And hey, what's with David Copperfield and why does he have two million in cash in his warehouse?
Plus a canibal killing, a cop with roaming hands, and a couple burglars clean up their crime scene at gunpoint.
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What’s Up With David Copperfield?
Somewhere, floating around in the detritus of my memory bank, is some vague memory of stories about Copperfield. And I think they were sexual.
But, moving on, all this weekend I kept hearing sound bytes about an accusation made against Copperfield concerning an alleged rape of a woman last summer. The crime allegedly took place in the Bahamas.
The woman told Seattle police the magician raped her while she was in the Bahamas, sources said. Because the alleged incident happened abroad and the woman did not report it until she returned to the United States, Seattle authorities turned over the case to the FBI.
On Thursday, FBI officials raided a Las Vegas warehouse used by Copperfield. Seattle FBI agent Robbie Burroughs said Thursday the case was related to one in Washington.
Now the bit above about the warehouse is very confusing. Why on earth would a rape have anything to do with the contents of Copperfield’s warehouse?
From the NY Post:
The station also that the agents seized a computer hard drive, digital camera system, and nearly $2 million in cash, citing an anonymous source close to the raid.
Ah, the above really muddies things up. Two million dollars in cash?
I also chanced to hear some pundits discussing this matter because you got to know that Greta and every TV lawyer near a camera is chomping at the bit to tell us minions what we need to know. Since this bit about the cash is the most intriguing thing known yet, assuming it’s true, one pundit wisely surmised that Copperfield didn’t trust banks.
Come on! No one doesn’t like banks enough to keep two million bucks hidden in a warehouse!
So I’ll take a guess. Copperfield is accused of raping a woman and taping the act. This would explain the taking of a computer hard drive and the digital camera system. Investigators are looking for the video somewhere in that equipment. As for the money, maybe the woman knew something about its existence.
Whatever the case, having two million bucks cash on hand is mighty, mighty suspicious. I admit it wouldn’t seem likely to have anything to do with the crime of rape but I’m of a mind that some crime is being or has been committed and somehow it involves all that cash.
More Nooses Showing Up All Over the Place
Darn if just recently I didn’t launch into a rant about the recent spate of nooses turning up all around and being blamed on so-called right-wing nut jobs.
Here’s the secret…right wingers, or “conservatives”, do not normally go all about breaking laws and engaging in hate crimes.
No they don’t.
Conservative types often have jobs and families. Conservative types comprise the vast majority of this country’s middle class and this country’s middle class is busy carrying this country on their backs whilst raising the soldiers and citizens of tomorrow. They just don’t have a lot of time to be putting nooses all over the place and mugging liberal talk show hosts, much as they deserve it.
Now, ladies and gems, we have nooses showing up at Home Depot stores, of all places.
PASSAIC, N.J. (CBS) ― A spree of disturbing crimes is spreading hatred and fear around the region.
Many people are wondering when it will end.
The latest act of hate took place in a busy home improvement store.
Three nooses were captured on a cell phone hanging in the aisle of the hardware department inside a Home Depot on Thursday.
You gotta love how this story above is reported. “A spree of disturbing crimes is spreading hatred”? Is that like, dramatic, or what?
I happen to live in this region, generally. There’s no spree of crimes spreading hatred. Nooses in a freaking Home Depot? This reporter will definitely win the Pulitizer.
And now, tada and drumroll. A Halloween display features a hanging figure. These displays often feature this sort of thing, along with bleeding heads, mummies and a couple of gravestones.
But what with hatred being spread all around some neighbor of this Halloween display, which has featured the same props for the past five years, got all offended and who knows, maybe filled with that spreading hatred. So this fine neighbor reported the “offense” to the local police.
Thanks to nosy neighbor Millie Hazelwood, Madison, New Jersey has its own Gladys Kravitz to make sure that delicate sensibilities are not offended. Millie spotted a hanging figure amongst the Maines family Halloween display and found an opportunity for relevance and her 15 minutes of fame. Poor Millie was so offended by the hanging figure, which has hung at the same house for the last five years amongst a plethora of ghoulish and obviously Halloweenish displays, that Millie had the vapors and called the local police department.
Oh but that’s not all. The local police could not make the homeowner take down the offensive Halloween icon so this “Millie” person, definitely a liberal without a life of her own called the NAACP. Soon enough the local media showed up and soon after that, the mayor of this small town through away any ethics he ever had and condemned those poor homeowners with the Halloween display of being racists.
People with no moral standards will sell their very souls for some fame and televised face time.
These people are generally liberals.
New Penalties for Carrying a Knife
Once again, and with as much modesty as my fine self can muster, my prescience amazes me. For I just last week posted on this Blog Canada’s attempts to make carrying a knife a crime.
Actually sometimes people are killed with baseball bats, sometimes with hammers. If the crime involves the rape of a female the latest trend is to burn the body, at times even burning the woman alive by such fine raping men.
I say ban hammers, baseball bats, matches and lighters.
In fact my tongue is still in my cheek when I chance upon the following, from bbc.com:
Tough measures to reduce knife crime are set to be introduced in Northern Ireland, under a proposed new law.
The sentence for anyone caught carrying a blade will double from two years to four.
The government is also looking into a licensing scheme to regulate the sale of knives.
Double the penalty and now licenses for knives.
Soon, licenses for baseball bats, hammers and yes, cigarette lighters.
It’s tough being right all the time.
Wanted for 87 Counts of Sexual Offenses Against Children
This little story almost went under the radar but when creeps are caught it’s always worth a mention. I must wonder how on earth this fellow committed so many crimes and managed to avoid capture for so long.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- A North Carolina man arrested in South Florida faces 87 sexual offense charges, including accusations of statutory rape and incest of a child, police said.
In fact, Granger was only caught because he was backing the wrong way down the street!
Burglars Made to Clean Up Their Mess
MONTGOMERY, Ala. - A burglar in Montgomery chose the wrong family to mess with, literally. Adrian and Tiffany McKinnon returned home on Tuesday after a week away to find that thieves had emptied almost everything the family of five owned, Tiffany McKinnon said through tears.
"Tears just rolled down my face as I walked in and saw everything gone and piles of trash all over my home," she said.
Mr. McKinnon sent his distraught wife over to her sisters then he proceeded to inspect the house. As he was entering the home’s sun room he runs directly into the burglar, who was wearing Mr. McKinnon’s hat right on his thieving head.
McKinnon, who had a gun by then, had the thief clean up his entire house before he finally phoned the police to come get this steaming piece of humanity. The burglar, Tajuan Bullock, complained to the police about being forced to clean up his mess.
The police laughed at this pathetic thief and told him he was lucky the homeowner didn’t kill his sorry behind.
Another Police Officer Gone Astray
Seems I’ve been running into stories about rogue cops of late. This fellow of the Miami force, is an especially disgusting cop.
Not only did he molest a handcuffed woman, read the following.
He was suspended for a similar incident at Club B.E.D. in 2003, where club management complained he drank while working an off-duty security detail. They also complained that he ran up a $300 bar bill and fought with security while on the job.
After the incident officials suspended Macias for four days without pay, but in his performance review that year his supervisor called it a "bump in the road", and predicted Macias would have a "successful" career with the department.
Gotta love that the above incident was just a “bump in the road” for Officer Macias. Gotta wonder who runs the Miami Beach police department.
Here is a quote from the complaint against Macias.
The Subject stopped the car in the alleyway and exited his vehicle. He went to where the Victim was seated, opened the backdoor and took her out of the car while she was still handcuffed. At that time, the Subject put his hands inside the Victim’s bustier and touched her breast against her will. He then rubbed her in the genital area with his hand outside of her pants against her will. All this was done while the Victim was still handcuffed.
Such a nice fellow, this one. He feels up this poor woman while she’s handcuffed! So chivalrous and complimentary to his badge!
Two Years for Stoning a Man to Death
Well I don’t fully understand British law and I do note that the victim of these fine boys violence did succumb to heart attack rather than the actual crime.
From the BBC:
Five boys have been sentenced to two years' detention for killing a father who collapsed with a heart attack after being pelted with stones and rocks.
Ernest Norton, 67, was playing cricket with his son at a leisure centre in Erith, south-east London, when he was targeted in February 2006.
So Ernest Norton was playing a game of ball with his son when these fine lads decided to “punish” him for being in their space.
Now Ernest Norton will not live to see another Christmas or enjoy his old age with his wife and family.
I hope those parents are proud of their fine sons.
Lisa Montgomery-Killed a Mother-to-Be and Stole Her Baby from Her Womb
She met her prey at a meeting for dog breed aficionados. Bobbie Jo Stinnet was 8 months pregnant. She was strangled and her baby was taken from her womb.
Because for sure this most unusual crime, replete with twists, turns, curves and bends involving dog shows, internet chat boards, strange cousins, dead dogs, and fake pregnancies, will be the true crime trial of the decade.
Because if Lisa Montgomery is not crazy then she certainly behaved as if she were.
This post begins the story of Bobbie Jo Stinnet and Lisa Montgomery.
Right after this crime which shook the nation, this Blog became a focal point of discussion about this amazing case. At some point Bobbie Jo's AND Lisa Montgomery's husband actually posted to this blog. This link to a post with many intriguing comments about this crime.
We continue on HERE following this case.
In Late September 2007 the Montgomery case goes to trial. Intriguing updates here.
More Montgomery trial updates HERE.
Defense Claims Lisa's Childhood Sexual Abuse Made Her Insane.