<Tricia> On behalf of Websleuths and Forums for Justice Thank You so much. Christine is now going to post the questions Marc has already answered. This will be available on the forums later on. <Christine2448> Toms girl asked: With so many missing children, how do you pick which cases to become involved with personally? <Christine2448> A: The KlaasKids Foundation enters cases in three ways. We have to be invited to participate by the family or by law enforcement. In these cases our involvement can involve anything from family support or counseling to supporting search efforts. The third way that we become involved, as in the current case involving Caylee Anthony, is through our relationship with media. <Christine2448> Misty M asked: Were you advised to get legal counsel while the LE were "investigating" your possible involvement in your daughters case? (As I know that parents are often the first people investigators will try to clear). <Christine2448> A: One of my best friends and one of the first people to arrive on the scene is a deputy City Attorney for San Jose. He advised me not to get an attorney as we both knew that I had done nothing wrong. <Christine2448> In your experiences, do you come across parents of missing children who appear to be unemotional, uncaring or 'hinky' as we would say, but ended up being innocent? <Christine2448> A: Not really. The loss of a child is overwhelming and in those kinds of experiences it is very difficult to hide emotion. That being said, numerous parents, including myself have not cried on camera or in other public venues. <Christine2448> ok i'm chimein in on this one...I want to search, Marc, your response makes sense.... <Christine2448> Do you find it odd that LE, independent organizations, and everyday people are not actively searching for little Caylee's remains, considering most of the media seems to already portray her as 'gone' with evidence of decomposition in the car of her mother/grandparents? <Christine2448> A: Where are they supposed to look? It is a very big world and she is a very little girl. <Christine2448> Bam asked: Do you think George, Cindy, and or Lee, knew of Caylees disappearance before the 911 call? Do you think any of them are directly or indirectly involved in a cover-up in to what may have happened to Caylee? I notice George Anthony never call Caylee by her name, but reference her to little girl, child, and such. <Christine2448> A: From what I know, none of Caseys relatives knew that Caylee was missing prior to Caseys admission. I believe that the family is disintegrating before our eyes and the family, with Cindy taking the lead, is desperately trying to justify the unjustifiable. The truth lays with Casey and Casey alone. <Christine2448> Txsvicki asked: How do you think posters on message boards should discuss missing people as far as theories, persons of interest, family members, etc.? <Christine2448> A: However they want. We live in a free country. Remember though, Elizabeth Smart proves that some cases are successfully returned. Polly Klaas, Elizabeth Smart and Jessica Lunsford prove that the burden of safety cannot be placed upon the shoulders of kids and that every kid is at risk. Not every parent is guilty despite initial appearances. <Christine2448> Bobby62 asked: How can I, as Joe Citizen, help in the physical search for Caylee. I live fairly close, have a truck and ATV and know how to get to Hopespring drive. In the search I am speaking of I am assuming the worst. <Christine2448> A: Again it is a big world and she is a little girl. There is really nothing that can be done until law enforcement has some indication of where to search. I do not recommend independent searches. <Christine2448> Susieclue asked: What possible reason could there be for no sketch of Zenaida to be released to the public? <Christine2448> A: Casey has not provided one. <Christine2448> Salem asked: What are your thoughts on the Madeleine McCann case out of Portugal, now that the legal inquiry has been archived? Do you think Maddie will be found? <Christine2448> A: I think that her parents were irresponsible for not protecting their children. There may be a break in the case that will result in determining what actually happened. However, that becomes less likely as time passes. <Christine2448> In the Caylee Anthony case, do you think any other members of the family were involved? <Christine2448> A: No, I dont. <Christine2448> Alwayshocked asked: Do any of the TV hosts upon whose programs you make appearances ever get upset with you because of your consistent "straight talk" regarding how you feel about a case? <Christine2448> A: Not that I am aware of. At least nobody has said anything to me. <Christine2448> Riverrat asked: Have you ever considered how you, your life, might have been different had you NOT became a part of Victim Advocacy? Not to mention the state of America and how we would be now without your help........ <Christine2448> A: Thank you for the kind words. Prior to Pollys abduction I was a small businessman. I made money, had happy relationships and lived a good life. However, I was intellectually adrift. Pollys death gave me purpose, vision and grounding. I am a better man now that I was then. Unfortunately, the price one sometimes pays for direction is far too high. I would revert back to the snarky dude of 15-years ago in a heartbeat if <Christine2448> Dr. Doogie asked: How far down the required chain of events are we to finally seeing Richard Allen Davis actual get the needle? Has he received a "death penalty appeal approved" attorney yet? Has an appeal been filed? Has it been reviewed by the Appeals Court yet? <Christine2448> A: I try to look at it mathematically. He is about number 450 on a list of more than 650 in a state that has executed 13-persons in 45-years. Usually, I dont put much energy thinking about the killer at all. <Christine2448> Truly asked: Hello Mark, and thank you for taking the time to consider our questions. I would like to ask your opinion of the http://neverlosehopefoundation. <Christine2448> A: They are too new for me to form an opinion. As a rule of thumb, the KlaasKids Foundation rarely endorses or forms partnerships with organizations that have been in existence for less that 2-years. One exception that comes to mind is the Jessica Lunsford Foundation. <Christine2448> Clodagh asked: Given the unusual circumstances and actors in the Anthony case, do you think that Cindy, George and Lee should be consulting with a forensic psychiatrist? <Christine2448> A: Probably; that sounds like a good suggestion. It seems that all three of these people have been saying incredibly inappropriate and contradictory things to the media, and they have been wholly ineffective in coercing Casey to tell the truth. Wouldn't a professional provide them with the proper communication tools for talking to Casey AND the media? <Christine2448> Nocgirl asked: In light of Colorado authorities officially clearing JonBenet Ramsay's parents of any involvement in her murder, who do you think killed the little girl? Do you think her parents had any involvement in her death, even though they have been cleared? <Christine2448> A: I do not know the events that transpired in the Ramsey home that fateful night, but I do believe that the parents were responsible for her death and the eventual cover-up. That is where the evidence points. <Christine2448> I am also curious what your thoughts are in the Johnny Gosch case. Do you believe Noreen's claim that Johnny visited her in 1997 and that he is still alive? Who do you think is responsible for his abduction and do you think a large scale pedophile ring is involved? <Christine2448> A: Beyond seeing the pictures of a boy bound who is supposed to be Johnny Gosch I dont know enough about the case to have an informed opinion. Pedophile rings do exist and human trafficking does exist. <Christine2448> Amster asked: My question is about police procedures. In a case such as the Anthony one, are the family encouraged, discouraged or neither from going on shows like Greta, Nancy Grace, etc.? Is there any concern that they will inadvertently say something to hurt the case? <Christine2448> A: The police can have varying opinions on media participation. In our case they did not encourage us to use the media, but neither did they dissuade us from going to the media. Again, it is a free country and one can do as one pleases. <Christine2448> Speaking of Nancy Grace....do you have an opinion about the lawsuit against her? <Christine2448> A: No. <Christine2448> OK, that was everyting Marc answered ahead of time I am now going to post new questions <Christine2448> marc? <Christine2448> tricia? <Tricia> I'm here <PollyDad> Yes, I'm here. <Tricia> Marc <Christine2448> k one sec then we will roll <Tricia> Ok. Christine tell us how it will work <PollyDad> Hi Tricia. <Tricia> Doing great Marc. Thank you! Busiest chat ever in our history [<PollyDad> Yeehaw!! <Tricia> I can just see you standing on your desk yelling that out. <Tricia> LOL <PollyDad> Singing to the choir. <WindChime> Hi Marc <Christine2448> Post4ed by donnam [<Christine2448> First, thank you very much for taking the time to be here. I admire you for all your great work and am truly humbled by you being here. I would like to know what you think of the Trenton Duckett case. Do you believe he is (as speculated/rumored) alive in Korea with family,or do you believe he was murdered at the hands of his mother or someone else? Thank you again, Donna New Jersey <PollyDad> I believe that he was murdered at the hands of his mother, and perhaps somebody else. <Christine2448> Posted by koldcase Has Mark heard any opinions from other LE agencies in the nation regarding Mary Lacy's recent "clearing" of the Ramseys based on the "touch" DNA? <PollyDad> I think that she knew that she wasn't going to get away with. That's why she killed herself. I haven't heard anything from other LE agencies, but I think that Mary Lacy and everything that she believes is pure nonsense. <PollyDad> She seems infatuated with JR. <PollyDad> and he's just a snarky turd! <Tricia> LOL <Christine2448> Beyondbelief Mr. Klaas, always Pollys's dad to me, my question is simply, "how are you doing?" <PollyDad> I'm doing well. <PollyDad> Violet and I have been doing this for 15 years now. Her legacy is our therapy. <Christine2448> 2nd question from koldcase I have a personal question, if it's not too.... How is Mark himself? He takes a huge burden in his work. I can't imagine how tough he has to be to withstand facing down such evil every day. <PollyDad> We lead very interesting lives. We have focus and we have a righteous cause. <PollyDad> Ya, I'm going to have a martini after we finish. <Christine2448> Posted by No hat <Christine2448> Mr. Klaas, Just wanted to let you know and hope to do it appropriately so, that Polly would be so very proud of you today as well as from the day she went missing. My question for you is will you be attending the Laughing for Laci event for Laci Peterson in Modesto & do you know what kind of news coverage will be involved? Do you ever contact other victims' families such as the Rochas? Thank you for all you do. I watch you regularly on the Nancy Grace Show and you truly are an inspiration. <PollyDad> Tricia knows. We have had martini's more than once. <Christine2448> liltigress <Christine2448> Welcome Marc! I would like to know what you would say to George and Cindy Anthony if you had the opportunity. Given your straight forward approach, do you think you would be able to get them to take the blinders off and educate them on how to speak to their daughter to get her to tell the truth? And what do you think about these vigils for Caylee? Thank you so much for visiting us. <PollyDad> I won't be attending the Laci event. <PollyDad> Usually such events in Modesto are sponsored by the Sund Carrington Foundation. <PollyDad> These days it is prohibitive as it is 100 miles each way. <PollyDad> I think that George and Cindy, particularly Cindy, should take some time off. She is not doing anybody favors by continuing to use TV to attack everyone elso. <PollyDad> Maybe a long weekend away. <PollyDad> Learn not to talk too much. <Christine2448> In cases of older children, or tweens, say 11-17, one of the biggest problems is there seems to be a hesitancy by LE to enact the alert where it is an older child I assume because it is not that uncommon for a kid that age to be less kept track of by the parents among other reasons. In Carlie Bruscia's case this was a factor. Do you have any thoughts about how to address that issue? <Christine2448> I could pen (e) about 100 questions, thanks and God Bless. <PollyDad> Understand that everybody else wants to bring Caylee home too. <PollyDad> Well, everyone but Casey. <Christine2448> sorry, blink34 posted that <PollyDad> But, on the other hand, girls 11-15 are the most vulnerable demographic in our population. <Christine2448> OK now i will take pms <Christine2448> i will post in order rec'd <Christine2448> pm me to talk to mark <Christine2448> may even let you in here one on one <PollyDad> They tried to convince us that Polly had run away with a boyfriend. <PollyDad> It can be le's excuse for every disappearance. "Oh, she probably just ran away and will return in a couple of days." <Christine2448> double click on my name on the left and ask away <Christine2448> *MagicRose99* Ask how we can help with his foundation please! <PollyDad> Thank you for asking. You know, this is a very tough time for non-profit organizations just as it is a tough time for everyone else. <PollyDad> Our events are way down from last year. <PollyDad> We would gratefully accept monetary donations at this time. <PollyDad> We are a non-profit, so all donations are tax deductible.