Tag Archive: Facebook

Tyler Hadley to be resentenced for the bludgeoning murder of his parents

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Tyler Hadley

Add Tyler Hadley to the unfortunately growing list of murdering minors who get a second shot at sentencing while their victims are still dead. Hadley was 17 in 2011 when he bludgeoned his parents to death with a hammer in their Port St. Lucie, Florida, Home. He then threw a party that he had invited all his friends to on Facebook while his parents’ corpses laid in their bed. He was tried as an adult and pleaded no contest but not before giving out prison autographs that read  ‘Hammer Time’.

Hadley was sentenced to two life terms, one for each parent, Mary Jo Hadley, 47, and Blake Hadley, 54. Now the 4th District Court of Appeal in West Palm Beach has ordered that Hadley be resentenced due to the Supreme Court’s ruling that automatic life without parole for minors is unconstitutional.

Hadley’s uncle, Mike Hadley, puts it better than I ever could…

“All I can say is that whatever laws that they are passing to let these young kids under 17 to just do whatever they want and then give them a lighter sentence is insane,” Hadley said during a phone interview. “It makes no sense at all. When somebody can do those horrendous things to another human being and then stand back and laugh about it and have a party over their dead bodies is crazy. You can never let those people out on society again — ever.”

Added Hadley: “He got a lighter sentence because he didn’t get the death penalty. He’s lucky he got what he got.

Not to mention that he obviously has no remorse for his actions. Not only was he trying to parlay his infamy into some kind of badass prison rep but he also pleaded no contest. That means he did not admit any guilt but agreed that the prosecution had enough evidence to convict him.

Like his uncle said, he deserves the death penalty. Anything less than at least one life sentence is a massive miscarriage of justice.

Mass. Facebook fiend used modeling scam to entice teen

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35-year-old Bairon Ubeda of Springfield, Massachusetts, allegedly used all the online sexual predator tropes in order to commit his crimes. Ubeda is accused of allegedly posing as a woman on Facebook and promising a 15-year-old girl a career in modeling in order to rape, exploit and traffic his victim.

The modeling scam is one of the more popular tricks used by online predators and traffickers. Predators targeting females love to prey upon their vanity or insecurities by making them believe they could be models. If you have kinds who have any sort of aspirations of getting into modeling or even if they don’t you may want to remind them that the odds of them becoming a successful model are about the same as winning the lottery and that anybody can claim to be anything on the internet. Let them know that if an adult is circumventing their parents in order to talk to them then they’re up to no good.

Don’t leave a comment on Facebook

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In today’s online world Facebook is king. As a content creator I always have to keep Facebook’s quirks and idiosyncrasies in mind whenever I’m crafting one of my blog posts. Its popularity and ubiquity can not be ignored. However I think I speak for many content creators when I say if you like something that we’ve created and want to comment on it DON’T JUST LEAVE A COMMENT ON FACEBOOK. A lot of us have websites, or YouTube Channels or what have you where we’ve poured out heart and souls into our creations only to have people only comment about it on Facebook and not where are creation lies.

I get it. Everyone you know is on Facebook and that’s fine however there is no rule that says you can’t leave Facebook every once in a while. A lot of my posts have had some great discussions on Facebook but on the website it looks like no one cares and do to the fickle way that Facebook likes to close accounts those discussions could be lost forever. Not to mention that Facebook may not be around forever, just look at MySpace and Facebook is only one sparkly animated gif background away from becoming MySpace.

It’s ok to leave Facebook every once in a while. After all isn’t a walled garden just a pretty prison?

Facebook pictures of kids posted on child porn site

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Back in the early days of the internet, if you can consider 1997 the early days, people didn’t generally share their personal information online. That’s one of the reasons I still use a pen name after all these years. Back then you’d be hard pressed to find a lot of people posting pictures of their kids online. Somehow between now and the advent of social media we’ve lost that need to keep our private information private. We post the most mundane facets of our lives on placed like Twitter and Facebook without realizing how that information can be used against us or our children.

For example in Cork County, Ireland, a number of images of children that were posted on Facebook have ended up on a child porn website. The images posted on Facebook were not pornographic however that doesn’t stop the pedos from using Photoshop to manipulate the images until they are.

While I understand that this is an extreme case just remember that once a picture is out on the internet, even on Facebook, it’s near impossible to ever get back and they can be used from everything to your image used in ads to identity theft and beyond.

Follow-up to the Cody Wright picture on Facebook

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In the days since my last post about the above picture making the rounds on Facebook I’ve had several people claiming to be family of the victim leaving comments claiming that this is not a hoax. I’m still not convinced it’s not a hoax considering that for one everyone claiming to be a family member is an extended family member. That’s the familial version of a friend of a friend. Secondly, simple questions about the matter go unanswered like what police department is currently searching for him. It’s obviously not the Manchester, New Hampshire, police since there’s no mention of Wright anywhere in their wanted list or on any of their social media.

Also the ‘family’ seemed to overlook my second statement about the matter that even if the abuse allegations are true, posting this picture could jeopardize the investigation and any possible prosecution. Especially considering some of the language being used in some of the Facebook posts related to the matter

Were you at asshole I’d like to do that to you your a candyass punk little bitch your going to love jail

Nigga I would kill you if that was my child she nor even mine and this shit got me wanting to see this njgga and fuck him up wih a crowbar facts how could u do this to that baby wtf she do to deserve to get beat up you are a scum to this earth I hope someone fucks you in your ass every night till u begging it to be over fuck face

Low life piece of shit!! Come to maine! I ‘ll show u ur punk ass wont survive in any hood…starting w those fingers of urs….run but u cant hide!

I’ll beat his ass if I saw him make him member that ass whooping then go turn us both in

And so on.

Not to mention that the earliest I could find that this was posted on Facebook so far is December 10th. So you’re going to tell me that thus guy has been on the run from police this long and there’s been absolutely no mention of these alleged crimes outside of Facebook?

The combined facts, or lack thereof, makes the whole situation highly suspect.

I’ll just leave this here for a lot of you…

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Stop sharing the Cody Wright picture on Facebook

So I regrettably open up Facebook this morning and I’m greeted with this photo posted by way too many people who should know better.

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I can almost guarantee that this is a hoax.

First off the earliest I found this posted to Facebook was December 18th. That’s over a week ago, I would imagine that in that time if these allegations were true someone would have notified the police about this. According to the Manchester Police Department’s website a Cody Wright is not currently on the run (pdf) nor is someone by that name in custody anywhere in the state of New Hampshire. There are currently no news articles in New Hampshire or anywhere else mentioning any crimes committed by a Cody Wright. Nothing about it anywhere of importance in the past 12 days except the cackling hen-house that is Facebook.

More than likely you’re spreading the photo of an innocent man. If you think there’s no harm in doing that I’ll remind you about Chad Michael Lesko who was accused of child rape on Facebook. That turned out to be false but not after he and his mother received thousands of death threats. It turned out that the post was started by a friend of a woman he broke up with. That could very well be the same situation with the alleged Mr. Wright.

Even if this story turns out to be true, which I almost guaran-damn-tee it isn’t, let the police do their job. By posting and reposting this meme saying that he should be found before the cops find him could potentially ruin any chance of prosecution.

I know too many of you believe Facebook is the truth and the way and the light but it wouldn’t kill you to get off of Zuckerberg’s teat every once in a while and think for your damn self.

UPDATE 1/9/2016: I was going through some Facebook posts about the situation to see if anything new has developed and lo and behold I found this. It seems that there may have been a response by the Manchester PD after all…

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The release from Manchester PD goes as follows…

**POLICE RESPONSE**

MPD RESPOND TO INJURED CHILD POST

To: Press

11 December 2015

A picture has surfaced on social media, specifically on Facebook of a child with injuries.

The Manchester Police Department is currently investigating as to whether or not there is a criminal aspect to the case.

We as an agency would not and did not submit or post these photographs. Furthermore, the investigation remains in its infantile stage and no one is wanted at this time.

So this response was made a day after the original picture went up yet that still didn’t stop the yokels from organizing a Facebook lynch mob that is still reposting the picture as if it’s gospel.

UPDATE 1/25/2016: Once again the Manchester Emergency Alert Center has reached out to the Manchester, NH, police and this is how they responded.

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We received a response from Juvenile Services stating that there is an investigation but as stated earlier, no active warrants have been issued. No new information is being released. They did praise MEAC for reaching out and for not promoting erroneous information being spread on social media. We would also like to thank those followers who did reach out to us for answers before jumping on the bandwagon. The MPD will do their job and if there is a crime, those responsible will be held accountable.

It can also be found at this link.

However I wanted to stress this point, “The MPD will do their job and if there is a crime, those responsible will be held accountable.”

So again, if a crime has been committed let the police handle it.

What the Facebook underwear thief can teach you

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Arturo Galvan

44-year-old Arturo Galvan, of Menifee, California, is accused of allegedly going on a year-long burglary spree where he would steal the underwear of both men and women from their homes among other valuable items. Arturo is said to have used social media in order to know when and where to strike and painstakingly so.

From the LA Times

Investigators say Galvan identified his victims by hanging out in public gathering places in Fullerton and Orange and searching for social media posts where people “checked in” or otherwise provided clues to their location, according to Fullerton Police Sgt. Kathryn Hamel.

Galvan then allegedly searched through his victim’s posted photos, combed through GPS data attached to the digital images and mapped them to find out where they lived, Hamel said.

In this era of social media saturation we’ve let our guard down when it comes to our personal information. It doesn’t take much for criminals to determine when the best time is to take advantage of you. If you’re checking in someplace on social media do it after you leave. The same should go for posting pictures. If you’re posting pictures of your vacation while on vacation you may come home to an empty house.

Back in the early days of the internet it was all about trying to keep your personal information private but in the day of Facebook we’ve disregarded safety for ‘likes’.

Facebook fiend raped 14-year-old for months

The many mugshots and hairstyles of  Cody Lee Jackson

The many mugshots and hairstyles of Cody Lee Jackson

While already under electronic monitoring for a previous abduction case, 20-year-old Cody Lee Jackson, of Norwood, Ohio, was recently arrested for allegedly raping and impregnating a 14-year-old girl over four months while keeping her against her will. While under house arrest during the initial abduction investigation Jackson allegedly took it upon himself to have a 14-year-old girl he met on Facebook to come to his house.

From WTSP

Authorities gave this account of what happened next:

He asked to meet her and arranged to have a taxi pick her up.

He arranged for taxi trips almost every other day for three weeks because the monitoring didn’t allow him to leave his home. He had sex with the teen during each visit.

He took control of the girl’s social media and email and bought her a phone to use. He also created rules for her to follow.

In March, the teen visited and wasn’t allowed to leave.

That’s not all. From Deseret News

He reportedly disallowed the girl from leaving the apartment unless she was with him or had his permission. Jackson also forbade the girl from using the restroom, showering, eating or contacting her family without his permission, according to his charges.

The girl was also reportedly told not to refuse sex with Jackson, make eye contact with or talk to other men, sing or hum songs sung by men, sleep while Jackson was awake or look outside any windows or doors. Jackson allegedly required the girl to bathe him as well.

Jackson abused the victim verbally and physically when she didn’t follow those rules and had sex with her almost every day despite her many objections, court records say. The abuse reportedly lessened but didn’t stop after he found out she was pregnant with his child.

Investigators say that Jackson brought in a 20-year-old woman to keep an eye on the girl for him when he was outside of the home. When is electric monitoring was removed Jackson fled the state before being arrested in Utah. The woman and the girl escaped a day after he left to make sure he wasn’t returning.

I know you’re asking, as am I, why was the girl allowed to be gone from the home for so long without being reported missing. As of right now that information has not been reported so please hold off on commenting about that for now. However I do have to ask why this was allowed to happen while he was under house arrest? Was the home not being routinely visited to make sure he was abiding my the terms of his monitoring? I’m sure at least one of those terms was to not keep 14-year-old girls hostage while raping them. Between this assclown and the serial Facebook stalker it appears that Ohio is turning into what Connecticut used to be for MySpace.

Parents, talk to your kids about predators like this. Tell them that if any ‘man’ wants them to come over it’s never for anything good.

B*tch, I got ur address

Bryan Harris

Bryan Harris

27-year-old Bryan Harris, of Blue Ash, Ohio, isn’t your typical Facebook creeper. While it is alleged that he solicited underage girls for sex and explicit photos he took it up a few scary levels. Rather than tell you myself I think the three local media outlets did a fine job of describing just how scary this guy is.

From Cincinnati.com

Online conversations the FBI recovered indicate the suspect threatened to call the police and tell them the girl was suicidal in order to convince her to meet with him.

The transcripts of the Facebook conversations show the suspect using profanities and calling the girls “fat” and “lazy” and “fake.”

“I couldn’t cheer a game in high school because he drove an hour to stalk me,” one reply said.

She told the FBI he has come to her place of employment twice uninvited.

From WCPO

“lol I have your full name and location goodbye,” one message states.

Using the second account, Harris allegedly sent the girl a screenshot showing directions from his home to hers as the conversation proceeded past 1:30 a.m.

“B—- I got ur address,” one message states in a series pressuring the girl to invite him over.

Investigators wrote about a number of similar conversations held between Harris’ accounts and underage girls, calling one teen a “f—— c—.”

Investigators say that Harris used the aliases of B-Ryan Italians, Bryan Blue, and Bryan Delfavro to target his victims. To make matters worse Harris is said to have admitted ‘having sex’ with 17 victims under the age of 18 which makes me wonder how many times were done under coercion.

Harris claims that he sent the messages to his victims’ because he was ‘lonely and has conversations with women for attention’. There’s a big difference between attention and stalking. Hell, this is worse than stalking. This assclown is like the super villain of stalking.

This article from WLWT has some great tips for parents….

“We used to have to just worry about laptops and PCs and things like that. Now we’re seeing more of the issues with iPads, cell phones. android phones, iPhones and things of that nature. What a lot of parents don’t know is that there are still a lot of parental software apps for these devices,” Mason Police detective Jeff Wyss said.

The article also states that the Ohio based Beech Acres Parenting Center is hosting a digital safety workshop November 10th for area for parents.

“We want parents to be educated about social media, which is an ever changing thing. It’s not easy to keep up with so we’d like to give parents resources of how to stay on top of how things are going. What’s going on out there? What are kids using and not using?” Jill Huynh, of Beech Acres, said.

If you’re a parent living in the area and your tech skills may be lacking when it comes to social media you may want to check out the workshop. Or you can wait until it’s too late and someone like this has already approached one of your ids online. It’s your call.

UPDATE 10/14/2015: The FBI has opened a hotline for anyone who else who may have been one of Harris’ victim…

Any individuals who believe they may also be a victim in this case are encouraged to call the FBI victim information line at 513-979-8882, where they will be connected with a member of the FBI Cincinnati Child Exploitation Task Force.

Also Harris has pleaded not guilty.

SF Bay Area man accused of being social networking date rapist

Kwangmin Jin

Kwangmin Jin

20-year-old Kwangmin Jin of San Ramon, California, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting four women in the San Francisco Bay area, specifically Fremont, California. Drugging and sexual assault are the terms the article used but let’s call a spade a spade. That sounds a lot like date rape.

Anyway, Jin is said to have met the women over Tinder, Facebook, Mocospace and Skout. Skout is new to me but it appears to be just another dating app even though it says its purpose is to meet new people. He allegedly used the aliases of Kevin Park, Kevin Jin, Jeremy Lee and Kevin Lee. Once he met the women he’d offer them a drink that was reportedly spiked with an unnamed sedative drug. The women would pass out and Jin is said to have sexually assaulted them while unconscious. Again, that sounds an awful lot like date rape to me.

Of course Jin may have more victims…

Fremont police said there is evidence indicating that there are probably more victims throughout the Bay Area. Anyone who may have had contact with Jin is asked to contact police at (510) 790-6900.

Jin was arrested at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where he was attending classes but so far there have been no mention of any victims in Illinois.

This story should serve as a reminder for both men and women regardless of sexual preference. Even though online dating has been a thing for close to 20 years now, if not longer, we’re still not at a place in our society where people you meet online can be trusted. Just from a safety standpoint online hook ups or one night stands should be avoided at all costs. I know that’s hard to say when you’re young and full of life and want to have fun. I get it I’ve been there and made some questionable decisions. Luckily none of them cost me any bodily harm. There’s a gamut of crimes that predators like this can commit from robbery to murder. It’s not worth losing your life over.

If you know someone who engages in this kind of risky behavior you may want to send them this story.