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.

Self-proclaimed pedophile says crimes were ‘civil disobedience’

Self-proclaimed pedophile says crimes were 'civil disobedience'
Gary Wolchesky

Seven years ago, I originally posted about then 21-year-old Gary Wolchesky here. In 2009, he was arrested for using Xbox Live to convince children to record themselves performing sexual acts for Wolchesky’s own pleasure. He then went on YouTube to brag about his exploits. I never thought I would be posting about him again, but yesterday, I received a slew of traffic from people looking for information about Wolchesky.

Yesterday, the suspect from Middletown, New Jersey, was found guilty on several charges of child sex abuse. However, his defense was as brazen as his YouTube videos were.

During his trial Wolchesky, a self-proclaimed pedophile, said he never asked the boys to penetrate themselves and that the boys all consented to the other acts. He also framed his conduct as acts of civil disobedience meant to “advance the cause of pedophilia,” authorities said.

Every once in a while a story comes out about a ‘pedophile activist’. You can read about another one here. They try to compare themselves to the LGBT community and the struggle they’ve undergone for equal rights. The comparison quickly falls flat when you realize that the LGBT community isn’t try to advance the ’cause’ of raping children.

Wolchesky will be looking at a sentence of 60 years when he is sentenced in March.

Cincy RSO charged with seeking 10 yo. virgin daughters on craigslist

Cincy RSO charged with posting ad on craigslist for 10 yo. virgin daughters
Kerry Murphy

45-year-old Kerry Murphy of Cincinnati, Ohio, isn’t the first registered sex offender to allegedly ask for child sex on craigslist, but he may be the most detailed.

“I’m looking for an open-minded parent who would be interested in bringing their daughter or daughters by for some passionate play. You cam just drop off and pick up later, stay there and wait while we play, come in the room and watch, or if a mom you can even join us in our play time. I’ms safe, sane, clean, ddf, discreet and respectful. Will respect any limits agreed upon ahead of time, like no bdsm or whatever.”

“You will be compensated for your time. Compensation will be dependent on several factors. Age, experience, time, limits and your involvement. A dad in a hurry, with a lot of limits wanting to watch, a 17yo daughter that’s been around the block a few times, lowest amount. A mom with all day, almost no limits, wanting to join, 10yo and 11yo virgin daughters would be the highest amount. Looking to set this up at a later time, so we have time to talk, set limits, discuss involvement, etc. Please change this subject line to your daughters age to weed out spam.”

As you can expect, the ad was responded to by undercover investigators. Murphy is a registered sex offender, reportedly by his own admission to police, for sexually abusing his 13-year-old stepdaughter.

With such a blatant ad, there’s hardly any room for doubt as to what Murphy was allegedly looking for. This was on craigslist with no moderation or any kind of flagging, with someone just bluntly asking to have sex with children. The two things that really disturb me about this story is that craigslist does nothing to remove these ads, and that people care so little that this goes on through craigslist is they continue to use it. Would you patronize a store that was known to sell child porn? So why do you continue to support the Sears catalog of sex offenders. (Kids, ask your grandparents what a Sears catalog is.)

My apologies to FOX19.com for my liberal interpretation of fair use.

Trench’s adventures in Linux: Zorin OS 12 Core

Trench's adventures in Linux: Zorin OS 12 Core

As far as Linux distros go, I’ve been a fan of Zorin OS for years. I still have fond memories of using Zorin OS 5 Core for longer than I use most Linux distros. The problem was, that in my opinion, the quality of Zorin OS Core fell off in the following years. With Zorin OS Core 12, that fondness for Zorin has returned and then some.

The first benefit is that Zorin OS 12 Core is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS edition. In the past Zorin would release distros that were either a generation behind the current Ubuntu distro or would release one that was not based on the LTS (long-term supported) distro. So in this instance, Zorin finally nailed the timing in their current distro.

The second thing that really impressed me is that they finally abandoned the AWN Dock which has been long abandoned by its own developers. In its place is what they call Zorin Desktop 2.0. According to the release announcement

We have entirely reimagined the Zorin Desktop environment in Zorin OS 12. This new version of Zorin Desktop is powered by Gnome Shell and packs an enormous variety of new features.

While it’s not as customizable as something like the XFCE desktop, it still has enough options to keep it looking fresh. As a matter of fact Zorin has three different desktop settings. You can have a Gnome 2 type appearance, a Windows type appearance and a Unity type appearance. If you like Unity on Ubuntu I recommend using Zorin instead as the desktop isn’t as torturous as Ubuntu’s.

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Lastly, the last time I tried a Zorin OS Core installation, it appeared to me that it was a resource heavy distro. That has changed with OS 12 Core. Right now I have it installed on my Acer Cloudbook 14, which only has 2GB of RAM and a 1.60GHz Intel Celeron processor, and I have had no hiccups or any chugging. So if you’re looking to re-purpose and old laptop, Zorin may not be such a bad choice.

The only issue I had was that OS 12 Core cones with Chromium pre-installed as its default browser which gave me some issues. I removed that and installed regular Chrome and have had no problems since.

Zorin OS 12 Core is not only a great Linux distro for beginners and Windows users, but for intermediate Linux enthusiasts like myself.

Orlando woman accused of making child porn and sharing it on Kik

Orlando woman accused of making child porn and sharing it on Kik

37-year-old Lauren Diaz of Orlando, Florida, has been arrested for allegedly producing child porn in her own residence. None of the articles I’ve read state who her victims were, but they do state that her two children are now in custody of the DCF.

Using the username of hmmready79 on mobile messaging app Kik, Diaz allegedly shared 109 child porn files with a Canadian man. The man had been arrested by Canadian authorities for allegedly being in possession of child porn. Police say that during her arrest Diaz reportedly admitted to sending the explicit images to the Canadian man among others.

When your app has become the go to choice for sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn producers you would think that it would be bad PR for the app maker, yet here we are. The Canadian made app is still widely popular and there are few to little signs that Kik is doing anything to stop the infestation of pedophiles on its platform.

It’s way past time that we should start deleting Kik from the phones and tablets of our children.

Aaron Ybarra found guilty of murder in SPU school shooting

Aaron Ybarra found guilty of murder in SPU school shooting

Yesterday, not believing his claims of being possessed by Eric Harris or the pepper spray making him lie about his intent to kill, a jury found Aaron Ybarra guilty of first-degree murder. Ybarra killed 19-year-old Paul Lee when Ybarra opened fire on Seattle Pacific University in 2014. A number of jurors said that his journal and his admission of going off his meds to ‘feel the hate’ weighed heavily toward his conviction.

Ybarra wanted to emulate his heroes, like Eric Harris and Cho Seung-Hui, but instead he’ll be just another unoriginal loser whose name will be lost to history in a few years. It’s only a shame that he had to kill an innocent man to punctuate his own failures.

Ybarra is looking at a max of 111 years when he is sentenced in January.

Kik kreeper caught in Arkansas with diapers and dog collar

Kik kreeper caught in Arkansas with diapers and dog collar
Randy James Myers

32-year-old Randy James Myers, of Honeybrook, Pennsylvania, was arrested after traveling from Bismarck, North Dakota to Conway, Arkansas, in order to allegedly meet an 11-year-old and 14-year-old for sex. According to Google Maps, that’s a 17 hour drive of over 1100 miles. Myers is said to have used the mobile messaging app Kik in a chat room entitled “Incest Family Fun” to make these arrangements.

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Thankfully the person he was actually talking to was a Faulkner County Sheriffs Office investigator. At the time of his arrest police say that Myers was in possession of the following

…multiple sex toys, including a ball gag, rope, sex wrap, restraints, diapers, leash, dog collar, lotions and lubes.

Remember, he allegedly intended to use those on children ages 11-14.

It’s no secret that Kik is full of sex offenders and pedophiles and I’ve been letting Kik off lightly until now. If they are hosting chat rooms called “Incest Family Fun” then they need to start tending to their own yard, so to speak. They definitely need more monitoring in shutting these rooms down.

UPDATE 12/1/2016: Authorities are now saying that Myers could be facing an additional one hundred (100) charges of child porn possession.

Backpage heads to get pimping charges dismissed

Backpage heads to get pimping charges dismissed
Carl Ferrer

I knew it was too good to be true but it was worth a shot. Earlier today, Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Bowman stated that he was going to dismiss the pimping charges against Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer, and shareholders Michael Lacy and Jim Larkin. Not surprisingly, Judge Bowman cited the Communications Decency Act of 1996 for his reason to dismiss the charges.

For those of you who may not know the CDA basically says that website owners are not responsible for the content posted by their users. For example, if someone left a comment on my site saying they were going to kill someone and then did it, I would not be held responsible. The problem here is two-fold however. The first is that I’m not making money from my commenters. Backpage makes millions of dollars off of ads that are obviously for prostitution, which brings child prostitution and human trafficking with it. The second issue is that the CDA is 20 years old. It was written before the advent of broadband internet, wi-fi and smartphones. I guess the CDA was formed out of all those inflammatory Geocities pages from back then.

As the internet evolves so should the CDA. To make rulings on such important matters using such an antiquated technological law is shameful. I guess we won’t see any real progress against these panderers until the CDA is modified to reflect current concerns.

UPDATE 11/17/2016: The judge has given both sides more time to argue their respective cases. The judge will rule on the matter on December 9th, but I imagine he’ll unfortunately throw the pimping charges out.