You know, I’m not a big fan of Facebook. I’m tired of all the political arguing, the overt racism, and overall ignorance of a ton of people on it. However, it has been known to expose child abusers in our midst as many of them are stupid enough to post their abuse on Facebook thinking it’s normal behavior.
For example, take 33-year-old Alex J. Harrison of Ferriday, Louisiana. He’s accused of allegedly beating a 14 or 15-year-old girl and then shaving her head bald, all because she installed Snapchat on her phone. Harrison is then said to have posted a video of the abuse on Facebook for the world to see.
At the beginning of the footage, he said: ‘She wanna be grown, she getting her a** whooped n her hair bald. School is for work not f****** Snapchat. She ain’t got no business with no damn snap anyway. Stay tuned.’
He then reportedly whipped the girl with a belt around 50 times while verbally abusing her. After which he sat her down in a chair and shaved her head bald.
‘This is what it means to be grown,’ he said.
This isn’t discipline. This is outright child abuse. This is what they do in prison camps under totalitarian regimes. You know what else being grown means? Being able to have a rational discussion with your child about social media without resorting to something out of V for Vendetta. I totally understand not wanting to have your kid on something like Snapchat. That’s your prerogative, but instead of violently whipping a girl who can’t defend herself, how about being a real man and handling it in such a way that doesn’t result in child abuse, bloodshed, and worldwide humiliation. This isn’t even taking into account that this fool is a damn hypocrite for posting a video on Facebook that I’m sure is a thousand times worse than anything the girl posted on Snapchat.
Facebook states that if you see a child being abused on Facebook to call police and report the video or photos to them.
22-year-old Austin Rashaad Norwood of Walker, Louisiana, was shot and killed in Baton Rouge after going to sell a cell phone he posted online. To the best of my knowledge, it has not been made public which site or app Mr. Norwood used. Mr. Norwood and his cousin went to an apartment complex to sell the phone. Instead, at least 11 bullets ripped through the car striking both men in what police believe was a robbery attempt. As of yesterday, no suspects have been apprehended. Mr. Norwood was said to have been an honor student with no criminal record and an aspiring music producer. Another life full of potential snuffed out just because some street trash wanted to make a few quick bucks.
No matter what platform you use, if it requires face to face meetings, insist on meeting at a local police station. If they say they can’t, don’t go. If any red flag presents itself, listen to your gut. It’s not worth losing your life over. You may also want to consider just posting your item on eBay. That way, all you have to do is take it to the post office. Although, eBay presents its own set of problems, but none are as dangerous as murder.
Police are asking anyone for information about the shooting.
Anyone with information about this shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
For the next story we stay in Baton Rouge where 25-year-old Matthew Chaney Walker is accused of allegedly using Kik to convince girls from ages 8 to 14, yes, that’s an eight, to send them explicit pictures of themselves then would extort them for more. No eight-year-old needs to be on Kik just for this very reason and if I’m not mistaken their terms of service say that you must be at least 13 which is still a questionable age for this app.
While your kids may think that Kik is just a messaging app used to talk to their friends it is also a known tool for pedophiles and sex offenders to gain access to your kids. Again I implore you to make sure you know what apps your kids are using and who’s in their friends list.
UPDATE 1/9/2016: Matthew Chaney Walker pleaded guilty to extortion, production of child pornography and receipt of child pornography. He’s looking at 30 years when sentenced.
I don’t mean to sensationalize this story but sometimes graphic details need to be posted to show how serious of a crime this really is. I’ll put it behind the cut just in case you don’t feel the need to read it.
An 11-year-old boy recently ran away from his home in Plain Dealing, Louisiana. He was gone for 25 hours before police found him relatively unharmed. I say relatively because the boy was said to have excessive bruising on his body. As it turned out the boy told police that his father and step-mother were physically abusive to him. DCFS further investigated and 43-year-old Ernest W. Bell III and 30-year-old Kristen M. Downs were charged with child abuse. They were also booked on drug and weapons charges as investigators found weed and guns in the home. The pair are said to have admitted smoking weed in front of the victim. They were also allegedly home-schooling the boy even though they did not register with the state.
This makes me wonder what percentage of runaways were victims of child abuse. When I was a teenager I was very tempted to run away. While my dad wasn’t physically abusive to me or my brother he was extremely verbally abusive to us and was physically abusive to my mom. It was very tempting for me to run away. The only thing that stopped was fear. I knew what happened to kids on the street even at that young age. I thought it was better to stay with the devil I know than the devil I don’t. Obviously that danger doesn’t stop a lot of runaways as they may have no other choice. In too many instances it may be a life or death situation.
My point is that the plight of runaway kids is just another byproduct of child abuse. We view child abuse as such an archaic and brutal practice that you think it would be on the decline yet we still can’t escape it.
If you are a runaway in need of help you can call the National Runaway Safeline at 1-800-RUNAWAY (1-800-786-2929) or visit their website.
Usually when there’s a story about a Breeder injecting their kids with some foreign substance it entails Munchhausen By Proxy syndrome. Not this time. In this instance the sole purpose of the injection was to kill.
17-month-old Lucas Ruiz of Belle Chase, Louisiana, was born with Down’s Syndrome and three holes in his heart. I can only imagine the emotional and financial strain that has to put on a family. It seems that Lucas’ Breeders wanted nothing to do with that strain. Lucas’ incubator, 20-year-old Erika Wigstrom, has been arrested in the alleged poisoning death of her son. Wigstrom is accused of injecting an alcohol based hand sanitizer into Lucas. She calls it a mercy killing and investigators say that she has no remorse. Allegedly it was not the first time she tried to kill him. Police are also saying that Wigstrom has confessed of giving Lucas perfume in order to try to kill him. But wait, there’s more.
Lucas’ sperm donor, 20-year-old Cesar Ruiz, is already in jail for allegedly pouring run into his son’s feeding tube while Lucas was in the hospital in 2012 which was also featured on this site. Lucas was only two-months-old at the time.
Maybe after two attempts at trying to kill your son God/The Universe/Fate/etc. is trying to tell you something. Something like this child needs his parents to love and provide for him no matter what ailments he may have.
Wigstrom is calling this a mercy killing. There was no mercy here, only arrogance. There are certain medical instances where a mercy killing may be applicable. This was not one of them.
She has been charged with capital murder and can be eligible for the death penalty. Hopefully if she does get the death penalty ‘they’ll’ use one of those lethal injection drugs that cause convicts to burst into flames.
Police in New Orleans recently arrested 33-year-old Sean Geagan for allegedly having sex (child rape) with a 16-year-old boy that he met on craigslist. The twist on this story is that the victim was the one who posted the ad. This is your fairly graphic warning. The ad read…
“Young white boy wants to suck you off – m4m – 18 (Metairie).”
When the victim told Geagan that he was actually 16 Geagan is reported to have replied “age did not matter.” Ah yes, the mantra of the child predator and pedo defenders everywhere. The age of consent in Louisiana is 17 by the way.
Geagan was busted when the victim’s mother found e-mail exchanges between Geagan and the victim.
While this mother did the right thing unfortunately she was not quick enough. I’m not blaming the mother as I’m sure she’s coping with this herself. It doesn’t matter if your son or daughter is gay, straight or bisexual. They have absolutely no reason to be on craigslist ever. It is rife with predators like this who are looking to make easy prey of your kids. The victim in this case is very luckily to have not found himself in some form of bodily harm. Keep tabs on your kids’ internet activities. Here’s a CNET article that can get you started.
And don’t expect craigslist to do anything about keeping your kids off their site. They don’t care. As I am fond of saying to parents you are the only line of defense between your kids and online sexual predators.
2-month-old Lucas Ruiz was admitted to the hospital back in October for a breathing problem which doctors attributed to an undisclosed illness. He was set to have surgery but his 19-year-old sperm donor, Cesar Ruiz of Belle Chasse, Louisiana, had a different way of trying to treat his son.
Ruiz has allegedly confessed to taking one of his son’s feeding tubes home, filling it with rum, then giving it to his son at the hospital. Did I mention that his son is TWO-MONTHS-OLD? The baby ended up having a BAC of .289. The alcohol caused the baby to go into seizures.
Ruiz said that he was trying to keep his son from suffering but didn’t mean to kill him. Uh-huh. To me this sounds like one of two things. He either didn’t want the kid and thought that this could be his way out of it or he has Munchausen by proxy. Since MBP is rare but not unheard of with men I’m going to guess the former.
Alcohol doesn’t solve everything assmunch. He should be injected with grain alcohol until his internal organs burst.
Previously I’ve posted about the state of Louisiana passing a law I call The Dumbfish Law. The law basically banned from registered sex offenders from being on Facebook or any other kind of social networking site. I call it the dumbfish law because anyone caught by it is kind of like a dumb fish that jumps into a fisherman’s boat. North Carolina has had this law on the books for some years now and has caught a number of dumbfish.
The law was struck down as being unconstitutional for being too vague in what it considers a social network. So rather than tightening up that law the state of Louisiana has come up with an even dumber law. The new law states that any registered sex offender has to disclose their sex offender status on their Facebook, or whatever, profile, disclose the crime and their home address. Now Citizen Off The Street may think that this is a good law but I’m going to tell you why it sucks.
First off, much like the original, Dumbfish Law it doesn’t stop sex offenders for creating profiles with aliases, Secondly even if a sex offender does put all his information on his Facebook profile there are still people and children out there gullible enough to believe any cock and bull story that’s handed to them. Hell, we’ve seen it here on this site multiple times. Lastly it does nothing to prevent the unregistered predators from looking for victims on social sites. Not to mention that I doubt Facebook is going to acquiesce to having a new status of sex offender added to their site. That wouldn’t be abused at all.
You want to keep Facebook and other social sites free from predators? Keep them in jail until they’re too frail and feeble to even use a computer.
Last summer the state of Louisiana passed a law that would ban sex offenders from social networking sites if their crimes involved children. I call it the Dumbfish law because there is so many ways to circumvent such a ban only an idiot would be caught by this law. Much akin to a dumb fish jumping into a fisherman’s boat. Now that law has been thrown out by a federal court.
A federal judge ruled that the law was too broad and could keep sex offenders from even using Louisiana’s state website. The ACLU, representing two sex offenders naturally, argued that sex offenders could be kept off any site that required a user login and password.
I’m here to help the state of Louisiana to get a new law passed. The solution is simple really. Talk to the legislature of North Carolina. North Carolina invented the Dumbfish law. As a matter of fact here in the Tarheel State it’s illegal for any sex offender to be on nay social networking site and as far as my memory serves me it has withstood legal challenges. Not to mention that North Carolina has caught its fair share of Dumbfish in its net with this law.
But as I’ve said before while the law may catch the occasional dumb registered sex offender it does nothing to help catch the ones who aren’t registered, the ones who haven’t been caught yet. What we really need is laws that give these creeps real time in prison and not the joke sentences that they’re currently receiving.