Would be school shooter identified, may have been ‘teased’ about hair

Would be school shooter identified, may have been 'teased' about hair

The window that was shot out at Dennis Intermediate School.

The 14-year-old who took his own life after exchanging gunfire with police at Dennis Intermediate School in Richmond, Indiana, has been identified as Brandon Clegg. Clegg had attended Dennis Intermediate but transferred to a different intermediate school. One of his former classmates said that Clegg wasn’t bullied but was teased about his hair.

So, if we were to take information at face value so far, Clegg allegedly stole his father’s guns, held his father hostage and made him drive Clegg to the school where Clegg was bent on killing people at a school he used to attend where people may have teased him about his hair.  Then, since his mom tipped off police, he took his own life when confronted by police because he was supposedly teased about his hair at a school he used to attend.  That’s the most Rube Goldberg-like way top rationalize committing mass murder. As I’ve said multiple times before, we’re raising generation after generation of emotional marshmallows whose only reaction to any kind of adversity is to reach for the coward’s weapon.

Speaking of which, I have yet to hear how Clegg was able to easily obtain his father’s firearms. I’m guessing that Clegg probably didn’t have to be a master locksmith to get the guns.

Bomb threat called into Sandy Hook on anniversary of shooting

Bomb threat called into Sandy Hook on anniversary of shooting

Yesterday was the sixth anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Normally, I don’t mention these anniversaries in passing anymore because I feel like these communities that have been affected by such tragedies don’t need any more attention on them as they try to cope with the catastrophic events that have taken place. Of course, some assclown had to ruin any kind of solace the people of Newtown were trying to find yesterday.

Much like the bomb threat that was called into Columbine High this past Thursday,  some jackwagon called in a bomb threat to the rebuilt Sandy Hook Elementary School on the worst day possible.  The original Sandy Hook was torn down after the tragedy and a new school was built in its place.

However, I don’t think the bomb threat to Sandy Hook was called in by some school shooting fanboy like I believe the one to Columbine was. In this instance, I think it was called in by someone much worse, a Sandy Hook truther.

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These tin foil hat wearing nutbags are under the ridiculous notion that the Sandy Hook school shooting never took place and was a false flag implemented by the Obama administration to try to take guns away from ‘responsible’ gun owners. Never mind the fact that gun sales always increase after one of these ‘false flags’. The truthers have even gone so far as to harass the families of Sandy Hook victims claiming that the children who were murdered in cold blood by Adam Lanza never existed.  One truther even  told the father of a boy who was killed at Sandy Hook “Fuck your fake family, you piece of shit.”

These are the same idiots who espouse ‘red pill’ politics about a Deep State conspiracy theory that the Democratic Party is running some kind of child sex trafficking ring which resulted in the infamous Pizzagate shooting. These are the most criminally insane and inadequately educated people out there and they’re heavily armed. It’s no wonder they oppose more rigorous background checks when it comes to owning firearms.

This country is not-so-slowly losing ground to conspiracy-laden idiots like this and before we know it more and more whack jobs like these could be holding positions of power. Oh wait, one tangerine nightmare already does.

Yeah, we’re pretty much boned with no cigarette afterward.

Townville Elementary gunman pleads guilty to school shooting and murder of father

Townville Elementary gunman pleads guilty to school shooting and murder of father

To be honest I haven’t been paying too much attention to what’s been going on with the Townville Elementary school shooting lately. For those of you who may not remember, back in September of 2016, 14-year-old Jesse Osborne shot and killed his father, 47-year-old Jeffrey Dewitt Osborne, before taking his father’s truck and driving it to the school.

Osborne opened fire on the school and struck three students before his gun jammed. Tragically, 6-year-old Jacob Hall died from his injuries days after the shooting. The last bit of news I heard about the shooting before this post was back in April of this year when it was announced that Osborne was being charged as an adult.

Fast forward to yesterday when it was made public that the now 16-year-old Osborne has pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and three counts of attempted murder. Since he’s been charged as an adult, Osborne is facing a potential maximum sentence of two life sentences without the possibility of parole, plus 90 years. Prosecutors have no intentions of cutting him any deals either.  Tenth Circuit Solicitor David Wagner said the following…

“The State will not be entering into any plea deals with Jesse Osborne. I am seeking the maximum sentence in this case, life without parole, which is the appropriate sentence for the murder of six-year-old Jacob Hall, and the attempted murders of his classmates and teachers.”

For all of those who may be sympathetic towards Osborne and say that the sentence is too tough, save your sympathy for Jacob Hall who didn’t even know his attacker and spent his last remaining days in a hospital bleeding to death.

Osborne is expected to sentenced sometime in Spring or Summer of 2019.

Bomb threat locks down Columbine among other schools

Bomb threat locks down Columbine among other schools

I feel sorry for the students of Columbine High School and the families that send them there. While the community has a defiant spirit to not let the tragedy that occurred there define them,  some idiot inevitably pulls a stunt that reminds them.

Early yesterday, someone called in a threat to Columbine High claiming that multiple bombs had been planted in the school and that they were waiting outside the school with a gun.  This resulted in not only Columbine being locked down but over 20 other schools in the district as well. A rather large police response resulted which found no bombs in the school or any suspect with a gun.

Sadly, this is the new normal as the Jefferson County Sheriffs have admitted…

“Unfortunately, we receive many threats like this to Columbine and we respond to each threat appropriately, which is what we’re doing now,” Jefferson County sheriff’s spokesman Mike Taplin said.

So far I haven’t seen any report of an arrest being made but if I had to hazard a guess I’d say some edgelord cretin from Tumblr, who probably wasn’t even born when Columbine happened, just became a columbiner and thought they would be a badass by calling in a threat to the school where it all started. This probably done between rounds of Fortnite and posting dank memes, as the kids say.

I can’t wait for the arrest to happen so I can hear this pathetic loser cry to his mommy that it was just a joke. I also hope it was done from out of state which will make it a federal crime. Keep that in mind the next time one of you pizza cutters tries something like this.  Why did I call them pizza cutters?

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All edge and no point.

Suspect dead after attempted Indiana school shooting

Suspect dead after attempted Indiana school shooting

Early yesterday, in Richmond, Indiana, an unnamed 14-year-old suspect took his own life after his alleged plans to commit a school shooting were foiled. Law enforcement received a tip that the gunman was planning an attack on Dennis Intermediate School.

The gunman reportedly found the school locked and shot out the window to the door in order to gain access to the school. Instead of finding victims he was met by Richmond Police, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, and the Indiana State Police. After a brief exchange of gunfire between the suspect and police, the suspect was said to have taken his own life. Reports state that the gunman’s home has been searched but no details of the search have been officially released. So far no motive has been given or how the 14-year-old had access to firearms. No other injuries were reported.

News station Fox 59 is reporting that they’ve spoken to the father of the suspect and two familiar themes have emerged.

“He said, ‘No I’m actually his father’ and he was telling me how his son had been bullied and they took him out of school and they thought he was doing well. But he thinks he’s been planning this for a while,” said Lewis. “He just said his son took all of his guns this morning and told him he didn’t take him, wherever, he said if he didn’t take him he was going to kill him too.

In case you can’t guess the recurring themes, we have the instant excuse of bullying and that the guns in the home didn’t seem to be stored responsibly.  However, reports are early, and in cases like this, are subject to change. More often than not, claims of bullying by school shooters often turn out to be false due to their overinflated senses of entitlement.

The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the suspect was not a student of the school. They also quoted the Mayor of Richmond, Dave Snow, who had this to say…

But he called the shooting “yet another example of gun irresponsibility, poor mental health awareness and access” that too often leads to youths committing school shootings.

“This is only going to continue until concrete action is taken so that guns do not fall into the hands of our kids,” Snow said. “The irresponsibility that leads to a child walking into a school with a gun is unacceptable.”

It’s refreshing to see a politician who is actually knowledgeable about situations like this.

WHIO says that federal agents seized computers and gun boxes from the suspect’s home.

And again we have the prerequisite “It can’t happen here” quote from ABC News…

“You wouldn’t think [in] a small town like Richmond this would happen,” one grandmother who raced to the scene told WRTV. “I don’t know what’s wrong with this new generation.”

Again, if you look at the history of the worst school shootings in America they happened in smaller towns like Littleton, Colorado, Newtown, Connecticut, and Parkland, Florida. Additionally, in my opinion, it’s not just this generation that’s completely to blame but the generation that raised them as well since the older generation seemed more concerned with being cool parents rather than being real parents. Add to that that many of those parents think getting proper mental healthcare for their kids is some kind of weakness not just for their kids but the parent as well.

I’ll try to post more updates as they become available and time allows.

However, before I go, please allow me to ask you a question. How many of you had not heard of this particular shooting until you saw this blog post? Please leave your answer in the comments.

UPDATE: WTHR is reporting that witnesses claimed the shooter forced a male relative to drive him to the school while the shooter’s mother was the one who tipped off police about the potential attack. This coincides with the above quote from Fox 59 where a man claiming to be the shooter’s father said the shooter had threatened him at gunpoint.

(Sources)
Dayton Daily News
Fox 59
Chicago Tribune
WHIO
ABC Columbia

Colorado mother killed in domestic violence shooting

Colorado mother killed in domestic violence shooting

Thomas Jackson

Back in October, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to the home of Thomas and Courtney Jackson. Thomas Jackson told deputies that his wife was suicidal but Courtney Jackson denied the allegation. Previously, deputies had been to the home in Falcon, Colorado, in prior weeks due to the Jacksons accusing each other of domestic assault. Unfortunately, deputies claim they did not have sufficient evidence to make an arrest. Sadly, the night after the suicide allegations, deputies would be returning to the home as Courtney laid dead from a gunshot wound.

The night of the shooting Thomas Jackson called 911 once again claiming his wife was suicidal and that his wife shot herself during the call. No gunshots were heard during the 911 call. Courtney Jackson had sustained two gunshots to the head with the coroner stating that either gunshot could have killed her. This led deputies to arrest Thomas Jackson and charge him with first-degree murder under the belief that Jackson allegedly shot his wife after she threatened to leave him. He is being held without bond.

I have no tolerance for domestic abusers, or as we used to call them back in my day, wife-beaters before that became an ironic name for a type of undershirt. Most of my childhood was spent witnessing domestic violence on an all too regular basis. As I’ve stated before, my father used to beat my mother usually after a night of his excessive drinking. No one outside the home ever knew. Not extended members of my family, not the neighbors, no one. I lived in fear of my father because of his treatment of my mom. It’s only by the grace of God that she wasn’t killed even though she never left him. They were separated at times but my mom would always go back. I don’t know what caused it but one day my dad never beat my mom again and she stayed with him until his death. However, my dad is the exception to the rule. The majority of abusers never change and will never stop.

There’s also another victim in all of this and that’s Courtney Jackson’s 9-year-old daughter. Thanks to the actions of an insecure coward her mother is dead and her father will likely spend the rest of his life in prison. Luckily, if that word can even be used in this manner, from what I understand, she has loving grandparents to take care of her but losing your parents in any capacity is devastating especially at such a young age.

If you are or have been a victim of domestic violence, even once, get out of the relationship as fast as you can even if it’s with just the clothes on your back. It doesn’t matter if they say it won’t happen again or they say they love you, they will continue to abuse you. If you can’t reach out to a friend or family member to help please contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) or at their website at https://www.thehotline.org/.

(Sources)

Colorado Springs Gazette 1
KKTV
Colorado Springs Gazette 2

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If you or someone you know lives in a small town or neighborhood and knows of a crime that you think deserves more attention than it’s getting, please contact me.

12-year-old unsolved arson murder of 8-year-old girl

12-year-old unsolved arson murder of 8-year-old girl

Mackenzie Branham

After receiving this story from friend of the site UberSpork, I was hesitant about posting this story. Passions seem to be high in the area where the crime took place and there has been a lot of drama surrounding it. I was afraid of inviting some of that drama on to the site but I decided to go ahead with the post anyway because at the heart of it a little girl’s murder has gone unsolved for 12-years.

In 2006, in Jeffersonville, Ohio, 8-year-old Mackenzie Branham died in a fire at her mother’s home that investigators ruled as arson. Mackenzie’s mother and her boyfriend were able to escape the blaze but claimed the fire was too intense to save Mackenzie. Since the fire, no arrests have been made and last year it was made public that evidence in the case that potentially contained DNA evidence was destroyed three months into the investigation and was never reported. Specifically, the clothes Mackenzie was wearing the night of the fire had been destroyed and Mackenzie’s father, Donald Branham,  didn’t find this out until last year. That’s 11-years without knowing that evidence that could potentially identify your daughter’s killer had been destroyed.

There are other aspects and accusations of the story that I’m not comfortable getting into since while they are feasible the accusations have not been legally been proven. However, it should be mentioned that Donald Branham has been cleared of any wrongdoing.

A child’s murder, especially one in such a horrific manner, should not go unsolved this long.

Anyone with information about the deadly arson is asked to call the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office at 740-335-6170.

If you or someone you know lives in a small town or neighborhood and knows of a crime that you think deserves more attention than it’s getting, please contact me.

 

Child killer Damien Echols weaves his ‘magick’ over Rolling Stone

Child killer Damien Echols weaves his 'magick' over Rolling Stone

Damien Echols (I’m not trying to start a cult. What would give you that idea?)

Once again, the PR team for triple-convicted child killer Damien Echols has fleeced another major media outlet. Previously the New York Times and The Guardian have published puff pieces about Echols’ foray into ‘magick’.  Now, Rolling Stone has published a very similar piece.  Nothing that I haven’t gone over before.

Of course,  the article claims that Echols was convicted for a crime he didn’t commit yet fails to mention that he and the other two of the West Memphis 3 took Alford pleas which are in essence guilty pleas.

What really gets me about these articles is that they all treat ‘magick’ like it’s not a totally made up concept. The ironic part is that Echols’ ‘magickal’ followers would dismiss any religion as being made up but put full faith in Echols’ snake oil show.

I would also be remiss if I didn’t point out that the Rolling Stone article is also written by a woman. Again, I’m not trying to be misogynistic, as I pointed out here, but it seems like the WM3 PR team like to specifically seek out female journalists who are sympathetic to Echols’s so-called plight.

And again, all these articles about Echols’ ‘magick’ show allow him to continue making money off of the violent deaths of three young boys.

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Christopher Byers, Michael Moore, and Stevie Branch

New Home With Broken Windows

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So after years of dealing with various webhosts and obsessing over every last minute detail of my website’s WordPress installation, I finally decided to move my site to WordPress.com.

However, whenever I move the site something inevitably goes wrong. This time most of the images on my posts are broken. This was my fault for not following the instructions correctly and I’ve been in contact with WordPress and they’re assisting me in getting everything corrected. In the meantime, I hope you’ll tolerate the broken look for a little bit.

Once that situation is out of the way, then I can fully concentrate on writing and bringing you the content you deserve.

NC mountain town lawyer caught running camera in bathroom

NC mountain town lawyer caught running camera in bathroom

Andrew C. Jackson Jr.

This story was sent to me by an anonymous reader who I assume is from the town where this alleged crime occurred, Jefferson, North Carolina. Last month in this small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains 38-year-old attorney Andrew C. Jackson Jr. was arrested for allegedly planting a hidden camera inside his law firm’s bathroom. This is a felony in the state of North Carolina, however, I currently have no knowledge of what kind of sentence it carries. Personally, I hope it’s a rather lengthy one.

This isn’t Jackson’s first transgression either as he had been previously admonished by the North Carolina Bar. Jackson was believed to have allowed a former employee to embezzle funds from the firm’s bank account while Jackson advanced the funds of one client to another unrelated client which is frowned upon by the NC Bar. As far as I can tell, Jackson had his license suspended in early 2017 but the suspension was stayed for four years on the condition that Jackson kept his nose clean.

What the reader who sent me this story may not know is that I’ve spent a little time in Jefferson. While they weren’t extended stays I got a pretty good impression of this tight-knit community. I’m concerned though that Jefferson may be a community where legal favors could be exchanged among those in the legal profession. It’s a small enough town where some kind of deal could fly under the radar with little to no attention. I may not hold the gravitas of some on the internet, but at least I will be keeping a watchful eye on this story in order to post if there will be actual justice or backroom chicanery.

If you or someone you know lives in a small town or neighborhood and knows of a crime that you think deserves more attention than it’s getting, please contact me.