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Psychic's mass grave tip proves false
HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | June 7, 2011, 8:18PM

Posted on 06/07/2011 6:39:21 PM PDT by avg_freeper

Authorities converged on a residential property near the Liberty County town of Hardin on Tuesday night after the sheriff’s office received a phone tip from a self-professed psychic that 25 to 30 dismembered bodies were buried there.

By 8 p.m., Liberty County Judge Craig McNair said that no bodies were found inside the house. Cadaver dogs were inside and found nothing.

A preliminary search by law enforcement officers earlier in the day found evidence of what they believed was blood, but no sign of anything else, leading them to suggest the call may have been a hoax.

A search warrant was obtained and a quick look around revealed nothing out of order. A state law enforcement source confirmed that DPS officials had obtained the warrant and entered the residence, after making a fruitless search of the property.

A foul stench emanating from the house was found to be coming from piles of rotting garbage. And the blood found at the residence was related to an earlier incident, the source told the Houston Chronicle.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: libertycounty; massgrave; mediamalpractice; mediots
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An update to earlier breaking news.
1 posted on 06/07/2011 6:39:28 PM PDT by avg_freeper
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To: avg_freeper

“DPS officials had obtained the warrant”

On the basis of a freaking “psychic” report?


2 posted on 06/07/2011 6:41:44 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: avg_freeper

That’s why you should just sit back for a couple of days to see what happens with news stories; which is just that - stories.


3 posted on 06/07/2011 6:42:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer (It's not the police that protect our rights, it's our military)
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To: avg_freeper

Kinda odd that they would react that way to a psychic tip unless the psychic has been right more than a few times in the past.


4 posted on 06/07/2011 6:42:55 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

Something is very wrong here.


5 posted on 06/07/2011 6:43:17 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

I think they got the warrant based on the blood on the porch.


6 posted on 06/07/2011 6:43:53 PM PDT by linear (Life is too short to worry about those unmarked black helicopters hovering over your house...)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

An earlier report indicated that there was blood at the sight and a rotten smell.


7 posted on 06/07/2011 6:44:13 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

>On the basis of a freaking “psychic” report?

That was the basis of the TV show “Medium” where the psychic worked at the DA’s office.

then the MAD TV spoof...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoEdFi4il_k

;)


8 posted on 06/07/2011 6:44:24 PM PDT by max americana (.)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
On the basis of a freaking “psychic” report?

Did the Stasi ever need more?

9 posted on 06/07/2011 6:46:22 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 866 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: avg_freeper

That’s why you should just sit back for a couple of days to see what happens with news stories; which is just that - stories.


10 posted on 06/07/2011 6:46:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer (It's not the police that protect our rights, it's our military)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
On the basis of a freaking “psychic” report?

Did the Stasi ever need more?

11 posted on 06/07/2011 6:46:37 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 866 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: Psalm 144

Yeah, a lot of move along, nothing really really really to see here!

Or just a prank. Guess we need a second psychic to pick up where the first one left off.


12 posted on 06/07/2011 6:46:42 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: linear

Why did the police consider the “psychic” reliable?

Once before a judge would accept a certain dog’s ability to follow a scent, he made it follow another scent through a concert site
where 30,000 people had been. When the dog passed that test, he was willing to accept that it had the ability to follow a scent.

On what basis did the police think this psychic had any ability? Was the psychic rich from sports betting (wins every time)? Was the psychic rich from playing the stock market and commodities futures?

Why did the police think the psychic had any ability?


13 posted on 06/07/2011 6:47:23 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: SkyDancer

We seem to be stuttering...


14 posted on 06/07/2011 6:47:43 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 866 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: avg_freeper

How did this get picked up as a national news story in the first place?


15 posted on 06/07/2011 6:48:27 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: txhurl

Even to merely question people, there must be “reasonable suspicion”, with specific reasons which can be articulated. Hunches, notions, forebodings, visions etc. will not do it. To go further requires probable cause . . .

The narrative here does not make sense. None.


16 posted on 06/07/2011 6:51:15 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: avg_freeper

This nut case should have to reimburse law enforcement for the expense that her hallucination caused. It was probably a bid for publicity since there aren’t many customers for fortune tellers with the bad economy.


17 posted on 06/07/2011 6:52:59 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: null and void

Just reiterating for those who don’t get it the first time.


18 posted on 06/07/2011 6:53:19 PM PDT by SkyDancer (It's not the police that protect our rights, it's our military)
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To: CondorFlight

Sounds like there was a phoned-in tip, to which somebody responded and found blood on the porch and a foul smell coming from inside.

That sounds good enough to go back and get a warrant, to me. That the tip came from a “psychic” doesn’t really make much difference it seems, based on those facts.


19 posted on 06/07/2011 6:53:19 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: avg_freeper

So..it’s not Bush’s fault?


20 posted on 06/07/2011 6:54:04 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: null and void

ps - then too, null and void is kinda repetitious don’t you think?


21 posted on 06/07/2011 6:54:43 PM PDT by SkyDancer (It's not the police that protect our rights, it's our military)
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To: avg_freeper
I use google real time to keep up with breaking stories but it is such a pain.

Just a sample of what you get to see in google real time:

Two members of the Phelps clan indicating how happy they were about the topic ...

One twitter feed from someone who "just knew" that something like this would happen in Texas and that she figured the graves would be full of minorities.

Another from someone who indicated that there were probably mass graves around Sarah Palin's house.

It's a good way of tracking breaking news but at the same time it feels like you're plugging directly into the paranoia addled psyche of the predominate leftist hive mind.

It's really creepy in a "Being John Malcovich" kind of way. </shudder>

22 posted on 06/07/2011 6:58:10 PM PDT by avg_freeper (Gunga galunga. Gunga, gunga galunga)
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To: SkyDancer

“without form and void” was taken...


23 posted on 06/07/2011 7:01:34 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 866 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: CondorFlight

See post 19.


24 posted on 06/07/2011 7:01:40 PM PDT by linear (Life is too short to worry about those unmarked black helicopters hovering over your house...)
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To: Psalm 144

From what I heard here in Austin at 6:16, KLBJ-AM, was the psychic ‘received’ the location, notified the local sheriffs AND three media outlets. The police went to the first location, nothing. Then had had reason to go to an adjacent property, and that’s when the the story was deemed bogus.


25 posted on 06/07/2011 7:02:25 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: avg_freeper

Oh great. Now the satanic Phelps are involved.


26 posted on 06/07/2011 7:03:51 PM PDT by txhurl (Did you want to talk or fish?)
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To: cripplecreek
Based on the photo on the other thread, I am inclined to believe her:


27 posted on 06/07/2011 7:06:23 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks avg_freeper.
A foul stench emanating from the house was found to be coming from piles of rotting garbage. And the blood found at the residence was related to an earlier incident

28 posted on 06/07/2011 7:10:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Jaxter
So..it’s not Bush’s fault?

Actually, I'm psychic too and knew you were going to post that, but:

Still Bush's fault!

29 posted on 06/07/2011 7:11:38 PM PDT by PROCON (Liberals Mistake Education and Knowledge for Wisdom and Common Sense.)
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To: avg_freeper
there was an freeper on earlier who was already going on about international Satanism

as if we need that BS again

this stuff aways brings out the crazys

30 posted on 06/07/2011 7:11:38 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: null and void

LOL


31 posted on 06/07/2011 7:20:49 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( I ain't scared, no, not me.....teehee)
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To: Ramius

I don’t see the police doing any wrong here. If they didn’t check this place out and there had been a mass grave, everyone would have been yelling they were lazy. So, there is a tip of a grave, containing children and they find blood. They also smell something rotting. Sounds like a warrant to find out if there were bodies is reasonable.


32 posted on 06/07/2011 7:40:40 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: null and void

LOL - Greetings!


33 posted on 06/07/2011 7:42:28 PM PDT by SkyDancer (It's not the police that protect our rights, it's our military)
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To: Mr Rogers

Oh my.

I think we could find it in ourselves to forgive her.


34 posted on 06/07/2011 7:46:38 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: Mr Rogers

That’s actually Jennifer Love Hewitt from the Ghost Whisperer. (Not that I am complaining...)


35 posted on 06/07/2011 7:53:46 PM PDT by OSHA (One despises and wants to destroy the United States, the other is a dead terrorist.)
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To: avg_freeper

Mark Levin, who should know better, reported this today and launched into a brief rant about border security. Five minutes later he must’ve gotten new information that it was totally unsubstantiated and dutifully reported that too.


36 posted on 06/07/2011 8:07:25 PM PDT by supremedoctrine (BURMA SHAVE! (sorry you missed the first four taglines))
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To: avg_freeper

Arrest her ass and charge her the costs of the investigation. No way this was not a deliberate attempt to bring down a ration of hell on the people living there.


37 posted on 06/07/2011 8:08:27 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

There was a recent Supreme Court decision that found that if officers “think” that evidence is being destroyed, that they have in fact, a “search warrant”.

This is essentially a extension of “no knock” warrants, and does not bode well for freedom.


38 posted on 06/07/2011 8:25:18 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: avg_freeper

Never saw that coming.


39 posted on 06/07/2011 8:33:39 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: OSHA

“That’s actually Jennifer Love Hewitt from the Ghost Whisperer.”


Wow. Who knew she was a psychic? I mean, except for other psychics...


40 posted on 06/07/2011 9:02:16 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: OSHA

Shows me what I know about pop culture...

:>(


41 posted on 06/07/2011 9:13:41 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: avg_freeper

42 posted on 06/07/2011 9:29:24 PM PDT by 38special (troubling, isn't it?)
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To: nuconvert
How did this get picked up as a national news story in the first place?


43 posted on 06/08/2011 1:54:55 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Monarchy is the one system of government where power is exercised for the good of all - Aristotle)
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To: Oztrich Boy

lol.
or maybe a desperate act to get Weiner pushed to the background?


44 posted on 06/08/2011 4:36:19 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SkyDancer
That’s why you should just sit back for a couple of days to see what happens with news stories; which is just that - stories.

But at least the talking heads can say they had the breaking news first on Eyetwitless News.

45 posted on 06/08/2011 7:53:38 AM PDT by TexanByBirth
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To: TexanByBirth
LOL - I like this summation:

There’s a reason newspaper articles are called stories. That’s what they are most of the time. Stories. A reporter is nothing more that a storyteller when it comes right down to it. He has a limited number of facts to work with, and from those facts he must weave a tale that will hold the reader. Some of the facts the reporter has are accurate; some are not. But either way, the facts are not the story. The story lies in the inferences, the color, and the spin. These are what reports are paid for, and their job – their sacred oath – is to make the news pop. It has to sing. It has to thrill. Without all that, it isn’t really news to anyone.

46 posted on 06/08/2011 8:02:28 AM PDT by SkyDancer (It's not the police that protect our rights, it's our military)
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To: avg_freeper

ever see the movie Idiocracy? I think we are living it.


47 posted on 06/08/2011 8:48:58 AM PDT by Newton ('No arsenal is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women.' -Ronald Reagan)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass
“DPS officials had obtained the warrant” On the basis of a freaking “psychic” report?

That is scary.

48 posted on 06/08/2011 9:06:21 AM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: txhurl

You know....I can see (through my psychic ability) a future movie here. Some idiot will make three correct predictions for grandma....and then thinks he has the “power”...and spends an entire day predicting twenty different things. In the end...the last one will be the only one that’s correct with someone going off to jail...the psychic himself.

As for the cops involved in this...you have to imagine the next time they get a phone call like this....they won’t do much of anything.


49 posted on 06/08/2011 7:11:14 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: avg_freeper

Can’t believe the Sheriff and the Judge were STUPID enough to fall for this.


50 posted on 06/09/2011 6:20:55 AM PDT by no dems (When I learn that a person, regardless of who they are, is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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