posted by Patrick H. Moore

Mysterious death is an all too frequent occurrence in Tinseltown. Strangely enough, it often turns out to be murder. Although this is certainly unfortunate for the victims, it does add to the tragic grandeur and dark allure of this peculiar piece of real estate. Thanks to Chris Godley of THR, we bring you the following breakdown of 12 Hollywood deaths, most, if not all of which, were murders.

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by Patrick H. Moore

Zion Wright, a 14-year-old amateur skateboarder and his father, Leroy Wright Jr., have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day. In an act of real heroism, this past summer, Wen Jones, a 43-year-old former Marine from Jupiter, Florida, saved the boy and his father from assault that would have resulted in serious injury by rescuing them from three violent 20-year-old men at Juno Park in Palm Beach County. In return for going to the aid of the boy and his somewhat diminutive father, Mr. Jones ended up being brutally beaten by the three thugs who turned on him with a vengeance.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

In a shocking development, a highly decorated Iraq War veteran and the current National Security Agency’s Korea division chief, Brian O’Callaghan, 36, has just been charged with 1st-degree-murder in the alleged beating death of his 3-year-old special needs son, Hyunsu. The odd thing is that O’Callaghan and his wife, Jennifer, only adopted the boy in October after going through an arduous vetting process which is standard procedure in the case of special-needs adoptees, and were only accepted because of the defendant’s excellent service record and high-level NSA job.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

Ah, the trials and tribulations of the rich, famous, beautiful and talented. Ah, Rhianna! Carved upon my heart. But don’t worry. I will not resort to stalking you. Even though I’m occasionally tempted.

Unlike Patrick H., who can usually marshal up the necessary restraint when the situation calls for it, a 53-year-old homeless man named Kevin Mcglynn apparently gave in to the natural urge to follow the Barbadian beauty wherever she goes. In time, his perambulations led him to her $14.6 million duplex in Soho where he allegedly left a series of nasty and threatening notes.

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by Thomas Davidson

Question: Shootings, robbery, beheadings, and cosmology—is there a link? Can cosmology provide fresh insight, a new lens through which we apprehend violent crime and cosmic justice?

Even better question: Can men with a history of domestic abuse be blocked before they murder their girlfriends? Can head-chopping stranglers be stopped? Is there an innovative way to reduce violent assault and murder by 24/7 angry-ass dudes who can’t, or won’t, or refuse to control themselves…no…matter…freaking…what?

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by Darcia Helle

When I publicly state my opinion about the death penalty, it almost always sparks a heated, emotional debate. (For the record, I am against it.) But my point today is not to discuss the pros and cons of the death penalty; rather, I want to talk about the people whose job it is to carry out this government-ordered murder: The executioners. These are people that the majority of us never think about. The trial is over, the killer sentenced. The media moves on and so do we. Years, often decades, later, the sentence is carried out by a nameless, faceless person. We get a blip on the news. We might remember who that killer is, though chances are high that many of us will not. That person is put to death, as if by the wave of a governmental magic wand.

You might be surprised to learn that many whose job it is to execute death row inmates do not support the death penalty.

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by Lise LaSalle

“Never apologize, mister, it’s a sign of weakness.”

“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”

“A man deserves a second chance, but keep an eye on him.”

“A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do.”

There is a real fascination in our society for serial killers like John Wayne Gacy, Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Richard Ramirez and many more.  And it is not a new trend as we can trace this type of interest as far back in time as the documented cases will take us.

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commentary by Patrick H. Moore

Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson once wrote, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro”, which means something like: “When things get really weird, the weird get even weirder.” Well things got very weird in a small office at Sister Marie Lenahan Wellness Center, a part of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon. Allow me to set the scene:

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This is the third in our series of posts by Tyler who received several life sentences for an armed robbery he took part in when he was 17. No one was injured in the “stick-up” but that did him no good when it came to sentencing.

by Tyler (June 1, 2014)

I live on a prison yard that was created for one major purpose – to safely house convicts who have denounced their affiliation with or membership in gangs. It is known as a gang “drop out” yard. In theory, this yard is dedicated to promoting a healthy way of incarceration. I say “in theory” because it is not always the case.

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compiled by Patrick H. Moore

This compelling yet horrifying array of 51 disturbing quotes from 19 disturbed serial killers is drawn from the public domain. Although I’m quite certain that each and everyone of these killers had their moments of intense terror and loneliness, I am struck by the fact that some of them seem far more unhappy than others. For example, Aileen Wuornos may have been one of the most unhappy women that every lived. Compared to her, suave Mr. Bundy seems to to be feeling only moderate pain, while the deadly Dahmer appears to be consumed with guilt over his actions. What all of this boils down to is that although serial killers may well shares many basic personality characteristics, they are all different which makes it tough to generalize effectively about them.

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