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inTWINition™ of murder

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Plot:

Phil Brittenbeck, an identical twin from Portland, Oregon uses his inner twin tuition, or inTWINition to find the clues to help track down the killer of his beloved twin brother, Jerry. Jerry Brittenbeck was a well-established reality television producer and was found dead in his swanky Las Vegas casino hotel room. The police quickly ruled the death an accidental poisoning, but Phil wasn’t convinced. In what started as a textbook death investigation was cracked wide open when Phil began communicating with his twin from beyond the grave. Phil was able to get clues the police either missed or tried to avoid seeing all along.

The more Phil dug into the rushed investigation the more he realized his inTWINition said it was murder.

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Wade Michael Page (Police Handout)

No matter when, to whom or the actual reasons behind it,  a senseless shooting will always be a senseless shooting. Maybe the shooting at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin was motivated by hate towards a specific religion, maybe not. We might never know the real reason, since the shooter, who was identified as Wade Michael Page, appeared to have not left behind any sort of wacko manifesto.

So before we take away everyone’s guns or place all 40-year old bald, fat, white, guys on some sort of public enemy #1 lists, let’s realize that if we as America embrace different culture s and religions from around the world, then crap (aka violent crimes) is going to hit the fan in their neighborhood sooner or later. It appears Sunday was the sooner no one had hoped for in that Sikh religious community of Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Two weeks ago that “sooner “was in a small community in Colorado.

A perfect world would not have violent crime and double scooped ice cream cones would still be a nickel. But, wake up, Ozzie and Harriet, this isn’t the 1950’s anymore. We should all be aware of our surroundings, but even the best prepared will be defenseless in someone else’s senseless act. You might be at school, in a shopping mall, at the movie theater or in church…and still find yourself or your loved ones the victims of violent crimes. Unfortunately it is the price we must pay for living in an open society.

All shootings of this type are sad. There never are any real winners. So does it really matter what the motivations of the perpetrator were?  Are we as a nation going to be any beter off if this is, or is not, labled as a hate crime? A crime is a crime….and in my book they are all hateful.

 

 

Not sure of this jail babe’s real name, but I can bet you there are a lot of guys who would like to more than read her, her Miranda rights.

There are websites out there where you can find the address of your next jail house babe. It’s chalk full of girls your mother warned you about. What is surprising is some of the girls are actually kinda hot looking. You know, hot in a psychotic kind of way! It is hard to believe that girls can be just as bad as boys when it comes to the felony department. But I know first hand they can be deadly.

No longer the Jail Babe she once was

The most famous prison babe of late, was Casey Anthony was released when she was acquitted all the serious charges against her. While she was a jail babe she had a long list of suitors sending her money for her inmate trust account so she could order make up, moon pies, chips, soda and beef jerky. While in the pokey, Casey Anthony was receiving more cards and letters than almost all of the other inmate combined. I am one of the few that actually believed Casey was innocent from the beginning. Now it turns out that even the state’s witnesses are coming out of the wood work saying that what was testified on court was not what really happened. Can you say over-zealous prosecutors?

There are of course are some really bad girls out there, the natural-born killers  who have been convicted of killing their boyfriend or husband. Sometimes I do feel sorry for some of them because it was the only escape they felt they could get from the torture of physical and verbal abuse they were being the victims of. It’s too bad that each state has such different laws about women who kill their abusers. In one state a woman can be convicted of life in prison for killing her lover and then less than a mile away, if she committed the same crime across state lines, she would have walked away as a hero for stopping a predator. That is just one of the many issues with our justice system that needs to be fixed.

Jailhouse Babe Renee Poole

Then there are stories about jail babes who claim they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. For example, Renee Poole was an extremely good-looking young exotic dancer from South Carolina who was on the beach rekindling a romance with her husband on their wedding anniversary, when a masked gunman ambushed the couple during their love-making. The masked man shot and killed Renee’s husband Brent.  Because Renee wasn’t hurt during the ambush, police surmised she must have been involved in the crime. Now  Renee sits in the Leah Correctional facility for the rest of her natural life. The was a TV show about Renee Poole’s crime and you can watch it here on Hulu. I for one believe in Renee’s innocence.

So maybe you are looking at your last chance for romance and want a jailhouse babe for your own. So where do you find them?  You can check out CowTown, and there is a complete list of jailhouse babes from every state that you can take on as your next pen pal.   Click on this to check them out.

Ok,  if you want to get your bad girl fix on now you know where to go. And sorry you must correspond with your favorite jail babe through snail mail as very few jails allow inmates access to computers – it’s a security risk. I guess the warden is worried they might be reading my blog and corrupting their criminal minds. You can thank me later.

Have a great day!

The speculation has lit up like a christmas tree on steroids as to why James Holmes went on a shooting spree inside the crowded Cinema 16 movie theatres in Aura, Colorado on July 20 during the midnight premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises.”  And that is all it is speculation. I had a great laugh when I read a lengthy online article about how James Holmes was a hired gun by the FBI to bring the attention of gun control in America, right before an upcoming UN vote. The conspiracy theorists worked over time on that one.

I think we should just all agree that James Holmes was a bad guy and was one taco short of a combination plate. Do we have to find a neat and tidy explanation for every crime?  Most likely he was not born into this world evil, but at some point chose that path.  James Holmes appears to be a bright and successful guy. Bright and successful guys get help when they see a problem, like encroaching mental illness. And mental illness was his game, he studied it, he was a PhD graduate student. You don’t get to that point of academia if you are a dumb shit. You get to that point if you are highly functional and highly intelligent.  James was both.

The shooting has all of the hallmarks of a revenge or retaliatory killing. It wasn’t personal and there was nothing to gain from it. So why did he do it?  We need to look closely at where the crime happened and what day of the week it occurred on. It happened at a movie theatre on a Friday night. That is technically “date night.” So wander down the path with me, and realize at some point, some girl is going to come forward and say she dated James at one time. Most recently she broke up with him. Well dammit, if he can’t go to a movie on a Friday night with a date, then he is going to make sure anyone else can’t either.

James had a brilliant mind, he studied mental illness and likely he figure if he created a crazy way of carrying out his revenge, then he could be labeled insane.But to me it was all calculated, down to dying his hair to look like Carrot Top. One of the craziest characters in movie history is, the Joker from the Batman series. This is how Wikipedia describes the Joker character:

The Joker is a fictional character, a supervillain who appears in comic books published by DC Comics. He is the archenemy of Batman, having been directly responsible for numerous tragedies in Batman’s life, including the paralysis of Barbara Gordon and the death of Jason Todd, the second Robin. Created by Jerry RobinsonBill Finger and Bob Kane, the character first appeared in Batman #1 (Spring 1940).

Throughout his comic book appearances, the Joker is portrayed as a master criminal whose characterization has varied. The original and currently dominant image is of a highly intelligentpsychopath with a warped, sadistic sense of humor, while other writers have portrayed him as an eccentric prankster. Similarly, throughout the character’s long history, there have been several different origin tales; they most commonly depict him as falling into a tank of chemical waste, which bleaches his skin white and turns his hair green and his lips bright red, giving him the appearance of a clown. He has been repeatedly analyzed by critics as the perfect adversary for Batman; their long, dynamic relationship often parallels the concept of yin and yang.

The Joker has been portrayed by Cesar Romero in the Batman television series, Jack Nicholson in Tim Burton‘s Batman, and Heath Ledger in Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight, for which Ledger posthumously earned the Academy Award for Best Supporting ActorLarry StorchFrank WelkerMark HamillKevin Michael RichardsonJeff BennettCorey BurtonJohn DiMaggio, and Brent Spiner have provided the voice for the character in animated form.

As one of the most iconic and recognized villains in popular media, The Joker was ranked #1 on Wizards list of the 100 Greatest Villains of All Time.[3] He was also named #2 on IGN‘s list of the Top 100 Comic Book Villains of All Time List,[4] was ranked #8 on the Greatest Comic Book Characters in History list by Empire (being the highest ranking villain on the list)[5]and was listed as the fifth Greatest Comic Book Character Ever in Wizard magazine’s 200 Greatest Comic Book Characters of all Time list, also the highest villain on the list.[6] On their list of the 100 Greatest Fictional Characters, Fandomania.com ranked the Joker at number 30.[7]

The one description that stuck out most in my mind is, ” The original and currently dominant image is of a highly intelligent psychopath with a warped, sadistic sense of humor, while other writers have portrayed him as an eccentric prankster.” To me, that describes exactly what James Holmes tried to portray himself as…and yes, I said portray.  He was acting out a part to try to get away with this act of revenge all because he was dumped or was jealous of  couples out on a date.

The fact that the shooting spree happened during the premiere of a Batman movie only added to his sadistic plot. It came him a cover/mental illness alibi, by saying he was, “The Joker.”  It will be interesting to see if he researched evil characters or did any Google searches on evil villans.

My opinion doesn’t really matter. Neither does the opinion of all of the talking heads that are saturating the airwaves. The guy is evil and needs to be put down. We would do that same if a pit bull bit and killed a child, wouldn’t we?

 

 

Prices might be falling but is the crime rate?

I was watching In Session today on Tru TV about a case where a man who was going through a nasty divorce with his wife and he hired a hit man to kill her. Turns out the hit man was a detective working undercover. So where did all of the meetings between the fake hit man and the loser trying to bump off his wife take place? Well they all took place where you would expect to be safe…in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Yep, that’s what I was thinking…what better place to plan an assassination attempt than in the parking lot of America’s #1  retail store? I wondered if this was a common practice…committing a crime in such an upscale location.

I had a date with my friend Google and together we did a little digging and it turns out that it is! Gulp!

In November 2005 there was a documentary  called, Wal- Mart The Hight Cost of Low Prices.  I never saw it, but it looks pretty good. I will wait to see it when Oprah puts it on her OWN Documentary club. But if you want check it out. On the documentary’s website  they list crimes committed in various Wal-Mart parking lots around the country they compiled the following list of crimes that happened in the few months prior to the release of their documentary in the fall of 2005. Here is that list:

  • Sioux Falls, SD: Attempted Murder/Car dragging (ArgusLeader.com, 1/7/2005)
  • Stow, OH: Aggravated Robbery (Akron Beacon Journal, 1/7/2005)
  • Siloam Springs, AR: Shooting (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 1/11/2005)
  • Boca Raton, FL: Robbery (Palm Beach Post, 1/11/2005)
  • Shreveport, LA: Purse-snatching (The Times, 1/12/2005)
  • Port Charlotte, FL: 3 Purse-snatchings (Sarasota Herald-Tribune, 1/19/2005)
  • Tyler, Texas: Abduction (KVIA-TV, 1/21/2005)
  • Warner Robins, GA (Macon Telegraph, 1/21/2005)
  • Pleasanton, CA: Purse-snatching (Pleasanton Weekly, 1/22/2005)
  • Yuma, AZ: Assault/Car jacking (Yuma Sun, 1/25/2004)
  • Hampton, VA: Truck with dead person left in lot (WVEC-TV, 1/25/2005)
  • Jacksonville, FL: Armed Robbery (Florida Times-Union, 1/29/2005)
  • Edmond, OK: Attempted Robbery/Car jacking (Daily Oklahoman, 2/5/2005)
  • Taylor, MI: Armed Robbery (Nexis, 2/12/2005)
  • Montgomery, AL: Robbery (Montgomery Advisor, 2/19/2005)
  • Kingsport, TN: Purse-snatching (News Channel 11, 2/21/2005)
  • Grandview, MO: Armed Robbery (Kansas City Star, 2/24/2005)
  • Cornwall, Ontario: Car stealing (Community Police Service, 2/25/2005)
  • Allentown, PA: Rape (Morning Call, 3/9/2005)
  • Brampton, Ontario: Aggravated Assault (The Toronto Sun, 3/16/2005)
  • Bonsack, VA: Threatened with gun (The Roanoke Times, 3/27/2005)
  • Benton, Arkansas: Car crashing, assault (Benton Courier, 4/1/2005)
  • Dunn, NC: Murder (Dunn Daily Record, 4/1/2005)
  • Erwin, NY: Assault (Police Record, Star-Gazette, 4/6/2005)
  • Virginia Beach, VA: Attempted car jacking (Crimesolvers.com, 4/10/2005)
  • Upland, CA: Purse-snatching, Assault (Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, 4/10/2005)
  • Tallahassee, FL: Robbery/carjacking/kidnapping (Tallahassee Democrat, 4/19/2005)
  • Rogers, AR: Assault (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 4/26/2005)
  • West Ashley, SC: Attempted Robbery (The Post and Courier, 4/26/2005)
  • Rogers, AR: Assault (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 4/26/2005)
  • Woonsocket, RI: Knifepoint Robbery (The Providence Journal, 4/29/2005)
  • Springfield, MO: Purse-snatching (Nexis, 4/30/2005)
  • Russellville, AR: Rapes (The Courier, 5/7/2005)
  • Hazard City, KY: Robbery (WKYT-TV, 5/7/2005)
  • Washington County, AR: Purse-snatching (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, 5/9/2005)
  • Wichita, KA: Robbery (Wichita Eagle, 5/13/2005)
  • Cranberry Twp, PA: Sexual Assault/Indecent Exposure (WPXI-TV, 5/13/2005)
  • Atlanta, TX: Kidnapping (Familybadge.org, 5/14/2005)
  • Pueblo, CO: Assault/purse snatching (KOAA-TV, 5/17/2005)
  • Murfreesboro, TN: Attacked in car (News Channel 5, 5/17/2005)
  • Clackamas, OR: Shoplifting/Stabbing (County Sheriff’s Office, 5/24/2005)
  • Dekalb, IL: Purse-snatching (Daily Chronicle, 5/28/2005)
  • Cincinnatti, OH: Purse-snatching (News 5 Cincinnatti, 6/1/2005)
  • Jacksonville, FL: Purse-snatching (First Coast News, 6/1/2005)
  • Minnehaha County, SD: Assault (Sprawl-Busters, 6/1/2005)
  • Harris County, TX: Armed robbery/Shooting (Sprawl-Busters, 6/1/2005)
  • Baltimore/White Marsh, MD: Armed Robbery (Baltimore Sun, 6/2/2005)
  • Okaloosa, FL: Purse-snatching (Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, 6/2/2005)
  • Myrtle Beach, FL: Stabbing (Sprawl-Busters, 6/5/2005)
  • Dekalb, IL: Indecent Exposure (CourtTV.com, 6/6/2005)
  • Salt Lake City, UT: Gropping (KSL-TV, 6/8/2005)
  • Katy, TX: Murder (The Katy Times, 6/9/2005)
  • Spokane, WA: Shooting (The Spokesman Review, 6/13/2005)
  • Phoenix, AZ: Molestation (KPHO-TV, 6/15/2005)
  • Brownwood, TX: Purse-snatching (The Brownwood Bulletin, 6/16/2005)
  • Fairfield, CA: Armed Robbery (Vallejo Times-Herald, 6/18/2005)
  • Huntsville, TX: Armed Robbery (The Huntsville Item, 6/24/2005)
  • Meridian, MS: Scam, abduction, offsite robbery (WTOK-TV, 6/27/2005)
  • Orlando, FL: Car jacking (MSNBC, 6/28/2005)
  • Wilmington, NC: Car jacking (WECT-TV, 6/28/2005)
  • Glenns Ferry, ID: Kidnapping/rape (Glenns Ferry Gazette, 6/28/2005)
  • D’lberville, MS: Drive-by shooting (WLOX-TV, 6/29/2005)
  • Haines City, FL: Attempted robbery (The Ledger, 7/5/2005)
  • Fayetteville, AR: Shooting (ABC-11 TV, 7/5/2005)
  • Mobile, AL: Abandonment after rape (St. Petersburg Times, 7/6/2005)
  • East Greenbush, NY: Purse-snatching (The Times Union, 7/8/2005)
  • Pascagoula, MS: Theft (The Mississippi Press, 7/8/2005)
  • Bullhead City, NV: Assault (Mohave Daily News, 7/8/05)
  • Woodbridge, VA: Shooting (Potomac News, 7/8/2005)
  • Wilkes-Barre Township, PA: Robbery (Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, 7/12/2005)

Ok, so you might be screaming at this post, ” But Mr.  Bricks,  those are all things that happened several years ago.”  True dat, but do you really think things have improved? Not so much. Check this out from just a few days ago.  Man Exposes Himself in Wal Mart parking lot. Or how about the America’s Most Wanted fugitive who was captured in Washington State last month, where else, but in a Wal-Mart parking lot. Read here: Violent Felon captured in Wal-Mart Parking lot. I could go on and on. Even the kinda famous have had their Kevin Bacon 6 degrees of separation moments between themselves and a Wal-Mart Parking lot. Read all about it: Former UFC  Fighter Wesley Correira arrested in Wal-Mart parking lot.

Country recording artists Chris Cagle released a single called, “”Wal-Mart Parking Lot” in 2005. The single failed to crack the top 40.  Of course there has been many weddings in Wal-Mart parking lots. Here is a very proud couple that put their Wal-Mart parking lot wedding video up on YouTube for the world to see. Although they don’t have anywhere near the number of views that Rebecca Black has, they have shared their bliss with 211.,005 people. Lucky us.

This all makes me dizzy.

Have a great day!

Mr Bricks