“Conviction”- The Movie, PBS Frontline’s, “Arson & Injustice”: The Cameron Todd Willingham Story, documenting the wrongful conviction and execution of an innocent man and “Compensating the Innocent”, the freeing of Alan Newton, who served 27 years for a rape he did not commit and was recently awarded 18.5 million dollars (the highest award ever given to a wrongfully convicted…

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OCTOBER 9, 2010 LAPD HOLLYWOOD DIVISION CEREMONY MARK’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF DET3 RUSS KUSTER’S MURDER BAGPIPES AND LAPD HELICOPTERS FLY-BY HONORS FALLEN HEROES    HOLLYWOOD DIVISION – 7 OFFICERS REMEMBERED In a morning service attended by LAPD brass, Mayor Villaraigosa, the slain officer’s family and friends, as well as many of their ex-partners, seven fallen officers were honored at a…

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JOHN LENORAK FARROW    1946-2010 Sad news to report. I received an e-mail yesterday from the wife of John Lenorak Farrow, informing me of his passing last Saturday. John was in Fort Bragg, California and died suddenly from an unexpected heart attack. He leaves behind his wife, and two daughters. For those of you that are familiar with my investigation, it…

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I want to thank Librarian,Venus Brown and her support staff  for their excellent coordination and support at my Black Dahlia PowerPoint presentation on Tuesday, October 12 at the Whittier Public Library. Great turnout! 130 attended the 90-minute event which included a post lecture Q&A.  

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File Under “Proud Papa” Category Not only did I name my eldest son, Michael Sean Hodel in honor of my older brother, his uncle Mike, but he also lucked out and got his BRAINS. My son returned from a vacation in Europe this summer to happily discover that he had been selected to be a contestant on Alex Trebek’s JEOPARDY SHOW. Mike’s  show will…

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