Kenny Bartley wanted for armed robbery

Kenny Bartley

Kenny Bartley

I’ve been following the story of Kenny Bartley since 2005 when he brought a gun to Campbell County High School in Tennessee. shot three school employees and killed one. He originally entered into a plea deal that saw him sentenced for 45 years but that plea was thrown out and he was released in 2014.

Since his release he’s had various run ins with the law mostly for domestic abuse against his parents. As part of his probation he was going to live with his psychologist’s family in Virginia. The psychologist’s son died from what is being claimed as a fall down the stairs but he was allegedly alone with Bartley at the time. Bartley has not been charged with a crime in that case as the investigation is still ongoing. Bartley then fled Virginia as there was a misdemeanor warrant out for his arrest in Tennessee.

Now it seems that Bartley may be going back to prison for quite some time as he’s named as a suspect in an armed robbery, which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one. Investigators believe that Bartley was armed with a gun when allegedly robbed a gas station in Anderson County, Tennessee, earlier this morning.

Bartley has been described as…

W/M Age: 23
6’01” 170 Lbs
Brown Hair
Hazel Eyes
Numerous Tattoos On Hands & Arms

Anyone having information on Bartley’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department at 865-457-2414 or call their local law enforcement agency immediately.

I hope he is captured soon without injury or loss of life to anyone. In my opinion Bartley is very dangerous and I could easily see his capture going sideways. I pray to God that he is brought in without incident.

UPDATE: Charges dropped.

Tumblr’s porn spam problem

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Everything I post here on WordPress gets posted to my Tumblr account for cross promotional purposes. If someone with their own Tumblr likes something you post they’ll leave a note. A note in the Tumblr equivalent of a Facebook like.

The other day I posted the story about the man from Washington who was raping his 6-year-old step-daughter and offering her up on craigslist. When it crossposted to Tumblr the post immediately got a note. I didn’t think much of it because there’s a decent sized anti-human trafficking community on Tumblr. The note said that so and so’s account liked this. It also provides a link to the user’s Tumblr page. I clicked the link not knowing what to expect and I was greeted with a very vivid animated gif of a woman getting railed with a link that said “click here for the video”.

I’m not opposed to ‘adult entertainment’ per se however everything needs to be in context. I realize it’s probably just some spam bot searching for certain keywords but remember, this was a story about the rape of a 6-year-old girl. What keywords did I use that tripped their script?

The real problem is even though I blocked the account the note still remains on my Tumblr post. I have yet to find a way to remove it without removing valid notes on other posts. If this is happening to me I imagine it’s happening to others as well. What if it’s happening to the blog of a rape survivor or a child that survived being molested? What does that say about Tumblr?

UPDATE 6/22/2015: Tumblr eventually removed the offending note after I had contacted them which is fine however, shouldn’t this be an option for the user without having to contact Tumblr?

Clackamas craigslist creeper wanted a Daddy’s Girl

Richard Lester Biggs

Richard Lester Biggs

Back in December of 2014 52-year-old Richard Lester Biggs of Clackamas County, Oregon, allegedly placed a craigslist ad entitled “Older for younger” and that he had a fantasy of being with younger women. The ad gets creepier from there…

“I want to see if I can find a younger woman who maybe has always wanted to be with an older man, maybe a Daddy’s Girl.”

Biggs got a response to his ad from a 13-year-old girl whose house he showed up to with booze, lube, and a sex toy. The girl refused to leave the house and when Biggs pulled away he was stopped and arrested by Clackamas County Sheriff’s deputies. The entire meeting was a police sting targeting possible craigslist predators.

Well, they caught one because recently Biggs pleaded guilty to child corruption charges and was sentenced to 30 days behind bars and 3 years probation. Biggs’ attorney had this to say prior to sentencing…

“My client is not a predator nor is there a substantial risk of recidivism,”

Right, because all sorts of normal people bring dildos and lube to a 13-year-old girl’s house.

Wash. man turned out his stepdaughter on craigslist for others to rape

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Normally I don’t like to post stories where the suspects have not been named however this one is so horrid that it needs to be shared.

Recently a 56-year-old man from Marysville, Washington, allegedly admitted to advertising his 6-year-old daughter on craigslist for others to molest. He’s also accused of raping his stepdaughter as well and also faces child porn charges for allegedly recording his step-daughter being molested by someone else. Investigators say that the man may have posted 190 craigslist ads for the girl. One woman in Texas is said to have made arrangements with the man to molest the girl’s daughter.

Where was mom you ask? You should know better by now. Mom was allegedly in on it and is facing child rape and child porn charges as well. Investigators say she can be seen in one video playing on her phone while her daughter is being molested.

This is going on through craigslist all the time. For every one of these scumbags that are caught it makes me wonder how many are out there doing this with impunity. This jackhole allegedly posted close to 200 ads. It doesn’t sound like too many of them were flagged by craigslist community policing. Then again when you’re community consists of so many pedophiles how much policing is really getting done?

Please stop saying it can’t happen here

Berkley, Mich.

Berkley, Mich.

Recently two teen girls from Berkley, Michigan, were arrested for allegedly plotting a Columbine-like attack at their middle school. While the girls supposedly had detailed plans of their attack they were not in possession of any weapons. Anymore this would not even be a blip on my radar except for this quote from a parent who has a child at the targeted school…

“Gosh, it’s kind of strange to think it could happen here. These things just don’t happen in Berkley. I am glad they were able to deal with it quickly,”

As I’ve said before there were a lot of towns that though it couldn’t happen there. Towns like Littleton, Red Lake, Newtown, Paducah and Jonesboro just to name a few. While these towns and cities are infamous now they’ve never been bustling metropolises.

I’m not saying that every small town is destined to have a school shooting but if you think it can’t happen where you live you’re just fooling yourself.

Another Trench vaping tip: Starter kits are just fine

What most starter kits look like

What most starter kits look like

Let me preface this by saying that I am not a vaping expert. I’ve never built my own mod or made my own coils. What I am is a guy who successfully quit smoking after 30 years by vaping so I like to think that my opinion carries at least a little weight.

Anyway as I’m sure you can tell by the title of this post it’s my opinion that for the majority of vapers who are looking to quit smoking the starter kits that most shops sell are just fine. I’ve talked about before how I was talked into buying an expensive iTatse MVP. Within 6 months the button was getting stuck causing not only the coils in my tank to burn out prematurely but it would heat the metal parts of the tank so much that it would burn my skin while in my pocket. So yeah….ouch. Then I bought an iTaste VV not too long after that. Again it crapped out on me after about 6 months. It would just turn off for no apparent reason while I was using it.

Frustrated I went back to my original eGo starter kit and I’ve never been more happy with my vaping. It’s simple and compact and just plain works. Unless you want to be one of those guys who likes to blow world record amounts of vapor the starter kit is just fine. All I recommend is to buy a 2nd battery to use while the primary one is charging and enough replacement coils if your tank uses those. Hell if you want to use the disposable Haus tanks instead more power to you.

So to sum it up the simpler you keep your vaping the more enjoyment you’ll have with it.

Ore. RSO: “You don’t put an ad on Craigslist and expect this not to happen”

Jose Omar Ortiz

Jose Omar Ortiz

28-year-old Jose Omar Ortiz is a registered sex offender and is accused of multiple rapes in Washington County, Oregon. He met one of his victims on craigslist but not the way you might think.

The victim posted an ad looking for a room to rent. Ortiz allegedly picked her up and drove to a rural area where he s said to have raped her. The victim tried fighting back with a knife she brought from home but Ortiz allegedly told her “You don’t put an ad on Craigslist and expect this not to happen.” Like it’s this scumbags God-given right to rape women from craigslist, but this is the attitude that a lot of sexual predators have when it comes to craigslist. Like I’ve said before they think of it as their personal rape take-out menu and it doesn’t matter which section of craigslist you use.

It pays to have a charity in Backpage’s pocket

An alleged accurate representation of what Backpage gives o charity.

An alleged accurate representation of what Backpage gives to charity.

Normally I don’t post links from biased news sources. One News Now touts itself as an American Christian news outlet. However, this article is spot on when it comes to Backpage escaping justice because of the outdated Federal Communications Decency Act.

Specifically the article about the lawsuit in Massachusetts filed by three women who were trafficked on Backpage while underage and why the suit was dismissed.

“It allows for service providers who make good-faith efforts to protect children from pornography, from sexual exploitation, and even prostitution,” explains Donna Rice Hughes, who heads Enough is Enough. “If they make a good-faith attempt to protect children, then they will have civil immunity from any type of prosecution.”

What good faith efforts are Backpage realty making? By good faith efforts do they mean getting a discount for using anonymous payment methods or having the head of a supposed human trafficking charity in your back pocket, or the part where they might try to move overseas to avoid US prosecution?

That doesn’t sound like good faith to me. Instead it sounds a lot like Backpage trying to cover their own ass while raking in a cubic assload of dough on the exploitation of women and children.

Trench’s further adventures in Linux: wattOS returns for the Asus 4G challenge

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I haven’t done a lot of Linux posts lately because I’m pretty set in my Linux ways now. I run Voyager on my laptop and I’ve given up on the EEE Box because it has a GPU that I think they got from a black and white television. Kids, ask your grandparents what a black and white TV is.

So that leaves the almost indestructible Asus EEE pc 701 4G Surf. If you’re not familiar with this brand of computer it was the first netbook. It’s so sturdy it feels like it was manufactured in a Soviet era factory. The problem is that it only has a 4GB hard drive so for the past few years I’ve been having more and more difficulty finding an operating system that will actually fit on it and function properly.

The champion of the challenge was wattOS with its Release 8 or R8 as they call it. We have a new champion although the new boss is the same as the old boss with wattOS’ R9 release. In R8 wattOS was based on Debiam but with R9 they have returned to using Ubuntu at its core. Yes, I know Ubuntu is based on Debian. Save it for someone who sudo cares. THe problem with it being based on Ubuntu is that when you first try to boot into wattOS you’ll get the PAE kernel error message but there is a way around it.

After you download the ISO file install it to a USB stick using Unetbootin. At the start up screen his the esc key and select the USB drive. When the splash screen comes on hit the tab button and a string of text will come up. Follow step 4 here except for the part where you press F6 because we’ve used tab instead. While installing wattOS keep the swap space on the hard drive as small as possible. I believe I only gave it like 256MB for swap. Once it’s installed you should have at least 1GB of storage space left.

As good as wattOS is it’s not a miracle worker. These days due to the limitations of the once mighty Surf it can only be used for the most basic of browsing. If you use GMail you’ll have to use the basic HTML version and forget about YouTube altogether. Streaming music might be ok because I was able to use Google Music with not much difficulty.

So while the useful days of the EEE pc 701 may be coming to an end someday soon wattOS makes it serviceable as an emergency use computer.

Idaho school district bought guns in case of school shooting

And not one of these either. Get it? Because Idaho.

And not one of these either. Get it? Because Idaho.

All joking aside the Garden Valley School District in Idaho has purchased an undisclosed amount of firearms and are have said to have trained six of their staff in case a school shooting were to happen there. While I do support the 2nd amendment this is not a good idea.

First off the article states that it takes 45 minutes for police to get to the school which would be a somewhat reasonable argument however when I looked up the schools on Google Maps this is what I found.

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Granted I don’t live even remotely close to Garden Valley so if I have the wrong location or the police department is only an annex station by all means correct me.

But what it really comes down to is two things. The first is unless they served in the military or in law enforcement there’s no amount of training that can prepare school employees for an active shooter situation unless they continue to undergo ongoing training and even then there’s still no guarantee that armed teachers would cause more good than harm. Secondly, and this is the most important part, if there are guns in a school, no matter how secure they may be, it can become a temptation for would be shooters from within the school. If a kid is determined enough, and we’ve seen some abnormally determined kids over the years, they will find their way to the guns come hell or high water.