Investigating a Criminal Investigation


by Augustine Tan

The fast pace of the digital age means that we are less inclined to fact-check before accepting a news story as true. At the same time, however, it has given us a tool – i.e. the Internet – to compare news sources and facts to give us a comprehensive view on the same story. The type of news story that will be the focus of this post is crime.

Every crime has more or less the same elements. There are the suspects, evidence, witnesses, motive, etc. As most of us are mere spectators of news events, we may never get the full picture of a crime and its investigation, only a narration told by someone else via the media. This leaves a lot of room for questioning and speculation, not due to lousy reporting, but perhaps because it was covered in such a way as to fulfill a hidden agenda. In this post I shall break down a criminal investigation to its elements and analyze them individually. A sort of investigation on an investigation, if you will.

The Crime – Be it a daylight robbery, an elaborate scam or a sinister conspiracy, the crime is the main event which becomes the focus of the news story. Everything else is secondary. After all, a major crime is remembered for the event itself, not the witness, the suspect (unless he or she is a famous personality) or the weapon used.

The Culprit(s) – Whether or not he or she is identified during the initial investigation, one thing is certain: only the culprit knows that he or she is guilty of committing the crime. As such, the culprit will find ways to cover up the evidence and avoid the authorities for as long as possible, or else turn himself or herself in or get caught. The culprit may have the help of one or more accomplices.

The Suspect(s) – Believed to be the most likely culprits, the suspects are detained to assist in the investigation. Some are accused against their will, claiming to be innocent with an alibi to back it up.

The Victim(s) – Murdered, conned or just unlucky, the victim is just as important as the culprit. A deceased victim’s body may yield clues to the culprit, such as wounds, DNA traces and physical evidence. A live victim will be able to give a testimony to the investigators so as to give them a clearer picture on what had happened during the crime and other relevant details. Even if the victim is missing, his or her background may provide some clues to establish a connection between him or her and the culprit.

The Witness(es) – If the crime had been committed in the presence of other people, a witness will have to come forward to give their testimony. A witness may not necessarily provide enough information to connect all the dots, he or she will at least have a version of events told in his or her perspective. Even so, a fake witness could possibly be planted to mislead the investigators.

The Scene of the Crime – Besides providing important clues, the scene of the crime ties in with some questions like “Why was the crime committed here?” or “Have the victim and witness known each other for them to meet at this location?”

The Evidence – Like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, the evidence is vital to piecing together the information needed to form the bigger picture. The evidence is used to establish that an event or occurrence had taken place, allowing the investigators to exclude any unlikely possibilities and present the most possible series of events and details. However, evidence can be tampered with or destroyed, making it harder for the investigators to link the separate pieces of information.

The Motive – A key question asked by detectives is “Cui bono?“(Who benefits?) The motive must be established to make certain that the culprit had a reason to commit the crime. Without a motive, the investigators will be hard-pressed to point the finger at any of the suspects.

With the amount of news that bombards us each day, it becomes increasingly imperative that we question the news we receive and do our own research. The mainstream media will never admit to knowing that an event is completely staged or a false flag. It is up to us to decide what is true and what is mere propaganda to warn others of the elite’s plans.


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