- Religion and Philosophy
Self-professed psychic, Patricia Monna, describes having always been able to sense when people around here were ill or near death.
She now receives vision about distant events (a.k.a."remote viewing"), and with the aid of Google Earth, locates specific sites where crimes may have occurred.
She also runs a New Age shop in Calgary, runs retreats, provides life coaching, and advertises her availability as a model.
Monna has gone public with her belief that police should be more open to taking tips from people who claim to have extra-sensory perception (ESP).
The Canadian police are understandably reluctant t except psychic tips as they are not acceptable evidence in acquiring warrants or making a legal case against a suspect.
Monna is a member of "Find Me" a group that provides psychic tips on missing persons and murder cases. However Canadian police are reportedly not so keen on taking advantage of this offer.
My Take on It
I feel the police are correct to accept tips from psychic just as they would any other information presented to them. If these tips proved reliable I am sure they would become more receptive to hearing from the the psychoc, regardless of the source of their information.
After all, some psychic are clearly scam artists or delusional, and others (including Monna) make their living from psychic work and so might be subject to a desire publicity rather than just a desire to help.
Every piece of information that goes into a case will be rakes over by defense lawyers and psychic tips cannot currently hold up tp this scrutiny in the way that forensics evidence can. So a police officer that pursued one suspect and neglected another based on a psychic tip could leaves themselves exposed to charges of misconduct.