Sign the Spingola Files’ Online Petition Regulating Drones in Wisconsin

The Spingola Files is circulating an online petition asking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to take executive action to restrict the use of Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAV’s), a.k.a. drones, in Wisconsin.

If you’re the type of American who enjoys freedom and liberty and despises totalitarianism, this petition speaks directly to you.


© Steve Spingola, Wales, WI 2013

When Calling the Police is the Best Form of Crime Prevention


To view this article, checkout Best of the Spingola Files, Vol. II: Here’s Looking at You coming to Amazon.com in December 2012.


Steve Spingola is an author and retired Milwaukee Police Department homicide detective. 

If your group is in need of a fascinating guest speaker, consider the Spingola Files Psychology of Homicide presentation.  For more information, visit www.badgerwordsmith.com/the_psychology_of_homicide_presentation.html

 © Steven Spingola, Wales, WI, 2011

The Wackos of Westboro

Worse than the murder itself it’s not; however, it’s a close second. 

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church—known in some circles as ‘the wackos of Westboro’—plan to demonstrate in Blacksburg, Virginia tomorrow claiming the violent homicide of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington is a curse from God.  The young woman was as last seen alive thumbing for a ride outside a Metallica concert, held on the University of Virginia campus, on October 17, 2009.  Her body was discovered on January 26, 2010, on a 720 acre farm in nearby Albemarle County.

This is the same Westboro Baptist Church that recently caught the ire of many Americans for protesting adjacent to the funeral of a U.S. serviceman killed in the line of duty.   The group claimed the young U.S. Marine died as a result of God’s wrath towards America’s pro-homosexual agenda.

“We’ve already had our daughter abducted, raped, and murdered,” Morgan’s mother, Gil Harrington, recently told NBC Channel 12, “and now we have this postmortem attack.”

According to WDBJ Channel 7, the Westboro Baptist Church informed city administrators that it plans to picket outside a Jewish Community Center, along Blacksburg’s Main Street, and in front of a middle school. 

Dan Harrington, Morgan’s father, plans to be present but will not engage the protesters.  “They [members of the Westboro Baptist Church] plan to be at Virginia Tech tomorrow to protest a number of things, including the fact Morgan Harrington’s death was deserved, and, again, how would any family feel when you hear those types of comments made?”

Like all Americans, members of the Westboro Baptist Church are entitled to their free speech rights.  Sane and compassionate individuals throughout the nation, however, will stand arm-in-arm and pray for the Harringtons as the family deals with the tragic death of their daughter.


Steven Spingola is a former Milwaukee Police Department homicide detective and the author of The Killer in Our Midst: the Case of Milwaukee’s North Side Strangler.

Copyright, Steven Spingola, Wales, WI, 2010

Spingola Files Polo Shirts Now Available

Since this Web site’s inception, a number of people have passed along tips regarding interesting investigations.  Many of these cases merit further scrutiny.  To look further, however, the Spingola Files — like any other worthy operation — is in need of additional resources. 

In an effort to develop the revenue needed to dig deeper, I have created a line of Spingola Files polo shirts.  Available in sizes medium, large and extra large, these classy black shirts feature the trademarked Spingola Files logo. 

As many of you know, obtaining information via open records, conducting detailed research, and traveling to venues to explore open homicide cases, takes both time and money.  I am more than willing to invest the time.  After all, justice, in many instances, is illusive.  Now I am asking the readers of this site to underwrite some of the expenses by purchasing a polo shirt or two. 

My goal is to raise the necessary funds to travel with a colleague to Charlottesville, Virginia to thoroughly examine the Morgan Harrington case, the Colonial Parkway murders, and activities related to the Route 29 stalker. 

To get a look at the official Spingola Files polo shirt and obtain an order form, please visit:



Steven Spingola is a former Milwaukee Police Department homicide detective and the author of The Killer in Our Midst: the Case of Milwaukee’s North Side Strangler.

Copyright, Steven Spingola, Wales, WI 2010