Mr. Do arrested in craigslist sting

Police nab Reston man in online child sex sting:

Police in Fairfax, Virginia have arrested Bao Duc Do of Reston, Va. for responding to a craigslist ad that was placed by Fairfax police. The problem with that is that the advertisement was an ad Fairfax police were using in a sting to flush out sexual predators.

The phony ad hinted that a man was willing to rent out his juvenile daughters for sex. When Mr. Do responded to the ad he discussed prices and terms with the ‘father’ of the girls. He negotiated a price of $150/hr. for an 11-year-old girl. When he was arrested at the pre-arranged meeting place he had $800 on him so he was planning on at least 5 hours with the girl.

What I’d like to know is how did the police department’s ad even make it on to craigslist. I thought craigslist users are supposed to flag any ad that may be for illegal activity. Again I ask how’s that working out?

Enough Already

tinfoilhat

I’d like to address all the Columbine conspiracy theorists out there. Please stop contacting me. I have no time for your bullshit theories. I am a firm believer in Occam’s Razor. The obvious answer is usually the correct one.

The Columbine shootings were only carried out by two people, the cowardly scumbags Harris and Klebold. There were no additional gunmen. Police did not shoot any of the victims.

Please remove your Reynolds Wrap chapeaus, get out of mom’s basement and leave me alone.

15 year sentence for toddler suffocation

Mom Gets 15-Year Sentence In Toddler’s Suffocation:

Here’s another case of a Breeder who decided that getting their drink on was more important than their child’s well being.

25-year-old Latasha McMorris was sentenced in an Indianapolis court to 15 years behind bars in the suffocation death of her 2-year-old son Sheldon Bartley Jr.

Back in February McMorris was found in an Indy hotel room passed out on top of her son. Police said that gin and vodka bottles were found in the room.

Again you’re supposed top stop drinking to the point of passing out once you have kids. However considering McMorris’ history this probably wasn’t surprising.

Thanks to LadyJade for the tip.

New Hampshire dads push sons to fight

Cops say dads pushed fights:

Police in Derry, New Hampshire have arrested two so-called dads in unrelated incidents but have a recurring theme.

35-year-old Robert Dearborn arranged a fight between his son and another kid and urged his son to smash the other kid’s head on the pavement then stomp on it.

46-year-old George Primeau drove his son to another kid’s house and told his son to call out the other kid for a fight and told him to knock the other kid out.

It’s one thing to teach your kids how to defend themselves but driving your kids to fight and egging them on to injure another kid is borderline barbarism.

Idaho man lets daughter walk off in blizzard

Father charged with murder after daughter dies in blizzard:

Robert Aragon of Idaho was traveling in his truck with two children and an adult on Christmas when his truck got stuck in the snow. His 11-year-old daughter, Sage Aragon, and her 12-year-old brother were confident they could walk the 10 miles to meet their mother halfway from where the truck was and the mother’s house.

Rather then telling the kids that’s too far and stay here because you shouldn’t be wandering around in a blizzard and that the truck can provide heat, he let them go on their merry way.

Sage Aragon ended up dying from hypothermia. Robert Aragon has been charged with second degree murder.

You know, I don’t care what part of the country you’re from and your kid may be able to walk 10 miles on a normal day but part of being a parent is being the voice of reason for your kids. In no way should this guy have let his daughter walk 10 miles in a blizzard alone.

Thanks to hot tipper LadyJade.

Schallenberger trial delayed again

Teen’s trial in school bomb case again delayed:

The trial for 18-year-old Ryan Schallenberger has been delayed once again. If you’ll recall Schallenberger was the teen who was allegedly plotting an attack on Chesterfield High School in South Carolina. The plot unraveled when his parents discovered a package of ammonium nitrate that was delivered to his house.

According to Schallenberger’s own journals he admired the Columbine killers and was jealous of all the ‘cool kids’. He also wanted to go to heaven after he committed his attack so he could kill Jesus.

The trial is being delayed once again at the request of the prosecution and the defense. The defense needs more time to confer with their client after months of psych evals requested by the prosecution.

Since Schallenberger received the ammonium nitrate through the mail this is being tried in Federal Court.

The trial is slated to start in March.

PBB 2008 Year (not quite) in review

My awesome boss at b5media has suggested that I should do a year in review type of post. Unfortunately I’ve only been running this blog since November so it would be a pretty short year.

Now I know some of you are looking forward to voting for bad parent of the year but like I said since I’ve only been doing this blog since November I’m not up to speed on all the bad parenting stories of the year. However I think we would all agree and that a vote would be no contest that bad parent of the year would have to be Casey Anthony with her crazy mom Cindy as a runner up.

But I’m not here to talk about Casey Anthony as I have sworn not to become part of the media and blogging circus that This case has become. I’m here to talk about what I think was the story of 2008 and that would be the disappearance of Giovanni Gonzalez.

This case is eerily similar to the disappearance of Caylee Anthony. Back in August 8-year-old Giovanni of Lynn, Mass. was to have spent the weekend with his father, Ernesto Gonzalez. When it came time for his father to drop him off at his home he didn’t show up. So Giovanni’s mother went to Ernesto Gonzalez’s home and he said that he didn’t know where Giovanni is. So now Ernesto Gonzalez sits in a jail cell refusing to cooperate with police. At one point Ernesto Gonzalez told the Boston Globe that he did kill Giovanni and dismembered his body but police have said that confession was bogus. As of yet Giovanni has not been found.

Another reason why I’ve picked this as my story of the year and my main cause for this site is the lack of coverage that this story has received outside of the Boston area. Fellow crime blogs Dreamin’ Demon and Shadow Scope, among others, have also blogged about Giovanni Gonzalez with little to no attention paid to the story. So why have there been no Nancy Graces or Greta Van Susterns rushing to Boston to cover this story? I mean when this story started there were two children missing with two parents in jail refusing to cooperate. Is it because Giovanni is a boy? Is it because Ernesto Gonzalez is male? Or is it the obvious, the fact that Giovanni Gonzalez is Hispanic?

I think that subconsciously people are basing this on race. For example over at my other b5media blog MyCrimeSpace I posted a short entry about Casey Anthony’s Facebook and I received more comments than I have for all of my posts about Giovanni Gonzalez combined. When was the last time the major news networks focused on the disappearance of a minority child? Yet the Jon Benet Ramsey story still makes major headlines and Casey Anthony makes daily headlines. What else could it possibly be if it’s not race? As a country we had no problem electing a minority President yet we could still give a rat’s ass about a missing Hispanic boy. It makes no sense.

Here’s to a 2009 where I hope as a country and a society we start caring about all missing children.

19-year-old charged in 2-month-old’s death

Salem Baby Found Dead, Mother Arrested:

Police in Salem, Ore. arrested 19-year-old Carrie E. Noe for allegedly killing her two-month-old son, Ian Noe.

Police have not yet released the cause of death but I wanted to talk about a quote given by an Oregon Police spokesman.

“It’s tragic,” Birr said. “It’s tragic that a 2-month-old boy is dead and it’s tragic that a 19-year-old woman has a life that will never be the same.”

I partially disagree. Of course it’s tragic that a 2-month-old boy never got to really experience life but it’s not tragic that if the charges are true that her life will never be the same. It shouldn’t ever be the same and it should encompass a tiny concrete room with bars.

Oh the weather outside is frightful

Laurens boy exposed to cold is taken from parents:

37-year-old Eugene G. Lane and his 30-year-old bride Stacy Joe Lane of Laurens, Iowa were cited and released for child endangerment. Their 7-year-old son was found walking the streets of Lauren in boots with no socks, jeans with no underwear, a T-shirt and a light winter jacket. Did I mention that it was -8 degrees in Lauren with a wind chill of -39? And oh yeah, he was taken by DHS. Their four other kids remained in the ‘parents’ custody.

The child was shivering so bad when someone found him that he could barely even speak.

No word on why he had walked a half mile like that.

Nothing says Christmas like kids and a loaded gun

Emotional 911 call released in 3-year-old’s shooting death:

Here’s yet another reason why you shouldn’t keep unsecured firearms around children. I really shouldn’t have to explain this one but here we are.

Anyway, 3-year-old Pharell Hinton of Raleigh, NC accidentally shot and killed himself with his father’s 9mm on Christmas Eve. Think about that for a second. As much as some people like to think this happens guns just don’t magically discharge all by themselves. Even if somehow the child was able to work the safety that would mean that the gun had a magazine in it with a chambered round in a house around children, unlocked.

The father, 26-year-old Eric Eugene Hinton, is being held on charges of involuntary manslaughter and is currently on suicide watch.

Last year Hinton was convicted for being a drug dealer which means he shouldn’t have been in possession of a firearm in the first place. He’s been charged for that too.

All together he’s looking at a max of only 9 years behind bars.