NC mountain town lawyer caught running camera in bathroom

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Posted by on November 20, 2018
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.

Plea deal offered to craigslist ‘hitman’ who killed 19-year-old girl

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Posted by on November 8, 2018
Plea deal offered to craigslist 'hitman' who killed 19-year-old girl
Joseph Michael Lopez

I originally posted about the bizarre craigslist killing of 19-year-old Natalie Bollinger of Broomfield, Colorado, here. It’s alleged that Natalie was despondent and suicidal, according to her friends, and she took out an on craigslist looking for a hitman to kill her. 22-year-old Joseph Michael Lopez is said to have responded to the ad posing as a hitman and shot Natalie in the back of the head.

Now, it’s being reported that Lopez has been offered a plea deal against the wishes of Natalie’s family. Lopez is expected to plead guilty to 2nd-degree murder with a 50-year sentence and a possibility for parole. Natalie’s family is not having it…

“We said no and they still offered it to him today. Our family does not agree with this or is willing to do any plea bargain. I’m dumbfounded. I’m so disappointed in the legal system in Adams County,” said Ted Bollinger, Natalie’s father.

Can you blame him? If this was my daughter I’d be pushing for a death sentence which Colorado has only used once since it was reinstated in 1974.

In my opinion, Lopez should receive at least a life sentence without the possibility of parole. Even if the hitman story is true, just because someone who may be suicidal asks you to kill them, obviously, doesn’t mean you should. It takes a depraved indifference to just callously kill a complete stranger that you met through craigslist. And again, if craigslist actually moderated their site, if Natalie did place an ad it would never have come to Lopez’s attention.

I’m curious as to why the state is offering Lopez a plea deal. I guess the story is strange enough that it could possibly cast a modicum of reasonable doubt onto a jury.

Lopez is expected to enter his plea on December 3rd.

Columbine killer’s mother still tone deaf in son’s murders

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Posted by on November 6, 2018

Columbine killer’s mother still tone deaf in son's murders

Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine coward Dylan Klebold, recently gave one of her mental health talks again, this time in Dallas.

It’s really nothing I haven’t talked about before, but again she seems to be giving the wrong impression of what her demon spawn did. She continues to talk about Columbine like it was only her son’s suicide and not the mass murder of 13 innocent people.

I still think her continued talks are a continued form of disrespect toward the victim’s families.

Kentucky kids cosplay as Columbine killers

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Posted by on November 6, 2018

Kentucky kids cosplay as Columbine killers

Two female students were suspended by Adair County High School for three days for coming into school on Halloween dressed as Columbine killers, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold. These columbiners even went as far as to emulate the death poses of their cowardly heroes in the school’s library as shown above.

Whenever something like this pops up I always have to ask where are the parents? Well, the local news articles were happy to oblige this time…

A father of one of the girls said the girls know they made a mistake but the school “blew the whole situation out of proportion.” He also told LEX 18 the girls have received death threats.

While I never support the idea of death threats of any kind, this would not have been my reaction if I had children that did something so amazingly stupid as this. From what I’ve read this was not blown out of proportion at all, as a matter of fact, if the school had any cojones these two girls should have been expelled for creating an unsafe climate within the school. If either of these girls were my daughter I would immediately take her to get the mental healthcare that she so obviously needs and not just blow it off like she egged someone’s house.

Too much parental apathy and the ‘Not My Kid’ syndrome are what lead these anti-social miscreants to become mass murderers.

(Sources)
LEX18
WHAS 11
WAVE

Butler High School shooter was not bullied

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Posted by on November 6, 2018
Butler High School shooter was not bullied
Jatwan Cuffie

When I first posted about the shooting at Butler High School in Matthews, North Carolina, I wondered where 16-year-old Jatwan Cuffie got the gun he used to kill Bobby McKeithen. Well, while it hasn’t been made public yet exactly where he got the gun it has been made public where it first emerged. The .380 pistol was stolen out of a car in neighboring Gaston County. Another responsible gun owner. Guns are plentiful in Gaston County as it is the redneck cousin of Matthews’ Mecklenburg County.

On the day of the shooting, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools decided to keep classes in session after the shooting occurred. A CMS spokesperson said that the decision was made “to provide students with a safe place to stay until their families could come get them.” On paper that sounds reasonable but then again, I’m not a parent who had a child at Butler High that day. How to react to a shooting inside a school is not an exact science and in a perfect world, it never should be.

Cuffie has been charged as an adult and has been ordered held without bail. He is looking at a possible sentence of life without parole.

While the headlines decry that the shooting arose out of some kind of bullying escalation, unsurprisingly, I have my doubts. My first doubt comes from a video that was obtained by the Charlotte Observer that reportedly shows the gunman, Jatwan Cuffie, on the losing side of a fight. Here is the video as posted by The Observer.

While it appears that Cuffie got the crap kicked out of him he also appeared like he was a willing participant in the fight. Not only that but Bobby McKeithen was also in the video, in the blue hoodie, and he had no involvement in the fight outside of being a witness. Combine that with the texts that Cuffie sent to McKeithen after the fight really make me question any kind of bullying motive.

Here is an excerpt of the texts as obtained by WBTV

Cuffie told police he texted McKeithen, asking who he thought won the fight, and that McKeithen indicated the other person did, not Cuffie.

The 16-year-old then texted McKeithen back, saying he “only thought that because [McKeithen] was with the other guys.” Cuffie said McKeithen asked “who is going to check me about it” and Cuffie replied that he was.

Cuffie indicated that one of the men involved in the Harris Teeter altercation wanted to “get him at school.” He said he also got a text asking if he “had beef with [McKeithen] too,” and that he didn’t text back.

To me, it seems less like a bullying situation and more like a rivalry between two groups of Butler High Students to see who is more badass. This wasn’t because of bullying, this was a revenge killing since Cuffie had lost face in the fight. By most accounts, McKeithen was no bully. The real bully is the one who shoots an unarmed student. Remember, a gun is a coward’s weapon.

UPDATE: Just as I was about to hit the post button, I received an alert that says both police and CMS have now said that there was no bullying involved and the shooting arose from an ongoing dispute.

The Daily Threat 11/5/2018

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Posted by on November 5, 2018

The Daily Threat 11/5/2018

10/29/2018

Former UAA student arrested for alleged school shooting threats
Police probe shooting threat found on note at Alabama school
Police ID suspect in Snapchat threats against Kilgore, Longview high schools
Police: Woodlan student arrested for threatening school on Snapchat

10/30/2018

Police: Broward County teen says he was kidding about school shooting threat
(Don’t they all?)
Dual False Reports Of Shootings At Two Palmdale Middle Schools
Police investigating threats to ‘shoot up’ 2 Faribault schools
Police charge C-A student with making threat against school
Teen shares assault rifle picture and warning, gets arrested

A male juvenile is in custody on terrorizing charges after he allegedly shared a picture of an assault rifle with a message of “Don’t come to school tomorrow” on Snapchat.

10/31/2018

Teen threatens to shoot students at Seminole Ridge High School, deputies say
Student expelled for Snapchat threat towards Chelan High School
Update: More info indicates note threatened a school shooting at Butte High
Winona High student arrested for social media message about shooting up school
Niceville High student threatens school shooting
Local student arrested after discovery of Halloween threat
Teenager arrested for school shooting threat

A search warrant was served at the 15-year-old’s house, where deputies reported seizing a 12-gauge shotgun, two .22 caliber rifles, a .357 magnum handgun and approximately 2,000 rounds of ammunition.

Bloomington police temporarily increase school security amid school shooting threats

Police were notified Tuesday night of a Jackson Creek Middle School student who posted a Snapchat of what appeared to be a rifle with the caption “Getting it ready for tomorrow… wear blue.”

11/1/2018
Former Two Rivers student arrested for threats on Snapchat
More than eight months after Parkland shooting, Manatee schools still dealing with threats

11/2/2018

2 Rangeview students face charges after Snapchat photo showing apparent gun leads to lockdown
Volusia deputies arrest student who threatened school shooting
Police investigate threats made toward several Miami-Dade schools
Police charge 2 Central Cabarrus HS students for bringing gun on campus
West Iredell student arrested for shooting threat
Washington County, TN schools ‘shelter in place’ after discovery of threat

11/4/2018

Teenager arrested for threat to shoot Merced school dance

Crimean school shooter wanted ‘Columbine 2’

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Posted by on November 4, 2018
Crimean school shooter wanted 'Columbine  2'
Kerch Polytechnic College

Lately, I’ve been going back to the older posts on the site and correcting grammar and spelling mistakes. It’s allowing me to revisit stories I haven’t thought about in over a decade. Back then I was able to devote a lot of detail to these stories since school shootings were still a rarity compared to today. I was even able to dedicate a lot of time to international school shootings such as the ones at Geschwister Scholl School and Albertville-Realschule in Germany, and the ones at Jokela High School and the Kauhajoki School of Hospitality in Finland. Today, school shootings have become so common not only can I not dedicate as much time to them as I used to but I have to skip some as well. That includes domestic as well as international. Within the past year, Russia, and one of its disputed occupied territories, has experienced a number of school attacks. I’ve been unable to post about any of them until now and still, I’m only going to briefly post about it.

Back in mid-October, there was a very deadly school shooting at the Kerch Polytechnic College in the city of Kerch on the Crimean Peninsula. As you may know, Crimea is currently occupied by Russian forces while Ukraine contends Crimea is their sovereign land. 18-year-old Vladislav Roslyakov took a gun to the school and killed 20 victims before taking the coward’s way out. Recently, it came to light, at least to my light, that Roslyakov was what’s known online as a columbiner. Columbiners are kids who have an unhealthy obsession with not only the Columbine killers but most other school shooters and some mass killers as well. According to Crime Russia, Roslyakov told a friend that he was planning the shooting and was calling it Columbine No. 2. According to Wikipedia, Roslyakov wore a t-shirt which said ‘Hatred’ in Russian as a nod to Eric Harris. Of course, there were accusations of bullying causing the shooting but again, when you’re obsessed with weapons and school shootings and act like an all-around misanthrope you can’t blame everyone else because you’re ‘different’. Also much like a lot of today’s school shooters, Roslyakov wasn’t even born until after Columbine. The columbiners also cling to the myth that Columbine was caused because of bullying. Roslyakov’s bullying might have been in his own mind since by some reports Roslyakov was popular, nuch like Eric Harris was actually popular.

My point is that if you really want to identify the next potential school shooter, parents, teachers, and other officials need to be wary of these columbiners. Even before the advent of social media, they’ve been congregating on the internet. Today you might be surprised to find out how many groups there are on social media dedicated to the Columbine cowards and the plethora of copycats that have followed. If you know one of these kids, tell someone. It may turn out to be nothing, or you could prevent another Parkland or Columbine from happening.

The Guardian publishes almost identical puff piece about Damien Echols as the New York Times

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Posted by on November 4, 2018
The Guardian publishes almost identical puff piece about child killer as the New York Times
Damien Echols (The Trailertrashicus Douchegoggleus is rarely seen without his ‘protective’ eyewear.)

I’ve already posted about triple-convicted child killer Damien Echols and his ‘magick’ show here. Basically, the New York Times published a puff piece about his charlatanism and did not stray from the official West Memphis 3 narrative. You know, the usual, wrongly convicted, DNA evidence blah blah blah.

More recently, The Guardian, another stalwart of journalism, published almost the exact same piece as the New York Times. I had to make sure the two articles were submitted by different authors. It almost feels like the Damien Echols has his own personal press corps that he pushes his latest appearances onto.

Much like the New York Times piece, The Guardian piece was written by a woman. Not that I have anything against female journalists, however, it seems like the WM3 PR team like to seek out female journalists who are sympathetic and/or vulnerable to Echols’ tall tales. A certain correspondent for 48 Hours comes to mind. The reason I think these journalists fall into Echols’ web of deceit is that they identify with the child killer more because of his ‘romance’ with main squeeze sycophant Lorri Davis. I asked my cohort Lady Gray, an actual lady, if this sounded misogynistic. She said no and added that she thinks that these journalists may also have a maternal-like reaction to Echols’ BS since he was young when he, Misskelley, and Baldwin killed Christopher Byers, Michael Moore, and Stevie Branch.

Christopher Byers, Michael Moore, and Stevie Branch

If you’re angry at me because of my thoughts on these suggestible journalists maybe you should also be mad at the convicted child killer for exploiting them for his personal gain.

Mugshot Special: Carolina Kitty Killers

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Posted by on November 4, 2018
Mugshot Special: Carolina Kitty Killers
Jace and Zackery Greene

29-year-old Jace Lee Greene and Zackery Eugene Greene, age unknown are from Asheville, North Carolina, and are accused of…you know what? I’m not going to repost their alleged crimes here. If you’re an animal lover and want to torture yourself, you can check their crimes here, here, and here. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Zackery Greene is still on the run.

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If you come across any recent weird and unusual mugshots, please feel free to send them my way.

Was the Butler High School shooting caused by bullying?

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Posted by on October 30, 2018
Was the Butler High School shooting caused by bullying?
Jatwan Cuffie

Yesterday in the Charlotte, North Carolina, suburb of Matthews, a fight broke out between two students of Butler High School. Before it was all over 16-year-old freshman Jatwan Cuffie was said to have shot 16-year-old Bobby McKeithen. McKeithen later died from his injuries at a nearby hospital. Local officials have said that the shooting escalated from a bullying incident. Since there is still a persistent myth that the majority of school shooters were bullied one might assume that it was Cuffie was the one who was bullied since he was the one armed with a gun. I wouldn’t jump to such conclusions.

For one, it’s not unheard of for bullies to commit such shootings. Case in point is the shooting of Lawrence King at E.O. Green Junior High in Oxnard, California. King was an openly gay student who had been thrown out by his own father for being gay. King was also being bullied by Brandon McInerney for being gay. Instead of reacting through violence, King used his intellect to get back at McInerney by pretending to hit on McInerney. McInerney became so enraged he brought a gun to school and shot Lawrence King in the back of the head at point-blank range. I believe that’s called ‘execution style’.

Secondly, so far, there have been no reports on who committed the actual bullying but don’t assume it wasn’t the gunman. According to multiple witnesses, after Cuffie produced the gun, McKeithen turned his back on him but that didn’t stop Cuffie from shooting McKeithen in the back. Many bullies do tend to be cowards. Also, from the reports I’ve read, McKeithen was well liked in the community while I have yet to see any platitudes for Cuffie. Granted, that can be chalked up to the fact that people often talk about the recently deceased, especially those lost to violence like they were saints in life but I’m not getting a vibe of many people willing to stand up for Cuffie.

There’s another part to this story that is almost equally as disturbing as the shooting itself. After the shooting, the school did not cancel classes for the day. Any student whose parents couldn’t come and get them had to spend the remainder of the day at school while it was an active crime scene. As a country, are we that numb to school shootings anymore that it becomes business as usual after one happens or is it a body count issue? “Meh, only one kid died and we can’t afford to lose any snow days so let’s keep going.”

I’ll also be curious to see where the gun came from since even in North Carolina 16-year-old can’t legally purchase handguns. More than likely it came from some ‘responsible’ gun owner.

(Sources)
WSOC
WCNC
WBTV
NYT