When you have eliminated the impossible,
That which remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
—Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859-1930

In the familiar genre of mystery writing or “true crime” reporting, a crime is committed. As the crime is investigated, the victim is “fleshed out” by the author¯given a persona that identifies him to the reader. Then as the victim’s “world” becomes known, a host of “usual suspects” evolves. The author enlarges the victim’s world, peoples it with a wealth of characters, and intertwines plotlines that direct and misdirect the reader. Ultimately, the investigator (and reader) struggles to determine who had means, motive and opportunity. Gradually, evidence reduces the list of suspects, and in due time the case is solved, the criminal is brought to justice, and the reader experiences the satisfaction of closure.

The author has neither the colorful imagination of the novelist, nor the professional qualifications to solve and/or report true crimes. What follows here is a real-life, do-it-yourself mystery. Everyone loves a mystery unless the part s/he plays is that of victim. Unlike the typical work of fiction, here you will meet not one, but a whole society of victims. And from a host of “might-be” culprits, you will have to use your innate moral consciousness to help decide who is criminal. Ethics and morality will be stretched due to the complicated nature of modern-day life. Justice becomes more than righting a wrong; and the way to achieve it rests collectively with society. The solution is neither easy nor final . . . perhaps not even possible. Identifying yourself as a victim in this mystery, though, should aid in its resolution.

If you are up to the challenge, perhaps you, like a modern-day Sherlock Holmes, can solve this mystery. All help is appreciated.

Webster’s offers the following definitions of crime: (1) An act or omission, forbidden by law and punishable upon conviction . . .; (2) Gross violation of human law . . . hence, any aggravated offense against morality. In today’s society, the first definition of crime has come to be manipulated by money and power to avoid righteous punishment. The latter definition is being subverted by self indulgence.

Our mystery begins by introducing the victims. With the above definitions in mind, we may conclude that persons who are maimed or killed by another are victims; thus the crimes we investigate here are (1) murder and/or wrongful death; (2) assault and battery; and (3) attempted (or not yet completed) murder. To begin the “fleshing out” of the victims, they all share a common characteristic—they all have a chronic disease, diabetes.

Insulin-dependent diabetics have a disease that requires them to add insulin to their bodies regularly in order to live. But make no mistake: we are not considering diabetes per se as the cause of death. Diabetes can be a killer but it is NOT a murderer. In your search for the criminal, do not be misdirected to place the blame on diabetes or the gene pool from which it derives.

If you live in a place where the sun only shines 40 days a year, shadows do not appear very often. The shadows in our “mystery” are patient deaths which the criminals do not want exposed to the light of day. It is much easier for a black hole (the victims’ graves) to be the result of a disease or of patient stupidity.

When dealing with diabetes, death is usually mistaken for collateral damage. To American citizens, this concept should be unacceptable. The pages of this book are cluttered with criminals. Allegorically, some wait in the car or stand lookout while others do the dirty deed . . . but the result is still criminal. Others lie and falsify information to decriminalize the act.

Take a close look at the crimes perpetrated by greed as we shine a light on these shadowy figures.

Truth and science should not be merely opinions. Ask the victims who were transfused with tainted blood supplied by the American Red Cross. The Red Cross, the American Medical Association (AMA), the government and many others guilty of causing patient deaths presented their opinion as truth. Expert opinion was tainted by money or fear of lawsuits and substituted for the truth. Any resulting death should not be regarded as accidental. The truth was hidden in favor of personal gain or self-preservation. This act results in a loss of patients’ rights and freedom to choose!

Young men—patriots—go to war to protect their country and the freedoms of their fellow citizens. They strive to preserve the ideals of the framers of our Constitution. If they perceived that their duty and sacrifice was not performed to maintain these ideals, but rather to allow pharmaceutical corporations, politicians, regulatory agencies and others to share obscene profits and maintain their laissez-faire business practices, our young men might reconsider before so generously serving us.

Please read the rest of this manuscript carefully, considering whether the deaths described are preventable. Further, consider this: Individuals who control pharmaceutical corporations, and those with whom they conspire, seek ever-escalating profits to fulfill their “corporate mission.” I am asking you, dear reader, to become a juror, and to decide if the harm or death caused by this “fulfillment of a corporate mission” should be regarded as assault and battery, manslaughter, negligent homicide, murder or premeditated murder.

Maybe it is time we hold these criminals accountable for their deeds! Do not let criminals hide behind corporate or government deniability.