Sparre pleads not guilty in murder of Tiara Pool

Man Pleads Not Guilty In Woman’s Death:

19-year-old David Sparre of Jacksonville, Florida is just one in a series (collect the whole set) of alleged ‘craigslist killers’. He’s accused in the July 12th stabbing murder of 21-year-old Tiara Pool. The pair met through craigslist’s personals. I originally posted about the murder here and here.

Still no motive in the brutal murder of the mother of two however prosecutors say they are seeking the death penalty.

One of these days I’ll take the 15 minutes to number all the craigslist killers that I know about.

Craigslist crime post #1317
Killers post #106

If you thought leaving a baby in the car at the police station was bad…

I’ll see your baby being left in a car at the police station and I’ll see you three kids left in a hot car at county lockup.

20-year-old Psalmai Thompson was arrested for allegedly leaving three kids in a hot car while visiting her penis at the Orange County Jail in Florida.

She told police that ‘a friend’ was supposed to be watching the kids. She allegedly gave the police two phone numbers for her ‘friend’ both of which turned out to be false.

The fire department measured the hottest part of the inside of the car at 125F/52C. Luckily the kids, ages 5, 3, and two months were relatively unharmed.

I know that visiting hours at county are few and far between but as the old adage that we use here at (p)BB goes if you can’t get someone to watch the kids you have no business going out. Especially to see your criminal boyfriend.

Thanks to Pam for the tip.

Reader asks what to do about unmonitored kids

I received the following e-mail from a reader who wants to know what they can do about some kids that are wreaking havoc and the parents don’t care.

So, I live in this quite apartment complex except for these two kids who seems to be playing by their own rules. They play in the dumpster and play inside then parking lot with no parents near by. They used to kick balls at people’s cars and play hide and seek under cars. Throw stuff at the building, throw stuff in people’s laundry. It can go on and on but yet management seems to be unable to control them. HELP! Parents are lazy and fat. Watching their kids isn’t on their priority list. I can go on and on. Not to mention they were trying to set a fire underneath pine trees. Can I somehow resolve this problem? Would the local police really be of any help?

So Breeder Readers what can they do?

(Bad Breeders, its staff and its commenters should not be held responsible for any advice given and this is for entertainment purposes only. Your Mileage may vary. Do not taunt Super Happy Fun Ball.)

WTF Shreveport? Teens raping children

Tipster Louisiana Lori sends me stories from time to time from her native Shreveport, Louisiana. They usually end up on either News of Doom or over at Bad Breeders. The latest story she sent me from Shreveport I couldn’t determine which section of the site it should go in since it fit a couple of different categories here at TRCN. However when I started researching the story I found two more stories of similar crimes. The fact that they happened in such a small area in such a short time is staggering.

Our first story, and the one that Lori sent to me was about 17-year-old Victor Everatt Stewart of Shreveport. He’s been arrested for raping a 10-year-old and 8-year-old boy.

The mother of one of the victim’s discovered a porn site on their computer. The victim said that Stewart showed it to him and his friend. The investigation uncovered that Stewart allegedly raped both children.

While researching that story I found this story about a 15-year-old from Shreveport who raped an 8-year-old.

Then I found this story about 18-year-old Raiesha Tonette Goodnight of Bossier City, which is only 2.4 miles away from Shreveport, who was arrested for raping a 12-year-old boy.

I realize this is just anecdotal occurrences but damn Shreveport that’s too many too soon too close together.

Calif. man tortures his girlfriend over Facebook posts

Facebook Post Spurs Man to Allegedly Torture, Hold Girlfriend Captive for Days:

California Man Anthony Lozano Jealous Over Facebook Message, Imprisons and Tortures Girlfriend, Say Cops:

36-year-old Anthony Lozano of Hanford, California may have a wee bit of a jealously problem. He’s been arrested for allegedly torturing his girlfriend for four days all because she conversed with a male friend on Facebook.

For four days Lozano is said to have bound her and beat her and choked her with ropes and towels because he thought that she was being unfaithful to her. Did I forget to to mention that two children were at the home while all this was going on? Nice guy.

I still don’t get the whole jealousy thing. I mean I have more female Facebook friends then my wife. She has more male Facebook friends than me. Neither of us really give a rat’s ass. Jealousy is unproductive. If you’re significant other is really cheating on you dump them and forget them. This way you won’t end up in jail.

Win it. Wear it. Share it. Round 10

Before we get into today’s contest It’s time to announce last week’s winner. That would be MamaLisa for this epic comment

Ah, CraigsList, how do I count the ways? The reasons I boycott you? At first, it was simply because it was so hard to find what I wanted, such a pain to drill down, and so many of the ads didn’t even have photos — requiring me to call them or email or something. It just looked smarmy to me. I much preferred to do my shopping on eBay, where I could see a seller’s performance rating. I loved the ability to “watch” items, and it was so much easier to find the best price. So, poor usability and no way to judge the sellers before buying were my two main reasons for never using CraigsList.

Fast forward a few years, and I started hearing so many stories about criminals using CraigsList to find their next victims. I thought, “Ewww. I always new it was creepy. I knew it smelled bad.” And then, the sex crimes and sex trafficing reports started, and quickly started snowballing. The robberies and other such reports also seem to be snowballing, while Craig and his protege do nothing but cover their own asses.

I find it serendipitous that you mention the start of “Erotic Services” coincides with Buckner’s appointment as CEO. I am not one to judge people by their looks, but when you couple Buckner’s slimy sidestepping, dodging, and blame-shifting of the child trafficking issue with his creepy, sinister appearance — well, let me say, I have a feeling that Buckner is no stranger to the Sex Trade.

I will proudly wear my t-shirt, and I will proudly point people to CraigsCrimeList.com when they ask me why I wear the shirt. I’m sure a more than a few folks will say, “but it’s free! It’s great! I don’t have to pay to sell!” To them I will say, “Ask the young girls that are sold for sex on Craig’s List how free it truly is.”

It’s trenchreynolds.com but I’ll overlook it. But what a great comment.

But now on to this week’s contest which is the same as it has been.

Today is your chance to win a free craigscrimelist t-shirt emblazoned with the motto “Friends don’t let friends use craigslist.” But…wait for it…only one is being given away this week.

As before the rules are simple. Please comment on this post why you are boycotting craigslist or why you don’t use craigslist in the first place or why you think it’s a bad idea to use craigslist.

Please use the e-mail address you would like to be contacted at in the e-mail address field.

If you have entered before and have not won you can enter on this and future posts as well.

This contest will end 8pm Eastern Time next Monday (9/6/2010) but there will be more chances to win shirts in the coming weeks.

Take a stand. Do the right thing. And you might win a shirt in the process.

It also wouldn’t hurt if you could Tweet this post or put in on Facebook.

62-year-old armed man shot to death at TN high school

Update: Sheriff says no doubt gunman at Sullivan Central High School intended to kill someone:

Parents, students react to fatal shooting at Sullivan Central:

It isn’t known why 62-year-old Thomas Cowan stormed into Sullivan Central High School in Blountville, Tennessee with two handguns but what is known is that he didn’t make it out.

Police say that Cowan went into the school armed with a .380 and a .25. He was approached by Principal Melanie Riden and Resource Officer Carolyn Gudger. He pulled his gun and Officer Gudger pulled hers. When Cowan refused to put his gun down Officer Gudger put five holes in him killing him on the spot. Luckily no students or staff were injured.

The local sheriff’s office says that they have no doubt that Cowan was there to kill someone it’s just unknown who or if he had anyone in particular in mind.

This is the new breed of school shooter that has slowly been gaining ground over the years. The crazy adult who usually has some axe to grind. Charles Carl Roberts IV and Bruco Eastwood come to mind. I know adult school shooters are not a new phenomenon but they seem to be becoming more frequent.

Also I’m guessing that mugshot was taken in happier times.

Buckmaster Blogs: Amber’s Ambush II

In his latest blog post craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster responds to CNN’s Amber Lyon’s alleged request for an interview.

He accuses Ms. Lyon of engaging in tabloid journalism by ambushing craigslist founder Craig Newmark with ads for prostitution on the website that bears his name. I say good on her. At least she’s out there doing real reporting instead of just regurgitating whatever the AP posts. This is was journalism is supposed to be like. How else do you expect the media to get any truth out of either one of you when both of you basically only speak through your mouthpiece Susan MacTavish Best.

And again Jimmy B is trying to deflect the true story here which is the fact that child prostitution and human trafficking is still taking place on the website that you run and Craig is the face of.

It seems they’re still not parting with that $30 Million in sex money anytime soon.

If you want to read the blog of a classifieds CEO who has a conscience I recommend Geebo.com CEO Greg Collier’s blog.

T-Shirt Winner will be announced tomorrow.

Craigslist crime post #1316
Prostitution/Human Trafficking post #596

Delaware tagger busted on MySpace

Graffiti vandalism suspect arrested on 60 charges:

There’s one type of criminal that I like to see get busted almost as much as sex offenders. That would be vandals, especially the kind that like to think of themselves as artists.

For example take 32-year-old Brian Durkee of Newark, Delaware. He’s been arrested on 60 different graffiti charges dating as far back as January of 2009. Police had suspected Durkee but didn’t come up with any damning evidence until they looked at his MySpace where pictures of the alleged art were discovered.

Speaking of the art thing it’s not like he was painting any actual art as police say he was only spraying his tag.

I checked out his MySpace and he says he’s also a tattoo artist. I wasn’t that impressed with his tattoo work either. On his MySpace he says that “People Have Killed for my Tattoos–Fact!” I wonder if that means that people killed themselves over their generic and average tattoos.

Craig Blogs: Amber’s Ambush

In his latest blog post Craigslist founder Craig Newmark finally gets around to making excuses as to why he had no real answer when CNN’s Amber Lyon confronted him about human trafficking on craigslist.

He blames it on the notion that he has borderline Asperger’s Syndrome which is also called borderline Autism in some circles. so basically he’s saying that he’s a borderline borderline Autistic. That’s a bunch of crap. While he may be socially inept he is far from stupid. Anyone who would have seen the ad that Ms. Lyon presented would have known that it was for prostitution which is still an illegal activity. Any normal person that was running a classifieds site who really didn’t want prostitution on their site would have said something realistic like “My God that’s horrible. I’ll look into it right away”. Instead Craig just asks if the ad has been reported. Um, last time I checked adult services ads could not be flagged. Just checked again, nope, you can’t flag them.

He then goes and claims that he is no longer in charge of craigslist which is true. He mentions that Jim Buckmaster has been in charge for the last 10 years. Which ironically is roughly about the same time that the original erotic services section first appeared on craigslist.

Then he goes on about how he is allegedly sensitive to the plight of those being trafficked but then mentions about how socially conscious he is by supporting veterans, net neutrality and transparency in government. Yet he still does not lift a finger to do anything real about human trafficking like shutting down the adult services section.

Following his blog post is some comments from the cult of craig that basically kiss his ass. I wondered why there were no opposing comments and then I noticed the following…

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

That’s kind of ironic for a number of reasons. The first is that he and Jim won’t moderate craigslist yet they both moderate the comments on their blogs. The second is that for someone who supports net neutrality and transparency in government he’s not very neutral nor transparent on his blog.

However you can comment on this cross post at the SF Gate.

Help spread the word on craigslist human trafficking by winning a free CraigsCrimeList T-Shirt. No entrants so far so and the contest ends tomorrow.

Craigslist crime post #1315
Prostitution/Human Trafficking post #595