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Post  interested on Thu 2 Feb - 2:35

Sorry, I can't "do" links. Please refer on-line to "Women In Crime Ink" for " Press Release: Cease and Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann, parents of Missing Madeleine McCann". (Wednesday, February 1, 2012). I suspect this is the "news" we have been expecting from Pat Brown and her lawyer. I hope and pray the press in the U.K. pick up this 'press release'.

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Post  interested on Thu 2 Feb - 2:57

You may also want to refer to Pat Brown's Twitter (on-line) also "Results for #Madeleine McCann" additional "tweets" on the same site.

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Re: Cease and Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann

Post  Autumn on Thu 2 Feb - 3:43


Thanks Interested, sounds like an interesting development.


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012

Press Release: Cease-and-Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann, parents of Missing Madeleine McCann
PRESS RELEASE


Gerry and Kate McCann, parents of the missing Madeleine McCann, find themselves for the first time at the other end of a potential legal action. Top defense attorney, Anne Bremner, counsel to the Friends of Amanda Knox and the families of Rebecca Zahau and Susan Cox Powell, has issued a cease-and-desist letter (content posted below) on behalf of American criminal profiler Pat Brown whose book, Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann was removed from sale by Amazon following a claim by the McCanns that the book was defamatory. In recent years, the McCanns have instructed their solicitors, Carter-Ruck, to send numerous cease-and-desist letters to people who have publicly questioned their possible involvement in their daughter’s disappearance nearly five years ago while on family holiday in Portugal.

Next week on February 8th, retired solicitor Tony Bennett faces English prison as the McCanns’ fight to shut down his efforts to bring focus to aspects of the missing child case that point to the parents’ possible involvement. Also, the McCanns have sued the detective on their daughter’s case, Dr. Goncalo Amaral, for libel and have had his book, Truth of the Lie, pulled off the worldwide market. The trial is scheduled in Portugal for April. Now, Pat Brown has fought back for the cause of freedom of speech and justice, alleging that the McCanns have interfered with her right to conduct business and have damaged her professional reputation with their successful removal of her book from sale. On Monday, Pat will leave for Portugal to continue her quest for truth and justice in the case of Madeleine McCann. The Find Madeleine Campaign operated by Gerry and Kate McCann has spent some 2.5 million pounds on the supposed search for their daughter, Madeline, who vanished in Praia da Luz, Portugal while on vacation with the family nearly five years ago and come up empty handed. Since last May, a 37-man team headed up by Scotland Yard has spent 1.5 million pounds on salaries plus many more pounds following up supposed leads with no sign of success. Altogether, four million pounds has been forked out to locate a missing child with zero results. What, then, does American criminal profiler Pat Brown hope to accomplish with her two week trip to Portugal, beginning next week on February 6, with her small band of assistants and a few hundred euros of her own money?
She could find the truth. She could find Madeleine. She could find nothing but at least she won’t be costing the taxpayers millions or draining the pocketbooks of kindhearted donators chasing useless leads.

Pat Brown will be following up on the theory she purported in her Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann, her eBook which was pulled by Amazon at the request of the British solicitors Carter-Ruck on behalf of Gerry and Kate McCann. Amazon was told the book was defamatory in spite of the fact Ms. Brown clearly stated facts in the case, developed a theory based on those facts, and repeated numerous times that she makes no claim that the McCanns are guilty of any involvement in their daughter’s disappearance (other than leaving three children unattended night after night in the resort apartment). Since Gerry McCann clearly stated during the Levinson hearing, “I strongly believe in freedom of speech” and “I don't have a problem with somebody purporting a theory,” it is difficult to understand why the McCanns wanted the book to be repressed except that it was selling well and that the theory she presented was being considered credible by a number of readers.

During her trip to Portugal, Pat Brown will study the town of Praia da Luz and environs, reconstruct the crime, and examine possible locations as to where Madeleine might have been taken, dead or alive. If she discovers evidence to support a theory other than the one that was the focus of her book, she will pursue that information. She is looking forward to meeting with Dr. Goncalo Amaral, the ex-detective on the McCann case. Meanwhile, it is her hope and that of her lawyer, Anne Bremner, that the McCanns rethink their actions regarding the Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann and instruct their solicitors to have Amazon return the book to the market (now available at Smashwords and Barnes & Noble online).



For interviews and media appearances, please contact:

Pat Brown
The Pat Brown Criminal Profiling Agency


http://womenincrimeink.blogspot.com/


GO GET EM PAT!!!!!!!!



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Post  dutchclogs on Thu 2 Feb - 4:15

Well thats made my day THANKS PAT

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Re: Cease and Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann

Post  Annabel on Thu 2 Feb - 5:40


http://www.amazon.com

This was quite a surprise to Pat Brown as she had never received any communications from the McCanns nor their solicitors concerning any defamatory material in this book nor had she ever received any communication concerning any defamatory material in her blogs on the case she has posted online at The Daily Profiler over the last four years. As Ms. Brown is an analyst of evidence, she is careful to not state anything as a fact that is not a fact and to clearly state what is a hypothesis or a theory as opposed to proof. She has publicly and repeated explained to anyone reading her analyses of crime that criminal profiling is a methodology which explores the possible and theoretical scenarios that might be considered as logical based on evidence connected with the crime - forensic, linguistic, or behavioral. Any findings resulting from investigative tools which are not acceptable in certain courts of law (such as cadaver dogs or polygraphs) are noted as suitable for speculation, but not as solid proof of anyone’s guilt or involvement in criminal activities. Criminal profiling itself is an investigative tool and not a finding of guilt as Pat Brown clearly notes in her book.

Due to the speculative, if analytical, nature of Deductive Criminal Profiling, the methodology used by Pat Brown, she was careful to repeat numerous times throughout her publication that she was not accusing the McCanns of being involved in any crime or in the disappearance of their daughter, Madeleine. She was clearly only “purporting a theory” and exercising “free speech,” both manners of communication Gerry McCann stated he strongly supported under oath at the Leveson Inquiry on November 23, 2011 in London:

I would like to emphasise that I strongly believe in freedom of speech, but where you have people who are repeatedly carrying out inaccuracies and have been shown to do so, then they should be held to account. That is the issue. I don't have a problem with somebody purporting a theory, writing fiction, suggestions, but clearly we've got to a stage where substandard reporting and sources, unnamed, made-up, non-verifiable, are a daily occurrence.” Gerry McCann

As Pat Brown also believes in free speech and the right to purport a theory, it would seem she and Gerry McCann are in agreement that any work that purports a theory as opposed to false statements of fact is acceptable under freedom of speech. Pat Brown’s Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann opens up discussion of what happened to the McCann’s daughter, further stimulating interest in the case, and keeping Madeleine in the minds of the public. As the McCanns claim this is what they want, Pat Brown’s book is in accordance with this desire. In fact, it is the McCanns themselves who have clearly encouraged massive interest and speculation on this case. Pat Brown is in no way, therefore, infringing on any wish to keep talk about the case to a minimum.

By speaking and writing out quite often and in such a high profile manner, the McCanns have succeeded in making Madeleine McCann the most well-known missing child in modern history (since the Lindbergh baby in 1932). They have stimulated debate worldwide as to what happened to Madeleine. They have publicly purported their own theories; that someone took Madeleine because they wanted to raise a child, that she is being held captive in a sex ring, and that a pedophile had taken her. They have publicly disclosed many details of the case and repeatedly told their version of what occurred before, during, and after the disappearance of the daughter. They have discussed their emotions, behaviors, and opinions. Pat Brown is carrying on that discussion.

Utmost of importance in the entire matter, is the handling and funding of child abduction cases, the prevailing attitudes toward these crimes, and the future of catching child predators. Because the victims are so young and innocent, missing children are among the most publicized cases in the world. In the last three decades with the increase of the Internet and the 24-hour news cycle, awareness of child sex predators and stranger child abduction has radically increased fears of parents that their child will be taken and murdered. In reality, stranger abduction continues to be exceedingly rare for children of Madeleine’s age. Regardless, the paranoia that is engendered when a small child goes missing is a great stress to the community, the police, and resources. Therefore, it is extremely important that each and every case be properly analyzed and understood so that wrong ideas aren’t promulgated and funding and efforts are wasted investigating such crimes improperly. Each child that goes missing is a terrible tragedy for the parents, siblings, relative, friends, and community. Pat has great empathy for any family of a missing child and, most of all, compassion for the innocent young person who has suffered abuse, terror, sexual assault, and, possibly, an early death at the hands of others.

We are requesting that you respect Pat Brown’s right to free speech and to purport a theory as Gerry McCann has stated is not a problem for him. We request that the claim of libel be retracted for the Profile of the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann and the book permitted to be returned for sale at Amazon.

Regards,

Anne M. Bremner

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Re: Cease and Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann

Post  Annabel on Thu 2 Feb - 6:10

Isabel Duarte doesn't work for Carter-Ruck. She has nothing to do with the action against the book.

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Re: Cease and Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann

Post  gillyspot on Thu 2 Feb - 6:38

Looks like the pointless tweets have already started

@ProfilerPatB
Good morning, UK! Press Release: Cease and Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann http://t.co/RGrWMCjS #MadeleineMcCann #McCann

Response:

ModNrodder Deuce
@ProfilerPatB So it is all about your contempt of the McCann s and not about Madeleine at all. #McCann

ModNrodder Deuce
@ProfilerPatB The police welcome evidence. Not theories, especially theories from people who have chips on shoulders. #McCann

Just how many "Cease & Desist Letters have the McCanns issued for some to dare comment on that?

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Re: Cease and Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann

Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 2 Feb - 7:55

gillyspot wrote:Looks like the pointless tweets have already started

@ProfilerPatB
Good morning, UK! Press Release: Cease and Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann http://t.co/RGrWMCjS #MadeleineMcCann #McCann

Response:

ModNrodder Deuce
@ProfilerPatB So it is all about your contempt of the McCann s and not about Madeleine at all. #McCann

ModNrodder Deuce
@ProfilerPatB The police welcome evidence. Not theories, especially theories from people who have chips on shoulders. #McCann

Just how many "Cease & Desist Letters have the McCanns issued for some to dare comment on that?

Pointless and meaningless tweets! Anyone who does not agree with the McCanns has contempt for them or has a chip on their shoulder!? Oh dear! Pat is going to stir up a sh*t storm from the lower end of the IQ spectrum!

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Post  tigger on Thu 2 Feb - 8:07

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2095197/Met-Police-review-Madeleine-McCann-abduction-cost-taxpayer-2m-year.html

The tide is turning!!! Take note of the comments.

If TM are losing the DM, they are going to lose middle England and now Pat Brown's Cease and Desist !

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Post  the slave on Thu 2 Feb - 9:25

Just given them my tuppence worth. I'm not holding my breath ...

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Re: Cease and Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann

Post  pennylane on Thu 2 Feb - 9:32

Go Pat Brown, go Tony Bennett, go Goncalo Amaral!

God bless you and keep you strong in your struggle against tyranny and injustice.

Bravo to the courageous ones!

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Post  Krisy22 on Thu 2 Feb - 9:38

pennylane wrote:Go Pat Brown, go Tony Bennett, go Goncalo Amaral!

God bless you and keep you strong in your struggle against tyranny and injustice.

Bravo to the courageous ones!



Well said Pennylane... my thoughts also.

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Post  margaret on Thu 2 Feb - 9:40

Gerry and Kate McCann has spent some 2.5 million pounds on the supposed search for their daughter, Madeline

I loved this bit.

Welcome to the rest of your lives Kate and Gerry, if the Met whitewash this review libel and counter libel will be your future from now on, and sooner or later your money will run out - what then.....?




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Post  jd16 on Thu 2 Feb - 9:42

Krisy22 wrote:
pennylane wrote:Go Pat Brown, go Tony Bennett, go Goncalo Amaral!

God bless you and keep you strong in your struggle against tyranny and injustice.

Bravo to the courageous ones!



Well said Pennylane... my thoughts also.

Mine too

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Post  jd16 on Thu 2 Feb - 9:44

I hope and pray the press in the U.K. pick up this 'press release'

Promoting themselves so proudly as a free and unbiased press media...This is exactly what they should be reporting in all their rags today. I suspect there will be nothing and at best a little column on page 10 somewhere

Who said this scam wasn't corrupted!

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Re: Cease and Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann

Post  marxman on Thu 2 Feb - 9:58

"I am just a poor boy and my stories
seldom told" La la la!
I just get soo frustrated that this sham,
this scam this blight on humanity and
natural justice keeps going on and on and
on!
I say to Kate and Gerry... Cease and Desist!
This really can't continue.

Sorry rant over

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Re: Cease and Desist Letter issued to Gerry and Kate McCann

Post  pennylane on Thu 2 Feb - 10:39

marxman wrote:"I am just a poor boy and my stories
seldom told" La la la!
I just get soo frustrated that this sham,
this scam this blight on humanity and
natural justice keeps going on and on and
on!
I say to Kate and Gerry... Cease and Desist!
This really can't continue.

Sorry rant over

I think it's high time the gruesome twosome were

Laying low..... seeking out the poorer quarters where the ragged people go


lie la lie

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Post  wjk on Thu 2 Feb - 12:41

WOW!!
Well done Pat!!!

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Post  LJC on Thu 2 Feb - 14:29

Gerry McCann: I would like to emphasise that I strongly believe in freedom of speech, but where you have people who are repeatedly carrying out inaccuracies and have been shown to do so, then they should be held to account. That is the issue. I don't have a problem with somebody purporting a theory, writing fiction, suggestions, but clearly we've got to a stage where substandard reporting and sources, unnamed, made-up, non-verifiable, are a daily occurrence.” Gerry McCann

When has Pat Brown used substandard sources for her work? When has she made up non-verifiable facts? I have not read everything that PB has written on this case but perhaps someone else can tell me if she has ever used unknown sources for her work, ever written anything that is substandard reporting, ever made up a fact.

If it is a daily occurrence, then its not Pat, who does not write about this case on a daily basis. If the McCanns are fed up with inaccurate and substandard reporting using unknown made up sources, which occurs daily, why don't they target the people who do it daily?

Is it because the people who post on forums each and every day since Madeleine disappeared are so poor they are not worth pursuing,or is the use of the words daily occurrence by Gerry inaccurate and substandard?

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Post  jd16 on Thu 2 Feb - 14:31

Gerry McCann: I would like to emphasise that I strongly believe in freedom of speech, but where you have people who are repeatedly carrying out inaccuracies and have been shown to do so, then they should be held to account

Dearest gerry, by your own admission this applies to your statements and RI's too then does it not?

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Post  Keela on Thu 2 Feb - 14:35

Just shows what a good command of the English language our Gerry has. What exactly does " repeatedly carrying out inaccuracies" mean. You can repeat inaccuracies but how do you carry them out?

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Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 2 Feb - 14:42

Keela wrote:Just shows what a good command of the English language our Gerry has. What exactly does " repeatedly carrying out inaccuracies" mean. You can repeat inaccuracies but how do you carry them out?

Another one! How do you 'purport,' a theory? Purport is an intransitive verb: it does not take a direct object. You can purport to be something or purport to do something, e.g., Gerry McCann purports to be a native speaker of English.

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Post  Claudia79 on Thu 2 Feb - 14:44

AnnaEsse wrote:
Keela wrote:Just shows what a good command of the English language our Gerry has. What exactly does " repeatedly carrying out inaccuracies" mean. You can repeat inaccuracies but how do you carry them out?

Another one! How do you 'purport,' a theory? Purport is an intransitive verb: it does not take a direct object. You can purport to be something or purport to do something, e.g., Gerry McCann purports to be a native speaker of English.

He also purports to be a father!

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Post  Keela on Thu 2 Feb - 14:44

AnnaEsse wrote:
Keela wrote:Just shows what a good command of the English language our Gerry has. What exactly does " repeatedly carrying out inaccuracies" mean. You can repeat inaccuracies but how do you carry them out?

Another one! How do you 'purport,' a theory? Purport is an intransitive verb: it does not take a direct object. You can purport to be something or purport to do something, e.g., Gerry McCann purports to be a native speaker of English.


He also purports to be a caring father, this has been disproved! Claudia, you monkey! you beat me to it!

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Post  Claudia79 on Thu 2 Feb - 14:45

Keela wrote:
AnnaEsse wrote:
Keela wrote:Just shows what a good command of the English language our Gerry has. What exactly does " repeatedly carrying out inaccuracies" mean. You can repeat inaccuracies but how do you carry them out?

Another one! How do you 'purport,' a theory? Purport is an intransitive verb: it does not take a direct object. You can purport to be something or purport to do something, e.g., Gerry McCann purports to be a native speaker of English.


He also purports to be a caring father, this has been disproved!

Keela, great minds and all that!

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