Violence and Neurocriminology

PSU photo of the day 2 14 12 Centre County Tac...

PSU photo of the day 2 14 12 Centre County Tactical (Photo credit: pennstatenews)

Adrian Raine argues that we must fight crime with biology
‘…So why, despite all this, have I thought for the past 35 years that it’s a worthy topic? Because science shows that 50 percent of the variance in crime is under genetic control. OK, so we could turn our backs on biology. Let’s pretend it doesn’t exist. Like an ostrich, we could bury our heads in the sand and pretend the hunter is not there. But the tragedy is that in our blind ignorance we’ll never have the biological insights to stop future violence. And you’d better watch out – the ostrich may get shot…’
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Neighbor Helped Free Women Held Captive For A Decade
Charles Ramsey became a national hero on Monday when he helped rescue three missing women.

‘Ramsey was eating in his home south of downtown Cleveland when he heard screaming next door and went to investigate. That’s when he saw Amanda Berry, a woman who went missing 10 years ago, and a young child. Berry was shouting for help and trying to get outside.

‘”I go on the porch and she said ‘Help me get out. I’ve been here a long time.'” Ramsey said…’

Fatal Shootout Leads to Militia Group
This is an ongoing probe
‘On March 10th, Middlefield, Ohio police made what appeared to be a routine traffic stop of a man who had run a stop sign. But then James Gilkerson emerged from his stopped car firing 37 rounds from an AK-47 rifle. Amazingly the two officers in the cruiser sustained only relatively minor injuries and fired off 54 rounds of their own, eventually killing Gilkerson.

‘In Gilkerson’s car, police found eight 40-round magazines for the AK-47 and a bunch of militia and terrorist related literature.The Cleveland Plain Dealer released photographs of the different books and pamphlets. And here’s where it gets even more interesting and, yes, more disturbing. TPM Reader JL notes that the 7th slide in the slideshow shows what appears to be a course manual for the Fighting Rifle course taught by a Tennessee outfit called Tactical Response.

‘Well, remember back not long after the Newtown massacre, a crazy gun guy down in Tennessee who was the CEO of a ‘tactical’ firearms training operation said he was “gonna start killing people” if President Obama issued an executive order on guns. Well, that was James Yeager, CEO of, yep, Tactical Response.

‘We’ll call tomorrow and see whether Tactical Response has records of Gilkerson attending the course or any comment on these unfortunate developments…’
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The Very Strange Case of Phil Schneider
‘Phil Schneider died in 1996. Previous to his death he had been on tour across the United States speaking out about various subjects including his involvement with building a secret underground base in Dulce, New Mexico for the military. During this time, he said to have had an encounter with a violent E.T race in the late 1970’s which would change his whole world reality immediately after. This documentary explores some of the information Phil Schneider spoke about to the public in the 1990’s by examining each claim in detail with expert opinions from Richard Dolan, Richard Sauder, Neil Gould and Cynthia Drayer (Phil’s Ex-Wife)…’


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