- THE MURDER
- VOICES ACROSS TEARS-Accidental stories and events...to share
- KILLER'S PROFILE
- DNA AT ARREST--FACTS, NOT MYTHS OPPONENTS USE WITHOUT FACTS
- HERE YOU'LL FIND..
- BRITNEY'S BRIDGE-CLEARINGHOUSE FOR COLD/UNSOLVED MURDER
- Brit Pics
- BRITTANY'S BREATH...
- EVENTS, ETC. IN HONOR OF BRITT
- WINTER SONG
- PLAYING CARDS--OBTAIN TIPS ON UNSOLVED/COLD CASE/MISSING
- MILES OF TEARS POKER RUN /ROAD RALLEY-1ST FAILED-LET'S TRY AGAIN
- NOTES FROM A FEW CARAVANS
- Contact Us
- MOTHER OF VICTIM'S CV-TRAUMA SPECIALIST
- HOW / WHY TRAUMATIC EVENTS AFFECT US
- THE PAGE ADDRESS brittanyphillipsmurder.net
Sunday, June 9, 2013
It has killed me to wait a full year to do another CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tour. But I will be leaving in about 2 weeks if not sooner. What has made it finally happen is that SOME PEOPLE VERY CLOSE TO MY HEART (both genetically and emotionally!!! ), WHO HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR WITH UNBELIEVABLE WORDS OF SUPPORT AND HOPE seemed to get it in their head they were not doing enough and sent a truly generous donation. I am not good at asking for help. So yes you Jane, family and friends, who sent This gift to fill the tank a number of times!!! remain close to my heart, even without the gift. I know you have always known this. I hope to be out at least 4 weeks and this makes it possible. As for the direction of the CARAVAN I asked people for ideas of where I should stop. I think there is an older post with all the cities we have had stories in (108 reporters across 46 states and about 86 cities. Please!!! Any feedback for where people want us to stop will be welcomed even if I have to zig and zag. You can email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I always have a semi plan but go where I am drawn. As noted I must visit Minnesota, N and S Dakota (only states with no stories,) Also I mentioned that I am going to try to do a travelogue/video of this CARAVAN. I fear this may be the last........
Thursday, June 6, 2013
ASK YOUR LAWMAKERS--WHAT IF THIS WAS YOUR DAUGHTER! VOTING AGAINST DNA AT ARREST INCREASES CHANCES IT WILL BE
The Maryland v. King decision was released; the Supreme Court overturn the Mar Mariposayland Court of Appeals; ******holding that DNA collection from Arrestees WAS!!! IS!!! constitutional.****** THESE ARE THREE EXAMPLES EMAIL ME AT THERAPOET@AOL.COM FOR THE COMPLETE STUDIES FROM CHICAGO, MARYLAND, INDIANA AND DENVER Requiring DNA for felony arrests (at arrest) does solve and prevent violent crimes. Waiting for conviction costs lives. Study by the City of Chicago, and presented to the State Legislature in 2005 ****************Chicago’s Study on Preventable Crimes******* This study show how !!!60 violent crimes could have been prevented, including 53 murders and rapes!!!! if these 8 men had had DNA taken at one of their arrests Most states require DNA collection upon felony conviction, but review of criminal records shows offenders often have**numerous felony arrests before conviction** CHICAGO IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE. I WILL SEND YOU MORE. Chicago’s examination of criminal activities of*** eight individuals identified 60 violent crimes, that, if DNA had been taken at arrest--“the fingerprint of the 21st century” could have been prevented. In each case, the offender committed previously ***undetected violent crimes**** that ***would have been solved through a DNA match***. But DNA was not required at arrest. INSTEAD… • 22 murders – victims ranging from 24 to 44 years of age • 30 rapes – victims ranging from 15 to 65 years of age • Attempted rapes • Aggravated kidnapping The 8 men with almost ALL FEMALE VICTIMS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE accumulated a total of 21 felony arrests before finally being identified. Only seven of the prior felony arrests were for violent crimes – the remaining two-thirds of arrests were for non-violent felonies. They were free to commit--60 violent crimes, including 53 murders and rapes, that could have been prevented. Chicago Preventable Crimes. (BELOW ARE JUST TWO OF THE 8 EXAMPLES FROM CHICAGO STUDY. THERE ARE VIRGIANIA, INDIANA AND DENVER STUDIES Andre Crawford was charged with eleven murders and one attempted murder/aggravated sexual assault. If the state had required him to give a DNA sample during his felony arrest on March 6, 1993, a DNA match could have been obtained with the DNA evidence recovered from his first murder. Ten murders could have been prevented. If Crawford’s DNA had been taken on March 6, 1993 after he was arrested for attempted sexual abuse (felony),the subsequent 10 murders and one rape would not have happened. 03/1993 He was arrested for felony theft NO DNA taken 09/1993 1st murder, DNA evidence recovered from crime scene-no identification of perpetrator 12/1994 - 04/1995 2 women murdered 05/1995-- 07/1997 arrested for Felony attempted sexual abuse 1 victim// Women murdered// woman raped 1997-1999 7 women murdered 01/1998 Arrested for felony drug possession***** ____________________________ Brandon Harris was convicted of five aggravated criminal sexual assaults and one aggravated kidnapping/attempted rape.If the state had required him to give a DNA sample during his felony arrest on August 25, 2000, a DNA match could have been obtained with the DNA evidence recovered from his first rape. Four rapes and one attempted rape/armed robbery/aggravated kidnapping could have been prevented. 12/1999 1st rape, DNA evidence recovered 08/2000 - 10/2000 Arrest for sexual assault 11/2000 1 woman raped, 1 woman kidnapped 12/2000 Arrest for robbery, while home confined, another rape occurs 02/2001 1 women raped,1 girl raped 05/2001 Girl raped ____________________________________________ Geoffrey Griffin was charged with eight murders and one aggravated criminal sexual assault. If the state had required him to give a DNA sample during his felony arrest on August 26, 1995, a DNA match could have been obtained with the DNA evidence recovered from his first rape. Eight murders, one rape and one attempted rape could have been prevented. If Griffin’s DNA had been taken on August 26, 1995 after he was arrested for possession of a controlled substance (felony), the subsequent eight murders, one rape and one attempted rape would not have happened. 08/1995 Arrest for drug possession 07/1998 Woman raped & killed, DNA evidence recovered 07/1998 - 05/2000 4 women murdered, 1 woman raped 06/2000 Woman attacked 06/2000 4 women murdered 06/2000 Arrested & charged with 8 murders, 1 sexual assault ___________________________________ THESE ARE THREE EXAMPLES EMAIL ME AT THERAPOET@AOL.COM FOR THE COMPLETE STUDIES FROM CHICAGO, MARYLAND, INDIANA AND DENVER THIS IS NOT OKAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE SHARE http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/supreme-court-upholds-maryland-law-says-police-may-take-dna-samples-from-arrestees/2013/06/03/0b619ade-cc5a-11e2-8845-d970ccb04497_story.html
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I've posted this a few times, hoping another mother of loss & love will read. Now as day has met most, I again wish Happy Mother's Day to all mothers of murdered/abducted/missing children I've met on my CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tours, to those not met. You firmly hug the esssence of your child, as you carry your loss & the loss of them never being mothers,fathers in this world. I send hugs, prayers to mothers of murdered, missing & abducted; MOMMA, with special care to those walking alone as they live in honor of their child. My love, prayers, offers of help go to all living with such losses with my hands reaching farther to single moms or those with partner who can’t fund a search for answers or who place their daily survival to make ends meet as monument to the memory..of course they are the greatest monument.. My love, hope, prayers, offers of help go to those often walk a solitary path but refuse to stop.We did not choose this path, this family built from losses, but we are a family stronger than most. On this mother’s day, I applaud each of you who have taken motherhood to its highest dimension….that of of continuing love....my love, admiration to you Maggie-mom of Brittany Phillips 10-4-85 to 10-4-04
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Happy Mother's Day to all mothers I've met across the US, to those not yet met. You firmly hug the esssence of your murdered child, even as you feel the loss & the loss of them never being mothers,fathers in this world. I send hugs, prayers to all, especially in US cities, where they live in honor of their child but do so in isolation. My love, prayers,offers of help go to all. My hands reaches farther to those who may be a single mom or who, even with partner,can't fund searching for answers or paying homage, can only struggle to pay bills. My love, hope, prayers, offers of help go to those who walk a solitary path but refuse to stop. We did not choose this path or this family built from losses, but it is family strong as any. On this mother’s day, I applaud all of you who have taken motherhood to its highest dimension…that of continueing love-Maggie in honor of Brittany Phillips 10-4-85 to 10-4-04
Friday, May 3, 2013
In the last few days we have had more than 900 views. This can only be the searching for justice story. It has to be the impact of Jon Lieberman's work
Saturday, March 9, 2013
IF YOU CARE ABOUT LOVED ONES, ABOUT OKLAHOMANS, READ ALL OF THIS!
THIS IS SHOWS WHAT IS SENT TO CODIS
MAKE SB618 OKLAHOMA’S DNA AT ARREST LAW
DECIDE FROM FACTS, NOT FALSE FEARS.
DNA IS PRIMARILY NEEDED TO SOLVE VIOLENT CRIMES, OF WHICH
90% OF VICTIMS ARE WOMEN, 9% CHILDREN!
IN 2012, AFTER BEING ARRESTED IN COLORADO, ROBERT BRUCE’S DNA, MATCHED TO DNA FOUND AT 19 VICTIMS’ CRIME SCENES IN CLEVELAND COUNTY, OK AND 6 IN EDMOND (CRIMES FROM 1986 TO 2006)
BRITTANY PHILLIPS, MY BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER,
MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN MURDERED (A PREVENTABLE CRIME)
IF OKLAHOMA TOOK DNA AT ARREST DURING HER LIFE!
10-4-85 TO 10-4-04
2000 SUSPECTS ' DNA HAVE BEEN COMPARED TO HER KILLER’S DNA
LEFT AT CRIME SCENE!
NONE HAVE MATCHED!
***PREVENTABLES CRIMES-A VIOLENT OFFENDER IS ARRESTED NUMEROUS TIMES, FOR MINOR CRIMES BUT BECAUSE DNA IS NOT TAKEN AT ARREST, NEVER HAS THEIR DNA COMPARED TO UNSOLVED/COLD CASES
UNTIL AND ONLY IF THE PERSON GETS CONVICTED,
USUALLY AFTER 10-20 YEARS OF DOING CRIMES***.
THIS IS SHOWS WHAT IS SENT TO CODIS
NUMBERS, NOT THE PHYSICAL DNA SAMPLE
Lab XYZ (these letters represent the state lab’s code)
0012152 (this is a Code for the case number-NAME OF THE PERSON IS NOT SENT 06,09,11,12,10,10,22,24,9.3,10,08,09 These 2 lines are the codes representing the 14
14,14,15,17,17,22,25,12,12,9,10,09,13 pieces analyzed (from the thousands a person has)
kzzz- (This code represents the specific analyst who did the work)
These “profiles” (not the sample) are uploaded to CODIS, our national DNA database.
***COURTS CAN’T CONVICT BY ONLY DNA—DNA IS AN INVESTIGATIVE TOOL-OTHER STRONG, ADDITIVE EVIDENCE MUST PROVE GUILT***
******DNA AT ARREST LESSENS NUMBER OF REPEAT OFFENDERS BY IDENTIFYING CRIMINALS EARLY IN THEIR CAREERS! ***DNA AT ARREST LOWERS NUMBER OF COLD/UNSOLVED CRIMES, AS A SUSPECT’S DNA SAMPLE IS TAKEN AND MATCHES TO DNA FROM A CRIME SCENE BECAUSE RAPIST, OTHER VIOLENT OFFENDERS OFTEN GET ARRESTED FOR 10-20 YEARS BEFORE CONVICTION.
******DNA AT ARREST LOWERS POLICE COSTS BY FEWER HOURS ON CASES.
26 STATES HAVE PASSED DNA AT ARREST LAWS Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont
***MANY COURTS RULED DNA IS NO DIFFFERENT THAN FINGERPRINTS***
1) The purpose is akin to that of a fingerprint". State v. Raines 857 A.2d 19, 33 (Md. 2004) FOR Anderson v. Com, Virginia Supreme Court, No. 062051, 9/14/07, FOR
2) US v. Mitchell, US Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, No. 09-4718, July 25, 2011, FOR
3) Haskell v. Brown,US District Court for Northern District of California,12/23/09, FOR
4)U.S. v. Thomas, US District Court of Western District of New York, 2/14/11, FOR
5)People v. Buza, California Court of Appeals, First District, A125542, 8/4/11,
FOR MORE CASES ON MITCH MORRISEY, DENVER’S DA’S WEBSITE, LISTED BELOW
***IF YOU WANT TO MAKE AN EDUCATED DECISION-READ THESE*** http://www.dfs.virginia.gov/statistics/index.cfm 8399 HITS SINCE 1998 http://www.goccp.maryland.gov/dna/statistics.php www.sccvc.org/.../Chicagos_Study_on_Preventable_Crimes03-04-2008.pdf(chicago)
CONTACT: BRITTANY’S MOTHER Dr. Maggie Zingman 9186292317 email@example.com@aol.com
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Through the undying efforts of Senator Jolley, Oklahoma's DNA at Arrest Bill SB618 was finally heard in the Public Safety Committee and passed through Committee with a 5/0 vote. Of course the ACLU and opponents started spout myths such as "Now Oklahoma will creqate a data base of innocent people's DNA' That statement by the ACLU shows either no understanding of the process of obtaining and cataloguing DNA or it is the ACLU depending on people not questioning what they say. In other words the ACLU thinks people are not smart enough to question the myths they state.
PLEASE READ OUR "CHANCES ARE YOU WON'T FEAR DNA AT ARREST AFTER READING THIS" VISIT OUR DNA PAGES OR www.DNAsaves.org or http://www.denverda.org/DNA/DNA_INDEX.htm for every fact you want to know.
I have spent 6 of the 8.5 years since my daughter's murder, Brittany Phillips (murdered Tulsa 10/4/04) travelling 67000 miles across 46 states on my CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tours. Most people I talked to didn't understand the DNA process (neither did I once) yet after the news stories, or even after I talked to people on the road, they were going "so why aren't we using it???" when I explained how only part of the DNA is used, how these peices don't hold genetic codes, how there are safety factors built into the process, how it can't be used to falsely accuse, etc (BTW the ACLU is behind DNA being used to free the innocent but not to protect women and children -with the primary crimes needing DNA to be solved are the violent ones where 90% of the victims are women and 9 % are children). Please email me with your questions, help us educate the community so they can make their own decisions about whether taking DNA invades their privacy or whether it actually protects it by getting killers off the street early in their carreers not 20 years after killing people. The first year we tried this law in the house Sen. Jolley bloacked it in the senate but then educated himself on it and is now one of its strongest supporters
Saturday, January 5, 2013
DNA AT ARREST SAVES LIVES, DOESN'T HURT LIVES
DNA WAS DESIGNED TO ONLY USE 14 PIECES OF THE THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF PIECES OF DNA EACH PERSON HAS
ONES THAT DONT HOLD GENETIC SECRETS!
ONES THAT DONT HOLD GENETIC SECRETS!
READ ABOUT DNA, DON'T JUST TAKE WHAT I OR SOMEONE TELLS YOU--RESEARCH IT! DO SEARCHES FOR SCIENTIFIC STUDIES ON FORENSIC DNA,
READ TRUE, SCIENCE-BASED ARTICLES
Friday, December 28, 2012
Between now and New Years, if you have read our story, feel our loss, want to do something to help, want to connect, whatever led you to us, whatever had an impact on you, we are glad you are here.
You can never imagine how much it means for surviving families of homicide to know their story touches people.
If you are so moved, make a committment for 2013 to touch someone who may really need it. We will even give you some ideas. Even if you came here in your searches about the Sandy Hook disaster and families losing loved ones to murder, there are ways you can help them but even more so all the other thousands of survivng homicide families.
Brittany was buried on her 19th birthday 10/4/04 after being raped and suffocated in her 2nd story apartmen right next to the highschool she graduated from. This year she would have been 27.
Pledg to yourself and to someone else to help make the world safer. There are so many small chnages that can have a great impact.... from getting your neighborhood to all turn on porchlites to writing a lawmaker about needed law change, check with your local police to learn about families of unsolved or solved homicides or abductions. Help them create an event to educate about the risk of others losing loved ones if there are weaknesses in laws for those caught for those crimes help us chnage the sexual assualt and DNA laws....
Impact the world as you step into 2013. Please remember there are many families that are still living the horror of losing a loved one to homicide, a singular one not a mass shooting. Both are such terrible losses but so mnay of these solitary homicides impact families in isolation. As I have travelled 67000 miles across the country on my CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tours, I have met many of these families who live the path of loss in solitary echoes. Yet their horror needs the same supportas the Sandy Hook families do, but often do not get it because their losses are not as publicized (which draws attention to what has happened.
BRITTANY WAS TAKEN FROM US BUT WE CONTNUE TO BREATH FOR HER. WE CAN ALL BREATH THE WORLD INTO SAFER LIVING THROUGH EACH LITTLE STEP WE TAKE. Touch someone in your community who has experienced such a loss, help us chnage the laws to DNA at Arrest, help us with the next CARAVAN TO CATHC A KILLER tour. Breathe a little breath for Brittany!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Soon after the Sandy Hook tragedy, many are discussing the unexpressed fear a parent, family member; the fear of the impact of experiencing such a senseless loss. Many express new motivation to take action, to do something that will make a difference; that will help these families, others, or even themselves.
YOU CAN DO. SOMETHING
In 2009 15,399 died from murder or negligent homicide, in 2010 14,748 people. 1 -2% of the victims through mass killings (3-4 or more victims). Survivors of all murder/homicide/ missing will walk their lives in a different manner from the 1st day of the loss, on. Others reaching out to help them carry the grief does make a difference. It warms my heart watching the outpouring of people across the world towards the Sandy Hook community.
Yet on my CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tours, I meet thousands of people who lost a loved one to murder/abduction. 50 to 70% of the time, I am one of just a few people who have reached towards them. These people walk an often-solitary path with little community support. Many didn’t receive an out pouring care/concern because their murder had little news coverage. Many shed tears in silence.YOU CAN DO SOMETHING! In a group of 10 people, at least one will know a murder/abduction survivor. During these 2012 holidays touched by national grieving, send care and concern to the Sandy Hook community. Also, reach out to those in your community WHO LOST SOMEONE TO MURDER/ABDUCTION, WHO MAY WALK PATHS OF LOSS ALONE. LET THEM KNOW YOU CARE.
Friday, October 12, 2012
I just spent the last hour trying to get my computer to operate right. It still won't work without hiccups! Of course it decides to malfunction right after I decided to come to our website, and pledge to myself and Brittany that I will recharge, regroup, find some way finacially and emotionally to continue. I didn't want to do this"in public" on facebook (not wanting to look as if begging for support). Here, some may find this blog, this specific one, by chance, but it may also not be seen for days. Thus I feel good knowing I am not just speaking for an audience. I know I have to do this to get myself back on track on my ongoing mission of love and empathy to find Brittany's killer and to help protect other families from such devastating loss. I have to find some way to get back on track after such an emotional loss with our MILES OF TEARS POKER RUN as well as its' financial loss.
I am used to finacial losses, have learned to ride with them especially after Brittany's murder, especially because almost all of the 67000 miles of the 10 CARAVAN TO CATCH A KILLER tours were self funded. I have learned to roll with loss as each of my 3 other fund raising events over the last 4 years, have been hit with a car breakdown with its subsequent car rental, a disrupted ability to publicize, thus small turnouts, all which destroyed any fund raising. I have learned to live without a washer,a dryer, a hot water heater that stays working. I have learned to live without repairs to my house unless I can do it. In return I have been able to travel cross country telling Brittany's story, trying to save lives. And I am okay with this.
But my selfish mind begs "Why...what else do I have to experience after Brittany's murder...haven't I paid my dues?"
I would have been okay with a small turnout. I knew our MILES OF TEARS Poker Run, only in its 1st year, would probably not have a large crowd, probably wouldn't even make back the $500 or so I put into getting the word out, good prizes and treats. BUT EVEN A SMALL CROWD, BY WORD OF MOUTH COULD HELP BUILD THE REPUTATION OF WHAT THE RIDE COULD OFFER. We had great prizes, great raffle items and a small crowd would have lucked out with all the prize material.
What has been confusing to everyone who saw how much promotion we did, is that after 2 months of publicity--posters on the back of the car, posters and flyers at bike shops, gas stations, biker bars, news stories, etc; after great responses from people I met, Christine met, to have NO ONE SHOW WAS DEVASTATING.
It hurt my heart because it felt like after 8 years no one cared about Brittany story. It hurt my heart because it would limit my ability to go on a CARAVAN in January.
ALL I CAN SAY RIGHT NOW IS I AM TRYING TO FIND A WAY BACK. THE HARDEST THING FOR ME TO ACCEPT IS THAT I REALLY DO SO MUCH OF THIS ALONE. THERE ARE A FEW LOYAL SUPPORTERS. I WOULD DIE WITHOUT THEM. I CAN'T EXPECT OTHERS TO BE INVOLVED 24/7 BUT AFTER THE POKER RUN WEEKEND IT FELT LIKE ONLY OUR SMALL CIRCLE OF VOLUNTEERS WERE THE ONES WHO CARED-and all of them were related to Christine Badgwell, my friend and originator of the poker run idea.
I JUST WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE FACE ABOVE DOEES NOT DRAW PEOPLE IN. WHAT AM I DOING TO TAKE AWAY FROM A FACE THAT WOULD BREAK YOUR HEART?
I HAVE LEARNED TO DO SO MUCH OF THIS ALONE BUT TIMES LIKE THE PAST WEEKEND OF HER ANNIVERSARY AND POKER RUN REALLY MAKE ME MISS NOT AT LEAST HAVING SOME ARMS TO CURL INTO AND SAY...."PLEASE TAKE OVER JUST FOR A FEW MOMENTS"
I am sorry Britty. 8 years with a marker like this have knocked the wind out. I will get my breath back soon.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Posted by Maggie at 7:22 PM
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
SOS SOS SOS We thought we had a venue at the end of the Oct 6 Miles of Tears Poker Run but it has fallen through. We are still hoping for the band (s) but we are in need of a space----a filed, parking lot, stage, park, even a yard, somewhere that (hopefully) motorcycles and cars can park. We are still looking for volunteers to help with registration, card stops (for poker hand) and at the end for raffle food etc. Looking for more food donations or money to help with food costs. IF YOU KNEW BRITTANY OR HEARD OUR STORY OR WITH THE PASSING OF THE DAY OF REMEMBERANCE FOR HOMICIDE VICTIMS, THIS IS A CHNACE TO HELP. IF NOTHING ELSE DONATE YOUR TIME BY HELPING DAY OF EVENT OR HELPING US PULL THIS TOGETHER Contact me Maggie at 918 629-2317 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We do have paypal on this website
You can also visit www.facebook.com/mom.missing.brittany
We do have paypal on this website
You can also visit www.facebook.com/mom.missing.brittany