Monday, December 22, 2008

Is There a Profiler in the House?

Does anyone else think the Feebs and their psychological profiling unit do practice exercises on daily media stories? Because they'd have a field day with Drew Peterson:
  • Drew Peterson insisted on Saturday that he and a 23-year-old Romeoville waitress were engaged, breaking a weeklong silence on the subject.

    But her family—and her live-in boyfriend—say he's dreaming.

    The supposed fiance, Christina Raines, lives with a man who said the engagement announcement by Peterson is revenge for her rebuffing his advances.
This guy can't stay out of the limelight. He just can't do it. He's just about gotten away with murder, maybe two murders, beaten a trumped up gun charge and he still can't just walk away to some remote farm and spend the rest of his days penning a confession to be read the day after he dies.

He's a profiler's dream candidate and a couple of term papers for an abnormal psychological major looking to make a name for themselves.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I ran into him at a blackjack table at the grand victoria casino on friday night. "Asshole" is the most perfect word to describe him. Seriously, egotisic is an EXTREME understatement.

12/22/2008 01:19:00 AM  
Anonymous S/A Clarice Starling, FBI BSU said...

This Quantico "profiling" unit was originally called the FBI's "Behavioral SCIENCE Unit" (BSU).

Since it was widely ridiculed among big city homicide detectives and the G-boys as "the BullShit Unit", they have since changed the acronym title to BAU--the "Behavioral ANALYSIS Unit."

Perhaps most of the public, particulary TV viewers of CSI and other "magic thinking" Hollywood nonsense think BSU or BAU "profiling" is successful. FUGGEDABOUDIT!

"Silence of the Lambs" and "Hannibal Lecter" are FICTION!. Yet, the public eats up this drivel as reality.

Aside from the BSU coming to the less than profound conclusion that the Atlanta serial child killer was black (Wayne Williams) and that the Rochester, NY serial killer (Arthur Shawcross) would return to the scene of his latest (media unreported) body disposal, it'a all BULLSHIT.

When BSU is accurate, they merely narrow down a field of a million possible "persons of interest" to a much more manageable 100,000 possibles. Impressive? I think not.

Worst of all, the BSU can often set naive local authorities off on a wild goose chase in which the ultimate arrested serial killers confirms the BSU "profile" was indeed bullshit (i.e.: Dennis "BTK" Rader and Gary Ridgway, the prolific Green River Killer)


The (non-"profiling")VICAP is another story. This computer program is a valuable law enforcement tool in linking interagency and interstate patterns of serial murder.

Gotta go. I'm hunting down Hannibal Lecter again. Madame Shaniqua of the Psychic Friends Network has some tips for me. Doctor Lecter has been sighted in Bhutan, Novosibirsk, Times Square, Venice Beach and Rio. He was body surfing at Ipanema with Stacy Peterson.

In the words of the celebrated Senora Sherlock herself, "the game is afoot", profilers.

12/22/2008 03:56:00 AM  
Anonymous homicide dick said...

That's all they need. FBI profilers.

They're nothing but a bunch of hocus pocus BS.

12/22/2008 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry all the psyc profilers are too busy working on Blagojevich at the moment

12/22/2008 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


12/22/2008 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bolingbrook tried to throw him off the force back in the 1980s and some bad judge overruled the Police Commission....

12/22/2008 09:35:00 AM  
Blogger Reverend Al said...

You're all just jealous he gets the young gals and insurance money.I don't understand why he's not CPD superintendent.

12/22/2008 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3:56 AM

My "profiling" tells me that "S/A Clarice Starling, FBI BSU" is none other than "NORTHSIDE".

Up a lttle late, John?

12/22/2008 10:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drew will continue on his killoing spree with no remorse, if it was anyone realted to me shazamm drew the punk would disappear!

12/22/2008 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we didn't have Drew, one of our major sources of amusement would dry up.

All Drew, all the time.

12/22/2008 12:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Lt. Columbo the Taxpayer said...

What ever happened to Maria "Senora Sherlock" Soto-Maher anyway?

Is she still gorging herself at the public trough and the police pension fund?

Have they hung her picture on the wall at Detective Division HQ yet? Certainly, it would be a worthy homage to her incomparable leadership skills as a role model for "merit dicks" everywhere.

Any updated stats on annual homicide clearance rates by district/area?

12/22/2008 12:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds a lot like this tri-polar Chicago cop I dated. . . . and his little friend you would see out with his "girlfriend" with him . . . and the next time you saw him he had his "wife" with him . . .but it was like see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Police in general make for interesting case studies - alleged murderers or not.

12/22/2008 01:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, we've heard from the "boyfriend" and the father.

What does the chick have to say?

12/22/2008 02:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you say "White trash" !!!

12/22/2008 03:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here are some symptoms of the Histrionic Personality. Sounds a lot like our man Drew...

(1) is uncomfortable in situations in which he or she is not the center of attention
(2) interaction with others is often characterized by inappropriate sexually seductive or provocative behavior
(3) displays rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions
(4) consistently uses physical appearance to draw attention to self
(5) has a style of speech that is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail
(6) shows self-dramatization, theatricality, and exaggerated expression of emotion
(7) is suggestible, i.e., easily influenced by others or circumstances
(8) considers relationships to be more intimate than they actually are

Go away, Drew...if you can.

12/22/2008 03:47:00 PM  
Blogger Omnibus Driver said...

I'm convinced that he's doing his level best to ensure that prosecutors will not find a single unbiased juror anywhere in the U.S. And it's working, too.

Scott Peterson had nothing on this asshole.

12/22/2008 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

10:33 AM

While I can't fault your instincts, it was not me.

I have an alibi. I was staying at a Motel 6 near O'Hare with Stacy Ann "Fergie" Ferguson, formerly of the Black-Eyed Peas. No computer access.

Tell them, Fergie! They're trying to put a case on me.

12/22/2008 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous "fergie" said...

John was with me. Believe me, he wasn't on the Internet. I was singing "Clumsy" for him.

Profile this!

12/22/2008 04:29:00 PM  
Anonymous the girl can't help it said...

Were you "lip-syncing", Fergie?

12/22/2008 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drew Peterson was in a West Suburban Club over this past week. A club that is frequented by 20 some year olds....

12/22/2008 05:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Here are some symptoms of the Histrionic Personality. Sounds a lot like our man Drew..."

12/22/2008 03:47:00 PM

You're real close; Histrionic Personality Disorder is in the same "cluster" with Narcissistic and Antisocial, meaning that the disorders have many things in common.

HPD is primarily diagnosed in females; Narcissistic is found more in men -- like Drew, very definitely.

"'Asshole' is the most perfect word to describe him. Seriously, egotistic is an EXTREME understatement."

12/22/2008 01:19:00 AM

"NPD-- A pervasive pattern of grandiosity (in fantasy or behavior), need for admiration, and lack of empathy, beginning by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts, as indicated by five (or more) of the following:

1. has a grandiose sense of self-importance
2. is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
3. believes that he or she is "special" and unique
4. requires excessive admiration
5. has a sense of entitlement
6. is interpersonally exploitative
7. lacks empathy
8. is often envious of others or believes others are envious of him or her
9. shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes"

Actually, that's just for starters. Drew Peterson seems to be an out-and-out psychopath -- a person who, by definition, "cannot look back with remorse or look forward with concern."

Right between the eyes, huh?

Read Hervey M. Cleckley's classic work on psychopathy, The Mask Of Sanity, free here --

You'll need Adobe Acrobat or similar reader on your box; save the whole thing and then read offline at your leisure. Really worthwhile. If some of the psychiatric talk gets too heavy at times, just keep going past it and read the case histories -- you'll recognize people you see every day.

Points up the type of person we encounter who's first too crazy for jail, then too sane for the nuthouse, and ends up sort of walking out a side door onto the street...extremely manipulative.

"Drew Peterson was in a West Suburban club over this past week. A club that is frequented by 20 some year olds...."

--12/22/2008 05:59:00 PM

Yeah, they like to surround themselves with people they feel superior to -- younger, less intelligent,'s easier for them to be a Big Man that way.

12/23/2008 02:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That Drew sure does good with the young chicks. The Cowardly Lion Look must be in.......

12/23/2008 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Drew might be using that new Burger King meat scent Cologne, and anorexic and porker women are chasing him in mass.

12/23/2008 12:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

all they got to do is find any kind of evidence that links him to the murder.

chances are pretty good that he will never go to jail unless he rats himself out. like most crimes, if not solved within a brief period of time you basically have to wait for the guy to brag about it to someone who will rat on him.

12/23/2008 04:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Drew is a pure sociopath,pure and simple.Much like many officers that will do anything for praise and advancement.

He loves attention,malignant narcissim.He made Sgt and SWAT,and we know how that game is played.All based on who you know blow or blow away,not what you know.

Drew is ALL about Drew and everything around him is his personal playground.He isnt stupid and knows the failures in the legal system and exploits them.

12/24/2008 09:00:00 AM  

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