game

Mentalist bests psychologist at "NLP"

Mentalist outdoes Advertising experts in subliminal game

"Headed by Sidney Gottlieb, the [Central Intelligence Agency's] MKUltra project was started on the order of CIA director Allen Welsh Dulles on April 13, 1953.... Its remit was to develop mind-controlling drugs... The CIA was also interested in being able to manipulate foreign leaders with such techniques... Experiments were often conducted without the subjects' knowledge or consent....In 1964, the project was renamed MKSEARCH. The project attempted to produce a perfect truth drug...and generally to explore any other possibilities of mind control. ...MKUltra involved the use of many methodologies to manipulate people's individual mental states and alter brain functions, including the surreptitious administration of drugs (especially LSD) and other chemicals, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, isolation, verbal and sexual abuse, as well as various forms of torture." (Source; cf. here and here.)

"Frank Olson (July 17, 1910 – November 28, 1953) was a biological warfare specialist working for the U.S. government at Fort Detrick in Maryland. He was drugged with LSD by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and nine days later plunged to his death from the window of a New York hotel room, in what some term a suicide and others allege was an assassination by the CIA." (Source; Cf. Here & here.)

(The Man Called X: Season 1, Episode 5: "Truth Serum" Feb. 24, 1956, URL; Image source)


Mission Mind Control: ABC Documentary (1979)

Scopolamine: Zombie Drug?

Ted K[aczynski]., the CIA & LSD :

"It turns out that Theodore Kaczynski, a.k.a. the Unabomber, was a volunteer in mind-control experiments sponsored by the CIA at Harvard in the late 1950s and early 1960s."

(Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Clair, "Ted K., the CIA & LSD," CounterPunch, July 15, 1999, URL .)

Professor Snape: "Know what it is?"
Harry: [sarcastically] "Bubble juice, sir?"
Professor Snape: "Veritaserum. Three drops of this and
You-Know-Who himself would spill his darkest secrets."
~ Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

Veritas Vincit or Veritas Vin-cheat?

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