Once again Kip Kinkel is back in the news for appealing his sentence. Kinkel was sentenced to 115 years for the 1998 shooting and killing of his parents and killing two at Thurston High School in Oregon. He’s previously tried to have his sentence overturned by claiming both insanity and improper counsel. Now he’s trying to use a Supreme Court ruling to his favor.
Last year the US Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences without parole for minors is unconstitutional. Kinkel was 15 at the time of his murder spree. I don’t agree with the Supreme Court’s ruling however while they said that mandatory LWOP for minors was unconstitutional they also said that minors could still be sentenced to LWOP for murder as long as the sentence wasn’t a mandatory one.
Kinkel accepted a plea deal of 25 years for the murders however the judge at the time tacked on 40 moths a piece on attempted murder charges for each person he wounded in is spree. There were 26 wounded. That jacked up his sentence to where it is today. His sentence was not a mandatory sentence.
If there are any fancy lawyerin’ types out there wouldn’t the Supreme Court just review the facts then refuse to rule on this?
Personally I don’t see this succeeding even in our ‘no personal responsibility’ society of today.
Last week in Christianburg, Virginia there was a shooting at New River Community College where two women were injured. The suspect is 18-year-old Neil Allan MacInnis, a student of the college. MacInnis is said to have taken a shotgun to the section of shopping mall that was converted into the school. Witnesses say that MacInnis was using an old Bugs Bunny trick to try to lure more victims out into the open…
Keller said the shooter called out, “Help, help!” as he walked, apparently feigning to be a victim, then yelled, “It’s the police!’
But Keller said she and her friends didn’t take the bait.
“The guy’s a terrible actor,” Keller told The Roanoke Times. “I knew it was just a matter of holding still as long as possible until the real police got there.”
If you’re not familiar with the cartoon I’m referring to here it is. The gag I’m referring to starts at the 5:40 mark.
Trench, are you making light of a school shooting? Yes and no. I’m sure the people who were at the school were frightened beyond belief and two women were shot. I would never make fun of what they had to endure. However this MacInnis character seems like such a clueless putz.
For example he allegedly announced the shooting on 4chan minutes before it took place. For those of you unfamiliar with 4chan one of the definitions of it listed on Urban Dictionary is “An image board in which jaded and cynical internet users compete to see who can be the biggest asshole” while another one says “The source of all that is evil and wrong on the Internet.”
Here’s a screen capture of what MacInnis allegedly posted on 4chan…
“My name is neil Macinnis and I go to new river community college in Christiansburg Virgina. 10 minutes away from Virginia tech. I’m gonna give y’all the details because the news never gets it right. Stevens 320 shotgun. Buck shots and slugs.”
“Wanna listen? Www.broadcastify.com/listen/feed/9365/?rl=rr. If tha doesn’t work search New river valley public safety.”
I’m a bit nervous because I’ve never really handled a shotgun but a few times with the Christiansburg police. Anyways this is not a highscores game but actually a lesson (that’s why I’m at school). Wanna see my eportfolio/what I look like? Www.nrccstudents.org/macinnisn/ Make sure there is a slash at end. Also pic related I’m here at school writing this. Wish me luck. An heroing is not necessary unless I get fucked out the ass. It’s pretty busy.”
For those of you not fluent in 4chan-speak ‘an heroing’ means to commit suicide.
So far most reports I’ve seen say that a motive has not yet been released but the motive seems pretty obvious to me. He’s an internet douchebag who wanted to be seen as cool and tough to all the other internet douchebags. Newsflash, he’s neither cool nor tough. As a matter of fact his genius crime spree was brought to a halt when he surrendered to a mall cop.
I hate to give this idiot even a second of his 15 minutes but I had to just to show how pathetic of a human he is.
In most school shootings bullying is almost always brought up as a motive. It’s a go to for most knee jerk reactions to school shootings. In my opinion this is a misconception because I have yet to see bullying being proven as a motive in any school shooting. The shooting at Taft Union High School in California is no exception.
Right after the shooting witnesses have told the media that gunman Bryan Oliver was bullied for being a ginger. As I said in my previous post if this is what passes for bullying that causes kids to go on shooting sprees then we are raising a bunch of emotional marshmallows. When I was bullied it was because I was smaller than everyone else, nothing more. My bullying resulted in concussions, a separated shoulder and many other trips to the hospital. In Oliver’s case he may have brought the bullying on himself.
In their investigation police found a short story allegedly written by Oliver called ‘Phycopath” that was posted online.
The story, which was posted in June, details the tribulations of a bullied high school student who slaughters his former tormentors as an adult.
Peers torment the abused main character, “Demian,” pretending to befriend him to gain his trust only to use “that to destroy him.”
“In school (Demian) couldn’t make any friends at all no matter how much he tried. It soon seamed [sic] that everyone that looked at him became determined to make his life hell,” the story said.
At graduation in the story, bullies douse Demian with a bucket of goat’s blood. Later, after a tour of duty in Iraq and stint in law school, Demian kills the student who tipped the bucket by drowning the bully in the blood of his family members. Demian continues to murder his persecutors in ways that echo their past harassment, including dropping one couple into a pit lined with giant thumbtacks.
Between the scenes of torture, Demian marries a woman who shares his interest in the Industrial Revolution and they have a child. The poem culminates violently when Demian locks his former classmates in a gym during their high school reunion and juggles knives until he makes a cartoon reference and tosses a blade into an onlooker’s neck.
This is eerily reminiscent of the badly written blood filled fantasy of Cho Seung-Hui, “Richard McBeef“. Anyway, my question is was Oliver this violence obsessed ‘phycopath’ prior to any alleged bullying or has he always been this deranged? There could be a very good reason why ‘Demian’ wasn’t able to make any friends. These are the questions we should be asking instead of just blurting out bullying every time a shooting like this happens. Nobody realizes more than me how horrible bullying can be on kids however even if there was bullying it should never be used as an excuse to commit murder.
In other Taft Union news the real victim in this, Bowe Cleveland, was re-admitted to the hospital this past week due to complications with the gunshot wound in his chest. This is after his initial hospital stay after the shooting where he was in a medically induced coma right after the shooting. I have not read if he has been released yet but I hope and pray that he is able to recover from his wounds as best as possible.
And by kids I don’t just mean today’s teens I mean teenagers in general have been stupid for quite some time. I was a stupid teen and I bet you were too.
However some of the students at Perry Hall High in Baltimore may want to brush up on their skills. According to The Baltimore Sun Robert Gladden Jr. not only texted someone about what he was going to do but he also told several students and one student even saw the shotgun he was carrying in his backpack. None of them took him seriously and none of them told anyone until after Gladden shot Daniel Borowy. Only by the grace of God was no one killed.
Kids, don’t be stupid. If someone is talking about or you believe that someone is actually about to carry out a shooting at school tell someone. It’s better to be wrong and tell someone than right and tell none and people get hurt or killed.
In 2005 a then 15-year-old Bartley shot and killed Assistant Principal Ken Bruce and wounded Principal Gary Seale and Assistant Principal Jim Pierce in the offices of Campbell County High in Tennessee. Bartley had brought the gun to school and when confronted about it by school administrators he came out shooting. Bartley had accepted a plea deal which sentenced him to 45 years in prison.
The last we had heard anything about this story his plea deal was thrown out on appeal. More recently the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that Bartley should receive a news trial. They ruled that Bartley’s attorney at the time provided ineffective counsel for allegedly talking Bartley into accepting the plea deal without consulting Bartley’s family. Bartley was also one of those cases that was championed by the kids criminal crowd who thought that Bartley should not have been charged as an adult due to his age.
When these appeals were first filed I used to think they should go to trial so Bartley could be convicted and sent to jail for life. Now I’m not so sure that will happen. Time is definitely on Bartley’s side. It’s been 8 years since the shooting and in such a long span witnesses may not remember as many details since then. I don’t think this punk will walk but I could see him getting a lighter sentence.
That would not be justice since Ken Bruce can not appeal his unwarranted execution.
According to the judge that presided over T.J. Lane’s sentencing for killing 3 at Chardon High in Ohio he was unaware that Lane’s shirt said ‘KILLER” as I posted about the other day.
The following statement was issued by the court…
Except when the judge entered the courtroom the defendant was seated for the entire sentencing. The court was unaware of the shirt. The court did not notice the shirt.
Had the court noticed the shirt, the court would have immediately stopped the proceedings, adjourned the court and the court would have ordered the defendant to put on proper attire.
However disgusting it may be, the defendant has a right to make a statement at sentencing.
I’m actually glad in a strange way that the judge did not see it since it showed just what kind of cretin Lane really is, I just hope that the fact the judge did not notice it results in some kind of appeal for Lane. This little assclown deserves more than every day that he spends in prison.
You may think you’re about to read some rant from a card-carrying member of the NRA who is stockpiling a battalion’s worth of weapons in his private compound in the Appalachians. You’d be wrong. I don’t own a gun. I’ve never owned a gun and I choose not to own a gun. I respect the rights of others who choose to be responsible gun owners but like it says in the title stricter gun control will not prevent school shootings. I don’t claim to be any sort of expert in these matters. I only claim to be a guy with an opinion and a platform.
In the 1920s and 1930s you could buy a Thompson sub-machine gun from the Sears and Roebuck catalog for $40. No background check, no permits, hell you could even get them from your local hardware store at the time. The Thompson, or Tommy Gun as it was nicknamed, was not an ‘assault rifle’ where 1 trigger pull equaled 1 bullet. If you held your finger down on the trigger you could unleash thirty rounds from the magazine in a matter if seconds. It’s only purpose was death. It was made infamous for being the instrument of destruction in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and other deeds committed by Chicago mobsters and bank robbers of the time. Now how many mass school shootings were committed during these times? None that I could find and if I’m wrong please feel free to correct me.
Fast forward to the 1990s where it’s illegal to own any kind of machine gun and where it’s much more difficult to obtain a firearm than just a trip to your local hardware store. We can rattle off the names and locations that were made infamous at those times. Paducah, Jonesboro, Kip Kinkel, Columbine and the list goes on and on continuing all the way up to this past December in Newtown.
So why hasn’t stricter gun control from then until now prevented any school shootings? Because it’s not about the gun, it’s about the person who holds it. The generation of kids that were raised starting in the 1990s were given the impression by parents that were more concerned about being their friend rather than their parent that the world is fair and everyone is special. They instilled into them a sense of self-entitlement that was unprecedented. So when these kids find out that the world is not fair and that they’re just not going to have everything handed to them they don’t have the emotional capabilities to deal with the outcome.
In the 1920s and 30s life was hard. People had to work and work harder than anyone in their family came before them to try to provide for their family in the face of economic disaster and famine. People then not only had a sense of responsibility but they passed their ethics on to their children. There was less mental healthcare in those times too. You either were committed or you weren’t yet still kids did not take up guns and go on shooting sprees in their schools.
Let us also not forget the fact that no matter how many laws you put on guns criminals are always going to get their hands on them. Just because Suzie Soccermom can’t buy a shotgun at WalMart doesn’t mean that some punk can’t illegally obtain a MAC-10.
Since bad parenting can’t be legislated we need to come together as a society and stop being so lazy and selfish and yes I’ll even dare say consumeristic so hopefully maybe a generation from now we can prevent school shootings. Until then we’re screwed no matter what we do.
18-year-old T.J. Lane was sentence to life without parole today for killing Russel King Jr., Demetrius Hewlin and Daniel Parmentour in the Chardon High School shooting but nit before giving a big fuck you to the families of the victims, literally.
When Lane when to speak on his behalf he opened up his buttoned shirt revealing a white t-shirt with the word ‘Killer’ written on it, similar to the exact shirt he was arrested in. Then while flipping the families the bird Lane had this to say…
“This hand that pulled the trigger that killed your sons now masturbates the memory. Fuck all of you.”
I am far from happy about his actions but for once one of these little pricks really shows themselves for the cowards that they are.
The judge had this to say in sentencing Lane…
“It’s abundantly clear that Lane wasn’t impaired, insane or incompetent at the time of the shootings. He planned, prepared for and executed the scheme by himself,” the judge explained. “Without remorse, an offender is likely to re-offend. In this case, we would expect (to see remorse). Needless to say, that is lacking. The defendant tried to make a name for himself.”
To make this whole thing even more farcical Lane said he is going to appeal. I can only see the lowliest of ambulance chasers wanting to take that case on.
What’s almost as unfortunate as the senseless loss of life that Lane imposed was the fact that he was 17 at the time of the shooting making him ineligible for the death penalty. If any living school shooter deserves it it’s this cowardly little assclown.
As far as making a name for yourself you failed there too. In a few months no one outside of Ohio will even know you exist, except me. I’ll be here to occasionally remind the world that weak and selfish assclowns like you aren’t the badasses you think you are. I’ll be here to remind them that you’re just a craven, sniveling, snot nosed coward who hides behind a gun.
On almost a year to the day since Russel King Jr., Demetrius Hewlin and Daniel Parmentour lost their lives in a senseless act of violence their killer has pleaded guilty to their murders. Today T.J. Lane was ruled competent to stand trial for the shooting at Chardon High School in Ohio. It was at this point that Lane’s attorney entered the guilty plea on behalf of his client.
Lane was 17 and waiting for the bust at Chardon that would have taken him to his alternative school. Instead of getting on the bus Lane entered Chardon armed with a .22 killing the aforementioned victims and wounding Joy Rickers and Nick Walczak. Mr. Walczak is now in a wheelchair because of the wounds he received at the hands of Lane.
Lane’s defense claimed that he suffered from visual and auditory hallucinations. A story that’s been tried many times before in school shootings and has yet to work.
Even with his guilty plea Lane is still looking at a life sentence since he was charged as an adult. He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 19th.
Today 15-year-old Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. was sentenced to 35 years in prison for the shooting that took place at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore. Back in August of 2012 Gladden stormed the school cafeteria with a shotgun. He ended up shooting 17-year-old special needs student Daniel Borowy in the back. Luckily Daniel survived his injuries.
The state recommendation was for a 20 to 30 year sentence for attempted murder but Baltimore County Circuit Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. decided to go past the state recommendation for sentence and I say good for him.
Before every one gets all tear eyed thinking about a 15-year-old going to jail until he’s 50 let’s not forget that the kid was a Columbine worshiping mutant, wished he could have been at Sandy Hook and according to this article didn’t give a rat’s ass if Daniel Borowy lived or died. And oh yeah, he also shot someone in the back with a shotgun at his school. He wasn’t bullied by his own admission as well.
His attorney argued that Gladden had a tough life because of his parents’ divorce and a relative that committed suicide. Boo-Hoo. His lawyer even said that “He was just starting adolescence.” The last time I checked none of the stages of reaching adolescence included trying to commit mass murder at your school.
This kid got exactly what he deserved and if you think teenagers are too dumb to know that murder = prison then you’re insulting everyone’s intelligence.