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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sociopaths Profile Their Potential Victims

From the article "Marked for Mayhem" found in Psychology Today  
"...Criminals, like their victims, come in all varieties, but researchers have found that they don't choose their victims randomly. There's a reason FBI agents begin crime investigations by creating profiles of victims. It's because the identity of victims—particularly if there are several victims with differing characteristics—helps investigators determine whether a criminal is targeting a specific kind of person or choosing victims opportunistically.    In the field of victimology, one of the central concepts is that of the "risk continuum"—there are degrees of risk for a type of crime based on your career, lifestyle, relationships, movements, and even personality, aspects of which are manifest in your behavior and demeanor. Some factors that make people potential victims are obvious—flashing wads of cash, wearing expensive jewelry, walking alone on back streets. Others are subtler, including posture, walking style, even the ability to read facial expressions.    The cues add up to what David Buss terms "exploitability." An evolutionary psychologist at the University of Texas, Buss is examining a catalogue of traits that seem to invite some people to exploit others. There's cheatability (cues you can be duped in social exchange), sexual-exploitability (cues you can be sexually manipulated), as well as mugability, robability, killability, stalkability, and even sexual-assaultability. "As adaptations for exploitation evolved, so did defenses to prevent being exploited—wariness toward strangers, cheater-detection sensitivities, and possibly anti-rape defenses," explains Buss. "These defenses, in turn, created selection pressure for additional adaptations for exploitation designed to circumvent victim defenses. This co-evolutionary arms race can continue indefinitely."  
And from the book:
Pages 6 and 7: "...According to the current bible of psychiatric labels, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV of the American Psychiatric Association, the clinical diagnosis of "antisocial personality disorder" should be considered when an individual possesses at least three of the following seven characteristics: (1) failure to conform to social norms; (2) deceitfulness, manipulativeness; (3) impulsivity, failure to plan ahead; (4) irritability, aggressiveness; (5) reckless disregard for the safety of self or others; (6) consistent irresponsibility; (7) lack of remorse after having hurt, mistreated, or stolen from another person.  The presence in an individual of any three of these "symptoms," taken together, is enough to make many psychiatrists suspect the disorder.     Other researchers and clinicians, many of whom think the APA's definition describes simply "criminality" better than true "psychopathy" or "sociopathy," point to additional documented characteristics of sociopaths as a groups.  One of the more frequently observed of these traits is a glib and superficial charm that allows the true sociopath to seduce other people, figuratively or literally--a kind of glow or charisma that, initially, can make the sociopath seem more charming or more interesting than most of the normal people around him.  He or she is more spontaneious, or more intense, or somehow more "complex," or sexier, or more entertaining than everyone else.  Sometimes this "sociopathic charisma" is accompanied by a grandiose sense of self-worth that may be compelling at first, but upon closer inspection may seem odd or perhaps laughable."  ("Someday the world will realize how special I am," or "You know that after me, no other lover will every do.")     In addition, sociopaths have a greater than normal need for stimulation, which results in their taking frequent social, physical, financial or legal risks.  Characteristically, they can charm others into attempting dangerous adventures with them, and as a group they are know for their pathalogical lying and conning, and their parasitic relationships with "friends..."..." 

it is clear to me, that the person who tricked me into giving up everything I owned and moving to Tucson, and the person who keeps on lying to courts in documents (one reason is to be more believable to his current victim/accessory) is what I believe him to be, a sociopath. At this time I am grappling with working on my appeal to the federal court in Chicago and as I stated in my request for more time, it is a very painful process.  Reading the many, many lies he told and deciding with ones to attack with documents, in order to supplement the trial court record is very painful.   Re-living the pain is hard.

The pieces fit together like the plot of a mystery novel.  My plan is to pull them all together for the book.  An example of pieces fitting is when he ran to the Sangamon County Court (public information) to drop the divorce from the second bigamous marriage to Kathy Warren West (now Haynes).  Later, the Springfield police spoke to Kathleen Callahan's friend in NY state, Arthur Vogel, who told them that Kathleen had fled Springfield, after being beaten up by Mr. West, and her life threatened.  That prompted the police to do a well-check, but by then the bruises had faded and Ms. Callahan lied (Later Mr. West was charged with hurting her again).  Arthur Vogel told myself, Janet Makinen, and the Springfield Police Department that Kathleen had been harmed by Mr. West, but that she had a falling out with her family, again, and left a note saying she knew she was making a mistake, but that she was going back to Springfield.  How do you think Kathy Warren West (now Haynes) felt about that?  Running back to court with him to drop the divorce, only for Kathleen to be allowed back to Springfield after she agreed to "obey" him by writing lies to the court about me having called her, when I NEVER called her!  I didn't even have her phone number.  Arthur Vogel said that Kathleen reported to him that Dean West told her she had better do what he demanded or he would kill her and no one would find the body.  Compliance.  He wanted that from me too, and every one of us victims.

Kathy Warren West (now Haynes) later filed for divorce and it is public record that Mr. West agreed to owing her over 11 thousand dollars to be paid off in piddly little $130.00 a month payments!  And that is not even the full amount he extracted from her since their meeting in 2006!  There are thousands more she may never see.  So, again, Kathy Warren suffers financially. The As I stated before, she did stand up to Mr. West early on.  That is evident in public records of police reports, protection order pleadings and even a pleading of a Motion to Show Cause for Contempt.  She told me, and Mr. West told me, that she and her sister, Carol Ersery-Warren, former director of The Encyclopedia Foundation, had gone to the Sangamon County State's Attorney's office, at the recommendation of the judge at the Contempt hearing in Spring, 2008.  Kathy told me in a telephone conversation, that she was turned away by the prosecutor's office, told that they should seek the advice of a private attorney.  What she should have been directed to do was make a police report of the alleged fraud.  But, so goes the begging off by those who are put in power to enforce the laws of people who are too poor to hire an attorney, but are considered victims of what are being called "civil" crimes.  Check the criminal codes.  Ohio and Illinois have fraud statutes in the criminal codes.  Within the court records and police reports from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, can be found the evidence that Dean West allegedly blackmailed his victim there to sign a document, along with her sister, in order to create a South Dakota foundation.

Is it any coincidence that Mr. West talked Kathy Warren and her sister into creating a S. Dakota foundation in Illinois?  No, for in the Sioux Falls charges against him, there was alleged that a call had been made by Mr. West, to the victims in S. Dakota, where there was a stalking restraining order against him, letting Lori McNealy know that he had the house.  They thought, according to the police reports, that it meant that he had found the out of state whereabouts of Dr. McNealy, whose life he had allegedly threatened, but I put the pieces together.  The likely purpose, of filing of the foundation papers for The Encyclopedia Foundation in S. Dakota, was that he had every intention of going back, even though there were restraining orders against him.   He always has a back-up plan, usually involving another woman on the back burner.  So, meanwhile, from that same time period, the Springfield police have been given evidence and the names of witnesses who helped a woman name Martha from Holland, whom Mr. West tricked into relocating from Holland.  He had already married Kathy Warren, but allegedly left Martha stranded at a Springfield Hotel after their meeting.  I spoke to Jehovah's Witnesses who remember helping her, a practicing Jehovah's Witness, get back home.  A couple of internet witnesses have confirmed to law enforcement of how Mr. West openly courted Martha in an online Jehovah's Witness discussion group on the old MSN Groups.  Working on the book is helping bring it all together, for anyone who knows what I know, sees it my way.  Law enforcement, for a variety of reasons I have discussed in this and other blog posts, has fallen short, way short, with regard to these matters. 

As for my state?  Ashtabula County Prosecutor Thomas Sartini directed me to file a lawsuit myself against Mr. West for the fraud.  Ha!  I am not really competent to put on a lawsuit!  I am a disabled American with PTSD!  The fact that I am not competent to perform as my own attorney was made even clearer at the hearing on my Motion for Relief from Judgment in Sangamon County Court in October.  The judge, Otwell, was very interested in what the phone records would affirm.  Instead of seeing that as a cue as to what avenue I should effectively pursue in the hearing, I couldn't sort it all out.  I can't process that fast.  So, feeling "inept" as I stated, I withdrew my petition.  Then when Mr. West tried to go forward on his, he was smacked down with the US Constitution by Judge Otwell, and I was thinking, "Damn, I would have won!"   I did win, but not in the most effective and self-protecting way.  And NOT being a sociopath, and having the problems I do, I do not always fight for my own long-term best interest.  Mr. West knows the weaknesses of the women he has prayed upon, even Kathy Warren's seeming need to "just get along."    As the start of this blog post indicates, and as the forensic evidence in my possession can prove (court documents, police reports, conversations with other victims) sociopaths profile their victims.  I have told the police, the FBI and the prosecutors, in writing, mostly by fax, that Mr. West chooses certain kinds of victims, who he knows will take it, and even go along with their own duping, with violent acts being committed against them, and with being complicit at times in his deceptions, which usually serve to protect him from what he did to the last victims.  Add to this the sociobiological drive women have to compete with one another for the alpha male, and you have the makings of the sick, sordid, psychodramas and criminal acts which have come from the relationships.  

Women, protect yourselves, because as teaches, there isn't much help out there for you in law enforcement.  The FBI in Painesville told me, and I have that one on tape, that the fraud aspect, which is in their jurisdiction, has to be over 100 grand for them to even get involved!   Low-level, low-flying sociopaths like this one, fly under the radar, because he learned long ago, that poor, crazy women don't matter as much to the powers that be.  Rondi Eldridge, one of his Alaska victims, wrote in her protection order pleading (public information) that Dean West told her that since she was on SSI, no one would help her or take her seriously in her accusations of violent behavior from him.  His first wife told me he was trained by the Airforce on the best way to use physical aggression without showing bruising.  Sick huh?  Even the U. S. Airforce ended up enabling him in the end!

 To view some of the police reports made against Mr. West, look under "Links Worth Clicking" in the left column of this blog.  I haven't posted all I have in my possession.  Also, he was a self-proclaimed hobo who lived in every state but Hawaii for about ten years so there are likely other police reports and marriages out there. 

THIS blog post is not complete at this time.  Check back for more to be added for I am going to use it to help me get through a difficult task this week.  
Some of the people discussed on this blog are or have been supposed directors of what have been purported to be charitable foundations, The Myria Foundation, and The Encyclopedia Foundation, and so are public figures subject to public scrutiny of their character. I was a duped into becoming involved, first as a "director" of The Encyclopedia Foundation and then as a "Founding Director" of The Myria Foundation, which I co-created, verifiable with the Illinois Secretary of State's office. I paid to incorporate The Myria Foundation and I have a legal right to discuss it. This is MY life, and I am a witness to and victim of crimes no one seems to want to do anything about (though last I knew there is an open criminal case against him in Sangamon County). I have over 2 feet of documents and hours of wav. files to back me up and the alleged illegal behaviors I write about here have been reported to the FBI, the Attorney General's office in Illinois, the State's Attorney of Sangamon County and the Springfield Police, the Ashtabula County, Oh, Sheriff and prosecutor, the Sangamon County, IL, Sheriff, and are part of various court records. It is my layman's opinion that Dean West is a sociopath, based on observed and documented behaviors. "Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." As a good citizen of the USA, I am outraged that Mr. West has been allowed to victimize me. His modus operandi is so clear. He uses his current female victim/s to help him get away with what he did to the last one. The domestic violence community is missing the boat on that aspect: women who stay in abusive relationships are sick. Allowing them to determine public policy and prosecution does not protect the public. Most men who beat women do not murder, they simply move on to the next victim. Most recently, Mr. West was charged with Domestic Violence against yet another female partner/director of the "foundation" (but she didn't show up at the trial and Judge Sanchez wouldn't grant the prosecutor a continuance to find her!) and just prior to that was on probation for resisting a peace officer, which started out as assault of a police officer. I know there is a warrant out for him violating the RO of one of his net victims in Paterson, New Jersey and there is a felony warrant for him out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota right now also for a sixth degree felony, violation of a stalking restraining order. Any questions? Feel free to e-mail me at or call me at 440-285-2648 . (Google "Kathleen Callahan and Ambien" and "Janet Makinen and Ambien" for links with information showing Kathleen Callahan was a public figure prior to becoming a director. I, Robin D. West, am the sole owner of this blog and claim copyrights to it's content and to the intellectual property contained herein. 

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