Oakland police suspend sex offender registrations during COVID-19 pandemic ktvu.com/news/oakland-pol…
👍︎ 36
💬︎
👤︎ u/Gambit08
📅︎ May 14 2020
🚨︎ report
12 sex offenders arrested in Macomb, Oakland Wayne counties thepolicereporter.com/201…
👍︎ 2
💬︎
📅︎ Apr 23 2019
🚨︎ report
Feds arrest 8,000 violent fugitives in sweep: 'among the most serious offenders were 648 gang members and 846 suspected sex offenders arrested in Brooklyn, N.Y., Camden, N.J., Chicago, Compton, Calif., Fresno, Calif., Gary, Ind., Milwaukee, New Orleans, Oakland, Savannah, Ga., and Washington, D.C.' usatoday.com/story/news/n…
👍︎ 3
📰︎ r/inthenews
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 23 2016
🚨︎ report
List of Recent Anti-Asian Attacks in the SF Bay Area

HOW TO HELP

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 1k
💬︎
👤︎ u/poochunks
📅︎ Feb 08 2021
🚨︎ report
Nearly 41 Years Missing: Who Took Tiffany Papesh in 1980?

This one may be fairly long due to some complications in the story. Links are at the bottom if you would prefer to read those. I found an FBI transcription of an oversight hearing regarding the case given by Frank Papesh with details I have never seen in any other source, so this is going to be lengthy.

Tiffany Jennifer Papesh was an 8 year old Caucasian girl living in Maple Heights, Ohio at the time of her disappearance on June 13, 1980. She was 4'0 and 58lbs with brown hair and blue eyes. With family, she preferred the nickname TJ.

On June 13, Tiffany went to Convenient Food Mart in Maple Heights and bought a pack of hamburger buns. The store was a half a block away from her home. She was last seen leaving the store at about 2:45 pm. She has never been seen again.

The Papesh family was supposed to leave for a camping trip at 6:00 pm that day. Her father, Frank Papesh, and her brother went to the store to find her about 20 minutes after she was supposed to be home. They didn't come across her.

Her father, Frank, attempted to file a missing persons report. However, law enforcement said that he had to wait 24 hours since her last known appearance. Her family began to search anyway, with the gut feeling that something terrible had happened. Frank contacted the mayor, who sent word to the police department that a report must be filed. However, no search or interview happened until the following morning.

Once 24 hours passed and a missing persons report was finally filed, investigators immediately questioned Frank. He was subjected to multiple 8 to 10 hour long interviews. However, he had been at work at the time Tiffany went to the store. Her stepmother, Debbie, was also questioned. She was cleared after passing a polygraph. Searches of the area ensued, and nothing has ever been found of Tiffany.

Frank desperately attempted to involve the Ohio FBI in her case. However, they said they would not intervene unless invited or if a ransom note was received. Strangely, 4 days after her disappearance, the Papesh family received a ransom letter stating that this person had Tiffany and would return her only if the Papeshes gave them $40,000 and did not contact the police. There was a lock of hair taped to the top of the letter. The FBI took the letter and lock of hair. Frank Papesh states that he was never able to get a definitive answer as to whether or not the hair belonged to Tiffany; they reportedly refused to give a simple yes or no.

Investigators turned t

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 247
💬︎
📅︎ Mar 27 2021
🚨︎ report
Oakland Becomes First California City To Ban [Criminal] Background Checks For Prospective Renters sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com…
👍︎ 564
📰︎ r/bayarea
💬︎
📅︎ Jan 22 2020
🚨︎ report
An SGI leader's unfortunate optimism about a domestic violence situation

This starts with a quote from an SGI Chapter leader's site:

>February 18, 2008

>A Tragic End and a New Beginning

>Friday, February 8, 2008 just before 6:00 pm I answered the phone. It was our WD area leader. She asked if I had heard about Jean. No... what? Another member says she was murdered by her boyfriend. Jean is one of our group leaders and her boyfriend, Eddie, was just appointed unit leader four days earlier. That first night was rough. The news wasn't releasing her name and we couldn't verify the information. I went to her apartment building and saw the police leaving her apartment – it was Jean.

>Jean's life opened up when she introduced Eddie to her Buddhist practice. Last March she brought him to his first meeting. She taught him gongyo and chanted with him. Her practice became stronger and Eddie was happy. Eddie received his gohonzon on June 3, 2007 and we immediately enshrined it. Toward the end of August, Eddie and Jean had an argument and Eddie broke Jean's windshield. Jean immediately went to th police and had Eddie's parole violated. He spent four months in jail. During this time we told Jean that she an d Eddie had to live their own lives. They both had to get it together and it wasn't going to happen in their co-dependent relationship. I wrote to Eddie in jail and told him the same thing.

:dusts hands off: "Well, that was a good bit of guidance, right there, wasn't it?"

>One Saturday at the end of December, Jean called and asked if I wanted to go to SVCC with her to chant for two hours. We went, but there was a meeting and we couldn't chant. As we were leaving, the bell toban (person who answers the phone at the CC) asked if we were from Monterey Area. He told us a woman from our county had just called in to say she wanted to reconnect to SGI. I called her, but Jean took the phone away and talked for 20 minutes. They became best friends that day. Jean was searching for someone to support and there she was. Jean's life was opening up – she was happy. I believe that night she had decided to break off the relationship. I believe she was ready.

End of quote. Now the commentary:

>"New beginning," she says! WHAT new beginning? This young woman is DEAD and she didn't have to die! "We're practicing this Buddhism, so everything will be all right in the end!"???? What "new beginning" is there for Jean, her family and her friends?

>"Jean's life opened up when she introduced Eddie to her Buddhist practice." Please, h

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 6
💬︎
📅︎ Feb 02 2021
🚨︎ report
Bay Area car burglars travel down the coast to snatch belongings from Los Angeles tourists, police say latimes.com/california/st…
👍︎ 54
📰︎ r/bayarea
💬︎
👤︎ u/FanofK
📅︎ Jan 06 2020
🚨︎ report
Alternate ending for series

What would ur alternate ending for the show be?

Mine would be an alternate s4 where everyone gets arrested after Alex manages to spill the beans about Bryces murder, and Clay, Bryces's mom, Alex, Jess, Zach, Hannah's mom, Justin, Ani, Charlie, Monty, Tony, Tyler, Chloe, and Winston would go to jail, be killed in jail, walk free or even kill themselves. Here's how my ending would be:

  1. Clay, after authorities find he's not the main suspect, isn't arrested. But he starts doing drugs with Justin, and in the end, he is arrested and goes to rehab along with him for a month or so. After they are released, they have mostly missed out on their college apps, and in order to make up for it, they start working at the Crestmont and manage to get into college late. They get jobs of electrical engineer and addiction counselor, get married and live separately: Clay moves to the UAE for engineering, while Justin moves to Alaska to help drug addicts
  2. Jess is arrested for being a murder accomplice and covers it up, and is sentenced to die per Cali law. However her parents seek her to get 1 year of probation due to her rape by Bryce. After her probation is done she enlists in the Air Force, and Chloe also joins too. They start becoming good friends again after so much shit and trauma, and get deployed at Lackland AFB in Texas
  3. Zach gets charged for assault and battery and receives 2 years in jail. During his stay he falls in love with one of the prisoners in secret and comes out gay. The other prisoners find out and they assault him and his lover, but they try defending themselves until Zach gets beheaded by a prisoner and his lover gets stabbed, sadly. His sister, May, goes on to Liberty with Estella, and they become good friends; they find out about Zach's role on the tapes, his friendship with Bryce, etc etc and his relationship with Hannah in s2. May and Estella begin dating and they come out as lesbians. (May's like 2 yrs younger than Estella so that's fine)
  4. Ani is arrested for perjury and her unknown crime history and is sentenced to 3-4 years in jail out of 8 years if she behaves well, and her record is sealed for good if she follows the order. After jail, she moves to Arizona, becomes a pornstar, gets married, and begins working part time at an ice cream place
  5. Charlie goes homeless after feeling ashamed for being friends with Monty following his sexual assault of Tyler. As a result he is unable to finish high school and apply/go to college. He later on t
... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 8
💬︎
📅︎ Aug 18 2020
🚨︎ report
Day 90 of "peaceful protests"

Another day, another riot

On the same day @tedwheeler rejected federal law enforcement resources, a mob of DSA, antifa & BLM radicals gathered at his condo. They’ve locked themselves together in the lobby & demand his resignation & the defunding of police. #PortlandRiots

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299541314858434560?s=19

BLM protester tells comrades to go directly to @tedwheeler’s condo door. They’re staging a coup to force him out of office & to defund police. #PortlandRiots

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299543345560129536?s=19

His name isn’t on the Wisconsin sex offender registry anymore because he’s deceased.

I can see why SPLC had you as a researcher once.

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299391382683963392?s=19

Do my eyes deceive me? All the way from Portland, Oregon - the Black Lives Matter Snack Van has gone coast to coast, pulling into downtown Washington, DC #BlackLivesMatter  #Portland #DC

https://twitter.com/BGOnTheScene/status/1299552042894217223?s=19

Security for @tedwheeler’s condo said a while ago they called police but no one has showed up so far. That part of the Pearl District in NW Portland is currently completely occupied by far-left protesters demanding he resign. #PortlandRiots

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299551861721018368?s=19

Rioters are vandalizing @tedwheeler’s condo building with what looks like red paint. #PortlandRiots

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299559461929930752?s=19

There’s some type of antifa concert outside of @tedwheeler’s condo as part of the occupation tonight. This is where they previously set up an autonomous zone in honor of a man who tried to kill people with a gun before being killed by police himself.

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299562132699115526?s=19

There’s an antifa mosh pit outside @tedwheeler’s condo now. In addition to loud music, they’re flashing lights into his building. #PortlandRiots

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299571542875987968?s=19

Antifa and BLM are flashing strobe lights into @tedwheeler’s condo building in NW Portland. They’re also hosting a metal concert on the street, blocking the road. In the condo lobby, occupiers have chained themselves together demanding he resign.

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299572865004498945?s=19

His girlfriend says he went in to attack the Kenosha teen with a skateboard to protect her & others? Huber has a criminal history for repeat domestic abuse.

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 37
💬︎
📅︎ Aug 29 2020
🚨︎ report
BLM Victories List and Police/Prison Alternatives List

Hi I've been working on a list of BLM victories and of police and prison alternatives for my local organizers. I hope these can give y'all some inspiration and ideas for your own local fight too. Please let me know of anything else that should be added to the lists.

BLM Victories List

  • Oakland and Berkeley are committing to decree their police budget by 50% over the next one or two years.^([1])^([2]) Austin has committed to cutting the police budget by a third over the next year.^([3]) Boston will cut their police budget by 20%.^([4]) New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, Washington DC, Baltimore, Portland, Philadelphia, Norman, Salt Lake City, and Hartford are making small cuts to the police.^([5])^([6])^([7])^([8])
  • King County has committed to shutting down their prison and juvenile hall over the next five years in favor of programs for prevention, diversion, rehabilitation, and harm reduction.^([1])^([2]) San Francisco is closing their juvenile hall.^([3]) California will close all it's youth prisons.^([4]) (fyi jail = county-run, prison = state-run)
  • Oakland School Board has voted to eliminate it's police force.[^([1])](https://edsource.org/2020/oakland-school-board-unanimously-agrees-
... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 11
💬︎
👤︎ u/liph_vye
📅︎ Oct 17 2020
🚨︎ report
I was raped... and part of me still blames myself

this is a throwaway

In Jan - Feb 2020 I had an encounter with a big streamer in L.A.

He was exposed earlier this year for sexually harassing his roommates

Despite this, because I had two older family members die back to back in May and June I didn’t think I would have the emotional energy to admit this publicly but Im tired of people not knowing how much of a monster he REALLY is.

I was really thirsty for him and had been following him for a few months before I DMed him, after moving to L.A., I remember saying some really corny sarcastic joke talking about how I thought he was unique cause he was a streamer into fitness and not a tubby or ugly looking incel. Two weeks or so later he DMed me back.

We talked off and on for a month or so on IG before he asked to meet for lunch and game together IRL.

We met at restaurants in L.A. 3 times before he asked to hang out and game privately.

It made sense because he lived in a shared - streamer house and he mentioned preferring not bring women he liked or were interested in back to the house because everything is "public" and how he likes his privacy.

I was also SO blindly enamored by the fact such a popular streamer in such a popular crew was interested in chilling with me.

So I said yes...When we got to my house he immediately pulled out liquor from his backpack and asked if Id be down to play drunk smash bros (I had mentioned this as a pastime my HS friends and I did back in Oakland) because I made it seem so fun; and of course loser drinks. I ended up getting really f*cked up because I kept losing. as we were playing he moved closer and closer to me until we started making out. Its still really fuzzy but he ended up on top of me, with his entire weight and his hand down my pants. Im 113 lbs, and he was idk 180?? i think. I just know I couldnt move

when his hands were down my pants I remember getting really scared because I couldnt move and i was slurring my words. I told him to stop before anything really happened, I wasn't ready yet and didnt want to be fingered or have sex but he didn't listen. He kept trying like it was a f*cking debate. All he kept talking about was I need to give him a chance to prove himself and that he's been wanting to f*ck since we first met and he knows I want him too.

I was remembering everything that happened to me in middle school when my now deceased uncle violated me and no matter how much I pleaded to stop it didnt. I froze while Fed was inside me for 5 or 6 mins wit

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 2
💬︎
👤︎ u/Habesha97
📅︎ Oct 27 2020
🚨︎ report
What are the best place's to get my smooch on, in a car, without being bothered in atlanta?

Hey reddit! this saturday i get to see my gal pal for a very limited time, and don't really have access to private housing or money for a hotel room. I'm wondering what are your favoritest spots to get your smooch on, without being disturbed! And by smooch i mean sex.

EDIT: problem solved, gonna use not-my-supervisors apartment. thanks for the input y'all! http://threewordphrase.com/stuff.htm

👍︎ 10
📰︎ r/Atlanta
💬︎
📅︎ Apr 17 2015
🚨︎ report
[Unresolved Murder] Four years after her father's unsolved murder, a six-year-old's body was found wrapped in plastic in a Sacramento dumpster in 1975. Initially ruled a tragic accident of "child's play," her case was reopened as an unsolved homicide in 2015: What really happened to Harriet Riley?

I'm back to cover more Sacramento cold cases. But this time, researching one cold case murder uncovered another. I've spent nearly six months down this rabbit hole, but I'm left with more questions than answers. You can find links to and clippings from my sources, most of which are contemporaneous news articles, on my blog post about Harriet Riley's case (I'm unsure of the legality of linking to them on Reddit, given I had to pay for access). This is a long one, so bare with me.


Harriet Elizabeth Riley was born to Mamie and Harold Riley somewhere in Florida on February 26, 1968. She was the third of the Georgia-born couple’s children, with two older brothers, and---according to some reports---possibly an unnamed younger brother.

The Rileys were listed in the 1964 Sacramento Suburban City Directory as living at 545 Lindsay Ave. It’s unclear when exactly the Riley family moved to and from Sacramento; however, Mamie and Harold don’t appear again in the area until 1971, when they’re listed as living at 215 Olmstead Drive.

But one can infer that the Riley family’s temporary absence from Sacramento coincided with the patriarch’s time in the service. Mr. Riley spent over a decade in the US Air Force, during much of which he was stationed at the now de-commissioned McClellan Air Force Base in North Sacramento. Harold worked his way up to the rank of technical sergeant from his enlistment in 1958 to his 1971 discharge. Likely in the early 1970s, he did a tour in Thailand. VA records indicate the family had moved back to Sacramento upon his 1971 return to the states.

#Harold Riley was discharged from the Air Force less than a month before he was murdered in 1971.

Mamie was already in bed but awake when her husband arrived home just after midnight on September 27. Harold fetched her a glass of soda from the kitchen, and then stripped down to his t-shirt and undershorts in the bedroom. He’d just gone back to the kitchen for something when she heard a gunshot and a scream.

Harold shouted, “Shorty!”, her nickname, as Mamie ran to the kitchen. There she found her 31-year-old husband lying face down on the floor, already unconscious and dying. The fatal shot that entered the left side of Harold’s back was ap

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 925
💬︎
📅︎ Nov 05 2017
🚨︎ report
The "Bumper Bike" post got me thinking. Let's talk about our favorite local B-list celebrities.

Bumper Bike. Violin Lady. Sombrero Man. The Old Man At Sunoco In Bloomfield Who Dresses Like Parappa The Rapper. There's lot of people in our city who are famous simply for being themselves! And they're not all old crazy bums.

Okay, a lot of them are old crazy bums.

Still...let's make a list of weird local figures, past and present.

👍︎ 7
📰︎ r/pittsburgh
💬︎
📅︎ Jul 16 2013
🚨︎ report
The Oakland County Child Killer - Part 2

The Oakland County Child Killer aka The Babysitter - Part two: Suspects and the tangled web they weave

This is where the reading gets more disturbing, because this is a whole assorted crew of really fucking sick bastards, a crew that spans across the Midwest and the whole economic spectrum. I learned how to bold, and will use it.

Sources - some are not MSM and could be called unreliable - Topix and Websleuths are the two specific ones, as they are just a collection of words in space with no way to verify. There are two specific posters who say they're victims of this crew, and go into very specific details that are corroborated with enough reading. There's also a book called Portraits in the Snow - it's written by a woman who grew up in the Cass Corridor in Detroit and lived on the fringe of this group of deviants. I've tried hard to source MSM to cross-reference 'unverifiable claims'. FWIW - I believe them. I also write with a little humor here and there - but only because this is just so dark and disturbing, just trying to lighten up a depressing read - not at all to detract from how serious these crimes are.

BUT - and a huge but - this case attracts some really fucking crazy people that tend to take over and ruin message boards dedicated to investigating it. Proceed with caution in that area if you go sleuthing.

Also proceed with caution Googling any names below - almost every single one of them has been in legal trouble for child pornography. And... they all know each other! How interesting!

Let's start with Chris Busch, the man Barry King is convinced killed his son - and introduce some of his friends.

This article is from reporter Marilyn Wright, who is noteworthy in the OCR text here stating "Two investigative series and related stories about an illicit nationwide homosexual pornography operation were considered to be in a separate category. (See Editor's Note this page.) The stories by reporter Marilyn Wright had significant state and national scope and impact. They were locally generated but dealt with issues and events that went far beyond the Grand Traverse region in the Traverse Record-Eagle"

**Article here - in the OCR text at the bottom - "State police seized 18 rolls of film from a Marine City man who was named in the corporation papers of Brother Paul's Children's Mission, an alleged hom

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 131
💬︎
📅︎ Dec 10 2017
🚨︎ report
[Wednesday, June 13 2018] The US, Canada, Mexico have won joint bid to host 2026 World Cup; Kim Jong Un has accepted President Trump's invitation to visit Washington, DC; Mars rover Opportunity has survived 5,161 days longer than expected; Milky Way is twice as wide as astronomers previously thought

#/r/worldnews

  • /u/soopninjas

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Comments || Link

  • /u/ManiaforBeatles

Church of Scientology staffer in Quebec City earned $70 for nearly 39 hours of work, document shows - Organization says its staff are 'religious workers,' but expert says that title doesn't exist in Quebec law

Comments || Link

  • /u/AssuredlyAThrowAway

[Title Post] The United States, Canada, and Mexico have won their joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup.

Comments || Link

  • /u/AssuredlyAThrowAway

[Title Post] North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he has accepted President Trump's invitation to visit Washington, D.C., Korean Central News Agency confirmed.

Comments || Link


#/r/news

  • /u/Yamamba78

Jogger who trashed homeless man's things charged with robbery in new dispute

Comments || Link

  • /u/TragicDonut

DOJ arrests thousands of child sex offenders during nationwide operation

Comments || Link


#/r/UpliftingNews

  • /u/alions123

Abandoned baby bunny nursed and adopted by ‘gentle giant’ Polish sheep dog.

Comments || [Link](https://www.express.co.uk/news/nature/973655

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 143
📰︎ r/tldr
💬︎
👤︎ u/kaunis
📅︎ Jun 14 2018
🚨︎ report
The Genius of Chappelle

Be warned, I indulged myself and wrote a really, really long piece on Dave Chappelle's new Netflix specials. It started off as a three page review, and just kept growing. THIS IS NOT AN AD! I just love comedy. Anyone kind enough to read it through please let me know what you think! Happy New Year to you all!

TL:DR: Dave Chappelle delivers a great end to his long career, going out on top with his dignity intact (for now). The rest are just the ramblings of a long-winded guy sitting at his computer and petting his cat.

I heard a lot of laughing when I watched Dave Chappelle’s new Netflix specials last night; Dave Chappelle: The Bird Revelation and Dave Chappelle: Equanimity. Dave is a legend, and early in Equanimity when he states, “that’s why they pay me the big bucks, bitches,” after a particularly well crafted bit, you know there is nothing egotistical in him saying it. He really is just that great. (I may have added that “bitches” part at the end of the quote, but it does sound like something he’d say.) With these two specials, dropped one after another on the last two days of a turbulent 2017, it’s obvious Dave is right back in the swing of things. If these weren’t his last two shows, I’d think he was signing a deal with Netflix to get his own show, again. He calls back to some of his Chappelle’s Show sketches with the voices and mannerisms he uses during bits in these newest two, and all of his fans should buckle up and prepare for a wild and hilarious look into one of the greatest comedic, and philosophical, minds our society has to offer. Mr. Chappelle is a master of his craft, but I wonder how many people actually heard what the he had to say?

Now, if you came to read this and find out whether or not to watch it, leave now, it’s fucking hilarious and you won’t be disappointed. But if you’re curious, and care to indulge a long winded author who needs an editor, I’ll take you inside of what I see as the deepest bit to ever leave the depths of a tortured souls mind. And a piece of pure comedy gold to boot.

There are a lot of funny comedians out there, and I have nothing but respect for anyone who finds something that they love and and does that thing. I feel like that’s the key to happiness, honestly, and it’s gonna take a lot of work to reach even half the heights of someone like Chappelle, but anything that is good in life will be worth that long climb. I believe Dave Chappelle to be the peak of what all comics should aspire to be, and h

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 14
📰︎ r/comedy
💬︎
👤︎ u/Thelucidsk
📅︎ Jan 03 2018
🚨︎ report
North Fox Island, Circa 1975-76 Unsolved Serial Killings

https://catherinebroad.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/

>NORTH FOX ISLAND, CIRCA 1975-76

>Posted: March 12, 2013 | Author: cathybroad

>That ought to set off a few serious Google alerts, as will some of the words and names I mention below. It will make for interesting reading in the statistics page of my blog, kind of like when my reader from the Netherlands/Denmark checked in a few weeks ago. Never showed up again, but I’m sure he found a way to enter the site without disclosing a location and I’m sure he’ll be back after today’s post. I predict a pick-up in site traffic on this post.

>As I pointed out in yesterday’s post, in the wake of the arrest of Busch, Greene and Bennett on CSC charges in Flint, Genessee County Prosecutor Robert F. Leonard stated that the defendants may have passed boys from one to another and that the scheme may have had nationwide ties. He further stated that his office was investigating the possibility that the defendants may have been linked to Grosse Pointe multimillionaire Francis D. Shelden, missing since his “youth camp” on Fox Island turned out to be a pedophile and child porn haven. That investigation didn’t amount to much. And Mr. Leonard will get top billing in a subsequent post on my blog.

>My brother Mark and I were talking about this Fox Island nightmare recently and he noted how shocking it is that the Fox Island story died once back in the day, and once again when it was revealed in the news over the last 5 years. As he said, “I can’t even think of how many boys were violated, and how many powerful people were involved. There HAVE GOT to be some records with the FBI or other LE. Just think if the story hit the press today, the outrage and outcry that would happen?” But there was no outcry back then and the lid is tighter on this file than it is on the OCCK file. I can only surmise this is because the many perpetrators were the kind of people who had money—and a lot of it–as well as power and prestige. And their victims were powerless.

>The following is based on news articles from 1975-1977 and file documents received pursuant to a FOIA request to the MSP concerning their Fox Island investigation. The men involved in this pedophile and child pornography ring must have had ice water coursing through their veins. This is a truly disturbing story with an even more disturbing “end.” These animals make Jerry Sandusky look like a rank amateur. But the story never got any traction in spite

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 35
💬︎
👤︎ u/Jmk1981
📅︎ Oct 05 2015
🚨︎ report
Drew And Mike – June 6, 2018
... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 6
💬︎
👤︎ u/Cauterized
📅︎ Jun 07 2018
🚨︎ report
Great Moments In Warrior History

So I just got an email from a friend with this awesome list. Apparently his comedian friend/die hard warrior fan has been posting some of his favorite warrior moments. It not my original content but I felt I had to post it. Reading through it makes me think about how vehemently Dub Nation defends this team. Our fan base is so passionate and the organization has put us through many trials and tribulations. It makes this historic run so much sweeter. I am going to continue to try enjoy >the moment< because we all know, nothing gold can stay. except of course for the blood in my heart. GO DUBS!!!!!!!

#1 Great Moments In Warriors History: Don Nelson Brings A Bud Light To The Postgame Press Conference

"The more scotch I drink, the better the game plan gets." - Don Nelson, 2007

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdmDFJNnuA8

#2 Great Moments In Warriors History: Mike Dunleavy Junior Gets A Standing Ovation

In 2001, the Warriors added Jason Richardson, Troy Murphy, and Gilbert Arenas in a single draft. Quite a collection of talent, and with the third pick in the 2002 draft, they had a great chance to add to their young nucleus. Instead, they picked Mike Dunleavy Junior.

Dunleavy had won a national title with Duke as a sophomore. He was tall, but too skinny to play forward. He was a great outside shooter in college, but didn't develop three-point range until his sixth year in the league. Mike's father was an NBA coach, so the Warriors were hoping his family pedigree would extend to the next generation. Mike Dunleavy Senior was a pretty disappointing NBA coach, so they weren't exactly wrong.

On March 23, 2005, MDJ finally won the affection of Warriors fans. After a terrible offensive foul call against him, Dunleavy lost his mind, screaming at the ref and earning a rare "flagrant technical," leading to his immediate ejection. One can only assume he suggested that the referee had sexual relations with his mother, or at least suggested that he should make love to himself. The ejection didn't stop the rampage, however. Dunleavy kept screaming at the ref, until the entire team interceded, and then he took his jersey off and flung it into the crowd. The arena rose at once to applaud.

That was the last time they'd cheer. Dunleavy signed a wildly unpopular contract extension that fall, and muddled through two more seasons in Oakland before being traded to Indiana. The Warriors immediately made the playoffs. Dunleavy eventually reached the postseason in 20

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 8
📰︎ r/warriors
💬︎
📅︎ Jun 04 2016
🚨︎ report
[Electrical Aversion Therapy] [Mind Control: CIA] Involuntary electrical aversion therapy on Black Panther Huey Newton and other prisoners

Excerpt from:

https://princeray.wordpress.com/tag/aversion-therapy/

>By July 1969, the Black Panther Party for Self Defense had become the primary focus of the FBI’s COINTELPRO and the CIA’s OPERATION CHAOS covert programs, and was ultimately the target of 233 of the total 295 authorized “Black Nationalist” COINTELPRO actions. The October 28, 1967 assault on Huey was part of the government’s secret coordinated counterintelligence operations to neutralize Huey and the BPPSD.

At a meeting of Federal prison administrators in 1962, MIT Dr. Edgar Schein, social psychologist, suggested using Chinese Thought Reform on prisoners as a policy. James V. Bennett, then Chief of the Bureau of Prisons thought it was a good idea. Dr. Schein:

This [thought reform] “model” of behavior and attitude change is a general one which can encompass phenomena as widely separated as brainwashing and rehabilitation in a prison or a mental hospital. I would like to have you think of brainwashing not in terms of politics, ethics and morals, but in terms of deliberate changing of behavior and attitudes by a group of men who have relatively complete control over the environment in which the captive population lives. [These changes can be induced by] isolation, sensory deprivation, segregation of leaders, spying, tricking men into signing written statements which are then shown to others, placing individuals whose will power has been severely weakened into a living situation with others more advanced in thought reform, character invalidation, humiliations, sleeplessness, rewarding subservience, and fear [emphasis added]. [3]

In 1945, James Van Benschoten Bennett , President of the American Prison Association, was in Nazi Germany visiting concentration camps and setting up American Military Government German prisons that at that time was involved in the illusionary “denazification” thought reform.[4] It’s ironic that Bennett’s thought reform program was too drastic for the BEAST, The World’s Greatest Racial Mass Murderers, but good enough for thousands of Black and Brown inmates who were guilty of struggling for freedom, and mostly economic and drug related crimes.

Dr. Schein was an S factor (Stanford University) fiend. He earned his masters at Stanford, and Ph.D at Harvard University in 1952 in social psychology. Dr. Schein is yet another scientist that migrated to the United States from Nazi-dominated countries to set national policy more consistent with Nazi Germany racial polic

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 2
💬︎
📅︎ Oct 21 2017
🚨︎ report
12 Years in Federal Prison for Ecstacy, Oshan’s First Open Letter from Prison

10/30/13

Dear Friends & Allies,

On October 20th I celebrated my 36th birthday – it was my first birthday incarcerated and I was fairly miserable, lonely and sad. I received many birthday cards and emails but despite having such a loving family and so many supportive friends, I often feel lonely and isolated in here.

On November 1st I will have been incarcerated for one full year. I was at the county jail in Oakland for 7 months and I have been at this federal prison outside of Denver, CO for five months.

Prison life is much better than county jail time. As I described in my previous open letters, county jail was pretty horrific. Shortly before I left the county jail an older Mexican man in the cell next to mine attempted suicide by smashing his head into the wall. When the guard opened the door, I saw the man laying on the floor with a very large pool of blood expanding around his head. I heard that he had received news that day from his lawyer that his request not to be deported back to Mexico had been denied, and that he attempted to kill himself because he feared certain retribution from drug cartels in Mexico. I share this story to illustrate just one example of of our criminal justice system and the cruel results of our drug and immigration policies.

Being transported from county jail was a difficult experience. Were handcuffed to a chain around are waists' so that we couldn't move are hands away from our bodies, with the handcuffs digging into our wrists. The chain around the waist is connected by another chain which is connected to tight shackles around the feet. While we are loaded on and off the airplane, there are officers around with automatic weapons. On my way to the prison I was kept awake for 36 hours and given no food or water for 12+ hours. By the time I arrived at the prison, my whole body was achey and cramped and I had a bad headache and kidney pain from dehydration. Like many aspects of incarceration, it surprised me how cruel and medieval these practices seem.

The prison I'm at is considered one of the less violent federal prisons. There are lots of resources and activities to keep busy. The former CEO of Enron and the former Governor of Illinois are incarcerated here. Unfortunately 60%+ of the inmates here are sex-offenders which makes it a challenging environment for me to be in, especially since I was a victim of child abuse as a child. I've been spending time focusing on spirituality, personal growth and education. I've

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 35
📰︎ r/Drugs
💬︎
👤︎ u/dplanman
📅︎ Nov 14 2013
🚨︎ report
Season Two Episode 11 (Part One) - Palo Alto

[Sorry about last night]

18 May 2017 0913 (PST) FBI Field Office San Francisco, California

Erica Switzer frowned, as she spoke to the Detective from Berkeley. The call was a repeat of all the others she'd made since the website revealed the Bay Area as the next stop for the team.

One look over to Irwin Kelso could tell that his phone calls to the authorities in Oakland were going to same way. The slow shake of his head, accompanied by an aggravated look, confirmed it.

Another swing, followed by another miss.

She hung up the phone, and looked to Kelso.

“Nothing,” he said.

“Same here,” she replied.

“Why did Weiss go through all the trouble to get us out here, only not to deliver?”

“Perhaps we're missing something,” Switzer replied, “this is inconsistent with his normal behavior.”

“We don't exactly have a very large sample size to judge him by,” Kelso replied.

Switzer shook her head. “I think we've got enough, Irwin. He's doing this for a reason, there's more to it than toying with us, so the problem has to be on our end.”

“You seem rather sure of that, Erica.”

“I am.”

“Then, what are we missing?”

Kelso asked a good question, and Switzer knew it. Since the revealing of the GPS coordinates, which they quickly discovered belonged to Stanford Medical Center, they'd scrambled to find a body consistent with the other Libby overdoses.

After striking out with the officials at Stanford, they widened their search to include the surrounding city of Palo Alto. After that query came up empty, they looked at neighboring cities, with the same result.

It wasn't consistent with anything Weiss had done so far to make them work this hard. She didn't think that was the purpose of this game. She agreed with the theory that Weiss, and his backers, were using the FBI to make someone else uncomfortable. If that was the case, he'd want it to be obvious.

What in the hell were they missing?

“We've got no John Does, no suspicious camera outages, nothing to indicate Weiss was here,” the disgusted look remained on Kelso's face.

“And it sounds like Craig and Vance actually got a lead in West Virginia.”

“So, why are we in California, and where is our dead pervert?”

“We've eliminated the local jurisdictions, the ER, the hospital itself. Where does that leave us?”

After a moment of silence, Kelso started slowly nodding. “Actually, there's one thing at the hospital we haven't eliminated.”

“What's that?”

“The parking garage.”

Kelso pulled out his

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 3
💬︎
📅︎ Sep 14 2017
🚨︎ report
Wanted sex offender from Waterloo caught during eclipse in Cedar Rapids - Freedom Eclipsed - Another Bad Actor off the Streets

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 33%. (I'm a bot)


> On Monday United States Marshals arrested a Waterloo man in Cedar Rapids who was wanted on sex offense charges as he seemed to be trying to get a better view of the solar eclipse.

> According to a media release from the marshal service, Ladarius Martez Blue, 26, had been wanted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for failing to register as a sex offender.

> The Blue search came as part of an &quot;Operation Most Wanted&quot; initiative by the U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force as authorities are searching for subjects from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry who are listed as most wanted or as whereabouts unknown, according to the release.

> NIFTF members approached Blue to take him into custody, but on approach Blue attempted to evade them, leading them on a foot pursuit through the northeast part of Cedar Rapids.

> Authorities were able to capture Blue after &quot;a concerned citizen&quot; called law enforcement to tell them that they had seen a man climb into their yard waste container, according to the release.

> According to the release, NIFTF was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff&#039;s Office and the Cedar Rapids Police Department in taking Blue into custody without further incident at the 800 block of Oakland Road NE. Blue was then transported to the Linn County Correctional Center where he faces additional charges.


Summary Source | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Blue^#1 release^#2 Rapids^#3 Cedar^#4 Iowa^#5

Post found in /r/The_Donald, /r/TheDonaldNews and [/r/offbeat](http://np.reddit.com/r/offbeat/comments/6vbfnj/solar_eclipse_helps_marshals_cat

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 2
📰︎ r/autotldr
💬︎
👤︎ u/autotldr
📅︎ Aug 24 2017
🚨︎ report
President Clinton in Antioch, CA

Unless you live in the Bay Area, you've probably only heard of Antioch as "the place where they found Jaycee Dugard." Yeah, that was us. I lived about a mile and a half away, I'd walked past that driveway countless times... This is not a small town, but it felt like that day. People still grieve for our collective ignorance.

But it's not like Antioch is a stranger to crime. The apartment complex I used to live in was routinely used to re-home sex offenders. At one point, we were the car theft capital of California. The city was so broke during the great recession that we had 7 police officers for a town of over 100,000 people. Gangs would come from Oakland and Richmond and Stockton to commit crimes here, because they knew they'd get away with it.

On the other hand, I live near the San Joaquin River in "Old Antioch". It's full of big shady trees surrounding Victorian houses and craftsman bungalows built in the 1920's. It has a downtown with potential that there's always talk about revitalizing, but there's never any money. Restaurants and antique shows come and go, but we have an old-fashioned theater and there's a jazz fest every year.

We're 45 miles away from San Francisco, which is 90 minutes or more during the rush hours. BART ends one town before us. The top employers are Kaiser Permanente and the school district. It's a commuter city, but out on the fringes and often forgotten.

I've lived in Antioch for 14 years now, and it's still hard for me to say that it feels like home. I'm from the Florida Panhandle where you still have to "come out" as a Democrat and risk retaliation. My Mom is from Arkansas, so Bill is her boy. I turned 18 in 1992 and he was my very first vote.

So, today, President William Jefferson Clinton came to Antioch. About 300 people turned up to a local elementary school to hear him speak. We waited in line for 2 hours in 90+ heat to get into the small area that was fenced off for the event.

There were no seats, there was no shade, we were standing crowded together on asphalt. And we waited for another hour. We waited through local politicians, preachers, and blasting music of indeterminate vintage. The dedicated campaign volunteers kept trying to get chants going. I hope they understood, it wasn't that we weren't enthusiastic -- we were just hot!

By the time our Congressman got up on the black of the pickup truck (yes, you read that right) to introduce President Clinton, I was queasy and shaking and I wasn't th

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 8
💬︎
📅︎ Jun 06 2016
🚨︎ report
[Table] IAmA exotic dancer. Got any questions about strip clubs? Curious about the backstage? Wanna know what we're thinking? AMA!

Verified? (This bot cannot verify AMAs just yet)

Date: 2012-11-20

Link to submission (Has self-text)

Link to my post

Questions Answers
1) I have always wanted to date a stripper. Any advice on meeting one for a serious relationship? FWIW I am interested in people that see society from different angles than most. 2) How much is a proper tip on "pervert row" for an entire set? I usually tip $1-5 a song. 3) How many times are you propositioned in an evening for your real name or other personal information? 4) What is the worst thing someone can do as a customer? 5) Craziest thing a stripper has been fired for? 6) Do a lot of girls have pimps/boyfriends that take their money? 7) What drugs are you and/or coworkers on in a given night? 8) Are strip clubs a good place to find drugs? 9) What are a couple tricks you use to get dudes to dump their pockets? 10) How much do you tip at a sit down restaurant? 11) What is the oldest stripper you have worked with? 12) How does a female get into the biz? 13) What short and long term goals are you most excited about? 14) How much do you normally make in a week? 15) What is the most money you have made in a night? 16) What are the ranges of penis sizes you have had inside you? What is your prefered? 17) Do you get paid by your club? Do you tip anyone out? 18) Are the liquor drinks in your place poured lite? 19) What do you plan on doing after? 20) What is something funny someone has been kicked out for? Dating a stripper is easy, DO NOT BE JEALOUS. We are not at the club boyfriend shopping at first. Make us chase you a little, and if we trick you into the VIP on the first visit, you are not going to get anywhere. Better to just 'bump into her' and 'meet' in a public place and let her decide wether you are not threatening. If you see her out, and she locks eyes with you, go for it. Pervert row is really wonderful. You should tip however much you think her performance deserves, some girls are pretty with no performance. But a guy might think she deserves 100$. It's always up to you, but I suggest that if a girl is up there giving it her all, smiling and is a good performer, please at least give 1$ even if you don't stick
... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 18
📰︎ r/tabled
💬︎
📅︎ Nov 21 2012
🚨︎ report
The Barbara Boxer Scandal: part 1

poster: antidisinfodoc, original conspiracy link


The Capitol Hill rumor mill has been running overtime of late with words to the effect that Senator Barbara Boxer is planning on an early retirement. At a San Francisco press conference held in early September the Senator took the opportunity to address these rumors with a staunch denial. According to San Francisco Chronicle reporter John Wildermuth she stated, "I'm not resigning, of course not. Those rumors are bizarre - I love California and I love my job." In his article Wildermuth cites three reasons why Mrs. Boxer might be considering resignation: her advanced age (73), frustration over legislative gridlock, and Boxer's empty campaign coffers. Unfortunately for the reading public, Wildermuth's synopsis was incomplete. There's yet another factor he failed to include as a possible reason for an early retirement of the Senator, one which not only might force her to resign, but land her in jail as well. Summed up in a phrase, the accusation is simple: Senator Boxer lied on her resume.

Difficult though it may be to believe that a sitting Senator, a public figure who has withstood scrutiny in the public eye for decades, could possibly have pulled off such a stunt, a cursory review of the facts proves the point. For those willing to check for themselves, a simple series of google searches illustrates the matter in stark detail. All one need do is enter in the search terms as follows. First, as a means of calling up copies of the Senator's fraudulent resume, place the following terms in a google search window: "Barbara Boxer" + "Wall Street Securities Firm". Checking the results, a plethora of renditions of the Senator's resume come up, all of which attest to the fact that for the period 1962 through 1965 the honorable Boxer claimed to have worked for a company called "Wall Street Securities Firm" in the capacity of a stockbroker.

To prove the assertion regarding the falsity of this claim, one need only scrutinize the name of her supposed employer: "Wall Street Securities Firm". Note that in all of the examples of her resume provided by the initial search, the name of the firm in question is all capitalized, indicating that this is to be regarded as a proper noun, the actual name of the employer. It should hardly require pointing out that this assertion is ridiculous

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 2
📰︎ r/conspiro
💬︎
📅︎ Sep 23 2014
🚨︎ report
Day 90 of "peaceful protests"

Another day, another riot

On the same day @tedwheeler rejected federal law enforcement resources, a mob of DSA, antifa & BLM radicals gathered at his condo. They’ve locked themselves together in the lobby & demand his resignation & the defunding of police. #PortlandRiots

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299541314858434560?s=19

BLM protester tells comrades to go directly to @tedwheeler’s condo door. They’re staging a coup to force him out of office & to defund police. #PortlandRiots

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299543345560129536?s=19

His name isn’t on the Wisconsin sex offender registry anymore because he’s deceased.

I can see why SPLC had you as a researcher once.

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299391382683963392?s=19

Do my eyes deceive me? All the way from Portland, Oregon - the Black Lives Matter Snack Van has gone coast to coast, pulling into downtown Washington, DC #BlackLivesMatter  #Portland #DC

https://twitter.com/BGOnTheScene/status/1299552042894217223?s=19

Security for @tedwheeler’s condo said a while ago they called police but no one has showed up so far. That part of the Pearl District in NW Portland is currently completely occupied by far-left protesters demanding he resign. #PortlandRiots

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299551861721018368?s=19

Rioters are vandalizing @tedwheeler’s condo building with what looks like red paint. #PortlandRiots

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299559461929930752?s=19

There’s some type of antifa concert outside of @tedwheeler’s condo as part of the occupation tonight. This is where they previously set up an autonomous zone in honor of a man who tried to kill people with a gun before being killed by police himself.

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299562132699115526?s=19

There’s an antifa mosh pit outside @tedwheeler’s condo now. In addition to loud music, they’re flashing lights into his building. #PortlandRiots

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299571542875987968?s=19

Antifa and BLM are flashing strobe lights into @tedwheeler’s condo building in NW Portland. They’re also hosting a metal concert on the street, blocking the road. In the condo lobby, occupiers have chained themselves together demanding he resign.

https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1299572865004498945?s=19

His girlfriend says he went in to attack the Kenosha teen with a skateboard to protect her & others? Huber has a criminal history for repeat domestic abuse.

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 22
💬︎
📅︎ Aug 29 2020
🚨︎ report
The Oakland County Child Killer aka The Babysitter - Part 2 of 4.

The Oakland County Child Killer aka The Babysitter - Part two: Suspects and the tangled web they weave

I'm editing and polishing the last two - so posting those tomorrow or Monday.

This is where the reading gets more disturbing, because this is a whole assorted crew of really fucking sick bastards, a crew that spans across the Midwest and the whole economic spectrum. I learned how to bold, and will use it.

Sources - some are not MSM and could be called unreliable - Topix and Websleuths are the two specific ones, as they are just a collection of words in space with no way to verify. There are two specific posters who say they're victims of this crew, and go into very specific details that are corroborated with enough reading. There's also a book called Portraits in the Snow - it's written by a woman who grew up in the Cass Corridor in Detroit and lived on the fringe of this group of deviants. I've tried hard to source MSM to cross-reference 'unverifiable claims'. FWIW - I believe them. I also write with a little humor here and there - but only because this is just so dark and disturbing, just trying to lighten up a depressing read - not at all to detract from how serious these crimes are.

BUT - and a huge but - this case attracts some really fucking crazy people that tend to take over and ruin message boards dedicated to investigating it. Proceed with caution in that area if you go sleuthing.

Also proceed with caution Googling any names below - almost every single one of them has been in legal trouble for child pornography. And... they all know each other! How interesting!

Let's start with Chris Busch, the man Barry King is convinced killed his son - and introduce some of his friends.

This article is from reporter Marilyn Wright, who is noteworthy in the OCR text here stating "Two investigative series and related stories about an illicit nationwide homosexual pornography operation were considered to be in a separate category. (See Editor's Note this page.) The stories by reporter Marilyn Wright had significant state and national scope and impact. They were locally generated but dealt with issues and events that went far beyond the Grand Traverse region in the Traverse Record-Eagle"

**Article here - in the OCR text at the bottom - "State police seized 18 rolls of film from a Marine City man who was named

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 128
💬︎
📅︎ Feb 14 2016
🚨︎ report
Solar eclipse helps marshals catch ‘most wanted’ sex offender

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 33%. (I'm a bot)


> On Monday United States Marshals arrested a Waterloo man in Cedar Rapids who was wanted on sex offense charges as he seemed to be trying to get a better view of the solar eclipse.

> According to a media release from the marshal service, Ladarius Martez Blue, 26, had been wanted by the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation for failing to register as a sex offender.

> The Blue search came as part of an &quot;Operation Most Wanted&quot; initiative by the U.S. Marshals Northern Iowa Fugitive Task Force as authorities are searching for subjects from the Iowa Sex Offender Registry who are listed as most wanted or as whereabouts unknown, according to the release.

> NIFTF members approached Blue to take him into custody, but on approach Blue attempted to evade them, leading them on a foot pursuit through the northeast part of Cedar Rapids.

> Authorities were able to capture Blue after &quot;a concerned citizen&quot; called law enforcement to tell them that they had seen a man climb into their yard waste container, according to the release.

> According to the release, NIFTF was assisted by the Linn County Sheriff&#039;s Office and the Cedar Rapids Police Department in taking Blue into custody without further incident at the 800 block of Oakland Road NE. Blue was then transported to the Linn County Correctional Center where he faces additional charges.


Summary Source | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: Blue^#1 release^#2 Rapids^#3 Cedar^#4 Iowa^#5

Post found in /r/offbeat.

NOTICE: This thread is for discussing the submission topic. Please do not discuss the concept of the autotldr bot here.

👍︎ 2
📰︎ r/autotldr
💬︎
👤︎ u/autotldr
📅︎ Aug 22 2017
🚨︎ report
12 Years in Federal Prison for Ecstasy, Oshan’s First Open Letter from Prison

10/30/13

Dear Friends & Allies,

On October 20th I celebrated my 36th birthday – it was my first birthday incarcerated and I was fairly miserable, lonely and sad. I received many birthday cards and emails but despite having such a loving family and so many supportive friends, I often feel lonely and isolated in here.

On November 1st I will have been incarcerated for one full year. I was at the county jail in Oakland for 7 months and I have been at this federal prison outside of Denver, CO for five months.

Prison life is much better than county jail time. As I described in my previous open letters, county jail was pretty horrific. Shortly before I left the county jail an older Mexican man in the cell next to mine attempted suicide by smashing his head into the wall. When the guard opened the door, I saw the man laying on the floor with a very large pool of blood expanding around his head. I heard that he had received news that day from his lawyer that his request not to be deported back to Mexico had been denied, and that he attempted to kill himself because he feared certain retribution from drug cartels in Mexico. I share this story to illustrate just one example of of our criminal justice system and the cruel results of our drug and immigration policies.

Being transported from county jail was a difficult experience. Were handcuffed to a chain around are waists' so that we couldn't move are hands away from our bodies, with the handcuffs digging into our wrists. The chain around the waist is connected by another chain which is connected to tight shackles around the feet. While we are loaded on and off the airplane, there are officers around with automatic weapons. On my way to the prison I was kept awake for 36 hours and given no food or water for 12+ hours. By the time I arrived at the prison, my whole body was achey and cramped and I had a bad headache and kidney pain from dehydration. Like many aspects of incarceration, it surprised me how cruel and medieval these practices seem.

The prison I'm at is considered one of the less violent federal prisons. There are lots of resources and activities to keep busy. The former CEO of Enron and the former Governor of Illinois are incarcerated here. Unfortunately 60%+ of the inmates here are sex-offenders which makes it a challenging environment for me to be in, especially since I was a victim of child abuse as a child. I've been spending time focusing on spirituality, personal growth and education. I've

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 8
💬︎
👤︎ u/dplanman
📅︎ Nov 14 2013
🚨︎ report
Fwd: Oshan’s First Open Letter from Prison

10/30/13

Dear Friends & Allies,

On October 20th I celebrated my 36th birthday – it was my first birthday incarcerated and I was fairly miserable, lonely and sad. I received many birthday cards and emails but despite having such a loving family and so many supportive friends, I often feel lonely and isolated in here.

On November 1st I will have been incarcerated for one full year. I was at the county jail in Oakland for 7 months and I have been at this federal prison outside of Denver, CO for five months.

Prison life is much better than county jail time. As I described in my previous open letters, county jail was pretty horrific. Shortly before I left the county jail an older Mexican man in the cell next to mine attempted suicide by smashing his head into the wall. When the guard opened the door, I saw the man laying on the floor with a very large pool of blood expanding around his head. I heard that he had received news that day from his lawyer that his request not to be deported back to Mexico had been denied, and that he attempted to kill himself because he feared certain retribution from drug cartels in Mexico. I share this story to illustrate just one example of of our criminal justice system and the cruel results of our drug and immigration policies.

Being transported from county jail was a difficult experience. Were handcuffed to a chain around are waists' so that we couldn't move are hands away from our bodies, with the handcuffs digging into our wrists. The chain around the waist is connected by another chain which is connected to tight shackles around the feet. While we are loaded on and off the airplane, there are officers around with automatic weapons. On my way to the prison I was kept awake for 36 hours and given no food or water for 12+ hours. By the time I arrived at the prison, my whole body was achey and cramped and I had a bad headache and kidney pain from dehydration. Like many aspects of incarceration, it surprised me how cruel and medieval these practices seem.

The prison I'm at is considered one of the less violent federal prisons. There are lots of resources and activities to keep busy. The former CEO of Enron and the former Governor of Illinois are incarcerated here. Unfortunately 60%+ of the inmates here are sex-offenders which makes it a challenging environment for me to be in, especially since I was a victim of child abuse as a child. I've been spending time focusing on spirituality, personal growth and education. I've

... keep reading on reddit ➡

👍︎ 3
📰︎ r/inthenews
💬︎
👤︎ u/dplanman
📅︎ Nov 14 2013
🚨︎ report

Please note that this site uses cookies to personalise content and adverts, to provide social media features, and to analyse web traffic. Click here for more information.