UK Burnout Breeder gets no jail time after son dies horrible death from poison plant food

Lauren Booth (Is that the fish and chips truck? I've got the munchies.)

Lauren Booth (Is that the fish and chips truck? I’ve got the munchies.)

Freedom for the smirking mother whose boy died after drinking plant food she used to grow cannabis:

Poison plant food mother Lauren Booth sentenced over son’s death:

‘Inadequate’ Huddersfield mum whose son died after drinking poisonous plant food avoids jail:

In November of 2010 2-year-old Aaron Booth died a prolonged, torturous and horrible death. He drank a bottle of plant food that contained mostly potassium hydroxide. He had to have his stomach and esophagus removed. Unfortunately doctors were not able to save him as his windpipe had been destroyed by the toxic chemicals. Aaron held on for 11 days before finally succumbing to lethal effects of the poison. So how did he get his hands on such a dangerous toxin?

It seems that his female birth organism, Lauren Booth, and her boyfriend had been up until 6am, doing responsible adult things I’m sure, and crashed without feeding Aaron. Being a hungry 2-year-old he grabbed the nearest thing that looked like a bottle, in this unfortunate case it was the caustic plant food. The plant food was allegedly being used for the all the weed she was growing in the house. And like most drug users it seems she was more concerned about the drugs than her son.

Prosecutor Thomas Storey said that when Aaron’s father Mohammed Khan visited the hospital, Booth seemed more concerned about moving her cannabis plants than her son’s condition.

He recounted: ‘She told him that she and her partner had been trying to make some money by growing skunk [a type of cannabis] in the house, almost seeming annoyed by the involvement of the police because they were going to have to find somewhere else to grow [the drugs].’

A jury had heard that police found material relating to cannabis-growing on a computer in the cluttered house, but Aaron’s bedroom was ‘curiously empty’. The prosecution said Mr Williams (the boyfriend) had time to remove any plants after the child went to hospital.

So when her number came up for trial she would be looking at hard time since Aaron died such a horrible death. Not so much, this is England after all. She received a 12-month sentence, all suspended. And in my best TV announcer voice, “But wait, there’s more.” She already has another kid. She now has a daughter who is almost one. Luckily the child is in foster care.

The judge said that Booth would have to live with her consequences for the rest of her life. Excuse me your honour but she obviously never gave a shit about Aaron since she was growing drugs in the house and obviously neglecting him.

I just by wish by suspended sentence he meant she would be suspended by her neck while given a Drano douche and Clorox enema while forced to gargle with lye. Then maybe there would be justice for Aaron.

Thanks to Veronica for the tip.

ND man facing 20 years for sex trafficking and Trench thinks that’s too much

Chad Lee Lindley

Chad Lee Lindley

Human trafficking charge filed against Fargo man accused of hiring prostitutes on Craigslist:

40-year-old Chad Lee Lindley of Fargo, North Dakota is looking at a 20 year stretch in prison on human trafficking charges. Police say that he was an aspiring pimp advertising for new recruits on craigslist…

“I do have job openings that will provide the fun, provide the case, and provide the lifestyle that you’ll love,”

“Gorgeous young women between the ages of 18 to 40 years old ready to make up to $10,000 or more a week,”

“Must be experienced or know what this job is, professional, seductive, passionate and most of all sexy.”

Now you should know by now that I want to eliminate all forms of human trafficking especially those that are proliferating on craigslist and backpage however 20 years for this schmo is too extreme. Granted he’s a wanna be pimp assbag but as far as I could tell he never actually had any women working for him.

The problem is he’s being made an example. In 2009 North Dakota passed a law that specifically targeted human trafficking. This is the first time it’s being used in the Fargo area. While I most certainly agree that examples should me made out of traffickers this guy isn’t who you want as the poster boy for enforcing trafficking laws. You want the guy who has actually trafficked women and children and sold and traded them as sex slaves. You want the guy who has used violence and intimidation to keep their victims in line. This guy is just Henry Winkler in Night Shift.

Don’t get me wrong, the guy should be charged but any talk of 20 years when traffickers much more deadly than him get less than half of that is laughable.

UPDATE 9/3/2013: Lindley was sentenced to three years. I can live with that.

Philly Breeder kills her twins over alleged affair

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Tacony mother charged with murdering her 18-month-old twins:

In my last post I kind of ragged on Philadelphia but there are some decent sections of the city, one of them being the Tacony section. Growing up when my mom would drive us from South Jersey to Philly she would always take the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge because she was afraid to drive on the Atlantic City Expressway. It was easier to get to my relatives’ house in Mayfair by going through Tacony anyway. When I was growing up it was very family oriented and something that happened there recently would have been unheard of.

41-year-old Stacey Smalls of the Tacony section is accused of killing her twin 18-month-old children and truing to kill her 4-year-old daughter and herself. Reports say that Smalls did this because she found out that her husband was allegedly having an affair with one of her relatives. From what I understand the twins were a boy and a girl named Adam and Eve. Reports say that Smalls strangled one and drowned the other.

She also tried to poison her 4-year-old daughter by putting something toxic in the girl’s drink. Luckily, if that phrase can be used in this story, the girl was smart enough to realize that the drink tasted funny.

Smalls is said to have tried killing herself by taking pills and slitting her wrists. I bet it was across the street and not down the road. Unluckily Smalls survived.

Many years ago when I first started crime blogging one of my readers and close friend came up with the mantra that said if you’re going to take yourself out go alone and leave your kids out of it. Does anyone think that if you catch your man cheating on you the proper response is to kill your kids? I asked Mrs. Trench her opinion on this story and she said basically what I thought. What the hell ever happened to divorcing him and taking all his stuff? Mrs. Trench added that if he doesn’t have any stuff make him get a better job then take his stuff.

To men and women like this who think killing their kids is the answer I say to you the fucking universe does not revolve around you. If you want to kill yourself fine, go for it, broadcast it on the fucking internet for all I care but your kids have nothing to do with it.

Come to think of it I would bet that she probably didn’t even have any intentions of actually killing herself. Maybe she planned the whole time to become the Andrea Yates of Tacony.

Thanks to Beth and AJ for the tips.

Hey, if we go to the casino can u listen for the boys

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Parents Arrested After Reportedly Leaving Children Home Alone To Go To Parx Casino:

It’s no secret that I grew up around Atlantic City, New Jersey. When I was 21 the casinos there were a lot of fun. It was a great place to take a date for a show and a dinner if you had the cash. It was also a great place to take friends that were from out-of-town. What they aren’t is a reason to leave your kids home alone while you played the quarter slots.

For example take the case of 24-year-old Nicole Donahue and 29-year-old Ryan Feyh of Levittown, Pennsylvania. This past Friday they allegedly decided to hit Parx Casino in nearby Bensalem, PA. Instead of trying to find a sitter they texted their neighbors.

“Hey, if we go to the casino around 11 or so can u listen for the boys they are sleeping right now.”

Followed by another text that read:

“Guess u are sleeping.”

Apparently that wasn’t discouragement enough to keep them from hitting the keno parlor.

One of their kids must be a light sleeper or needed a scratch off because their 2-year-old son decided to take off to the local supermarket. Luckily he was found by a good Samaritan who called police. The boy motioned towards their apartment where police found his 4-year-old brother still sleeping.

According to reports the Breeders tried saying that they were out running errands. If by errands they mean splitting on two aces then yes they were running errands.

The kids are now in the custody of other family members and ironically the Breeders must not have won enough at the casino because they were unable to post bail.

Not to stereotype an entire city but for most of my life I’ve had family that lived in a very trailer trash section of Philly. Instead of trailers they lived in row homes. I even lived there for a while myself and I used to refer to it as a vertical trailer park. Living there I had never met a more concentrated area of degenerate gamblers in my life. These people would bet on two cockroaches racing which unfortunately was an all too common occurrence. The check cashing place where I used to cash my paycheck also sold lottery tickets and they made money hand over fist that way.

There’s just something about the Philly area that makes people think that gambling is a priority over their kids. I’m surprised we haven’t heard more stories like this.

Thanks to Beth and Cheri for the tips.

Sex toy wearing perv charged as Backpage child pimp

James Perdue

James Perdue

Sheriff: Palm Harbor man helped underage girls advertise sexual services on website:

Pinellas Sheriff: Man helped teen prostitutes offer ‘2-for-1′:

In Pinellas County, Florida sheriffs have arrested 61-year-old James Perdue and charged him with allegedly prostituting underage girls on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. Perdue claims that he just helped the two runaway minors post their ad on backpage. The ad was for a 2 for one special for $150.

Police say that Perdue also drove the girls to their meetings with johns but derived no money from the girls. He said he only enjoyed their company.

I’m kind of afraid to know what he means by company considering Perdue’s previous arrests. In one instance he was caught with a 16-year-old girl in a motel room while in his boxers claiming the girl was his daughter. In 2007 he was caught with a 14 or 15-year-old girl in his car while, and here’s where it gets super creepy, he had strapped onto his body a simulated genitalia of a male that was very large. That’s right kids. He was allegedly wearing a strap-on while riding around with a teenage girl. I feel like need to bathe in Drano and scrub with a Brillo pad.

Police feel he may have many more victims.

If you have any information about this case call the Pinellas Crimes Against Children Unit at (727)582-6200. If you want to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS.

You know I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s not actually a pimp. I mean he doesn’t show the typical pimp behavior. However I would lay odds that he’s a certified creeper since he seems to hang out with an awful lot of underage girls.

Surprisingly Village Voice Media had no comment. I wonder what Liz McDougall would have said if she was reached for comment on this story. Probably something to the effect of “When police are able to arrest a strap-on wearing pedophile, I think that is a really good thing.”

Who watches the watchmen?: MyYearbook edition

David Lowe

David Lowe

Gwinnett Police Officer Arrested:

Like I said recently about our nation’s military I have the utmost respect for the men and women in law enforcement in our country. They really do have a thankless task. However I will post about a dirty cop when the occasion sadly arises. Now one doesn’t have to be ‘on the take’ to be dirty, one can be a sexual predator as well.

For example take 26-year-old Gwinnett, Georgia rookie cop David Lowe. He was recently arrested by his own department for allegedly sharing sexually explicit videos with minors on MyYearbook. The impression that I got from the articles on Lowe he allegedly created a MyYearbook profile posing as a teen. Supposedly MyYearbook limits what age group you can communicate with. If you were to list your age on your profile as 26 then you wouldn’t be able to chat with minors through the site. However as I’ve documented many times in the past that doesn’t mean that predators can’t lie about their age in their profiles.

Surprisingly Lowe is set to be terminated by the Gwinnett Police Department if he hasn’t been already. That’s refreshing since I’ve posted too many stories of bad cops who get suspended with pay.

UPDATE 5/29/2012: Lowe is out on bail.

Dom Dad for boi

Richard Kaiser

Richard Kaiser

Sachse Man Accused Of Seeking Underage Sex On Craigslist:

Police arrest man suspected of soliciting young boy on Craigslist:

Police in Austin, Texas arrested 39-year-old Richard Raymond Kaiser of Sachse, Texas for allegedly trying to solicit minors for sex on craigslist.

Police say that Kaiser placed an ad entitled “Dom Dad for boi” and that he was in the Austin area for a home school field trip. That makes me shudder to think that there might be children under his frequent supervision. Investigators posed as a 13-year-old boy in responding to his ad and arrested Kaiser when he showed up to the meeting place.

More than likely Kaiser’s ad was either in the personals or casual encounters section which once again I say are in desperate need of moderation. If a site like Facebook can moderate for content I don’t see why craigslist can’t.

Florida Marine recruiter charged with being a craigslist creeper

David Reinoso Rodriguez

David Reinoso Rodriguez

Marine recruiter arrested in Craigslist sex sting:

It wasn’t my intention to post this story on Memorial Day but here we are. I have much respect for the men and women in the armed forces unless they turn out to be scumbags like this guy.

Anyway police in Mount Dora, Florida arrested 26-year-old David Reinoso Rodriguez of Kissimmee for allegedly soliciting a minor for sex through craigslist. Rodriguez is a Marine recruiter who did tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

Police had placed an ad on craigslist posing as a step-mother and her 14-year-old step-daughter looking for sex. They say that Rodriguez responded to the ad looking to have sex with the fictitious pair. Police were waiting for them at the meeting point instead.

I get the impression from the article that Rodriguez is claiming some kind of entrapment. The best part is what else he’s supposedly claiming in his defense. According to the article Rodriguez thought that it would be ok to have sex with the 14-year-old since there was parental consent. In my 12 years of blogging I can honestly say that’s the first time I’ve ever heard that used as an excuse. I’ll give him points for creativity or stupidity, take your pick.

By the way he’s out on bail so sleep tight Orlando area parents.

And once again while mot media outlets continue to give craigslist a pass since they shut down the erotic services section it is far from being cleaned up as it is now the go to place for sexual predators.

From the mouth of Liz McDougall II

Liz McDougall

Liz McDougall

Officials pin sex busts on Backpage:

Basically this is an article from the Boston Herald about how various officials in Massachusetts are appalled by how so many women and children are being trafficked on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. Your usual banter from politicians however what I want to talk about is what Village Voice Media legal weasel Liz McDougall had to say about this.

“Backpage is working diligently to rid its site of human trafficking,” McDougall said. “Although Backpage is a for-profit business, it does not want to make a single penny off of this abhorrent activity.”

She is either a liar or a blind fool. Not only does backpage make ‘pennies’ off of the sex trafficking by most reports they made two billion seven-hundred million pennies off of their prostitution ads in a year.

If Backpage and Village Voice Media really find human trafficking that abhorrent then they would shut down the adult section. It’s that simple.

Trench reviews Linux Mint 13 and Zorin OS 6 Core RC

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Recently my two favorite Linux distros had major releases. Linux Mint released Linux Mint 13 and Zorin OS released a release candidate of Zorin OS Core 6. Both are based on Ubuntu 12.04. Again I refuse to use the stupid animal names that Ubuntu gives their releases.

If you were one of the people, like me, who gave up on Linux Mint 12 because of the controversial Gnome 3 desktop have no fear. Linux Mint 13 comes with the MATE desktop by default. For those of you who may not know MATE is a fork of Gnome 2. I wasn’t a big fan of MATE when it first came out but it has matured since the release of Mint 12 and now, in my opinion, it is a fully functioning desktop. Not only that but I think it also restores Mint to its former glory. Mint 13 also has a Cinnamon desktop version of 13 but Cinnamon is just Gnome 3 lite. Linux Mint 13 get’s the Trench Reynolds seal of approval. *bark bark*

Now to me Zorin OS 5 Core is the pinnacle of not only Linux distros but OSes in general. So I was more than a little hesitant when Zorin said this in the release statement of OS 6 Core RC…

Zorin Desktop embraces all of the latest and greatest of Open Source software and technologies such as Gtk3 and other software from the GNOME 3 software stack.

After installing OS 6 Core RC I was a little disappointed. This wasn’t the perfect distro I had come to know and love. Instead of the awesome desktop panel that Zorin used in 5 they had a dock instead. While customizable it wasn’t customizable to the degree I wish it would be. That’s not to say it’s a bad distro. Zorin’s main goal is to convert Windows 7 users by giving them a Windows 7 experience in Linux. I actually think with this new dock it succeeds more in that vein than it did in OS 5. However the dock and the Gnome 3 back-end just weren’t for me.

Zorin OS Core 5 still reigns supreme in my heart and on my main computer.