Monthly Archives: February 2012

2 more Chardon High victims die

T.J. Lane

T.J. Lane, Ohio school shooting suspect, chose victims at random, prosecutor says:

Since Monday’s school shooting at Chardon High School two more victims have since died from their injuries. They have been identified as 17-year-old Russel King Jr. and 16-year-old Demetrius Hewlin. The two surviving victims are 18-year-old Joy Rickers, who has been released from the hospital, and 17-year-old Nick Walczak. Again my thoughts and prayers go out to their friends and families.

We also have some news about the shooter himself. According to a press conference held by Geauga County Prosecutor David Joyce, Lane picked his victims at random. Not only that but Joyce said that the shooting had nothing to do with bullying.

Joyce said at a news conference after the court hearing that Lane was someone who was “not well” and the incident did not involve bullying or drugs.

So hopefully we can put that to rest in this case now.

Prosecutors have also said that they plan on trying Lane as an adult. I can’t wait to hear what excuses the kid criminal crowd will give to not have this multiple murderer not tried as an adult.

AZ trio caught trying to screw the pooch

Robert Aucker, Sarah Walker, and Shane Walker

MCSO: 3 arrested for planning to commit acts of bestiality:

In Maricopa County, Arizona three people have been charged with allegedly trying to use craigslist in order to commit bestiality.

The Sheriff’s Office says that 38-year-old Shane Walker, his 33-year-old wife Sarah Dae Walker and their 29-year-old friend, Robert A. Aucker, were searching craigslist for someone with a dog that was willing to let them have sex with it. Specifically Mrs. Walker was going to have sex with the dog while the other two watched. Ick. Instead of finding a willing dog owner they were met by undercover officers from the Sheriff’s Office. For some reason this has been a hit button issue with the infamous Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Unfortunately this is nothing new. I first brought you this craigslist phenomenon back in 2010. Also unfortunately this is not the first of these kind of arrests in Maricopa County.

Again this is what happens when you have a classifieds site with unmoderated personal sections not to mention the notorious casual encounters section, dogs get raped.

UPDATE 7/1/2012: The Walker’s have both pleaded guilty.

UPDATE 8/11/2012: The Walkers have been ‘sentenced’ to probation and are banned from owning dogs. Again there should be stiffer penalties for all forms of sexual predators.

Group to offer reward for ‘real’ West Memphis killer

Damien Echols (I have Hollywood money now bitches.)

Group offers reward for new tips in West Memphis murders:

A group calling themselves Arkansas Take Action are getting ready to offer up a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the exoneration of the West Memphis 3.

Let me tell you what this really is. This is basically a bribe for people to lie about what they actually know. How many people changed their story since moviemakers started getting involved?

The money was donated from an anonymous source but I wouldn’t be surprised if that source was one or several Hollywood types, specifically Johnny Depp and Peter Jackson.

They’ve also set up a tipline for people to call in to give information. That’s nothing new. There’s been a tipline for years and it’s produced nothing. The only thing that’s changed is the money.

I have a tip for them. Like I’ve said before they’ll find the real West Memphis killer along with the ‘real’ killers of Nicole Brown Simpson and Caylee Anthony.

Justin Adams’ mommy doesn’t know when to shut up

Justin Adams

Mother-in-law claims innocence in Adams murder:

25-year-old Justin Adams is charged with the brutal stabbing murder of his wife, Jaymie Adams, and their unborn child. His mother, Tina Clark, has been his most vocal defender.

Ms. Clark recently took to the media to talk about the latest search of her home…

“Violated, that’s actually how I feel.”

“I’m not eating, I’m not sleeping; everything that my parents have worked for is on the line. They wouldn’t have put up a dime if they thought Justin was guilty in any way.”

“We’re having this tax problem; we want to have taxes cut. I see a lot of tax dollars being wasted today, a whole lot.”

Do you know who else isn’t sleeping or eating or doing anything for that matter? Jaymie Adams and her unborn child. They can’t do anything of those things because they’re dead. Can we have just a little perspective in this matter? Not to mention I think you and your son have more pressing issues besides tax problems.

Yeah, this will sway public opinion to your side.

Human trafficking from a human perspective

Not too long ago I was contacted by somebody through the craigscrimelist Facebook page. They had asked me if I remember a story I posted where a certain pimp and human trafficker was sentenced to prison. I said I did and then she told me that she was one of his victims. She was 17-years-old at the time. She allowed me to ask her some questions about her experience. For the sake of this post we’ll call her M.

TR: Reports say that you had approached him about a job for a legitimate business that he supposedly ran. How did that turn into you being trafficked by him?

M: I was 17, an honour student with a full-time job. I had just broken up with my boyfriend of 2 years, and it was impossible to spend 10 hours a day with him while his new-found drug problem got worse. I had been on my own sense I was 12, and never without a job for more than a pay period. I went to Kindergarten with both of this mans daughter. I asked my friend, his daughter if she could put in a word for me at the place she worked. She said that they were not even accepting applications at the time. She sent me to her dad who was looking for a secretary. I contacted him with my resume and information letting him know that his daughter referred me. We met for coffee a couple of weeks later. By the end of the month I was working for his company, scheduling jobs and marketing for this business. Less than a month later, he came back to his home with a women, scantily dressed and obviously on drugs. She took one look at me, and said to him “tell me she’s not working for you she’s just a baby”

He cold-cocked her, in his living room, knocked her clean out on the living room floor. she fell back and broke the table.

He turned to me and said, “Now is as good a time as any, Bitch I own you”

Jan of 2010

I had just turned 17, no family. The only people who could help me were 45 mins away. and I had just watched this man, 4 times my size demolish this woman…..

there I was for the next 7 months….

TR: How did he instruct you on how to work for him?

M: He had another woman show me the ropes. he posted the ads, and chose the prices. He chose how much I would make per day, where I would work, what type of men I would see and what I would do for each price. He had someone watching me at all times and I had no access to phones. He collected all money and would beat me if there was not enough.

TR: Now a lot of people seem to think, and I used to be one of them, that any woman can just walk away from that kind of situation, but that’s not true is it?

M: Not at all. Like i said I was never alone and even if I would have had the chance I was getting beat every day for 7 months, starved, sold…. sleep deprived. Other girls were forced to take drugs.

TR: What would you like to say to people who say that prostitution is no big deal since it mostly takes place between consenting adults?

M: No woman’s first choice is to enter prostitution let alone to pay a man the proceeds from selling her body, only to be beaten and lied to. Entering the business even if willingly at first comes from a place of desperation, unhealed wounds from prior abuse, and a feeling of no self-worth. Prostitution is not a victimless crime.

TR: What do you feel about craigslist’s and Backpage/Village Voice Media’s part in all this?

M: I was sold on these web pages as a minor for cheaper than you can rent a car.

Craigslist accepted prepaid credit cards, fake names and addresses, prepaid phone numbers and vivid and obvious attempts to sell women.

TR: How do you react when you see sites like backpage saying that the ads, like the ones you were sold on, are a free speech issue?

M: The slave traders also said the same thing, that it was their constitutional right to conduct their business in they way they wanted. I encourage you to watch this flick.

fleshthemovie.com

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Do you get it now? There are real people, real women and real children being peddled on sites like craigslist and backpage. They are being brutalized, raped and tortured by the slave traders who think it’s their God-given right to sell women and children for sex against their will. Craigslist turns a blind eye to it while backpage is making money hand over fist while these women and children are being sold repeatedly for sex on their websites.

This is not a free speech issue. The government isn’t going to all of a sudden crack down on every citizen who holds an opinion just because backpage and craigslist can’t post ads for prostitution on their sites. This is about obtaining the freedom and safety of countless women and children who are trafficked every day and can’t escape their situation on their own.

If you are even an occasional reader of this site I beg you to please share this blog post on Facebook, Twitter or whatever social site you prefer. The more the word gets out about the victims of human trafficking like M the closer we get to possibly making slavery a thing of the past.

Backpage crime post #198
Craigslist crime post #1550
Prostitution/Human Trafficking post #785

Chardon High School shooting

T.J. Lane

1 dead, 4 injured in NE Ohio school shooting:

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about the school shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio. I waited to do this post until the suspect was named. I’ll get to that in a little bit.

At 7:40am local time a gunman opened fire in the school’s cafeteria striking 5 students, 4 male and 1 female. Since the story first broke one of the male students has died from his injuries. The 17-year-old suspect later surrendered to two civilians about a half of a mile from the school.

The suspect has been identified by witnesses as T.J. Lane. Lane is said to have posted the above picture to Twitter and the Chatroulette-like site Omegle on Sunday. Another one of the pics, which you can see here courtesy of Steve Huff, allegedly shows Lane holding up a piece of paper with yesterday’s date and the name of the high school on it. And of course some media outlets are already saying that he was bullied. I’ll reserve judgement on that until I hear more but I am always skeptical of those claims because in most school shooting cases it turns out to be untrue.

What I’d like to know is the parental situation. For example how was this kid able to obtain the guns seen in the pictures. Not to mention the fact that if he posted the alleged pictures on Twitter how did they go unnoticed by just about everyone. Or who knew and didn’t say anything.

I guess I also have to repeat myself once again and remind people that murder is not the proper response to being bullied even if this kid was. And I also have to remind high school kids that high school is just a blip on the timeline of your existence. Not to mention that any of these shootings does nothing to solve the bullying problem in our schools. Instead it just makes the schools worry about who the next shooter is going to be.

I’ll be posting more on this as details become available and time allows.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims.

Please do not post links to the Twitter or Facebook accounts of the suspects or the victims. I ask this so their friends who may have not had anything to do with the shooting are not harassed.

UPDATE 2:29PM: The student who died has been identified as Daniel Parmentour. His family released this statement…

“We are shocked by this senseless tragedy. Danny was a bright young boy who had a bright future ahead of him. The family is torn by this loss. We ask that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.”

Roy High ringleader released

Joshua Kyler Hoggan

Teen suspect in alleged Utah bomb plot freed from custody:

2nd teen charged in Roy High bomb plot released to custody of parents:

This past week 16-year-old Joshua Kyler Hoggan was released into the custody of his parents. His lawyer successfully argued that Hoggan was not a threat to the community and is not a flight risk.

Maybe I’m missing something here but Hoggan is accused of plotting to bomb Roy High School in Utah. Part of his plan was to hijack a private plane to escape the country. Hoggan also caught a plane to Colorado on his own to interview Columbine principal Frank DeAngelis. Hoggan was also allegedly insulted when he was compared to the Columbine killers saying that he was going to more damage than them since he was so much more intelligent than them.

So someone please tell me how in the blue hell is this mutant not a danger and not a flight risk. Supposedly there are precautions in place to prevent him from running but somehow I imagine they won’t be enough.

Prosecutors are seeking to have Hoggan tried as an adult.

Tumblr bans self harm blogs

A New Policy Against Self-Harm Blogs:

Microblogging/social networking site Tumblr has taken a bold move that you would think would be common sense. They’ve recently taken steps to ban blogs that encourage self harm. What is considered self harm you ask? The methods that come immediately to mind for me and Tumblr are sites that encourage anorexia, bulimia, self cutting and suicide. Unfortunately sites like that have been around as long as the internet was commercially available.

Many years ago when I was first starting out as a blogger another blogger who had suffered from eating disorders pointed out these sites to me. They claimed that anorexia and bulimia are lifestyle choices and not the disorders that they are. They would use buzzwords like Ana, Mia and thinspiration to appeal to young girls. I was appalled at this. I thought who could honestly think that willingly engaging in these disorders is a good thing. Now that I’m an older and wiser blogger I know now that there are people out there who are willing to engage in just about any dangerous and hurtful activity and want others to join them.

Back then I tried starting a campaign to get the blogging/social networking sites of the day to ban those types of blogs. I was highly unsuccessful. Sites like LiveJournal defended the practices by claiming that those engaging in those behaviors and encouraging others to join them was a free speech issue as did the Pro-Ana and Pro-Mia communities.

So I applaud Tumble for taking this bold step in not only trying to protect their users but others as well. To those of you crying that somehow your freedom of speech was violated have to remember that Tumblr is a private company and they can regulate the blogs on their servers as they see fit.

Lastly, those of you who engage in these practices as a lifestyle please seek professional help as you are suffering from a sickness.

Six Degrees of Dio: Deep Purple

When you think of the pioneers of metal the first band you should think of is Black Sabbath but right behind them is Deep Purple. More on the iconic band in a bit.

First the trip from Deep Purple to Dio is a very direct one as Ritchie Blackmore and Ronnie James Dio were both in Rainbow together.

Now with other bands I have been picking somewhat obscure songs to play but with Deep Purple there is only one song that I can pick, That of course is ‘Smoke on the Water’. In my generation when you first picked up a guitar the first riff you learned to play was the opening Riff to Smoke on the Water, even before you learned to play the Iron Man riff from Black Sabbath.

Convicted rapist accused of killing teen he met on Mbuzzy

Lloyd Jones

Ark. man pleads not guilty in death of teen:

Recently you may have heard of the story of 36-year-old convicted rapist Lloyd Jones of Little Rock, Arkansas. He’s accused of murdering 16-year-old Angela Allen after meeting the teen online. When I first heard of this story I assumed the website used was either MyYearbook or Facebook. It turns out it was a social networking site that I never heard of until now.

First the details. Jones is said to have told police that he took Allen to the Arkansas River and then freaked out and pushed her in the river when she told him her actual age. Except that Angela’s body was found in a plastic barrel on his brother’s property and the autopsy says that the cause of death was strangulation and that there was no water in her lungs.

Jones was previously convicted for a 2001 rape where he held a box cutter to a woman’s throat and covered her mouth with duct tape before raping her. He got 10 years for that and only served 8.

The website that police say Jones met Angela on is called Mbuzzy. I had never heard of this site before today. I went there to check it out and it seems like a low rent hook up site much like MyYearbook. The difference with Mbuzzy is it’s geared towards smartphone users. That means that kids can access this site and that predators can reach out to kids without them even being home. I do mean kids by the way as Mbuzzy’s terms of service allow for users as young as 13.

It’s easy to monitor your kids’ activity on computers, on smartphones not so much especially since the phone is in the child’s possession most of the time. Even more disheartening I discovered that Android phones have no parental controls built in. You have to use trial and error with various apps from the marketplace. The iPhone on the other hand does have built-in parental controls and you can learn how to use them here.

Remember, as a parent you are the only real line of defense between your kids and online sexual predators. That now includes cell phones as well as computers. Knowledge is power. Arm yourselves with that knowledge before it’s too late.

UPDATE 8/24/2012: Jones has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 60 years in prison. If he went to trial and was found guilty he would have gotten LWOP. How in the blue hell was this previously convicted rapist not up for the death penalty?