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livermorewinelover

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  1. livermorewinelover

    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    This is in reference to the original Stolen Valor of Act which President Bush signed into law. It was very vaguely worded, making it a crime to lie about receiving any medals of valor in any context. This made it a crime to lie about receiving a bronze star or a purple heart while playing darts with a stranger in a bar. The Supreme Court overturned the law because it was seen as an infringement of free speech. In 2013, President Obama signed a new version of the Stolen Valor Act into law, with more specific definitions on what makes this unforgivable fraud a federal crime. The new act says it is illegal to lie about receiving medals of valor in any way that allows the liar to benefit with financial reward, property, goods, etc. from the lie. So, a jerk can lie about getting a Purple Heart in a bar and if people believe him, he's exercising his free speech rights, but basically a jerk. However, if the bar owner says, "your tab is on the house, hero," then he is in violation of the Stolen Valor Act of 2013. https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-bill/258 I have been following Marino's case because he set up a well respected winemaker in Northern Caliornia in 2011. The winemaker met with Marino, believing Marino was a TV producer named John Brown who wanted to do a new show for A&E television based on his winery. The meeting was scheduled in a wine bar and Marino kept ordering glass after glass of wine to make sure his victim was good and drunk. meanwhile, Marino was texting his boss who was watching the bar from outside. When Marino told his boss that the victim was leaving the bar, Marino's boss called in a cop to pull the victim over and arrest him for a DUI. Mafrino was clearly committing an identity fraud crime by claiming to represent a TV network while conspiring with a corrupt police officer and his boss to set the man up for arrest. During one week in January 2011, Marino pulled this same nasty trick on two different men, both of whom were arrested for DUI. Last summer, both men sued the county that employed the police officer who made the arrests, as well as Marino's boss, for a civil rights violation. When the suit was originally filed in 2011, Marino was named as a defendant but he agreed to testify for the plaintiffs and was dropped from the suit. He went under oath to explain his role in the setup and had to answer a LOT of questions under oath. I read the deposition and he admits that he has been lying about receiving Purple Hearts and a Silver Star in his acting auditions. he's quite a smug little jerk about admitting to a federal crime, saying "that's what actors do." (I'm sure DeNiro told Martin Scorsese he won a Purple Heart in Vietnam to get the role in Taxi Driver.) Marino goes on to say that he never makes an effort to correct the record if someone believed that he actually did server his country or suffer injuries in war. His arrogance about being a disgusting liar is astounding...he's very much the kind of person that Joe Kenda describes on the Homicide Hunter show, a self serving liar who has no conscience about committing crimes.
  2. livermorewinelover

    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    Who said that he got the job by auditioning, Lt. Kenda or Marino? With what has come out about Marino lying about being a 9/11 responder or a war hero, I wonder if he told those lies during there casting process. If he lied about getting a medal of valor—which he admitted to doing in the Mitchell Catz DUI trial—and that helped him get the role, he could be prosecuted under the Stolen Valor Act. The guy should be rotting in prison, not going on cruises to pose for pictures with fans of Lt. Kenda
  3. livermorewinelover

    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    Marino's fibbing wasn't just truth stretching, it was deliberate and criminal. He's a disgusting individual who had no problem lying to good people, getting them drunk and letting them drive, knowing they would be arrested by a corrupt police officer. That he escaped prosecution and plays a virtuous police officer on a TV show is outrageous. I would ask Joe Kenda what he misses most about police work and how often he researches current cases, such as that lunatic in Colorado Springs who shot up the Planned Parenthood office a few weeks ago. How did that guy get weapons?
  4. livermorewinelover

    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    Just don't have drinks with Marino, it will lead to very bad things, as it did for two men in Contra Costa County who he set up for DUI arrests while commiting identity fraud crimes and for countless young women who Marino and his boss Chris Butler took advantage of with their kinky "decoy interviews"
  5. livermorewinelover

    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    I remember seeing an interview with Lt. Kenda in which he said that he never yelled at a suspect in an interrogation interview, because it is more intimidating to be cool, calm, collected. If the suspect senses a calm confidence from the interrogator, they are more likely to crack under pressure. The very first time I saw Morino interviewing a suspect on the show, he slammed his hands on the table and screamed, "WHY'D YOU KILL HER?!?!" and I thought, "That actor certainly didn't follow the Joe Kenda method." Later, I saw his name on the credits and I couldn't believe it was the same person who was setting people up to be arrested in the Dirty DUI scandal. I looked him up on Internet Movie Data Base and sure enough it was the same guy. Just incredible that they cast an actual criminal to play a good cop. That's crazy. Is Morino being paid to go on the cruise? If so, does Royal Caribbean know that they are employing an admitted con man?
  6. livermorewinelover

    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    What is the Kenda cruise?
  7. livermorewinelover

    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    The show seems to be built around the real Joe Kenda, his personality, and his memory of all these horrifying cases he had to solve, so the producers probably want Marino's "dialogue" to be muted, almost like background noise to the real Kenda's narration about the case that is being re-enacted. From what I have seen, Marino's lines are irrelevant. He just regurgitates random police lingo at crime scenes and interviewing victim's friends and suspects. It's not a very deep part, although a more experienced actor would have livened the re-enactments up considerably. The reason to wath the show, obviously, is the real Kenda
  8. livermorewinelover

    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    Marino is an absolute creep. He was involved in a bunch of criminal activity in the Bay Area in 2011 and a few years before, a case with the reality show and private investigator and corrupt police officers which got a lot of coverage in the Bay Area. Marino wiggled free of being prosecuted but was very involved in some despicable crimes and cons, including setting up a well known and well liked winemaker to be arrested for DUI. Marino lied to the guy to get him to meet over drinks and set up this elaborate scam to make the victim think he would be featured on a TV show that simply did not exist. The really point was to get the guy to drink enough wine to be over the limit so he would be arrested for DUI. Marino texted his boss when the winemaker was drunk and the boss tipped off a cop on duty. Just horrible. That case received quite a bit of coverage (here) and (here) and here. Actually, it looks as if Marino pulled the same con on another man in addition to the winemaker. There were a whole bunch of other scams Marino was pulling with dirty PI boss as well, really scary stuff. Its good to know that Joe Kenda knows what kind of creep is playing him on the Homicide Hunter show, but mind boggling why such a jerk would get the part in the first place. One would think there are plenty of non-criminal actors who could play the young Kenda more effectively.
  9. livermorewinelover

    Homicide Hunter: Lt. Joe Kenda

    Kenda probably has to say that whenever the actor who plays him on the show opens his mouth. That guy is a full-fledged creep
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