Win it. Wear it. Share it. Round 19

Win a free craigscrimelist t-shirt

For the 3rd week in a row I didn’t have to extend the contest for a lack of comments. It seems business is actually picking up now.

This week’s winning comments comes to us from Cheryl

I don’t trust Craigslist because there is no oversight – so many people have been killed or hurt or ripped off responding to CL postings. When you call the newspaper to place an ad, they ask questions before accepting your ad, which makes me feel like it’s a much safer way to conduct business. Of course, CL is free – but you get what you pay for – and there appears to be no one looking out for the integrity of the site. Thanks for all you do to inform the public of Craigslist crime.

Thank you Cheryl for being an active participant in the discussion. I’ll be contacting you to have the shirt sent out to you.

Speaking of the shirts there is going to be a slight delay in having them sent out in the next couple of weeks due to personal reasons but the contests continue.

Today is your chance to win a free craigscrimelist t-shirt emblazoned with the motto “Friends don’t let friends use craigslist.”

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

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 3/29/2011 or later if comments are light, 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.

22 arrested in Florida craigslist pedo sting

Sex Sting Nets 22 Arrests:

The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office in Florida arrested 22 people who thought they were meeting a 14-year-old for sex. Investigators responded to ads that people had posted looking for sex with children and posted some of their own as well. Two people that were arrested were a woman and her boyfriend.

Here’s the punchline. None of those arrested were on any kind of sex offender registry. I’m pretty sure they will be in the near future.

As usual while the article does not state it I can almost guaran-damn-tee that the ads were on the casual encounters section of craigslist. Since that section is still unmoderated by craigslist imagine how many predators are on there operating unchecked. Yet craigslist still refuses to anything about the casual encounters section like it’s some squeaky clean happy playground., always moderated, always will be.

Craigslist crime post #1437
Predators post #215

Ellis T. Jones III convicted of craigslist robberies

Ex-SJSU football player found guilty in Craigslist stun-gun robberies:

I’ve posted about Ellis T. Jones III before. He was arrested back in 2007 for using a stun gun in several craigslist related robberies and other non-craigslist related robberies.

The former San Jose State football player was convicted yesterday of said robberies and is looking at a max of 11 years behind bars.

Again when you have an unmoderated free classifieds site it will attract more than its fair share of criminals.

Craigslist crime post #1436
Robbery post #150

Ripper to front Dio Disciples

Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens

Previously I posted about how that Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens was going to record previously unrecorded material from the late metal god Ronnie James Dio. And I basically had a metalgasm when that was announced.

Now I’ve had another one on the news that Ripper will be fronting a band along with Rudy Sarzo, Simon Wright, Craig Goldy, Scott Warren and additional vocalist Toby Jepson called Dio Disciples.

Commented Ronnie James Dio’s widow and manager Wendy: “There will never be another Ronnie, but we want to keep his music alive and hope you will support the band and become one of the DIO DISCIPLES.

Ronnie will never be able to be replaced but in my opinion Ripper is the next best thing and has kind of led a career in metal similar to Ronnie’s. Judas Priest was his Black Sabbath, Iced Earth was his Rainbow and Beyond Fear is his Dio.

Sports reporter turned pimp pleads guilty

Mass. jails NH sports reporter for prostitution:

I originally posted about Kevin Provencher here. He’s a former sports reporter from New Hampshire who was arrested back in 2009 for running a prostitution ring on craigslist and backpage.

This past Friday Provencher pleaded guilty to to two counts of deriving support from a prostitute, two counts of procuring a person into prostitution, two counts of solicitation for prostitution and one count of witness intimidation.

He’s only getting a mere 1 to 2 1/2 years behind bars. If the law really wanted to do something about prostitution and human trafficking scum like Provencher would get much larger sentences and so would the johns.

Backpage crime post #99
Craigslist crime post #1435
Prostitution/Human Trafficking Post #686

Review of Bitch Slap

With the bitter taste of Salt in my mouth, pun intended, I needed to see a movie that didn’t suck so bad. So once again I raided my brother’s Netflix queue and found this tasty morsel called Bitch Slap.

My brother called it a low budget Kill Bill so I went in with low expectations.

Basically the movie is a spoof/tribute to the exploitation movies of the 70s. Within the first 30 minutes of the movie I was like “What is this crap?” The scenes that were not taking place in the main location were obviously filmed in front of a green screen. I had seen YouTube videos with better production values.

However after the first 30 minutes this turned out to be a really fun cheesy popcorn film with boobs, chicks kissing, guns, and lots of violence. It even had the actors who portrayed the major characters in the Hercules/Xena series of the 90’s including Kevin Sorbo, Lucy Lawless, Renee O’Connor and Michael Hurst.

Plus how bad can a movie be when it has such great lines like “Ram this in your clambake bicthcakes.”

3 1/2 fedoras out of 5.

Christian Helms to be tried as an adult

Christian Helms

Sorry that I’m late in this one.

Anyway last Friday a judge ruled that accused Socastee High shooter Christian Helms will be tried as an adult.

Again I don’t care what the kid looks like but this is the only logical step to take. If he was successful in shooting and killing school resource officer Erik Karney would we even hesitate to have a cop killer tried as an adult?

Don’t want kids like this going to jail? Be better parents.

US fires missiles at Libya

U.S. Hits Libya With Tomahawk Missiles as Qaddafi Promises ‘Long War':

The U.S. fired four additional Tomahawk missiles at Libya air defense systems Sunday, bringing the grand total to 124, a senior U.S. Defense official tells Fox News.

Otherwise known as a ‘Clinton Bombing’.

Libya vs. Iraq

I’m seriously not trying to be a smartass here. I have a serious question.

Why is the UN so eager to authorize military action against Libya yet refused to lift a finger about Iraq? I think that what Gadaffi is doing to his own people, while still brutal, pales in comparison to what Saddam Hussein did to his own people.

So what is the difference?

Another Mushroom Cloud Another Smoking Gun

You’ll see why I’m posting this shortly.