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From time to time, cases spring up that cause my cop sense, like Spiderman’s spidey sense, to tingle. Regular readers know many of them: Erik Scott, Jose Guerena, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Jussie Smollett and more. I hear the narrative and know it makes no sense. Defense lawyers are fond of trying to get juries to believe anything is possible. It’s not. I am never going to become a petite starlet with enormous breasts. Monkeys are never going to fly out of my butt. I am never going to gain the ability to fly, and Joe Biden is never going to tell the truth.

The point, gentle readers, is successful cops are successful not only because they’re smart, but because they understand human nature. Understanding that, they know there are a limited number of motives for virtually anything people do. For example, people will betray their country for four primary reasons encompassed in the acronym MICE: money, ideology, compromise and ego.

Keeping in mind human nature, and keeping an eye out for things that are at least unlikely, if not impossible, a good cop’s cop sense will tingle when confronted with things that make no sense. I’m sure the officers interviewing Jussie Smollett felt a five-alarm fire version of that tingling when he answered their knock wearing a noose.

And I, gentle readers, am tingling when I read about the attack on Paul Pelosi, the apparently alcoholic husband of Nancy Pelosi. Keep in mind what follows is based not on police reports, on-scene observations or other direct evidence, but on media accounts, and smart people reading between the lines of media accounts. It’s also based on my police experience. Off we go, beginning with Kurt Schlichter, who sums up the narrative that must not be denied:   

 How dare you reject the Official Approved Narrative™ parroted by the regime media about the weird Schiff that went down at Casa de Pelosi the other night. There’s only one possible explanation, according to experts, licensed journalists, and our betters – an underwear-clad MAGA assassin from a hippie commune in Berkeley who is best known for his nudist activism broke into the oddly unguarded mansion of the Speaker of the House, a wealthy woman who has her police force and has not been shy about expounding on the perilous peril she faces from murderous insurrectionists, carrying a hammer and encountered the wide-awake Paul Pelosi, also in his skivvies, who the intruder then let go off and call the cops wherein Mr. Pelosi referred to the guy as his friend.

Look, it’s pretty clear that this was just one more Trump-inspired attack on Our Democracy, and to fail to accept this wholeheartedly is to be a conspiracy theorist who is blaming the victim and doing Putin’s bidding.

The narrative tells us one David DePape, a Canadian illegal alien, a homeless drug addicted nudist, a pedophile and part time male prostitute, a man who lived in an old bus or shed—or maybe a garage–on the property—or not–of a nudist mentor pedophile who hangs BLM and LGBTQWERTY++– +marijuana flags in the yard, a man who thought he was Jesus for a year, who is a paranoid schizophrenic, who speaks to an invisible fairy who appears to him as a bird, who has no known transportation, somehow managed to get to the Pelosi mansion—not thousands of other, closer, upscale dwellings, in the wee hours, wearing nothing but underwear and carrying a hammer, broke in, bypassing a sophisticated security system, and repeatedly struck 82 year old notorious drunkard Paul Pelosi, who was also in his undies, with said hammer, while the police stood outside and watched, and only then did they enter, disarm and arrest DePape.

Oh, and the police absolutely refuse to release the body camera footage. Double oh: it was all the fault of republicans; it was just like 9-11 and January 6. DePape is an Ultra/Mega/monster MAGA who really wanted to kill Nancy Pelosi, and this is all a MAGA plot to destroy “our democracy!” Sounds legit. Why, Joe Biden himself said DePape “chanted” the same thing, the exact same thing, as the January 6 insurrectionists: “where’s Nancy?” Could there be a clearer link to J6? Could there be a graver threat to “our democracy?”  Trump must be behind this too, somehow…

Who better to comment on such matters than Hillary Clinton? And let me get in front of this story by observing David DePape did not kill himself:

Next stop: independent journalist Michael Shellenberger at Substack: 

 But DePape’s politics have little rhyme or reason. In past years DePape shared a post about Stephen Colbert’s 2006 roast of President George W. Bush at the White House Correspondents dinner; linked to videos of Disney films altered to make it look like the characters were swearing; and claimed, ‘Jesus is the anti-Christ’ — not exactly a litany of right-wing tropes. [skip]

Neighbors described DePape as a homeless addict with a politics that was, until recently, left-wing, but of secondary importance to his psychotic and paranoid behavior. ‘What I know about the family is that they’re very radical activists,’ said one of DePape’s neighbors, a woman who only gave her first name, Trish. ‘They seem very left. They are all about the Black Lives Matter movement. Gay pride. But they’re very detached from reality. They have called the cops on several of the neighbors, including us, claiming that we are plotting against them. It’s really weird to see that they are willing to be so aggressive toward somebody else who is also a lefty.’

Hmmmm. Not exactly the model of normal American republicanism. Take the link to read the rest.

A newly emerging narrative—more about this shortly—tells us DePape more or less held Paul Pelosi hostage, but allowed him to use the bathroom and call the police(?!). The Post Millennial takes it from there:

The “RP”—reporting person (police jargon)—was Paul (I’ll use the Pelosi’s first names to avoid confusion). Take the link, but there is really little different from Shellenberger’s article. Breitbart adds details:

‘So when the officers arrived and knocked on the front door of the residence this morning, the door was opened by someone inside,’ Scott said. ‘And the officers observed through the open door Mr. Pelosi and the suspect, Mr. DePape, inside the entryway of the home.

DePape ‘forced entry into a rear door’ at the back of Pelosi’s home, Scott added.

The officers ordered Pelosi and DePape to drop the hammer and seemingly stood by as DePape attacked Pelosi, waiting until DePape ‘violently assaulted’ Pelosi before disarming the suspect.

Scott said:

At this time, the officers remained outside of the threshold of the home. And they observed Mr. Pelosi and Mr. DePape, each with one hand on a single hammer. It was one hammer that the officers observed. Officers, while still outside of the doorway threshold, gave commands to both men to drop the hammer. Mr. DePape immediately pulled the hammer away from Mr. Pelosi and violently attacked him with the hammer. The officers immediately entered, tackled the suspect, disarmed him, then took the hammer away from him and took the suspect, Mr. DePape, into custody.

Scott also said DePape’s motive ‘is still being determined.’ However, DePape reportedly posted conspiracy theories about America’s ‘elites/ruling class,’ on his WordPress blog and Facebook page.

To this point, the narrative continues to evolve. In their initial public statement, the San Francisco police alluded to a third person in the home who opened the door for the police. The police officers—there were apparently at least two—stood outside the door, while Paul and DePape, both in their underwear, were some distance down the entrance way—hallway? Larger structure? We don’t know—each grasping, and apparently struggling, with a single hammer. Apparently the officers didn’t think this dangerous, because they simply stood there until DePape wrested the hammer from Paul, and repeatedly struck him with it. There must have been many blows, as Paul was said to have suffered a skull fracture, and damage to at least one arm and both hands, and yet the police stood there until the blows were struck–the narrative admits only one blow to the head–and only then did they enter the house and intervene. Sounds legit.

CBS News, via Fox News adds what is almost certainly a selective leak:

The man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s California home and assaulting her husband had a list of other people to target, according to police.

David DePape, 42, allegedly broke into Pelosi’s home Friday morning and struck Paul Pelosi at least once with a hammer. Police now say they recovered a list belonging to DePape of other potential targets, though they stopped short of calling referring to it as a ‘hit list,’ according to CBS News.

And at Fox News we find an affidavit by one FBI Agent Stephanie Minor. It now seems DePape will be facing federal charges, and the affidavit, which now appears to be the new, evolved, official narrative, tells a conventional tale of kidnapping and general mayhem. I’ll summarize Agent Minor’s tale. Take the link to read the affidavit.

Minor also has Paul calling 911, but she omits his telling 911 that David is “a friend.” She notes only one officer, a “Colby Wilmes,” knocked, the door was opened—she does not say by whom—and there were Paul and DePape, both grasping the hammer. But she refers to “officers,” never naming the others.  Paul and DePape were engaged in a life and death struggle over a hammer some distance from the door, yet we’re now being told by other media sources no one else was in the house, no one else opened the door(?!).

Minor speaks of Wilmes interviewing a witness who saw someone dressed in black, carrying a backpack outside the Pelosi mansion, heard noise, then the arriving police.

According to Minor, DePape only hit Paul once in the head before the “officers” entered and restrained him.

Minor makes no mention of what DePape or Paul were wearing.

Supposedly, Paul didn’t know DePape, and was surprised by him in his bedroom. DePape wanted to break Nancy’s kneecaps, and because she wasn’t there, he would wait for her. Minor tells us DePape apparently lived in a garage, which when searched, yielded a few items that could, if considering in the correct light, seem sinister.

You need to read the rest, gentle readers. It’s among the more amazing affidavits I’ve ever seen, and while it seems to provide the barest bare bones of the elements of several federal crimes, it leaves far more unanswered than it answers.


Cases of this type are simple. A bad guy breaks into a home. We have the point and method of entry. We can explain why, if the home has a security system, it was turned off, it failed to work or the intruder somehow circumvented it. The intruder’s actions reveal it was a burglary attempt or something else. We know the intruder brought his burglary tools—like a hammer—with him, or where he found his hammer once he entered. If he injured or killed someone, we can figure out exactly where, why and how that happened. If all he is wearing is underwear, we can explain that. Things normally add up, and when they don’t, we have to consider alternate explanations, but usually, what happened is obvious. The basic facts never change, only some of the missing puzzle piece details, which may, or may not, ever be found, but the puzzle is sufficiently finished to make a successful prosecution.

Let’s begin with what is being portrayed as the point of entry.

credit: ABC7

Minor’s affidavit has DePape confessing to breaking in a window with a hammer, yet the majority of the glass seems to be on the outside?! Not what one would expect. Unless DePape crawled through that broken area, there seems no way for him to have entered. How could he possibly have reached the locks on the open doors to the left?  If he did crawl through the broken glass, there is no mention from any version of the evolving narrative, including Minor’s, about how he ended up in only his underwear, where the rest of his all black clothing might be, whether it had glass fragments in and on it—it surely would have if he climbed through the hole—or if wearing only underwear when entering, where were the scrapes and cuts he would surely have had on many parts of his body.

There is mention of a backpack found near the broken door, but no mention of clothing.

Affidavits need not contain everything the police know at the time they’re written, but there are a great many basic details missing from Minor’s. At one time, I would have generally accorded the FBI the benefit of the doubt, but these days?  Go here to learn how the San Francisco FBI field office is particularly corrupt.

The SFPD and FBI versions all require the door to the Pelosi home be opened to the police by someone other than Paul or DePape, yet that person is not identified, nor is there a witness statement. Is this a person who can, for whatever reason, not be found in the Pelosi home?  Is this person as yet unwilling to confirm the narrative, or is it not yet fully solidified so they can confirm it?  Will this person simply disappear, and the door to the mansion be magically opened?  For a crime of this magnitude, involving the husband of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, this omission is inexplicable—sort of. We know the media got the narrative word early:

There are also some media attempts to now say DePape was actually not wearing only underwear, but apparently that part of the evolving narrative hasn’t yet sufficiently evolved to say what he was wearing.

There are reports the police arrived within two minutes, which is an amazingly fast response time anywhere at any time. Yet, how can one explain how “officers” simply stood there, outside the home, watching through an open doorway, as two men, wearing only underwear or not, struggled with a hammer and did nothing until one of them was bashed in the head? This was a deadly force situation, and they would have been justified in shooting DePape. Perhaps they didn’t have a good angle. Perhaps it all happened too fast, but if so, there is no mention of it in any version of the narrative, and again, the SFPD is not releasing the body camera footage, which I suspect might soon be discovered, sadly, never to have been recorded. Tragic–in advance.

There is much unknown about the home’s security. We do know this is one home that is routinely secured not only by the Secret Service and the SFPD, but the Capital Police, who accompany Nancy. Surely Pelosi’s home, the home of the person after only Kamala Harris in line for the presidency, would never be left unguarded, even when she was not present? Surely there would be a sophisticated security system, including recorded video?

Perhaps strangest of all, DePape is a violent, deranged kidnapper, yet he chatted amiably with Paul, let him use the bathroom, and only later when the police were watching, hit him once with a hammer, yet Paul has multiple serious injuries to both hands and at least one arm.  Apparently they ranged widely throughout the mansion, but there is no accounting for this.  There is no timeline, and when there is not, that’s usually because the police don’t want people to know what happened second by second.  A timeline closes off some actions; it doesn’t allow for an evolving narrative.

Final Thoughts: I could go on and on, but the narrative will keep evolving until the FBI and Media settle on one unified story. Consider this:

Drug induced psychosis and rampant, Democrat/Socialist/Communist enabled out of control crime. One might think it ironic crime was brought into the home of the #3 D/S/C in the country–in San Francisco of all places!–but there is reason to think otherwise.

It is apparently not a secret at all that Paul Pelosi is a substance abuser, and might be gay. The media is indignantly insisting any such suggestion is a “conspiracy theory.”  Considering D/S/Cs are all about LGBTQWERTY++– cheerleading, and this is San Francisco, ground zero of gayness, isn’t this homophobic?  Wouldn’t it be even more tragic and easier to blame Normal Americans if Paul is gay?  Was this a gay tryst that went bad? Was DePape, who Paul called by his first name and characterized in a 911 call as “a friend,” there to supply a buzz different than alcohol provides? I don’t know, but following that line arguably explains things better, including how someone else–someones?–in the house with both men would not be identified. Surely the police and FBI knew who was there and have interviewed them? Can they be that incompetent? Or are they merely that politically compromised? Consider this from Kurt Schlichter:

The “us” to which Schlichter refers is Normal America. But there is a related issue. If DePape committed the same acts in San Francisco, or virtually any other D/S/C ruled place, against a Normal American not one of the self-imagined elite, we would never have heard of him. He would probably have been released with no bond, and he might never have been prosecuted at all. Not here. Not now. Not because Nancy Pelosi is involved and D/S/Cs think they can use this hot mess to limit the mid term damage. They’re wrong, but they surely think it.

Had I, during my police days, turned in a report like this narrative, I’d have been demoted, perhaps even investigated for falsifying a report.

Yes, there is a two-tiered system of justice in America, and we’re seeing it in action. Will we ever know what actually happened? Unlikely.

I’ll continue to report as more become available.