Philly man faces charges of sex-trafficking by force:
For the not so latest online human trafficking news we return to Philadelphia where 28-year-old Jerel Jackson has been charged with allegedly prostituting several women on Backpage. Police say that he started ‘relationships’ with some of his victims before turning them out.
In one case, according to court papers, after two weeks of dating a woman he announced to her he was a pimp and that their relationship was changing. “You my bitch, you gonna have to work for me,” he told her.
Of course which brings us to the point of this post. Jackson, aka Jinx, would use violence to keep his girls in line including choking one of them who he accused of holding out on him. Jackson has been charged with sex trafficking by force which is an oxymoron because no one is ever trafficked willingly but if that’s what it takes to put these scumbags behind bars longer I’m all for it. Oh wait, Jackson is only looking at 15 years because no one gives a rat’s ass about the victims being trafficked which in this case also included an underage girl.
The only way justice will be served here is if Jackson is someone else’s bitch for 15 years and for all of Backpage’s money that they make of the backs and blood of these women mysteriously disappears.
Facebook messages lead to arrest of accused molester:
Michael “Not Macho” Camacho
37-year-old Michael Camacho of Orlando, Florida, has been charged with allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl. The crime itself is said to have taken place at a community pool but Camacho was caught when the girl’s mother found messages from Camacho in the girl’s Facebook.
The mother of the victim was going to cut off her daughter’s Facebook privileges for bad grades, when she noticed something disturbing. An older man was messaging her daughter that she was “cute and getting cuter,” the police report said.
Like I said the crime did not take place on Facebook but how many times do I have to tell people 11 YEAR-OLDS DO NOT BELONG ON FACEB0OK. You might as well leave your kids’ bedroom windows open with a sign that says ‘pedophiles welcome’.
Indiscreet pimp gets 24 years for sex trafficking teen runaways:
Craig “Geez” Johnson. I think he’s indicating what he’s going to get from his new cellie.
Craig “Geez” Johnson was recently sentenced to 24 years behind bars for prostituting underage girls in Philadelphia and neighboring Bucks County. Of course he used Backpage to advertise the girls. Geez must be a master criminal to get around Backpage’s protocols to prevent children from being trafficked. Oh wait, that’s right. Any idiot can get around them if they even truly exist.
Anyway this is how little Geez cared about the law. He wouuld brag on his Facebook about his ‘business’…
A female friend reprimanded him. “This is not somethin u put on facebook… and show there(sic) faces, too,” she said
Johnson shot back, “You know what i do, they my girls they work for me i can put anybody i want uphere(sic) its call advertisement.”
So Johnson refers to his girls like you or would to a used car or a TV.
One of his victims claims she went on 50 dates for Johnson in 10 days. That means she was raped by 50 ‘hobbyists’ in 10 days who probably didn’t care that she was underage.
Prostitution is not a victimless crime no matter how you look at it and Backpage collecting money for it is just rubbing salt into the wounds of its victims.
Pawtucket police: Providence woman was ‘madam’ for underage girl:
14-Year-Old Protsituted out of Cranston Home:
Even with the use of sarcasm quotes I wish the media would refrain from referring to female pimps and traffickers as madams. It makes them seem less responsible for their crimes than their male counterparts. Not only that but the phrase madam conjures up images of Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke, Dolly Parton from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas or some equally fictionalized romanticism of madams. As I’ve said before female sex traffickers can be just as vicious if not more so with their victims.
While not necessarily vicious police in Pawtucket, Rhode Island arrested 21-year-old Nicole Ferreira for allegedly prostituting a 14-year-old girl on Backpage. The victim told police that Ferreira set her up on 50 ‘dates’. That means she was raped 50 times by johns. A 14-year-old girl can’t legally consent to sex whether she’s getting paid for it or not. When police questioned Ferreira about prostituting the girl she allegedly said “I just post the info and take the calls,” like she didn’t do anything wrong.
Both men and women are willing to trade illegally in the sexual slavery of children as evidenced here. Let’s not lessen the impact of the crime by calling them madams.
Facebook groomer Gareth Oliver jailed over 300-mile abuse attempt:
For some reason I’ve become fascinated with what child predators give as an excuse when they’re busted. I guess it stems from the To Catch a Predator series when the alleged offenders all gave almost the same answer. Most of them send they were just there to hang out with their underage target while other s said they were there to teach their target the dangers of meeting strange men on the internet. Not surprisingly police didn’t believe any of them. Especially the ones that showed up with booze and/or sex toys.
Which brings us to the story of 21-year-old Gareth Oliver from Newcastle in the UK. Oliver was grooming some underage boys on Facebook then made the 300 mile trip by bus, of course it was by bus, to Kent where his victims resided. He was trying to get the boys to go camping with him but one of the parents became suspicious. At the time of his arrest Oliver had nine condoms on him. When asked why he made the 300 mile trek Oliver said that he was there to go BMX riding with the boys. That’s the first time I’ve heard that one. It’s a little more specific than just hanging out but still not even remotely believable.
Oliver was sentenced to six years in prison and a lifetime on the registry.
My new vaporizer
As some of you know after 30 years of smoking I was able to finally quit this year by using disposable e-cigs. While some of the ones I used like Blu and Logic were satisfactory for the most part there’s always a gamble you take with the disposables. Depending on where you get them from either the battery could be already dead, the flavor could be non-existent or they could just not have your brand, possibly forcing you to choose an inferior product. After too many misses and not enough hits I decided to give in and buy a full-fledged vaporizer.
Now before we get starting I just want to say even though the products are called vaporizers I hate the word vaping. It sounds douchey and rhymes with raping. Unfortunately there’s no other word to describe the action of using a vaporizer so I will use it begrudgingly.
So I did a Google search for the nearest vaporizer outlet near me and I was led to MadVapes near the Concord Mills Mall. It’s about the average size of smoke shop and I was surprised how many people were in the store. I guess a lot of people have taken to vaporizers to help them quit smoking. Anyway I waited a little bit but nothing ridiculous. The woman who helped me was helpful and patient as I prattled on like the newb that I was. She asked me my price range and she showed me the SmokTech eGo ViVi Nova Starter Kit. I ended up purchasing this particular product and they threw in the liquid for free. First one is always free right? I did get to try it out before purchasing which is something you can’t do in a gas station. I said I wanted to try a vanilla flavored juice. She asked what my usual nicotine level was and I said between 14mg and 20mg. She let me try the 16mg French vanilla and that’s what I settled on. I guess I’m an underage kid who’s never smoked before since I bought juice with a *gasp* flavor, but I digress.
So far I’m happy with the product. It’s much better than a disposable and the prices work out that with my usage of it it’s even cheaper than using disposables. Granted it’s only my first day with my vaporizer but so far I can’t say enough great things about MadVapes. If you live in the Charlotte area and are looking to quit smoking or you’re already using a vaporizer check them out.
(In the interest of transparency this is an unsolicited review however if someone wanted to send some free swag my way I wouldn’t turn it away.)
October is one of the months where new generations of the Ubuntu Linux distro and its cousins like Xubuntu are released. That means by the time November rolls around all the *buntu remixes are released which in many cases are better than the original. For example take Voyager that is based on Xubuntu. It’s been my favorite distro of choice since 12.04. The last time I reviewed Xubuntu I was saddened by some of the features I thought it was lacking. Voyager not only corrects those flaws it surpasses my expectations from an OS.
Since my review of Voyager 13.04 not a lot has changed but it’s still a superb OS. The first major change was that this version has the Plank dock instead of the XFCE dock or the AWN dock. To me this was a major step in the right direction even though I still prefer the Cairo dock. The Plank dock is very no frills which is something I think an XFCE based distro needs.
The other major improvement I noticed was again the speed. Voyager seems to get faster with every version. It even worked well on my older test rig of an Asus EEE Box. The only thing that crushed it was when I went to Google+ but G+ seems to kill any OS on an older computer.
The one thing I didn’t like about the new release of Voyager was the lack of icon choices. A small complaint I know but I was used to the certain way I customized my installation. This was easily remedied by downloading all the icons from 13.04 to a USB drive then loading them back on to 13.10.
Other than that Voyager is my ultimate Linux distro. Not only does it come with the standard applications for everyday use but comes with all sorts of other tools for the ultimate in use and customization. This is a five-star distro.
MO dad allegedly seeks person to rape, beat child:
Local man accused of seeking person to beat, rape 11-year-old relative:
Anthony Brinkman, Missouri Father, Arrested For Craigslist Ad Seeking Someone To Beat, Rape Daughter:
Some of you may have heard of this story. We’ll get to why in a moment. First the grisly details and I do mean grisly.
32-year-old Anthony Brinkman of Cuba, Missouri was recently arrested for an ad he allegedly placed on craigslist. I mean it’s no big deal right? Tons of people post ads on craigslist and don’t get arrested right? So what’s the big deal. Oh nothing really. Except that Brinkman’s ad was allegedly soliciting the rape and beating of his own 11-year-old daughter. That’s right kids. Daddy Brinkman wanted someone to beat and rape his 11-year-old daughter while he watched.
Thankfully the ad was called in by an anonymous tipster and police were able to react. They set up a meeting at a local chain restaurant where Brinkley was arrested with his daughter in tow. I guess he wanted it to happen right then and there. Investigators were even shocked that he brought his daughter so willingly.
So how come this story actually made national headlines even though this took place in a flyover state? I think the level of brutality that Brinkman wanted for his own child is what thrust this story into the national spotlight. Unfortunately in the days since this story broke it’s almost already been forgotten. No outrage anymore. It’s just another forgotten story and because it’s forgotten so quickly craigslist won’t be taken to task for allowing this kind of activity to take place on their website. People will continue to use it like nothing happens on craigslist and possibly some freak like Brinkman will actually get away with some sick and violent sexual fantasy that involves their children.
I implore you not to let that happen.
Irving and Dent
2 Riverdale teens held in death of Lithonia man selling iPhone:
25-year-old Jevon Nathan Freeman of Lithonia, Georgia was allegedly shot and killed by 18-year-old Terrance Justin Dent of Riverdale, Georgia. Freeman had placed an ad on craigslist to sell his iPhone. Dent responded to the ad and when the two met to make the deal police say that Dent shot Freeman. Then Dent allegedly gave the gun to his 17-year-old cohort Latrel Irving. Nice friend. No honor among thieves and all that apparently. Dent has been charged with murder while Irving has been charged with possession of a weapon by a minor. Police say that Dent has admitted to the murder.
And once again people still think that craigslist is safe. I used to joke by referring to craigslist with a famous quote from Star Wars. The tagline of the old craigscrimelist site was that craigslist was an online hive of scum and villainy. While a little melodramatic the heart of that quote still applies to craigslist.
One of the arguments I get most is that crimes like this also happen with newspaper classifieds as well. I’ll tell you what. Compile those statistics from the last 6 years and then let’s compare notes. I’m confident that the craigslist numbers will dwarf anything related to the newspapers.
Schools chief: No evidence Nevada shooter bullied:
WCSD Superintendent Evaluates Emergency Safety Plan After Shooting:
Let’s hear it for responsible journalism for once.
A reporter for TV station KTVN in Reno recently asked the school superintendent if the Sparks Middle School shooter, Jose Reyes, was bullied. This was the superintendent’s response…
“There was nothing in our official records about bullying for this child, whether at the elementary school or the middle school. Even the parents recently said there was no indication from what they saw.”
But take a look at the second link I posted. That’s the original story where that quote comes from. That fact is buried in a story headlined about safety plans. It took the Associated Press to change the headline and I’m not a fan of theirs usually.
So that’s the police, his parents, and now the school system who say that he wasn’t bullied. Yet this myth of the bullied school shooter will continue to persist due to the usual practices of the media and the gullible marks who buy into it.