19-year-old David Sparre of Jacksonville, Florida is just one in a series (collect the whole set) of alleged ‘craigslist killers’. He’s accused in the July 12th stabbing murder of 21-year-old Tiara Pool. The pair met through craigslist’s personals. I originally posted about the murder here and here.
Still no motive in the brutal murder of the mother of two however prosecutors say they are seeking the death penalty.
One of these days I’ll take the 15 minutes to number all the craigslist killers that I know about.
36-year-old Anthony Lozano of Hanford, California may have a wee bit of a jealously problem. He’s been arrested for allegedly torturing his girlfriend for four days all because she conversed with a male friend on Facebook.
For four days Lozano is said to have bound her and beat her and choked her with ropes and towels because he thought that she was being unfaithful to her. Did I forget to mention that two children were at the home while all this was going on? Nice guy.
I still don’t get the whole jealousy thing. I mean I have more female Facebook friends then my wife. She has more male Facebook friends than me. Neither of us really give a rat’s ass. Jealousy is unproductive. If you’re significant other is really cheating on you dump them and forget them. This way you won’t end up in jail.
In his latest blog post craigslist CEO Jim Buckmaster responds to CNN’s Amber Lyon’s alleged request for an interview.
He accuses Ms. Lyon of engaging in tabloid journalism by ambushing craigslist founder Craig Newmark with ads for prostitution on the website that bears his name. I say good on her. At least she’s out there doing real reporting instead of just regurgitating whatever the AP posts. This is was journalism is supposed to be like. How else do you expect the media to get any truth out of either one of you when both of you basically only speak through your mouthpiece Susan MacTavish Best.
And again Jimmy B is trying to deflect the true story here which is the fact that child prostitution and human trafficking is still taking place on the website that you run and Craig is the face of.
It seems they’re still not parting with that $30 Million in sex money anytime soon.
In his latest blog post Craigslist founder Craig Newmark finally gets around to making excuses as to why he had no real answer when CNN’s Amber Lyon confronted him about human trafficking on craigslist.
He blames it on the notion that he has borderline Asperger’s Syndrome which is also called borderline Autism in some circles. so basically he’s saying that he’s a borderline-borderline Autistic. That’s a bunch of crap. While he may be socially inept he is far from stupid. Anyone who would have seen the ad that Ms. Lyon presented would have known that it was for prostitution which is still an illegal activity. Any normal person that was running a classifieds site who really didn’t want prostitution on their site would have said something realistic like “My God that’s horrible. I’ll look into it right away”. Instead Craig just asks if the ad has been reported. Um, last time I checked adult services ads could not be flagged. Just checked again, nope, you can’t flag them.
He then goes and claims that he is no longer in charge of craigslist which is true. He mentions that Jim Buckmaster has been in charge for the last 10 years. Which ironically is roughly about the same time that the original erotic services section first appeared on craigslist.
Then he goes on about how he is allegedly sensitive to the plight of those being trafficked but then mentions about how socially conscious he is by supporting veterans, net neutrality and transparency in government. Yet he still does not lift a finger to do anything real about human trafficking like shutting down the adult services section.
Following his blog post is some comments from the cult of craig that basically kiss his ass. I wondered why there were no opposing comments and then I noticed the following…
Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.
That’s kind of ironic for a number of reasons. The first is that he and Jim won’t moderate craigslist yet they both moderate the comments on their blogs. The second is that for someone who supports net neutrality and transparency in government he’s not very neutral nor transparent on his blog.
Occasionally you’ll see me use the phrase “Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” which loosely translated is Latin for “Who watches the watchmen?” or “Who guards the guardsmen?” if you want to get literal. This is one of those instances.
Henderson, Nevada police officer Michael Stevens, 34, has been arrested on charged craigslist prostitution after his alleged prostitute of choice dimed him out.
Las Vegas police arrested a woman on prostitution charges which caused her to tell them that Stevens was using her services. She was able to assist LVPD with setting up a sting where Stevens was arrested. The AP says that Stevens tried saying that he was working vice but the local Nevada articles says that he admitted what he was doing was wrong. Stevens is said to have met Robbearts on craigslist.
How can we doing anything to combat human trafficking when it is being supported by allegedly crooked cops. And yes I do realize that cops like Stevens are in the vast majority but one bad apple like Stevens can also tarnish the reputation of entire departments.
Forensic examiners from The Southern Oregon High-Tech Crimes Task Force were inspecting a computer when they discovered explicit MySpace messages sent to a 13-year-old girl. They arrested 36-year-old David Vance Pierce for allegedly sending the messages but he was not the suspect nor was this the crime they were investigating.
The messages from Pierce allegedly offered the 13-year-old girl money for sex.
I’m guessing Pierce didn’t realize that nothing is private on the internet no matter how much you think it is.
23-year-old Travis Allen Davis of New Castle, Indiana is one sick son of a bitch. He pleaded guilty to raping an ex-girlfriend of his in Ohio. He broke into her house armed and handcuffed her and raped her. Apparently that wasn’t enough to keep him behind bars or to keep a gun out of his hands.
Davis is now accused of creating a fake Facebook profile of his rape victim in order to stalk his most recent ex. Using the fake profile he threatened the woman, now living in Pennsylvania, saying that if she didn’t return to Davis he would send a video of them having sex. The woman was unaware that she was being filmed while having sex with Davis.
How the hell does this douchebag keep getting women? He looks like a douchey version of Screech.
Anyway Davis was found outside of the woman’s Pennsylvania home in his car. He was armed with a .45, three magazines filled with bullets and box cutters and had a stolen Pennsylvania plate taped over his Indiana plate.
I wonder if this latest charge will keep him behind bars. You would think that the Ohio courts would have held him until sentencing since he basically admitted he was a rapist.
And here I thought that Atlantic City had cleaned up its prostitution problem but it seems that with the advent of craigslist it has returned.
28-year-old Javon “Teflon” Gordon of Atlantic City, New Jersey pleaded guilty to federal charges of child prostitution. Gordon prostituted at least two girls who were minors. One was a 14 and the other was 17.
One of the venues that Gordon would use to traffic these girls was of course craigslist.
Again the federal government refuses to take these charges seriously as he’s only looking at 10 years total for both charges.
22-year-old Gerald Isaiah Thomason showed up at the Polk County, Florida craigslist and backpage prostitution bust with his 22-year-old girlfriend, a 17-year-old girl and his 9-month-old baby. Police say he was prostituting the 17-year-old girl. No word on how much money he would have taken for the baby.
Tonight was the first episode of my new call in show on BlogTalkRadio. Myself and Rob Taylor discussed the controversial Ground Zero mosque as it has been called. It’s only a little bit more than 15 minutes.
You can play the show on the player in the right hand column or you can listen to it here or download it here.
Next week’s show is scheduled for Friday night 9/3/2010 at 11pm and the number to call in is (646) 478-4530. The subject has yet to be determined.