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The wages of sin is zilch

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
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Jerry Sandusky, 70, may have to rely on charity for his munchies while he is a guest of the state of Pennsylvania.  He wanted his $4,900 per month pension back.  He lost it when he was convicted of multiple counts of child molestation.  He filed an appeal with the State Employee’s Retirement Board.  They turned him down. The 122 page opinion stated that even though Sandusky announced his retirement in

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Two NYC cops shot to death

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
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Two New York City patrol officers were shot today as they sat in their patrol car in the Bedford-Stuyvestant area of New York.  The shooter then ran to a nearby subway station and killed himself.  One of the officers died, the other is in critical condition.  There is no further information available at this time. Clicking here will link to an ABC news piece on this story. Does anybody besides

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The Pagan origin of Christmas

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
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The Winter Solstice will occur this year at 1503 Pacific Standard Time on Sunday December 21. Today therefore seems like a good time to look at the origin of the holiday. Not to put too fine a point on it, the Christians stole Christmas from the Pagans. We don’t really mind so much, Pagans as a group are very “ecumenical.” Never the less we wouldn’t mind a little credit for

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Gun of the Week

Dec 20th, 2014 | By
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The Gun of the Week this time around is the new Ruger Single-Seven single-action revolver in .327 federal magnum. This is a stainless-steel revolver, available with either a 4.6, 5.5 or 7.5 inch barrel.  It features the excellent Ruger adjustable sight and the transfer bar ignition system so it can be safely carried with all cylinders loaded.  It carries seven rounds of the .327 federal magnum ammunition. This is a lengthened .32 revolver cartridge, longer even than the much older .32 H&R magnum round.  The weapon will also fire .32 S&W long Long and .32

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Count clear minus one

Dec 19th, 2014 | By
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A guest of the state at DVI shuffled off this mortal coil on Sunday. Floyd Finks, 46, was found unresponsive in his cell at about 3:25 pm.  No pulse, no respiration.  His cellie reported Finks puked before passing out. Finks was doing 8 years 8 months  out of Sacramento County for possession of drugs and possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.  He was the first death at DVI this

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Slender Man case ready to go forward

Dec 19th, 2014 | By
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A judge ruled yesterday that the two 12-year old girls who stabbed their friend 19 times in an effort to please the internet character Slender Man are going to be tried as adults for the attempted murder. Anissa Weiner and Morgan Geyser are alleged to have stabbed Payton Leutner and left her for dead in the woods near Waukesha, WI.  She crawled to a road despite her horrific injuries and

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One less burglar in the world

Dec 18th, 2014 | By
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A couple of burglars chose the wrong house to break into in Min Hill N.C. on Tuesday.  One is dead, the other one is in deep legal trouble. Anna Marie Wyant, 73, and her 14-year old grandson were in the home.  Both were sick and they were sort of taking care of each other.  The grandparents had a gun as they had been the victim of a couple of break-ins

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When does incompetence become criminal?

Dec 18th, 2014 | By
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The New England Compounding Pharmacy, now defunct, was (obviously) a compounding pharmacy.  Right now 14 former owners and employees are facing criminal charges, some including second-degree murder and racketeering.  They managed to kill 64 patients and made 750 people in 20 states sick with contaminated medication. A lot of their problem was simple lack of cleanliness in their production area.  It seems that they knew the place was filthy as

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Bad Kaarma

Dec 17th, 2014 | By
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Markus Kaarma, 30, is (was?) a resident of Grant Creek, Montana.  He may, or may not, have set up a controlled ambush of a trespasser in his garage which resulted in the death of a 17-year old German exchange student.  In any event a jury did not believe his story that he honestly felt threatened by the presence of the young man in his garage. Kaarma had been the victim

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Bicycles are hazardous to your health

Dec 17th, 2014 | By
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It was a nice Sunday afternoon and Silas Patlove, 40, was peddling his bicycle along the road in Sausalito near the Golden Gate Bridge just grooving on the day when bambi jumped out in front of him on the road.  Patlove went ass-over-handlebars.  The deer left the scene of the accident.  Patlove was wearing a helmet came.  The footage from the accident is linked here.  It is kind of a

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Cuba Libre

Dec 17th, 2014 | By
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The God-King Emperor Barack I announced today that the U S will begin normalizing relations with Cuba.  This might be an idea whose time has come.  Raul Castro isn’t going to be around forever.



Stockton racks up another one

Dec 16th, 2014 | By
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The crime-ridden and gang-infested excrement pit that is Stockton racked up another homicide this past Sunday, a very nasty one. I wold say that Roberto Ceja-Martinez, 46, is a prime POS except for the fact that he is now a dead POS.  He died by his own hand, which is probably the only decent thing he did lately.  On Sunday he beat the crap out of his wife, Norma Moreno,

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Fleeing the cops can be hazardous to your health

Dec 15th, 2014 | By
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Three fools in Costa Mesa found out the hard way early Saturday that fleeing the cops, especially in  Kia SOUL, is not necessarily a smart thing to do. The CHP tried to stop the Soul for doing 90 + on the 55 about 0200 am.  The driver refused to pull over and instead exited onto 17th St. in Tustin at high speed.  The driver, utilizing more enthusiasm than skill, slammed

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How the hell do you run out of blankets?

Dec 14th, 2014 | By
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CHCF  (California Health Care Facility, the mega-prison hospital complex outside of Stockton) has another problem.  Their more or less new heating system went toes-up again and…..wait for it…..they ran out of blankets.  It has been chilly in Stockton recently.  Today it didn’t get above 56 degrees, which is chilly, especially if you are living in a concrete box.  How grotesquely incompetent is that?  I realize that stuff happens.  Heating systems

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Call for crossbow control?

Dec 14th, 2014 | By
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Seth Ramsey, 17, is believed to have shot his father to death with a crossbow on Thursday in Harrington, Delaware.  The cops went to the house to do a welfare check on Todd Ramsey, 41, when he did not show up for work.  They found him dead in a bedroom of the family house with as crossbow bolt in his gut.  Young Ramsey copped to killing his dad. He is

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Female firefighter dies

Dec 14th, 2014 | By
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The City of Philadelphia (PA) lost its first female firefighter in the line of duty on Tuesday.  Joyce Craig, 36, the mother of two, died in the basement of a house when she was trapped there.  An elderly woman was later rescued from the house.  Craig was an eleven-year veteran of that department.  Her memorial service was yesterday.



Gun of the Week

Dec 13th, 2014 | By
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The Gun of the Week is something I was totally unfamiliar with until Howie referred me to it.  It is the Tracking Point precision guided firearm. This is a really interesting deal.  It appears to be an AR-type basic platform, but that isn’t the interesting part.  The interesting part is the electronics, including an electronic trigger.  You indicate your target using the dot and line the reticle up on your target and pull and hold the trigger.  The sighting system then determines when the weapon is precisely lined up on your intended target and fires

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52-life in double murder

Dec 12th, 2014 | By
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Daniel Marsh was a nasty little 15-year old ambulatory turd on April 14 of last year when he murdered Oliver Northrup and Claudia Marpin in their Davis home.  He knifed them to death.  He tried to get off on an insanity plea but the jury didn’t buy it, or maybe they did and didn’t give a rat’s ass. Clicking here will link to a brief Sacramento PRAVADA piece on this

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Burn victim may have IDd killer before she died

Dec 12th, 2014 | By
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Jessica Chambers was a teenager who died a very, very nasty death.  Someone poured gasoline down her throat, then doused her car with gasoline and torched it and her.  The Courtland (Miss) 19-year old died, but is believed to have told the cops who killed her before she passed. The young woman was still alive but on fire when the cops rolled up on her burning car last Saturday night. 

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Another win for another homeowner

Dec 12th, 2014 | By
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A Red Springs (N.C.) man was wounded in an exchange of gunfire with two men who broke into his house Wednesday morning.  The homeowner returned fire, killing one of the assailants. Sanford Hardin got a call from his wife about a suspicious vehicle around their house.  Hardin approached the vehicle, and a boy in the vehicle drove off.  Hardin proceeded to the house and found two masked men inside.  One

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Indirect consequences

Dec 12th, 2014 | By
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There were only about 7.3 million voters in the most recent general election in the formerly great state of California.  This can have some interesting fallout in the political arena, specifically within the initiative process. California has a very active initiative process.  It has given California Proposition 13, 3-strikes, and a 600 page state constitution. The hurdle for getting an item on the ballot is that voters count from the

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Murder case tossed with prejudice

Dec 12th, 2014 | By
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Debra Jean Milke may, or may not, be the victim of a gross miscarriage of justice.  She was convicted of murdering her son her son in 1990.  Specifically she is alleged to have hired to men to shoot her 4-year old son to death in the desert. A year ago a federal court ordered her released on bond pending a possible retrial.  The order turned on the lead detective, Armando

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Pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death in front of courthouse

Dec 11th, 2014 | By
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Farzana Parveen, 25, was a horrible person and therefore deserved to die horribly.  She wanted to marry a man that her family did not approve of.  She went to court six months ago to contest an abduction charge filed filed by her family against her husband, Mohammad Iqbal.  About 20 of her family members, including her father and brothers, attacked the couple in front of the court house in Lahore 

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Homeowner +2, burglars -2

Dec 11th, 2014 | By
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An Antioch homeowners successfully repelled boarders in an incident in his own home yesterday. The situation started with the 53-year old homeowner working in his home office shortly after his wife had left the house in Via Dora Dr.  The wife got a text message of a hit on the home alarm.  She called hubbie, who got is gat and went to investigate.  He found two people in his home,

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“Kill the Jews” not a hate crime

Dec 10th, 2014 | By
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Calvin Peters, 49, is never going to reach 50.  He was shot to death by a NYPD officer  yesterday after stabbing a Jewish student in the head with a knife while shouting “Kill the Jews.”  It is the opinion of the NYPD at this time that this was not a hate crime. Peters was what they now call an EDP.  (Emotionally disturbed person.)  He was known to the people at

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Bar association going after Officer Wilson

Dec 9th, 2014 | By
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The National Bar Association has approached the State of Missouri and asked that the state strip former officer Darren Wilson of his law enforcement credential.  This is very much like a professional license for law enforcement officers in the state.  With it he could seek employment with another agency.  Without it he can not be hired as a cop. His lawyer has indicated that Wilson will fight this attempt. One

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Customer +1, robber -1

Dec 9th, 2014 | By
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Almost a month ago a shooting went down in a Cash America business on E. 38th St in Indianapolis that has some interesting details to it. On Tuesday, November 18, Tyeree Allen, 25, a recently released ex-con, walked into the check cashing establishment with a ski mask on and waving a gun.  A customer in the establishment did not feel like being robbed, pulled his own pistol and traded shots

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Organizational crisis

Dec 9th, 2014 | By
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A friend of mine sent me a very interesting piece by Eric Rose linked here on departmental crisis and crisis communication.  Rose was a working cop and now works with crisis communication, among other things.  I have had some minor dealings with Rose in the past few years and he seems like an interesting, insightful guy.  You might find it interesting.



Officer death at PVSP

Dec 9th, 2014 | By
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According to the post linked here from Therealchit.com Correctional Officer Donald Daniel, 47, of Pleasant Valley State Prison died Monday after having a heart attack at work. Officer Daniel was a 19 year veteran of the department and leaves behind a wife and two children.  My deepest condolences to his family and friends.



Timing your crime is important

Dec 9th, 2014 | By
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The exact timing of when you commit your crime can be of vital importance as a general-purpose low life from San Leandro recently found out. Jade Anderson was convicted of murder, a conviction that was just upheld by the courts.  That is costing her 25-to-life.  She was hanging out with two other low-lifes, Mario Gonzalez and Barry Gonzalez, in a motel room in San Leandro in 2001.  There was some

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Fake paternity results brings sentence

Dec 8th, 2014 | By
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Cortez Quinn, 47, used to be a member of the Twin Rivers School Board.  He also worked for State Assemblyman Tom Dickinson.  He has just been sentenced to 280 days in jail (which might mean 28 actual days, or 28 minutes, depending) and a couple of years probation.  He perjured himself and managed to someone to help fake a paternity test to show that he didn’t knock up an employee

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Dangerous intruder caught on camera

Dec 8th, 2014 | By
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This is a photo of a dangerous intruder we caught on a surveillance camera at my lady-friends house.  I thought I would share it in case you see this dangerous character in your area.  Be careful, she is vicious.  Sneaky too.