Category Archives: Crime

Would You Support a Vet Who Shot a Cat in the Head With an Arrow? (Video)

Vet with Tomcat she killed

*Call me overly sensitive, but in answer to the headline question, I’d have to give a rousing Hell no!” The above photo was posted by veterinarian Kristen Lindsey (who is seen holding the allegedly feral tomcat she shot in the head with an arrow) in April 2015. To further my solidify position, although vets face the death of animals all the time, evening having to euthanize them when requested or necessary, Lindsey’s actions have nothing to do with that. This photo reminds me of the dentist who killed the lion. Boldly and proudly.

So when she was in court on the second day of a hearing which would determine if she would lose her veterinary license or not, she had the nerve to tear up.

But don’t get it twisted. She wasn’t crying because she felt bad about what she had done; nor the fact that she could very well lose the right to be a pet doctor.

Nah, it was another something that touched Lindsey in the place that houses the heart in the rest of us. Continue reading

‘There Was No Love in This Kids Life’ Prosecutor Said of Boy Whose Parents Starved Him

Lori Lloyd and Christopher Sefton
Lori Lloyd and Christopher Sefton

*I hate to say it, and at the risk of sounding ‘ignorant’ when I hear about children whose bellies are swollen due to malnutrition, my mind immediately goes to places like Africa and India; and all of those god-awful pictures we have seen on TV of starving children with flies circling their eyes.

I know there are hungry people here in the states, hell, “keepin’ it real,” not even I have been spared, but after hearing about this boy, who lives right here in Seattle, my mind did a U-turn and came right back home.

Last week, Christopher Sefton and his fiancee, Lori Lloyd, both 31, got 20 years in prison for abusing and starving their son (since 2013); only feeding him “smoothies” that consisted of mash up hot dogs, bread, carrots and vegetable oil. Continue reading

Toddler Finds Gun in Car, Accidentally Shoots & Kills Mother While Driving

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*A mother driving her two young children on a Milaukee freeway is dead after her 2-year-old son found his father’s weapon on the floor in the back seat of the car.

On Tuesday, Patrice Price was driving with her one-year-old in the front passenger seat, while her two-year-old sat in the back. According to a report in the New York Daily News, neither child was wearing the required seat belt, and the child seated in the back apparently picked the gun up from the floor and fired it into the drivers seat.

The gun traveled through the seat and hit Price in the back; sending her car into the rear of another vehicle before it came to a stop on Highway 175.

Price was pronounced dead at the scene. No word on the condition of the other driver. Continue reading

Nashville Judge Orders New Trial After Juror Objects to Jury With ‘No Blacks’

Scene from 1962 film, "To Kill A Mockingbird"
Scene from 1962 film, “To Kill A Mockingbird”

*After an eight hour jury selection process to try a case involving two Black male defendants, a new trial was ordered by Judge Cheryl Blackburn of Davidson County Criminal Court after one of the jurors objected to the selected jury.

It is unclear who the juror was, or what his or her race was.

In an action that has been confirmed by lawyers and others present in the courtroom, the judge delayed the trial thereby bringing attention to a longtime discussion about the lack of diversity in todays jury’s.

Defense lawyers are said to have accused prosecutors of eliminating potential jurors because of their race, and the claim was denied by the state. According to a precedent under the U.S. Supreme Court, lawyers cannot excuse potential jurors only because of their race.

As if…

But I digress.

“We may need to see if we can raise this issue to make sure that you don’t just remove somebody from the jury selection process based on their race, creed or religion,” said Ludye Wallace, president of the Nashville branch of the NAACP, who only learned of the case after he was contacted by The Tennessean. “You can’t do that,” he added. Continue reading

Families of Three Drowned Girls in Stolen Car, Question if Police Tried to Save Them (Watch)

girls drown

*Did those officers laugh? Wait! I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s begin again: The families of three teen African American girls who allegedly stole a car at 4 o’clock in the morning, and then tried to outrun police, before the car plunged into 15-feet of water, causing each of them to drown, is now asking those Pinellas County Florida Sheriff’s deputies: Did you really try to save our girls?

Dominique Battle, 16, Ashaunti Butler, 15, and Laniya Miller, 15 are said to have stolen a gold Honda Accord from a supermarket parking lot on March 30. According to a report by the Tampa Bay Times,

“Though the county sheriff’s rules forbid deputies from chasing stolen vehicles, some officers were trailing the car when the car plunged into a pond off a sharp turn in the road around 4 a.m. the next morning.”

In the video below, which is dense in quality due to the time of day and the location, we can clearly hear the officers, one in particular, describing what he is seeing.

The video begins from the viewpoint of a patrol car following the three girls. At first there are no tail lights from the Honda being driven by one of the girls, but due to the darkness of the hour perhaps, we eventually see the tail lights are on.

However, this action fatally proves too late, as the car plunges into a pond that is said to be 15-feet deep. Continue reading

Tamir Rice: Cleveland Police Union Releases Arrogant Statement After $6M Settlement Announced

Tamir Rice
Tamir Rice

*On Monday, the City of Cleveland announced a $6 million dollar settlement in the police killing of 12-year-old Tamir Rice, who was fired on twice by officer Timothy Loehmann, as he played with a toy gun in the park, on November 22, 2014. But it was what followed the announcement that has set social media on fire. In nothing less than a stroke of pure arrogance, Cleveland’s police union issued a statement that appears to blame the victim and his family for his death.

The Rice family had filed a wrongful death lawsuit that alleged the police officers were reckless in their confrontation with the youngster. This allegation was further compounded by surveillance footage showing officer Loehmann firing twice at Tamir only seconds after opening the door of his police cruiser.

The statement by the police union expresses “hopes” that the family will “use some of the money” to educate kids about the dangers of carrying real or fake guns. Continue reading

Marques Gaines: His Death Proves How ‘Inhumane’ Us Humans Can Be (Graphic Video)

Marques Gaines

*There are several names alotted to the behavior of people…groups of people…who see something bad happening to someone else; someone who is helpless, and they just turn their heads away and decide to do nothing. This was the fate of a Chicago man named Marques Gaines, 32, who was three times a victim: the first time when some thug happened upon him as he left a 7-Eleven store shortly after 4 a.m., and knocked him out cold and left him lying in the street. Secondly, when people came to and fro to look, then kept walking without the slightest decency to do anything; and finally, when a taxi swirled around the corner and ran over him.

Those in the field of psychology and social science attempt to classify this inhumane tendancy that people can choose to exhibit using terms like “Civil Inattention,” “The Bystander Effect” or “Bystander Apathy.”

But I just call it eff’d up.

Folks, we’ve got to do better. Much better.

Reports are laying blame on the people of Chicago, because this particular incident occurred there. And yes, anyone in that vicinity at the time this crime occurred; anyone who witnessed this helpless man in the street and decided this was the time to mind their own business should feel like sh*t now and for the rest of their days.

You saw this unfortunate circumstance and did absolutely NOTHING about it. And you could have.

But the fault doesn’t lie solely with the people of Chicago. We all have blood on our hands. We have become a society insensitive to the horrific. We now see it as entertainment; something to gawk at, gossip about and move on to the next ghastly thing. Continue reading

Man Pleaded Guilty to Fatally Shooting Ex, Now Wants to Take it Back (Graphic Video)

Boyfriend wants to change plea

*After 10 months of being behind bars following a guilty plea of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend because he couldn’t accept the fact that she wanted to break up with him, one man has had a change of heart, so to speak, and is now asking to recant that plea.

Video was recently released (scroll down) showing Donald Bricker describing to detectives how he fatally shot his ex-girlfriend, Miriam “Shade” Adebayo, in a Target parking lot last year in Germantown, Md. At the time of his admission, Bricker was hospitalized. He had attempted to flee the crime scene, crashed his truck in the process and was taken to the hospital — where the video was made.

Bricker had sent thousands of text messages to Shade — a beautiful, accomplished woman, as she tried to pull away. Now, in an lengthy, rambling request from his Montgomery County jailcell, the Maryland man wants to renege on that plea claiming his lawyer did not fully explain the consequences of a guilty plea.

He also claims that he was high on prescription drugs when he admitted to the murder, and now, 10 months later, has had trouble thinking clearly.

OK. But she is still dead…Are you trying to say you DIDN’T kill her or just admit you didn’t realize the consequences of admitting to it?
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