Poisoning Case in SCOTUS, "chemical weapons" they say.
Intro from Slate.com:
"Carol Anne Bond was a microbiologist living in suburban Philadelphia who was delighted to learn that her best friend Myrlinda Haynes was pregnant—delighted, that is, until she discovered that the father of Myrlinda's baby was Bond's husband of 14 years, Clifford. (I'm thinking David Hasselhoff or some other generic '70s baddie). Initially Carol sought her revenge against Myrlinda in standard Lifetime-movie-of-the-week fashion, slashing photos and threatening her over the telephone: "I [am] going to make your life a living hell" and "Dead people will visit you." She also tried to get her best friend fired. The result of all this was a 2005 conviction in state court for Carol Anne Bond for harassment."
But Carol Anne Bond did not stop there...
It is estimated that currently today we know around 3-5% of what there is to know about poisoners. Poisonings go unprosecuted, uninvestigated, but worse than that reports of poisonings to police turn into police accusations against victims.
Take this case in which Carol Anne Bond found out her best friend was pregnant by her husband. After some harassment, Bond created a poisonous ORANGE powder including an arsenic-based chemical, 10-chloro-10H-phenoxarsine.
She took the highly toxic, potentially deadly ORANGE powder and covered her best friends post box with it, in hopes of maiming, at least, and even killing her.
Myrlinda Haynes could clearly see the ORANGE POWDER on the post box and at one point got some on her finger, which burned her immediately. (This was not a slow death arsenic poisoning attempt. This was hard core instant chemical burn stuff that actually could kill from skin contact.)
Haynes went to the police, explaining this ORANGE POWDER had been on her mail box over and over again, she had been burned on her finger from contact with this ORANGE POWDER that was visible upon her post office.
"When Haynes reported the attacks to her local police, they told her the WHITE powder must be cocaine and suggested she maybe clean her car more often."
Not only did the cops not investigate her claim that she had been poisoned, they dismissed facts from her report, that there was ORANGE POWDER ON HER MAIL BOX that burned her, they turned that into the inside of her car being so covered in WHITE POWDER, which of course was from all the cocaine she was doing that caused her to believe she was poisoned, and that she better get to cleaning that stuff up out of her car, yea, get to work lady.
So if you believe someone poisoned you, is trying to poison you, then you are crazy/on drugs. Not only is this entirely to often true of law enforcement, it's also been known to be true of medical professionals.
They did not take her report, they blamed the drug problem they invented for her for her mental instability, which they also invented, and they did not investigate, theydid not arrest, they did not prosecute, and they did not convict. This case demonstrates that when it comes to delusions about poisoning, its entirely possible those will belong to the police.
Fortunately the postal inspector did take Ms. Haynes reports seriously. The USPS CAUGHT BOND ON VIDEO 24 DIFFERENT TIMES APPLYING THE POISON TO HAYNES MAIL BOX.
Twwwwweeeennntttty Ffffooouuurrrr Fuuuuccckkkiiinnnggg TIMES! Prolific, dedicated homicidal action day after day after day, and out in the open on the street. Just think how emboldened you have to be to do that? Or maybe how stupid you think the cops and your neighbors are? How stilupid do you think people are? :-) Ok, so yea, clearly you had to bet she would get away with it.
The details about the SCOTUS ruling are really boring, I'm not even going to describe them. Like I said, we know 3-5% there is to know about poisoners, it's estimated that poisoning homicides by the thousands go undetected, that assault by poisoning goes undetected too, and that poisoning is basically the safest way to harm someone in this country, thanks to the ignorant, lazy police who in instance after instance blame the victims and deny their experiences.