finally got to see all of the film Mystic
River on Tv the other night.
Born and raised in Boston I can say that the film got the boston working class sound and look right. Great visuals and the tribal/clan peer pressure, and macho paranoia was real because of great acting by the cast. Tim robbins reminded me of many depressed, shut down, defeated people I know, worked with, and am related too in Boston.
But the ending SUCKS! The boys get the gun and are playing with it in the street and Katy just happens to drive by and they try to scare her and the gun goes off............................................ Give me a Break!
Here we have a great opportunity to create a "Sins of the Fathers are vested on their Sons " type of ending. After all, sean Penn, Katy's father, says "Somehow I feel I am responsible for her death; but I don't know how?
I thought that the ending would be the murdered girl's boyfriend's younger brother ( who is slightly retarded) gets the gun and kills her because he has been brain washed by his embittered Mother, who wishes "she would die" and Katy is going to take his older brother away to Calif!
I know of families who have "taken care of business" themselves and somehow it comes back to hurt them.
Katy's father, played by sean Penn, killed Katy's boyfriend's Dad years earier because he 'snitched" on him and sean Penn went to prison. katy's boyfriend's tough mother always suspected sean Penn of killing her husband and hated Katy and her family and was dead set again Katy and her son's relationship and many times said to her sons she wished Katy and her whole family would die!
The sins of the Father's are vested upon their Children!
Disposable People by Peter mark Jones
Subject: MEDIA ABUSE
>>> WHY AMERICA NEEDS A NO- NAME LAW!
>>> To increase their ratings and profits, the Media rountinly broadcasts
>>> unsubstantiated accusations (usually supplied to the Media by the Police
>>> to make themselves look good) against innocent "suspects" that cause
>>> irreparable harm to innocent people and their families.This Media Abuse
>>> must stop!
>>> This is a classic example of how an unethical, ambitious TV reporter
>>> (now with NBC's DateLine) furthered his career by hurting innocent
>>> people unnecessaryly.
The still unsolved Homicides of Ms. Jill T. Barcomb, eighteen and Ms.
>>> Robinson, seventeen; What are the LAPD hiding?
>>> We want to thank Mr. Jones, the man who was falsely accused of being
>>> "The Hillside Strangler", for contacting "The Fallen Wall" and supplying
>>> us with newspaper articles and his own recollections of the unfortunate
>>> events surrounding the deaths of Miss Barcomb and Miss Robinson.
>>> Jill Barcomb of Hollywood, California had recently moved from New York
>>> to Los Angeles shortly before her death. She was last seen alive
>>> November 9, 1977. Her beaten and strangled body was discovered the next
>>> day in Franklin Canyon north of Beverly Hills. She was 18 at the time of
>>> her death. Miss Barcomb had reportedly known one of the Hillside
>>> Strangler victims, 15 year old Judith Miller, of Hollywood whose body
>>> was found October 31, 1977 in La Crescenta.
>>> Miss Barcomb had pleaded guilty to prostitution in Syracuse, NY in
>>> January 1977 and was placed on one year's probation. Arrested once later
>>> for violation of probation she was allowed to continue on probation in
>>> September of 1977. Six weeks later she was found nude, beaten and
>>> strangled. Tests showed she had been sexually molested.
>>> Miss Robinson, of Hollywood, California, was a high school student. She
>>> was last seen alive November 17, 1977 near the beach in Santa Monica.
>>> She was found strangled the next day in a parkway near Pico Boulevard in
>>> Los Angeles' Wilshire area. According to authorities she had not been
>>> sexually molested.
>>> Miss Robinson had been living with her mother at the time of her murder
>>> and was a frequent hitchhiker.
>>> Both women were originally listed as victims of the Hillside Strangler.
>>> Ken Bianchi, along with his cousin Angelo Buono, were eventually
>>> arrested and convicted for many crimes ascribed to the Hillside
>>> Strangler. Debate still continues as to whether these two young women
>>> were indeed victims of the notorious strangler, victims of a copycat
>>> killer, or totally unrelated to the Hillside Strangler.
>>> A Massachusetts's convict, George F. Shamshak, a former prison escapee
>>> who was serving a prison term in 1977 for armed robbery, told law
>>> enforcement officials and a young, ambitious Boston T.V. news reporter,
>>> Mike Tiabbi, (who now works for NBC's Deadline ) that he, along with
>>> another individual, Peter M. Jones, were responsible for the "Hillside
>>> Strangler" murders of Miss Barcomb and Miss Robinson. Based solely on
>>> this information Mr. Jones was arrested on suspicion of murder and his
>>> arrest was broadcast live nationally on TV by Tiabbi.
> The Police and Media made no attempt to verify Jones's jailhouse accuser's
> story. A couple of phone calls would have show he was lying when he told
> Police and Media reporters that he "grew up with Jones".This is impossible
> because Jones is 10 years older than his accuser and the two never lived
> in the same city!
>>> At the time Mr. Jones was a full-time licensed maintenance engineer for
>>> a medical office building at 133 Lasky Drive in Beverly Hills,
>>> California, while endeavoring to further his career as a writer. An
>>> officer told a reporter that Mr. Jones was the type of man who "would
>>> put coins in the cup of a blind man". A coworker described him as very
>>> friendly and said he came highly recommended for his job and stated he
>>> was a loyal and devoted employee.
>>> Officers close to the investigation indicated that there were strong
>>> doubts from the outset that these two murders were connected to other
>>> slayings in the Hillside Strangler case. No evidence was found to link
>>> Mr. Jones to the murders of either one of these individuals and he was
>>> released shortly after his arrest. Mr. Jones states that he never knew
>>> these women prior to their homicides.
>>> Mr. Jones had only a passing acquaintance with George Shamshak through
>>> Shamshak's older brother, Sam and solely based on George Shamshak's
>>> allegations he was arrested and was subjected to extreme negative
>>> publicity in the media across the United States. As a result of this
>>> publicity he lost his job in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police
>>> Department informed Mr. Jones that he should leave the Los Angeles area
>>> immediately because "vigilantees" were looking for him! At his home in
>>> Maine his windows were shot through, his well water poisoned, his home
>>> damaged; and he was told by some that his return to Maine was not
>>> welcome. He was forced for years to live as a loner and was deprived of
>>> many freedoms we all enjoy. Due to the stress his mother became a sick
>>> recluse which finally led to her early death.
>>> According to Mr. Jones he won a libel lawsuit against Mike Tiabbi's
>>> Boston television station for false accusations and was given a public
>>> apology by former LAPD Police Chief Darryl Gates.
>>> Mr. Jones contacted the Los Angeles Police Department in 1995 and found
>>> that the homicides of these two young women were still listed as
>>> unsolved.At the time of these "copycat" murders it was suspected that
>>> the killers were impersonating police or were actually police officers!
>>> They also informed him that the records relating to their homicides were
>>> "destroyed in the earthquake". Mr. Jones had his attorney also contact
>>> the police department and he was provided with a similar response,which
>>> is difficult to believe.
>>> In Mr. Jones' quest to bring to justice the murderer(s) of Miss Barcomb
>>> and Miss Robinson he states he is offering a $10,000 reward for
>>> information leading to the arrest and conviction of their murderer(s).
>>> Mr. Jones is working to implement in each state the "No Name Law" which
>>> he has written.
> "In the course of a criminal investigation, a law enforcement
>>> agency may investigate dozens of criminal suspects who are actually
>>> innocent of the crime. This law would prevent the police from publicly
>>> disclosing a suspect's identity until such time (if ever) the suspect
>>> has been legally charged with a crime."
> It is his hope that by passage of this fair
>>> law other innocent individuals will not have to endure the pain and
>>> suffering he and his family have. He has appeared on "The Sally Show"
>>> with Richard Jewell's (the man wrongfully accused of being the Atlanta
>>> Olympics Bomber) lawyers to discuss the need for this law and they agree
>>> that this fair law is needed to protect the public from the unnecessary
>>> harm of Media Abuse!
>>> Today Mr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Maine and is a
>>> qualified social worker and counselor. In a telephone interview with Mr.
>>> Jones he said he felt both the victims and himself were treated like
>>> disposable people to boost the Media ratings/profits, advance Tiabbi's
>>> career and enhance the L.A.P.D."s
He informed us that he has recently written an article
>>> titled "Disposable People" that is scheduled to be published in a
>>> national magazine. Mr. Jones also stated that he is very open to anyone
>>> that would want to e-mail him to discuss these cases.
>>> If anyone has any information about these homicides PLEASE e-mail Mr
>>> Jones at PMJones@cfl.rr.com
>>> or call Peter M. Jones 407-416-6007
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