Investigated by: Geot and Audiegrl
Bedell Was Arrested in Reno Before the Shooting
During that Feb. 1 arrest by Washoe sheriff’s deputies, John Patrick Bedell did not appear violent or have any weapons, according to a probable cause arrest report. He appeared so intoxicated that he nearly fell over during portions of the sobriety tests he was given. Inside Bedell’s car was a pink drug pipe with marijuana residue and three plastic containers with 2.6 ounches of marijuana, the report said.
On Feb. 5, Bedell posted $2,080 cash bail in Reno on charges of driving under the influence of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance, records show. He was given a March 2 arraignment date in Reno Justice Court and failed to appear.
Bedell’s arrest documents
Pentagon Shooter Had a History of Mental Illness
John Patrick Bedell was diagnosed as bipolar, or manic depressive, and had been in and out of treatment programs for years. His psychiatrist, J. Michael Nelson, said Bedell tried to self-medicate with marijuana, inadvertently making his symptoms more pronounced.
Police Say John Patrick Bedell Stayed Calm During Shooting
Keevill said Bedell was “dressed in a suit and gave no indication of hostile intent, a very well-dressed individual. He was very calm, no distress. Walked directly up to the officers and engaged them.”
He also said that he may have uttered something before opening fire, but what he said was unclear at this time.
Bedell drove to Washington, D.C., from California over the past few weeks, Keevill said, adding that police have been able to trace his movements as he made his way. He parked his vehicle in a local garage; it has since been impounded and is being processed.
At 9pm the alleged shooter was identified as 36-year old John Patrick Bedell. That is the point when we decided to do some digital forensic investigating on our own. At 10 pm the Associated Press reported that Bedell had died of his wounds, and that his body had been delivered to Beverly Fields, Chief of Staff of the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office.
This article is a compilation of what we discovered about John Patrick Bedell, which we shared last night with the Associated Press office in Washington, D.C. In this new digital age, it is virtually impossible not to find some details about a person’s life on the Internet. Posting as J. Patrick Bedell or JPatrick Bedell he left quite a trail to follow…
“I am determined to see that justice is served in the death of Colonel James Sabow, as a step toward establishing the truth of events such as the September 11 demolitions and institutions such as the coup regime of 1963 that maintains itself in power through the global drug trade, financial corruption, and murder, among other crimes. My work to develop information currency is an effort to create a framework for information management that uses financial markets to create the economic signals (prices) that will effect complex human actions in the real world based on specified information.
“My desire for justice led me to violate what I think is one of the most unjust laws, cannabis prohibition, by growing 16 cannabis plants on my balcony in Irvine, CA from March 2006 to June 2006. (see below) One desired result of my effort is (will be) billions and billions of carefully cultivated, highly valuable cannabis plants growing throughout the United States with complete security of property. I have posted the image to the right in order to illustrate the use of cannabis as a monetary system using digital financial instruments.”
The NYT/AP reports a California based, twice busted marijuana activist behind Pentagon shooting…
John Patrick Bedell: documents from 2006 arrest in Orange County CA for Marijuana cultivation with the intent to sell and resisting arrest
Bedell’s online postings railed against the government’s enforcement of marijuana laws and included links to the his 2006 court case in Orange County, Calif., for cultivating marijuana and resisting and obstructing a arrest. We found the following court records available online:
The People of the State of California vs. John Patrick Bedell
District Attorney Case @06F08252
June 8, 2006
- Felony Complaint Page One
- Felony Complaint Page Two
- Suspect Arrest Report with Photo
- Property Report
- Narrative cont’d
- Irvine Police Department Supplemental
- Orange County Jail Pre-Booking Record
- MIT Bureau of Criminal Identification File Check
- NCIC Index Identification Index Response
- DMV Record Response
- Physician’s Statement for “Chronic Insomnia“
- Evidence: photocopies of business cards
Bedell Speaks on Investment Proposal
“Introduction to Information Currency“
Uploaded to his YouTube page on October 31, 2006
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Bedell’s Anti-Government Musings
“Directions To Freedom, Part One”
(click play to listen)
Recorded on November 20, 2006 ~ OPEN SOURCE
Just bragging 🙂 44-D is being used a resource for this story:
ABC News is using our screen capture of Burdell.