This Monday Night, July 24th 2017, I will be appearing on an episode of the TV show #Murder, that’s on the One TV Network. The show deals with the craigslist killing committed in Jacksonville, Florida, by David Sparre.
The episode airs at 10PM Eastern and 9PM Central. If you don’t have TV One in your area, or on your cable package, you can view the episodes later on the One TV website.
Anyone with information on the homicide is asked to call the Homicide Tip Line at 512-477-3588 or Crime Stoppers at 512-472-TIPS.
I’m not saying this is what exactly happened, however, when you argue with a prostitute over money and try to get it back, that’s when pimps and their muscle try to get involved and they only solve problems one way, with violence. Much in the way that you wouldn’t ask a drug dealer for change, if you’re out money because of a Backpage sex ad, that’s on you. Just let it go man, because it’s gone. It’s not worth losing your life over. Even better, how about not using Backpage to solicit prostitutes? It only continues the cycle of violence and abuse many of these women have to endure from their pimps and traffickers.
The lawsuit was filed against a company in the Philippines named Avion. Avion was being sued by a real estate site for copying their ads. Documents that were seized by the courts in this lawsuit also showed Avion was allegedly copying sex ads from other sites and posting them to Backpage. Avion was also said to contact people who would post sex ads on other sites and promised they could post their ads for free on Backpage. Normally, it costs for anyone to post ads in Backpage’s dating section where the sex trafficking ads are now said to reside.
So what does this mean for Backpage? Well, for years, Backpage has been protected by the Communications Decency Act of 1996. The CDA protects websites from prosecution when its users post illegal content. However, if Backpage is actively creating, editing, copying and soliciting this content, that makes them de facto publishers which no longer affords them the protection of the CDA. This in turn could lead to any number of state Attorneys General to prosecute the Backpage cabal of CEO Carl Ferrer and co-founders Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey. Most importantly, it could lead to an inordinate amount of women and children being freed from sexual slavery.
This also comes at a time when Backpage is suing the Attorney General of Missouri to halt any investigation into Backpage’s alleged illegal activity. Once again, Backpage hides behind the First Amendment and the antiquated CDA. However, with these newly released documents, Backpage may want to start focusing their legal efforts elsewhere, like keeping the blood money trio of Ferrer, Lacey and Larkin out of prison. I also find it kind of humorous that Backpage’s head legal weasel, Liz McDougall, has been silent on the matter when she usually has no problem spouting lies for her greedy benefactors.
Lastly, for those of you who still believe that Backpage is willingly helping law enforcement and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, please watch this video with a representative of the NCMEC telling it how it really is.
30-year-old Peter Joseph McGibbon of St. Paul, Minnesota, was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex with children through craigslist. Not just any sex mind you. Oh no. McGibbon’s ad reportedly said he was into ‘serious girls’ who shared his interest in incest. Let that sink in for a moment. He allegedly wanted underage girls who shared his interest in incest. Looking at his mugshot, he may have more than just a passing interest in it, he looks like he’s also a product of it. Since I can’t see all of him, I can’t tell if he has any flipper arms or anything like that. In McGibbon’s craigslist ad, he also reportedly said he was interested in starting a ‘nudist family’. That’s just more craigslist creeper code for wanting to have sex with children.
Police posed as a 15-year-old girl responding to his ad and McGibbon was said to be fine with her age. They arrested him at a nearby park. McGibbon was also under a previous child porn investigation when Google gave a tip to the NCMEC. Speaking of incest, when police tried to seize his phone, his mother stepped in and said they couldn’t take the phone because it had all his doctor appointments were on it. Well, that and some child porn police allegedly seized.
McGibbon had been previously charged with child porn possession in Florida but those charges were dropped due to McGibbon’s alleged diminished mental capacity.
It almost seems to me that craigslist’s lack of monitoring is emboldening wave after wave of pedophiles and predators who find acceptance among the other cretins on craigslist. While craigslist says it relies on community policing to flag inappropriate ads, it’s hard to take those ‘police’ seriously when they’re a group of abominations. Continue reading “Craigslist creeper wanted serious girls into incest”
There isn’t a lot of information about this story, but what is known is three students of Calexico High School, in Calexico, California, were arrested back in May for allegedly plotting a school shooting against the school. I was unable to find the ages of all three unnamed juvenile suspects, but at least one of them is 15-years-old. While police haven’t released many details, they have said their case for attempted murder is strong. At least one of the suspects lived in a home with multiple firearms.
That doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to discuss. First off, the plot was foiled because another student actually informed the principal about the alleged scheme. Too many times before school shootings there have been reports of a student either knowing about the plan, or seeing the gun, but chalk it up to “I didn’t think he was serious”. As the saying goes, if you see something, say something. It’s better for it to be a false alarm than an actual school shooting where life and limb are lost.
The other topic is, of course, bullying. It has been raised in this case but local police put it best…
Police said that bullying may have been a factor, but they are quick to point out that it is no excuse to put the lives of others in danger.
Someone with a gun who shoots unarmed kids is not only a bully in their own right, but they’re also a coward.
46-year-old Eric Beckman of Browntown, Wisconsin, is accused of allegedly using the Kik messaging app to solicit a 13-year-old girl for explicit pictures. Beckman posed as a 19-year-old pig farmer named Tommy Lee Holmes. While the article doesn’t explicitly state it, it gives the impression that Beckman did allegedly receive explicit photos from his young victim. Posing as someone who is closer to their victim’s age is a common trick used by many online predators.
Beckman is said to have even gone as far as to send a tablet to the teen through the mail. While tablets aren’t the most expensive pieces of tech anymore, this does show how far some predators will go to circumvent parental monitoring. So if you take away your kid’s device, the predator can still communicate with them with this secondary device. Again, with most messaging apps, all you need to use one is a wi-fi enabled device and an internet connection. They do not require a cellular signal.
At last report, Beckaman was free on bond.
Kik is probably the most frequently used app by predators who try to communicate with kids. As I’ve said many times in the past, Kik is inundated with sex offenders, pedophiles, and child porn collectors. If your kids are using Kik, make sure you know who everyone is on their friends list. If they can’t give you a last name of their friend or if their friend is not local or known to you, delete that contact or reconsider allowing your kids to use Kik.
24-year-old Jordan Reece Chavez of Loveland, Colorado, was arrested back in June for allegedly posting an online classified ad where he was looking for sex with children. I’ll get to which classified site in a moment. Chavez was arrested at a hotel by the Loveland Police Department who say Chavez believed he was there to have sex with two adults and a child under the age of 10.
While this was not mentioned in any article I found on this story, I would guess Loveland Police posed as parents willing to turn out their child on the classifieds site. Which brings us to which site it was. Every article I saw about this story said the ad was on an unnamed site. The tipster who sent me this story claims to have personal insight into the story and told me what site it was. However, since the articles are saying its unnamed, I would imagine police do not want that detail released so I will not release it either.
Some of the articles also state Chavez was being held without bond. The tipster told me Chavez had been bonded out. I can neither confirm nor deny that, however, when I went to the Larimer County Jail’s inmate search, I was unable to find Chavez listed as an inmate so take that information for what you will.
The investigation is currently ongoing…
Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Loveland police detective Henry Stucky at 970-962-2249.
According to the tipster, they see ads like this online all the time of people seeking couples with children for the purpose of sex. Through my own experience writing this blog, and one other, I’ve found the practice is more common than you might expect. Yet the classifieds site’s administrators continue to turn a blind eye to the child sex trade that continually happens on their site in order to save the website a few bucks. With the millions they make they could hire moderators to review obviously illegal ads, but they’d rather sleep on a bed of money and try to call themselves philanthropists. Not to mention, we as consumers also turn a blind eye to it so we can get a great deal on that used couch without feeling guilty. Continue reading “Another classifieds creeper that may have wanted daddy/daughter sex”
54-year-old Robert Lee Covington was the personal assistant to the senior pastor at the Cathedral of Hope of Dallas. According to reports, the Cathedral of Hope is one of the largest LGBT churches in the country. Mr. Covington was found dead in his home on Friday night. He is said to have died from asphyxiation due to his nose and mouth being covered by duct tape. Missing from his home were his Rolex watch, his cell phone and car keys.
Police had no suspects until 22-year-old Yevin Rushing allegedly returned to the scene of the crime in a U-Haul. Rushing saw police investigating the crime scene and left. Neighbors reported this as a suspicious vehicle which led police to the suspect. Rushing allegedly told police he met Mr. Covington on craigslist and Covington had given him his Rolex. The watch was said to have been in Rushing’s vehicle. He is currently being held on $500,000 bond after being charged with capital murder.
By all accounts, Mr. Covington was loved by his congregation and by no means do I intend to sully his name or memory. However, I would be remiss if I didn’t remind not just those in the LGBT community, but anyone, not to use craigslist for hook-ups. While there is a degree of anonymity to craigslist, there is a much higher degree of danger. Anybody who uses craigslist for any kind of physical pursuit could find themselves robbed, sexually assaulted, or sadly, even killed.
Back in February, three teens, two aged 14 and one 15, were arrested for allegedly plotting an attack against Zemmer Middle School in Lapeer, Michigan. Back in May, the trio appeared in court where a video made by the teens was played that was heavily influenced by the so-called ‘Basement Tapes’ from Columbine. If you’re familiar with the history of Columbine, this won’t be anything new.
Please forgive the copious copying and pasting.
In the film, XXXXX and XXXXX, 14, sat side-by-side in armchairs in XXXXX’s parents’ basement, smoking while describing the alleged plot to “shoot up” Zemmer Middle School and their plans to commit suicide after.
“It’ll be nerve-wracking, alright, but it’ll be the best moment of our lives,” said XXXXX.
“Our short lives,” XXXXX added.
“I can’t [expletive] wait,” said XXXXX.
Calling themselves “gods” and saying that they intended to “bring justice to the world, one school at a time,” the two teens listed off intended targets in the shooting, throwing their heads back and laughing to themselves.
“I thought I could I could trust someone not to [expletive] walk all over me for almost a year now, it’s [expletive],” XXXXX said in the video. “As if my life wasn’t bad enough. But you know what? It won’t matter.”
“We’re going to use a sawed-off machine gun, some pistols,” said XXXXX.
“Gonna be the best [expletive] of my life,” said XXXXX.
The pair claimed in the video that the attack would leave them with “followers” who would watch over from the afterlife.
“You know what, XXXXX, we’re gonna be in heaven, resting in peace, watching over our followers for generations to come. We will have followers, trust me … till this world is brought to justice one school at a time.”
“If not several,” said XXXXX.
In the video, the two also discussed the Columbine shooters and “Zero Hour,” the documentary on the 1999 mass murder at Columbine High School in Colorado, where two students fatally shot 13, injured 21 and subsequently committed suicide.
“We’ll be resting with them,” XXXXX said in the video, laughing.
As usual, I’m not naming these kids because that’s the kind of attention they crave with this kind of behavior.
As far as the video is concerned, it makes me laugh. These kids are in middle school and consider themselves gods? Please, you’re far from gods, you’re not even acolytes. You’re just another group of plebeians who think they’re being edgy by emulating the Columbine cowards Harris and Klebold. You’re not the first and sadly, I’ll doubt you’ll be the last. You know nothing about the real world and obviously have little to no parental guidance in your lives.
Speaking of parental guidance, guns were kept in two of the homes by parents, but by all accounts the weapons were secured. However, that doesn’t mean that any security measure couldn’t have been circumvented by the teens. It wouldn’t have been the first time a kid has gotten hold of the key to the gun locker and took the weapon to a school.
Thankfully, the trio have been charged as adults and are looking at life sentences on attempted murder charges. Instead of gods, they’ll just be numbers, collect-calling their parents for commissary money.