Thursday, May 21, 2015

Valerie "Valigator" Parkhurst gets called out for her lack of reading comprehension, then she plays fast and loose with the truth

Valerie Parkhurst aka Valigator, the career criminal now residing in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, is at it again. Earlier this year, AZUnites exposed Val's fraudulent GoFundMe campaign, as well as highlighted her admittance of using confirmation bias in her articles. 

Now, Val has continued the latest campaign of character assassination on her poorly designed, unreadable blog. 

In Valerie Parkhurst's personal obsession with me, she stumbled upon a Master's thesis written in 2011 and posted on the Kansas university scholarly works website. I never knew it existed, personally, but unlike Parkhurst, I'm not so obsessed with Derek Logue, I feel the need to constantly Google myself to see what people are writing about me. Val has a penchant for posting on comments Anti-Registry Movement activists have made as far back as 2009 in an attempt to start a fight. I guess she does not realize that rarely does one read comment sections of articles older than three days, so this strategy of hers does little but waste her time. But if she thinks leaving her droppings on a comment board from 2009 is the way to attack us, more power to her, I guess. 

This will be the only time anyone actually reads shit from her blog. 
So anyways, Val posted this 2011 thesis and proclaimed, "Seems this researcher put Derek Logue (like the bug he is) under glass and had not so glowing reviews about this freak. Funny thing after all these years, Derek doesn't link (anywhere) to this observation about him.."

Master's Theses are rarely published publicly, and when they are, they are not easily found, nor do researchers tend to notify people they are citing works beforehand. The researcher obviously obtained a copy of the Once Fallen eBook as part of his research. Thus, I was never aware of the research paper.

Somehow Valerie Parkhurst thought the article was attacking me much to her delight but the actual article was actually a discussion about how the myths of the American sex offender has negatively impacted the ability of the scientific community to effectively study strategies for reducing sexual abuse. The abstract of the article states the following: 

Sex offenders are the subjects of a discourse suggesting that they are “brutish, disgusting, primitive freaks” who are destined for recidivism. This discourse has provided the rationale for myriad laws designed to control sex offenders. However, these well-intentioned laws create negative outcomes for both sex offenders and society. This paper examines dominant sex offender discourse and discusses evidence that contradicts the prevailing assumptions about sex offenders. In so doing, it questions the efficacy and benefit of current sex offender laws and suggests alternative ways the U.S. can address the problem of child sexual abuse. -- p. iii

In regards to Gray's discussion of Once Fallen, I've included every instance below where Derek Logue/ Once Fallen is discussed in his research paper, entitled, "DEVIANCE AND DISCOURSE: CHILD MOLESTERS IN THE UNITED STATES" -- 

"Derek Logue operates a Web site called OnceFallen.com that advocates for sex offender rights and legislation reform, as well as provides resources for sex offenders after they have been released from incarceration. Derek Logue has also self-published a book about his crime. It is appropriate to use his real name because he is a public figure and his status as a sex offender is public knowledge. Derek’s inclusion in this essay will not reveal any information not already available from other sources." -- p. 11

"Derek Logue, a sex offender who became an activist for sex offender rights, says that sex offenders experience more physical harassment than suggested by Levenson and Cotter’s study. Logue’s assertion is anecdotal, but it is based on his personal experience and activism on behalf of sex offender rights. He argues that offenders are reluctant to report physical altercations out of fear police will blame them for instigating the fight. Logue also points out that sex offenders prefer to “fly under the radar” and avoid unnecessary dealings with law enforcement. It is difficult to judge the validity of Logue’s assertion based on Levenson and Cotter’s study, as the researchers were not affiliated with law enforcement. However, since the study was conducted in court-mandated counseling sessions, it is possible that the offenders worried that their interviews could eventually come to the attention of law enforcement. At least some people express a willingness to harm sex offenders, so it is possible Derek is correct." -- p. 37

"The social isolation, loss of civic identity, and lack of hope is thought to contribute to the risk of recidivism in sex offenders (Robbers 2009:11). Derek Logue expressed the same sentiment during my interview with him. He also wrote about it in his book Once Fallen (Logue 2009:4): “This label [registered sex offender] carries with it a ‘social death sentence’; sex offenders are considered the scourge of society, deserving of death, castration, concentration camps, and torture.” There are not any legal provisions allowing for the torture of sex offenders. Logue is reflecting his personal experience as a sex offender, which seems like civil or social torture to him. His past interferes with his current life. Finding gainful employment was a challenge: “During the next couple of months, I would face rejection after rejection after rejection. I tried offices, manual labor jobs, even fast food, to no avail.” (Logue 2009:24). He cannot live with his girlfriend or spend the night at her house because she has a minor son. (This may seem to be a common sense restriction, but Logue’s crime was against a female. Child molesters often have gender preferences.) Logue has even considered suicide." -- p. 42-43

This is hardly an attack on Derek Logue or Once Fallen, much less against the Anti-Registry Movement in general. In fact, Grey concludes that while he feels most existing laws should still be used to some extent (except residency restrictions) the laws should not apply to all offenders, and serious reforms need to be made to the dialogue regarding sex offender conversations. 

"If lawmakers and officials begin to counter the child molester rhetoric, some of the problems associated with sex offender laws might be alleviated." -- p. 77

"Not only must lawmakers and officials work to change the tone of the conversation about sex offenders, they must acknowledge that the legal system is overwhelmed with the requirements of sex offender control." -- p. 80

"There are alternative strategies for treating sex offenders with low-risk profiles and managing them in the community." -- p. 81

"Whatever reforms are implemented, the way forward will require courageous lawmakers to lead sober conversations that replace “tough on crime” rhetoric with honest evaluations of the effectiveness and essential fairness of the nation’s sex offender laws. A just society cannot tolerate the legal creation of a persistent underclass. Unfortunately, none of the current or recommended strategies prevents molestations in the first place. This remains a difficult area to address. It is impossible to remove risk entirely from children’s lives. My informant, Marshall, has a realistic perspective on the problem: “But I don’t know how effective the laws are in preventing what it is that they want to prevent. I think that the best prevention is good parenting. At the same time, you just can’t prevent some things." -- p. 82 

So now that I happily pointed out to Valerie "Valigator" Parkhurst her error, she cranked up her BS meter to a higher level. She added an addendum to her shit-post, claiming, "Seems to Derek, he thinks this paper is an affirmation of his worthless positions and accuses me of interpreting it incorrectly. I personally think the guy is a hack, but his description of Logue and his background (""Additionally, one out of three victims who became abusers (Logue) had a history of being cruel to animals in their childhoods"""" (Bouvier 2003:446)."

So NOW Val thinks the researcher is a "hack" now that I made her realize that he is in favor of sex offender reforms. Not only that, but Val felt the need to play fast and loose with the written word by ADDING words into the article to make it sound like the researcher is attacking me. 

The actual article that Val claims is attacking me says this:

With a screenshot for added measure
"Though the mechanism that links past molestation with future crime is poorly understood, the study found that other factors in the victim’s history—like poor adult supervision, violence at home, or being abused by a female—were correlated with an increased risk of becoming an abuser. Additionally, one out of three victims who became abusers had a history of being cruel to animals in their childhoods (Bouvier 2003:446)." -- p. 15

Nowhere does the article associate that statement with Derek Logue/ Once Fallen. Val felt that if she added that one word in there to associate me with with a random statement she can somehow salvage the lie she stated by posting this research paper rather than admit that she does not know how to read a college-level report. 

Misreading advanced reading material is something Valerie Parkhurst tends to do on a consistent basis. In fact, I recently called her out on another bogus claim she made on her blog:



Not only did she credit the bogus 52% study to the wrong guy, she took it a step further by posting THE WRONG REPORT on her shit-blog. 

Apparently, when Valerie Parkhurst stated back on her shit-blog on January 4, 2015, "But I, as usual, look for data/opinions/conclusions that re-enforces my position on the issue and as predictable isnt (sic) hard to find," apparently she was lying about these studies being hard to find. But why point out the truth when you can just made things up and post it online, as Parkhurst and her online cohorts has been prone to do? After all, many people don't want to read an 82-page article, they want the Cliff Notes version. 

If Val ever decides to sell a 'Val's Notes" you better demand a refund. 

That pesky confirmation bias. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Man behind Facebook page that named and shamed child sex offenders has a string of indecency convictions himself

Anytime I come across an online hate page on Facebook, I can't help but to wonder how many of them have criminal records (we all know David Rowe from No Peace For Predators has a record, as does Valerie "Valigator" Parkhurst). 

Here is another hypocrite running another anti-Registrant FB page.


Man behind Facebook page that named and shamed child sex offenders has a string of indecency convictions himself
BY DAVID YOUNG AND GEORGE JACKSON – 12 MAY 2015

A self-appointed moral guardian who set up a Facebook page to name and shame convicted child sex offenders has a string of convictions for indecency himself.

'Paedophile hunter' Joseph McCloskey (39) has been exposed as a career criminal with a total of 96 previous convictions, including four for indecency, as well as a host of others for drugs - including supplying Class A drugs - public order and road traffic offences.

The Limavady man's 23-year criminal career emerged yesterday when he appeared at Londonderry Magistrates Court charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm in the city centre on September 20 last year. He pleaded guilty to the assault and was released on bail, and will be sentenced on June 12.

McCloskey's record of offending averages four convictions a year.

He was at the centre of a legal storm earlier this year when he and social media giant Facebook were successfully sued by a sex offender who had been identified on a page, Keeping Our Kids Safe From Predators 2, operated by McCloskey.

The courtroom victory provoked a storm of outrage on McCloskey's behalf after the exposed paedophile was awarded damages. Mr Justice Stephens said that McCloskey's Facebook site "was an attempt to hunt a sex offender, to drive him from his home and to expose him to vilification".

The child abuser, identified in court only as 'CG', claimed harassment, violation of his right to privacy and breaches of the Data Protection Act against Facebook and McCloskey after his photograph and details appeared on the site in 2013.

A string of abusive comments and information on his location appeared. One user called for CG to be hanged, while others advocated shooting or castrating him.

One of the posts stated: "I would tie him to a tree and put a blowtorch where he wouldn't want it."

The abuser claimed his fear of violence being inflicted on him was heightened by one of those posting on the page being a former UDA commander who forced him to flee in a past attack on his home.

In evidence, CG also claimed he has been threatened with being thrown off a pier during a fishing trip, hounded out of a cinema and had to use a supermarket trolley to fight off another tormentor.

"He (McCloskey) took pride in driving an individual out of his home," Mr Justice Stephens said, and "knowingly encourages harassment of sex offenders by other individuals by the comments he makes and by the aim and purpose of the profile/page."

Both Facebook and Mr McCloskey were held liable for misuse of private information, with a further finding against the page operator for unlawful harassment.

The judge awarded £20,000 damages against McCloskey and Facebook, with McCloskey being liable for £15,000 of that sum.

Both McCloskey and Facebook are appealing against the ruling.In a further twist, the child abuser who successfully sued McCloskey and Facebook was himself then sued by two of his victims in a bid to secure compensation for abuse they suffered.

The abuse victims' lawyers secured a High Court injunction halting any payout to the sex offender following his landmark action against the social networking giant.

Lawyer Michael Redmond, of Doris & MacMahon Solicitors, acted for one of the victims.

He said: "Our client was extremely concerned and annoyed on hearing that the person who had been convicted of abuse was due to receive a significant amount of compensation."

Experts say it's almost impossible to check the bona fides of anyone operating a Facebook page,.

According to social media expert Dr Kevin Curran, Reader in Computer Science at Ulster University, there is nothing to stop anyone setting themselves up as an online vigilante on Facebook - no matter how shady their past.

"It's an open door, really," Dr Curran said. "A Facebook page can be set up by anyone at all. There are no barriers."

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

If these online vigilante groups are "heroes," then why do they have to host their operations overseas

Here is a thought I've had before. It is obviously okay in America for people to harass Registered Citizens, as message boards are filled with the same tired comments.

But over the years, members of online vigilante douchebag groups like AZU have often posted their shit overseas because websites like Youtube actually have some degree of standards and it is possible to have hateful videos removed (although Facebook allows far more hate groups to routinely post murder discussions on their websites). Now, given the fact that it pretty much takes a court order to have anything removed from various websites, and given the acceptance of harassing and slandering registered citizens online, it is obvious that so-called "Antis" need to send their trash overseas because even the average American doesn't want to deal with them.

The bad news for those who have been negatively impacted by "Evil-Unveiled" are being victimized again because the defunct Evil-Unveiled info, already a project plagiarized from the earlier Perverted-Justice trash project Wikisposure, has now been reposted on another garbage site called "Encyclopedia Dramatica," another internet filth site run by internet trolls and other assorted  losers.

Now, while Encyclopedia Dramatica is not a site to be taken seriously by any means (it is a site created "for the lulz" meaning its only purpose is to make fun of and hurt people), some assholes at ED have decided to "archive" the Wikisposure/Evil-Unveiled tripe "as part of a lulz preservation project," as the cowards at ED proclaim.

Encyclopedia Dramatica is hosted overseas of course, and claim to be under Ukrainian jurisdiction, though having the .se extension. ED has a pretty shitty reputation, and they are pretty hypocritical considering they are re-posting and promoting the inaccurate Evil-Unveiled website and yet they are promoting rape and molestation:


This is actually quite typical of internet troll groups. After all, I've covered the hypocrisy often on this website. I wouldn't doubt many current members of ED are actual sex offenders like T-Sand.

Of course, that means little to the dozens of Anti-Registry Movement reformists who have been continuously slandered by the lies started by Perverted Justice and continue to spread like a disease. And there is little that can be done about it except to consider the source. Encyclopedia Dramatica isn't exactly a site known for accurate info. In fact, they freely admit their site isn't about the facts.

I doubt there IS much any of you impacted by having this info can do, save gong to court in a foreign nation, but perhaps you can file a suit against the the big search engines, especially Google, to have the links buried. Maybe someday, I'll catch one of these trolls in person. You'd be amazed how weak these people are in real life, just like the typical bully.

But, obviously even the trolls know that they are doing something wrong, because they go to great lengths to conceal their identities and posting their harassment outside the reach of American courts. There is nothing heroic about that.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Exposing a couple of "Shoalanda Speaks" members

A few years ago, I was targeted and threatened by the anonymous scum from a trashy Alabama blog called 'Shoalanda Speaks." It seems their obsession with me hasn't stopped long after I moved to Ohio, as they continue to blog about me. And now, one of the douchebags who works at the blog attacked me on a recent OpEd I was featured in at al.com (of course, career criminal Valerie Parkhurst was there too but that's par for the course). 

One of my favorite things to do is exposing online scum like the ones who work at Shoalanda Speaks. They have been mostly anonymous but every now and then, they slip up. 

(By the way, for those unaware of what a "Shoalanda" is, there is a local interest blog in Muscle Shoals, AL called "Shoalanda Speaks," run by a few gossipy losers with nothing better to do than complain about how much the Shoals area sucks. In other words, just another group of anonymous cowards afraid to show their faces online, so they fit in with the rest of the scum I feature on this blog.) 

Apparently, Kathryn Sperry-Wheeler created an account just to attack me, but added her Facebook page to her al.com account. I guess she must have thought I wasn't going to think to click the link, but I did.  Interestingly enough, she also participates in a Facebook page called "Larry Stutts is a quack." This is the same Senator who is pushing SB 272, a bad bill that could allow for really young kids to land on the registry. Texas registers 10 year old kids, so I guess Alabama wants to play, "Me too!" Gee, I wonder if she'll support the senator on this bill? What an idiot!


And, Kathryn made a new account just to attack me. LOL!
Speaking of idiots, Ed Truitt was already exposed as part of the Shoalanda Speaks out of her ass blog. I just never got around to mentioning him until now. He's been in hiding as of late after someone at the old Times Daily site exposed his identity. I wonder how he felt upon discovering that his contact Clay "T-Sand" Keys was busted for CP in Pensacola? It must have been embarrassing for the Shoalanda Speaks blog, knowing they aligned themselves with a criminal recidivist just to attack someone who has not been rearrested. 

Shoalanda speaks of vigilante violence. 

The reason I haven't forgotten Trollanda and fiends isn't even personal. It is because of stuff like the above post. People like Kathryn and Ed and Valerie are the TRUE monsters. They project their hatred to a socially accepted target to feel better about their miserable lives. I'm curious how many criminals besides T-Sand Shoalanda has worked with over the years? 

Someday, when I have nothing important to do, I may take the time to expose the identities of every member of Shoalanda Speaks. In the meantime, I have a bill to kill and a Rally in Tally. Later!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Meri Jane McCracken-Woods, convicted of downloading CP to frame husband, threatens to "prosecute" Once Fallen over publicly posted photo

Meri Jane McCracken-Woods, convicted in 2014 of downloading CP
UPDATE: I made a few minor corrections, as I was not given the above photo directly, I was given a link to Meri's Classmates.com page, which has the photo posted on her profile. Maybe in the future, Meri and her "attorney" will remember that posting pics on public social media pages do not make them "private."

Since 2008, Once Fallen has maintained two blogs about exposing trolls, vigilantes, and others who abuse sex offender issues for personal gain. AZ-Unites is one of them. The annual Shiitake Awards is the other blog.

I'm sure most regular readers of AZUnites is familiar with the Shiitake Awards, but for those who are not familiar, the Shiitake Awards is an annual Razzie-Awards-styled project where we vote on the dumbest sex ofender-related story of the year. There are seven categories, and one of the categories is "Everyday Zeroes," the category for everyday citizens who make headlines for doing something stupid related to sex offenders. Most of the time, it is a direct vigilante action, such as a guy harassing a registered person. However, there are times where people have been featured on the Shiitake Awards for trying to set people up for sex crimes.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/wife-who-used-child-porn-to-frame-spouse-gets-jail/

INDIANA, Pa. - A Pennsylvania woman convicted of downloading child pornography to frame her estranged husband must spend six months to two years in the county jail.

The Indiana (Pa.) Gazette reports 43-year-old Meri Jane Woods was sentenced Monday by an Indiana County judge who rejected her attorney's request for leniency and flexibility and to postpone the sentence until after the holidays.

A jury previously found Woods downloaded 40 images to the family computer, took it to police in August 2013 and blamed her estranged husband, Matthew Woods, for the material.

But when police examined time stamps, they determined the images had been downloaded more than two weeks after Meri Woods had her husband kicked out of their Clymer-area home with a protection-from-abuse order.

Woods continues to deny wrongdoing saying, "I only wanted to protect my children."

Last year, one of the Everyday Zeroes awards nominees is a woman from Clymer, PA named Meri Jane Woods (nee McCracken), who was convicted in December of downloading child pornography in an attempt to frame her husband for a sex crime. She is supposed to be serving a six-months to two-year sentence right now, but if the phone call I received is to be believed, she's out on bail pending an appeal.

No matter how she spins the facts, she's currently convicted of a sex crime. There was no word on whether we will see her on the public registry, but in the interest of fairness, people are on the registry for far less than downloading 40 images of child pornography.

So what does this have to do with AZUnites? Well let me explain. Yesterday morning, I received a call from an unknown phone number. The woman on the phone asks for the CEO of Once Fallen or something like that. Well, as the only worker of Once Fallen, I'm not only the president, I'm also a client. At any rate, this woman claims to be an attorney with some official sounding name (probably the infamous law office of Canwe, Cheatem, and Howe) and is allegedly representing Meri Jane Woods. She tells me Meri is on appeal and she wants my picture taken down because it is "private" and "only her husband" has a copy of said photo.

Ok, what people don't seem to realize is when you are married to someone and you give pictures to your husband, your husband owns the pictures as well. It is a moot point because after I had posted Meri's story on the Shiitake-Worthy Blog, someone emailed me and told me a picture of Meri could be found on Classmates.com, so I downloaded the pic above and posted on my blog. So, this "attorney's" claim that this photo was private and given to me by her husband was a truckload of bovine excrement.

I thought it was unfair that Meri's photo was not being plastered all over the news, because if her scheme worked and her husband was arrested for CP, his face would have been plastered on every news station for Bangor to Honolulu. This, in the interest of fairness, I became the first to release a photo of Meri Jane Woods from Clymer PA, convicted in December 2014 of downloading child pornography.

Meri's official mugshot is finally online,
took long enough. 
So this "attorney' claims if I don't take down the photo, I will be "prosecuted." For an attorney, she's not very bright. How can I be "prosecuted" for publishing a photo? Maybe she meant sued but an attorney should know the difference between lawsuit and prosecution. Well, if I get sued, good luck collecting. What is she going to collect? My 5 year old laptop that doesn't work half the time? Maybe my trilobite fossil, or my Jesus prison wall art. Maybe my Cincinnati Reds wall clock, or my Adidas sneakers. What a joke! Good luck with that lawsuit, but I hope you are willing to travel to Ohio to do so.

Whatever the case may be, if I do face some sort of litigation, the law is on my side. I merely published a photo for informational purposes. After all, people have a "right to know" if a convicted sex offender lives in the neighborhood, right? Downloading CP is a sex crime, after all.  Meri Jane Woods is on the public registry now.I guess the state police will be "prosecuted" for publishing her photo, too?

I'm no fan of the registry by any means. On the other hand, I'm no fan of a woman trying to set her husband up for a sex crime out of revenge for whatever reason they decided to split. Threatening a nationally known sex offender reform advocate isn't going to win you any friends, either, Meri and friends.

Expect to see her ugly face on the Idiots Registry sometime soon as well.

Or perhaps the Investigation Discovery channel will re-air the March 30th 2015 episode of "Who the [bleep] did I marry?" The episode entitled "Evil Beauty" features Meri Woods.

I will post any updates to this development to this story as it arrives.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Is the UK's self-styled "Paedo Hunter" Stinson Hunter bullying kids online?

This was shared with me recently from an anonymous individual. It is a lengthy article, and it isn't for the faint of heart. You don't have to agree with everything written here but it is presented verbatim/ unedited for the sake of authenticity.

The author of this post has written an accusation that Kieran Parsons, aka "Stinson Hunter," the PJ copycat working out of England, is harassing and bullying underage persons online. This piece also discusses Cynthia Harvey, another person posted on this blog, as an example of how online vigilantes are often involved in online bullying campaigns.

Link to source -- https://paste.ee/p/sZDMj

Stinson: 'Pedo Hunter' Causes Kids Grief for Fun
Posted by Bernie Najarian on 2015-March-19 15:35:33, Thursday
https://passport.ivan.net/messages/1431074.htm 

Stinson Hunter is a man who named himself for his vocation – hunting pedophiles.  

He was born Kieren Parsons in 1981, but in his 17th year he damaged his brand severely by burning down a school.  No one was in the building at the time, luckily, but Hunter, who says “I wasn’t a nice person,” served 10 years in prison.  In 2014, the then 32-year-old husband and father told Sam Dimmer of the Coventry Telegraph (1), 

[quote]
“It happened 16 years ago. I have said all along I want to right the wrongs I have done. What I’m doing now I’m doing for the right reasons.”
[end quote]

Hunter legally changed his name to publicize his new start.  What he is ‘doing now,’ consistent with that name, can be spun as acting as an unpaid adjunct to law enforcement. Or it can be spun as working as a professional vigilante and showman.  His modus operandi is to lurk on online websites where people hook up for sexual encounters.  He posts a profile masking himself as a girl whose age is as low as he can get away with under the website’s conditions.  Then, when he makes contact with a potential sex partner, he informs the person that he is younger than the legal age (16).  If the person keeps talking to him, everything is recorded.  He attempts to arrange a sexual meeting, and once a date is set, proceeds to meet his target with cameras and a crew.  The resulting videos are posted on Youtube, Facebook and his own website, and tweeted out repeatedly on Twitter.  He has brought to the U.K. an old American theme, an amateur version of Chris Hansen’s NBC-TV-sponsored ‘To Catch a Predator’ or Xavier von Erck’s web-based ‘Perverted Justice,’ but he has added a modern, Youtuber flare.  He appears cloaked in tattoos and lightly stubbled, like a council-flat Marilyn Manson, a television star for the age of child abuse retribution.  

What drives him?  Was he ever sexually abused?  Not as far as we know, though he claims some sort of abuse in a children’s home – but, of course, when it comes to being outraged about abuse, everyone reads the news.  And Hunter is a new dad.  Just as one might clear a new flat of bedbugs before moving in, why not do some hygiene, redeeming and employing oneself at the same time, by eradicating some pedophiles from his child’s new global playpen?  He wants to do right this time.  And much of his society believes in him now.  Old youthful sex offenders may never be reliably reformed, in the popular view, but this old arsonist surely is.  A Bafta-award-winning director, Dan Reed, loaned his skills to Hunter to produce a documentary on his efforts for British television’s Channel 4.  Called ‘The Paedophile Hunter,’ it lauded his efforts while confronting some of the controversies involved.  According to The Independent’s Jess Denham in Oct. 2014 (2), 

[quote]
“One man, Mark (perhaps actually Michael Parkes – BN) (3), killed himself shortly after being confronted by Hunter as he arrived to meet a (hypothetical – BN) 12-year-old girl. 

His partner and mother of his young child tells cameras she sympathises with Hunter's crime-stopping intentions, but disagrees with footage being published for his 250,000 Facebook followers to see. 

"He claims he is protecting children but what about my child, a real child who is going to grow up without a dad?" she says.

While many Twitter users agreed with Mark's partner and argued that catching criminals should be left to the police, others praised Hunter's 'hands on' approach to stopping those with paedophilic predilections.”

[end quote]

Hunter is surrounded on Youtube and Facebook with a claque of vociferous, triumphal supporters.  On March 18, 2015, their support was crowned with prestigious, official approval when ‘The Paedophile Hunter’ won the Royal Television Society award for best documentary of 2014 (4).  According to Sam Dimmer (4) 

[quote]

“Judges described the documentary as: ‘An astonishing film with incredible access – a brave commission and a brave programme to make.’”

Hunter’s reaction was “This started from nothing and now it’s won a Royal Television Society Award. It’s incredible.”
[end quote]

The recipient of the award was director Dan Reed, who Hunter claimed to ‘idolise.’ 

If you sense another shoe hovering here, then, as they say in dubstep music, get ready for the drop. 

March 18 was also the day that a story that has been simmering on the internet for several weeks or months finally began to break out into the open.  A story of Stinson Hunter, not the old one but the new, involved in the most unexpected and apparently contradictory activity you could possibly imagine.  

It transpires that Hunter, in 2014, actively pursued a hobby called ‘griefing,’ a kind of publicized internet pranking, where his favorite activity was to invade the digital fantasy worlds of young boys in the online game Minecraft, and set fire to their digital buildings.  

Huh?  Is this story trolling?  Is it fake?  No.  It’s all immaculately evidenced, and even tacitly confessed by Hunter himself. 

It begins with a video (5 -- deleted since this story appeared - KB), posted on Nov 29, 2014 on a hosting website called vid.me (but possibly first posted elsewhere, some weeks or months earlier) that was produced by an acknowledged associate of Hunter, Michael Donald of Dunfermline, near Edinburgh, Scotland.  Donald is 20-something, a dedicated internet trickster and online ‘football ‘ooligan’ who styles himself ‘The Karrit,’ ‘Killer Karrit’ and ‘Michael the Dug.’  He also frequently describes himself as a ‘c—t’ and a ‘bellend’ (a nasty popular insult implying an idiot, possibly malicious).   

Donald's many and diverse pranks have broken into mainstream press reporting on at least one occasion – on 3 Jan, 2013 (6), Donald made waves by threatening to give out all his banking details online if “bottom of the table Queen’s Park Rangers would lose to European Champions Chelsea” in a televised football match.  ‘QPR,’ as the Rangers are fondly known, did pull off an upset, but the bank details were not forthcoming. 

One of the mainstays of Donald’s ‘KillerKarrit’ Youtube and other video channels is ‘griefing,’ as mentioned above – the destruction of the internal virtual inventories and constructions of online gamers.  Here’s Donald’s introductory comment to one such adventure (7):  

[quote]

“Minecraft Griefing - Destroying a Welshman's World, by KillerKarrit.  In this video, myself and Stinson Hunter blow up yet another person's world. He (the victim – BN) saves it (saves the damaged version to the server – BN) after we've destroyed it. If you're going to cry about it and try to get me to stop making these- don't waste your time, I plan to make more as the 1.8.2 update (of Minecraft – BN) is brilliant. 
Stinson's Channels: http://www.youtube.com/user/mrstinsonhunter
 http://www.youtube.com/user/noncehunter 
Follow me on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/KillerKarrit 
Like my Facebook page! http://www.facebook.com/KillerKarrit”

[end quote]

Games like Minecraft come in a communal, online version in which friendly users invite other members of the player community into their worlds to game with them.  The competition in the games doesn’t turn around the destruction or preservation of the houses and other niceties that the hosting players have erected.  The arrival of a gang of virtual thugs bent on destruction, then, is completely unexpected, and causes shock.  The aptly named ‘griefing’ hobby consists of video-recording the shocked reactions, plus the gleeful destruction, and posting the resulting videos on the internet.  

In the video cited above and a companion video (8), we see the virtual avatars of Donald and Hunter (clearly labelled ‘Stinson Hunter’), and hear the actual voices of these men as they lay waste to virtual worlds that have been constructed by boys whose voices have not yet changed.  That Hunter and ‘The Karrit’ are best of friends is confirmed on Hunter’s Twitter channel.  

“Stinson Hunter on Twitter (31 Jan 2014): "@KillerKarrit @kaneJL haha enter the karrit."(9) 

(Donald is being welcomed as he intervenes to insult a tweeter who was arguing with Hunter) 

Their shared hobby is so revolting that the videos beggar belief.  Only the fact that most viewers are not gamers and don’t understand what has happened has protected Hunter from the outrage his activities would surely provoke in the community.  A supposed protector of online children spends his spare time causing pain and suffering to online children by trashing their video game constructions.  It’s sickening.  

Let’s look at what happens in the first video (7).  Tweeter Kamil Beylant has made a complete transcript of its dialogue, interspersed with comments on what is seen on the video screen (10).  The video is clearly captured from the perspective of Donald’s ‘The Karrit’ Xbox online account. 

It begins with a young boy’s shrill voice telling some men that they’re being horrible and asking them to get away.  A few cuss words are thrown in.  Later screen shots identify the boy as living in the US, and he has a distinct northern US accent.  

A small megaphone symbol shows that player ‘Stinson Hunter’ is speaking. He says, “What’s wrong with you? What’s wrong with you?”  His accent is clearly from the British midlands.  Many online videos featuring Hunter show that he characteristically challenges people by rapidly asking the same question or making the same assertion twice.  

The boy complains back, “What’s wrong with YOU?  You dropped my house!  Everything is gone!” 

The video then shows a typed message to the viewer from Donald. It reads, “Then we convinced him to let us back into his world. We helped rebuild his house.” 

Donald and Hunter re-enter the boy’s virtual world; the latter is seen as a robot-like figure in royal purple with an overhead banner saying ‘Stinson Hunter.’  Donald is seen from his viewer perspective wielding a device called a ‘stone sword.’ He begins smashing up blocks of debris that litter the virtual terrain, ostensibly cleaning up past damage.  He calls the blocks ‘big c—ts’ and makes innuendo-laden remarks like ‘I love smashing c—ts.” The boy complains “this is going to take FOREVER!”  Donald then begins smashing a wall, calling it a ‘cock.’  The action immediately provokes an outcry from the boy, since the wall is, he says, part of his “inventory,” the list of items he has won or built in the game.  

But this is all a distraction.  While Donald is stressing the boy with his slow destruction of debris, Stinson has been over at the boy’s seven-storey house, an item clearly made of virtual wood.  Something is happening over there, out of our range of view.  The boy suddenly shouts, “My house is on fire, my house is on fire!”  Animated flames are bursting out of the fourth level of the house.  We see another ‘griefer,’ a player called ‘xTSx iMoNsTeRv,’ climbing the house towards the fire, perhaps rushing to help put it out.  Donald’s player enters the house and we see Stinson’s character inside.  His player is the only one that has been in the right place to set a fire, though he makes an absurd statement, 'It's the forest fire.' There is no forest. 

The boy’s ‘Sharkman12’ black robot character has remained outside the house.  Donald then, while out of the boy’s online vision, quickly clicks to his inventory and loads his character with an item called ‘fuel.’  We see his character setting a new fire on the inside of the house.  

The boy soon figures out that Stinson and Donald have been deliberately setting fire to his house.  He uses his powers as host to expel the adults from his virtual world, but remains in voice dialogue with them.  He says, 

“First of all, your friend Hunter ... I just got stopped making my house and he’s trying to destroy it again … second of all, if you guys ever, ever, and I mean EVER try to invite me to anything again, well?  you can go screw yourself, and call yourself a c—t!  Yeah!  I’m going to use that c—t word!”  

There is much coarse laughter among the three adults involved. Donald tries to send the boy a ‘friend’ request that would give him higher access to the boy.  The boy, who trusted Donald reluctantly after the first destruction of his property, has now been hardened.  

“I don’t like you, and I don’t WANT to like you. Stop sending me friend requests.  I DON’T LIKE YOU,” he shouts.  “Nobody likes you! Not even Kerrit.  Not even Monster. (He is apparently addressing Hunter here). I don’t like you NONE of you guys. So you guys - can f—k it.” 

If the boy’s parents knew what sort of company he was keeping online, they would be livid.  Though the boy clearly knows a few cuss words, his generous and trusting nature has been abused by a gang of guffawing adult British hooligans. 

And the theme of their hooliganism is one you’d think Hunter would think twice about – arson.  

The adults are so proud of themselves that they post their sadistic, child-tormenting videos on the internet.  The video I’ve described, and a companion piece that shows the virtual worlds of another three boys being set on fire, are said to have been on the KillerKarrit and/or Stinson Hunter Youtube channels for a short while, but then withdrawn.  Copies, however, are circulating elsewhere.  Tweeter Eric Hardcastle re-posted the first video on his own Youtube channel but was obliged to remove it from public view when he received a violation of copyright complaint.  

The official, legally enforceable complaint, according to Hardcastle, came from Stinson Hunter (11).  

That’s the tacit confession of involvement that I referred to above.  

Hunter makes no effort to claim that anyone is impersonating him in the ‘griefing’ videos, and in any case, given his close, long-time association with ‘The Karrit,’ such a claim would not be believable.  

My Twitter researchers have all been blocked by Hunter, so he has not been available to answer questions.  

Though it may seem unbelievable that a supposed child rescuer, reformed arsonist and public hero would busy himself cyberbullying little boys by setting virtual fire to their virtual worlds, Hunter’s action fits a pattern that long-time observers of the internet have seen many times.  

You only need to ask yourself what sort of a personality type would identify himself as a ‘hunter’ of other human beings.  There are many such people on the internet, including many masked members of the shadowy Anonymous movement, and Hunter has much in common with them.  

The problem for a writer writing about such people is how to describe them without inadvertently insulting people who have ‘Shades of Grey’ aspects in their sexualities, that is interests in bondage, discipline and sadomasochism (BDSM).  We commonly use the word ‘sadist’ to refer to two kinds of people: essentially kind and conscientious people who role-play sexually with whips, ligatures, and so on, and essentially sociopathic people who gain pleasure from tormenting others who are helpless and unwilling.  Let’s call the latter ‘sociopathic sadists’ to keep them separate from the former group, which includes many good friends I’ve known. 

Long study has shown that most freelancers who track or ‘hunt’ online pedophiles, whether the latter are trying to have sexual interactions with children or not, are NOT merely do-gooders who aren’t qualified to join the local police force.  In keeping with the old saying ‘every prisoner wants to be a hero,’ such people are often sociopaths who are aware of their social shortcomings but also have a desire to feel good about themselves.  It’s ideal for them if they can look heroic while doing something that gratifies their sociopathic urges.  Humiliating and tormenting people who society despises as sexual deviants fills the bill perfectly.  In 1975, people with this penchant, or at least males, would have got together in a cruisy park at night and looked for queers to bash.  In 2015, that no longer seems heroic to anyone, so the compass of sociopathic heroism has pointed towards pedophiles.  

A typical and well documented sociopathic sadist who made a major impact as an online pedophile tracker was Cynthia Jean Harvey, a 50-year-old computer security professional from Nashville, TN (12).  Working undercover as ‘Determined,’ she was the chief administrator of a pedophile profiling website that sprang up under the umbrella of Perverted Justice (PJ).  While most of PJ concentrated on chat-based entrapment schemes that caught people planning to stage illegal sexual encounters, Harvey’s department, Wikisposure, concentrated on finding and publishing the identities of people posting in online legal (not connected with child pornography) websites hosting discussions among persons attracted to minors.  

It soon became clear that Harvey didn’t care if the people she undertook to expose were involved in illegal acts or not. She portrayed all pedophiles as dangerous, based on the ‘ticking time bomb’ meme that suggests that, since all deviants lack self-control (a residual 19th-century superstition), no one with pedophilic urges would be able to resist committing sexual assaults over the long term.  When she uncovered the identity of one of the pseudonymous posters she was tracking, she and her colleagues did everything possible to warn the person’s online and offline friends, his parents, his employers, and so on, that he was a dangerous man who was probably raping children behind their backs.  In a few cases, these efforts did unmask some lawbreaking; in many others, they merely resulted in the public hounding of conscientious non-offenders. 

Harvey clearly didn’t care.  She stalked teenagers online who spoke about experiencing attraction to young children, and she exposed them to the world as ‘sick,’ dangerous pedophiles as soon as they turned 18.  She relentless violated the US Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) legislation by pinching and displaying personal images from private social media she had penetrated, and could not be induced to correct any factual error that had become mixed in with her poisonous rants about the ‘sick’ and ‘perverted’ people she was profiling.  When PJ deleted her increasingly illegal web pages, she painstakingly reposted them independently as ‘evil-unveiled.com,’ using complex and costly identity masking techniques to prevent DMCA takedown.  This website eventually floundered due to lack of financial support, but Harvey has again reposted its pages in one of the internet’s most consistently trashbaggy defamation websites, encyclopediadramatica.se, the TMZ of the nobodies.   

Harvey was finally exposed, herself, by a dogged online sleuth styling herself ‘azu-info.’  It turned out that besides the pedo-hunting Determined, Harvey had a host of other online handles, and many of them were found on online sadomasochism sites.  The most prominent was ‘TrainerC.’  Harvey was and is a sexual sadist, which in itself is arguably benign, but she admitted to several incidents in her past where her sadism had surpassed the usual boundaries.  Says azu-info (substantiating links have been removed but can be seen at reference link 12 below): 

[quote]

‘As a self-confessed "rapist” by her own account, she is "not a sensual sadist, using the definition that many people use online."  Rather, she takes pleasure in inflicting both physical pain and emotional distress in her victims.

(Here are two quotes:)

    "you WILL suffer for my pleasure," 

    "I'm a 40 year old top who lives in MS and TN. I've owned and trained several slaves in the past 7 years, and have been a sadomasochist for a lot longer." 


Not long ago she was banned from a major BDSM forum chat-room and community for refusing to stop talking about rape. Though also searching for a 'mentor' to help her "deal with the idea that I want to hurt people I like." 

When asked why one would want to rape or hurt their partners, Cynthia explained that, as a sadomasochist, she enjoys "getting off" on the very good illusion of non-consent, though "i'd even wager that sometimes it's not an illusion." 

With her past exploits for Wikisposure and her new exploits on evil-unveiled.com, as well as more recent blogs, she has clearly found an outlet to let some of her most sadistic urges escape into unbounded real-world torment.

        "Now I'm looking for people I can engage with on this level without the yelling and passive aggressiveness, just plain old honest to goodness emotional pain, with the understanding that, yes, this gets me hard, and I hope it does you too, but if not, deal with it. (hell, the latter is more likely to get/keep me hard)"

        "I don't mind causing someone emotional pain while relating something that's gonna hurt because of the nature of the THING itself (well, I do, actually. It's hard. But it has to be done). What I'm talking about is causing someone emotional pain for...the hell of it."’

[end quote]

Once you’ve understood this somewhat parallel case, it becomes clear that it isn’t remotely contradictory for Stinson Hunter to hunt online for people who might be lured into sexually propositioning a young teen, while at the same time spending his fun time tormenting children online by burning their virtual villages.  The common themes are the delight of causing pain to the vulnerable, combined with the triumphant ego that is able to parade these acts of humiliation to the world.  

The hero of Great Britain is a sociopathic sadist.  But British society, in any case, has become something of a madhouse lately.  The long-standing British nervousness about sex has been intensely microwaved with petapixels of online pornography and hundreds of new means to make wanton interpersonal connections.  Faced with the imagined consequences of such liberal electronic communication, the national popcorn is starting to pop:  the UK as a society is having a mental breakdown.  A growing movement has arisen online that is determined to find that every member of the royal family, the broadcasting world, the politicians and the police have been involved in a decades-long, massive conspiracy to cover up rings of elite pedophilic serial murderers.  

In the comments to a Youtube audio recording where an aggressive Stinson Hunter is heard bedeviling an accused critic, grandmother Jo Callaghan, until she threatens suicide (13), the top comment is 

[quote]

Jonny Parker
5 months ago

More people should be hunting these sick f—ks . Fact is its right at the top, the ruling elite banking families, Bilderberg group etc., etc., all snatch kids rape and kill them, satanic sick f—kers man . But people don’t want to accept that it’s happening and the real truth. Just like 9/11.  

[end quote]

Such sentiments are by no means restricted to a small fringe any more.  


In this rolling atmosphere of witch-hunt, it is very unlikely that the news that Stinson Hunter is part of a gang that regularly torments 12-year-old boys for fun will make any impact.   The matter has already been ignored for months.  The whole tenor of the nation now is to omit such inconveniences from consciousness and to crown the pedophile stalker with laurel wreaths.  Who cares that some of his suicidal stalkees may have been lured across the line into an illegal hookup by a ‘too-good-to-be-true’ offer that they would never have experienced without his entrepreneurship?  Michael Parkes’ child, growing up with no father, may indeed end up suffering, as Parkes' surviving partner has complained in her accused ‘harassment’ of Hunter.   

But as we now know, suffering among children is just part of the fun.  

*****  -30- 


1. http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/online-crime-fighter-stinson-hunter-6800023
2. http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/the-paedophile-hunter-twitter-reacts-to-vigilante-stinson-hunter-in-c4-documentary-9769018.html 

3.  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2576429/Police-fire-links-paedophile-hunter-teenage-honeytrap-drives-man-kill-himself.html 

4. http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/local-news/stinson-hunter-film-scoops-national-8864959 

5. https://vid.me/MqIl Minecraft ‘Griefing’ Video Starring Stinson Hunter.  The author and his collaborators possess copies of all evidence materials.  In case videos are deleted (they currently are - KB), see note on screenshots at bottom of reference list. 

6. http://www.itv.com/news/2013-01-03/twitter-user-killerkarrit-faces-backlash-after-betting-bank-details-on-chelsea-win/ 

7. http://creatorrepublic.com/users/killerkarrit/posts/minecraft-griefing-destroying-a-welshman-s-world 

8. https://vid.me/9TjJ Minecraft griefing Video 2 Starring Stinson Hunter: Adult Males Burning Down a Child’s Minecraft Village. 

9. https://twitter.com/stinsonhunter/status/429245023180558336 ; screenshot at https://twitter.com/Securityconcern/status/578434942117539840 

10.  http://pastebin.com/PxM0fKmd US pre-teen gamer boy vs. Stinson Hunter and friend

11. https://twitter.com/EricHardcastle/status/577781711531966464 Text: eric hardcastle ‏@EricHardcastle (tweeted to) @urcrazytoo @Securityconcern Copyright violation was from Stinson so he's confirmed it’s him.  Melbourne, Victoria 7:41 AM - 17 Mar 2015

12. http://www.evil-unveiled.info/2007/01/rookiee-determinedpj.html 

13. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1iDDlTWcEs Stinson Hunter - Confronts His Online Stalker (Part One)



Note.  15 screenshots documenting key moments in the first ‘griefing’ video have been posted by K. Beylant, starting at https://twitter.com/Securityconcern/status/578623848159035392 



Addendum - KB 

Complete transcript of Video 1 


"I love smashing cunts"  - video game in which Stinson Hunter gets kicked out, accused of vandalism by pre-teen American boy.
     
   (Screen grab by player The Karrit)
     
   
     
    Screen:  You were kicked from the game … connection lost
     
    Boy: You ARE horrible!  That’s why you’re being horrible!  Now fuck you and get aWAY from ME! You bee-yotch!
    Man:  I didn’t do anything wrong!
     
    Screen: The Karrit - X Box guide
         
    Man (Stinson Hunter): What’s wrong with you? What’s wrong with you?  
    Boy: What’s wrong with YOU?  You dropped my house!  Everything is gone!  
     
    Screen:  Xbox Live Party (5):  Invite players to party  
    Stinson Hunter
    V P Tz  
    The Karrit
    sharkman 12
    xTSx iMoNsTeRv
     
     
    Screen message:  Then we convinced him to let us back into his world. We helped rebuild his house.  
     
    Screen:  Xbox Live Party (4):  Invite players to party  
    The Kerrit
    xTSx iMoNsTeRv
    Stinson Hunter
    sharkman 12
     
     
    Man (The Karrit): I was just doing the (unclear) and your house was gone. I did not do it –  OK?  (inaudible)
     
    Boy:  I can’t believe I’m saying this but … (long silence)
    Man:  but what?
    Boy: (exasperated) Fine!
    Man: thank you
     
    Screen:  game showing square device knocking apart and eliminating scattered blocks made of small brick-like components  
     
    Banner: Stinson Hunter has joined the game
     
    Boy: And it doesn’t look like you guys are trying to help me … it just looks like you’ve made another frikking. . .
     
    Man: I’ve only just joined your world … I’ve literally just joined … (nonsense expletive ‘Raahh!’) just
     
    Man: right, I’m going to get rid of all this for you (knocking apart brick blocks)  
     
    Man: I’m going to get rid of this big massive cunt for you (knocking blocks) (wheezy guffaws, titters and other sounds of adult   amusement) I’m smashing all these cunts up
     
    Boy:  This is going to take forEVER (whimper of protest) .. Oh my gawd, d’you know how much stuff is out here???
     
    Man:  I love to do it.  I love smashing cunts
     
    Boy:  ALL THIS STUFF is (throat catches of outrage) laying out here … seriously, this is so unorganized
     
    Man:  That cunt is now smashed in, it’s never been smashed in like that before. I’m now about to smash some cock  
     
    Screen:  device starts smashing down lower end of large brick wall
     
    Boy:  Everything is frikking … (yells at top of lungs) WHY WOULD … IT COMES OUT OF MY INVENTORY!!!
     
    Man:  Dude, shut up man, I’m just smashing this cock … shut up man, I’ve just smashed the back end of the cock in
     
    (sound of kid laughing, possibly a different one)
     
    Boy:  The house is on fire!!  The house is on fire!!
     
    Man:  Where?  
     
    Screen:  shows a 7-level house construction with a fire on level 4  
     
    Boy: Up top!  Up top!
     
    Man: up there
     
    Man: Just put the fire out, man.  How the fock has that happened?  
     
    Man: it’s the forest fire

    Screen: shows Karrit clicking on 'fuel' in his inventory and then lighting a new fire on a wall inside the house.  
     
    Boy:  You break one more frikking block, I will go off on you, I will murder you, I’ll find where you live and rape you
     
    Man:  Thank you
     
    Man:  Sharkman come (unclear) diamonds with me, mate … don’t like doing it by myself, takes ages
     
    Boy:  OK, that’s it, all of you guys, out, out, out
     
    Man: Oi!
     
    Man: What’s up?  What’s up?
     
    Boy: I want you guys OUT!
     
    Screen:  xTSx monster has left the game
     
    Screen:  Invitation panel showing Monster online but no longer in Minecraft
     
    Screen: moves of inviting Sharkman to play game
     
    Boy:  first of all, your friend Hunter .. I just got stopped making my house and he’s trying to destroy it again .. second of all, if you guys ever, ever, and I mean EVER try to invite me to anything again, well?  you can go screw yourself, and call yourself a cunt!  Yeah!  I’m going to use that cunt word!  
     
    Man:  That was a bit … (unclear)
     
    Boy:  Cuntity cunt cunt cunt  … (adult laughter from more than one channel) How come you started burning my house down??  
     
     
    Sharkman United States rep 5 stars, 12135, showing offline …
    Cursor on “join session in progress”  
     
    Screen: to sharkman12 -- the Karrit wants to be your friend
     
    Boy:   I don’t like you, and I don’t WANT to like you. Stop sending me friend requests.  I DON’T LIKE YOU.
     
    Man: What’s wrong man, I just sent you a friend request
     
    Boy:  I DON’T LIKE YOU. Nobody likes you!  

    Man (Monster): I do.

    Boy:  Not even Kerrit.  Not even Monster.  I don’t like NONE of you guys. So you guys - can fuck it.  

    Man: Shut up, man.
     
    Screen:  join game in progress
     
    Screen:  You cannot join this game as you’ve been previously kicked by the host.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Russell Speigel is "innocent until proven guilty," but the guilt is written on his face, in a way

CROSS-POSTED FROM THE SHIITAKE AWARDS

So everyone who is arrested is innocent until proven guilty. However, Russell Speigel of Cottage Grove, WI, has guilt written, or rather, "burned," onto his face. If there was ever a time to use the old adage, "play with fire and you'll get burned," now is that time. If he keeps this up, he might be up for a Darwin Award rather than a Shiitake.

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/crime_and_courts/article_083d6199-5d56-5147-8a5e-db19123cbcec.html

Cottage Grove man arrested on suspicion of burning house intended for sex offender
2/24/15, By Nico Savidge, Wisconsin State Journal

Dane County authorities arrested a town of Cottage Grove man they say set fire to a house Sunday night in a vigilante effort to keep a sex offender from moving in there.

Russell A. Speigle, 50, was arrested on a tentative charge of arson for the fire, which destroyed a home at 4721 Gaston Circle in the town of Cottage Grove, Sheriff Dave Mahoney said Tuesday.

Investigators are now trying to determine if Speigle was responsible for another fire that damaged the same house in December, Mahoney said.

They are also looking for some pieces of evidence that could connect Speigle to the fire, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The home was to house 40-year-old Harold Nyberg as part of a supervised sex offender release program, over vocal opposition from the man’s neighbors — Speigle among them, Mahoney said.

The first fire, on Dec. 8, caused $90,000 worth of damage, the Sheriff’s Office said. The home was repaired after that blaze and was considered a total loss after Sunday’s fire.

Speigle lived “only doors away” from the Gaston Circle home, Mahoney said, and had attended a notification meeting the Sheriff’s Office held last week to tell neighborhood residents about Nyberg.

“Like many, (Speigle) voiced his displeasure” that Nyberg was coming to the area, Mahoneysaid.

An article about the notification meeting from The Herald-Independent quoted Speigle saying the neighborhood was “upset and on guard” with Nyberg set to move in.

Nyberg was convicted in 1994 of second-degree child sexual assault and was later committed as a sexually violent person to a secure treatment center in Mauston, according to courtrecords.

Despite objections from Speigle and other neighbors, some of whom are now pushing the Cottage Grove Town Board to adopt an ordinance barring sex offenders on supervised release from living there, Nyberg was set to move to the home within a fewweeks.

“The place to carry out those kinds of actions is at the public notification meeting, so that we can address those concerns,” Mahoney said. “What is unacceptable is acts of vigilantism such as this.”

Investigators talked with Speigle at his home soon after the second fire, Mahoney said, and could see that he had recently suffered burns.

Speigle’s booking photo from the Dane County Jail shows what appear to be burns across much of his face.

Mahoney did not say why investigators didn’t arrest Speigle that night, but the Sheriff’s Office said authorities learned he had left Cottage Grove soon after talking with detectives.

Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office and the state Department of Justice continued building a case against Speigle, tracked him to a relative’s home in Muscoda and arrested him there Monday, Mahoney said.

Speigle was treated and released from the UW Hospital burn unit, then booked into the jail Tuesday afternoon, the Sheriff’s Office said.

At a news conference Tuesday, Mahoney declined to say whether authorities suspect anyone other than Speigle may have been involved in the arson, or if Speigle has been cooperating with investigators.

Mahoney stressed that Sunday’s blaze put firefighters and first responders in danger, and said the “most alarming” aspect of Speigle’s actions was that he set fire to a home so close to where he lived.

“Not only did the actions of Mr. Speigle endanger public safety professionals, it endangered his own neighbors,” Mahoney said.

As they continue their investigations, Mahoney said authorities are looking for two gas canisters they believe Speigle used in the Sunday night fire.

Mahoney said investigators could see Speigle holding the red, plastic jugs Sunday night in images taken from a camera near the home that burned.

Authorities suspect the cans may have been dumped somewhere between Cottage Grove and Muscoda, and asked anyone who might have seen them to call the state arson tip line at 800-362-3005 or the Sheriff’s Office tip line at 608-284-6900.

Friday, February 13, 2015

FRAUD ALERT: Valerie Parkhurst reaches new low, exploiting the stranded family of a registrant with a bogus GoFundMe campaign

Valerie "Valigator" Parkhurst has tried some stupid things, but she has reached an all-time low.

There was a story in USA Today about a new family torn apart by the registry. The article states:

The father of month-old premature triplets who were staying in a hotel with his wife and toddler daughter with no money to get home was arrested Tuesday at a Houston motel for a sex offender violation.

Derrick Session was arrested following his appearance in a KHOU-TV report about the family's financial troubles...

Officials said Session, 36, recently failed to maintain his offender registry status in Texas, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was taken into custody after a detective recognized him in the news report.

As usual, Valerie Parkhurst slithered her way onto the  article comment board and began her usual bout of alcohol-induced trolling. But her brain must have been even more soused than usual because she came up with a crazy idea:

Yes, Valerie Parkhurst has created a fake "GoFundMe" campaign to collect money from Registered Citizens to help this stranded family. Are we really to believe a crazy, drunken broad from Davie, FL with a propensity to draw guns on people and who discusses murdering registered persons daily is going to drive all the way from Davie, FL to Houston, TX (a mere 1168.1 miles each way) and deliver $5000 to the family of a Registered Citizen? I sincerely hope no one is THAT stupid.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Same Shit, Different Name: From "Mothers Against Pedophiles" to "The Healing Branch"

It has been a long time since I had given any though to Mothers Against Pedophiles. Apparently, they decided to change their names in 2012 to "The Healing Branch." I was hoping with the name change, they would move away from the online thuggery that plagues most groups like MAP, but I was mistaken. While the organization may have re-branded at the Healing Branch in 2012, the FB page is still the same, including the comments:



Here is a screenshot of the Healing Branch "Leadership Team." Remember the posts I have shared about this group every time you see these chumps online or in person:


They are STILL trying to push this garbage called "Trinity's Law." We don't need yet another named law.