Saturday, December 22, 2012

Swedish Meatballs and hypocrisy- Anti-pedo site run by sex abusers

When I heard this story, my first thought was that the AZU supporter  Kevin "The Swedish Meatball" Beaird might be the culprit, but Swedish media does not name suspects. We'll just have to wait and see. We all know AZU has a couple of pedos in their midst.

Well, as soon as there is more info, we will be happy to plaster the info here.

Sex offender behind anti-paedophile site

"So? What's the problem? You're not allowed to atone your sins, is that what you mean?" the 48-year-old told the AFtonbladet newspaper when confronted with the information. 

The site he runs targets mostly foreign-born sex offenders. 

An investigative journalism group, Researchgruppen, decided to look closer at the site, which the anti-fascism magazine Expo has called among the nastiest of all websites popular with sympathizers of the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrat party. 

The group revealed that the 48-year-old had been jailed for sexually exploiting a minor and had also been convicted of sexually assaulting several children.

The attacks took place when the man babysat and when he worked at a middle-school.

The verdict stated that the victims had suffered anxiety and had to go to therapy for many years after the assaults.

The man is also convicted of possessing child pornography, vandalism, and violent assault. His rap sheet stretches all the way up to 2010.

His colleagues on the site do not have clean slates either.

A 42-year-old associate, who runs the name-and-shame site's finances, has over half a million kronor in debt. He has previously been convicted of account fraud. 

The site's webmaster, meanwhile, has been convicted of drunk driving. 

And one of its most active contributors is known to police for smuggling alcohol into Sweden from Germany. 

Part of the site's "business model", the journalists revealed, is to take payment from the people whose names and faces appear on the site and want the information removed. 

"So what? If that's what we are up to, that what we're up to, we do what the hell we want. We're the ones putting our time and money into this, aren't we?" the 48-year-old told Aftonbladet. 

He did not deny that posts were removed after payment, but neither did he confirm it. 

He did say, however, that taking such payment would not qualify as blackmail as the site never actively demanded money from anyone.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Ain't nuttin finah' than gettin' arrested for attending a church service in North Carolina

Yup, you've heard this right. If you are an RSO and you go to church in North Carolina, you CAN be arrested.

Church visits get Catawba man arrested

Lincoln County authorities have charged James Dwight Bandy, 38, of Newton, with violating a law that prohibits him from being near children. Authorities say Bandy attended church services twice recently and was within 300 feet of children's classes. (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office photo).

A Catawba County man is in trouble with the law because he went to church, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office says.
James Dwight Bandy, 38, of Newton was arrested earlier this week on charges of being a sex offender at or near child premises.
Specifically, authorities say, Bandy is a registered sex offender who is accused of violating the law that prohibits him from being near children.
Larry Seagle, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, says detectives were contacted earlier this month by Catawba County sheriff’s deputies who said Bandy was not to be within 300 feet of children’s classes.
Lincoln County officials say Bandy attended worship services Nov. 24 and last Sunday at New Vision Ministries in Lincolnton. Investigators say Bandy also attended Sunday school.
Deputies say that put Bandy within 300 feet of the church’s day care and Sunday school classes for children. He was arrested Wednesday and released on $5,000 bond.
According to North Carolina sex offender registry records, Bandy is listed because of an out-of-state incident in January 2010. North Carolina records show the sexual offense involved a 14-year-old.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Steve Giardini kicks off the campain for the 2013 Shiitake awards

First off a reminder, voting for the Shhitake Awards is running till December 31.

This means all new candidates from here on out are for next year's awards.

And what better way to kick off the campaign for 2013 by adding an early nominee for the Hardest Fall category? This nomination goes to former Mobile County Alabama Assistant DA Steve Giardini, who got away with online enticement of a child thanks to a "loophole in the law." I guess laws ignoring ex post facto only applies to those already convicted, or maybe just prosecutors?

(MOBILE, Ala.)  Just a week before his trial was set to begin, the charges against a former Mobile County Assistant District Attorney have been dropped. Steve Giardini, who once prosecuted sex offenders, was charged with child sex crimes. 

Giardini's first trial ended with a hung jury May 2011. A judge Monday afternoon granted the defense motion to dismiss the charges and also granted the defense motion for judgement of acquittal.

Giardini may have thought he was chatting online and on the phone with a 15-year-old girl, but in reality, he was talking to a male, undercover FBI agent. Their conversations were extremely sexual in nature. But because there was no victim, the judge said there was no case.

"The statute under which Steve was charged is a decades old statute that was never designed for computer solicitation or anything of that nature," said Giardini's defense attorney Dennis Knizley.

Knizley says now there is a law that covers when perpetrators think they are soliciting minors, even if they're not. Giardini had been charged with that, too, but the charge was dropped because the law went into effect in May 2009, one month after Giardini's activity stopped.

We went by Giardini's  Midtown home for comment Tuesday. No one came to the door.

Knizely says it's been three years, nine months since this case began, and with the judge's ruling, it's finally come to an end.

"It's not something to be condoned, but just because we don't like the conduct does not necessarily make it criminal. And in this case it was not criminal," said Knizley.

Knizley says Giardini has an active law license and family in Huntsville, but he has not discussed what Giardini's plans for the future are. 

The Alabama Attorney General's Office prosecuted the case and emailed this statement Tuesday afternoon:

"We are disappointed in the ruling of the court. We feel that our case was strong and cogent. We have no further comment at this time." 

Monday, December 3, 2012

The 2012 Shiitake Awards Voting has begun!

At long last, voting for the 2012 Shiitake Awards is here!

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Below is a summary of the nominees of the 2012 Shiitake Awards:

Q1: Who is the worst media mutt of 2012? Which news media representative exemplifies the worst the journalism field has to offer, going beyond mere yellow journalism and into "brown journalism"?

  1. Chelsea Hoffman (Huff Post, Gawker): Blowhard reporter for Gawker and Huff Post with a penchant for stat twisting and stubbornness in the face of facts, in addition to upselling the importance of her works
  2. Chris O'Donnell (Fox 29 Philly): His story helped to get a registrant fired from his job as a Vendor at a Phillies game. This is more foul than the balls hit during the game, and O'Donnell's article strikes out with us.
  3. Ned Hibbert (Fox 26 Houston): His story on parks being "magnets" for registrants living nearby lacked the "attraction" to readers, but not to us.
  4. Phil Elmore (WND): Elmore's inflated statistics is only matched by the size of his mangina, as he reminds us all men are potential predators, including him. Plus his advice was extrapolated from the Cold War era.
  5. Sharon Silver (Proactive Parenting/ Circle of Moms): This Silver's reporting is tarnished when she automatically assumes a man asking questions to a group of boys is grooming them and a predator, makes a big scene, then writes about it.
  6. Chelsea Schilling (WND): Schilling is barely worth two bits, much less a shilling, when she proclaimed children are "raped, sodomized on Facebook" and Facebook was a "predator's playground."
  7. Samantha Manning (KFOX-14): Any reporter who professes a law was intentionally confusing when written by a state legislator but then claims registrants are exploiting loopholes and allowing "sexual predators " to "slip unknowingly into communities" deserves an award. A Shiitake award.
  8. Brian Bishop (WCYB 5 Virginia): Bishop should be flogged for harassing a homeless registrant for parking his RV in a Walmart parking lot, despite later admitting the law stated it was legal
  9. Abbie Alford (Fox 23 Tulsa): Abbie's second appearance in the Shiitakes, this time she heckled a man for FTR in true junior high fashion
  10. Ryan Luby (KETV 7 Omaha): Ran a three-part story on the vigilante troll-site Evil-Unveiled, despite protests from the many victims of the hate group. Watch his future story on the kinder, gentler KKK at 11.
  11. John Turchin (South FL Local 10) Take the T off his last name and you get an accurate depiction of a reporter disguising propaganda' ad for the AWA posing as an actual news story.
  12. Alan English, Sean Moores, & Kyle Martin: The three Augusta Chronicle Stooges are nyuk-nyuking it up after writing a fluff piece failing to differentiate between general and specific recidivism, then attacking and censoring opposing viewpoints.
  13. Anna Canzano (KATU Portland OR): she is sounding the alarm over the fact Oregon only lists so-called "high-risk" offenders, something that isn't news at all, since Oregonians have known for years the registry only lists Tier 3 offenders. D'oh! add that to the news promo practically stolen from the Bill Blathers radio show, you have the makings of a Shiitake winner

Q2: Which is the Dumbest News Outlet of 2012? This category is for media outlets who go above and beyond in exploiting poorly-created sex offender news stories for ratings on a consistent basis.

  1. KATU of Portland, OR: KATU has Anna Canzano in the current awards, but their incessant focus on residency laws and trying to force the closure and transfer of rehabilitation programs for registrants gives KATU a special place at this year's awards show.
  2. New York Post: The infamous news rag known for their outrageous front page graphics should be equally known for their shoddy reporting, as they reported NYC was facing a "perv storm" of homeles registrants, caused primarily of social ostracism and discrimination. Such as being called "pervs" by the media
  3. Dothan Eagle: Should be called the D'oh!than Eagle after allowing hate speech to be placed in their newspapers, especially when the guest writer is quoting Bible scripture to justify suicide and murder.
  4. Q13Fox WA: A catchy headline is all it takes sometimes, like assuming everyone on the list is "the worst of the worst" and they are "closer than you might think."


Q3. Who is the worst politico of 2012? All pols pander but some out-pander the rest.

  1. Sheriff Alan Norman of Cleveland County, NC: wants to make registrants pay $242 per year so he can feed his Krispy Kreme addiction. Oops, I mean harass the registrants in his community. Considering most registrants are unemployed, I doubt they can buy donuts for themselves, much less for Stormin' Norman.
  2. NM Gov. Suzanna Martinez: She's an ex-prosecutor who "specialized" in sex crimes cases and is fluent in myths and lies, and has tried unsuccessfully to bully her state into AWA compliance.
  3. Greg Smith, KS Senator: Up for re-election this year, Smith exploits his personal tragedy, a' la Walsh, into a budding political career. He pushed Kansas into AWA compliance and supporting Caylee's Law
  4. Indiana Federal Judge Judge Tanya Walton Pratt: Upholds a blanket ban against registrants' internet use based on "governmental interest" despite most rulings stating the opposite
  5. Colorado Republican Doug Lamborn: He supports the coal industry; he accuses an opponent of "disseminating CP" when the opponent shows a pic of a child bathing in dirty water, despite the pic not being graphic
  6. Tony Rackauckas, Orange County California D.A.: Trying to use sex offender park bans to further his political career, while deflecting the victims of police brutality under his watch. Look for a big for state AG in the near future.
  7. Debra Young Maggart, TN Rep: Drafted a civil forfeiture law on the basis that "Sex offenders are usually very clever people. They're very manipulative people and so they're always looking for a way for whatever law we put in place"
  8. Paula Stitz, AR registry consultant: Former small town cop fired for ethics violations, then gets promoted to work on Arky's state registry, like a bad fairy tale.
  9. Bobby Jindal, Louisiana Governor: Making yet another appearance in the Shiitake Awards, Jindal is livid over a federal court decision that struck down a pet project of his-- banning former offenders from using social networking sites, vowing to fight all the way to the Supreme Court, as well as a spot on this year's awards show.

Q4. Which quote is the Dumbest Quote of 2012? Some people say the dumbest things, but there is dumb, dumberer and dumberest. Which is the dumberest of all?

  1. "This country is based on vigilantism" -- Patrick Drum, violent vigilante "hero" of Pt Angeles Washington who murdered two registrants
  2. "Too often, sex offenders are portrayed sympathetically while the victims are forgotten. What are we telling the victims that are still out there and alive when we keep giving [sex offenders] second and third chances?" -- Linda Walker, Surviving Parents' Coalition, and Dru Sjodin's mom
  3. "The public has the right to know these people were dangerous, probably still are dangerous, or can be dangerous in the future to young children. Children don't really have a means to protect themselves. By having a means to access information that is out there about crimes these people commit is paramount to keep their children safe." -- Richard Ferrucci, "Senior Investigator" at the Oneida Co NY District Attorney's Office
  4. “When these people are out of compliance they are hunting your kids and your grandkids to sexually assault them,” -- Shelby Co. OH Sheriff John Lenhart
  5. “They do not want us to find them and that is part of the problem why they move around so much,” -- Det. Cori Steiner of the Shelby County OH Sheriff’s Office
  6. “They play huge games with the system. They know how many days to live in a certain spot before they have to tell Ohio that they’ve moved.” -- Bill Taylor, senior inspector for the U.S. Marshals Service.
  7. "when sex offenders feel they have escaped the eye of local law enforcement, they begin searching for victims. They could spend as much as three to five years gaining the trust of a neighboring family." -- Tiffany Kemp, program director for Shelby County OH Victim Services

Q5. Who is the "Everyday Zeroes Award" winner for 2012? This category is for everyday citizens who exploit registrants for fifteen minutes of fame.

  1. Emily Miner of Oswego, NY: She is circulating a petition to have a 9-year-old-kid kicked out of school, proclaiming him a sexual predator. Maybe we can petition to get her a Shiitake?
  2. Savannah Deitrich, KY: A teen who drank at a party and had sex, claimed rape, and created a blog to shame her attackers, all in direct violation of a court order. Well, the Shiitakes also runs a blog exposing people, what a coincidence!
  3. Brandon Benhamin Mau, Ft. Collins, CO: This man is a career criminal arrested for kidnapping and attacking a man with a knife, mistaking him for a sex offender. Ever notice how many here physically attacking registrants are people with lengthy records?
  4. Brian Oei, Trumbull, CT: Puts the bull in Trumbull, as he was caught harassing a registrant via Twitter and posting personal info about his victim online, then ran as he was exposed
  5. Laurie Ann Martinez of Folsom, CA: Went all out to falsely accuse a man of rape including getting a friend to punch her in the face. She could use a Shiitake Award for that, it is made of iron.

Q6. Which Politico/ Celebrity advocate made the Hardest Fall of 2012? This category is for the biggest scandals of the year

  1. James Thomas, AL rep: The 69-year-old Thomas was charged with having sexual contact with a 17-year-old honor student in his office at Wilcox-Central High School in Camden in November 2010.
  2. The victim, now a 19-year-old college student, testified that Thomas kissed her and forced her to touch his "private parts."
  3. Carlos Bustamante, Orange Co., CA: Specifically, prosecutors have charged Bustamante, who was arrested at 4:30 p.m. Monday by D.A. investigators, with 12 felonies and four misdemeanors, including: Six felony counts of false imprisonment, three of assault with the intent to commit a sexual offense, and one count each of stalking, attempted sexual battery by restraint, and grand theft by false pretense, and one misdemeanor count each of battery, assault, sexual battery, and attempted sexual battery with a sentencing enhancement allegation for committing the offenses as a result of sexual compulsion and for the purpose of sexual gratification, according to a District Attorney's Office news release. He voted to the Santa Ana Park Ban prior to his arrest.
  4. Secret Service Colombian Prostitute Scandal: Considering the current stance on so-called sex trafficking, I would have thought this would have been a bigger story. But there's nothing to see here. Move along.
  5. Jose Manuel Santiago, Pennsylvania police officer: Crooked cop claimed an evil spirit caused him to sleep with a 14-yr-old girl

Q7. Holy Shiitakes! What is the craziest sex-related story of 2012?

1. Parents claim V-Tech's "Catch-Me-Kitty Toy" is saying, "catch me, rape me". Methinks the parents need a Miracle Ear than can differentiate between race and rape.

2. Kit-Kat pulls Aussie ad over Pedobear costume scare. Gimme a break!

3. Fiction writer Jennifer Chase censors one side of debate after asking if double-murderer Patrick Drum is a "hero" for murdering two registrants. If you don't like the answers, don't ask.

4. Lance Armstrong blames his doping scandal on a sex offender: I've heard excuses for sex crimes, but I've never heard a person use a registrant as an excuse to take steroids. The man's crime? Indecent exposure. That means he was the right man to expose the truth.

5. Church Mutual Insurance forces churches to weed out registrants for 'liability' reasons: Big Insurance companies tried forcing small churches to target registrants and limit or ban them or they will drop the coverage.

6. Girl lies about rape, RSO still held on $150,000 bond: So this girl lies, claiming this homeless registrant raped her. Then she took it back and now says he only told her he wanted to fuck her. So he's being held on a $150,000 bond on the basis of a statement from someone who admitted to lying.

7. The Michael Arena Retrial: This man has been in 13 years on the basis of a girl's rape accusation she later recanted, and the misrepresentation of the accuracy of the Abel Screening Test. A false accusation plus a false test plus 13 years equals a Shiitake nod. Free the guy already!

8. Alex Anzalone, Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker prospect finds dumbest excuse EVER to decommit: by freaking out over getting a picture taken with a registrant, unknowingly of course, who attended a free Buckeyes football event. Anzalone should be flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.

9. West Virginia forces man convicted in 1976 of ADULTERY to register: At least the man is suing the state. The law was abolished in the 1980s, yet this man was forced to register for cheating on his wife. Take me home, to the place, I belong West Virginia, take me home (then register)

10. Madison County (AL) Operation Spring Cleaning: "One by one, the cars stopped in front of a house, the deputies spilling out of their cars and taking their positions - two on the left side of the house, four on the right, another in a black SUV that held K-9 Rambo and two others who approached the front door.Some were in the foliage green, Army-like uniforms of the sheriff's SWAT team, others in the gray uniforms of the sheriff's reserve volunteers and one, Deputy Johnny Daversa, in the all black K-9 uniform." My mind envisions the Keystone cops or the jokes about how many cops does it take to screw in a light bulb

11. White van canvasses the neighborhood, searching for lost puppy. Sound the alarm in 3..2..1..": So some guy in Boston who owns a white van was looking for a puppy. So what was the guy REALLY doing? He was... LOOKING FOR HIS LOST DOG! Moral of the story, if you are a man who loses a dog, let the mutt stay lost. But it was enough of a scare to hit the news media.

12. WA Man freed after 9 years after daughter admits she lied about abuse: Only she was not charged, of course. The girl got her idea from a friend who got her stepdad sent to prison.

13. Stray bullet wounds Minneapolis police officer during hunt for sex offender: Deputies harass registrant, go to house, get scared by dogs and start shooting, one officer hit by friendly fire, officer gets Shiitake Award.

14. Neighbors think suspicious van’s driver is on sex offender registry in Chesterfield, VA: Its a story about a "suspicious white van" in a place called CHESTERfield. Oh, geez. The van looks lost, doesn't approach anyone but sets off the panic button.

15. The Great Wall of Des Moines: Des Moines spend a million bucks to build a fence so zoo-goers cannot see a halfway house where a couple of registrants are staying with other low-risk registrants. Does NBC still do those Fleecing of America segments?

16. Grove mother may go to prison for marrying sex offender, prosecutor said: A Grove woman on probation for having her children with her when she was arrested for public intoxication could be sent to prison after marrying a convicted sex offender — a likely probation violation, a prosecutor said. So you can't even marry a registrant in Jokelahoma.

17. Miami Commission Sues State Over Sex Offenders in Bookville II: Like a bad sequel, this scenario stars Ron Book and homeless Miami Sex Offenders. Longtime Shiitakes voters knew the first show was bad and this was the most unanticipated sequel of the decade, as the city sues the state to keep registrants out of housing in Miami.

18. Man can't see his daughter for reporting CP on the internet (England): A man who informed police when he found child abuse images on his computer has not been allowed to be alone with his daughter for four months. Cheerio and all that rot! The bloody wankers in Jolly ol' England are a bit tipsy with their sex register as well!
Q8. Which is the dumbest law of 2012? It need not pass to be nominated

1. California's Prop 35: will turn consenting adults (like prostitutes and Johns) into sex offenders, then force them to register internet passwords

2. Oswego, NY city council bans registrants from driving taxis: Obviously influenced by Robert Deniro's Taxi Driver movie. From the 1970s. But didn't the cabbie save the teen hooker in that film?

3. PA law to take earned pensions from registrants: Last year was the Caylee Anthony Law" this year it is the "Jerry Sandusky" law

4. Senate Bill 3258 IL, Bike trail bans: Bike trails in Harrisburg and Eldorado are now designated as off-limits to persons on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry thanks to a new law, Senate Bill 3258, passed this spring and signed by the governor June 22.

5. LA Facebook status disclosure law: Jindal's backdoor law to get registrants off Facebook is rather clever, get facebook to do your dirty work for you

6. NJ attempts re-issuing residency restrictions: Defeated by the NJ Supreme Court, the legislators, like Jindals, are try-trying again

7. LA Library Ban. Gov. Jindal strikes again

8. CT to make masturbating in prison a sex offense: Anything to make more registrants huh?

9. Illinois SB3579 makes participation in any activities involving children a sex crime

10. Louisiana HB 839: Banning registrants from driving tow trucks, lest they molest cars too

11. Virtual Predator Panic: NY Atty Gen wants to ban RSOs from Online Games

12. Illinois HB 4670: Allows registrants to repay the annoual $100 registry fee at the rate of one dollar per hour, far less than minimum wage

13: Missouri HR 83: Removes sex offenders as a class from Constitutional protections against Ex Post Facto laws

14. Tennessee HB 3398: Civil forfeiture law turns registrants into $$$

15: Nebraska LB 797: The Kissing Crime -- Kissing considered a sex crime

16. Kansas SB 39: Residency Restrictions -- Here especially because Kansas once passed a moratorium against residency restrictions
Q9. Which is the worst state of 2012? (The "ICBS National CHUMPionship")

1. California: Prop 35, Carlos Bustamante scandal, OC Park Bans

2. Washington: The vigilante capital of the US, where a string of vigilantes targeting registrants has run rampant

3. Louisiana: Bobby Jindal, library and internet bans defying court orders

4. Kansas: AWA compliance, trying to pass residency laws after moratorium was passed

Thursday, November 29, 2012

What is it with people named Chelsea this year? Chelsea Hoffman battles for dumbest Chelsea of 2012

Just as the Shiitake Awards is getting ready for its annual offerings, we have one last entry. Enter Chelsea Hoffman. We already have a Chelsea Schilling (who is worth less than a Shilling) and now we have Chelsea Hoffman.

Normally I reserve this category for REAL journalists, and I use that term loosely, but I generally mean an established media outlet-- CBS for example-- and not internet-only so-called "independent media" life the Huffington Post, which has a lower standard of publishing than the average newspaper.

But for this clown, I'll make an exception. She's quite the egomaniac and shameless self-promoter. On her self-titled website, she says this about herself:

Crime analyst, profiler & aspiring criminologist Chelsea Hoffman offers her insight on a seemingly endless number of high profile crime cases as well as cold cases that the media has forgotten about... Life hasn’t always been one of packed schedules of juggling full time school with full time advocacy and blogging for victims of crime. Chelsea Hoffman has walked on both sides of right and wrong living as quite a “miracle” type of story.... To put it bluntly: Chelsea Hoffman has been inside the minds of various criminals and knows just what makes them tick. She has the hands-on-experience that many people don’t, who have only been exposed to these types of personalities through case files, police reports and written letters.

Is she implying she's an ex-con? Just curious. At any rate, Hoffman fancies herself a great crime writer.

I have to disagree. See one of her more recent articles on that great *cough*crap*cough* independent site known as Gawker:

Absconded sex offenders are always a cause for worry in cases like these because the mere act of failing to register shows a disregard for the law and lack of respect for the safety ordinances put in place specifically for criminals of their caliber. Of course, if they're failing to register, then chances are these individuals won't be too easy to find either.

While Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook remain missing, it's important to consider that anything could have happened to these two girls. It's easy to immediately suspect a registered sex offender for their disappearance. However, it's more statistically common for someone acquainted with the girls being responsible than a random RSO -- unless of course their acquaintance is an RSO. Whatever the source of their disappearance may be, it's hopeful that law enforcement and FBI agents figure out what happened and either bring these girls home or give the family the closure they need.

I took the liberty of underlying two of Hoffman's errors. Failure to Register cases are rarely about "disregarding the law," as a Levenson study has shown those who FTR are no more likely to recidivate than those who register. Plus Hoffman assumes the presence of an RSO in the family means the perp is an RSO, but studies have proven time and time again that by far, most sex crimes are done by those with no prior records.

Maybe Chelsea should consider another line of work. Writing is obviously not her forte. Neither is researching. See some of her wonderful reviews at for her novels, for example. Maybe she should get a Shiitake just for that:

23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Seriously Lacking...December 1, 2011
This review is from: Ladykiller (Kindle Edition)
I originally saw this book being advertised on another website, where the author had written a news article. I was instantly excited because, I like these types of books and am always looking for a new author. What had me so greatly intrigued with this, is it's written from the killers perspective.

However this book sorely disappointed me. What promised to be graphic and not for the faint of heart. Left me laughing at the description. A mention of blood spray here, cracked skull there and a beating. But nothing major, nothing that gives the reader the creeps, nothing that will make this book memorable, and nothing that will keep me up at night.

The author made the book fast paced, but in the process left out a lot of details and made things painfully 'short'.. The dialogue, while trying to emphasize on the main characters education, or lack-there-of, made it an equally painful read. And lets not forget the poor editing skills. I found quite a few BASIC spelling errors, which again, took away from the story completely.

By the end of the book the dialogue was easier to read but it was still painfully short and lacking in detail.

Save your $$ on this one.
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Negative stars should be an option...March 9, 2012
This review is from: Ladykiller (Kindle Edition)
This author has got to be self published there is no other explanation for how this book could get into circulation. This is train-wreck, about a third of the way through I decided to stop torturing myself and I suddenly found myself wishing it was in paperback so we could at least salvage it as toilet paper or line a bird cage with it. I would have happily purchased a bird to poop on the pages of this book. Clearly the positive review on this page are the authors friends or someone she is blackmailing.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a thrill for sureOctober 4, 2012
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I thought I would give this Author the benefit of the doubt and try another of her books. I read "The Stranger" last week. Not great. This one was a little better but I wouldn't recommend it as a great read to anyone. Self publishing is rough. A writer should NEVER think they can edit their own
stuff and have a great read, no matter how smart they think they are. No offense, just being honest.

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1.0 out of 5 stars At least put some effort in itOctober 24, 2011
This review is from: The Stranger (Fear Chronicles Presents) (Kindle Edition)
The writing is mediocre-to-bad. It reads like cliched fan fiction. It is stereotypical horror.

And the book itself -- it's like no effort was put into the formatting. There's not even a space break between chapters. The entire book is one sentence, followed by one half-sentence. Impossible to read with this formatting.

Just bad.
1.0 out of 5 stars The StrangerOctober 4, 2012
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I hated it! I read it through just because I love finding errors. Format was unorganized and writer was run on............and on....and....on........sorry ;-/
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Emily Miner wants to boot a so-called "sexual predator" out of school. One small problem- the target of her angst is a 9-year-old kid

How do we know she's not
hugging a future child
sexual predator?
This is Emily Miner of Oswego, NY. Emily is hocking a petition on titled "Keep a Child Sexual Predator out of our schools." No she means a "CHILD sexual predator." No, she means a kid she calls a sexual predator.

A nine-year-old kid.

Here is the petition in a nutshell. And I emphasize the "nut" part. Now I have seen it all.

Petitioning Oswego City School District, Oswego, NY 
Oswego City School District, Oswego, NY: Keep a child sexual predator out of our public schools.

Petition by
Emily Miner
Oswego, United States

Earlier this year a 9-year old boy attending Kingsford Park Elm. was removed from school stemming from incidents where he sexually assaulted several of his class mates. The boy was charged with crimes that if committed by an adult would constitute First Degree Criminal Sexual Act, a class B Felony, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a misdemeanor. The city school board, faced with the decision of how to continue to educate the boy, has decided to simply move him from KPS, the school he was attending, to FPS, another city school on the other side of town. I think the school board to remove this child from public schools. The school board needs to take this more seriously. By simply changing schools for this boy they are putting even more children in harms way of a SEXUAL PREDATOR. Please protect our children and remove this boy from the public schools.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

KATU of Portland, Oregon is keeping Portland Weird... and stupid

Oregon is usually a nice, quiet state, but they are not without the occasional bouts with Predator Panic. Not so with the local media. After all, Portland media gave those idiots at Perverted Justice air time. Now KATU continues the trend. We already have Anna Canzano's nomination in, but I think now, this entire news station is Shiitake-worthy.

Below is just one of the many reasons why. And if that's not enough, they even added a link so you can find more treatment providers to harass.

Parents battle church over sex offender meetings near school
By Thom Jensen KATU News Published: Nov 15, 2012 at 6:47 PM PST

Parents want Sonrise Church to move its meetings for sex offenders to a different location because a public grade school is right next door.
HILLSBORO, Ore. – Parents have been fighting for years without success to get a church near a public grade school to move its meetings for sex offenders.

They say they've run into roadblocks trying to get this sex offender meeting to move. They say they've been trying for at least three years to convince Sonrise Church, where these registered offenders meet, to move the meeting far away from any schools.

Additionally, some of these sex offenders will actually start living at the church within the next month, KATU News has learned.  

The motto at the church is "A safe place to hear a life changing message." But parents who have children right next door at Quatama Elementary School question that message.

The church holds a service every week and as many as 120 registered sex offenders attend. 

"This like having an AA meeting in a bar," said parent Shannon Jones. 

It's about 60 steps from the church to the school, a distance that can be walked in just over a half-minute.

Parents want the Hillsboro School District to notify everyone about what's going on and "help us communicate to families right in this area that might not know," said Marcy Tell.

But they say the district refuses.

A district spokesperson says the district takes no position on the issue and that it has a good relationship with the church.

Employees at the church were resistant to speak to KATU News Thursday. But a pastor said he won't move the services. The church was there first, and he said security guards are at the church to protect kids.

Parents question his truthfulness because of something that happened at another church seven years ago.

Pastor Jerry Mettee filed a false police report in 2005 saying he was stabbed by a burglar when, in fact, he stabbed himself. But the church and district said there hasn't been one incident involving offenders and kids.

"You can't undo something after it's already happened and make it all better," Jones said.

Jones, also a survivor of childhood sex abuse, says she doesn't want that first incident to occur, and that's why she's going public with her concerns.

Parents also question the relationship between the district and Sonrise because the church donates up to $5,000 a year to the schools.

They also want state laws to change to outlaw these types of offender meetings and treatment centers near schools.

Thom Jensen found out about this story through a news tip. If you have a story for any of the “On Your Side” investigators, email them at

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

California's Prop 35 will turn consenting adults into sex offenders, then force them to register internet passwords

Californians voted in favor of Prop 35, a silly bill that is intended to punish "sex traffickers." Problem is, by sex traffickers, we generally mean consensual adults engaging in sexual activity in exchange for financial compensation. In other words, prostitution. So those busted in prostitution will be forced to register as sex offenders. Then they'll be forced to turn over their internet names as well, violating anonymous free speech provisions.

California rejected Prop 34, which would have saved taxpayers millions by commuting death penalty offenders to life w/o parole, yet they pass Prop 35, spending millions to turn consenting adults into dangerous "sex traffickers." And dumb Californians wonder why they are billions in debt.

Here is a site that explains why Prop 35 is such a bad idea:

Monday, November 5, 2012

Former state legislator, principal James Thomas convicted of sexual contact with student

I don't know what his track record is on sex crimes, but I don't recall any dissenting votes when Alabama passed the Adamned Walsh Act. But a pol is a pol and we have a special place for them here at the Shiitakes.

Former state legislator, principal James Thomas convicted of sexual contact with student

The Associated PressBy The Associated Press 
on November 02, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Former Rep. James Thomas trialFormer state legislator James Thomas in the courtroom with his attorney Lewis Gillis in Camden, Ala., earlier this week. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
CAMDEN, Alabama — Former state Rep. James Thomas has been convicted of a charge of having sexual contact with a student. He was acquitted of a felony sexual abuse charge.
The 69-year-old Thomas was charged with having sexual contact with a 17-year-old honor student in his office at Wilcox-Central High School in Camden in November 2010.
The victim, now a 19-year-old college student, testified that Thomas kissed her and forced her to touch his "private parts."
Circuit Judge Jack Meigs ordered Thomas immediately taken into custody and set sentencing for Dec. 13.
District Attorney Michael Jackson said Thomas will have to register as a sex offender and won't be able to continue as principal. He has been on administrative leave for the past two years while he awaited trial.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sheriff Alan Norman wants registrants to pay him to waste his time

 Meet Sheriff Alan Norman of Cleveland County, NC. He wants to make registrants pay $242 per year so he can feed his Krispy Kreme addiction. Oops, I mean harass the registrants in his community. Considering most registrants are unemployed, I doubt they can buy donuts for themselves, much less for Stormin' Norman.

Here is the cop's info in case you feel the need to blast him for his stupidity and tell him man up and pay his own way:

Office Telephone:
(704) 484-4788
(704) 476-3047

Address: P. O. Box 1508 Shelby, NC 28151-1508
Email the Sheriff:
Sheriff's Web Site:

Sex offender list growing

Rebecca Clark
By Rebecca Clark
Published: Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 11:14 AM.
Two men in uniform stepped onto the front porch and rapped sharply at the door.

"Sheriff's office," the deputy announced.

A man answered the door, and officers spoke with him briefly before moving on to the next house on the list.

Every year, the sheriff's office makes surprise visits to the homes of registered sex offenders to ensure they are in compliance with registration requirements.

Cleveland County has 234 registered sex offenders, with 24 currently in prison, said Sheriff Alan Norman.

Norman said that number has been steadily increasing in recent years.

"W e've increased from 180 four years ago to 234 today," Norman said.

He said state law requires law enforcement to check on the offenders once a year, but the sheriff's office chooses to do the knock-and-talk at least twice.

Norman said deputies planned to drop by unannounced Wednesday, on Halloween, and check on about 60 of the more dangerous registered offenders.

"It's something I feel like we need to do," he said.

Who are officers visiting?

Norman said deputies would be focusing Wednesday on a group of offenders that fell into one of four categories: aggravated offenders, or those who have been convicted of using force and/or the threat of serious violence while committing a sex act with a victim 12 years or younger; recidivists, or repeat offenders; violent sexual predators; or sex offenders who are transient and move from one home to the next, making it difficult for law enforcement to keep up with their whereabouts.

"This is something that I felt like I wanted to do also, to check these four categories," Norman said. "It's sort of two-pronged. We're doing it this afternoon when our young youth will be out knocking on doors asking for candy and also...I thought it would be a good idea to check those categories for the most violent offenders to make sure they're in compliance."

Norman said when doing the checks, he pulls resources from the Community Oriented Policing division, school resource officers, as well as patrol officers. He said administrators would also be staying late Wednesday until each address on the list had been visited.

'A full-time administrative job'

A full-time administrator at the sheriff's office spends about 70 percent of his time working with the sex offenders on the registry.

Norman said every six months, each of the registered offenders who are not incarcerated must check into the sheriff's office. Those who are newly convicted must be registered and go through a series of questions.

"We need a bill introduced where these predators pay local municipalities, local sheriff's office to look after all these sex offender registrations," Norman said. "When you get to these numbers we have in the county, it's a full-time administrative job. We shouldn't have to subsidize out of our budget.

He said he feels the registered offenders should be required to pay for the drain on manpower.

"I'm going to be contacting local legislator Tim Moore to see if these individuals can help subsidize the cost to the sheriff's office," Norman said. " If they paid $242 per year, it would cover the cost of an administrative assistant to cover looking after the sex offender registry."

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Catch me kitty doll proves sexophobic moms are both DEAF and dumb

This is a funny story about paranoid soccer moms who are as deaf as they are dumb. Still, it was funny as hell. Sounds like mommy needs a Miracle Ear. My hearing is on the bad side but I can tell it is saying RACE me, not rape me. Maybe they are prison moms?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Catch-Me-Kitty doll forced to change doll's song after complaints from parents that it sounded like 'Rape Me'

A demonstration video shows the kitty is meant to say, "Chase me, race me, you’ll have fun" but parents say it sounds more like, "Chase me, rape me"

A Sandy mom thought she was buying an innocent toy cat for her toddler, but when the kitty started talking, she got quite a surprise.
The Catch-Me-Kitty invites toddlers to chase it while singing a song, but parents have been talking online for at least a year about the apparent inappropriate thing the cat says and it’s unclear what VTech, the toy’s manufacturer, has done to fix the problem.
Kayla McCune bought the Catch-Me-Kitty for her daughter two months ago, only to be shocked by its choice of words. According to a demonstration video on VTech’s website, the kitty is meant to say, “Chase me, race me, you’ll have fun,” but Kayla and other parents say it sounds more like, “Chase me, rape me.”

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Shiitake Awards: First-hand look shows how 'worst of the worst' media mutts may be working closer than you think

It is all about the headline here. You turn a mundane story about what is now routine gestapo checks into a nailbiting, fearmongering diatribe. It is all in the headline.

Sex Offender Checks: First-hand look shows how 'worst of the worst' may be living closer than you think

In nearly every community chances are there is a registered sex offender within 1 mile 

Sex Offender Checks: First-hand look shows how 'worst of the worst' may be living closer than you think
People may be surprised to learn that no matter where you live, chances are that a registered sex offender also lives within 1 mile.
"I think people would be surprised how many there are — just about every community, no matter if you spend a lot of money on your home, you’re still going to have a sex offender within a mile from you almost always," said Curtis Filleau of the Pierce County Sheriff Department’s Sex Offender Unit.
There are approximately 2,400 registered sex offenders in Pierce County alone and it’s the Sex Offender Unit that checks up on these offenders to make sure they live at the address they have registered.

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"Sometimes they say they say they’re staying somewhere and don’t really stay there. So we’ll use some various techniques to try and verify that they do stay there," Filleau said.
Police check on Level 1 sex offenders once a year, Level 2 offenders get checked every six months and Level 3 offenders are verified a minimum of every three months.  
About 90 percent of the sex offenders this unit checks do live where they claim, but for those who can’t be verified by the unit, Filleau said they will be found and sent bank to prison.
"If we verify that he’s not living here, a report will be sent to the prosecutor’s office asking for a charging on him, so one way or another we’ll determine whether he’s here or not," he said.