criminal youth

The Twisted Life of Gypsy Rose Blancharde

A few weeks ago, a friend posted on my Facebook about a missing persons/murder case in her hometown of Springfield, MO.  The mother of a disabled girl was found stabbed to death in her bedroom, and the disabled daughter was gone – nowhere to be found, and her wheelchair was left behind.  A strange message was posted on the Facebook account that they shared.  That in itself caused me to give the ol side eye. …
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Sayreville, NJ High School Cancels Football

A hazing incident that “went too far” is at the center of the investigation into the Sayreville, NJ high school football team.  The superintendent took a very proactive stance and canceled the rest of the football season.  My thoughts are GOOD ON YA, Mr. Superintendent!! Mr. Labbe said it all — it is time.  Time for people to stand up for what is right rather than ignoring it or becoming part of the problem. “We…
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Burch Middle School: Mandatory Reporting Failure

After all of the publicity surrounding the Steubenville case, it is hard to comprehend that ANYONE in their right mind would attempt to protect their own when it comes to sexual abuse allegations within a school system.  That is exactly what is happening in Delbarton, WV by school administration at Burch Middle School. On Thursday West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrissey filed an injunction against several employees at Burch Middle School and the Mingo County…
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Tweeting Sexual Pictures

We all realize that kids do stupid things.  They are kids, but bring social media into the mix and it can have disastrous effects.  I don’t think anyone here is going to argue about the long-lasting effects that social media can have on someone’s life.   A 16-year old Stow, Ohio high school boy is facing a felony charge after he took a picture of himself and a female classmate engaged in a sex act…
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Collateral Damage

I watched the “Nodi Wylin About a Dead Girl” video today and it took nearly an hour to finish listening to it.  It was a very painful 12 minutes 29 seconds.  The content of the video was just THAT horrible.  Almost two months ago when I first started writing about the Steubenville case, I detailed how shocked and upset I was at the tweets that I discovered.  Reading those tweets was a walk in the…
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Mallory Owens Beating Not a Hate Crime

I first became aware of the Mallory Owens case on the Justice for Mallory Facebook page.  The page contained graphic photographs of the victim after she had been beaten while attending Thanksgiving dinner at her girlfriend’s home in Mobile, AL.   She suffered multiple skull fractures and crushed bones.  Her attacker?  Her girlfriend’s brother, 18-year-old Travis Hawkins Jr. Hawkins was arrested on  second degree assault charges.  Initially, it was reported that Travis beat Mallory Owens because she…
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Arrest Made in Jessica Ridgeway Murder

Jessica Ridgeway, 10-years old went missing from her Westminster, Colorado home on after leaving her house to go meet a friend.  She never returned home but was found many miles away from her home in an open space park – her remains left in a garbage bag.  Law enforcement had released a photo of a wooden cross pendent that was found at the crime scene, and days later announced that an attempted attack at a…
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Wheeling Park Student Arrested

On Thursday, Wheeling Park High School senior, Cody Brautigam was arrested at the school’s campus for allegations that he sexually assaulted two girls younger than 10 years old.  He was booked into the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville on two counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.  He is being held on $100,000 bond. The Wheeling Intelligencer reported: According to a police report, a 9-year-old girl told a sexual assault…
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Teens Savagely Beat Disabled Woman

Three Pennsylvania teens are currently in police custody waiting to be charged as adults for aggravated assault and other related offenses while the other three are supposed to turn themselves in. On Monday or Tuesday night, the six teens viciously attacked and beat a 48-year old mentally disabled woman while one of them used her cell phone to record the assault. They then posted the video on Facebook; obviously more dumb teens believing that it…
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