Is a 16-year-old girl’s life worth just $250?

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Posted by on May 13, 2018
Is a 16-year-old girl's life worth just $250?
Charles McFee

Previously, I’ve discussed the murder of Desiree Robinson before. She was the 16-year-old girl who was being prostituted on Backpage in the Chicago area. On Christmas Eve of 2016, when 32-year-old Antonio Rosales couldn’t pay her, he allegedly brutally murdered her instead. Her alleged pimp tried to get other women to work for him and reportedly said: “Now that she’s gone, I got no money coming in.” Now, the man who recruited Desiree for her pimp testified in court to how little Desiree’s life was worth to those who were trafficking her.

Back in April, 26-year-old Charles McFee pleaded guilty in federal court to one count of sex trafficking conspiracy for recruiting Desiree into prostitution. McFee expected to get a $250 ‘finder’s fee’ after ‘giving’ Desiree to her alleged pimp, Joseph Hazley. Hazley is still awaiting trial on human trafficking charges for prostituting Desiree on Backpage. In exchange for a lighter sentence, McFee is expected to testify against Hazley.

When people ask why we need legislation like FOSTA and SESTA, Desiree’s story should be the answer why, and her story is only one among multitudes of women and children who have been bought and sold like so much merchandise on Backpage. Not only do websites that facilitate human trafficking need to be held responsible for deaths like Desiree’s, but a message also needs to be sent to every would-be pimp and trafficker who thinks they can make some quick money by selling people into sexual slavery.

Death penalty sought for Erica Parsons’ adoptive father

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Posted by on May 6, 2018
Death penalty sought for Erica Parsons' adoptive father
Sandy Parsons

For those of you who may be unfamiliar with the story of Erica Parsons, you can read all about it here. However, to sum up, Erica was 13 in 2011 when she went missing from her home in Salisbury, North Carolina. She wasn’t reported missing until 2013. Her adoptive parents, Casey and Sandy Parsons, continued to collect Erica’s government benefits while she was missing. Casey Parsons claimed Erica went to live with her biological grandmother ‘Nan’ who didn’t actually exist. The couple was eventually sent to prison for fraud but in 2016, Sandy Parsons led authorities to Erica’s remains. Both Parsonses have been charged with Erica’s murder.

Erica

In my last post about Erica, I lamented that since North Carolina hasn’t executed anyone in 12 years, it’s doubtful either of the Parsonses would receive the death penalty. However, back in the beginning of April, Rowan County prosecutors stated they will seek the death penalty against Erica’s adoptive father, Sandy Parsons.

While he certainly deserves it for the amount of abuse and violence he allegedly inflicted on Erica, I would imagine that prosecutors are hoping for a guilty plea from Sandy Parsons in exchange for a life sentence. So far, even a month later, no deal has been made. I still think a death sentence would be hard to obtain since Erica’s autopsy couldn’t discern an exact cause of death outside of “homicidal violence of undetermined means.”

Grisly details released in Oklahoma craigslist killing

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Posted by on May 6, 2018
Grisly details released in Oklahoma craigslist killing
Baker and Garcia-Boettler

I initially posted about the murders of Alize Smith and Jarron Moreland here. Back in April, the two 21-year-olds from Moore, Oklahoma, were shot and killed during a craigslist gun sale gone wrong. Their bodies were found days later, weighted down in a pond. 22-year-old Kevin Garcia-Boettler and 43-year-old Johnny Barker were charged with their murders. Also charged was Garcia-Boettler’s 16-year-old brother who has now been identified as Brett Boettler who has been charged as an adult. 40-year-old Crystal Rachelle Boettler, the mother of the two brothers, has been charged as an accessory after the fact.

After allegedly shooting the two victims in their van, the Boettler brothers took their victims to their mom’s home where Barker, Mrs. Boettler’s boyfriend, is said to have helped the brothers dispose of the bodies. Reports are also now saying that Smith’s and Moreland’s bodies were dismembered before being thrown into the pond.

According to court documents, detectives found the White Chrysler Town and Country van which was seen during the shooting, at the Boettler home.

After looking inside, they found “cleaning products and a power washer around the vehicle,” “dried blood spatter on the ceiling of the van” and “a bucket of water with a chainsaw bar inside and soaking in the water along with several jigsaw blades.”

Again, all this senseless violence could have been prevented if craigslist had only moderated their own site for illegal gun sales. Selling firearms is against their terms of service, but they refuse to enforce it.

(Sources)
KFOR
KOCO
OKC Fox

Pa. exchange student built gun from parts

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Posted by on May 6, 2018
Pa. exchange student built gun from parts
Some of the evidence seized in alleged Monsignor Bonner High plot

Back in March, here we are again, 18-year-old Taiwanese exchange student An Tso Sun was arrested for allegedly plotting a school against Monsignor Bonner High School outside of Philadelphia. When he was initially arrested, police in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, say they had found a ski mask, a crossbow, a tactical vest, a few thousand rounds of various types of ammunition and a garrote. They then later announced that they had found a 9mm semi-automatic pistol that Sun had allegedly built from parts that he purchased separately. We’ll get to that in a moment.

Sun allegedly told a classmate he planned to shoot up the school on May 1st and warned the student not to come to school that day. There is also a video of someone said to be Sun using a flamethrower, that I can only imagine was probably homemade. Sun’s attorney is claiming Sun is unfamiliar with our strange American ways and this was only intended as a joke and his client has an interest in law enforcement. If he’s so unfamiliar with our ways, then why is he using the most common excuse plotters give when they’re caught? It also turns out Sun’s mother is some kind of celebrity in Taiwan and has said her son made the threat as a joke and the gun police found was only a prop. Well, it’s nice to see that ‘Not My Kid Syndrome’ isn’t exclusively American.

Now getting back to the gun, in my opinion, his willingness to assemble a gun from parts shows his willingness and methodical dedication to committing a school shooting. However, this is not a new way to obtain a gun while circumventing background checks. According to this post from a criminal defense website, ghost guns can be made with untraceable parts if you know where to get them. If I had to hazard a guess where Sun may have gotten the majority of his parts I would probably say that it was Armslist, the so-called craigslist of guns. Again, you can read more about Armslist here.

If the fact that an 18-year-old non-citizen can fashion a gun in such a manner that it flies totally under the radar doesn’t make you realize the gun laws in our country are severely lacking, then you’re not paying close enough attention.

(Sources)
Action News
CBS Philly
Taiwan News
DelCo Daily Times
Washington Post

Ga. highway gunman idolized Parkland shooter

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Posted by on May 6, 2018

Ga. highway gunman idolized Parkland shooter

I don’t know how this didn’t make bigger headlines. I didn’t hear about this story until late Saturday and only because of its connection to the Parkland school shooting.

Anyway, on Friday, 26-year-old Rex Whitmire Harbour used a 9mm handgun to shoot at random commuters on Georgia Highway 365 in Hall County, Georgia. Harbour took the coward’s way out by way of a self-inflicted gunshot after a short chase by police. Police were said to have found three 9mm handguns, a 12-gauge shotgun, a BB-gun, and 3,000 rounds of ammunition in Harbour’s car. Three people were injured, two with gunshot wounds. Thankfully, no one received any life-threatening injuries.

The reason this came across my radar is that Harbour was a fan of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooter Nikolas Cruz. When police searched Harbour’s home, where he lived with his parents I might add, they found the almost prerequisite hate-filled journal where Harbour called Cruz a hero and wrote that Cruz gave Harbour “courage and confidence.” I’m pretty sure he got those words mixed up with crazy and cowardice. No word on if Harbour’s parents knew anything about their son’s obvious mental issues. Also, I haven’t seen how Harbour obtained his guns but considering it’s Georgia, I doubt he had a hard time getting his hands on them. Second Amendment y’all.

This is why I say people who exhibit some kind of hero worship toward killers and mass murderers should have close eyes kept on them. This kind of behavior is in no way beneficial to anyone and should be treated as a sign of a dangerous mental illness.

(Sources)

FOX 5 Atlanta
FOX 5 Atlanta
USA Today

Parkland school shooter getting fan mail

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Posted by on May 4, 2018

Parkland school shooter getting fan mail

This is a story from March that I had hoped to finish before the end of April but here we are.

You know, after 18 years of dealing with Columbiners, Holmies, and Chupacabras, you’d think I wouldn’t be surprised when some mass murdering reprobate attracts a cult following, yet here we are.

The inhuman scumbag known as Nikolas Cruz, who killed 17 victims at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is being sent fan mail and love letters in jail. I thought due to the fact that he killed so many innocent victims, and looks like a rat-faced weasel, that he wouldn’t attract that many murder groupies. I was wrong.

On March 15, a person who identified themselves as an 18-year-old woman from Texas wrote: “When I saw your picture on the television, something attracted me to you.”

“Your eyes are beautiful and the freckles on your face make you so handsome.”

Another woman sent Cruz nine suggestive photos, the newspaper reported.

One woman recently solicited pictures to make a collage to send Cruz.

“I want him to see how many people love and care for him and all the beautiful faces,” she wrote, according to the Sentinel.

I’m sure that’s just the tip of the crazy iceberg. He has also reportedly been sent photos of some of his female fans in various states of undress. Thankfully, the jail has not been allowing Cruz to see his fan mail.

I wonder what they’re calling themselves since every congregation of murder groupies needs to have a name nowadays. I would imagine Cruzers would be too obvious. Then again most of these lovesick loons lack the creative imagination to come up with anything else.

If your son or daughter is one of these Cruz fans, seek help for them immediately. This may not be just a phase as I have witnessed full-grown adults who indulge in this behavior. Once again, I’m reminded of the woman with a family who many years ago posted on a columbiner forum about having Dylan Klebold’s ghost babies. Again, I wish I was making that up. There’s also the copycat syndrome to consider as many of today’s school shooters, and would-be school shooters, were fans of school shooters that came before them.

Parkland shooter’s brother released from jail again

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Posted by on May 4, 2018
Parkland shooter's brother released from jail again
Zachary Cruz

In my previous post about Zachary Cruz, the brother of mass murdering troglodyte Nikolas Cruz, I had hoped that his latest probation violation would have kept him in jail for at least six months. Zachary Cruz was sentenced to six months probation after being caught trespassing in March on the grounds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High where his brother killed 17 victims. He reportedly claimed he went to the school to ‘take it all in’. During his first trip to jail, he is said to have bragged about how many girls he and his brother would get since they were ‘famous’.

Instead of being jailed for six months, Zachary Cruz was only jailed for three days as he was released from jail yesterday.

Broward County Judge Melinda Kirsch Brown gave him a gentle warning. “Please do what you know is right and make wise choices,” she said during a brief hearing on Thursday afternoon.

The younger Cruz brother is a ticking time bomb and a judge is just going to give him a pat on the head and release him back to the streets? I wonder if his release has anything to do with a lawsuit a civil rights group has filed on behalf of Zachary Cruz. The group claims Cruz is being ‘harassed’ by law enforcement. Maybe if he wasn’t trying to capitalize on the number of bodies left in his brother’s wake, then the police wouldn’t have a reason to ‘harass’ him.

UPDATE 5/12/2018: Congratulations Virginia. The courts have allowed Zachary Cruz to move to your state. Maybe he can hang out with Kenny Bartley.

West Liberty-Salem High gunman sentenced

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Posted by on May 2, 2018

West Liberty-Salem High gunman sentenced

Back in January of 2017, 17-year-old Ely Ray Serna entered West Liberty-Salem High School in West Liberty, Ohio, armed with a shotgun. Serna ended up shooting 16-year-old Logan Cole in the chest. Cole required extensive surgeries and had a shotgun pellet lodged near his heart. Thankfully, Logan Cole survived his injuries.

Serna was charged as an adult and was expected to go to trial, however, back in early April of this year, Serna pleaded guilty to attempted murder, felonious assault and inducing panic. Earlier today, Serna was sentenced to 23 1/2 years behind bars.

When asked by the sentencing judge if there was any reason behind the shooting Serna was said to have replied, “I can’t say I was angry about anybody or anything, I didn’t have anybody targeted.” I doubt that’s true at all. No one goes into a school and shoots someone in the chest with a shotgun unless they were angry or deranged. My guess is, after shooting Cole in the chest, Serna lost his nerve, even offering Cole the shotgun and asking Cole to shoot him. If anything, Serna was probably just another copycat looking to be ‘famous’. The problem with so many copycats is their names tend to be forgotten. For every Adam Lanza or Eric Harris, there are several Ely Sernas whose names will be forgotten over time, as they should be.

Parkland shooter’s brother back in jail

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Posted by on May 2, 2018
Parkland brother's shooter back in jail
Zachary Cruz

In my previous post, I detailed the incidents that led Zachary Cruz to jail and then probation. To sum up, Cruz, the brother of mass-murdering cretin Nikolas Cruz, was arrested for trespassing at the same school where his brother killed 17 people in Parkland, Florida. His reason for being at the school was to ‘take it in’ as he put it. While in jail he bragged about how famous his brother was. Zachary Cruz was released on six months probation after pleading guilty to trespassing.

Tuesday, Zachary Cruz was arrested again. This time for violating his probation. Not only was he allegedly caught driving without a valid license, but police also say that he was within 25 feet of a high school in Lake Worth, Florida.

So far, no reason has been given as to why Cruz was at the school this past weekend, but if I had to hazard a guess, it feels like he really wants to cash in on his brother’s reputation and obviously not in a good way. Hopefully, he’ll have at least a six-month timeout where investigators can get a better handle on his machinations.

Parkland shooter’s brother arrested back in March for trespassing on school grounds

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Posted by on April 24, 2018
Parkland shooter's bother arrested in March for trespassing on school grounds
Zachary Cruz

Next on the ‘Back in March’ series…

18-year-old Zachary Cruz is the brother of Nikolas Cruz, the mass-murdering assclown responsible for the 17 deaths at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Apparently, Zachary Cruz was so into what his brother did he thought it would be a great idea to go visit the school, in his words, to “soak it in.” Cruz was booked into the Broward Sheriff’s Office jail back in mid-March, and his bond was initially set at $25. You’re reading that correctly, twenty-five dollars.

Once in jail, Zachary Cruz allegedly bragged to the other prisoners about how many girls they could get thanks to his brother’s infamy.

“There is discussion of starting some sort of pen pal or fan club and how many girls he is capable of attracting, referring to his brother Nikolas.”

I’ll be addressing that particular issue soon. But getting back to the matter at hand, Zachary Cruz’s bond was raised to $500,000, a more appropriate amount if you ask me, but I digress. Zachary Cruz’s attorney claimed the bail was set unfairly due to who his brother is. Doesn’t seem unfair to me since he was hanging around the same school where his brother gunned down 17 people in cold blood just to ‘take it all in’.

Zachary Cruz pleaded no contest to trespassing and only received six months probation, so sleep well, Broward County.