Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Austin Strickland of Mulberry, FloriDUH attacks man who found his lost daughter for him

People like Austin Strickland of Mulberry, FL remind us why you should NEVER help a lost child PERIOD, especially if you are a male. And, since it is FloriDUH, this complete asshat gets off and the Good Samaritan gets a warning. No wonder people make fun of your state.

I would have filed charges against this piece of trash. UPDATE: It has been reported the Good Samaritan left town after being harassed online by this idiot.


LPD: Lakeland man helping lost 2-year-old find her parents attacked by girl’s father, 2 others
By Mike Ferguson
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at 9:34 PM
Updated at 8:04 AM

LAKELAND – There were big swings and strikes Saturday at the Southwest Sports Complex, but not just on the field.
Austin Strickland, 22, of Lakeland, is accused of striking Utpal Patel, 39, before 4 p.m. Saturday after Patel tried to help Strickland’s 2-year-old daughter find her parents, according to the Lakeland Police Department. Strickland said he was just concerned for her well-being.
According to the LPD report, Patel and friends, including a Polk County deputy, had come to the complex to watch friends play softball. Patel told police that he later noticed a young girl, Kaydence Strickland, wandering lost and tried to help her locate her parents.
According to the report, Patel took the girl by the hand and asked her whether each man was “her daddy.” After telling Patel no many times, the young girl became agitated and tried to pull away. Fearing for her safety, Patel told police that he picked the girl up and began walking in the direction the young girl initially pointed, walking toward a playground, between 50 and 75 yards from where she was first located.
While walking toward the east side of the complex, Patel told police he was approached from behind by three white men. One took the girl from Patel’s arms and the other two began striking Patel in the face. Police noticed Patel’s face was swollen with a minor cut. Patel was able to identify Austin Strickland as one of the punchers, but the other two men’s identities are unknown.
According to a police report, Strickland and Kaydence’s mother, Autumn Terwilliger, told police that their daughter was not near the dugout where they had seen her last and they began searching for her. Strickland told police that another spectator told him that the girl was in the custody of an Indian man. Strickland told police that he thought Patel posed an imminent threat to his daughter.
“That’s all he was trying to do was help her locate the parents,” LPD spokesman Gary Gross said. “She had already wandered off and was out of her parents’ sight when he picked her up. Next thing you know, he’s getting hit without a word being said to him.”
Strickland disputes the claim that his daughter was wandering. Strickland, who was playing one of many softball games Saturday, said that from the time he saw her last to the time he noticed she was gone could not have been more than 30 or 45 seconds.
“I don’t know (Patel’s) intent,” he said. “Our kid was not wandering around the park. It was not long enough for me to slide my shoes off and put the cleats on that she was gone.”
According to the report, Strickland and another man repeatedly began hitting Patel in the face, but ceased once a crowd began to gather. The two parents told police that they would look away for several seconds at a time before looking back in the direction of where their daughter was. After being told Strickland’s testimony, Patel said he did not “fault” Strickland and declined to press charges for simple battery.
“This is a kind-spirited citizen who did not want to press charges,” Gross said.
An independent witness, Nichole Floyd, 32, who did not observe the entire incident, said she saw Patel walking with the girl asking the girl whether each man was her “daddy.” Floyd told police that she did not perceive the girl to be in any danger when multiple men attacked Patel from behind. Police contacted several other witnesses at the scene, but reports were either conflicting or hearsay.
After being updated on the testimony of Patel and Floyd and told that charges would be dropped, Strickland told an officer that “you must not be a parent or you would be arresting him,” the report said. Strickland added that “in Lakeland, you can kidnap a child and get away with it.”
In the report, Strickland told police that it was suspicious that Patel would be walking toward the playground because everyone at the playground was black and that he and his daughter are white. At the request of the city of Lakeland, Patel was issued a trespass warning.
Strickland told The Ledger on Monday that he would have preferred Patel take his daughter to a concession stand or some place with a speaker where he could have been called. Kaydence, he said, is safe and unfazed by the incident. Strickland said he doesn’t regret the actions that he took.
“At the time, all we saw was him walking toward the parking lot with my daughter,” Strickland said.
Following the incident, police said pictures of Patel began surfacing on Facebook with links to his page, his work address and the notion that he was a predator. Strickland said he is not an advocate of the malicious posts. After clearing the air, Gross said many of the posts have been deleted.
“People have to be cautious of what they share and say,” Gross said. “If you want to know what really happened, call us.”



According to WFLA, other media outlets and police, family members and friends went on social media and shared the man’s photo, his Facebook page and his place of business, “calling him a child predator,” WFLA said.

Police, however, called him a “good Samaritan” in their statement. “It is understandable how parents can possibly be upset in a situation involving a lost child,” the statement said. “However, this incident truly involved a good Samaritan trying to assist a lost child finding” her parents.

“Accounts of this incident have circulated on social media with false information and speculation. Posting false information on Facebook could cause a defamation of character claim and those posting false information could be held [liable].”

Incident at Southwest Sports Complex.On June 24, at approximately 3:35 p.m., the Lakeland Police Department responded…

Posted by LakelandPD on Sunday, June 25, 2017

One Facebook user responded: “I was one of those who shared post thinking it was helpful, now I feel awful that it clearly was not! Definitely teaches me to double check sources before spreading!”

“Now this man’s face is all over the internet,” said another commenter on the police department’s Facebook page. ” … The assumptions that were made can ruin this guys life. Unbelievable.”

The good Samaritan told several local outlets that he has now left town with his family for their safety. He says he will not press charges against the father.

The father made no apologies for his actions but told The Post, “All that matters is that my daughter is home safely.”

The offending post, from the media
Apparently Austin Strickland sticks to his guns...

This is why you should ALWAYS double check things before sharing stupid crap on FB, people. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Danyelle Dyer of Oklahoma is joining the harassment sign train (exposing her hypocrisy)

What a difference a day makes. When this first popped into my newsfeed, I ignored it as news of nominal value. That is, until I was invited to discuss this case on TV. Now I see there's a real serious problem with this person, Danyelle Dyer [FACEBOOK]. I've even made a new category this year, Dumbest Signposter, because of her.

So here's the list of facts based on a couple of reports:

  1. Why make a fuss if the arrangement is only temporary?
  2. A hundred yards is farther than 100 feet, which is Alabama's law. Just saying...
  3. Posting her grandmother's name and address is putting her grandmother in danger. So if granny gets murdered, guess who is culpable, Danyelle?
  4. Guess what? Danyelle wants to name a law after her. 
  5. How can Danyelle discuss working with vets/ amputees? What if her patient is a registrant?
  6. Girl, you're 21. Grow up! Posting threatening statements and passing the pitchforks on social media just makes you look like a fool. 
Danyelle, you and your supporters are all idiots. 

Convicted sex offender moves next door to his victim. And it's perfectly legal
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By AnneClaire Stapleton, CNN
Updated 0131 GMT (0931 HKT) June 23, 2017

(CNN)Fourteen years ago, Danyelle Dyer was molested by her step-uncle.

Now, the man has moved next door to Dyer's parent's house in Oklahoma -- and legally, there's nothing they can do about it.
Sexual offenders laws are in place to keep predators away from children. Like many other states, Oklahoma law bars sex offenders from living near schools and churches.
But what Dyer and her family discovered is the state doesn't have a statute that prevents a sexual predator from moving next door to his victim.
Dyer, who's now 21, is fighting to change that....

Dyer is now studying for a degree in kinesiology and wants to eventually work with amputees and veterans. She comes back to her parents home every weekend and spends most of her summer there.
Two weeks ago, English was released from prison and he moved in with his mother -- Dyer's grandmother -- who lives right next door.
"If I look outside, I can see my grandmother's entire house. We are maybe 100 yards from her house," Dyer said.

The action
At first, her parents told Dyer not to worry.
"Legally, we didn't think he could," she said.
Her parents called lawmakers, the police, the prison system. Each assured them the law barred English from living so close to his victim.
But then, each called back to say they were wrong. There was nothing that legally prevented English from doing so.
"My mom called and told me that we can't stop this from happening," Dyer said.
At first, Dyer said she felt let down by the state. Then she decided to do something about it.
"I don't want anyone else to ever have to go through the feelings of reliving the trauma from something like this," she said.
Her first step: Post a picture of her abuser on Facebook.
"Meet my abuser and my new neighbor," it said.

Her dad put up signs in their front yard alerting people that a sex offender lived nearby. First, he went to the neighbors to make sure no one would object.
"They were very supportive and most of them have children and they don't want him around," Dyer said.

The other side
Dyer says she has a strained relationship with her grandmother because she continued to support English even after the abuse.
Right before English was released from prison, Dyer wrote her grandmother a letter.
"I felt like it was a very heartfelt letter explaining my feelings," she said. "I don't think it affected her at all."
CNN called the grandmother, Betty Dyer, and she defended her decision.
"The only thing I have to say about this, I don't agree with what my son did. But I gave him a place to stay temporary until he could find a place," she said.
"I think Danyelle is okay for trying to get a law passed. But she shouldn't blame me for what happened because this is my son and I just give him a place to stay until he can find a place on his own."
The grandmother said English was sitting next to her as she talked to CNN on the phone. But he declined to speak himself.
The fight
Now, the Dyer family is working with Oklahoma State Rep. Kyle Hilbert to introduce a new bill protecting victims.
The legislative season begins again in February. So they have roughly six months to write the bill.
"I'm doing everything I can to try and help and do something statutorily to prevent this from happening to anyone else in Oklahoma," Hilbert said.
Will the bill be named after Dyer? Hilbert said that's completely up to her.
"It would be an honor for the bill to be named after me," Dyer said. "It's because of my father that I am strong enough to fight this battle. He has always taught me to take a negative situation and turn it into a positive one to help others."

Aren't the worst folks always claiming Christianity?
ADDENDUM: I was informed that this wacko sent me a message via Facebook. If I actually used FB I suppose I would have seen it sooner. Since she's addressing me directly, I'll share her stupid remarks first:

In response, I first have to laugh. You calling me crazy is the classic case of Pot v. Kettle, you whack job.

Second, it doesn't matter where his hometown is, he is staying with a family member, and it is none of your business. You have no right to dictate ANYONE'S legal rights. Your rights end where others begin.  

Third, you're just as stupid as Assleigh Banfield (she'll be joining you on the Shiitake blog) because dozens of studies have proven recidivism rates are low. Again, you've proven your bias clods your personal judgment. 

Lets get real, your actions betray your words. Vengeance is placing a big sign pointing to grandmother's house. If you are willing to risk having someone MURDERED [like THIS PASTOR not far from you] then you better accept responsibility for your actions. Your own words as evidence: “If I can’t make him move, I want to make him as uncomfortable as possible.”

No, I DO NOT trust you to uphold your Hippocratic oath. You have proven to be someone willing to place human lives in danger. Since you think my past is fair game, then your future is fair game. I'm enjoying something you don't believe I should not have, meaning equal rights. 

Bottom line: Danyelle Dyer is just another Shiitake-worthy idiot.

I agree. Residency restriction repeals would be a good place to fix the flaws in the law.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Didn't take long for a victim cultist to use the Oregonian hit piece as a capitalistic venture, did it?

So here's another victim industry shill looking to take advantage of the Whoregonian attack on the USO ballplayer. Anything to get in the spotlight, eh, Brenda?

Interestingly, Brenda Tracy wants to be a voice for the "voiceless" yet loses her voice once asked how what she advocates would have helped in her case. Maybe because she doesn't want to admit it would not have helped?


Brenda Tracy lobbies NCAA Power 5 schools for tougher stance for athletes with sexual violence records

Updated on June 12, 2017 at 3:22 PM Posted on June 12, 2017 at 1:04 PM

BY ANDREW GREIF agreif@oregonian.com
The Oregonian/OregonLive

Brenda Tracy is asking Power Five conference schools to get tougher when it comes to sexual violence.

In emails sent Monday to each president and athletic director of the NCAA's Power Five schools, Tracy lobbied for the immediate adoption of a policy, first implemented by Indiana University in April, that "disqualifies prospective student-athletes with records of sexual violence," according to a copy of her email.

Tracy is a survivor of a 1998 gang rape involving football players at Oregon State University and first told her story in 2014 to The Oregonian/OregonLive. She has since become one of the country's most prominent advocates for victims of sexual violence and has spoken to teams at more than 30 universities across the country. In addition, Tracy has helped craft legislation and serves on an NCAA committee whose mission is to combat sexual violence.

On Monday she took her request directly to top officials in the Pac-12, Big Ten, Big 12, Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences.

"If we are going to end sexual violence on our campuses then we must do our due diligence and stop recruiting and accepting violent athletes onto our campuses," Tracy wrote in her email. "If we are going to change the current culture of violence then we must stand together, united as one in solidarity and send the message that human life matters more than winning games."

Tracy's request comes days after The Oregonian/OregonLive reported that Oregon State star pitcher **** pleaded guilty in 2012 to a single charge of sexually molesting a 6-year-old family member. ***, now 21, registered in Benton County as a sex offender once he enrolled at OSU two years later, but was cited in April by a Benton County sheriff's sergeant after missing an annual update.

[Note: The article fails to mention the citation was dismissed, but don't let facts get in the way

OSU officials have not said when they became aware of ****'s conviction.

Indiana's policy disqualifies any prospective student-athlete "whether a transfer student, incoming freshman or other status, who has been convicted of or pled guilty to or no contest to a felony involving sexual violence," which covers dating violence, domestic violence, rape, sexual assault or other instances of sexual violence as defined by the school.

To uphold the policy, Indiana conducts a criminal background check on every prospective student-athlete.

In a phone interview, Tracy said she had considered lobbying universities to implement Indiana's policy before, but the revelation regarding Heimlich's past increased her urgency. 

"This fire got lit under me," she said. "I feel a real strong, [self] righteous anger about where are we as a society going to draw the line?"

Initially, Tracy said she considered reaching out only to OSU. In 2015, she partnered with the school to enact a policy that requires incoming undergraduate transfer students, and all students applying to graduate programs, to disclose whether their conduct has made them ineligible to re-enroll at an institution they attended in the past seven years.

She opted to broaden her scope to the entire Power Five because "these are the schools with the most influence and power," Tracy said. "Start at the top and let it trickle down. ... It's more than a policy. it's about sending the message that we won't tolerate the violence, and your behavior matters."

The NCAA does not have a policy prohibiting convicted felons from competing, instead allowing its members and conferences to craft their own policies. Likewise at Oregon State, no policy bars student-athletes who have prior felony convictions from competing for the school, OSU AD Scott Barnes said in an interview last week with The Oregonian/OregonLive. Further, neither OSU nor its athletic department asks prospective student-athletes to disclose criminal convictions during the admission process.

Some universities take stricter measures. All students who apply to Oregon must disclose any past convictions and the athletic department clears or disqualifies athletes on a case-by-case basis. At Utah, the athletic director "will not allow known felons to be admitted out of high school," said Liz Abel, an athletic department spokeswoman, in an email to The Oregonian/OregonLive last week.

"This policy is an important first step that will make a huge difference," Tracy wrote in her email to schools. "By implementing this policy we are telling our communities that we care and that the safety of our students is paramount.

"... If we can set boundaries and expectations on grades then we can set boundaries and expectations on violent sexual behavior."

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

City of Salesville, Arkansas the latest to get in on the harassment signs craze and gets Nazified for it

Kudos to the target of this harassment campaign for retaliating by displaying Nazi and Confederate flags in protest.


Salesville, resident at impasse over sex offender sign, Nazi flags
SCOTT LILES and JOSH DOOLEY, The Baxter Bulletin Published 3:16 p.m. CT June 13, 2017 |

SALESVILLE — A large sign identifying a sex offender — and apparently the controversial flags the resident has reportedly displayed in protest — will not be coming down, Mayor Tim Mayfield told a concerned businessman Tuesday night.

The sign, maintained by the city and sitting in front of the Salesville Fire Department, identifies **** as a Level 4 sex offender and lists his address. ***, reportedly as a form of protest against the sign, has three Nazi flags and two Confederate flags displayed on his property along AR Hwy. 177 South.

Jon Zabroski, who is developing the Angler’s Rest fishing cabins and Hog Wild ice cream parlor on AR Hwy. 5 South, attended Tuesday night’s City Council meeting and asked to talk about the sex offender sign and ****'s flags.

“As a businessman here in town, that’s bad for business,” he said. “It scares a lot of people, and I would like to see something done about it. I've talked to a talk of people, and I’ve heard that once that sign goes, the flags will go.”

Alderman Thomas Bensman, who lives across the highway from Floyd, said after the meeting that Floyd was displaying the flags in response to the sign.

Zabroski said he was worried that the sign and flags were affecting area businesses.

“You come through town for the river, to go camping, and you see that?” he said. “That’s not what you want to see.”

Mayfield said the city had no jurisdiction over the flags, since they are on private property. The sign is used to make the public aware of who is living nearby, he said.

“It is the total responsibility of this body to make sure the people who come here to visit and the people who live here are notified that that person is in the area,” Mayfield said. “I don’t know if it has ever been done, but I see this big lawsuit that you didn’t do your duty as a public officer to make sure it was known to the public that the person was known to be in the area … I want everyone to know that he’s here.”...

Head Nazi Tim Mayfield
“He is a Level 4 sex offender, which is a sexual predator,” Mayfield said. “It’s not if he’s going to offend, it’s when he does.” ...

*** has owned the property in Salesville since 2011, county land records indicate. Mayfield said that the decision to list sex offenders on a city sign was made by the City Council five or six years ago. According to the BCSO website, *** is the only registered sex offender living in Salesville.

Zabroski suggested that the city print warning posters that area businesses could post as an alternative to the large sign in front of the Fire Department.

“Don’t get me wrong. I think sex offenders should be tossed into jail, the cell doors welded shut and when the door falls off they are free to go,” Zabroski said. “But the sign and the flags aren’t good for the city.”

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Social media and Internet bans are expected to be stricken by SCOTUS any day now, but don't let that fact stop Terrance Murphy

It is always a little easier to add a previous candidate to this blog. It is quicker to add pics and the labels and all. Anyways, here's another Shiitake alum.


Murphy Lauds Bill That Bans Lifetime Sex Offenders From Internet

The State Senate approved, 59-2, legislation prohibiting Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders from using the internet for social networking or for accessing pornographic sites involving sexual relation with minors for life.

Violations of the act will be classified as a Class D felony.

"Our law enforcement agencies need more effective tools to help protect the most vulnerable people in our community from being preyed upon by sex offenders," said Senator Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown). "This bill will ensure that sex offenders required to register for life can no longer use the internet to threaten the health and safety of our children."

Murphy had previously proposed legislation that would prohibit convicted level 2 and 3 sex offenders from using the internet for life rather than as a condition of parole.

Under the current law, a mandatory condition of probation or parole for an individual required to register as a sex offender is a prohibition on certain internet use. While on probation or parole, sex offenders over the age of eighteen are prohibited from using the internet to access pornographic material, social networking sites or communicate with individuals under eighteen years of age for the purpose of promoting sexual relations.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

John Canzano plagiarizes Orwell by declaring some lives matter more than others

John Canzano, male wife of fellow Shiitake nominee Anna Canzano, feels one article trying to justify the bad behavior by writing a 19-bullet-point dissertation on why we should agree with the Oregonian's decision to attack a young registrant trying to overcome his past. Well if you need not just one, but TWO articles just to try to justify their shameful actions. This doucherocket was already nominated for worst news mutt (s) of the year, but his latest rant is worthy of Dumbest Quote as well. 

The rant is long, so for the sake of simplicity, I will simply add the offending quotes here:


"Can we start with the premise that human life matters? Anyone disagree on that? This isn't a complicated starting point. The young relative who was molested by Heimlich deserves your thoughts and respect. The victim matters. She matters more than Heimlich. She matters more than baseball. She matters. Period. Anyone disagree there?"

The first thing I thought of was this: 

There are plenty of other bad quotes in the article:

"Some people, myself included, don't believe a registered sex offender has a place on a major college athletics team. I don't believe an athlete who has committed a violent offense, including domestic violence, belongs there either." -- Your opinion is not news, douchedragon. 

"If you're a registered sex offender, you'd better make it your business to know the law. Anyone blaming the law enforcement officer who caught the failure to re-register? Stop now. That officer is trying to protect the public." - Except that local police are often incompetent in understanding the registry law. And Oregon considers failing to pay that $70 annual fee "failure" to register. Obviously, Cuntzano fails at law. 

"For those making the, "He deserves a second chance!" argument ... where is that written? You make your own second chance in life. Also, your first. Heimlich is in control of his future just as he's always been. He will determine where his life leads. Your actions, if inappropriate, will result in opportunities being closed to you. That is no one's fault but your own." This works both ways, Clownzano. But besides that, a criminal sentence sets limits on punishment. Heimlich served his time. Here, Heeimlich is the victim of CanZERO, who blames his victim for his actions. 

"On my radio show on Friday, we took calls from a mostly male audience that defended the victim. I was moved by the discourse. It was authentic, charged in the right direction and included some powerful moments from callers. Some called in to share their stories of abuse. Others, their anger. But it was a measured glance at why the story has splintered us." I'm sure it was because you pre-screen to only allow those who share your opinion on your show, you coward. 

"For those who say Heimlich has, "Paid his debt to society" or "Been punished for his crime," and should be left alone -- huh? An important part of his punishment is that he has to register as a sex offender. There's a reason a felony crime is a felony crime. The punishment is supposed to act as a deterrent." -- Thanks for helping me prove SCOTUS wrong in Smith v Doe. You're a useful idiot!

"The only positive that can come from this story is that Heimlich lives a long, productive life that has meaning. That he looks back at age 90 and realizes that he's overcome a horrible crime and done the best he could." -- I don't see how this complete fucktard expects Mr. Heimlich to "overcome" and have a "long, productive life" when vigilante scum like the gangbangers posing as Oregonian journalists will be there to ruin it for him. This kid will be lucky to get  ANY job, PERIOD, and if by some chance he plays baseball at the next level I'd be shocked. Stop trying to sugarcoat the fact you ruined this kid's life. If he overcomes, it will be IN SPITE of you and the other gossip writers. 

But hey, lets continue on to the hypocrisy of John Canzano. Here's an article where Canzano himself discusses the power of a second change after other athletes committed horrible crimes in their youth:


Canzano: LeGarrette Blount could learn from second chances of the past

Print Email John Canzano | The Oregonian/OregonLive By John Canzano | The Oregonian/OregonLive 
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on November 09, 2009 at 8:20 PM, updated November 10, 2009 at 10:41 PM

He threw a terrible punch. He paid a terrible price. I'm talking about Rodney Woods, not LeGarrette Blount. 

So, let's discuss the value of a second chance.

Because before we can get to the reinstated Blount, we have to talk about Woods, who went from a one-time felon to a controversial University of Oregon defensive back. 

A decade ago, Woods, a track star and the captain of his football team in Little Rock, Calif., was at a high school party when he got in a disagreement with a thin 17-year old boy named Christopher O'Leary. 

There were words exchanged. And friends of Woods attacked O'Leary, who was sucker-punched in the face and then kicked in the head while he was on the ground. Kevin Walker, a friend of O'Leary's, stepped in to ask, "Why?" and was attacked, too. 

He ran up the street. And Woods, a track star who would win the Southern Section long jump and triple jump titles later that morning, chased after him, caught him, and punched him in the face until he stopped fighting back. 

"Kevin Walker wasn't very fast," Woods later told investigators. 

This is where a second-chance was born. Because O'Leary was airlifted later that morning to a trauma center, where he died from head injuries. Walker ended up at a hospital, too. And Woods, who insists he never touched O'Leary, was convicted of felony assault. He served seven months in jail, was stripped of a college football scholarship to Fresno State, slapped with $30,000 in legal fees and, ultimately, Woods was left hoping that some football program would give him a second chance.

The University of Oregon did just that. 

Oregon assistant Nick Aliotti wrote a letter on Woods' behalf to a judge, trying to get his felony conviction reduced. So, too, did then-coach Mike Bellotti. The Ducks coaches insisted that helping Woods get a scholarship was not just about football, but about life, and a lot of us rolled our eyes and wondered what wearing a jersey has to do with redemption. 

Woods divided us. Just like Blount has. And I only bring that up today because Blount, who was suspended for the season for punching a Boise State player and trying to hit others, is getting another opportunity. 

As weary as we may be from thinking on Blount, it's probably worth examining Woods to understand what a second chance can be worth. 

In three seasons at Oregon, Woods started only four games. He finished his career with 17 tackles and three interceptions to go with a torn knee ligament that cost him the 2004 season. In his final game, a Holiday Bowl loss to Oklahoma, his only participation came on the Ducks' punt team.

"The people at Oregon stuck their necks out for me," Woods said. "I know I appreciated what they did for me and I felt like I had to be especially careful about the decisions I made in Eugene because I didn't want to let anyone down. 

"I kept my head down and stayed out of trouble." 

Woods didn't go to large gatherings. He always walked the other way the minute he saw words being exchanged. He showed up at practice, went to class, and tried to play well. When I saw him before that final game his senior year, I asked what he planned to do with his life. 

"I want to graduate college and be a social worker," he said then. 

Woods did not graduate college. He did not become a social worker. He is still 15 credits short of a degree in counseling. Today, he works a blue-collar job for a company that manufacturers Federal Aviation Administration-approved oxygen tanks, life rafts and fire extinguishers. 

"The safety equipment you see on airplanes," he said. 

Woods, who lives in Palmdale (Calif.), has a wife now, and three children -- two boys (ages 9 and 5) and a one-year old girl. And after work, Woods clocks out and hustles to practice where he is the head coach of a youth football team that ends up being his daily highlight. 

Said Woods: "We're pretty good; one more win and we're in the pee wee Super Bowl." 

Woods hasn't been arrested again. He said once is enough. And he talks wistfully about wanting to complete his college degree, as if that, and not failing to play football beyond college, is where he could have done better. 

"There was great value in having another chance," he said, "and I know I wouldn't be where I am today if I didn't take it seriously." 

You getting this Blount? 

Because nobody is rooting against the reinstated running back now. How could you? Whether you agree or disagree with coach Chip Kelly's decision to reverse his stance and bring the player back, the best thing that can come from all of this is for Blount to get his degree in sociology, and get about creating a new legacy for himself. All that you can do is hope Blount learns from his actions. And maybe from Woods, too. 

Take the opportunity seriously. 

Recommit yourself to your life goals. 

Understand how absurdly close you were to losing it all. 

If you don't, the second chance is wasted. 

Blount should know, too, that Woods saw the events at Boise State on television and cringed. "It was awful," he said. 

Not every university would have been willing to give an athlete that so badly embarrassed it another chance. Not all of us are comfortable with Kelly's decision to bring Blount back. And there have been others at Oregon -- former Nebraska offensive lineman Richie Incognito among them -- who have wilted under the gravity of being asked to expect more from themselves. 

It is a privilege to play football at a college. Having the letters "O-R-E-G-O-N" on the front of your jersey comes with responsibility and expectation. And But, we live in a society that too often lowers them for people who can run fast and jump high and entertain us with their athleticism. 

Blount, who has been suspended three times in 18 months at Oregon, is either going to join the ranks of sad souls who blew one final opportunity to get it right. Or he's going to use this as a springboard to take himself somewhere greater. 

Woods knows what I'm talking about. 

-John Canzano

Kill a man, get a second chance. Commit a sex offense, you get no second chance, in the words of Canzano. Fuck John Canzano. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Worst US District Judge in America gets praise for promoting vigilante violence from the bench

Apparently this judge has a long history of stupid remarks and getting "benchslapped" for apparently screwing up trials. But when you advocate straight up murder from the bench, you're at least worthy of an award. A SHIITAKE award! In fact, here are some cases he screwed up:

United States v. Cherry, 720 F.3d 161, 167-69 (4th Cir. 2013); United States v. Echlin, 528 F. App’x 357, 363 (4th Cir. 2013); United States v. Garries, 452 F. App’x 304, 309-11 (4th Cir. 2011) (per curiam); Murphy v. United States, 383 F. App’x 326, 334 (4th Cir. 2010) (per curiam); United States v. Dabney, 71 F. App’x 207, 210 (4th Cir. 2003) (per curium).

He's a senile old crone appointed by Reagan. I'd say that's reason enough to bench this clown. However, the comment section in the article is full of Trump-humper praise for this idiot.

By the way, I was almost tempted to add Mary Devoy to the nominees list. She claims to want to reform the laws but at times she seems to be more in tune with people like this guy than with REAL activists like me.


Child porn producers should be "shot," federal judge suggests in a Norfolk courtroom
By Scott Daugherty
The Virginian-Pilot
14 hrs ago

From the bench this week, a federal judge unafraid of offering blunt opinions said that anyone who produces child pornography should be shot.

An exact quote of what Senior U.S. District Judge Robert Doumar said Tuesday during a case involving the collection of child porn was not available, but in an interview Thursday, he reiterated the comment multiple times.

“I said it. I said that they should be shot,” said Doumar.

He stressed he was referring to producers of “baby pornography” and noted that the case at hand involved particularly heinous images. The pornography included photos of very young children, penetration, bestiality and various other forms of physical and emotional abuse, prosecutors said.

“I feel very strongly on this,” he said. “They are not fit to live in our society.”

That said, Doumar, whom President Ronald Reagan nominated to a lifetime appointment on the bench more than 35 years ago , went on to explain that he did not “actually want to go kill them.”

The maximum punishment for producing child pornography is life in prison, and Doumar acknowledged that is all he can legally do when it comes to sentencing producers.

In 2014, Doumar sentenced a Virginia Beach man to life in prison plus 40 years on charges he was responsible for videos that captured the sexual abuse of seven children under 5 in Hampton Roads. At the time, he called Robert H. Scott Jr. the “epitome of evil” and offered a hint at what he thought was a truly appropriate punishment.

“Life in prison is not a satisfactory solution,” Doumar told Scott, “but it is the solution available.”

Doumar is known in legal circles for telling colorful stories from the bench. During many sentencing hearings in drug cases, he has recounted an extended history of China and the opium trade and compared it to the United States and its drug policies. He fears for the future of the country if drugs are legalized.

The judge’s penchant for interrupting attorneys, however, has drawn the ire of lawyers and even the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In 2015, American Civil Liberties Union attorneys representing a transgender boy who sued the Gloucester County School Board over his right to use his school’s male restroom asked the appellate court to reassign their case to another judge. The attorneys complained that Doumar repeatedly said in court that their client had a “mental disorder” and that they were more interested in gaining media attention than representing the boy’s best interests.

“I’m having a huge problem with everybody knowing that he desires to be a male and, in fact, his attorney advertising that to the world,” said Doumar, who eventually ruled against the boy.

The case remains on appeal. Regardless of what happens, however, Doumar said he will not be involved with it anymore.

“I’ve removed myself from the transgender case,” he said in the interview.

Last year, a panel of three federal appeals judges criticized Doumar’s handling of a 2013 trial in which the head of a defunct Newport News brokerage firm was convicted of defrauding investors out of $1.75 million.

Fourth Circuit Judge Stephanie Thacker took Doumar to task for repeatedly claiming during Jeffrey Martinovich’s first sentencing hearing that the federal guidelines were mandatory – even though the Supreme Court had ruled they were not and attorneys for both sides had reminded him they were not.

In the same 32-page opinion – which was joined by Judge Henry Floyd – Thacker also criticized Doumar for repeatedly interrupting defense attorneys and prosecutors during the trial.

“Here, we are once again confronted with a case replete with the district court’s ill-advised comments and interference,” she said before referencing five other cases in her footnotes.

Doumar’s latest comments came Tuesday during the sentencing hearing of John M. Bowen, a convicted sex offender busted with one of the largest caches of child porn ever recovered in Virginia.

According to court documents, federal investigators found potentially 1.7 million pieces of child pornography on Bowen’s computers, along with a handmade sex doll that resembled a small child.

During the hearing, Doumar questioned what, if any, benefit mental health treatment has on sex offenders. He said he had tried to research the matter but couldn’t find definitive answers. “Does it do any good?” Doumar asked Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathleen Dougherty. “I’m curious about that.”

A 2014 study funded by the U.S. Justice Department noted that some research had found limited and even no benefits to treatment. The author’s review of several studies, however, determined it was “reasonable to conclude, albeit cautiously, that certain types of treatment can produce reductions in recidivism for certain sex offenders.”

Mary Davye Devoy, an advocate for "reforming" Virginia’s Sex Offender Registry, said Doumar’s comments were “upsetting for sure.”

She agreed people who molest babies on camera deserve the “full extent of the law.” But she said it was inappropriate for a judge to advocate from the bench for more than the law allows. She said a person who hears such comments might believe he or she has the judge’s blessing to act outside the law.

“A person saying that on the streets is one thing. A judge on the bench is another,” Devoy said. “It may be time for him to retire.”

Thursday, June 8, 2017

FOUR Oregonian reporters that need to be sent back to the minor leagues

I won't post the full articles today so here's the gist-- Oregon State baseball is in the College World Series, and one of the star pitchers for the team is a level 1 (that means low risk for you outsiders) registered citizen for an offense committed when he was 15 in Washington state. The timing of this article couldn't be worse, and I believe it was a targeted campaign to damage the career of a young man who has served his time as a juvenile. This isn't the first time the WHOREgonian has written such Shiitake-worthy drivel. 

Lets look at the Oregonian Starting Lineup:

Danny Moran: This is the asshat primarily responsible for this damaging article. The WHOREgonian reports: "Danny Moran, who covers the Oregon State baseball team for The Oregonian/OregonLive, didn't set out to tell this story when he began interviewing Heimlich in March for a profile about his success as a pitcher....After those initial interviews had been conducted, Moran performed a routine background check - something we do on profile subjects. He ran Heimlich's name through the Oregon courts database and came up with this: Heimlich had been cited in April for failing to update his sex offender registration in Benton County. Moran requested court documents in Washington state, where the molestation occurred. The public records reveal what happened..." He felt the need to give details about the crime, which of course means that me or anyone with a few minutes of time could find the name of this alleged victim. [DUMMY MORON]

Brad Schmidt: Co-author of the first offending report, then later takes the glory for harassing the President of OSU into denouncing the ballplayer. [BATSHIT]

John Canzano: Yes, Tom, this is the husband of our least favorite TV reporter and Shiitake Award alum Anna Canzano. He wrote THIS CRAP PIECE just to be a self-righteous prick, just like his skanky wife Anna. He's obviously trolling us by calling Moron's piece a "terrific piece of journalism." Oh, it's a piece... of bovine excrement! "As much as second chances are important, I don't know how anyone could put the sex offender's future first. Oregon State shouldn't have a single athlete on its campus who is guilty of a felony conviction involving a violent offense or a sex offense...If you're among those dismissing this as a youthful "mistake" from a kid who deserves a second chance at his baseball career, think first about the damage done to the survivor, who will carry this with her for life." [JOKE CUNT-ZANO]

Mark Katches: Batting cleanup (or is it fuckup?), Katches is the guy who deserves to "Katch" the most heat in this lineup, because he wrote the article trying to justify the series of articles. So he wrote the worst piece of all. It seems that they were anticipating backlash from the Anti-Registry Movement: [M'Krotchrot] (here's his possible criminal record, BTW)

"Some of our readers may say that Heimlich paid for his crime and completed his sentence. Others may argue that mistakes made by a minor should be forgiven, considering that studies show juvenile sex offenders rarely commit additional sex crimes after sentencing. Some will contend that we are undermining both Heimlich and his team as the Beavers embark on a quest to win a third College World Series title and with the major league draft just days away. We considered all of these factors.

Our society decided long ago that sex offenders should carry the burden of their conviction well after their sentences end - and that juvenile sex crimes should follow offenders into adulthood. Oregon wrote into statute that sex offenders cannot be released from their obligation to register with authorities unless they show a judge "by clear and convincing evidence" that they no longer pose a threat to public safety."

This is a big swing and miss. If these reporters were pro ballplayers, they'd be benchwarming for the Montgomery Biscuits or the Lansing Lugnuts. Send these folks to write for the Weekly World News instead. They're still around, I think. Or, just sue them into oblivion. Whatever happens, it is time someone takes down the WHOREgonian.