More on the Kronan School sword attack

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As I mentioned late in my previous post the attacker’s name has been made public and his name is Anton Lundin Pettersson and if it wasn’t for the fact that he killed two people and injured others his goofball attack would almost seem comical.

Reports state that Pettersson was reciting the infamous line from Empire Strikes Back; “I am your father” while swinging the sword. He was also playing what witnesses described as Halloween music during the attack. This clown sounds more like a basement dwelling chucklehead who wanted to start in his own pathetic movie than a cold-blooded killer but here we are.

Police and media in Sweden have also stated that he espoused nazi ideas on his social media pages. I’ve seen his Facebook and YouTube pages and he seemed more like some dumb kid who was playing at nazi rather than someone who belonged to an actual hate group. However police have said that they found more information in his home that shows more nazi sentiment than just what is on his Facebook page. Not to mention that the killings do appear to be racially motivated. Many witnesses have said that he only attacked non-whites. The school itself is said to have a large percentage of minorities enrolled. The fatalities were 20-year-old teaching assistant Lavin Eskandar, who was trying to protect students, and 15-year-old student Ahmed Hassan who is Somalian.

I also think that besides being a chucklehead who got lucky, so to speak, he was also just another copycat. Something I noticed on his Facebook and Youtube pages is that he was a fan of the band Rammstein. For the uninitiated Rammstein is an industrial/metal band from Germany who are unapologetically German. The majority of their lyrics are even in German. The thing is they are no fan of nazis and have made this clear in the past. However such entitled morons like Eric Harris, Pekka-Eric Auvinen, Eliot Rodger and now this assclown can’t seem to separate Germany from nazis even though all nazi imagery and icons have been made illegal in modern Germany. So I wouldn’t be surprised if he was also a Columbiner. I bet the tumblr girls are already adding him to their scrapbooks. Sadly I’m amazed that this troglodyte could even tie his shoes let alone murder two people. At least the police took him out. One less nazi wannabe in the world.

LASD to stop arresting child prostitutes

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell

Recently Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell has ordered his department to no longer arrest underage prostitutes and that they shouldn’t be referred to as child prostitutes.

“They are child victims and survivors of rape,” McDonnell wrote in a letter to his employees. “We must remember that children cannot consent to sex under any circumstance.”

This is actually kind of a big deal considering the massive amount of square mileage that the LASD has jurisdiction over. Just the unincorporated parts of L.A. County covers 4,083 square miles.

Sheriff McDonnell goes on to say…

McDonnell said that he has instructed his employees to stop using the terms “child prostitute” and “underage prostitution.”

Using those terms, McDonnell said, strips responsibility from the traffickers and the people who pay to have sex with children.

“Buyers,” he said, “should be viewed as child molesters and predators.”

I couldn’t agree more. The only problem is that historically the punishment for the johns hasn’t been harsh enough to effectively curtail the demand. To make this an ideal situation new legislation for increased sentencing would be needed to go along with this much-needed view on the underage victims of sex trafficking.

Thanks to Jade for the tip.

Wisc. craigslist creeper knew 14 would get him 20

Jon Mulder

I really don’t mean to be picking on the upper Midwest today but Minnesota and Wisconsin seem to be producing all the creepers today.

For example, 43-year-old Jon Mulder, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, was recently arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl on craigslist. Police say that Mulder responded to the following ad on the casual encounters section…

“Home BORED!!! – w4m – Lookin for some fun with no judgements. Hit me up for some fun & we can party. :))”

Except the 14-year-old girl was actually La Crosse police. This is where all the cries of entrapment will come up from people who don’t really know the definition of entrapment, but I’ll humor them.

While talking with the girl when the subject of her age was approached Mulder allegedly said…

“Your age could get me 20 years in prison”

So not even close to entrapment.

Minn. craigslist creeper gets only 3 days in jail

Donald Tisdale

I originally posted about 58-year-old Donald Tisdale of Albertville, Minnesota, here. He was arrested earlier this year for soliciting sex from an underage girl on craigslist after posting an ad that said “Who’s playing hooky from school today???” Of course it was law enforcement that was actually responding to the ad.

Back in July, Tisdale was sentenced to only three days in jail and three years probation. The reasoning behind such a light sentence?

“If you don’t have any prior criminal background and you’re into something like this, many times you’ll be cut a break,” said criminal defense attorney Joe Tamburino. “If there was actually a juvenile involved and any type of touching he would be in much more trouble.”

That’s ludicrous. Just because someone doesn’t have a criminal record doesn’t mean this is their first time soliciting sex from kids. Not to mention that we have to wait for one of these scumbags to actually violate a child before they can receive real jail time. These are the kind of criminals that need to be kept behind bars and not on some registry that doesn’t discourage anything. When it comes to sex offenders, especially when children are involved, there should be no deals. I would have no problem paying extra taxes to keep these cretins behind bars longer.

The Washington craigslist killing that isn’t

Christopher Garcia Gonzalez

Christopher Garcia Gonzalez

23-year-old Christopher Garcia Gonzalez has been arrested and charged with the murder of 32-year-old Christopher Davis of Lynwood, Washington. Local media in Washington seems to be implying that there is a craigslist connection to the murder but I disagree.

Davis is said to have taken out an ad on craigslist for what the local media is calling ‘a romantic housekeeping arrangement’ which sounds like a roommate with benefits situation to me. Gonzalez was allegedly being thrown out by Davis after an argument. It’s unknown if that was the motive for the murder but Gonzalez allegedly strangled Davis before stealing his car and fleeing the state. Gonzalez was later captured in California.

The reason I don’t consider this what the media would normally refer to as a ‘craigslist killing’ is because as far as I can tell Gonzalez did not use craigslist specifically to find a murder victim. It sounds like that Gonzalez had been there a while before deciding to murder Davis. A crime like this has happened before in Florida where 24-year-old Latoya Jordan stabbed 53-year-old Daniel Somerson to death. Jordan was living with Somerson for a while after responding to a roommate ad on craigslist. Conversely though, 21-year-old Grant Van Muren killed Charles Clark of Naperville, Illinois, the day he moved in after responding to a craigslist ad. In the case of Clark’s murder it seemed that Van Muren was only searching for a victim and had no intentions of staying.

No disrespect is intended towards Mr. Davis as I hope that his killer is prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Minn. MeetMe molester: “So … what did I drive down here for?”

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27-year-old Alexander S. Nelson, of Minnesota, is accused of allegedly ‘having sex’ with several underage girls (child rape) in Minnesota and Wisconsin. His victims are said to be at least in the double digits. Authorities received a tip from the social networking and hook up site MeetMe that someone was posing as a teen in order to solicit the girls for sex.

One victim from River Falls, Wisconsin, which lies on the border of Minnesota, is said to have snuck Nelson into her home where her mother and grandmother were sleeping. After talking with the girl Nelson allegedly asked the girl “So … what did I drive down here for?” before having sex with her. Classy.

Nelson is said to now be apologetic for his actions…

“He said that he was real sorry about everything, but ‘all of that’ was behind him now,” the complaint states.

Which as you should know by now translates to “I’m sorry I got caught.”

As I’ve said before MeetMe is the heir apparent to MySpace as far as hooking up and sexual predators go. I’ll leave it up to you to decide if your underage kids should be on MeetMe but I wouldn’t recommend it.

New Jersey nazi on the run

Heath Campbell

Heath Campbell

You may remember New Jersey’s Heath Campbell when he made headlines back in 2008 when it was discovered that Campbell and his then-wife Deborah had named their kids after nazi icons. Campbell then had his kids taken away by DYFS on child abuse allegations that may or may not have been related to their unfortunate names. Since that time his then wife has left him and he’s shown up to custody hearings in full nazi regalia.

Now he’s back in the news again and for once it’s not for his choices of baby names. Campbell in on the run from police in Holland Township, New Jersey. He’s wanted on domestic assault charges. I can’t say for certain that this is why he’s being charged but it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if this assclown is a woman-beater.

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office named him fugitive of the week last week and there are several places you vsn provide police with information if you have any about Campbell…

Anyone with information as to any fugitive’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Mike Nugent, Detective Frank Modaffare or Detective Lamont Garnes of The Joint Hunterdon County Fugitive Task Force at 908-788-1129 or the local police department.

Information can also be left at: Crime Stoppers of Hunterdon County.
www.crimestoppershunterdon.com

Report a tip in four ways for cash rewards:
– call the tip line at 1.800.321.0010 (The line has no recording device)
– text HCTIPS plus your tip to: 274637 (CRIMES)
– submit online at www.crimestoppershunterdon.com by clicking on the Submit link to fill out the online form (form also in Espanol)
-download free app “Tipsubmit” by Public Engines; select Hunterdon County, submit your tip.

With any luck he’ll be arrested by a black officer and a Jewish officer and he’ll resist.

UPDATE 3/19/2016: Campbell was taken into custody in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, after being recognized by a tattoo artist he was patronizing. I wonder if he was getting his swastikas covered up or getting new ones.

UPDATE 3/28/2016: Due to being considered an extreme flight risk Campbell has been denied bond.

UPDATE 4/27/2016: Campbell has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. He faces 180 days in jail when sentenced in June. No word on if he had coerced his mein squeeze into trying to drop the domestic violence charges against him.

UPDATE 6/16/2016: Campbell was sentenced this past Monday to 180 days behind bars and two years probation. After he gets out how long do you think it will be before he’s arrested again?

Two dead in sword attack at Swedish school

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A 21-year-old man entered the Kronan School in Trollhattan, Sweden, armed with a sword and killed a 20-year-old teacher and a 17-year-old student. He also wounded two other students before being shot and killed by police. The assailant was wearing a black trench coat, some kind of face mask and what appears to be a WWII era German military helmet or a replica thereof. When he first entered the school some students though it was some kind of prank and posed for pictures with him. His name has not yet been released by authorities in the area. However local journalists found the assailant’s social media accounts which may contain glorification of the nazis and xenophobic rants against Islam and immigration. Police said that the suspect had these beliefs but could not comment on whether or not this was the motive for the attack.

In the past 15 years I’ve been writing about school violence I could probably count on one hand the number of school attacks in Europe. The ones that jump immediately to mind are the 2008 Kauhajoki School shooting in Finland, the 2006 Geschwister Scholl school shooting in Germany, the 2009 Albertville-Realschule school shooting also in Germany, and the 2014 shooting at School No. 263 in Russia. While Europe isn’t immune to such attacks they are nowhere near the scale of how frequently they occur in the US. It feels like the toxic sense of entitlement that most if not all American school shooters have is bleeding over into Europe. No one can deny that school shootings and other attacks of violence at schools are uniquely American and unfortunate our particular brand of cancer is spreading.

Sources:
The Local
BBC
CNN
Mic.com

Thanks to Jade for the tip.

UPDATE: Of course after I hit publish I found out that the suspect’s name has been released and his name is Anton Lundin Pettersson. Too tired to post any more details tonight. More tomorrow.

A postscript to a brutal craigslist rape that’s six years overdue

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Ever since I combined my many websites into the one you see today I’ve been doing a lot of maintenance on the site. I’ve been fixing dead links, broken images and the like. While working on some of the posts from 2009 I came across a story that I remembered vividly. It was the rape of a woman from Kannapolis, North Carolina. If you’ve been following me for any length of time you may know that Kannapolis is not too far from where I live. I was even interviewed by local media when the story first broke. The fact that it was local was not the reason it stands out so vividly for me. Instead it’s because the victim’s rape was solicited by her husband on craigslist. The husband posed as his wife on craigslist posting an ad claiming that she was into rape fantasies and wanted a man to come to her house and rape her. While others like Jebidiah James Stipe and Justin Crawford have committed similar crimes, this was the first instance of what I call rape by proxy on craigslist that I can remember. I never forgot this story because I never found out what became of the husband and the man he convinced to rape his wife.

The husband’s name was never made public to my knowledge in order to protect the identity of the victim. The actual rapist was a man by the name of Rodney Liverman. It bothered me that news of their convictions or sentencing were never made public. Not in the “I need to know because I’m a faux-journalist” kind of way but I couldn’t stop this gnawing feeling of curiosity for the outcome. I really wanted to know if justice was served and this feeling of not knowing has eaten at me for the past 6 years. So when I came across the story again while doing site maintenance I decided to finally find the answer once and for all. Fortunately, I actually know the name of the victim’s husband. I’m not bragging, it was sent to me by a tipster shortly after the crime happened. However, I have not made his name public in respect to the victim, and if she’s out there reading this please believe me when I say no disrespect to you is ever intended.

Anyway long story even longer I was able to find his information on his status. In 2011 he was convicted and was sentence to 32 1/2 years behind bars with a minimum of 25 years. I’m going to refrain from posting any information about him to avoid any connection to the victim. However I can provide a link to what happened to the actual rapist. Rodney Liverman was sentenced to 18 years with a minimum of 14 1/2 years.

Neither of these sentences seem long enough for the heinous crime they perpetrated but I am glad that it’s not a slap on the wrist. I also hope that the sentences were long enough for the victim to find some kind of solace.