In a stunning interview, former FBI agent Jim Clemente unravels many of the inconsistencies that surround sex abuse cases from Michael Jackson, to Penn State and the Catholic Church, and also goes in depth on the failure of “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
Agent Clemente pulls no punches and speaks with a candor and directness that extends to his own experience as a survivor of abuse that learned to defeat the monsters of society with clear eyes. It is a stunner!
From 1998 until his retirement in October 2009, Jim Clemente was a Supervisory Special Agent in the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit in Quantico, Virginia. He has undergraduate degrees in Chemistry and Philosophy as well as a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law. Clemente was stationed in Guantanamo to consult on interrogation methods and the development of an interrogation plan, but took a public stand against the tactics, saying they violated the US Torture Statute. Clemente is now a Consultant/Writer/Producer for Network Television and Feature Films for the television program “Criminal Minds.” He is a nationally recognized expert in the fields of Sex Crimes Investigations, Sex Offender Behavior, Child Sexual Victimization, and Child Pornography.
00:01 Today on Media Mayhem.
00:30 Introducing Jim Clemente.
02:33 Soundbite politics for a soundbite nation.
05:00 A word on definitions used by the media–”prisoners” become “detainees,” and “torture” becomes “enhanced techniques.”
06:31 “Goofballs,” running the interrogations in the war vs. morale based techniques.
10:35 Has the Bush administration rewritten history on interrogation?
15:25 Looking at Michael Jackson without rose colored glasses.
19:37 The difficulty of prosecuting wealthy vs. poor defendants for sexual abuse.
25:10 Participating in prosecution of his own offender and the myth of compulsive offenders.
28:13 Assessing the Catholic Church scandal and cover-up, a case at a time.
32:58 Stunned witnesses to the Penn State abuse and blaming the victim.
38:40 The Jon Benet Ramsey case and the ridiculous ransom note.
45:49 Working abduction cases and the other 95% that don’t make the news.
47:02 Entertainment programming posing as news.
48:29 Creating a celebrity out of Casey Anthony, and the burden of proving first degree murder.
52:23 What role does social media play in creating victims and solving crimes?
56:30 To Catch a Predator? or not To Catch a Predator? That is the question.
1:00:38 Thanks and Goodbye.