by BJW Nashe (Back by Zombie Demand)

Many of us are well aware of the impending zombie apocalypse. Who knew that it would begin in Temecula? Then again, so many of our apocalyptic scenarios seem to originate in California, and Southern California in particular. Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised.

News agencies today are reporting that in Riverside County a man has been arrested after stealing a big rig and colliding with several other vehicles on the highway. The man claimed he was being chased by zombies. Nobody was killed during this bizarre episode, which apparently caused a chain reaction crash on Interstate 15, but two people were seriously injured. The man arrested is identified as Jeremiah Clyde Hartline. According to the Temecula Patch, Hartline is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon, along with other felonies including auto theft, reckless driving, hit-and-run resulting in injury, driving without a license and multiple sentence-enhancing great bodily injury allegations. There’s been no further word on the zombies.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

It doesn’t matter where you live – the predators against children are everywhere, even in a supposedly clean-cut, kid friendly state like Minnesota. And with disturbing frequency, the sexual predators are men of the cloth.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

There are civil wars and there are wars between sovereign nations and then there is that ultimate and unending battle known as the war between the sexes. Anyone who has ever been in a long-term relationship knows what I’m talking about. [If you’re a same-sex guy or gal just substitute the phrase war within the same sex for war between the sexes (WBTS).]

Why, you ask, do I say this particular war can never be won? A most valid question…

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by Starks Shrink

On a chilly night early in December in Kalamazoo, MI, Dr. Teleka Patrick disappeared, leaving a trail of puzzling clues and a distraught family.  Her car was found along the highway, 100 miles away from her home and job and two hours after she’d last been seen. In it, police found her wallet with driver’s license, credit cards and cash, still intact. And thus the search began.

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by Patrick H. Moore

Murderpedia brings us the tragic story of Jim Gordon, the great rock drummer who in his prime played with a list of rock notables that sounds like a “Who’s Who in Rock ‘n Roll.”  Jim, who was born in 1945, has been serving time in the California Sate Prison system since 1984 for killing his mother with a hammer.  Jim played with the Everly Brothers, the Bryds, Delaney & Bonnie, Derek and the Dominoes (Jim played on the group’s acclaimed 1970 double album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs and composed and played the elegiac piano coda for the title track, Layla), Joe Cocker, Traffic and Frank Zappa. Jim was also an in-demand session player and worked with literally dozens of acclaimed musicians during classic rock’s great era.

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by Michael Mills

In a recent post, How Politics Knocks on Amanda Knox, I presented the idea that since the acquittal of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito by the court of Claudio Hellmann in 2011, the whole case has become politicised, a sub-plot in the ongoing attempt of the anti-Berlusconi forces to use the Italian judicial system to overthrow him and the counter-effort of the pro-Berlusconi forces to discredit that system by accusing it of bias and corruption.

My theory, which would appear to be more than a mere hypothesis, has of course been met with some resistance by some of the anti-Knox contingent who hold stubbornly to the view that Ms. Knox is a deranged murderess, politics notwithstanding.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

All Things Crime Blog is now 14 months old. During this time, I’ve wrestled with countless crime stories and have discovered that the crimes that most upset me are crimes against children of any type, including the bullying crimes with which kids torture one another. Children are largely helpless to combat physical, sexual and other forms of abuse that are foisted upon them by parents, relatives, other adults and other more domineering children.

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by Patrick H. Moore

One salient fact that is often overlooked in criminal cases is the fact that a great many defendants facing serious criminal charges were not particularly blessed when the brains were handed out. In fact, I strongly suspect that if the 2 million plus Americans doing time were all given the standard cognitive tests, the average prisoner’s performance level would be somewhat lower than the overall societal average.

Does that mean that these less “intelligent” individuals should be shown leniency because based on their lack of mental acumen, they may have been unaware, or not completely aware, that they were breaking the law when they committed their crimes? Possibly. But before we decide, let’s examine the peculiar case of Heather Jensen. Will C. Holden of Fox 31 Denver has the story:

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by Lise LaSalle

Disclaimer : Before I delve into my narrative about serial killer Robert Pickton, I would like to apologize to all the innocent pigs that were hurt and used in the commission of his crimes and whose reputation and memory I am about to tarnish. I am sure that they never intended to roll in the mud with him or hoink 3 times for a street worker.

This sordid story started in the 1980’s in Vancouver, BC, a gorgeous city on the Canadian pacific coast, where I have the privilege to now reside. The Downtown Eastside neighborhood of Vancouver has always been plagued by poverty, transiency, drugs, prostitution and general disarray. It is a known fact that after the closing of several mental institutions, the former patients moved into this area where they could find cheap rooms, drugs and a sense of belonging.

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After his arrest and while waiting to go to the electric chair, Ted Bundy, who was apparently somewhat intelligent in addition to being absolutely lethal, uncorked quite a few pithy one-liners. Here we present 14 of them courtesy of BuzzFeed along with our brief responses to Bundy’s “wit and wisdom.”

 

“We serial killers are your sons, we are your husbands, we are everywhere. And there will be more of your children dead tomorrow.” (Probably an exaggeration. Although there are certainly plenty of serial killers, I feel confident they are still a very small segment of the population).

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