Reno boy denies charges in school shooting:
Is this the same as pleading not guilty?
A 14-year-old boy accused of wounding two classmates in a shooting at a Reno middle school has denied four charges against him and will face trial in June.
James Scott Newman sat quietly in a hearing before a juvenile court master as his lawyer entered the denial pleas for him.
How can someone who fired a gun in a crowded school hallway in front of dozens of witnesses deny the charges?
I can’t wait to hear the defense on this one.
Mr. A brings another treasure trove of MySpace profile goodness…or in this case evil.
First up is one of the first stories I ever posted here. It was about Patrick Phelan who was arrested for propositioning a cop who he thought was a 14-year-old girl. His MySpace is here according to Mr. A. Now, why would a 42-year-old man have two 17-year-old girls as his MySpace friends?
Mr. A also brings us this story about the international child porn sting that happened recently and how Paul Roy Peters IV, 19, of Sebring, Florida was busted in that sting. Here is his MySpace profile. That would explain why someone going into the Air Force would have a pink bunny background.
Two weeks ago I told you about Matthew Cargill, a 29-year-old from Honolulu who posed as a 16-year-old on MySpace named Nico to lure a 15-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her. Could this be that Nico?
Mr. A, shining the light of truth into the dark crevices of MySpace.
Bartley to be tried as adult for school shootings:
Ken Bartley Jr., the gunman in the Campbell County High shooting that killed one and wounded two more, will be tried as an adult…
Kenny Bartley, Jr. was scheduled for a transfer hearing Wednesday to determine whether he would be tried as an adult.
However, Bartley’s attorney, Mike Hatmaker, waived the hearing. He told the judge there was no need to re-live the events of the shootings and waiving the hearing was best for Bartley and his family, since it was likely the state would have won.
The state had no objection so the judge ordered the transfer.
Boy won’t be tried as adult:
One of the suspects arrested for plotting to attack Quartz Hill High in California will not be tried as an adult. He can’t be tried as an adult because he was 15 at the time of his arrest and according to the article local officials stated that you must be 16 to be tried as an adult. The 17-year-old suspect will have his hearing on April 6th to see if he will be tried as an adult.
2 boys ordered released:
Two of the four suspects in the Center Grove High School plot in Indiana have been released. And while one set of lawyers is trying the “our clients are retarded” defense. The fourth lawyer is trying the “my client is not retarded” defense. Huh?…
“There’s no ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) action, no alternative school, and he is the only one without special needs and without federal guidelines in his favor,” Newcomb said. The boy’s parents do not want him to return to the high school and will not fight the expulsion in an upcoming hearing with the school, Newcomb said.
“We are going to seek alternative schooling for him,” he said. “We are working with the prosecutor because he has less culpability than some of the other boys.”
Translation: Your honor, my client isn’t retarded like those other 3 so he should be treated better than those 3 retards over there.
It doesn’t specify why the “non-retarded” one is being released but the article states one of the other suspects was released so his parents could set up supervised living arrangements.
Couple Accused of Photographing Minor:
Meet Randall Eugene Bateman and Angela Renee Bradford. They’re from LaVergne, TN. They’ve been arrested for aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor and statutory rape for sexually explicit pictures and video of a 14-year-old girl. Where did they meet the girl? MySpace of course. And thanks to our resident detective Mr. A we have MySpace profile wickedness for you.
Here is Angela’s MySpace where in her blog she states in an entry dated 3/3/06…
i haven’t been online in a ver long time now, maybe a week or so. something bad happened to me, and i don’t know when i will be able to get back online, i’m fine im just really scared and depressed but when i know more i will post and let u know.
That can happen when you get busted for inappropriate actions with a minor.
And here is Randall’s MySpace which is more or less blank.
I noticed on both their profiles they state their ages as 16 when they’re actually 23.
What makes things even sadder is the victim doesn’t even realize she’s a victim. From a blog entry from the victim’s now-defunct Xanga blog…
Shits just getting worse…
Its already Friday… Im at Meghan’s Shelia doesnt want me on here but i am since shes not home…oh well… I think Randall and Angela hate me since Randall got arrested because of what happened between us… But I wasnt the one that told the cops… James was and then he told them what we did… I kept my mouth shut… I wanted to go to Gregs tonight but couldnt… Oh well… I told my step dad off tonight because he wouldnt let me go but he let me come to Meghan’s I dont get it… Oh well… Thats all later
I always hate to cast aspersions on a victim but the whole situation screams “trailer park”.
And as Mr. A put it “just because he can” here is an archived version of Randall’s website and here is Angela’s eBay profile. Can you give eBay feedback without buying something from the person?
Schools learn bullying can plant seed for tragedy:
Yet another article that’s designed to garner sympathy for school shooters and would be school shooters because they were allegedly bullied. While of course, I think bullying is a problem there’s a big difference between bullying and killing. And like I keep saying all these Columbine wannabes are taking the focus off of bullying and putting it on identifying would be school shooters.
Anyway back to my main point. As usual, the article is rife with inaccuracies…
The massacre at Columbine High School outside Denver on April 20, 1999, was the deadliest school shooting on record. Two teenagers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who dressed in Goth attire and felt like misfits, went on a rampage that left 13 dead and 24 wounded before killing themselves.
Wrong. They were not goths, they had plenty of friends, and most importantly they were bullies themselves. One only needs to go as far as this to learn the truth.
For instance, a 16-year-old who went on a rampage that left eight dead at a high school in Red Lake, Minn., a year ago fit the profile. School personnel described him as a loner who wore black and routinely was teased.
Wrong again. Weise may have been teased but when you’re a self-proclaimed Nazi you’re kind of inviting it on yourself. Not only that I read more than one report that said Weise used to bully kids that listened to rap.
But hey, let’s not let facts get in the way of “journalism”.
MySpace Used To Identify Rape, Robbery Suspects:
We have more suspects names in the Colorado rape and theft case…
Also arrested were Warren Washington, Chadron Brennan and Tyler Brougham, all 18, and Aaron Cannell, 20, and Andrew Heneks, 19.
Here is Warren’s MySpace. Here is Tyler’s. And here is Chadron’s which is entitled WE R BEIN FRAMED. Notice the recurring theme of suburban gangsta wannabes.
I guess they decided they want to be thugs for real. I would pay to see what happens when they meet real gangstas in prison.
MySpace.com Used to Find Suspects in Rape, Theft:
(CBS4) BOULDER, Colo. Boulder sheriff’s detectives used a website popular among teenagers to identify six men suspected of stealing $40,000 worth of items from a home, and raping the girl who invited them over.
Some of the men were “virtual friends” of the victim, detectives said.
She met the suspects through a website called myspace.com, detectives said. The same site that led investigators to them.
The suspects face charges ranging from sexual assault to felony theft in connection with a party at the girls house last month.
Six suspects were arrested, and a seventh suspect, Joshua Leighton, is still on the loose.
Detective Ali Bartley with the sheriff’s office said the victim only knew the first names of most of the young men, but all of them have profiles on myspace.com that include pictures.
The victim was able to identify them as the young men who attended the party.
Bartley said one of the men, Nicolas Brinson, raped the victim while the others went on a rampage through the home.
“There was blood in almost every room of the house,” Bartley said. “There were broken pictures and statues and they stole all of the stereo equipment in the house.”
The MySpace profile of the accused rapist, Nicolas Brinson, can be found here.
Tom Morello, Serj Tankian Land Controversial Interview:
Tom Morello, the guitarist for Audioslave and Rage Against the Machine, and Serj Tankian, lead singer of System of A Down, are going to be conducting an interview with convicted cop killing scumbag Mumia Abu-Jamal. They’ll be doing it for their radio program Axis of Justice. Great, some more misguided celebrities giving this scumbag a platform to spew his lies. This is what especially kills me…
Morello’s former band, Rage Against The Machine, along with the Beastie Boys, Sting, Mos Def and other artists have spoken out in Abu-Jamal’s defense or raised money for his legal efforts.
That’s just great isn’t it? All these musicians raising money for a convicted cop killer. Yet where are the musicians and celebrities that are raising money for the family of Daniel Faulkner? You know, the guy that scumbag Abu-Jamal killed. Where are the fundraisers? Where’s the celebrity support for the true victim? Where’s the over-inflated sense of self-worth in trying to get a guilty man punished?