Shoot The Hostage?


I’m suddenly reminded of the opening scene in the recent remake if SWAT where one of the officers in his zealousness to get the bad guy, win accolades for himself, and prove that he knows best and so the rules and orders should not apply to him since he is so much more skilled and smarter than his commanders, he decides to jump in to the scene and not wait while a plan to get the robbers in custody while treating the hostage safety as a first priority

So after busting into the hostage scene, one of the robbers takes a woman and uses her for a shield while demanding the officers surrender. In response one of the officers shoots at the robber and instead hits the hostage first.

The officer walked away believing he was a hero and that all he did was cause a little collateral damage at the expense of the larger picture. Seriously?

Please stop posting copies of the video of Nodianos discussing the details of what is assumed to be the August sexual assault.

They could have turned it over to a police agency or many. Publishing this to the world only Incites the anger of the public, possibly creating a lynch mob type response, giving a defense team a heads up on what may be used against them and allow plenty of time to come up with a way to have it excluded or talked out of.

On top of all this, assuming they are talking about the August rape, now this poor girl is having to re-live this over again. As I’m sure she probably does already but now she has do so along with the public as they unnecessarily get to hear the details of this poor girls violent humiliation.

In the end all that is accomplished are tweets, posts, etc that are talking about how cool these Anonymous people are for finding and posting and telling others to do the same, building up their self-esteem and dignity while chipping away at hers with each share and repost.

Are they trying to facilitate the rule of law or the rule of mob? What are you wanting to place your lives and future in?


About behindtheyellowtape

Joey Ortega started his investigative career early at the age of 18 working as an apprentice investigator for local detectives. He started out doing insurance fraud investigations and background investigations. Proving adept in the areas surveillance and information gathering, Joey continued to seek further investigative challenges. From there he went on to do internal investigations for a number of companies that include; Sears, Roebuck Co., Saks Fifth Avenue, and K-mart. He was largely responsible for investigating issues of internal theft, embezzlement, workers comp fraud, and crime ring investigations. His success eventually earned him a position as a national investigator for a cellular chain, investigating crime rings on a national level. Trained in the Reid technique (interviewing/interrogation), Joey was able to gain confessions consistently without a single prosecution ever being challenged in court. Throughout his career as an internal investigator Joey continued to work for various private investigative agencies. Moving away from insurance fraud, Joey began developing his skills in the areas of criminal defense investigation, fidelity investigation, missing person’s investigations, and stalker investigations. It was the area of stalker investigations that Joey began to discover his passion for computer crime investigations. Having to learn quickly how to trace harassing and threatening emails, Joey began see that this is where the future of crime and justice was heading and decided to throw himself deeply into the subject. As a result, Joey’s clientele began to include those who were victims of internet fraud and cyber attacks. Joey is also the co-founder of The Ullemeyer Group, Inc. an investigative and training firm based in Santa Barbara, California that specializes in forensic training and consulting.
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7 Responses to Shoot The Hostage?

  1. topazmarie says:

    Patience, Grasshopper

  2. hatetosayit says:

    1) Police have had this video from the beginning. This fact was discussed on your show I believe by the Sherif. If not, it was testified to in court. 2) These kids put this on the internet and passed it around. Now that it is being used against them vs used to further humiliate the girl it’s wrong? 3) Now that the video is online again the Huffington Post and other large media outlets are taking notice. This is what everyone *(including yourself) said they wanted.

    It seems that you are becoming a bit of a flip flopper. I feel strongly that if you and/or prinnie had access to this video when you guys first started covering this case one of you would have uploaded it to the blog in a heartbeat!! Now you have concerns? How is what prinnie was doing in the beginning by posting screen shots, pictures etc any different than what Anonymous is doing now? I thought it was important then and even more vital now.

    • Prinnie posted a pic that has been out there but blurred out the girl and her name. We never said we wanted to see tape publicized. we were trying to draw national attention not have a bunch of cyber terrorists come and muck up a case, blow evidence and humiliate a victim. Sorry if you cant tell the difference but there is one.

  3. WorkTogether says:

    I think you are all overstretching on this one and I think it’s disgraceful. I think the Anonymous team needs more legal experience and I think you should consider the power they bring to the table. They have managed to “weaponize the media” I will certainly acknowledge that but they are devaluing the evidence they uncover and giving a severely dangerous false sense of security to those coming forward. I think they are completely in the wrong for posting any testimony that leaves newly discovered victims vulnerable to a town that is being accused of malicious actions and cover ups,You on the other hand, are pushing them away by being overly pretentious about it. I know they have declined your help but they obviously could use it. Instead of wasting your energy writing condescending blogs of what they are doing wrong, give them supportive advice. You know they are not going to stop so be the bigger man and stop treating them like children. Yes, the protest was a circus, the interview with the Sheriff was horrendous and they showed a total lack of skill in organizing a meaningful event. There was no speaker, no leadership and no direction but there were alot of people willing to stand in the cold to support them and the victim. To me it is clear that Anonymous has worked the people up to just enough of a frenzy to come out and speak up but they need to consider the legal aspects as well.

    I am appalled that people who claim to have the victim’s best intentions at heart can’t put aside their differences and appreciate the others’ strengths to expose the truth AND see that justice is done. I’ve read through your blogs and sadly I don’t believe you had the support to make a difference as they have. The trial may have come and gone before this had real attention. But again I agree they are wasting a precious opportunity to pressure the ones that are allowing this all to happen and I agree with you that everyone may walk due to the extreme carelessness of how evidence is handled and the manner in which it is brought forth. The defense attorney more than likely has a file overflowing with screen captures of all the threats made against the individuals that may have been involved along with those that simply disagreed with them. Just the fact they threatened to leak personal info can be considered coerced testimony. I believe at this point in time, if Anonymous truly wants justice they will eventually seek legal support hopefully before its too late. The fact of the matter is some of these kids will have to testify against the others in a court of law. Anonymous has shown the world that that court of law may be indeed corrupt but they also have proven that they don’t really care for the legal system. They let Cody Saltsman off at first with a very piss poor excuse of an apology and now are out for blood. Perhaps if all parties had just come forward after they released first video and gave a public apology justice would have been served in their eyes and this objective would have been completed. But they didn’t and Anonymous is keeping their word. Now we are all in it for the long haul. Where we go from here will show the true intentions of all the parties that have injected themselves into this case and yes the eyes of the world are watching.

  4. WorkTogether says:

    Oops I meant “victim’s best interest”

  5. Justaguy says:

    WorkTogether is right. Please give his/her advices some thoughts

  6. Justaguy says:

    For the girl’s sake.

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