Monday, May 15, 2017

Katie Wendell of Dayton Daily News reminds us that somehow the registrant status of nursing home residents is bigger news than the shooting of three people there

I'm grateful that at least the comment section responses is generally angry at the reporter for writing this article.

Based on the timeline of events by the same news outlet, it seems the shooter had a prior relationship to one of the victims, none of whom were the residents. Thus, their statuses are irrelevant to the story, because their only involvement in this story is being at the place where the crime occurred. It reminds me of the news stories focusing on the registrants in a trailer park rather than the non-RSO killer in the Aliahna Lemmon case.

I spared Katie a Shiitake nod last year on her nursing home article, but this one just can't be ignored.

What we know about the Pine Kirk Care Center in Kirkersville
Nearly half the small home’s residents are registered sex offenders.
By Katie Wedell
Updated: 12:46 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017 |  Posted: 10:53 a.m. Friday, May 12, 2017

Kirkersville — The Pine Kirk Care Center nursing home in Kirkersville is a small facility of 24 beds. It had 23 residents at its last inspection by the state. 

The Kirkersville Police Chief and two employees of the home were killed today when a gunman entered the nursing home and them killed himself.

The home is rated as average for health and fire safety inspections and nursing levels on’s Nursing Home Compare tool, which compiles inspection reports of licensed nursing homes from each state. 

In late 2016, when the Dayton Daily News did an investigation into sex offenders living in Ohio nursing homes, there were 10 residents living at Pine Kirk who were on the Ohio sex offender registry. Their crimes ranged from gross sexual imposition to rape of children. 

Some crimes were decades old, while others occurred within the past 10 years. 

A search of the registry today showed there are currently nine residents who are registered sex offenders. 

There was also a complaint inspection done at the home a year ago after one resident hit another resident with a cane, resulting in the victim being admitted to the hospital intensive care unit. 

Pine Kirk has not received any federal fines or denials of Medicare payments in the past three years, according to the Medicare page. 



    Holy Shit you just realized that the shooter is more insane than the RSO.

    A second man pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter Monday in the 2015 vigilante beating death of a Macon man mistaken for a child molester.

    Seymour Passard, 25, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Ceyunta Cater, 24, pleaded guilty to the same charge last week and was sentenced to 20 years, 15 of them in prison. Passard was on probation at the time of the killing.

    Cater, Passard and Passard’s girlfriend, 27-year-old Yolanda Butler, went to Sylvester Harden Jr.’s Nisbet Avenue home on Feb. 19, 2015, to rescue a young girl after the girl called her grandmother to say a man at the house had molested her. Charges still are pending against Butler.

    The molester, Levi Moss, was Harden’s cousin. Moss, 31, pleaded guilty to child molestation last year and was sentenced to 15 years, five of them in prison, according to court records.

    Mistaking Harden for Moss, the men — who wore masks and carried guns — beat Harden to death in front of four of his children, authorities have said.

    Ruby Harden, Harden’s mother, said Passard knew both Moss and her son.

    “There wasn’t no mistaken identity,” she said. “Y’all planned it this way.”

    Harden had once introduced Passard to his mother, saying, “this is my friend,” she said.

    She said Passard and Cater beat her son “like an animal.”

    “A person like that doesn’t need to be in society,” Harden said.

    Gregory Bushway, Passard’s lawyer, said the group went to the home with “good intentions” to rescue the girl, but the trip “ended in tragedy.”

    Speaking before he was sentenced, Passard apologized to Harden’s family, saying, “I had no intention of doing anything to y’all’s father, to your son. It just played out the wrong way.”

    Judge Howard Simms said, “This is why it’s not legal anymore to round up a posse and go get somebody.”

    Sometimes the posse gets the wrong man.

    “And y’all did,” he said.


    Alex Jones apologize for Chobani gate.