Wednesday, June 10, 2015

No Sweat in Canada

Even as they rolled out the welcome Matt.

Is it real or just another mind-manipulating psyop drill to test your tolerance for martial law (maybe it wasn't a joke)?

"Two convicted murderers escaped from a maximum-security prison near the Canadian border in upstate New York, authorities said Saturday. Richard Matt, 48, and David Sweat, 34, are dangerous, New York State Police warned. Sweat is serving a sentence of life without parole after he was convicted of first-degree murder for killing a Broome County sheriff’s deputy in 2002. Matt is serving a sentence of 25 years to life for kidnapping a man and beating him to death in 1997."

"N.Y. officers fan out near Canada to search for two murderers who escaped" Associated Press  June 08, 2015

DANNEMORA, N.Y. — Two murderers who used power tools to escape from prison must have taken days to cut through steel walls and pipes and break through the bricks, Governor Andrew Cuomo said Sunday as a $100,000 reward was posted for information leading to their capture.

Authorities were investigating how the inmates obtained the power tools they used in the ‘‘Shawshank Redemption"-style breakout over the weekend.

Maybe it is a script, and did they have to crawl through five football fields of shit in a pipe?

‘‘It was a sophisticated plan,’’ Cuomo said. ‘‘It took a period of time, no doubt, to execute.’’

David Sweat, 34, was serving a sentence of life without parole for the 2002 killing of a sheriff’s deputy. Richard Matt, 48, had been sentenced to 25 years to life for kidnapping, killing and dismembering his former boss in 1997.

‘‘These are killers. They are murderers,’’ the governor said. ‘‘There’s never been a question about the crimes they committed. They are now on the loose, and our first order of business is apprehending them.’’

Officials gave no details on how the men managed to avoid detection while cutting their way out. ‘‘They had to be heard,’’ Cuomo told ABC’s ‘‘Good Morning America.’’

After the search is over, ‘‘we'll go through the exact details of what they did and how they did it to ensure this never happens again,’’ Cuomo said later.

Authorities set up roadblocks and brought in bloodhounds and helicopters. Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out around the prison, about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, following up on dozens of tips.

‘‘They’re going through garages, sheds, homes, stores,’’ said Dannemora local historian Peter Light, who worked at the prison as a correction officer for 31 years and now runs the prison museum inside the facility.

But authorities acknowledged they did not have a good idea where the convicts could be.

That's where the print ended, and what stink!

What the web added:

Dubbed ‘‘Little Siberia’’ by locals, the prison houses nearly 3,000 inmates, guarded by about 1,400 correction officers. Surrounded by farmland and forests, the prison is only about a 45-minute drive by car to Montreal.

Cuomo said the escapees may have crossed into Canada or headed to another state.

‘‘This is a crisis situation for the state,’’ he said. ‘‘These are dangerous men capable of committing grave crimes again.’’

Prison officials found the inmates’ beds inside the 150-year-old Clinton Correctional Facility stuffed with clothes on Saturday morning in an apparent attempt to fool guards making their rounds. On a cut steam pipe, the prisoners left a taunting note containing a crude Asian caricature and the words ‘‘Have a nice day.’’

Officials said the inmates cut through the steel wall at the back of their cell, crawled down a catwalk, broke through a brick wall, cut their way into and out of a steam pipe, and then sliced through the chain and lock on a manhole cover outside the prison. 

It's another Alcatraz.

To escape, the inmates had to cut into the steam pipe then shimmy ‘‘some distance,’’ Cuomo said, before cutting themselves out again. Their path brought to mind ‘‘The Shawshank Redemption,’’ the 1994 adaptation of a Stephen King story about an inmate’s carefully planned prison escape.

It was the first escape from the maximum-security portion of the prison, which opened in 1845.

The men may have had assistance outside the prison, perhaps meeting up with someone who helped them leave the area, investigators said.

Cuomo said investigators were confident the men obtained the tools inside the prison. Acting Corrections Commissioner Anthony Annucci said an inventory of prison tools had so far shown none missing and he was in contact with contractors who were doing or had done work at the prison.

Steven Tarsia, brother of slain sheriff’s Deputy Kevin Tarsia, said that finding out his brother’s killer had escaped ‘‘turns your world upside-down all over again.’’

He said that just the other day, he found he couldn’t remember the names of the men responsible for his brother’s death.

‘‘All of a sudden, I remember them again,’’ he said.

Tarsia said he couldn’t imagine how the men could have gotten power tools and escaped without help, but ‘‘I don’t know why anybody would help them.’’

Prison escapes ‘‘are a relatively rare event,’’ said Martin Horn, former New York City corrections commissioner who is now a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. ‘‘That tells you that a great deal of planning is involved because it’s not an easy thing to accomplish.’’

In 2003, two convicted murderers Timothy Vail and Timothy Morgan escaped from a maximum-security prison in Chemung County. They were caught the next day, hiding in an abandoned mobile home not far from the prison.

A state investigation concluded that ‘‘staff complacency’’ allowed the inmates to smuggle tools from a prison carpentry shop to enable their escape. Two corrections officers and a carpentry shop instructor were disciplined.

The two inmates had spent a month chiseling a hole through the concrete ceiling of their cell with a sledgehammer head and other shop tools and made dummies with papier mache heads sporting their own clipped hair, which they left in their bunks the night of their escape. 

I'm sorry, folks, but I'm skeptical. This smells like a totally staged and scripted psyop. I mean, they are literally citing movie plots.

‘‘This escape (Saturday) is not a failure of the prison system as such,’’ Horn said. ‘‘The prisoners serving life sentences have nothing else to do but dream up an escape plan. What did they have to lose?’’

Horn added: ‘‘All over the country, prisoners are thinking and scheming every hour. The fact that escapes are as infrequent as they are is really remarkable. The one thing American prisons do very well is to hold on to their prisoners.’’

I smell something, and it is not coming from the cell toilet.

Saturday’s escape had law enforcement swarming the area around Dannemora in the Adirondacks.

Beth Nichols, an employee of a Dunkin’ Donuts across the street from the prison and a few hundred yards from the manhole where authorities said the men emerged, said their escape was ‘‘nerve-wracking.’’

She said one employee had a panic attack Saturday after being told about the prisoner breakout.

‘‘She got really scared and she cried,’’ Nichols said. The employee lives a walk away on the same road, but authorities would not immediately allow her to enter her home; her mother picked her up.

Dannemora covers just over 1 square mile within the northern reaches of the Adirondack Forest Preserve. The stark white perimeter wall of the prison, topped with guard towers, borders a main street in the town’s business district. 

Probably the only time business and prison go together here in AmeriKa.


I'm getting sweaty searching the Globe:

"Tips pouring in as N.Y. prison escapees remain free; Governor says men may have had inside help" by Jesse McKinley and Andy Newman New York Times  June 09, 2015

NEW YORK — On the first school day since the weekend prison break in an upstate New York town, students were kept indoors Monday as the search for two escaped killers expanded far beyond the north country.

Oh, this is about psy-oping the kids!

The prisoners, Richard Matt and David Sweat, were discovered missing from their cells at 5:30 a.m. Saturday at Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, N.Y., 25 miles from the Canadian border.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday morning that the fugitives could be “anywhere in the country.”

First ISIS, now these guys. Sigh.

Cuomo added that the escape was looking more and more like an inside job. “I think they had help,” he said. “I don’t think they could have acquired the equipment they needed to do this without help.”

When they throw that out there it is an in-your-face laugher full of fart mist. It discounts other inside jobs far more insidious, as if the paper is coming clean on all the frauds, hoaxes, and deceptions.

A woman who works at the prison, though not as a guard, was being questioned in connection with the escape and has been removed from duty, said a person who had been briefed on the investigation.

Smells like a scapegoat, really. Think BPL.

In Dannemora, an Adirondack village where many employees of the institution reside, the idea that someone working at the prison might have assisted in the escape was seemingly as upsetting as the escape itself.

Imagine if they found out that it was the intelligence agencies and Israeli infiltrators in the U.S. government behind 9/11. Talk about upsetting. 

“People would want those people caught,” said Michael Bennett, the village’s mayor, a prison laundry supervisor. “It would make people very angry.”


Matt, 48, and Sweat, 34, are believed to have used power tools to cut through the walls of their adjoining cells, escaping onto an internal catwalk. They then snaked their way down through the bowels of the prison and into a 2-foot pipe they had cut a hole in. They crawled under the prison’s soaring cement walls and emerged onto the streets of Dannemora from a manhole several hundred feet from the prison.

Fog shrouded the 170-year-old prison Monday morning, and pelting rains moved through the area, adding to the difficulty of the search. New York State Police said they had received more than 300 tips from the public.

“We’re chasing down every one,” Beau Duffy, a spokesman, said. “We are conducting interviews.” He did not elaborate.

In addition to combing the area for clues, the State Police were stationed at every school in the Saranac Central School District, which covers Dannemora. The schools’ superintendent, Jonathan Parks, said children would not be allowed outside for recess.

Fifteen miles east of Dannemora, the Beekmantown Central School District was keeping exterior school doors locked during the day.

The search for Matt and Sweat ranged as far as Mexico, where Matt had lived, as well as in several locations in New York. A spokeswoman for the Quebec division of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Camille Habel, said, “Everyone is on the lookout.”

Michael Tabman, a retired FBI special agent in charge who oversaw fugitive cases, said that at this point after an escape, investigators typically would interview prison workers, other prisoners, and the escapees’ known contacts, and review logs kept by the prison.

“People like to brag, ‘We’re getting out of here!’ ” Tabman said. “Everyone who is a visitor is going to be a suspect.”

Tabman added: “You can only stay low for so long. Eventually they need transportation, so they’re going to hijack a car or steal food. They didn’t escape just to live in a basement.”


Found one dead they did, and it's good to see the Real U.S. and Canada working together again.

RelatedDion Still Running

He went the other way:

"N.H. fugitive wanted in deaths of parents caught in Florida" by Lynne Tuohy Associated Press  June 04, 2015

MANCHESTER, N.H. — A man who made the US Marshals Service’s most-wanted list after being charged with killing his parents and setting their New Hampshire house on fire last year was captured Wednesday at a Florida hotel where he was living and working, authorities said.

Investigators had sought 39-year-old Matthew Dion since March 2014, when the bodies of his parents — Robert, 71, and Constance, 67 — were found at their Manchester home. Authorities ruled that the fire was arson and the deaths were homicides.

Deputy US Marshal Jeffrey White said Dion was captured just after 10 a.m. Wednesday at a hotel in Orange Park, Fla., which is about 15 miles south of Jacksonville. White said Dion, who was doing construction work and painting at the hotel, initially gave police a different name when he was apprehended, then told officers, ‘‘You got me.’’

The arrest came after a recent media campaign in Georgia and Florida that generated tips, including a significant one Tuesday night that led authorities to the hotel. ‘‘He was hiding in plain sight,’’ Manchester Assistant Police Chief Nick Willard said.

Dion’s name was added to the US Marshals Service’s 15 Most Wanted List in April. He was considered armed and dangerous, though White said he was not armed at the time of his arrest.

Death certificates filed in Hillsborough County Probate Court show that the Dions were strangled with a wire on March 19, 2014. The medical examiner’s report said they died within minutes and listed their deaths as homicides.

Investigators concluded the March 24 fire at their home was intentional.

Dion was charged with two counts of second-degree murder and arson in September. He also is charged with three counts of possession of child pornography. Investigators sifting through the charred home found evidence linking Dion to the material, authorities said.

The search for Dion had focused in and around Florida. Investigators said he has extensive background and familiarity with the southeastern region of the country. Manchester Detective Sergeant Joe Mucci, a lead investigator in the deaths of the Dions, said in the past that Matthew Dion was capable of living under the radar.

‘‘He’s a very tech savvy, computer person,’’ Mucci said. ‘‘He’s very intelligent. He could do whatever he sets his mind to at this point.’’

Mucci said Wednesday that he will head to Florida to question and bring Dion back.

He said he did not know whether Dion had waived extradition.



Hunt for escapees expands into Vermont

Manhunt Intensifies as New Leads Pour In

It's the big news in ma$$ media, I guess. Sorry I'm not sweating it out with you.