Saturday, September 19, 2009

andy thibault at cool justice

has more on

the VERY falsely arrested PROFESSOR RAVI SHANKAR

link to ny post story from andy
and
info on the suit filed by atty bruce baron on behalf of professor shankar

car i saw in the bishop's corner yesterday





whole foods parking lot

todays posting on raymond clark iii, annie le and dna

the courant link below has a ton of other links within it. very comprehensive coverage. they even include a bunch of links to OTHER sources (which i find very refreshing)

my thoughts for today are; first i in no way shape or form am saying raymond clark is guilty. he has not (to the best of my knowledge) plead guilty nor has he been tried and found guilty. what i want to know is; if in fact he does NOT plead out and does go to trial, how the hell are they going to find a jury who isn't familiar with the case? not only is it all over the news in connecticut and the rest of the united states, it is INTERNATIONAL (i know because i'm getting hits on the postings i've done and the hits are from other countries). if the stories are true and they are getting clark's dna and ms le's dna from the same places, well then we all already KNOW that and so would 99% of those in the jury pool (i have been called to jury duty MANY times so i know the ropes. although i have never actually been chosen. if i was called for this case, i would absolutely have to recuse myself).




Clothing Contains DNA Of Victim Annie Le, Suspect Raymond Clark III, Source Says
The Hartford Courant
NEW HAVEN - As hordes of FBI agents and Yale police combed the basement of a Yale University laboratory building for missing bride-to-be Annie Le, the man accused of killing her moved among them, in an apparent effort to cover his tracks, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said.

That behavior aroused investigators' suspicions about Raymond Clark III, but the final piece that led to his arrest Thursday morning was the discovery that evidence in the ceiling and in the crawl space where Le's body was found contained the DNA of both Le and Clark, according to the law enforcement official who spoke to The Courant on the condition of anonymity.

Clark, 24, was arrested at a Super 8 Motel in Cromwell around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. He was charged with murder.

(Pictures: Annie Le Homicide Investigation)

One investigator, among a group of investigators who were in the lab interviewing employees and students shortly after Le disappeared, witnessed Clark trying to hide lab cleaning equipment that they discovered contained blood spatters. Clark was observed cleaning up areas that Le was in before she was reported missing, the law enforcement official said.............


Rumor control: No 2nd arrest pending

New Haven (WTNH) - There is no known motive behind Annie Le's killing yet, but police feel confident in telling News Channel 8 that so far, the evidence points to just one person.

In the hours after the murder, the days of Annie Le's disappearance, did Raymond Clark have an accomplice?

New Haven Police Chief James Lewis says that is a false rumor.

"There's no second arrest pending," Lewis said.

They are not actively pursuing a warrant to arrest anyone else in the murder of Yale graduate student Annie Le at this time.

In a sit-down interview with News Channel 8, the chief said he is limited on what he can comment on as the arrest warrant affidavit was sealed by the courts, so he could not answer directly if he believes Clark acted alone.

"I can't talk about that now cause that's in the sealed document," Lewis said.

But he says no other arrests are pending.

Speculation has been widespread because Clark's fiance, sister and brother-in-law all work at Yale, all at 10 Amistad St., the scene of the crime.

As the investigation was being passed from the FBI over to New Haven, the city's narcotics unit was assigned to tail Clark and to keep track of his movements at all times. But there were other people police had their eyes on.

"He wasn't the only one that we were keeping track of during different times in this investigation," Lewis said.........

Friday, September 18, 2009

latest update on raymond clark iii

from the beginning everyone was saying either ms le's fiance had something to do with this (i disputed that) OR a professor did this because he (or i guess she) was having an affair with her (i vehemently disputed this). some blog even had a whole big discussion about ms le's murder, astrology and her having a (possible) affair. i left a comment on that blog and they were cowards and never published it.

someone was arrested for this crime. it looks like the police did the right thing and waited for some mighty substantial evidence - and didn't just go with the circumstantial swipe card records. no one has gone to trial yet and no one has been proven guilty yet. the outlook is not good for the person they've arrested though


there are a great many additional links to articles about this case at the courant link below.

Clothing Contains DNA Of Victim Annie Le, Suspect Raymond Clark III, Source Says
The Hartford Courant
NEW HAVEN - As hordes of FBI agents and Yale police combed the basement of a Yale University laboratory building for missing bride-to-be Annie Le, the man accused of killing her moved among them, in an apparent effort to cover his tracks, a law enforcement official familiar with the investigation said.

That behavior aroused investigators' suspicions about Raymond Clark III, but the final piece that led to his arrest Thursday morning was the discovery that evidence in the ceiling and in the crawl space where Le's body was found contained the DNA of both Le and Clark, according to the law enforcement official who spoke to The Courant on the condition of anonymity.

Clark, 24, was arrested at a Super 8 Motel in Cromwell around 8:30 a.m. Thursday. He was charged with murder.

(Pictures: Annie Le Homicide Investigation)

One investigator, among a group of investigators who were in the lab interviewing employees and students shortly after Le disappeared, witnessed Clark trying to hide lab cleaning equipment that they discovered contained blood spatters. Clark was observed cleaning up areas that Le was in before she was reported missing, the law enforcement official said.

A Superior Court judge Thursday granted New Haven State's Attorney Michael Dearington's request to keep secret the arrest warrant affidavit detailing the crime scene that was the site of Le's final moments.............



Yale Tech Charged With Annie Le's Murder

By LEANNE GENDREAU and XANA O'NEIL

A Yale lab tech has been charged in the slaying of graduate student Annie Le, whose body was found crammed behind a wall of a university building, cops said.

Raymond Clark III, 24, kept his eyes fixed his on the ground and remained silent as he was led out of his Cromwell, Conn., hotel room in handcuffs early this morning en route to the police precinct.

“Based on numerous interviews, forensic evidence and information learned from reviewing video surveillance, detectives have secured the arrest warrant for Clark,” New Haven Police Chief James Lewis said.

Clark appeared in court for three minutes, his bond was set at $3 million and he was sent to a holding cell. The warrant is sealed for 14 days, according to court papers........


Clark faces charges in Annie Le death
Story by: Jamie Muro
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The arrest warrant remains sealed, but New Haven Police Chief James Lewis says there was no romantic encounters between suspect and victim.

"I think it's important to note, it's not urban crime, it's not about university crime, it's not about domestic crime, but an issue of work place violence, which is a growing concern around the country," said Chief Lewis.

We do know Clark had been a potential suspect for days. Sources say Clark sent text messages to meet Le the day she disappeared.

Detectives also tracked Clark's movements in the building by his Yale key card, and there is information that based on his card access to certain rooms he was the last person to see Le alive.

"More than 300 items have been seized in this investigation, and detectives have worked around the clock on this case. Based on numerous interviews, forensic evidence, and viewing video from surveillance, detectives have secured an arrest warrant for Clark," said Chief Lewis..............

and here's a totally different take on this tragedy:

Annie Le Suspect Knew Cops Were On His Tail

by Paul Bass |

A day after playing softball in New Haven and attending the Hebron Fair, the suspect in the murder of a Yale graduate student noticed the seven cops following him around. They wanted him to.

That word comes from Lt. John Velleca, head of New Haven police’s narcotics unit.

Chief James Lewis assigned Velleca’s crew to follow around Raymond Clark III (pictured) starting Saturday night — and never let him out of their sight.

That was when it became clear that the case of Annie Le, the 24 year-old pharmacology student strangled to death last week inside a Yale medical building, was becoming a criminal case, not a missing person case.

It was also clear by that time that Raymond Clark III was the prime suspect, Chief James Lewis said in an interview in his office Thursday morning following a press conference announcing Clark’s arrest.

Lewis’s department was preparing to take over the investigation from the FBI. That happened the following day, when Le’s remains were found inside a basement wall.

So Lewis assigned the narcotics unit to follow Clark’s every move while investigators plowed through tapes from 70 security cameras and what would become 300 pieces of physical evidence.

Why the narc unit?.............

Thursday, September 17, 2009

another update on the annie le case

uncertain other cases have received the same attention. not exactly criticizing here, just stating something (and i'll say this again, while i am so very happy they have worked so very hard on this case, i'mi've perceived to be true

and also again, NO ONE has been arrested as of this moment. NO ONE has been actually accused of this horrid crime. by this posting i am in no way saying anyone is guilty. i don't know that. the article below has many bits of information in it. a lot of which came from 'confidential sources'. take that as you will (it sure is very INTERESTING i will say)

to the family and friends of ms le, my most sincere condolence and my thoughts and prayers are with you

Records Show Raymond Clark III Was Last To See Annie Le Alive, Source Says
The Hartford Courant

NEW HAVEN - Computer records show that lab technician Raymond Clark III, a "person of interest" in the slaying of Yale graduate student Annie Le, was the last person to see her alive, a law-enforcement source told The Courant today.

Investigators traced Le's and Clark's movements through their computerized swipe cards, said the source, who is familiar with the investigation. Le entered the Yale laboratory at 10 Amistad St. at about 10 a.m. on Sept. 8. She passed through a basement lab area moments later. Then she swiped her way into a separate room of that lab.

Clark entered that same room a short time later, the source said, citing the computer records. Le was never seen again and her card was never used again.

Clark had moved around the laboratory area quite a bit that day, including entering rooms that he normally would not expected to be in, the source said.

Clark also swiped into another area -- the place where Le's body was eventually found after five days, stuffed into a 2-foot crawl space behind a wall.
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you were kick ass mary, AND you held your own

once again she paved the way. she was an inspiration. she was a talent. she was a delight.










Mary Travers of folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary dead at 72 after battle with cancer


Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dies at 72
By WILLIAM GRIMES
Mary Travers, whose ringing, earnest vocals with the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary made songs like “Blowin’ in the Wind,” “If I Had a Hammer” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” enduring anthems of the 1960s protest movement, died on Wednesday at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. She was 72 and lived in Redding, Conn.

The cause was complications from chemotherapy associated with a bone-marrow transplant she had several years ago after developing leukemia, said Heather Lylis, a spokeswoman.

Ms. Travers brought a powerful voice and an unfeigned urgency to music that resonated with mainstream listeners. With her straight blond hair and willowy figure and two bearded guitar players by her side, she looked exactly like what she was, a Greenwich Villager directly from the clubs and the coffeehouses that nourished the folk-music revival.

“She was obviously the sex appeal of that group, and that group was the sex appeal of the movement,” said Elijah Wald, a folk-blues musician and a historian of popular music........

pic: from the nyt article

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

since i have already written about annie le



i'll post this as well. they've served a warrant on someone. a lab tech. someone who took care of the animals (research animals but that's a whole other subject). this is a person of interest. as far as i know, he has NOT been charged with any crimes yet. i am NOT saying he did anything


Police Serve Search Warrant In Annie Le Case
The Hartford Courant
Police Chief James Lewis said at a press conference Tuesday night that police executed a search warrant for the Middletown apartment of Raymond Clark III, a "person of interest" in the slaying of Yale student Annie Le. "We took him into custody to gather evidence from his body and his person," Lewis said. "If he cooperates he'll be released this evening." Lewis said the search warrant was for Apt. 1A at 40 Ferry St. in Middletown, where at 10:16 p.m. about 20 New Haven, state and federal law enforcement officers, armed with the search warrant, entered 40 Ferry St. An unmarked police car pulled up to the apartment building's front door, and then officers escorted a man in a white T-shirt out of the building and placed him in the car. Lewis said police have looked at 700 hours of videotape, interviewed 150 people and gathered 150 pieces of evidence in the case, some of which have DNA on them. He said that police are "trying to narrow down the list of suspects in this horrendous crime," and added that they haven't ruled out whether others were involved in the murder......
pic: john woike/hartford courant




Tuesday, September 15, 2009

more news on the murder of annie le


i don't know if this suspect is guilty or not. i DO know they must find whoever committed this heinous act.

once again my thoughts and prayers go out to ms le's family and friends


(as an aside, i'd also like to think our police forces and fbi spend as much time on ALL murders/disappearances. they don't though, do they?)


Cops Eye Lab Technician in Ivy League Murder

Worker in the building where Yale grad student's body was found is under investigation

By CAITLIN MILLAT

Cops said today they believe the murder of missing Yale grad student Annie Le was an inside job, centering their homicide investigation around a lab technician who worked in the building where Le's body was found stuffed inside a wall late Sunday evening six days after she went missing from the Ivy League campus.

Medical examiners ruled Le's death a homicide Monday but the cause of the petite 24-year-old's death has yet to be determined, the office said. Le was suspected dead since she went missing last week.

The announcement comes as cops began to investigate a lab technician in the slaying of the 24-year-old bride-to-be, whose body was found inside the wall of her laboratory building about a mile from the university's main New Haven campus on the day she was to be married.......


Thousands Mourn Yale Student's Death

By BEN SOSENKO

Candlelight filled the darkness Monday night as thousands gathered on the Yale campus to remember graduate state Annie Le. "As a Yale student, as a member of the New Haven Community, it's a hard night for me," said student Mary Ellen Kwasie.

Among the crowd was Natalie Powers, Le's roommate who had roomed with Le for the past 2 years during graduate school. "She was always kind, generous, honest, caring, the list keeps going," said Powers.

The service included a moment of silence that lasted for a more than 5 minutes, then from the darkness came the sounds of a violin playing Amazing Grace.

Yale President Richard Levin attended the vigil and tried to console the student body. "We find it incomprehensible that life can be so unjust. We must come together to talk with one another to try to understand," Levin said........

pic from the nbcconnecticut.com article

Monday, September 14, 2009

my thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of


annie le. what has to happen now is for the police to find the beast who did this. and find that person IMMEDIATELY

we were all hoping for something OTHER than this ending.


Body Found, Thought To Be Missing Yale Student Annie Le

Hartford Courant

NEW HAVEN - Police officials said Sunday night they have found a body inside the wall of a Yale University building and are assuming it to be that of Annie Le, the Yale graduate student missing since Tuesday.

The grim announcement was made on the day that Le, 24, was scheduled to be wed.

The body was found at 10 Amistad St., a research building in the Yale Medical School complex, where Le was last seen.

Assistant Police Chief Peter Reichard said state police found the body at approximately 5 p.m. As of late Sunday, the body had not been positively identified, but Reichard said that investigators are assuming for now that it is Le's body. The body was found inside a chase, a square area in a wall used to run pipes and wires from floor to floor. Police would not say which wall or what area of the building the body was found. Le's family has been contacted, he said.

(Pictures: Police Search For Annie Le)

Le, originally from Placerville, Calif., was to get married today at the North Ritz Club in Syosset, N.Y. to Jonathan Widawsky, a graduate student at Columbia University in New York. Police have said that he is not a suspect and is helping with the investigation. Reichard would not say if police have any suspects.

New Haven police are now the lead investigators in the case, which is now considered a homicide investigation. Yale University police, the FBI, state police and the New Haven state's attorney's office are assisting with the investigation.............

Police Seeking Missing Yale Student Find Body
By ANDY NEWMAN and LYNNLEY BROWNING
NEW HAVEN — It was supposed to have been Annie Le’s wedding night. But hours after the missing Yale graduate student was to have been married, investigators found a body stuffed inside a wall of the lab building where she was last seen alive on Tuesday.

While the remains had yet to be officially identified, Peter Reichard, the assistant New Haven police chief, said the authorities were assuming they were of Ms. Le, 24, a slight, California-bred daughter of Vietnamese immigrants who was studying pharmacology.

The discovery appeared to have ended the six-day search for Ms. Le that began with speculation of a runaway bride but quickly gave way to near certainty that a crime had been committed.

Yale University’s president, Richard C. Levin, wrote in an e-mail message to students Sunday night, “Our hearts go out to Annie Le’s family, fiancĂ© and friends, who must suffer the additional ordeal of waiting for the body to be identified.”.........

Remains Of Annie Le Believed Found;
“A Time For Compassion,” Levin Says

by Paul Bass and Melissa Bailey |


(Updated: 10:35 p.m.) Police found what they believe is the body of missing Yale med student Annie Le on the day she was to be married, ending a five-day manhunt that transfixed the nation.

New Haven police made the announcement at a press conference at 1 Union Ave. at 9 p.m. Sunday.

State police found human remains shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday inside a wall in the basement of 10 Amistad St., the Yale medical building where Le was last seen, according to Assistant Police Chief Pete Reichard and Yale President Richard Levin. Police have not yet identified the body, but they believe it is Annie Le (pictured).../




pic:
Yale University
Annie Le