Month: July 2014

Unbreakable, Katherine Svoi Smythe, abuse, The Roth Show

The Roth Show: Katherine Svoi Symthe, Unbreakable

Join Dr. Laurie Roth weekdays at 7-10pm Pacific, 10pm-1am Eastern Listen LIVE or to the Archive:  http://therothshow.com Each Wednesday  Dr. Laurie Roth holds conversations with those in the know about particular crimes,criminals, issues, corruption, and wrongdoing. Tune in with co-host Dottie Laster and her guests to learn more about human trafficking, the dangers and what to do about it. Katherine Svoi Symthe is the granddaughter of Lester Brown, whose cruelty to animals made the cover of Life magazine in 1966, that enraged Congress to pass the Animal Rights Law. Lester Brown moved to California where Smythe’s mother started buying children from the sex trade and abusing them. Smythe endured 17 years of torture, pain, and even witnessed her sister’s death by her mother. Today, Symthe provides an exclusive look into her life and how she utilized her talents to overcome the traumatic trials in her life which created a passion from within her to create “Healing survivors creating Thrivers”. Follow Katherine as she tells her phenomenal story in hopes of saving other children and inspiring strength …

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Shattered Lives: Spotlight on Jessalyn Dorsey, Crime Victim Advocate

Listen to Shattered Lives Radio When a sudden tragedy occurs, like homicide, many surviving loved ones go on to do great things in memory of the one they lost. Jessalyn Dorsey is one such person. Executive Director of Crime Victims Advocacy Council in Atlanta, GA, Jessalyn Dorsey lost her only child in 1999 to a senseless murder during a teen party. Not only was she unprepared for such a loss, as any mother would be, the event was life changing. Often we see surviving victims who find the fortitude and courage to stand up and make changes in our system regarding crime victims. Jessalyn, through CVAC has taken the challenge and has given assistance to a growing population of victims who need help. Whether it be emotional support, or guidance through the justice system, CVAC provides much needed resources to community members facing a very uncertain and confusing time.  “CVAC is dedicated to preventing crime and assisting crime victims and their families and communities in Georgia through quality education, advocacy, counseling, and legislative initiatives,” says their …

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Season 8 Deadly Women Lizzie Borden Special Features Diane Fanning

  “Deadly Women fuses bone-chilling story-telling, sumptuous period drama and forensic fact in a bid to explore history’s most alluring female killers. Each episode profiles four famous cases from the past; killers and their victims are brought to life by elaborate dramatized reconstructions.” One of the most popular series on Investigation Discovery, Deadly Women, begins its 8th season on August 1, 2014 with two brand new episodes. The 100th episode special examines the infamous female axe murderer, Lizzie Borden, and features host, Candice DeLong, a former FBI agent and profiler, Dr. Janis Amatuzio, a forensic pathologist, and true crime authors Diane Fanning and M. William Phelps. “Along with the gruesome nature of the crimes is the unexpected character of the accused, not a hatchet-wielding maniac, but a church-going, Sunday-school-teaching, respectable, spinster-daughter, charged with parricide, the murder of parents, a crime worthy of Classical Greek tragedy.” Crime Library Deadly Women features some of the most notorious women in crime, their histories and why they committed the crimes for which they are known. Diane Fanning has appeared on several episodes …

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Jack the Ripper & H.H.Holmes One and the Same? Evidence!

H. H. Holmes, photo via Calumet 412   Once all the books and theories are read and discussed, it’s time to read BLOODSTAINS by Jeff Mudgett and take look at plausible conclusions to the identity of Jack the Ripper based on collected evidence from the author, other historians, and historical accounts. Mudgett raises the question of Ripper’s identity in only one chapter of BLOODSTAINS, but within that chapter lies information that, with proper assistance, could develop into one of the best evidence based theories in history. After the book was published, Mudgett continued researching his theory and uncovered even more evidence connecting Holmes as Jack the Ripper, enough to warrant a very close look. What kind of evidence has been collected to establish probable cause? Timelines of Holmes presence in London and the infamous “Ripper Gap” Holmes’ knowledge of investigatory and forensic techniques of the time Photographic comparisons Handwriting comparisons and analysis Information from Scotland Yard Jeff Mudgett makes no claims on the accuracy of his theory, and welcomes professional scrutiny, but presents what he knows …

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Shattered Lives: Guardian Angels Making an Impact

 Listen to Shattered Lives Radio   Caring about fellow human beings is what compassion is all about. Taking positive action towards making lives better, safer, and working with communities is what the Guardian Angels are all about! “When you’re a Guardian Angel, you come across all types of people, often during the worst time of their lives: rapes, muggings, shootings, you name it. All types of people and every type of situation. But you learn how to comfort them, you learn how to say it’s going to be ok. Being an Angel makes you a better person, it opens you up to new ideas. When you talk with people about their problems, you’ll gain a greater awareness about the local communities and the high crime areas. And the more we know, the better we can help, and the better a community will respond.” Marcus “Strider” Dent is the Commander of the Baltimore Chapter of the Guardian Angels and the guest of the hour on Shattered Lives Radio. Listeners will learn not only how Marcus became …