「我離港前到過一間精神科醫院。當時有位病人禮貌地問,一個以作為世上最悠久民主政體而自傲的國家,如何能夠將此地交給一個政治制度非常不同的國家,且既沒諮詢當地公民,又沒給予他們民主的前景,好讓他們捍衞自己的將來。一個隨行同事說,奇怪,香港提出最理智問題的人,竟在精神科醫院。」彭定康 金融時報

“During a visit to a mental hospital before I left Hong Kong, a patient politely asked me how a country that prided itself on being the oldest democracy in the world had come to be handing over his city to another country with a very different system of government, without either consulting the citizens or giving them the prospect of democracy to safeguard their future. Strange, said one of my aides, that the man with the sanest question in Hong Kong is in a mental hospital.”Chris Patten Financial Times

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Thursday, September 03, 2009



蛇竇這幾天討論焦點在美國加州,不是那一發不可收拾的山林巨火,而是一位仁兄,本來是被判了五十年監禁的《性罪犯 Sex Offender》 ,但服刑不久就改為假釋,他在假釋期間,把一位小女孩非法禁錮了十八年,最近才被揭發。

失蹤前的Jaycee Lee Dugard 圖片:CNN.com

失蹤了十八年的小女孩名叫:Jaycee Lee Dugard,多年後的今天,已經是一位廿九歲的婦人,據報導她為一個“性”假釋犯懷了孕,並產下和育有兩個女兒,分別已經十一歲和十五歲。

《CNN》From the time she was an 11-year-old, blue-eyed, freckle-faced blonde until she was a 29-year-old woman with two children, Jaycee Dugard was kept locked away in a backyard compound of sheds and tarps by a couple who police say abducted her.

She was more than 160 miles from home, and her family had no idea where she was.

Nobody else knew she was there except the couple who snatched her off the street in front of her house in South Lake Tahoe, California, in 1991, and took her straight to the soundproof shed, police said.

Dugard's pocket of Phillip and Nancy Garrido's backyard in Antioch, California, was so overgrown no one even knew it existed.

The details about Dugard's time in captivity emerged Thursday after one of Northern California's most enduring mysteries was solved and the Garridos were arrested and accused of her kidnapping.

Anyone who came across the couple's backyard, littered with garbage cans and a dishwasher, would assume that it ended at a 6-foot fence

In it were sheds and tarps, a makeshift bathroom and shower, along with electricity supplied by extension cords. Kollar compared the primitive conditions to camping.

Dugard lived for several years there by herself. The sheds were locked from the outside. She grew up and had her captor's children there, and raised them there.

"None of them have ever been to school, they've never been to a doctor," Kollar said. "They were kept in complete isolation in this compound, if you will, at the rear of the house," he said. "They were born there."

The children, both girls, are now 15 and 11.

《CNN》Last Tuesday(August 29,2009), when Garrido showed up on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley with his two daughters and tried to get permission to hand out literature and speak, Kollar said. He did not know the subject of either the literature or the planned talk.

Police officers "thought the interaction between the older male and the two young females was rather suspicious," so they confronted them and performed a background check on him, Kollar said.

That check revealed that Garrido was on federal parole for a 1971 conviction for rape and kidnapping, for which he had served time in the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas.

The two female police officers contacted Garrido's parole officer, who requested that he appear Wednesday at the parole office. Garrido did just that, accompanied by his wife "and a female named Allissa," Kollar said.

The presence of Allissa and the two children surprised the parole officer, who had never seen them during visits to Garrido's house, Kollar said.

"Ultimately, Allissa was identified as Dugard," Kollar said.

Scott Kernan, undersecretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said Garrido admitted having abducted Dugard.

《CNN》Phillip Garrido and his wife, Nancy, met while he was in a federal prison serving time for abducting a different woman from South Lake Tahoe, California, and holding her captive in a storage unit, Nevada probation and parole officials said Friday.

Details of Phillip Garrido's past began to emerge after he and his wife were charged with crimes relating to the abduction of 11-year-old Jaycee Lee Dugard in 1991 and her captivity in a hidden shed-and-tent compound in the couple's backyard in Antioch, California.

Phillip Garrido, 58, and Nancy Garrido, 54, face 29 felony charges relating to Dugard's kidnapping. They both pleaded not guilty.

Garrido's record as a registered sex offender began with a 1977 conviction on charges of kidnapping and rape of a South Lake Tahoe woman, the Nevada Department of Public Safety's Division of Parole and Probation said in a press release.

The victim was found with Garrido inside a mini warehouse, a type of small storage facility, in Reno. Nevada, according to court documents from Garrido's appeal. She was raped inside the storage unit, according to the documents.

The woman, a 25-year-old casino worker, picked up Garrido at a supermarket near Lake Tahoe on Nov. 22, 1976, after he asked her for a ride. The documents state that when she stopped the car to drop him off, Garrido handcuffed her, bound her legs and neck with a leather strap, and drove off with her to Reno.

Garrido, then 25, "told the victim it wasn't intentional that he had taken her, but that it was her fault because she was attractive," according to the documents.

Garrido served 11 years of a 50-year sentence in Levenworth, Kansas.

被判了五十年監禁的 Phillip Garrido,坐了十一年監就獲得假釋,而多年來假釋官,都沒有發覺 Jaycee Lee Dugard 被 Phillip Garrido 非法禁錮在後園的帳篷內,真是匪夷所思。

還有一個說法,就是被禁錮的 Jaycee Lee Dugard,為了生存,求生的意欲,把自己洗了腦,願意和禁錮者合作,換取生存機會的 Stockholm Syndrome 斯德哥爾摩現象。

【維基百科】Stockholm syndrome is a psychological response sometimes seen in abducted hostages, in which the hostage shows signs of loyalty to the hostage-taker, regardless of the danger or risk in which they have been placed.

失蹤後的 Jaycee Lee Dugard,化名為 Allissa,並為 Phillip Garrido 的印冊公司工作。

《CNN》Customers of the printing company knew her as "Allissa." They spoke to her about graphic design, business cards and fliers, and describe her as professional, polite and responsive.

"She was always good at getting us what we wanted," said Ben Daughdrill, who used to own a junk hauling business. "You got the feeling she was doing all the work."

But "Allissa," authorities say, was really Jaycee Dugard, kidnapped 18 years ago from her home in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Her identity was discovered earlier this week and her alleged kidnappers -- 58-year-old Phillip Garrido, a registered sex offender, and his 55-year-old wife Nancy -- were arrested.

現在警察懷疑另一位在 1988年,失蹤女孩 Michaela Garecht,也是被擄走,並可能不肯就範,已遭遇不幸,被殺害了。在 Phillip Garrido 後園不遠處,發現了骨頭,警察懷疑是人骨,正進行科學分析。

當事人 Jaycee Lee Dugard 及家人還未有出來發言,若 Jaycee 說出,她當年是自己出走,為了逃離母親和繼父監護,反得到 Phillip Garrido 收留,那麼這性假釋犯 Phillip Garrido,就可能開脫擄拐罪,至於令未成年少女懷孕,那就需要當事人證供了。CNN 說會跟進,並將會 interview 她的繼父(這繼父很久以前已和母親分開)。復雜的男女、婚姻、婚外情關係,在美國頗常見,而作為這些人子女者,就是最大的受害者。


《CNN》Phillip Garrido was registered as a sex offender, required to meet with parole officers and fitted with an ankle bracelet to track his movements -- but nothing prevented him from being around children, according to a victims' advocacy group.

Garrido, who is charged with kidnapping and raping Jaycee Lee Dugard -- a young woman who police say lived with her two daughters in a huddle of tents and outbuildings hidden behind Garrido's home -- was arrested last week along with his wife Nancy. Both have pleaded not guilty.

Dugard grew up in the compound and raised the girls, now 11 and 15, that she bore and Garrido fathered, police said. Dugard was abducted in 1991 at age 11.

"Here we have a guy who is essentially under every kind of supervision we allow. Law enforcement had every tool available to them, and [the tools] failed," said Robert Coombs, spokesman for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Garrido "was technically allowed to be around minors," Coombs said, because his parole stemmed from the November 1976 rape of Katie Callaway Hall, who was 25 at the time of the assault.

He was sentenced in 1977 to 50 years at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, for kidnapping, because he abducted Hall in California and transported her across the state line to Reno.

還有在假釋期間 1988 - 1993年間, Phillip Garrido 在 1991年擄走了 Jaycee Lee Dugard, 兩年後的1993年,他曾短暫再被收監,但不久就再得到假釋。這幾個月的不在,Jaycee 並沒有逃脫,是 Phillip 的妻子 Nancy 繼續禁錮著 Jaycee 呢?還是 Jaycee 願意留下呢?

《CNN》In 1993, five years after his release from a Nevada prison, Garrido was jailed on a parole violation, but it's unclear what that offense was. Tom Hutchinson, spokesman for the U.S. Parole Commission, said documents have been requested and should be available later this week.

Garrido was released later that year. The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault's Coombs said Garrido was required to meet regularly with parole officers, who unearthed nothing about Dugard's abduction or Garrido's backyard secrets.

另篇報道則指出原來三年前,即是2006年,已經有人打911報警,說見到有女子和女孩,住在 Phillip Garrido 的後園帳篷內,嘢人懷疑,但警方祇是敷衍了事,連 Phillip Garrido 是一位獲假釋的性罪犯身份,都沒有去查證,故此沒有通知假釋官跟進。

《CNN》Another visit by law enforcement was the direct result of a 2006 call a neighbor made to 911, reporting that women and children were living in tents behind Garrido's house.

Contra Costa County Sheriff Warren E. Rupf said he didn't think the deputy who responded knew at the time that Garrido was a sex offender and the deputy spoke to Garrido in the home's front yard.

"We should have been more inquisitive, more curious and turned over a rock or two," the sheriff said. "We missed an opportunity to bring earlier closure to this situation."

Had Garrido's parole officer spoken to the neighbor who made the 911 call in 2006, authorities might have found Dugard three years earlier,said Robert Coombs, spokesman for the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Girl grew up locked away in backyard sheds CNN
Couple faces 29 felony counts, life in jail in kidnapping CNN
Authorities study bone found near accused kidnapper's home CNN
Missing girl's mom finds hope in California case CNN
E-mails show kidnap victim worked at suspect's business CNN
Monitoring tools failed to reveal Garrido's secret CNN
Stockholm Syndrome 維基百科
Stockholm Syndrome 谷歌搜尋
Jaycee Lee Dugard may have succumbed to "Stockholm Syndrome" telegraph.co.uk
Stockholm Syndrome ~ Patricia Hearst Time


新鮮人 said...


Ebenezer said...


the inner space said...

新鮮兄:樹大有枯枝,我不是凈是彈中國人的劣根性,美國一樣有一塌糊塗的過案。 不過人家擁有較多的新聞自由,美國傳媒可以不斷發掘詳情,甚至批評諷刺政府。 但回看中國,剛剛讀到批評四川豆腐渣工程弊案的一位異見人士,卻被判了十三年監,怎不能令我握腕低首嘆息呢!

我們今個下午在蛇竇再有討論一單”新聞“,是美國紐約州發生的一宗交通意外,可參閱 CNN 一下連結。


《CNN》The attorney for a man whose wife's wrong-way accident killed eight people on New York's Taconic Parkway in July says he will ask authorities to exhume her body to prove she wasn't drinking at the time of the accident.

Dominic Barbera, attorney for Daniel Schuler, told CNN's "Larry King Live" he believes Diane Schuler may have suffered stroke-like symptoms and that a fire after the accident could have turned blood sugar into alcohol.

"I read from the medical autopsy report that there was charring of the body because there was a fire," Barbera said. "And I found -- my doctors found numerous cases where you can actually have sugar in the blood turn into alcohol."

Barbera said Schuler may have had a Transient Ischemic Attack, which produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage.

The Westchester County medical examiner's office found that Schuler, 36, had a blood alcohol level of .19 percent -- more than twice the legal limit -- and had marijuana in her system when she drove a minivan the wrong way on the parkway and ran head-on into an SUV.

Three adults in the SUV were killed in the July 26 crash, as were Schuler and four children she was carrying in the minivan -- her daughter and three nieces. A fifth child, Schuler's son, survived.

A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office, Donna Green, said that the office stands "by the findings of the medical examiner's report."

But Daniel Schuler said he believed the report was wrong.

"I know the truth, what happened, with my wife," he said. "She is not an alcoholic and doesn't drink. She is an outstanding mother."

Barbera and Schuler said they wanted to have the body exhumed for further examinations to prove that the accident was not caused by a drunken driver.

Attorneys for the family of Daniel Luongo, 73, one of the victims in the SUV, rejected the Schuler family's contention.

"The scientific evidence indicates that Diane Schuler was intoxicated and under the influence of marijuana at the time of the crash," they said in a statement.

"Any claims denying her responsibility for this tragedy are wholly unsubstantiated, and the Luongo family finds these claims appalling, offensive and hurtful. They have lost a loved one to a senseless tragedy, and these claims do nothing but add insult to injury."

驗屍結果可能左右其後的保險索償有關事項。駕車的婦人的丈夫要求重開棺木,把老婆條屍掘出來再次復核。 內裡是否暗藏著復雜的巨額金錢厲害關係,警方和驗屍官有沒有牽涉在內呢?

CNN: Attorney to seek wrong-way driver's exhumation

the inner space said...

Ebenezer, 歡迎您的來訪及多謝留言。

這祇是上半集,相信這祇是冰山一角,要看埋下半集。至於續集 sequel, trilogy,三部曲,四部曲,祇要有觀眾、有收視、有興趣,傳媒就會揭發更多、更詳、更盡、更長、更遠的。

exile from hk said...

Do you guys notice that all these creepy psycho sex offenders are middle-aged white men? Creep me out.

Let's face it. This woman may be a closet drinker and pot smoker. We are have secrets, right? I don't believe the husband knows everything about her.

the inner space said...

Exile, welcome in, and thank you for your info.

Frankly speaking I do not and did not keep a list of the sex offenders so I don't know as you have mentioned they are "all middle aged WHITE males".

Regarding "Creep me out", I have searched the online dictionary. I believe you have already taken all precautions to put your lovely kids under safety hands so No worry!

Your comment about the husband may not know all about his wife, eh! it‘s really unbelievable that some americans practicing such kind of husband and wife marriage relationship.

p.s. without proof reading.