Once again, even criminals aren’t safe when using craigslist. In Austin, Texas, 26-year-old Cutberto Moran-Ayala was killed in a shootout with three men from Chicago. Moran-Ayala advertised weed for sale on craigslist and when he arrived for the sale he was greeted by 22-year-old Savon Galloway who allegedly stuck a gun in the dealer’s face. The two exchanged fire along with 22-year-old Akeem Bradford who was with Galloway. Also arrested was 19-year-old Christopher Hamilton. All three have been charged with capital murder. Considering this is Texas we’re talking about, capital murder charges often lead to capital punishment.
No honor among thieves and dealers, I guess.
Maybe if craigslist actually moderated their ads, maybe Moran-Ayala would still be alive. While illegal activity may attract other illegal activity, very few people deserve to be gunned down like that.
…photos of the victim; victim’s home address; description of the victim’s car; the victim’s work hours; information about when the victim’s boyfriend is leaving town; and a statement that said, “She lives alone. Great Body. Very much a good girl mentality. Should be a lot of fun.”
Thankfully, the second person went to authorities with the information that he had and police were able to determine that the man requesting the rape was Mallon. The victim told police that Mallon was related to her and was around him on a regular basis. No word on if that relation was through marriage or blood.
When Mallon was confronted with what information police had he reportedly said that the whole plot was just a fantasy.
Mallon allegedly told police that he wouldn’t hurt the victim. He further stated that he would have stopped the rape from happening by telling the other person the victim’s address was fake, according to APD.
Oh, is that the case? Then we’re sorry to have taken up your time sir, you’re free to go, which is what Mallon probably imagined what police were going to say after telling them that reason they they’ve never heard before.
Guys like Mallon make up way too many users in places like Kik and Omegle. If you don’t want your kids conversing with would-be rapists, you may want to keep an eye on their app and internet use.
A 16-year-old girl responded to the ad and is even said to have told Rube her real age. Sadly this was not an undercover detective but an actual girl who Rube allegedly had sexual contact with. The girl’s mother discovered the e-mails between Rube and the victim.
Since when is 16-years-old considered ‘adult’? This also shows that kids are on craigslist despite what the creeper defenders say.
It seems that the collective internet has their trusses in a bunch again over a so-called violation of freedom of speech. 19-year-old Justin Carter was arrested back in February for allegedly posting a threatening statement on Facebook.
Carter is a gamer from Texas who was participating in a flamewar with other gamers when someone said to him…
‘Oh you’re insane, you’re crazy, you’re messed up in the head,’
To which Carter allegedly replied…
‘Oh yeah, I’m real messed up in the head, I’m going to go shoot up a school full of kids and eat their still, beating hearts,’ and the next two lines were lol and jk
Carter has been in jail since March since his family can not raise bail and he’s been placed on suicide watch.
As usual as both sides play hysterics the truth should lie somewhere in the middle. Being the grim spectre of truth that I am I’m here to lay it out for you.
First off threats are not protected by the First Amendment no matter how many lols and j/ks you put in front of it. In this day and age since Columbine and most recently Sandy Hook these types of statements posted on the internet should be taken seriously. Should Carter have been arrested? Absolutely.
On the other hand Carter is looking at 8 years behind bars. Why? Historically these kinds of threats usually carry a fine and probation. When the police investigated did they find any weapons? Did they find any ongoing plans to attack any school? No, they didn’t.
Now I’m not saying that he shouldn’t be held responsible for his actions. This kid did something dangerously stupid and will have the rest of his life to reflect on that but if the local Texas authorities want to save face reduce his charges, reduce his bond to something reasonable, and cut him loose.
Also parents you should use this as a lesson to teach your kids that it matters what they say online even if they are j/k.
Police in Austin, Texas arrested 39-year-old Richard Raymond Kaiser of Sachse, Texas for allegedly trying to solicit minors for sex on craigslist.
Police say that Kaiser placed an ad entitled “Dom Dad for boi” and that he was in the Austin area for a home school field trip. That makes me shudder to think that there might be children under his frequent supervision. Investigators posed as a 13-year-old boy in responding to his ad and arrested Kaiser when he showed up to the meeting place.
More than likely Kaiser’s ad was either in the personals or casual encounters section which once again I say are in desperate need of moderation. If a site like Facebook can moderate for content I don’t see why craigslist can’t.
This past week Nathaniel Edwin Briscoe was convicted in the Austin, Texas murder of craigslist prostitute Amy Elizabeth Dickey and sentenced to life in prison. It’s a shame he didn’t get the death penalty.
Briscoe strangled Dickey using his bare hands and choking her for five minutes after ordering her services off of craigslist.
With the closing of adult/erotic services worldwide just think how many murders will be prevented. Then think how many could have been prevented if craigslist closed it down sooner or never opened one in the first place.
I originally posted about this murder in May of 2009. At the time I suspected that there was a craigslist connection however there was no definitive information about the craigslist connection at the time but it was such a disturbing crime to me I posted about it at one of my other blogs. Here’s my post from at that time.
Crazy Joe up there is 29-year-old Nathaniel Edwin Briscoe of Austin, TX. He’s been charged in the murder of Austin call girl Amy Elizabeth Dickey, 28. Allegedly Briscoe contacted her online for her services. He paid her $150 for sex. Then it’s believed that Briscoe strangled her to death. Can’t really call him another ‘craigslist killer’ yet because it has not been released what online venue he used. He then dumped her body in a wooded area. Her body was found on Thursday and police were able to track down Briscoe through her cell phone.
As it turns out there was a craigslist connection. Briscoe allegedly knew Dickey from his job at a head shop but ordered Dickey’s services through craigslist. More than likely from the adult services section while it was still open.
But again since this happened in Texas and not in Boston or New York it’s not national news along with the other craigslist murders except two.
Again this was a murder that craigslist could have prevented if they closed the adult services section sooner.
24-year-old Jose Linares of Austin, Texas was arrested for the rape of a woman that he met on MySpace. Linares used the alias of Leopoldo Enamorado on the social networking site.
The victim met Linares at a hotel but protested the thought of getting a room. Linares is said to have gotten her in his car to talk but by talking he must have meant rape.
Ok, the internet has been around for how long now and we still have people going on anonymous internet hook ups? While Linares is definitely the villain in this story people still need to practice common sense when it comes to meeting people from online venues.
Meanwhile, while craigslist is getting pounded by the collective Attorneys General, Village Voice Media owned Backpage.com still escapes their wrath. Even with stories like this.
Linc and Julie over there (now I am really dating myself) are 35-year-old Quincy Gholar and 22-year-old Jennifer Russell. They were arrested in Austin, Texas for prostituting a 16-year-old girl from Mexico.
Yet I doubt a lot of AG’s even know what backpage is unless they utilize their services if you know what I mean. Or maybe because the soccer moms haven’t heard of backpage yet so the AGs really don’t have to do anything about it until voters know about it. Or maybe it’s because there has been no ‘Backpage killer’ yet like there was with craigslist.
Which ever it is the AGs collectively have their thumbs up their collective asses general.
I’m really not trying to pick on Austin but it seems to be your turn in the barrel as it were.
38-year-old Hong Yan Li of Austin has been arrested on charges of running a prostitution ring and is believed to have been using women from Asia that were in the country illegally. It’s alleged that in the past 6 years Li raked in over $500K on the backs of the women she’s believed to have brought into the country. She ran ads for her ‘businesses’ on craigslist and the local alt weekly the Austin Chronicle.
Not only does craigslist need to clean up its act as far as their erotic/adult services go but so do the alt weeklies in this country. You would think the papers that are most sympathetic to the plight of women forced into the sex trade wouldn’t allow ads for prostitution yet they do.
Now back to putting this story to the test. Consenting adults? I doubt that a lot of the girls brought into the country were happy with their new working conditions. Victimless? Not at all. Human trafficking is filled with nothing but victims. Would this go on if prostitution was legalized? You bet you’re ass it would. Probably even more so.