“Gosh, it’s kind of strange to think it could happen here. These things just don’t happen in Berkley. I am glad they were able to deal with it quickly,”
As I’ve said before there were a lot of towns that though it couldn’t happen there. Towns like Littleton, Red Lake, Newtown, Paducah and Jonesboro just to name a few. While these towns and cities are infamous now they’ve never been bustling metropolises.
I’m not saying that every small town is destined to have a school shooting but if you think it can’t happen where you live you’re just fooling yourself.
First off I think I speak for all vapers and retailers when I say no one is saying that vaporizers and e-cigs should be sold to anyone under 18. I don’t know why policy makers are making a big deal of this other than the fact it makes them look like they’re fixing a problem that doesn’t exist.
That’s why Michigan Rep. Gail Haines is trying to get a law passed that would ban the sale of the electronic smoking devices to teens. She said they contain nicotine and, therefore, should fall into the already prohibited sale of tobacco products to youth under 18.
“Nicotine is nicotine,” said the Republican lawmaker.
I think she went to No Shit Sherlock University. What she said is pretty inoffensive but what comes next scares me.
There’s also an increase in people using e-cigarettes to smoke other substances, such as hash (marijuana) oil inserted in the cartridges, said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.
“(Narcotics officers) are seeing more of it in raids and on tables,” during raids, Bouchard said. “You could walk through a mall smoking one (with hash oil) and no one would know.”
Granted that weed vaporizers and nicotine vaporizers look the same the two are not interchangeable. You can’t just walk into a vape store and get a weed vaporizer and some hash oil. Also you can’t by an over the counter e-cig and use it to get high. Do the Oakland County Sheriffs bother anyone smoking a cigar because it might be a blunt? Somehow I doubt it.
Let’s not forget that flavors mean that things are marketed to kids…
Haines said the number of teens using the devices that look like cigarettes has dramatically increased just in the past year and “they are offered in candy-like flavors such as raspberry and cheesecake,” she added. Some come with the cartridges, and liquids can be purchased to refill them.
“Marketing is almost predatory,” Haines said. “They are being portrayed as glamorous and cool…with celebrities. Kids are being bombarded with these ads.
First off, that anti-vaxxing charlatan Jenny McCarthy is neither cool nor a celebrity. Also, oh no, refillable cartridges? That’s pretty much how vaping works on most levels. However I will give her credit for using raspberry and cheesecake and not cotton candy and bubble gum.
Here’s what it comes down to. I doubt many of these political busybodies ever smoked let alone vaped so they have no idea what it’s like to engage in a deadly habit for decades before finding a working and enjoyable solution that has finally helped them kick the habit.
That not-so-hot mess up there is 20-year-old Jacqueline Clark of Muncie, Indiana. She was arrested in Lansing, Michigan for promoting juvenile prostitution. It seems that Ms. Clark transported a 17-year-old girl from Muncie to Lansing which is a 200+ mile trip and it crosses state lines. She is also accused of advertising the minor girl on…wait for it…you might be surprised…ok you won’t be..the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com.
This brings us two interesting points. Women are just as capable, and sometimes even more capable, as men when it comes to the sex trafficking of others.
Secondly, and this is becoming an ad nauseam point to say the least, once again we have a minor slipping through backpage’s multi-million dollar screening process which in my opinion is about as thorough as an age check at the former Neverland Ranch.
You are not fooling anybody backpage. The only advantage that you have is that most of the public are uninformed of your practices. It’s my goal to change that even if it has to be one person at a time.
25-year-old Marcus Manning was sentenced to 15 to 40 years in a Grand Rapids, Michigan court recently. He was convicted of pimping out two underage girls on the Village Voice Media owned backpage.com. What really got my goat bout Manning is what he said about his victims in court.
First off he couldn’t get their ages straight. According to the judge the girls were 17 and 15. Manning said that the girls were 16 and 18 and that the older one was his girlfriend. This is S.O.P. for pimps. They tell at least one of their victims that she’s his girlfriend while selling her for sex.
Manning’s defense attorney said that “They were not victims, they were accomplices.” Never mind the fact that Manning took the 17-year-old girl and her friend from Florida by saying he wanted his ‘girlfriend’ to meet his family. Apparently his family is a bunch of twisted pervs willing to pay money for sex with underage girls.
This is nothing new. As M told me most pimps, just like Village Voice Media says, think they have a Constitutional right to sell these girls like slaves. Again these pimps must have not read the 13th Amendment.
Marcus Manning is just one of the multitudes of human traffickers out there collecting money for the repeated rapes of underage girls.
Yet more people are willing to share a video of some powerless African warlord rather than spreading the message about our country’s children being sold as sex slaves on a website owned by a newspaper company.
I know we’re not supposed to judge people on looks but holy crap do these two look like a couple of Dick Tracy villains.
Anyway Stinkeye and Lowbrow are Daniel and Alisha Hall of Mt. Morris, Michigan. They’re swingers. And no I don’t mean from trees even though I could see why you would think that. No they’re the type that have sex with other couples. Yes, that was hard to type without gagging. It appears that they like to get kids involved in the family hobby.
According to police they received an anonymous tip that the Halls sent a message to another couple through a swingers website asking them if they had a young daughter that wanted to join in. This prompted police to investigate the Halls and they say not only did they find a massive amount of kiddie porn on their computer but they also found pictures of Daniel Hall allegedly raping his own 6-month-old daughter while Alisha Hall took the pictures.
At his arraignment it seems like Hall acted like this was no big deal…
“I would like to get a bond so that I can go back to work (at Ya-Yas) and go back to my church,” he said according to the transcript. “I regularly attend Clio Community Church of God. And I’d just like to be able to go back … (because) I don’t believe I’ve done what they’re saying I’ve done … I don’t belong in here.”
I’m pretty sure that the church is not going to want you around although I’ve been wrong about that before.
And to top it all off Alisha Hall is 7 months pregnant. I guess their current daughter was getting too old for his tastes.
This is the not the first time I’ve posted one of these stories. Unfortunately it probably won’t be the last. But every time I post one of these stories the same questions go through my head. First of all how does one approach their wife that they want to molest their own daughter. “Hey hon, what you and I have is great but you know what would make it better? If I raped our infant daughter while you took pictures.” And then for her to agree to that? WHAT THE FUCK?
Scum like this need to be made very public examples. All states should institute the death penalty for parents who rape their children and allow it to happen. And considering there is probable photographic evidence there should be no appeals and it should be carried out on the courthouse steps as soon as the verdict is read. There should be no mercy for Breeders like this who violate the most sacred of trusts that children should have with their parents. Put them down like dogs.
Thanks to Jennifer for the tip and MLive.com for such great coverage.
I thought Camden, New Jersey would have been a lock to ‘win’ the not so prestigious title of America’s most dangerous city. After coming in 2nd to last year’s champion, St. Louis, Camden went on to lay off half of its police and firemen. As expected crime skyrocketed in an already crime plagued city.
The only time I’ve ever been to Michigan was a layover in the Detroit airport but if Flint is ranked higher than Camden it must really be a pit.
Before we get into the heart of the article I want to address something. In the article I linked to it refers to the suspect in question as a ‘madam’. We need to stop using that term because it makes it sound like that women are somehow not as bad when it comes to turning out other women and children. We need to call them what they are and that’s pimps.
Anyway federal agents are searching the Michigan area for Satoria Youngblood. She’s been allegedly prostituting a 16-year-old girl on the Village Voice Media owned backpage in Southfield, Michigan. Investigators say she made the girl go on at least 300 ‘sex dates’. Again let’s call them what they really are, 300 child rapes.
Youngblood has also been charged with child pornography charges for allegedly taking explicit pictures of the girl to use on backpage.
What I’d like to know is why she wasn’t arrested at the time?
And a note to media outlets. If law enforcement are looking for a suspect a picture would be of great help. kthxbai.
And here again we have another one of those child pimps that Village Voice Media says is no big deal and that the victim probably volunteered to be raped over 300 times. The fact that more people aren’t upset about this sickens me.
I originally posted about Jon Schneider here. He was the employee of the Michigan State Treasury who was using the state’s time and computer to have explicit conversations with underage girls on MySpace.
Back in January in a plea deal *spit* Schneider pleaded guilty to using the internet to commit a crime. What the hell kind of charge is that. He admits to using the internet to commit a crime but the crime he committed he gets no charge for? That’s bullshit of the highest degree.
The victim originally said that she was 20 but eventually revealed to Babcock that she was 14. Apparently that wasn’t enough to stop Babcock from statutory raping her at a truck stop and photographing the activities as well.
The victim’s mother caught on to what was going on but not before Babcock had violated her daughter.
This is why you need to be on top of your kids’ internet activity all the time and not just when you think something may be wrong.
For the umpteenth time we have another ‘craigslist killer’ and for the second time that I know of it has happened in the Detroit area.
19-year-old Jonathan Clements of Hazel Park, Michigan was shot and killed after posting a craigslist ad that said he wanted to purchase a new Android phone.
Clements was contacted by someone who he thought was a seller and arranged for them to come to his home but instead of purchasing the phone he was shot and killed and the suspects allegedly also took the $95 that Clements was going to use to purchase the phone.
Police have arrested 23-year-old Alexander D. Lyons of Detroit for being the alleged trigger man while his cohort, 19-year-old Lamar DeAngelo Clemons, was charged with being the getaway driver.
I can’t stress this enough that if you’re going to transact any business using a classifieds site never meet at yours or their place of residence. The best place to meet to make the transaction is in front of your local police station. If they don’t want to do business there than you’re better off not doing business at all.
Also I think this shows just how much craigslist attracts the criminal element.