Saturday, September 27, 2014

EMERSON COLLEGE WRITE UP


FYI, below is the write up Emerson College put out in connection with my talk/signing next week.

Reading, Book Signing with Virginia Tech author David S. Cariens Jr.

When:
Monday, September 29, 12:00-2:00 pm
Where:Barnes & Noble at Emerson, 114 Boylston Street
Who:Emerson community and general public
Contact:
 pegmonahan@aol.com
David S. Cariens Jr., a retired CIA officer, will have a reading and book signing for his book,Virginia Tech: Make Sure It Doesn't Get Out, which dissects the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings that left 32 dead and 17 wounded. He exposes the duplicity of people in positions of trust-politicians, school officials, medical and law enforcement personnel--and concludes that deceit, coverup, and lies are the legacy for families directly affected by the shooting. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

I HAVE THE DOCUMENTS


The Virginia Attorney General's office has provided me with around a 1000 pages of documents related to the Virginia Supreme Court's decision to throw out the jury verdict in the Pryde/Peterson trial. It will take a lot of time to review them. The question is--who is not telling the truth? The state Supreme Court justice (Cleo Powell) who wrote the decision, or the Attorney General's office under Ken Cuccinelli. The error in question is who was in charge of the investigation on the morning of April 16, 2007. Under a legal agreement between Blacksburg and the University, it was the Virginia Tech Police Chief Wendell Flinchum. Justice Powell's decision asserts it was the Blacksburg Police Chief. In the world of crime analysis this is a horrific error.

Monday, September 22, 2014

BOOK SIGNING AND TALK AT THE U. OF RICHMOND OCTOBER 1ST


I will be at the University of Richmond's Osher Institute on October 1st from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for a talk and book signing--Virginia Tech: Make Sure It Doesn't Get Out. The session is free but the Institute is asking people to call to make a reservation. #VirginiaTechshooting.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

TALK/SIGNING SEPTEMBER 29TH--BOSTON

I will be at the Barnes and Noble at Emerson College, 114 Boylston Street, Boston, MA on September 29th from noon to 2 p.m. for a talk about my book, Virginia Tech: Make Sure It Doesn't Get Out. There will be a discussion and signing after the talk.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

CORRECTION


The second edition of my book, A Question of Accountability: The Murder of Angela Dales, was published in early August. Unfortunately the corrections made in the electronic proof copy did not make it into the printed copy. The corrections have now been made in the print copies.

If you bought one of the initial copies before the corrections were made, please contact me at dcariens@gmail.com and I will make arrangements to get you a replacement corrected copy. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Friday, September 12, 2014

WHEN FACTS AND HUMAN LIFE NO LONGER MATTER--Part Five


      The Virginia Attorney General's office has agreed to supply me with all documents given to the Virginia Supreme Court in connection who was in charge of the investigation on the morning of April 6, 2007. The documents were given to the Virginia Supreme Court as evidence in their hearing/review of the state's appeal of the jury verdict in the Pryde-Peterson lawsuit holding Virginia Tech liable.

      I expect those documents to show one of two things: first, whether or not the Attorney General's office was truthful, or two, did the Supreme Court not tell the truth about who was in charge. Either one would be very disturbing for the Virginia legal system.

      It will be a few weeks before I have the documents.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WHEN FACTS AND HUMAN LIFE NO LONGER MATTER—Part Four




            The Virginia Supreme Court’s decision to throw out the jury verdict holding Virginia Tech liable for failing to warn the campus on April 16, 2007 following the double homicide at West Ambler Johnston Hall is so disturbing that I have asked the Court for the document(s) the used to base their decision on. Here is my letter to the Court:


                                                                                                August 26, 2014
The Honorable Cleo E. Powell
Supreme Court of Virginia
P.O. Box 1315
Richmond, Virginia
23219-1315


FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST


Justice Powell,

I am requesting documents supplied to the Virginia Supreme Court by the office of then-Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli as well as the Hall & Sethi law firm in connection with the Court’s decision to overturn the jury verdict in the Pryde and Peterson lawsuit against Virginia Tech.

It is my understanding that the Supreme Court justices may only examine the documents given to them. I am only interested in the documents stating who was in charge of the investigation following the double homicide at Virginia Tech’s West Ambler Johnston Hall.

On page two, first paragraph, line eight of your decision you write, “…the Blacksburg Police Department led the investigation.”

When I queried Blacksburg Police Chief Kimberley S. Crannis she responded, “On that date [April 16, 2007], the Blacksburg Police Department responded to a request from the Virginia Tech Police Department, pursuant to a Mutual Aid Agreement between the Town and Virginia Tech. That agreement provided that ‘all law enforcement personnel responding to an emergency request as described in this agreement will report to an take direction from the Chief of Police of the requesting agency.’”  I have enclosed that agreement as well as Chief Crannis’s response to me.

According to Chief Crannis and the legal agreement between the town and the university, Virginia Tech Chief Wendell Flinchum was in charge of the investigation on the morning of April 16, 2007.

In your decision, you state the court based its decision on facts. Therefore, I request all documents given to the Court stating who was in charge of the investigation of the double homicide at West Ambler Johnston Hall on the morning of April 16, 2007.

Because the decision was unanimous, I am copying all the justices on this letter. I am also making a similar request from the Virginia Attorney General’s office and the Hall & Sethi law firm.

Thank you in advance for helping me with my research,


                                                                        Yours sincerely,



                                                                        David Cariens
                                                                        dcariens@gmail.com
                                                                        (804) 435-7065









cc: The Honorable Cynthia D. Kinser
       Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia
           
       The Honorable Donald W. Lemons
        Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia

        The Honorable S. Bernard Goodwyn
        Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia

        The Honorable LeRoy F. Millette, Jr.
        Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia

        The Honorable Charles S. Russell
        Senior Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia

        The Honorable Elizabeth B. Lacy
        Senior Justice, Supreme Court of Virginia

        Mark R. Herring
        Attorney General of Virginia

        Robert T. Hall
        Hall & Sethi, PLC