3 teen sex trafficking victims sue Backpage (From the mouth of Liz McDougall IV)

Someone asked that Liz gets the Jim Buckmaster treatment so there it is.

Someone asked that Liz gets the Jim Buckmaster treatment so there it is.

Backpage.com led to exploitation, says suit involving 2 Pierce girls:

3 Washington teenagers sue Backpage.com:

Speaking of Backpage, Washington and lawsuits, because we were you know, three teenage girls from Washington State are suing the Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com. The suit alleges that Backpage did little or nothing to prevent the girls from being sold for sex on their website. Basically Backpage has a button that says ‘click if you’re 18’. Yeah, that works. Two of the girls suing were 13 when they were sold on Backpage, the other was 15.

One of their pimps I’ve blogged about before. Baruti Hopson found the 15-year-old girl as a runaway before turning her out on Backpage. He raped her and kept all her money keeping her in sexual slavery to him.

Of course no lawsuit involving Backpage wouldn’t be complete without their head legal weasel and corporate whore, Liz McDougall chiming in. Settle in folks. It’s a long one.

Seattle attorney Liz McDougall, general counsel for Backpage’s corporate owners, said the lawsuit will not pass legal muster and is barred by federal law.

McDougall offered sympathy for the young women.

I wonder if she offered sympathy while counting the money she made from Backpage that was made off of these girls? But I digress…

“The commercial sexual exploitation of children is an abhorrence in our society,” she said. “It is appalling as a street crime and it is appalling as an Internet crime,” McDougall wrote in an e-mailed note.

“The stories of the girls identified in the complaint are tragedies. However, the commercial sex exploitation of children is an extremely complex problem on the streets and online, and it must be fought intelligently.

“Backpage.com is at the forefront of fighting it intelligently online with a triple-tier prevention system and an unparalleled law enforcement support system.”

It’s not complex at all. If Backpage shuts down the adult section it will decrease the number of women and children being trafficked nationwide. That was seen when craigslist shut down their erotic services section. As far as your triple layered prevention cake, it’s a lie. (See what I did there.) Joking aside my site is a testament to the fact their so-called preventions aren’t preventing shit. As far as your law enforcement support system being unparalleled I call bullshit on that as well because your system seems to be letting the cops handle all the pimps and sex traffickers while VVM props up a dying print industry on the victims of trafficking.

She finishes up by saying…

McDougall, attorney for Backpage, said shutting down the website won’t fix the problem.

“Unless the Internet is wholly shut down, the end result of the current strategy will be that our children are advertised through offshore websites who do not endeavor to prevent such activity,” she wrote.

Ah yes, the mystical ‘underground’ I keep hearing about. If it’s underground that means it’s not as prevalent in mainstream society as it is now. That would mean that there would be fewer victims of sex trafficking than there are now. Besides, law enforcement has plenty of experience in dealing with the underground. As for these ‘offshore sites’ she keeps referring to well thanks for giving the traffickers ideas and those sites wouldn’t have near the reach and publicity that Backpage does now.

At what point did you start believing your own lies Liz?

Internet Archive supports Backpage sex trafficking

Are those pillars or bars?

Are those pillars or bars?

US Judge Grants Injunction in Backpage.com Lawsuit:

Last week a federal judge granted an injunction against a Washington state law that would require sites like Backpage to verify the ages of the women being advertised in their adult section.

The decision U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez issued Friday stops the law from taking effect until the lawsuit challenging it can be heard in court.

I posted about the lawsuit here.

Judge Martinez believes that the ‘free speech’ issue may have some merit. I disagree but I don’t get to make the rules.

What I want to talk about is the unusual ally that the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com has garnered in their fight to keep making profits on the victims of sex trafficking. That would be the Internet Archive, aka Archive,org, aka The Wayback Machine, aka the site you go to when you want to see how bad websites looked in the past.

Backpage and Internet Archive argue the new law violates the Communications Decency Act of 1996, as well as the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments and the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Yet they once again not only gloss over the Thirteenth Amendment but basic human rights as well.

Let’s not kid ourselves, this about money and nothing else. Backpage wants to make it off the backs of sex trafficking victims and doesn’t care who gets raped, kidnapped, beaten, tortured and killed to get it. Organizations like the EFF and now Internet Archive are nothing more than their willing dupes.

Oklahoma mutant faces federal gun charges

Timmy Dean Eike

Timmy Dean Eike

Federal judge orders psychiatric exam for Oklahoma student who bought guns:

Feds arrest Oklahoma high school student who bought guns, talked of hiding bodies:

18-year-old Timmy Dean Eike of Woodward, Oklahoma was arrested on federal gun charges this past Tuesday. Investigators say that Eike allegedly lied about having mental health issues and being committed on his purchasing forms. Eike was said to be in possession of a 20 gauge shotgun.

Eike was brought to the attention of authorities by a taxi driver that Eike often used the services of. The driver said that Eike would ask questions like which countries extradite to the U.S., how hard would they look for someone if they had committed a murder and how to hide bodies. Eike also allegedly told the driver that someone in his family once caught him loading and unloading his shotgun while watching videos about Columbine. That right there my friends is the mutant form of masturbation.

No targets have been specifically mentioned but Eike claims to have had a hit list and he was going to be a senior at Woodward High School.

What I want to know is that if a family member caught him with his gun while watching Columbine videos why weren’t police called at that time. If his family knew he had mental issues why was the gun allowed in the house? There’s too much family protection going on in this country and not enough common sense when a family member is obviously planning on something that would hurt a lot of people.

UPDATE 5/18/2013: Eike has been indicted on federal gun charges and has been in custody since his arrest.

Kent, WA couple charged with being Backpage child pimps

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Charge: Kent woman, boyfriend pimped girls online:

Prosecutors charge Kent couple for pimping girls:

Earlier this month police in Kent, Washington arrested 44-year-old Altesa Bernice Turner and her 32-year-old boyfriend, Bernard Demond Watkins, for allegedly prostituting underage girls on the Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com.

Three of the girls were ages 15, 16 and 17. Police discovered that explicit photos of the 15-year-old girl had been taken and then placed on Backpage. Turner allegedly told police that a prepaid Visa card was used to place the ad.

You know, if Backpage just started refusing to take prepaid cards it would probably eliminate more than half the trafficking ads on their website, but they won’t. There’s profits to be had no matter how they get them. Then they have the gall to say that they’re actually helping these girls. As I’ve said many times before you can’t be both the problem and the solution.

Justin Adams released on bail, Mommy’s PI says she has proof of his innocence

Justin Adams

Justin Adams

Blanchard man accused of killing his wife is released from the Oklahoma County jail:

Private Investigator Claims Discovery Proves Justin Adams Innocent:

This past Wednesday 25-year-old Justin Adams of Blanchard, Oklahoma was released from jail after his bond was set at $100K. Adams is accused in the December, 2011 stabbing and beating death of his wife Jaymie Adams and their unborn child. I wonder if his mommy put up the bond money since she’s been so supportive of her son in the past including allegedly trying to pay off witnesses.

On top of that news now the PI that mommy hired, who is now magically working for the defense, says that she has proof of Justin Adams’ innocence…

“Justin and Jaymie had an alternative lifestyle that obviously they were trying to cover up when he was arrested, because he lied to law enforcement. That’s the bottom line. He lied and it ultimately got him in trouble,” said private investigator Dana Reyna.

She says many people thought this would be an open-and-shut case, but her investigation proved that would not be so. Instead, she said there were several other theories about who may have killed Jaymie based on the lifestyle she and Justin had.

What she’s referring to is that Jaymie and Justin Adams were said to be swingers who looked for other couples on craigslist. Normally I would say that could mean that there are other suspects but let’s not forget that not only did Adams take out a life insurance policy on his wife but he was also having an affair. It’s hard to ignore that kind of math.

I guess now we should be taking bets to see if he cuts off his ankle monitor or not. I say he’s a runner.

Donna Jou’s killer arrested again while using craigslist again

John Steven Burgess

John Steven Burgess

Parolee in Donna Jou’s death arrested in Hollywood:

Convicted Coed Killer, John Steven Burgess, Facing New Charges:

For those of you who may not know John Steven Burgess is considered by most to be the original Craigslist killer. In 2007 he met 19-year-old Donna Jou through her craigslist ad for tutoring. One night she rode off with Burgess on the back of his motorcycle and that was the last time she was seen. Burgess admitted to her death but claims she died of an accidental heroin overdose and that he dumped her body in the Pacific ocean. Her body has never been found. He only served half of a five-year sentence for her death. This week Burgess was arrested on a parole violation.

Police in Hollywood, California say that Burgess placed an ad on craigslist looking for a roommate that could stay at his place free of charge in exchange for cooking and cleaning. Two women responded to his ad and when they went there they found a woman dressed only in her underwear convulsing. Burgess allegedly told the non-convulsing women there that he was an innocent victim of the justice system and that writers were offering him large sums of money to tell his story.

Luckily one of the women didn’t fall for his story and found his real name and discovered who he really was. Not too long afterwards the police showed up at his door and led him out in cuffs. He’s been charged with being a parolee in possession of a .7 mm rifle round. Currently Burgess is being held without bail. No word yet on the convulsing woman but for all we know she could have been yet another victim of Burgess. So far he’s only looking at 3 years in county.

So why do so many people still think craigslist is such a great place to do business? Why does craigslist still insist on not monitoring its own site to weed out scumbags like Burgess? When you combine greed with a lack of common sense it makes for an awfully dangerous mix.

Donna Jou

Donna Jou

Donna Jou’s parents believe that Burgess is lying about their daughter’s fate. To see more from them please visit DonnaJou.com.

Two men charged with brutal torture and murder of Carina Saunders

Ruiz and Massey

Ruiz and Massey

Two men charged in Carina Saunders killing; affidavit details torture:

Two Accused Killers Charged With Murder Of Carina Saunders:

For those of you who don’t know the story the dismembered body of Carina Saunders was found stuffed in a duffel bag behind a grocery store in Bethany, Oklahoma. Then word came out that she was tortured and murdered in order to intimidate others that were involved in a human trafficking and drug ring. Now two men believed to be her killers have been charged with her murder. 37-year-old Luis Ruiz and 33-year-old Jimmy Lee Massey have been charged with first degree murder in Carina’s brutal and violent death.

In an affidavit recently released witness testimony says that Ruiz was the mastermind behind the operation and was instrumental in Carina’s torture and death. The affidavit states that Carina was assaulted by Ruiz then drug upstairs to a table where she was tied down. Ruiz then allegedly cut off one of her feet with a saw. He then attempted to cut off her other foot when the saw broke.

Massey allegedly confessed to being involved on the murder to another inmate and had even written down details in a jailhouse note revealing details that only the coroner and someone who was there at the time of the murder would know. Massey is believed to have kidnapped Saunders in order to take her to Ruiz.

I can’t imagine the lever of terror and pain that Carina had to endure. I’m sure there was much more torture than what was revealed in the affidavit. All so these lowlifes could run meth and force women to be raped for money. I can’t imagine what Carina’s family must be going through right now. Again just so some trailer trash scumbags could tweak and get $20 blowjobs.

If there was any real justice in the world these gutless cowards would be sawed in half with one of those two-man lumberjack saws from the bottom of their tiny crotches to the tips of their useless skulls while using every implement known to science to keep them alive as long as possible.

The best we can hope for is that they’ll get a temporary case of tetanus when they dance with Death’s hypodermic.

Original craigslist rapist has convictions overturned

Ronald Leistiko

Ronald Leistiko

Rape convictions overturned in Tigard Craigslist case:

Ronald Leistiko of Tigard, Oregon was probably the first craigslist rapist I ever posted about. There may have been others before him but he’s the first one that sticks out in my mind. He was arrested back in November of 2007 and charged with raping women and girls that he met through craigslist. Some of his victims were prostitutes but Leistiko claimed that the sex was consensual during his trail. At the conclusion of his trial he was convicted for raping two of the women and he was sentenced to 25 years.

Last week his convictions were overturned. The Oregon Supreme Court ruled that one of his victims should not have been allowed to testify. That victim was a masseuse advertising in craigslist but was not a ‘happy ending’ type of masseuse. The court ruled that since charges were never filed from this victim that she should not have been allowed to testify at Leistiko’s trial.

So now the case will head back to Washington County and possibly also Clackamas County where prosecutors are eager to try him again. One prosecutor even said that there was a victim that was hesitant to come forward then but that they hope will change her mind now.

Hopefully Leistiko’s gamble will not pay off and he’ll be sentenced for more than the lousy 25 years he got and get a more lengthy sentence that he deserves.

Teens pimped out for weed on Backpage

Baymon and Barnes

Baymon and Barnes

St. Paul men accused of prostituting 2 teen girls:

25-year-old Giorgio J. Baymon and 24-year-old Brandon D. Barnes, both of St. Paul, were arrested for allegedly pimping out two underage girls in nearby Eagan, Minnesota on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com.

The pair allegedly picked up a 17-year-old girl from her high school and took her to an Eagan motel with a 15-year-old runaway. There they met with some johns from Backpage. Friends of the enterprising pimps were allowed to trade weed for use of the girls. So these girls are someone’s daughters who are being violated in exchange for some blunts.

This is what our society has been reduced to, selling children into sex for drugs while so-called defenders of freedom say that this is a free speech issue for VVM. As I’ve said before the 13th Amendment shouldn’t be sacrificed for the First.

UPDATE 10/14/12: Baymon has pleaded guilty and is looking at 14 years. Once again not enough time for a slave trader.

UPDATE 4/26/2013: Barnes was sentenced to 10 years today and Baymon was sentenced to 14 back in January.

Craigslist rapist uses real estate section to find victims

Roger Allen Stulce, Jr.

Roger Allen Stulce, Jr.

Police: Man lured victims with Craigslist ad:

Police: Alleged Rapist Targeted Victims on Craigslist:

Police: Craigslist predator lured women with ads promising work, housing:

Police in McKinney, Texas arrested 40-year-old Roger Allen Stulce Jr. for allegedly raping two women he met through craigslist. He didn’t meet them through the personals or casual encounters section either. He met them through an ad police say he posted for subleasing his apartment.

The ad allegedly said that someone could stay there free of charge if “they are willing to help me out with my needs.” Ladies, let me give you a word of advice. When a guy, especially in craigslist, is talking about his needs he means his penis needs.

Stulce has a criminal record including solicitation for prostitution and a similar unnamed charge in California.

McKinney police are asking anyone who responded to one of these Craigslist ads to please contact Cpl. Matt Baxter at 972-547-2773.

Further proof that not only is craigslist in desperate need of moderation but that no section of craigslist can be considered safe.

UPDATE 7/29/2012: More women are coming forward claiming that they were raped by Stulce, one of them being his ex-wife.