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Ga. suspect accused of Backpage murder of pregnant woman

Ga. suspect accused of Backpage murder of pregnant woman

Terique Dwayne Hall

24-year-old Terique Dwayne Hall of Atlanta has been charged with the murder of 20-year-old Ashley Mays, in DeKalb County, Georgia. Hall allegedly murdered Ms. Mays by smothering her with a pillow after zip tying her hands and feet. Ms. Mays was also nine months pregnant and the baby did not survive either.

Hall met Ms. Mays through Backpage where she was being advertised as an escort. This allowed Hall to allegedly gain access to Mays’ home where he is said to have assaulted and killed her.

Once again, Backpage would have you believe that this is what constitutes free speech. Not only that but this is yet another example of where Backpage is not protecting sex workers. This man was able to enter his victim’s home through Backpage. That doesn’t sound like safety to me.

Parents prevent possible school shooting in Utah

Parents prevent possible school shooting in Utah

Hell has frozen over, the Seventh Seal has been broken and grab two of each animal and head for the border because the end is nigh. Two parents in Bountiful, Utah, actually prevented their 15-year-old son from possibly shooting up Mueller Park Junior High. The suspect allegedly stole two guns from his parents’ gun safe and took them to the school. The parents not only noticed the guns were missing, but that their son was acting strangely the morning of the incident. Let’s hear it for attentive parenting for once.

The parents rushed to the school in order to locate their son when they heard a gunshot. The suspect fired a shot into the ceiling of a classroom then held the gun to his neck. His mother found him in the classroom and disarmed him before anything else could happen. Luckily no one was physically injured. The guns were said to have been secured properly in their safe, but it has not been made public how the suspect obtained the guns.

The suspect is currently being held in a juvenile facility and has been charged only with misdemeanors so far. Felonies could be forthcoming. So far no motive has been made public.

How many school shootings in the US could have been prevented just by parents being more attentive than they were? How many more people would be alive today if more people acted as parents rather than friends? Not just friends though, a lot of parents of school shooters acted even more like acquaintances being barely involved in their children’s life. Too many parents are trying to be the cool parents rather than good parents. Luckily these parents were very good.

Dylan Lentini sentenced to 20 years in craigslist roommate killing

Dylan Lentini sentenced to 20 years in craigslist roommate killing

Dylan Lentini

This past Tuesday, a now 20-year-old Dylan Lentini was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the stabbing murder of his craigslist roommate, Michael Wimbert of West Nyack, New York. Lentini argued that he killed Wimbert in self-defense as the much larger 68-year-old man was trying to rape him.

Lentini reportedly was causing disruptions in court earlier in the day proclaiming his innocence and interrupting proceedings. Court was in recess for two hours before the judge rendered the sentence. Several people had sent letters and testimony to the court claiming that Wimbert was sexually inappropriate with many other people however, the judge felt the fact that Lentini did not meet the self-defense criteria since he stabbed Wimbert 30 times. Lentini’s own sister even told local New York news that he was manipulative and capable of violence.

It seems that in this instance that no one is a good guy and there is no happy ending.

The Ohio State University active shooter, I mean Muslim terrorist, I mean guy with a knife.

The Ohio State University active shooter, I mean Muslim terrorist, I mean guy with a knife.

As by now we all know about the attack that took place at Ohio State University this past Monday. Thanks to the instant news cycle where it’s better to be first than right, there have been a number of things reported about the attack that either turned out not to be true or downright outlandish. I’m here to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to the attack.

Originally it was reported as an active shooter situation, with the school telling both employees and students on campus to “Run Hide Fight”. To be honest I really don’t have a problem with this even though it wasn’t a shooter at all. If you send out the emergency texts that say a knife wielding man is on campus, that’s really not going to make anyone stay away from the area. Much akin to how some recommend you should yell ‘fire’ instead of ‘help’ when being accosted.

As we know now it was not an active shooter situation at all. 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan ran his car into a crowd at campus injuring many before leaving his car armed with a knife and slashing several people. Before it was over 11 people were injured and Artan was shot and killed by campus police after refusing to drop the butcher knife. Artan was also a student of the university. As you may be able to surmise by the name, Artan was a devout Muslim from Somalia. We’ll get to that in a moment.

For those of you who are always asking non-radical Muslims to denounce attacks like this here it is

Muslim and Somali leaders in Ohio on Monday night called the attack “horrific,” “sickening” and not representative of Islam or Somali culture.

“Today we all came here to condemn this tragic incident,” Horshed Noah, a Somali American imam at one of Columbus’ largest mosques.

Investigators believe that Islam may have been the motive for the attack…

ABC News reported that the post read, in part, “I am sick and tired of seeing my fellow Muslim brothers and sisters being killed and tortured EVERYWHERE. … I can’t take it anymore.”

Just wait for it, we’re going to get there.

As expected the Islamic State, better known as ISIS, hailed Artan as a ‘brother’. While he was not in direct contact with ISIS they did consider him a ‘soldier’.

We’re not there yet, be patient.

Of course the media had to trot out their list of the deadliest school shootings in America even though this wasn’t a shooting. Way to wait for all the facts to come in before calling it a school shooting. That goes double for you, Everytown for Gun Safety, who were already touting their grossly inaccurate claim that there have been 205 school shootings since 2013. I’ve previously busted two of their myths here and here. Yet the media still gives this deceptive organization legitimacy, quoting their exaggerated statistics like they were gospel.

When Artan was once interviewed by the OSU student newspaper he expressed concerns over being a Muslim in America.

“I wanted to pray in the open, but I was kind of scared with everything going on in the media,” he said. “I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be. If people look at me, a Muslim praying, I don’t know what they’re going to think, what’s going to happen.”

We’re almost there.

Some outlets are reporting that Artan bought a knife at a Home Depot in Washington D.C. although it was probably not the knife used in the attack. This is a non-story that has absolutely no bearing on the crime itself. This sounds more like the media trying to stir up terrorism fears for clicks and ratings.

Some investigators believe that Artan was inspired by Anwar al-Awlaki, a US born Muslim cleric who held a top position in Al-Qaeda before he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. Again I’ll discuss more on this in a moment.

Ok, here’s what you’ve been waiting for. We could argue semantics over the terms terror and terrorism but this wasn’t a terrorist attack in the classical sense. This was hardly any different from the knife attacks at Franklin Regional Senior High School in Pennsylvania, or Mountain View High School in Utah. The only difference between Artan and the other two suspects is that Artan is not only an immigrant but he’s also Muslim. The less enlightened among us used this situation to try to make us fear immigrants and Muslims just because one outlier committed this attack. Artan’s attack was more like a typical school attack that is normally carried out by entitled white kids. Much like those spoiled suburbanites who normally commit these attacks, Artan was emulating someone who had committed violence before him, much like the white kids always seem to claim Columbine coward Eric Harris as a hero and inspiration.

The bottom line is that Artan is not a jihadist as some may have you think. He’s just another entitled loser who felt the need to use violence to deal with his own inadequacies. If he had been a white kid, it would just be another school attack.

Joseph Cyr sentenced for Jaymie Adams’ murder. Where is the smoking gun?

Joseph Cyr sentenced for Jaymie Adams' murder. Where is the smoking gun?

Joseph Cyr

In the close to 17 years that I’ve been operating this website in one form or another I have only believed that three people who I’ve written about were wrongly convicted. I’m not one of these people who believes everyone who has ever claimed to have been wrongly convicted on TV or film. Earlier today, 35-year-old Joseph Cyr was sentenced to two consecutive life sentences without parole for the murder of Jaymie Adams and her unborn child. In my opinion Joseph Cyr has been convicted unjustly.

To try to quickly recap, Jaymie Adams was being prostituted on craigslist by her husband, Justin Adams, in Oklahoma City. She disappeared before her body was found. Not only was she stabbed repeatedly but she was pregnant at the time of her death. As I’ve pointed out many times in the past, Justin Adams was not only having an affair with another woman while his wife was missing, He also took out a $100,000 life insurance policy on his wife before she disappeared.

Due to what I consider to be a bungled investigation by the Oklahoma City Police Department Justin Adams was only given 10 years probation after pleading guilty to manslaughter charges in the death of his wife.

Jospeh Cyr was then considered a suspect after his DNA was allegedly found in Jaymie Adams, although that was never mentioned on the initial autopsy report. On that evidence alone Cyr was convicted and sentenced which leads me to ask where is the smoking gun. How is Cyr’s DNA evidence enough to convince a jury that Cyr stabbed her close to 30 times? Please read the following articles and tell me if there was something I miss that should convince me without a shadow of a doubt that Cyr killed Jaymie Adams.

2 life sentences for Skiatook man convicted of fatally stabbing pregnant woman he met on Craigslist for sex
Skiatook man gets two life sentences for killing pregnant woman
Man convicted of fatally stabbing married pregnant woman he met on Craigslist for sex gets two life sentences
Joseph Cyr sentenced to life without parole for killing woman, unborn child
Decision reached in the double murder trial of Joseph Cyr

Whatever happened to investigative journalism?

I’ve even received emails from people who attended the trial who say that the DNA was really the prosecution’s only argument that Cyr killed Jaymie. Meanwhile, Justin Adams not only had the means, the motive, the opportunity and was even allegedly in the area of where Jaymie disappeared from yet he gets a pat on the head from police and is sent on his way.

While Cyr may not be innocent I believe he has been convicted on very flimsy evidence and at the very least deserves a retrial at different venue. I also believe that the Oklahoma City Police are trying to cover something up by convicting Cyr and letting Adams walk. I urge everyone reading this to not only please share this story but to also contact the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) and urge them to investigate the OKCPD’s handling of Jaymie’s murder.

When contacting the OSBI please be polite and respectful as that will go a long way into making our concerns heard.

Geriatric Backpage pimp in Cosby sweater accused of keeping girls prisoner

Geriatric Backpage pimp in Cosby sweater accused of keeping girls in cages

Richard Knider Jackson

67-year-old Richard Knider Jackson of Detroit is accused of prostituting women and at least two underage girls on Backpage. Jackson would allegedly get his victims hooked on heroin then turned them out on both the streets and Backpage. Police say that Jackson kept a locked iron gate on the second floor to keep his victims from escaping and others were kept captive in the basement. He also allegedly beat his victims and kept all their money. His victims are said to have included a 31-year-old woman, two 21-year-old women, and two underage girls ages 15 and 16. One of the adult victims was able to allow the two underage victims to escape. The two girls were still missing at the time that this story broke.

The FBI is currently looking for the two juveniles who escaped from the house. Anyone with information about the two juveniles or about Jackson’s sex trafficking operation is asked to call the FBI at 313-965-2323.

With the eventual dismissal of pimping charges against the operators of backpage, this will not only create more monsters like Jackson but it will embolden them as well. Nothing about this story is ‘right’ on any level. Backpage is not making it safer for prostitutes, there is no consenting in this story and some of the victims are not adults. But please keep telling me how a man building a prison in his house for women and girls, beating them regularly and getting them hooked on drugs so they could be raped by strangers is considered free speech.

Long Island man charged in murder of craigslist prostitute

Long Island man charged in murder of craigslist prostitute

Raphael Oyague

36-year-old Raphael Oyague, of Baldwin, New York, is accused of allegedly murdering a craigslist prostitute by beating her to death with a hammer. Oyague is said to have argued with his victim over money she believed she was owed before beating her then dumping her lifeless body in the weeds. Police were able to find Oyague after the victim’s body was found by tracking a blood trail back to his residence. Oyague has been denied bail and has been charged with second-degree murder.

The victim was 25-year-old Deeana M. Wingender from Syosett. Some reports state that she had become addicted to prescription pills and turned to prostituting on craigslist to pay for her habit. Just because she may have been a prostitute, that shouldn’t reduce her meaning in the world as she is said to have come from a loving family who are probably crushed at their loss.

This story shows me a number of things. The first is that prostitution is still happening on craigslist, not that I ever doubted it stopped completely. The second is how dangerous a pill addiction can be. Some people seem to think since they were given their prescription by a doctor it’s ok to abuse them, but prescription pills are one of the leading causes of drug addiction in the country today. Because of her addiction, Miss Wingender wasn’t what people consider a ‘consenting adult’. Even though she may have had no pimp she was still a slave to her addiction. Lastly, this shows that craigslist, or Backpage, does not make prostitutes any safer than walking the streets. As I’ve said before, craigslist and Backpage just make it more convenient since killers and rapists have their victims delivered to their home.

New app to be on the look out for: Yellow

New app to be on the look out for: Yellow

While this article from the Daily Mail is sensationalized, it’s not without its merits concerning the new Snapchat companion app: Yellow.

Yellow is not made by Snap Inc. themselves, however it does encourage Snapchat’s users to ‘Make new friends on Snapchat. This reminds me of the random cam chat site Omegle, who encourages their users to ‘Talk to Strangers’. Yellow is being called the Tinder of Snapchat as users have to swipe left or right on their devices in order to show which of the other users they wish to chat with. Once a mutual swipe is done between two users they can start messaging each other through snapchat.

As is usual with any of these type of apps, anyone can lie about their age or who they are. Not only does that mean that underage kids can lie about being over 18, but predators can lie about their age and say that they’re only 18. That’s not even mentioning the predators who are looking for adult victims as well. Yellow’s developers say that there is an option to report users who are being abusive but that will be little comfort to anyone who is assaulted after meeting their Snapchat ‘friend’, or a minor being extorted after sending explicit pictures.

Yellow has every right to develop any app they want within reason however that doesn’t mean that as a parent you should trust them to protect your kids. App developers only worry about the amount of money they can make off the app. So if you are a parent to underage kids with smart phones or tablets, keep an eye out for this app and consider holding on to their devices at night. As a parent you are the only real line of defense between predators and your kids.

Additional details released in Mountain View High School stabbings

Additional details released in Mountain View High School stabbings

According to charges filed in juvenile court, the unnamed suspect in the Mountain View High School stabbings brought not only a knife with him to the school but a bo staff as well. It would seem that the 16-year-old must have thought that he was a Ninja Turtle. He is also said to have allegedly worn a red shirt on the day of the attack since he thought there would be large amounts of blood. I guess he couldn’t decide if he was Raphael or Donatello. The knife he reportedly used was a steak knife so maybe he thought he was Benihana too. Here is an eyewitness account of the attack.

The charges also state that the suspect allegedly targeted his victims at random only to cause as much violence as possible. Once again another entitled loser who thought he’d use violence to make up for his own inadequacies.

The juvenile suspect was ordered to be held in detention until at least this coming Tuesday when he has his next hearing. I hope the Thanksgiving baloney sandwiches were good. Seriously though, the suspect should not only remain in detention until his trial but should be tried as an adult. It’s obvious his intention was to kill, so justice demands that he receives a fitting punishment for his crime and that can only be provided with an adult sentence.

UPDATE 12/3/2016: The suspect has been ordered to undergo a psychiatric competency evaluation, and will be held in juvenile custody until at least his next hearing in February.