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Inmates renew hunger strike over high-security units

In crime on September 30, 2011 at 6:46 am

Living condition issues in Californian prisons.

Leave a comment after reading the article. I would be really interested in finding out what you think about it.

It seems to me that living conditions in prisons around the world are always precarious and it’s all prisoners can do to go on hunger strikes to try and improve them.

Personally I don’t think it should be this way. If the CJS is going to work, living conditions and a safe environment should and must be priorities or the message it gives out certainly won’t get to turn criminals around to a better way of life.

If the CJS can’t give new hope for a more productive and satisfying life to people who fall into the pit of crime, how can it hope to make a  positive difference in their life?

It just doesn’t make sense. Why spend millions every year to house people with absolute no hope in life without giving them an option?

Inmates renew hunger strike over high-security units – latimes.com.

Prosecutors: Mother Murdered Infant, Then Took Him Shopping – The Dreamin Demon

In crime on September 29, 2011 at 11:39 pm

Chicago, IL — Toyrianna Smith, 20, is accused of killing her 3-month-old baby boy, then toting his body around in a BabyBjorn carrier while she went shopping.

According to prosecutors, Smith took the infant, Ken Blackman Jr., and her 3-year-old daughter to a friend’s house Wednesday night and spent the evening hanging out, getting her hair did and drinking vodka. When the festivities were over, Smith and her little family retired to a guest room for the night.

At some point during the night, the baby began to cry. Smith reportedly told police she placed a blanket over the infant’s head and smacked him in the face three or four times to quiet him. Oddly enough, it worked…but much like the snooze on alarm clock, it only works for a little while.

Some time later, Ken Jr. began squawking again – because that’s what babies do – disturbing his mother’s slumber once more. Instead of popping a bottle or a tit in the kid’s mouth, Smith again covered his face with a blanket and smacked him around a few times. Why not? It worked the first time, right? This time, though, she took it a step further and pressed down on his tiny body until his arms started jerking and he was quiet.

The next morning, a fully-rested Smith dressed little Ken Jr., avoided the kid’s father when he came to pick him up, plopped the dead baby into the chest carrier and went shopping.

A couple stores and several hours later, Smith was at a neighbor’s home when said neighbor realized little Ken Jr. wasn’t just sleeping soundly – he wasn’t breathing. After seeing blood on the infant’s blanket, the neighbor called 911. Ken Jr. was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The medical examiner’s office said Ken Jr. had been dead for 8 to 14 hours. The cause of death, suffocation.

When questioned, Smith admitted to killing the child because he wouldn’t stop crying. She’s been charged with first-degree murder and was ordered held on $1 million bond.

via Prosecutors: Mother Murdered Infant, Then Took Him Shopping – The Dreamin Demon.

Mother Drove Getaway Car After Son, 11, Robbed Store

In finance company, former employee, mother, son, stickup on September 29, 2011 at 11:32 pm

Athens, TN- On January 8, police were called to a finance company where a clerk claimed a juvenile with his face covered held a gun to her head and demanded that she empty the cash register. The clerk said the little crook took $80 and escaped in a red vehicle. After investigating, the officers learned that a former employee of the finance company, Angela Evans, was the master-mind behind the robbery. Evans, 32, was the driver of the getaway car and her 11-year old son was the robber. Evans’ son admitted to police that his mother put him up to the armed robbery and he received $20 of the stolen money as his share. I cannot even get my teen to do her chores for $20 because even she knows that you can hardly buy shit nowadays with that amount of cash unless you go to the Dollar Store which basically sells shit. So, how this *ahem* mother was able to convince her son to hold a gun to a woman’s head and demand money which she ended up taking 75% of I would really like to know. It’s obvious that not only was she teaching her son the wrong way acquire money, but she also never helped the poor kid with his math homework. Way to go, Angela! You are one stupid skank!

via Mother Drove Getaway Car After Son, 11, Robbed Store.

Man Allegedly Held Mother Hostage After She Refused To Iron His Clothes

In mother, son on September 29, 2011 at 11:16 pm

No comment….

Atlanta, GA – Police are saying that 29-year-old Robert Tyrrell Jr. pulled a gun on his 51-year-old mother and held her hostage for nearly six hours last month because she refused to iron his clothes. Because according to Tyrrell, ironin’ is “woman’s work.“ Utter that crap in my house and you get sporked. After his momma told him, no, she wouldn’t iron his clothing, Tyrrell threw a temper tantrum. After allegedly pulling a gun on the woman, he reportedly swiped her cellphone and car keys and refused to let her leave the house for hours. She eventually managed to escape the clutches of her bratty adult son and drove to the police station to report the incident. I wonder if mom is now considering a late-term abortion? Authorities say Tyrrell surrendered without incident shortly after the boys in blue arrived and has been booked on charges of aggravated assault and false imprisonment. A bond amount hasn’t been made available. Good thing those brightly colored, jail issued monkey suits are wash-and-wear. Shithead…

Man Allegedly Held Mother Hostage After She Refused To Iron His Clothes.

Chinese fugitive found working as jailor

In China, crime, jailer on September 29, 2011 at 5:10 pm

This is too good to pass on.

Have a read and a laugh (at the CJS’s expenses).

A Chinese fugitive has been discovered working as a prison warden a decade after he went on the run to escape assault charges, the Beijing News reported on Thursday.

Wang Zhijia, 37, was accused of attacking his wife with a brick 10 years ago after the pair argued about a domestic issue.

Police discovered this week that he was working at a prison in eastern China’s Anhui province — around 260 kilometres (160 miles) away from his home in central China, the newspaper reported.

Wang posed as his brother to get a job as an assistant with the police force in Anhui in 2008 and began working at the jail two months ago, it said.

He was caught after police checks found that two people were using the same name and identity card number.

The local police force said Wang had been hired for “temporary work” and that they were investigating what had gone wrong.

Wang’s wife has since divorced him and married another man. She still suffers from headache, amnesia and deafness, the report said.

Chinese fugitive found working as jailor – Yahoo!.

Teenager died from ‘suffocation’ in exorcism

In exorcism, father, Japan, mental illness, monk, teen, teenage girl on September 28, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Teenager died from ‘suffocation’ in exorcism

By Gaby Leslie | Yahoo! News – 4 hours ago

A teenage girl thought by her father to have been possessed by an ‘evil spirit’ died from suffocation in an exorcism, it has been reported.

Tomomi Maishigi’s father and a monk performed a ‘waterfall service’ on the 13-year-old where she was allegedly bound to a chair by a belt and placed face-up underneath a water pump for five minutes at a Buddhist church in Kumamoto, south Japan.

The pair – 56-year-old monk Kazuaki Kinoshita and the girl’s 50-year-old father Atsushi Maishigi – were arrested yesterday on charges of inflicting injury resulting in the death following the ritual.

According to the Mainichi Daily News, her father held her down under the falling water while the monk chanted sutras in the early hours of 27 August.

When the victim fell unconscious, they called an ambulance but she was later pronounced dead.

Kumamoto Prefectural Police said that after the incident which took place last month the teenager died of suffocation.

The girl had undergone the ritual a hundred times before since March, police also said.

Mr Maishigi reportedly claimed that his daughter was possessed and found the monk to perform the ritual to exorcise the demons so she could get better. But she resisted and became violent.

“Our actions were aimed at exorcising evil spirits from her and were not physical abuse,” the men were quoted as telling investigators,” the men reportedly told police.

Tomomi had suffered from mental and physical illness since she was a senior-grade primary school student, and had not attended school since April.

A spokesperson for the Nakayamashingoshoshu’s (a sect of Buddhism) main temple in Kiyama said: “The water rite is done to bring one’s wishes to reality, but of course you cannot exorcise with it. We also do not instruct to bound the arms and legs when doing the ritual.”

Teenager died from ‘suffocation’ in exorcism – Yahoo!.

Canada’s Youngest Convicted Multiple Murderer To Be Released In November

In crime, minor, release, youngest (serial) killer, youngest killer on September 28, 2011 at 8:34 pm

Canada’s Youngest Convicted Multiple Murderer To Be Released In November

September 28, 2011 by Morbid

Medicine Hat, Canada – One of the cases that has fascinated me over the years is the Richardson family murders in Medicine Hat, Canada. Back in April 2006, Marc Richardson, 42, and his wife Debra, 48, were found in stabbed to death in the basement of their home. Their 8-year-old son, Jacob, was found dead on his bed with a slit throat. Their 12-year-old daughter, Jasmine Richardson, was no where to be found.

When the reports first started coming out, investigators feared the young girl had been abducted. But to everyone’s surprise the girl was arrested the following day, along with her 23-year-old boyfriend Jeremy Steinke, each charged with the murder of the girl’s family. The motive? Jasmine’s parents had forbid her from seeing the much older Jeremy.

The pair had some interesting conversations online, including one to Jeremy from Jasmine that read  ”I have this plan.  It begins with me killing them and ends with me living with you.”  Jeremy replied “I love your plan but we need to get a little more creative with like details and stuff.”

On the night of the murders, Jeremy ambushed Debra and Marc in their basement, stabbing them both to death. The medical examiner told a jury that Debra had been stabbed 12 times while Marc, who fought for his life, was stabbed 24 times. Steinke told an undercover officer that at one point Marc looked up and asked, “Why?” and Jeremy replied “‘cause you treat your daughter like shit, she wanted it this way.”

The pair then went upstairs to deal with a frightened Jacob, who Jasmine felt was too sensitive to be an orphan. He was at the top of the stairs in his underwear pleading for his life. Jasmine stabbed him in the chest. Jacob ran to his room only to be followed by the pair. Jasmine tried to strangle her brother before settling on slitting his throat. Jasmine testified that her brother gurgled as he lay dying.

After the murders, the pair met at a friends house where the bragged and laughed about what they had done and then had sex and planned a gothic wedding. They were arrested the following day almost 100 miles away after police began interviewing her friends. They had found one of Jasmine’s drawings that depicted her lighting her family on fire and running to Jeremy’s truck.

But even jail couldn’t keep these two apart, Jeremy even proposing to Jasmine in a jailhouse letter that read:

“Without you this life isn’t worth living… U said you want to get engaged? Then here’s a Q…Will U marry me? If so then it is a verbal agreement!”

Jasmine responded:

“Ahahaha! I never thought I’d find myself hystericaly laughing in a holding cell in these kinds of circumstances…or ever really. But still! ahaha you make me so happy! Yes! Yes! I will, I would love to… “

In July 2007, Jasmine made Canadian legal history after being found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and becoming the youngest person ever convicted of multiple murders. In November 2007 she was sentenced to the maximum penalty of ten years imprisonment, to be followed by four years in a psychiatric institution and four-and-a-half years under conditional supervision.

In December 2008, Steinke was also found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder and sentenced to three life sentences to be served concurrently. He’ll be eligible for parole after serving twenty-five years.

Psychiatric pre-sentencing reports described Jasmine as suffering from oppositional defiance disorder and conduct disorder. At the beginning of her therapy, she was said to have suffered from dependency issues, anxiety and depression, and was prone to immature problem-solving and wishful fantasies.

In 2008, it was reported she was making progress, but that her interpretation of facts surrounding the crime was “troubling.” In 2010, it was said she was making “significant progress” in intensive young offender rehabilitation and earning straight A’s in school.

Yesterday a judge deemed Jasmine, now a Calgary university freshman, a low risk for future violence and fit to re-enter the community.

Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Scott Brooker said the latest psychologist report shows Jasmine is cooperating fully with staff within the treatment program and has displayed “exemplary behavior.”  At the end of her hearing, Jasmine stated she was grateful and the her treatment had helped her to grow.

She will be allowed to live in an Alberta residence approved by her probation officer beginning in November. She will have to report to authorities once a week and notify her probation officer if she moves. She’ll also be be under a daily curfew, continue with her treatments, not use drugs or possess weapons and will have her social networking site activity monitored.

If you would like to read a really book about this case, definitely check out Runaway Devil. It’s very well written and pretty accurate.

Canada’s Youngest Convicted Multiple Murderer To Be Released In November – The Dreamin Demon.

Video game footage included in ITV documentary about Gaddafi and the IRA

In crime on September 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Video game footage included in ITV documentary about Gaddafi and the IRA.

Things haven’t been going so well for the guys behind ITV’s new flagship documentary show, “Exposure”, after they broadcast footage of what they claimed was The IRA using weaponry donated by Colonel Gaddafi to shoot down a helicopter… when it was actually a clip from a computer game.

What’s more, it’s pretty damn obvious it was a computer game — pixels keep jumping around and smoke appears in circular puffs in the sky. Oh dear, ITV. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

Fans of the ARMA 2 game spotted the blunder when the documentary was on TV on Monday, emailing and ringing in to complain.

ITV have since admitted their mistake, calling it human error rather than a conspiracy of some kind. But how did they make this terrible mistake? Could it be something to do with the internet troll who posted exactly the same footage (see below) on YouTube under the faked title of “PIRA Shoot Down British Helicopter 1988″? Ah. Shocker.

“The events featured in Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA were genuine but it would appear that during the editing process the correct clip of the 1988 incident was not selected and other footage was mistakenly included in the film by producers,” said an ITV spokesman. “This was an unfortunate case of human error for which we apologise.”

To make matters even worse, the voiceover that accompanied the clip in question went a little (if not enirely) like this: “With Gaddafi’s heavy machine guns it was possible to shoot down a helicopter as the terrorists’ own footage of 1988 shows. This was what the security forces feared most. It may have been a lucky hit, but for the army and crew once was enough. No one died in this attack.”

How would you know that no-one died? Is it because it was a computer game? Could that be the reason?

PC Gamer spoke to the CEO in charge of the company that makes ARMA 2, Bohemia Interactive’s Marek Spanel, who had this to say on the matter: “Sometimes creativity and realism in our games lead into crazy results and this is one of such example. I just briefly watched the entire documentary and I still can not believe it as it is overall very serious and lengthy feature.”

“We are surprised our games apparently may look real enough to some users already that they can not tell it is not real life footage, ” he added. Us too, to be honest with you there Marek.

If you want to watch the documentary yourself, you’re going to have to wait a while, as it’s currently not available on ITV Player while it’s re-edited to not include the offending clip. Better late than never, eh?

Video game footage included in ITV documentary about Gaddafi and the IRA – Asylum.co.uk.

Government plans to scrap DNA database of 17,000 suspected rapists

In crime on September 28, 2011 at 3:39 pm

“… in the future no genetic material will be stored from anyone arrested but not charged, including 5,000 suspects who are arrested each year for rape.”

One more evidence, if it was needed, to show that the Tory and Cameron don’t have the safety of citizens in mind and, more importantly, that true to Thatcher’s teaching they are a bunch of misogynistic bastards.

Government plans to scrap DNA database of 17,000 suspected rapists – AOL Lifestyle UK.

Saudi woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving car

In crime, trial on September 28, 2011 at 11:55 am

I don’t know what you think of it, but the more I look at man’s insecurity the more it makes me sick. Because this is what all this hatred against women is all about. Insecurity, laziness and stupidity.

Insecurity about their abilities, intelligence, skills and whatnot.

Laziness for not taking the time to do something about their insecurity, but take it out on women instead blaming them for what they (men) are and keeping women under lock

Stupidity because this is behavior that only stupid men can possibly agree to.

Rather than wake up and get themselves into check, men prefer to brutalize women to satisfy their immense, and justified, insecurity. And I’m supposed to have respect for them and consider them my equal? They make me laugh!

Saudi woman sentenced to 10 lashes for driving car – The Times of India.