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"richard trask" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"More delays approaching Kent Avenue are more lanes out in that thought with construction work our next traffic updates in less than 10 minutes on WCBS Now, the forecast from Mike Doll 12 will break tonight. It'll be brisk in Chile. 52 in the city with some inward suburbs falling into the low forties. Tomorrow, Sunshine a pleasant afternoon with I have 69 tomorrow night. Clear Skies blow 58 Thursday mostly sunny and I stay shaping up high 72 bit cooler, though on the south facing shores. Some inland locations will reach them in upper seventies Friday, mainly clowning with some showers. Perhaps a thunderstorm, especially later. My 67. All right now it is 59 degrees over at LaGuardia. Well, 58 at Teterboro Airport, but further up in the Connecticut 53 degrees in Danbury, WCBS news time. 11 40 walking down crazy. The FBI's investigation into what they say was a plot to kidnap Michigan's governor was apparently turned up more possible targets. Special agent Richard Trask has been a part of the investigation, leading to six men being arrested and charged last week. With plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, if convicted as charged they face up to life in prison Trust says there was a meeting with anti government groups from multiple states, and they discussed the governors of Michigan and Virginia as possible targets. Due to their response to the Corona virus pandemic. Seven other men are also facing state terrorism charges accused of plotting to storm the Michigan capital and also providing material support for terrorist acts by seeking quote civil war. W. W. J T V reporter Katie Johnston. They're on the story. We'll get to some sports stories in a minute. It's 11 41. For all our sakes, we need to avoid crowds as much as possible. But what if you need to go to the post office or mail letters and packages? Whether you're a small business or have a new work from home? Set up stamps dot com can help print postage on demand and never pay full price with access to discounted rates. You can't even get the post office like five cents off every stamp and up to 62% ofthe U. S. P s and UPS shipping rates. Print official US stamps and labels right from your home or office computer for any letter. Any package.
"richard trask" Discussed on WCBS Newsradio 880
"You have somebody come forward 13 years later and that that obviously weighs on the merits of the case, Costas his family members did not say a word as they left the courthouse. Costas lives in Huntington Station. And police say if there are any other victims out there to please come forward. Sophia, Hold a B. C. B s news radio 8 80. We've reached out to the town of Huntington. No response yet. President Trump's son, Eric Trump cancel the campaign events scheduled for today at a Michigan gun shop after it was revealed Ah former employees of the shop was involved in the alleged plot to could dump Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Gun shop announced on Facebook that the Trump campaign had decided to change venues and said the young man arrested as part of the plot, had only worked there for about three weeks before he was fired. Last week, More than a dozen men were arrested and charged in connection with a domestic terror plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer and it was revealed the man also contemplated kidnapping Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. It now appears. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer was not the only target if we just said here is W. W. J T V reporter Katie Johnston. On new evidence introduced in court Special agent Richard Trask has been a part of the investigation, leading to six men being arrested and charged last week with plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. If convicted as charged they face up to life in prison Trust says there was a meeting with anti government groups from multiple states, and they discussed the governors of Michigan and Virginia as possible targets. Due to their response to the Corona virus pandemic. Seven other men are also facing state terrorism charges accused of plotting to storm the Michigan capital and also providing material support for terrorist acts by seeking quote civil war. The FBI says the plot against Whitmer included putting her on trial and perhaps executing her. Kids 9 23, WCBS sweet apples,.
"richard trask" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"J News Radio has the latest from corps on the new items to come from today's testimony in U. S District Court in Grand Rapids. Was that the alleged plotters planning to kidnap Governor Gretchen Whitmer from her northern Michigan vacation home considered taking her out on Lake Michigan after the kidnapping. And leaving her. There also knew today, FBI Special agent Richard Trask testified the defendant's along with other self proclaimed militia members from other states meeting back in June. Spoke of a possible attack on Virginia's Democratic governor as well. Ralph Northam, the accused in court today all face the prospect of life in prison on the federal charge of conspiracy to commit kidnapping. As for the alleged plot to kidnap Virginia Governor North, Um, he told reporters today he felt safe. Sergeant is going up in a record number of the polls before election there continue to be wait times at several early voting locations across the Metro area after yesterday's record breaking turn out, according to the secretary of state's office about 128,000 people showed up early in person voting, and the sheer volume of people led to a long line elections Implementation manager gave, Sterling tells WSB radio. It's hard to predict where people are going to show up to vote. The whole point of early voting is you could go anywhere in your county. So there's no way to gauge who's going to show up a particular place combined with absentee ballots, 600 1000 Georgians have already voted setting another record. Michelle right for CBS News, Atlanta and a former long shot candidate for Idaho governor has been indicted in the murder of a 12 year old Colorado girl who went missing back in 1984. Steve Panky ran as a Constitution party candidate for governor in 2014 as a Republican in the 2018 primary. General Matthews vanished after a holiday concert 36 years ago, a construction crew discovered her remains just last year. It's 7 42 top trending stories that coming up Learn about hundreds of career positions from major corporations that Chicago's 20th annual diversity.
"richard trask" Discussed on AM 1590 WCGO
"30 30. Top election officials in California are scrambling to find out how many illegal ballot drop boxes Republicans. Staffers put up in three counties across the state over the weekend as local law enforcement authorities continue to search for outstanding witnesses and potential suspects. The state's Republican Party, meanwhile, has indicated it will not comply with an official order to remove the boxes and may add even more. California. Secretary of State Alex Padilla said his office in conjunction with the State Justice Department issued an immediate cease and desist order to the California GOP to remove the illegal ballot drop boxes that have appeared in L. A county Orange County. And Fresno County. Members of anti government paramilitary groups allegedly discussed kidnapping Virginia's governor during a June meeting in Ohio, according to an FBI agent during a court hearing in Michigan. Special Agent Richard Trask was part of the investigation that led to six men being arrested in charge last week on federal charges, plotting to kidnap Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer, Seven other men face state terrorism charges. Joe Biden now says former President Barack Obama will be hitting the campaign trail on the current Democratic presidential nominees Behalf and Biden, who served for eight years as vice president under Obama, emphasized that his former boss is doing more than enough for the campaign and doing very well. But I'd made his comments as he briefly spoke with reporters at an airport near his home in Delaware before boarding a flight to Florida to campaign in the crucial battleground state. The former vice president did not offer any more details on when and where Obama would show. You up for him. Biden continues to spotlight his eight years as vice president in the Obama administration throughout the process of battling a large field of Democratic nomination rivals during the primary campaign. But he has not showcase his tenure with Obama nearly as much as he keeps the focus on attacking President Trump during the general elections. For I news. I'm John Hunt Duck. You got to give it to me straight because I'm dying here. I mean, take a look at this letter from the I. R s is killing me, Doc. I tell you, it's killing me. Shere up, my friend Pull attacks. Doctor is here. My diagnosis tells me that you're going to be just fine. Really, The text out there will not wrist until we find you the best possible tax settlement..
"richard trask" Discussed on KOMO
"Highway three, both directions reduced to a single lane because Utility crews are working it clear fallen trees. You're next. Come on Traffic A 12 24 Fallen trees are a big issue today because the wind than we've seen in the rain soaking the grounds as well. We're going to Seymour Wind through the afternoon and into this evening and overnight gusts will probably dip down to the lower 30 Mile an hour range in the Seattle area and tomorrow afternoon. Looks like the storm should be done, and we'll be back into partly sunny weather with high temperatures in the low sixties. Right now, it's a nice little break. If you get a lunch break outside in Seattle, it's partly clear and 60 degrees. Come on news time. 12 15. Stay connected. Stay informed. The Northwest's on ly 24 hour news station. KOMO NEWS Bill O'Neill at the editor's desk. I'm Taylor Vance Ice now are headlines that were following from the camo 24 7 News Center. The FBI, saying that a second Democratic governor was also a target to be kidnapped. Agent Richard Trask made that claim in court today, saying the defendant's considering kidnapping the Michigan governor. We're also thinking of kidnapping the Virginia governor Ralph Northam. And one of the world's top soccer stars. Testing positive for Corona virus Today, the Portuguese football federation confirming that Christiano Ronaldo symptom free and doing well but is in isolation after testing positive. It's day two of Judge Amy Cockney barrettes confirmation hearings is President Trump hopes to install his third Supreme Court justice. Democratic senators on the Judiciary Committee obviously are opposed to the process. This is Senator Amy Closure from Minnesota.
Militia members allegedly discussed kidnapping Virginia governor
"A bizarre plot to kidnap Virginia's governor it was unearthed during the investigation around a similar plot to abduct Michigan's governor. The news was revealed in FBI testimony about anti government groups and their scheme to incite chaos and violence are story from double DT Opie's Christi King. The FBI warned key members of Ralph Northam security team, but a statement from the governor's office. He and his staff were not informed. Enhance security measures already had been in place for some time at no time. Was there an imminent threat North and being mentioned as a potential target for kidnapping comes from FBI Special agent Richard Trask. Trask is in court detailing evidence against six men arrested last week for allegedly plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. They reportedly participated in a June meeting in Ohio with members of paramilitary groups from multiple states said to be angry about pandemic related restrictions ordered by the governors. Northern Virginia Christi King. W T o
Washington, DC - Far-right plotters 'discussed kidnapping Virginia governor Ralph Northam'
"Breaking stories. Today We begin with a bizarre kidnapping plot involving Virginia's governor. In testimony today, an FBI agent detailed an alleged plot To kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and we're learning that anti government paramilitary groups reportedly also considered Ralph Northam as a target. Now his office has just released a statement that says the FBI alerted key members of the governor's security team about the threat, but that because of security protocols, neither the governor nor other members of his staff were informed about it. The statement goes on to say at no time was the governor or his family in any danger, and that enhanced security protocols have been in place and will remain. The FBI did not brief Governor Northam about any potential threat, according to a state official not authorized to speak publicly. But FBI special agent Richard Trask says Northam came up during a June meeting in Ohio attended by members of anti government groups from multiple states. They allegedly were upset by what they deemed uncontrolled power of Democratic governors related to the Corona virus. Pandemic and lockdowns. They discuss possible targets and kidnapping a sitting governor. Trash testified in the hearing to review evidence against six men accused of plotting to kid that Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. The investigation continues. Kristie King w T
Washington, DC - Alleged militia members discussed kidnapping Virginia governor, FBI agent says in court
"Details Now on another breaking story. We're following anti government paramilitary groups that plotted to kidnap the governor of Michigan also Oh, discussed kidnapping Virginia Governor Ralph Northam. That was the testimony this morning from an FBI agent and a court hearing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Special Agent Richard Trask said the discussion about Governor Northam happened during a meeting in Ohio back in June. He said Members of an anti of anti government groups from several states were at that meeting Frasca as part of the investigation that led to six men being arrested in charge last week with planning to kidnap Michigan's Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer. Seven other men are facing state terrorism charges related to that hearing is taking place or a judge can decide whether some of the accused man should be detained before a trial.
"richard trask" Discussed on KOMO
"It's the Cuomo Morning News for this Tuesday, the 13th of October Franklin's ease of the editor's desk. President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are working hard to win over Florida voters. Thousands of Trump supporters turned out at Orlando Sanford International Airport last night. It was Trump's first campaign stops since his Corona virus diagnosis. Biden will campaign in Florida's Broward County today after a stop in Ohio yesterday. The confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Cockney Barrett will continue today after she delivered an opening statement yesterday. I believe Americans of all backgrounds deserve an independent Supreme Court. And interpret our Constitution and laws as they're written. The Republican led committee continues confirmation hearings for the Hindi in a federal judge this week. NBC News correspondent Aaron Carter Ski is keeping track of it all this morning, and he's with us right now. Good morning, Aaron and Good Morning to you. 11 Hours of questions lie ahead today tomorrow for Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. As Republicans have sought distress, her qualifications and Democrats, her prior academic writings and legal opinions on everything from health care to abortion. To same sex marriage. This is where Democrats believe they can frame this nominee's squarely in the context of the election by reminding voters that their healthcare is on the line. Is there any doubt she'll be confirmed? Despite the Democrats efforts? Not really. It's almost certain that she will be confirmed in cement 63 majority on the Supreme Court for the Conservatives for potentially decades to come. The the Republicans have the votes, especially in the committee, and that's why you heard Lindsey Graham yesterday. So I think I know how this one's gonna turn out in the full Senate. We know that Murkowski of Alaska and Collins of Maine have previously said they would not vote to confirm Barrett because they believe it should wait. For the election results, But we don't think that there's any other Republican who's necessarily going to join, and that means the votes are there. Judge Barrett is a Catholic, and Republicans on the committee have been alleging that the Democrats have an anti Catholic bias to the Democrats talked at all about her religion. Yesterday, they did not not once. In fact, the only people to bring up religion where the Republicans Teo say that Democrats were going to attack her for her faith. They were the only ones who brought it up. In fact, the the Democrats did not bring the the the her religion up. It all didn't bring up motherhood didn't bring up any of those, you know, hot button type social issues. Surrounding barrettes nomination. They in coordinated fashion kept it squarely on the on healthcare, mainly and an abortion and same sex marriage. And we'll see if that changes today. No reason to think, though it would they had posters of people who stand to lose coverage of the affordable care act was ever to be repealed. All right, Aaron, thanks for your time, maybe sees Aaron Carter Ski also worth noting this morning. An FBI agent has testified during a court hearing in Michigan that members of anti government Parad military groups discussed Kidnapping Virginia's governor during a June meeting in Ohio. Special Agent Richard Trask was part of the investigation that led to six men being arrested in charge last week with plotting the kidnap Michigan's governor. Come on news time. 7 50 time.
"richard trask" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Samuel Paris and they weren't happy about that but one of the porters was the leader of the Salem tax committee so he fought back if Paris was going to play hardball with essentials like communion then they would simply refused to pay him his salary and regular allotment of firewood historian Marilyn K. ranch in one point he's really low on it complaining about it he's writing in the winter and is and the reason he so it was a necessity which is why in early January Paris was freezing in his upstairs study it was his space away from the rest of the household where he retreated to prepare his sermons but New England winters have always been a brutal experience and he probably spent just as much time reading into his cupped hands as he did dipping his quill and ink thankfully the he kept writing in fact his ministers notebook is one of the most important documents we still have today and it provides a unique window into the events that were about to unfold during my time with historian Richard Trask I got to see that notebook for myself this is the minister's reckon park we had it restored back in the nineteen seventies so the is the original piece of parchment a new binding on a new binding yeah and this is all in the hand writing however in Paris the notebook helps to see the new ones in the story the tensions in Salem were a lot more complex than just withheld firewood deliveries and religious disputes between two prominent families there was another layer to their world view one that was filled with dark powers horrifying dangers and a system.
"richard trask" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Giving them the answers they were looking for. Emerson Baker one of our guest historians throughout this season of unem- scared. Discusses this in his book a storm of witchcraft. One wonders. He wrote, what would have happened had Paris, and the judges, not coerced into confessing. The Salem witch craft outbreak might conceivably have been limited to three people a fairly typical case of no particular notes, and certainly not a pivotal moments in American history. But that's not what they did. Instead, they approached a volatile situation and steered it in different. And arguably worse direction it would be the first of many wrong turns that would get them lost in a dark forest fear and panic piece it seems would be a lot more difficult to track down. At this point, it might be helpful to step back and ask the question why, why did the people of Salem village believe the devil had single amount and made them the focus of his evil machen nations? And the answer comes back to us from that vision of Salem being a city on the hill. Historian Richard Trask the whole purpose of it was to bring down the puritan Commonwealth of Massachusetts. They looked at themselves as being the elective, God, the new Israelites evolved, who were establishing city on the hill. The devil, obviously would want to combat that type of thing, and that's why they believed that the devil was coming to saleability into all of mass bay to bring God's kingdom onerous down to that end. Samuel Peres called on all of Salem village to fast and pray he held private gatherings. His house of the most devout among them and other neighboring ministers. Join them, including John hail from Beverly even Paris's daughter Betty, and her cousin Abigail. The two original afflicted girls who had started everything joined them for these prayer meetings. Now long though. Paris, had Betty sent to Salem town to stay at the home of a distant relative named Stephen Sewell many was only nine years old. And while her flick shin didn't stop right away. She does seem to vanish from the court documents after this. Some historians think it was a rare moment of sanity when the community honored the tradition of only allowing adults to testify. After Betty, Parris was moved to a safe home in Salem town. The three accused witches were transferred to jail in Boston, where they went away of whole criminal trial, the three remaining afflicted, girls seem to become more calm, but then on March third Anne Putnam claimed she was tormented yet again. And this time the attackers were new to her. One, she said was a woman. She couldn't see clearly, but the other was clear, she claimed it was Dorothy good the five year old daughter of Sarah, good, the little girl, according to anti Putnam was holding the devils book out to her and demanding she signed it, sadly, the people around, her took her seriously. A week later. She managed to put a name to that. Other attacker. Elizabeth proctor. Elizabeth was the forty one year old mother of five children and pregnant with her sixth. She and her husband John Proctor owned a tavern north of the village. At the intersection of too, busy roads. They were part of the wealthy Proctor family members of the church and owners of a lot of land. There was a lot to respect about Elizabeth. But there were other details about her, that might have made her and easy person to accuse of witchcraft. The biggest of.
"richard trask" Discussed on News Radio 810 WGY
"Community. In Salem town. They didn't feel like they were part of the popular crowd anymore, but more like outsiders instead to make matters worse, though, they were still required to contribute to the responsibilities of their former home having to serve in Salem, towns militia, but also travel the twelve miles each week to attend church and participate in the night watch that as you can imagine that was more than a little frustrating. So it probably won't shock you to learn that a few of the prominent farmers in Salem village banded together in sixteen sixty six to petition Salem town for their independence. Salem town. However refused to comply. If you look at a map Salem town is right on the coast. That's Richard Trask. Again. It's a fairly large community in sixteen ninety two. They have about fifteen hundred residents. It looks more to the commercial ventures to fishing people. They are tend not to be yeoman farmers, but people who have occupations besides farming. The center of Salem village is about seven miles from the center of Salem town. And Salem village was looked at kind of as the breadbasket for Salem town. A year later in sixteen sixty seven these same farmers traveled south of Boston to petition the general court. They didn't get the independence they wanted. But they did walk away with a smaller victory. Anyone living outside of four mile circle. Would no longer be required a serve in the Salem town watch it was enough to keep a lot of people happy. Or a while at least. Every movement has two things. Supporters and detractors and the push for Salem village to become a community independent from the rule and oversight of Salem town was no exception. On the side in favor of breaking on was the second wealthiest family in the area the Putnam their.
"richard trask" Discussed on Unobscured
"Ninety six his handwriting gets smaller and smaller and more compact, and you can almost feel him being squeezed my. So this is really good historic stuff. We were thinking while the first church they've been here since the sixteenth seventies. There were very conservative church in New England. We had in the early eighteen hundreds the unitarian Rev revolution in which most I churches of in Massachusetts. And New England became unitarian a much more liberal church and very few remain congregational. The one in Salem village remain congregational, most of the people living in Salem village in what then was danvers planes. Excuse me to that over again in the. Nineteen fifties. And sixties most of the people who were the congregation of the first church. Were people who had lived there for generation upon generation. So they could trace their lineage back to the witchcraft times, they was so somewhat conservative and very neighborly in that they had a speech pattern that was only known to around centre street in danvers, and that was called the center street twang, really it's almost gone now because her info past like me moved into the neighborhood over the years. But you know, we figured this is going to be very hard to get them. New England is tend to be very possessive of their stuff. Even if they can't take care of them. And we thought the first church was going to be that way as well. For a number of months in years. We tried to help them with their collections and so forth. And once the establishment of the archival center came in nineteen seventy-two. They agreed. And will willing to take all of their records and put them on permanent deposit with us. I it was a real cool, and I have to give it to them. They were very good about it. We've done well with the materials we've actually spent a lot of money conserving the books and papers. And when that happened. It was like the flood gates open other churches said, well, that's the first church is willing to give it I guess, it's. Okay. So we now have with the exception of the Catholic church which has its own archives. We have every Protestant church that either was and became defunct or still functions. And the first church collection is is very good and very important. It's amazing. And that veil to read Samya Paris's. I guess professional complaints in documentation of what he's going through church is going through it is own handwriting. And you're right. I'm glad it's legible because a lot of that is very illegible ES. And that's because one of the reasons why Paris was asked by the magistrates to write down testimony during the witchcraft, and you would think he is a minister his family is afflicted by witchcraft. He's trying to root out the witches. They're asking him to to do the documentation. But I think he tried to do good job and at least two of the examinations. He at the end writes much was going on. It was very hard to here everything, but I tried to put things down as correct as possible. So that I wouldn't be guilty of prejudicing either side, right? That's paraphrasing. That's what he said. Yeah. Ommission could be a an accusation editing. The the history of of the event now one of the important families in this whole situation would be the Hawthorne family, and we talk about the removal of the charter from acid -chusetts in the the sixteen eighty s early sixty s and how John Hawthorne the magistrate his father. William was actually one of the key people in a stab machine some of the laws that were on the books in the colonies and helping to run govern. But he's also known for persecuting Quakers think you mentioned that a little bit ago that there was this animosity toward the Quakers and early on the Puritans didn't treat them. So well, do we know how the family legacy of the hawthorns influenced John the magistrates legal stature in the eyes of the Puritans many? You have a charter removed. There's no governor it almost seems that we're in a little bit of a legal chaos for for a small amount of time. But at the center of the the examinations in the witch trials, we have a Hawthorne. We have we have William son, John who comes in is this is this a fact the way he's perceived by the community around the do they feel some trust in him that thing goodness. At least John's in charge of this two of the most important magistrates in Salem would Jonathan and Jonathan Corwin right? They were both merchants. Marooned people not lawyers not professional legal people. But they had a lot of sense. They always were for years onto one of the government was magistrates who had cases, and they were asked to take a look at what was happening in Salem village. So they were the initial magistrates who came over to little old Salem village. Much for sixteen ninety two. They went to the meeting house because they had to have enough space because everybody and heard about three people being accused of witchcraft, and it became a real public thing. Where told that the meeting house was absolutely filled to the gills and people were outside looking in trying to find out. What was happening? It was cold. I they'd had a snowstorm just a day or two before while it was actually Salem village. Sixteen ninety two was a relatively mild year for snow, but it was still a cold winter. And yeah, it's it's mud season. And would have been quite a spectacle, e have probably more than the population of Salem villages there watching what is you know, the first real witchcraft examination that they've had in years in here. It is little Salem village. Hah? Breath on was very specific in that. He masked many questions Jonathan Corwin generally took down the evidence that he was hearing and didn't ask a lot of questions, but hath on did. And you can see us leading questions. How long have you been a witch? You know, it's the kind of thing. I when did you stop beating your wife kind of thing? They believed especially after Titova who is Reverend Paris's slave probably a Caribbean who had come with Paris when he became minister. She's confessed. She was the first of fifty people who confessed and in those days. You know, we still have a hard time. All that. We know about psychology today when someone confesses and later retracts it, and we go, well, you know, why would you confess if you're not if you're if you're not guilty. Why would you confess while people do confess, especially under certain real strains and Ticha gave a real confession? This some. Possible evidence that she might have been beaten by Paris to quote, tell the truth, and she came up with something that instead of coming the witchcraft thing in in most which craft cases both in England in New England, which you do is get one maybe two people accused they would either be found guilty or quickly found guilty and hanged. And that would be the end of it. He have three people accused in Salem village. One is Paris's slave and imagine. How Paris must have thought that the witchcraft begins in his household here? He's a minister of God. How excruciatingly embarrassing it had to be him. And I think that's one of the reasons you have to understand that Paris was going to root out this evil because it was happening within his family in tissue said. Well, I may doc man came and told me to afflict the children, which I did. And she kind of accused the other two who said they weren't guilty. But they weren't sure about each other. You know, and. Titova indicates that not only of the three of them involved, but this several others. So instead of tapping it down it expands it, and when just a few weeks later, actually a few days later, a covenant church member is accused and then a three-year-old girl is accused. And then another covenant member is accused. And then a man is accused you suddenly get this explosion of witchcraft accusations. And when people start confessing. Why would you confess and Reverend HALE John HALE minister in Beverly right next to Dan verse he wrote a book later on about the witchcraft called a modest in Korean to the nature of witchcraft and anytime you see a book from the seventeenth century. That says a modest inquiry what he's gonna do is bulk the system, he's not going to be one who becomes Copacetic. With the with the company thoughts he's going to break out a little bit. And he asked that it not be published until after he died, and you might think boy, this is going to be controversial is actually not very controversial. Except that. He said two things brought the witchcraft forward. One was the believability of the afflicted children. They would doing things that normally wouldn't see being. Done. They were profoundly torching. Puritans weren't stupid. They knew what epilepsy was they knew what Saint elmo's fire is. They knew that kids could be manipulative times. But this was different. This was something that they had never experienced before. And this brought a profound belief so that sometimes even families of accused witches would say to their accused family while you must be guilty. Because maybe you don't know it, but you have to be guilty because the children say, you are and the other thing
"richard trask" Discussed on Unobscured
"Of people not liking that from the village if you had to participate in the militia he would go away from your own homestead. And there was always the the fear of Indian attack or something like that. You'd have to go five seven miles to Salem town to be part of the guide for the evening and your own homestead which was completely isolated was unprotected. Also, there was a religious part of it. So long ways to go five to seven miles every week. Actually twice a week. If you wanna go to religious services. So there was a real frustration on the part of the Salem villages. They made several petitions to be broken off as many of the communities were and Salem was always very reluctant to do that finally in sixteen seventy two they did acquiesce to have a Salem village have its own meeting house. It wasn't a covenant congregation. They still if they wanted to have communion would have to go to Salem, but they could hire lay ministers in Salem village. Build a meeting house, which they did. And I hear the word of God locally and this continued until sixteen eighty eight. When finally Salem a clearly ass, cly acquiesced and allowed Salem village to form their own covenant church. And that was the church of Christ at Salem village. And they introduced the new minister they had been several minutes previous. But this minister was able to do the sacraments and his name was the Reverend Mr. Samuel Paris. He had not been an ordained minister, he had I guess the term today would be taken courses, but you know, wasn't. And he was man who had changed his occupation. He was a merchant didn't do that. While they had a belief in wanting to do good in. And so took the call and Salem village and the village took him on as the minister, and he was ordained in sixteen eighty nine, but you find that in his coming to Salem village. You had some problems and the problems were you always had within Yar community. The covenant. Members hugely like ten percent of the population. And then the others the outsiders who had to contribute to the meeting house for the church, but didn't really have too much of a say that way they believed the outside is believed that the covenant members had given Paris too good a deal, especially since he hadn't been minister anyplace else. He was kind of a an newbie and the DEA was they gave him the passage which had been built in sixteen eighty one as a place that he could live in and also the gave him the deed to it. And most of the people in the village say, what are you doing that for, you know, this is stuff that we've thraw taxes put together he doesn't deserve passage. He deserves you know pay. So that brought the two to somewhat loggerheads and Paris, I guess by his nature awfully hard to know. What people are like from the prospect of four hundred years later, and you know, you really can't psychoanalyze anybody. But Paris apparently did believes that now that he was a minister he deserved what ministers typically got which was different differential respect within the community. And a lot of the villages. Just never wanted to give him that he started having problems with this congregation. They was supposed to bring to him the cord wood, and you needed about fifteen chord of would a year to be able to survive in a homestead I and they weren't doing it. And he had one of his requests was before. He would agree to be minister. They should bring it to him and many of them thought will have it. But he's gotta get it. Ministers often were also yeoman farmers themselves. And it just went badly. Paris did not get and he actually preached always talking about this confrontation trying to show that the shouldn't be any. And by the time of the witchcraft. He wasn't being paid his salary. He hardly had any would. And there was a although the covenant members still supported him, very Virga vigorously and several of the afflicted children came from the Paris house itself and from the house of other covenant members who live close by. So there are a lot of factors that made this kind of a red flag kind of thing not to say that there wasn't consternation in other settlements because ministers, although today, we would think all the Puritans they they had the love they minister, and they had to get together. It was always a ca. Attention within many communities about the pay of the the salary of of the ministers. And there was a controversy very often that would last for several years whenever I love that firewood becomes the centerpiece of this conversation a lot it was part of his contract negotiations that that that he had firewood delivered him. It sounds petty. And I think in some ways it represents the pettiness of how they were treating their minister not paying him and things like that. So one of the early conflicts again going back to pre which crafts trials is this Putnam versus porter rivalry that seems to be taking place, and there are religious issues within it. I think you know, the fact that you got that halfway covenant. That's I guess a little more of a leaning a liberal leaning puritan faith in the porters are on that side of the fence. And then you have the Putnam's in Salem village. Who are they were part of those covenant members of the church if I'm correct? And they seem to be fighting a lot about that. They're also two of the wealthiest families in the area. But but the part that baffles me when I read about it is how in Thomas Putnam senior passed away in his will was executed. You know in the wealth is distributed. It wasn't it wasn't a Putnam or even. An independent party who executes that will. But it's Israel porter. What can you tell us about that that situation? First of all, you should understand that the Putnam 's controlled approximately I gonna remember did a study in this in graduate school. They there were about twelve to fifteen percent of the population of Salem village, where Putnam's and their associated of community of others who married into the Putnam family made it so that they were a the the largest minority within Salem village, they tended to be a bit conservative. They were almost all Yeomen farmers believed in wealth being land. So they were not rich in the fact of money but in land, right, and they tended to live in the western part of the village. The western part of the village being farther away from Salem town. Than other parts of saleability like is far away as you get essentially. Right. And the port is looked more towards the east to the coast towards Salem. You might say they were perhaps a little more sophisticated or at least they ran around with a population. That was more looking to the outward rather than to the Inwood the porters were and Thomas Putnam when he died. He had married a second time and the offspring from that was Joseph Putnam and Joseph Putnam. He was named Joseph because of the biblical Joseph foo was the youngest stand. And I would dare say probably the other partners who are bit jealous of Joseph because he and his mother inherited the bulk of the property that Thomas head and in those days with prime Jansher. It was supposed to be the oldest. Member of the family got most everything and the others would get basically scraps. Right. So there was some resentment there.
"richard trask" Discussed on Unobscured
"This episode of on obscured was made possible by SimpliSafe home security system. Dun-rite many people start off their new year with a few resolutions, but most of us and breaking them one resolution worth sticking to this year is keeping your home and family safe. Simplisafe believes nothing should get between you and protecting your family, no contracts. No middlemen. No installation windows that take up your valuable time. Protect your home and family today. Just go to SimpliSafe dot com slash unobstructed and get started. That's SimpliSafe dot com slash on obscured. Our historian interview today is with Richard drastic since nineteen seventy two he served as the archivist for the town of danvers. That's old Salem village. Overseeing one of the most extensive imprint collections on Salem, witchcraft in the country his expertise in the Salem, witchcraft era has allowed him to direct the excavation of the Samuel, Parris Parsonage, archaeological sites. He's also served as curator of the sixteen seventy eight Rebecca nurse homestead, and is the author of the book, the devil half been raised and co editor of the two thousand nine Cambridge University press volume records of the Salem witch hunt not only that but he's a descendant of several witchcraft victims. He has taught American history architecture was an eighteenth century reenactor for over two decades and has lectured extensively throughout New England. Trask served as a consultant for CBS news, the president John F Kennedy assassination records review board and the. National archives, and I had a chance to sit down with trash this past summer. And we had a great chat that I can't wait to share with you. So without further delay. Let's get on with the show. This is the unobserved interview series for season one. I'm Aaron minke. My name is Richard Trask. I'm a townie in the town of Dan verse. And most people haven't heard of the name Dan verse before but our old name was Salem village. And this is ground zero of the witchcraft of Salem village in sixteen ninety two and as a kid I used to go to my grandparents very often. And my grandmother would tell me stories about one of our ancestors who is hanged as a witch Mary Esti. Okay. She was sister of Rebecca nurse more well known of the witchcraft victims, and I used to look in a book in their small library, which was a early twentieth. Century books called Salem, witchcraft by fellow by the name of Nevins. And that just got me very interested in the subject, and I've been with it since almost a an adolescent while. Well, let's start with the basic question. Then what was a witch in sixteen ninety two Salem? According to the English which was and this was the same with most of Europe at the time, which was a person who had made a covenant a pact with the devil whereby. They would gain knowledge power and be able to do things or change things that were typically unnatural and for that the devil gave them this power. And they were going to serve him. They often will give an Imps or familias which were unseasonable things that would do evil to people, and they would have to suckle energy from the witch. And that's why many of the witchcraft cases they're always looking for what are called which marks which tits. That the Imps would be able to suck energy from the which itself, and which was a diabetic thing. According to the people of the time, we're not talking about wiccan history, and the the the witches who tend to be around this country today. This was a diabolical thing in which they worshiped and tried to do the devil's call. And usually took the form of flicking the the large air, quote, good Christians of the area. Right. Yes. And in Salem village in sixteen ninety two when they discovered that which is were about the whole purpose of it was to bring down the puritan Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Right. They looked themselves as being the elect of God, the the new Israelites of all who were establishing a city upon the hill, and the devil obviously would want to combat that type of thing. And that's why they believe that the devil was coming to Salem village into all of mass bay to
"richard trask" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"It's a great way to do it. And because at least there's some hope at the end of the tunnel and that one and so when we get back into the new year, we're gonna take those six interviews. We did with the six story and stuck to Emerson Baker Dr Richard Trask? Dr Jan Kaminsky. Mary Beth Norton, Maryland, cave Roach and Stacy Schiff. Hey, got them all and we're gonna we're gonna publish them weekly one at a time all six of the interviews, polished up and put together nicely. So that. Because. Obscured his narrative, storytelling, it's telling a story for forty five minutes. And then every now and then you'll hear like Dr Baker jump in and talk for fifteen seconds to get a point across for me. But we never get all of his his interview. And it's it's a great interview. So this is our way of sharing those big conversations with people, and you can just sit in front of the fire hose and drink, and it's awesome. I concur sounds like a plan. So so Aaron before we leave what is the one big lesson that you have learned from making this show that we should intern. Learn. That's the way. That's right. Teach us the secrets of the universe. Aaron please. Hurry point of order. Frederick. We part of our exploration today was how was about how difficult misleading I know capsule things. I'm trying trying to get magic. No, I hear, you know, look, I will say that. I'm an echo something. I heard somebody say earlier, it's really really. Important to remember that these were people that we look back with three hundred twenty six years of distance and say crazy like they shifted on that. I would totally do things different. If I was in their shoes. And you know, what you probably wouldn't. Because of the way it was built the structure, the social the religious, the the government, the the the wars and the weather and all of those pieces, I think we'd all do the same thing. And I think it's important for us in any historical situation. But especially the Salem witch trials to look back at it and say, these are just people if hopes dreams fears insecurities, they have talent they have desires to be on stage. They have desires to slip in in hide under the radar whatever it is like these are just normal people like us, and if we forget that that's when we start to misunderstand history. And and that's that's one of the biggest lessons that I can take away from this. Oh, man that was so much more than I even. Effected? Okay. Thank you. Erin. Yes. Sincerely, thank you so much..
"richard trask" Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
"So things like the warrant that was issued for. Reverend George Burroughs like you can see the warrants right there written out in handwriting long forms dates on it and everything it's it's beautiful. It's tragic. So there there are things that we have. And we still find things, you know, every year somebody's bumping into a new document, some family opens up book in their library and finds a a warrant or a letter that was tucked away like it happens. But a lot of it's just sort of disappeared. You know, I think this right here is the stuff. They don't want you to know about the Salem witch trials, can you can you imagine? Now in this in modern history. If someone attempted to do this just if it was a on a year long process somewhere and someone said, Nope, we're going to strike this whole thing from the record. Nope. Everybody put away your social media note. We're going to delete everybody's Facebook. It's over this didn't happen. Here's the official account in this one Thome or this one blog. All right. Carry on. That's insane. To me. That could even happen. But you know, we did where do we go? We went to the danvers archival the Denver's archival center. Yeah. The so the the Peabody Essex library Peabody institute library, that's in danvers Peabody's another town, but the danvers libraries actually called the Peabody institute library, it's confusing. But they have a they have an archive in the basement. They haven't archivist one of our historians. Richard Trask is a decades long experienced historian. He's also descended from a number of the victims from the witch trials and he lives within blocks of where it all happened in a period home. He's he's a cool guy. I like Richard a lot. And he sits as the archivist down there in the the the bowels of the library. And he manages all these amazing things the church changed locations. They moved across the street a few years after it was all over. They've got a new minister Reverend green maybe in the sixteen. Eighteen ninety eight ninety nine range or so he moved the building across the street. And then eventually that was torn down. They built a bigger building. Because it's a church and they grow in populations grow in the nineteen seventies. I think there was a fire of the church and Richard Trask win with the the fire department. It was able to get in and save some things he saved the original communion where you know, like the chalice the bowl those things are made out of pewter, but they were in a box right by the door and on purpose. Like, he told them to keep them by the door in case. There was a fire. And then two books were saved one is think of them both as like ships logs, you think like Picard talking to the computer in his in his ready room. Ship's log date, whatever. So there was there was a log for the church itself. A lot of people wrote in it, whoever officers and important people would write in there like we excommunicated in a Martha Corey on this date or we brought in this member this date. It's sort of a happenings of the church that book from sixteen ninety two was saved as well. As the ministers book, which is sort of a ship's, log for the minister in in that has Samuel Paris's writing in detailing things that are going on writing about the events, and when he left and Reverend green came in that book was handed off to Reverend green. And then he takes over writing in it. And it's almost like a diary for whoever holds the position of minister. So cool. And to get to see them hold them. And look at them. It's just they're amazing. And we'll continue to explore this in just a moment. After quirk from our sponsor. Most serial killers don't make any effort to involve the media or investigators. They're very secretive. They don't want attention. They almost want their crimes to go unnoticed, but the idea of committing a crime, and then calling the police and bragging about it. That's a whole 'nother level of terror..
"richard trask" Discussed on Unobscured
"The pump had been primed if anyone was to blame for getting the community in an uproar about Rebecca nurse and her sisters. It was Reverend Samuel Parris. Of course, he felt threatened Rebecca and the other is didn't care for his highly conservative hand on the rudder. And they wanted him gone Peres responded with scathing sermons from the pulpit through March, April and may Peres used his position at the head of the congregation to sow discontent and fear. He preached about the devil among them in about how anyone might be working for the enemy, even the neighbors. They had known for so long. So when the oiler in Terminator moved on from Bridget Bishop and began to hear testimony and depositions in regards to Rebecca nurse. There were plenty of people to come forward. Mercy Lewis reported seen Rebecca's specter attacking Putnam boy. Then another Putnam John junior claimed that his infant son died just three days after he had a public disagreement with the old woman. Thomas Putnam, Nathaniel Ingersoll and Reverend Parris were among the respected adults who put pen to paper and wrote out their testimony against Rebecca they were bringing out the big guns so to speak with the aim of damning, the old woman in the eyes of the judges and jury what they were in for a surprise, Maryland K Roach once again, the nurse family circulated a petition among natives and lots of people signed it wasn't just so people put their names on it. This was incredibly significant. Here's historian Richard Trask on exactly why of the documents that survive, we have maybe about twenty of them in which either one person a couple or a bunch of people would send in a deposition or a petition saying that we've known her all of our life. And she never looked like she was a witch never deported. Her any more than a good Christian. Forty people signed the one to Rebecca nurse. The judges went into the official oil and Turner trial for Rebecca nurse, assuming she would play along like everyone else, but backfired if they were going to have a cloud of witnesses to her evil nature, then Rebecca's family would bring an army of their own and they made huge advances to some of the character. Witnesses who stepped forward to defend Rebecca nurse. Also brought unusual stories that cast doubt on. On the testimony of the afflicted girls. Much of it centered around Elizabeth Hubbard the teenage girl who had seen that wolf following her that cold winter night, many months before. One man claimed that during a visit to the home of Elizabeth's uncle, Dr Griggs the girl had talked about denying the Sabbath. Another man sixty year old farmer named Clements. Cold them, recalled giving Elizabeth a ride home on his horse when the girl claimed that they were being followed by the devil. After a while. She told Cole them that. She wasn't afraid because she and the devil were on good. Speaking terms, a similar story with a similar message was told about one of the other afflicted girls, Abigail Williams, and a farmer named Robert Moulton believed that Susannah Sheldon had lied to the court when she told them that the devil had dragged her over stonewall because he was there that day any washed her climb the wall all on her own Rebecca's own daughter, Sara nurse, testified that she had watched another of the accusers. Sarah Beiber, actually, pull straight pins out of her clothing. And then prick herself in the knee before crying out that Rebecca had attacked her. It was all farce. She said and in a shocking move against her own family, John and Rebecca Putnam stood up in her defenses. Well, one of the charges against Rebecca nurse had been that she had killed their daughter and son in law. But the grieving parents made it clear that the younger couple had died from a fever and not witchcraft. It was amazing really in the face of the frightful charge of witchcraft Rebecca's family, not only mounted a solid defense of her character. But the attacked the very truth of accusers at the same time. It was a one two punch that was sure to set their friend and matriarch free armed with all of that testimony. The jury was sent away to make a decision. Here's Richard Trask..
"richard trask" Discussed on The Naked Scientists
"Essentially, the answer is not yet. You go to types of making something one is you remove material like you start with a block of metal and remove it mechanically oil. You start at the bottom with very low scale Nanno printing three d printing techniques and insects, and all these structures are just about in the middle there. And really we're not quite in terms of engineering. We know how these insects work and how there is work, but I think the technology to replicate them could be, you know, maybe a good ten, twenty years of even. So it's amazing to think that we're beginning to make progress in that direction rope. Thanks very much for joining us to talk about it and we wish you luck with your creek. Get inspired hearing is in the future that was real Malcolm, he's from the university of Bristol. So who knows? You might be listening to this program on a crooked spot Mark van in the future. Thank you all the guests this week as well. Joel Newt more set. Michelle Owen. Richard Trask pays county and Chris Proctor, and we've just got time for question of the week and this week we've been sniffing out an answer for Twitter user Andris like do wild animals also self for manages. And so does this occur at the same rate as in humans? Allergies are no fun, but do wild animals suffer as much as we do on the forum. One user dead cat says, why wouldn't they humans? Another domesticated? Mammals are all animals to help us answer this question. We turn to Andy flies a wild immunologist from the university of Tasmania. The short answer is yes. Animals do get allergies, but not at the same rate as humans. Whoever does stink tion of wild animals and not just animals. Next question much more interesting to this wild immunologist. The number of documented cases of allergies in wild animals is tiny compared to the number of allergy cases in humans and domestic animals. This could be a sampling bias because domestic animals are regularly observed by their owners and us allergies are more likely to get noticed and reported then for an elusive wildcat. I think the sheer number of pets knees videos on the internet, probably backs that of belittle. Alternatively, natural. Selection could make difficult for animals with allergies to survive and reproduce. For example, think of a leopard stocking its prey only to sneeze when it gets close. From a scientific point of view, the higher rate of allergies and captive animals than in wild animals is fascinating parallel to the rise of allergies and industrialized human society. There are many hypotheses as to why there has been an increase in allergies in humans in the past century. But most of them revolve around humans being disconnected from the environment in which we evolved. Human society has urbanized. We have become less likely to be infected with the microbes and parasites with which we co evolved. The immune system needs to be trained by early and continuous exposure to microbes and parasites for property velopment. And without this training, immune system can end up attacking the wrong targets, like harmless pollen giving your dog bottled water might send it down the same allergy prone path that many humans have tried. Thank you. Andy for helping sniff out an answer to that question next week, relieving allergies on the whole planet behind as we go to the moon to answer this question from Chad, is it possible to. Sheriff Alm the moon. So humans could live there. Long-term is shit lunacy to major. What did they anyway? Have you gotten answer for us or have you go to question that could become next week's question of the week in either case right to Chris at the naked scientists dot com. You can also tweet at naked. Scientists will pick them up there or you can
"richard trask" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Plug in or killing multiple a member today call eight eight laugh interview that he had with walter cronkite should john f kennedy and all of us know very cleverly you just part of their three could jfk for the the vietnam war is ultimately while the vietnamese walked a win for them so and then all of us don't cut it when he will not say with but frost to withdraw is through who would be a terrible mistake we can provide the ma training and blow up the good work for us to withdraw uh i think would be a terrible mistake that the entire clip and anyone can find it on youtube who taught it to you the lack of dui ever gave the walter crocodile without doors recipient lawn chairs uh what fleet uh would you have any information on people who film was taken from daily kuala that day that'd be turned it over to government agent well we we focused on films and photographs and in fact we try to get publicity about the existence of the review board and there was local media and we asked people to come forward maybe there was an old shoe blocks that had a 8millimeter film in it and in fact one group came forward a family said that we have out takes from that day in dallas things that in those days the emi remember the film would literally beyond the cutting room floor in a technician gathered everything up and he saved that any spliced it altogether in this family had kept it hidden for over thirty years in again another one of my trips i went to dallas retrieve the film and that film is now at the at the national archives in although it does not show oh the shooting itself does have some interesting footage from after the assassination in dealey plaza in some research is a photographic expert from massachusetts named richard trask did some great work on that particular film because he picked out things and he and his theory was the a gentleman in dealy plaza that for years people had said uh was jack ruby who who was no other evidence that he was in dili plaza but the film that we found that i went to dallas to get dick trashed said it revealed from different angle that in fact the person people said look like jack ruby he was not him so there there are.