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Unruly Comments Above
Tue Aug 15, 2017 06:20

First of all a public apology is called for to the Schonfeld family for the above post. He was a thoroughly professional M.D. and psychiatrist who donated his time towards solving the greatest crime in history, and cheap name-calling should have no place in discussions of the doctor.

Condon is continually brought up in part because of his unusual choice of the Bronx Home news as his method of publicizing his offer to the kidnapper of Cherlie Lindbergh. The News really wasn't an unusual choice for Jafsie at all. He lived there, in the Bronx, and had dealings with the paper many times and for many years. It was a natural choice, and it worked.

What was intriguing however, about deciphering the notes and contacts JFC had with the kidnapper, were the amazing conclusions which Dr. Schonfeld arrived at by his deductions. He picked a location for what was determined to be the "wolf's lair" which was just a few miles from Richard Hauptmann's house! The Doctor predicted that an analysis of automobile records from that area would find the "German" (as he called the kidnapper) who was responsible for the crime, and he was right - except that the analysis was never done. He concluded with a surprisingly accurate description of Hauptmann in part due to eyewitnesses, and what may have well been Richard's ongoing tribulations.

So the amazing characters of the Lindbergh Crime were Detective Finn and Doctor Schonfeld. Everybody else just got all the publicity.

I personally do not agree with the Freudian side of psychiatry, calling everybody a homosexual or a lesbian. If that's the life they choose - that's their problem, not true-crime 101.

  • reilly and condonbob mills for sue and forum, Mon Jul 31 11:43
    Reilly must have sensed that Condon knew more than he let on, specifically that the kidnapping was a mob operation, not a lone-wolf escapade by Hauptmann. Not that Reilly was particularly perceptive, ... more
    • Unruly Comments Above — Jack, Tue Aug 15 06:20
      • unruly comments?bob mills for jack, Wed Aug 16 15:59
        Jack, I presume you're referring to my choice of words when I called Schonfeld a "quack." Schonfeld never once met Hauptmann. He never spoke to him on the telephone. Yet he drew a mental picture of a ... more
        • RespectJack, Thu Aug 17 06:28
          I would think that you, Bob Mills, who in the past have been in a position which deserved respect, though perhaps not any more, would think before you tossed unfavorable and of course ridiculous... more
          • respect?bob mills for jack, Thu Aug 17 10:18
            Professionals, Jack? Does the term "professional" automatically attach to someone in a profession? Or should the word be reserved for those who ACT professional? I think most people would prefer the... more
      • Re: Unruly Comments AboveGuest, Wed Aug 16 13:40
        Jack, Jack, Jack, what are we to do with you? Me thinks you need to go back to that bowling ally and get your as●●● kicked again,,,, JMHO
        • BAJack, Thu Aug 17 06:21
          Nothing happened at the bowling alley. I wonder if you commenters even read the posts. I told a guy I'd bowl him one game for $ 500 and wouldn't take his check. Would you? If you would you're pretty... more
    • Condon & the Bronx Home NewsSue for Bob Mills, Mon Jul 31 22:28
      Perhaps Jafsie DID know of an active plot in the Bronx. After all... Condon was known as "The Grand Old Man of the Bronx." The Bronx News was a paper that ONLY dealt with news that came out of the... more
      • accuracyAnonymous, Sun Aug 20 15:55
        "Condon's [verbal] statement was soon published in the Bronx Home News." Condon's "statement" was actually a Letter to the (Ass't) Editor (Coleman) of the BHN (whom he knew personally). He had... more
      • coincidencesbob mills for sue and forum, Tue Aug 1 12:28
        "If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, etc..." Sue, you've done far more research than I have on the LKC. But what first drew me to the case were the amazing "coincidences" that surrounded ... more
        • Re: coincidencessteve for bob, Thu Aug 3 09:42
          hi bob I have the fbi files on baker I think he was cleared
          • baker, geissler, and myra condonbob mills for steve and forum, Mon Aug 7 12:32
            Steve, my understanding is that they couldn't prove Baker laundered the money because the bank teller couldn't remember what "J./J. Faulkner" looked like (or was afraid to get involved). Then it... more
            • correctionbob mills for steve and forum, Mon Aug 7 12:57
              Upon checking my notes I find that Carl Geissler actually worked with Ralph Hacker, Jafsie Condon't son-in-law. Hacker was married to Myra (nee Condon). Sorry for the error.
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