From the FBI to the CIA

I’ve now completed watching all 14 seasons of Criminal Minds, ending in a festive marriage ceremony. One has to admire the team-work of the FBI unit involved. No squabbles and all inspirational, goal oriented work.

I’ve now started to watch Jack Ryan and he works for the CIA watching international gangs. Apparently the most actually important message was how terrorists could spread deadly viruses through large buildings.

That gives rise to a couple of  conspiracy theories on the current Corona Virus crisis. We need to remember that the media only tell us what they are told to tell us on politically sensitive matters.

The current lock-down over the Covid-19 crisis actually makes it much harder for criminals of all sorts to carry out their dirty deeds. It not only cleans up the air but our society as well.

Betterment

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So Agent Hotchner argued that he rather sees serial killers locked up for life to show how they are a failure rather than have them put to death, so that they can’t think they won and go down in glorious death.

But then he resigns, citing his and his child’s safety because some serial killers, many of which make up state penitentiaries, conspired to frame him and reported him to the CIA who sent SWAT teams round to arrest him on the basis of a convicted serial killer giving information to the CIA about Agent Hotchners apparent misgivings. All of the data was forged by the convicts but the CIA had to arrest the FBI agent on the strenght of the lifers evidence.

One could argue, if you put on the death penalty then the totally deprived individuals who committed such heinous crimes could no longer cause any harm to the living.

What is the point in fighting crime and putting criminals behind bars if those sentenced can then use electronic communications and friends on the outside to murder retired agents, steal their identification badges, pretend to be from the bureau and commit further crimes like murder?

You can’t make any progress if those sentenced do not improve and do not show any betterment but only use their time to cause more damage to law enforcement and civilians.

Serial killers are the most depraved type of human beings. If you watch Criminal Minds, it is completely off the chart how reprived those individuals are. I do not know whether the material on Criminal Minds was taken from real cases or not. But if anybody who lives in normal society can detach themselves so far from reality and our laws as to murder others without any care for social norms, are they really able to ever improve or are they so damaged that they are no longer able to learn?

On the other hand you could argue, just do not believe a criminal convict without any doubt of its merit. Should the CIA have taken the word of a convicted mass murderer to arrest an FBI agent?

In the film the whole block of mass killers staged a mass breakout. Making agents have to re-capture at least 9 extemely dangerous mass murderers.

Considering that these criminals cause severe danger to the private lives of agents, it is not in the interest of human kind to allow those convicted to conspire to undermine society further once in jail.

It all depends on quantity, you may be able to keep a few depraved criminals in jail but if you got a lot, they can cause real damage by the sheer volume of their support systems and they can bring society to the abyss.

 

250 shades of deprivation

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The more I watch Criminal Minds, the more it becomes clear to me why those laws against bullying and child abuse came into place.

Many perpetrators came from broken homes and were terribly abused during childhood.

Yet, the most common factor a lot of the crimes have is facility. Criminals have remote facilities available that allow them to commit crimes without others noticing it.

Remote locations, weapons and a deranged mentality are three factors for the criminal intention to materialise.

On the counter-side is often a victim that is timidly agreeing to be kidnapped. Unless victims were outright knocked out, at the point of abduction, they often agree to be taken away with some threat.

Today we have a lot of support available in schools to help kids with special needs and monitoring in place to prevent abuse at home and in school and other public institutions.

But in a small country like Britain where there is little space to hide from detection, in a country like the US with it’s huge geographical distances, it is much more likely that criminals occupy remote dwellings, abandoned buildings and have weapons than here in the UK.

We all live on top of each other, in houses, flats, which are easily overheard. Our culture has adapted to a nowhere to be able to have complete privacy lifestyle. Any indiscretions get overheard and reported by nosy neighbours.

Perhaps over-population is a defence mechanism of humanity to avoid brutality that can only occur in remote locations from depraved individuals, who have no sense of civil behaviour towards others.

Fighting off those nasties

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Still watching Criminal Minds and I have reached Season 8. We talked about abductions and it seems that making a loud noise in case of an abduction is the best tactic to avoid being killed.

If somebody holds a knife or gun to you and threatens to kill you unless you come along what chance have you got if you go along quietly? The chances of being found by somebody, or even missed, are remote but if you make a noise that is likely to frighten the assailant off and others will notice it.

If they are determined to kill you, they will do it there an then but the chances of getting away are greater if you fight them off straightaway and you have a chance to wriggle out of the firing or stabbing line by moving about.

But when an abductor has you completely in their power, they can position you as they  like, torture you and then kill you. So fighting them off immediately is the best chance of success.

Everbody’s first instinct should be self-preservation and survival. In some instances the threat that children’s lives are at risk of course takes prevalence on any decision making.

If you chance running away you are more likely to dodge the bullet than if you don’t.

 

 

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