and-also-for-being-suspected-of-murder

Jeff Davis 8 - Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight young women, who were all either involved with drugs or sex work, were discovered in swamps in the area of Jennings, Louisiana. Most of the young women knew one another with some being related by blood. They were identified as:

  • Lynn Lewis, 28
  • Ernestine Marie Daniels Patterson, 30
  • Kristen Gary Lopez, 21
  • Whitnei Dubois, 26
  • Laconia “Muggy” Brown, 23; 
  • Crystal Shay Benoit Zeno, 24
  • Brittney Gary, 17.
  • Necole Guillory, 26,

The cause of death was difficult to determine in a couple of the deaths due to extreme decomposition but it’s generally believed that they were all murdered. Two of the victims’ were discovered with slit throats. The deaths were mishandled by authorities from the onset with an abundance of evidence being “lost.” A number of witnesses even named local police officers as suspects in the deaths. It was also reported that the women were informants for police before their deaths and had even provided information regarding the other victims before being killed themselves. The case still remains unsolved to this day, with many believing the police to be involved while others believe it to be the work of one sadistic serial killer.

Texas police officer arrested in teen's fatal shooting

16-year-old Jose Raul Cruz, was shot and killed by an off-duty Farmers Branch, Texas, police officer on Sunday. Authorities have arrested the officer, Ken Johnson, in relation to the shooting of Cruz and another teen who survived.

Johnson faces one count of murder and one count of aggravated assault, the town of Addison said in a statement.

He was being booked into the Dallas County Jail. His bond has been set at $150,00 according to CNN affiliate KTVT.

According to CNN affiliate KTVT, Johnson allegedly saw suspects burglarizing a vehicle and chased them in his own vehicle after they took off.

The 16-year-old driver was shot and killed, KTVT said. His passenger was also reportedly injured.

Christopher Livingston, Johnson’s attorney, told KDAF that the officer “was in fear of his life when he took the shots and he believed that that fear was justified.”

Cruz’s family met with police on Tuesday, according to the TV station.

“I want justice,” Cruz’s mother told reporters on Wednesday, according to a translation from family spokesperson Carlos Quintanilla.

Quintanilla said there were over 25 witnesses to the incident and video surveillance.

“There was no 911 call. There were no officers in pursuit,” he said. “The evidence is so overwhelming that there’s nothing that could be done except an indictment or an immediate arrest.”

The car Cruz was driving belonged to him – it wasn’t stolen – Quintanilla said.

“He wasn’t just our friend – he was our brother,” one of his friends said. “And they killed our brother for no reason, just cause he had a fast car, just cause he had a nice car.”

“He worked for his money.”

source

I see Officer Ken Johnson knows what to say to authorities - he claims that he feared for his life. This common “excuse” usually justifies the murders committed by police. Sadly, the outcome of Tamir Rice’s case confirmed that cops can legally kill suspects. I hope this case will be investigated properly and Ken Johnson will face the justice. We should spread such information to make everyone know that our criminal justice system is broken. Then we’ll fix it together.

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10 Haunted Houses that Only a Truly Brave Soul Could Live In are for Sale

You might be able to handle visiting a haunted house once a year around Halloween, but would you be able to survive in one year-round?

Borden House - The house where Lizzie Borden attempted to kill her father and step-mother with an ax is for sale for $650,000.

Schweppe Estate - This large estate is being sold for $12 million, however the owner Charles Schweppe committed suicide there.

Psycho House - This house is the site of the Janet Leigh murder that was portrayed in the movie Psycho. It’s for sale for a little under $3 million.

Ma Barker’s House - Ma Barker was a famed gangster whose house was a hideout for Al Capone. It’s also the site of the longest FBI shootout in history. It’s for sale for $1 million.

Sowden House - George Hill Hodel owned this house and was on of the prime suspects in the Black Dahlia murder. His son wrote a book claiming that his father killed someone in the house.

Hinsdale House - Photos taken at this isolated house often have “shadow people” in the background. It’s up for grabs for $289,000.

View the entire list here.

but like

did anyone else’s heart just kinda break when ryan’s like “I’m worried…it might’ve been me" 

because he’s the obvious choice. everyone immediately suspects ryan, which is understandable considering he is ryan the murder guy, but then you think ‘nah that’s too obvious’, yet he seems to be doing alot to diffuse any suspicion towards himself and as much as I would love the plot twist of ryan actually being the killer, i also can’t help but think…

how is he going to react when he does see the killer, and they’re dressed as him? 

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38-year-old Farah Swaleh Noor arrived in Ireland in 1996. He claimed he was from Somalia and that his family had been killed. A later investigation showed that this was a lie and that he was actually from Kenya, and his family were very much alive. He had numerous convictions - in 1997 he raped a mentally disabled teenager who later gave birth to a son, two other women had also claimed he raped them and he had faced eight charges of both assault and disorder. The Gardaí described him as being particularly violent towards women and he was a suspect in the murder of Raonald Murray, a 17-year-old girl that was stabbed to death in 1999. Noor moved in with Kathleen Mulhall, who had twin daughters - Linda Mulhall and Charlotte Mulhall. On the day of 20 March, 2005, the four of them spent the day getting drunk in Dublin and the twins and their mother took ecstasy tablets before they made their way back to the flat where Kathleen crushed an ecstasy tablet and slipped it in Noor’s drink. While they were all sitting on the sofa, Noor began to touch Linda in an inappropriate way which caused an altercation between Kathleen and Noor, ending with her shouting “just kill him for me” - to which the twins complied. Charlotte stabbed Noor in the neck with a stanley knife and he fell to the ground. Linda then hit him across the head with a hammer numerous times. They took turns in stabbing him - he was stabbed at least 27 times. Kathleen watched on. The twins then dragged his corpse to the bathroom where they dismembered it and dispatched of it. Linda and Charlotte were charged with murder and Charlotte was given a life sentence while Linda was sentenced to 15 years. Their mother, Kathleen, was sentenced to five years for assisting with the disposal of the body. Noor’s head and penis were never discovered. The twins were dubbed the “scissor sisters” by the media. After the twins were sentenced, their father hanged himself.

Petyr knows

Remember that quote by Petyr when he told Sansa to always keep your foes confused or they’ll never suspect you or know what you plan to do next. A lot of people thought Petyr was doing exactly that with Sansa. Involving her in his schemes but only sharing some information. 

Now take a look at this moment:

This is just before he gives her over to the Boltons. He smiles, looking so proud at her for finally being brave enough to take action against the people who murdered her family. He is looking at her as his equal. Someone he believes can accomplish their original plan. However, he also has some power over her. Not the type of power that he uses to “manipulate” her per say, but Sansa has heavily relied on Petyr for the past couple of seasons. And to Petyr, it makes some part of him feel good for being that person she can rely on more than anyone else. 


However, recently, we saw Sansa’s trust in Petyr slip after we find out that Ramsay was a sadistic lunatic. Deep down, she knows she still needs him, but after being raped and abused by her ex-husband, she’s having a difficult time going back to Petyr because she doesn’t want to experience it again. And we see Petyr’s power crumble when he finally confessed to Sansa. 

Now take a look at this. Think about why the director decided to show a similar side facial shot compared to the one above. How different it is:

After Sansa walks away, Petyr makes this expression.It’s sullen and remorseful. No one else is with him outside so what other type of face could he be making but his honest expression. 

Petyr knows what he did. He knows what he said to her. Yet against his own belief, he chose to be honest with her. He knows she could possibly use it against him. But he didn’t care. He just wanted the woman he cared about so much to know that what he felt for her was real. 

And also let’s take a look:

Petyr looks so desperate here. Look how he tries to get closer. He wants her so much, but can’t because he doesn’t want to force himself on Sansa. 

In conclusion?

Shassie Rec List

okay so I know I’m a year too late, but don’t judge me. This is in absolutely no order & in no way comprehensive, btw. This may be updated, not sure yet. ETA: PART TWO

Most of these are smutty but plotty.

If I’ve forgotten any trigger warnings, please let me know.

• Gotcha, Lassie! by misato | Rated T
You can’t run from commitment, unless you’re a near-genius with an affinity for pineapple and a thing for the Head Detective.
Drunken confessions of love. Shawn being cheeky. Tiny bit of angst, mostly fluff.

Playground Crush by moondragon23 | Rated T
Carlton finally figures out the reason Shawn has been playing tricks on him all these years.
Well there has to be a reason why Shawn is always pulling Lassie’s pig tails, figuratively speaking. Absolutely perfect fluff.

Murder by Something Something (series) by trixietru  | Rated M
When Lassiter gets invited to a mysterious weekend retreat, Shawn suspects trouble and follows along.
Shawn & Lassiter muddle through their feelings while also investigating some suspicious characters. Leans towards angst, but I can’t imagine these two not having stumbling blocks before getting it right. Everything works out in the end!

A Study in Balance by SerpentineJ | Rated G
Day 1: Tease. Three times Lassie is an unwitting tease, and Shawn can’t help but be mature.
Shawn is nice and it throws Lassiter off.

The Road to Tikihama by unadrift |  Rated T
This is not a story about a chance meeting of two insomniacs. This is a story about beer, a machete, the fashion police, zebras, egg salad, Truth or Truth, the c-word and handcuffs. With sprinkles on top. (Post “Tuesday the 17th”.)
Shawn & Lassiter end up having a heart-to-heart at 4 am. Touches on events in all seasons up to S3, Ep 15. One of my favorites.

Take That Moon and Wrap It in Cellophane by Loz | Rated T
In the past month, Lassiter’s had seven failed first dates and Shawn feels bad because he feels great.
Shawn seizes an opportunity to take Lassie on a date. Fluff.

• The Walrus and the Guy Who Carpents by plainapple | Rated M | WARNING: Mentions suicide of non-canon character
Shawn is pulled into the shady world of Santa Barbara politics as he and they investigate the death of a city councilman’s intern.
Casefic with great banter between Shawn & Gus. Oh, yeah, also over protective Lassie that ends in smut.

Spencer Didn’t Do It by Teragram | Rated PG
Shawn has been framed for murder, but Lassiter hopes he won’t be too quick to use his alibi.
An excellent casefic that flows just like an episode.Bonus Woody being his usual disconcerting self.

Shot Though the Heart (And You’re to Blame) by trixietru (3/?) | Rated M
Lassiter does something unexpected during a stressful moment, leading Shawn to re-evaluate their relationship.
Lassie whumpage. Despite the summary, not established relationship. Last updated earlier this month, so hopefully it’ll be finished soon! (besides, everything by trixietru is great.)

Losing My Mind by janewestin | Rated M         
Shaken by a brush with danger, Shawn finds himself on Lassiter’s doorstep.
Another long fic where Shawn & Lassiter work out their feelings for one another.   

double chocolate hot chocolate with extra whipped cream. and sprinkles. by unmatchedhellraiser | Rated G
Lassiter goes into the same coffee shop every day. Shawn is an annoyingly persistent barista.
Every ship needs a fluffy coffee shop au.


Single-O by janewestin | Rated M | WARNING: mentions past CSA of a non-canon character & suicide of non-canon character
Shawn and Carlton puzzle through a murder at a sideshow…and their feelings for each other.
This one is actually fairly dark (heed the warnings if those things trigger you). It also features a surprise cameo but it’s minor and doesn’t take away from the fic if you’re not familiar with said cameo characters.


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The Witch of Staten Island

On Christmas night in 1843, residents of Staten Island were woken to the smell of burning wood. To their horror, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Houseman was engulfed in flames and was burning to the ground. Mr. George Houseman was away at the time, but his wife and their baby daughter had been horrifically killed and then set alight. They both had crushed skulls and broken bones. Mrs. Emeline Houseman suffered a slit throat and was considerably beaten to a pulp.

Detectives suspected that their killer was a sister-in-law who was a alcoholic and bully. Polly Houseman was also described as a grotesque woman with no morals. However, Polly seemed to have no motive for the brutal murders. Apart from being a little weird, there was no evidence to suggest she murdered the mother and child.The first trial ended in a controversial hung jury. The second trial in a conviction – later overturned by the State Supreme Court. The third trial saw Polly finally acquitted and she was a free woman. The murder of Emeline Houseman and her baby remains a mystery, but witnesses claim to have seen a “witch” entering the house that evening.

A Summary of 6x13 - The Gloves Are On (at least for Sara)

So Hanna, Spencer and Emily are getting spa treatments because being suspected for murder is really stressful. Aria is not there so I guess they took Alison’s dinner threats seriously.

Anyway, since she’s not there they can also question Aria and Ezra’s relationship, I mean it’s a few years too late but okay.

Oh, and Sara is there too because why not:)

Meanwhile Aria’s talking to Liam while looking like she’s about to perform on Eurovision next.

Liam however, unknowingly, supports the idea of Aria staying in Rosewood with Ezra. Poor Liam.

At the Brew Hanna meets Lucas who is now rich. But honestly though who isn’t?

As Emily goes to the drugstore so that Pam can go through her mail Hanna spots Aria and Ezra having lunch for some reason. Aria’s talking about how shocked she is by the content of Ezra’s book, so while Aria is having a déjà vu moment Ashley appears and tries to lengthen Ezra’s compulsive sobriety.

So, Emily’s sitting in her car and Pam is rushing towards her at the speed of all my responsibilities emerging.

They go having coffee (yes, coffee) while talking about her skipping school and going costume shopping.

Hanna though, after crashing Spencer’s interview, runs to Lucas’ loft to ask him to be her alibi despite the fact that he couldn’t even keep his hamster alive.

Later, Aria and Emily are sitting in Aria’s living room reading Ezra’s book. This is basically going to be Aria’s storyline for the rest of the season. A book.

Anyway, Aria is dismissing Emily’s suggestion that Ezra wrote the book about her.

I mean why would he do that?

Just saying, unless Nicole disappeared while she was out buying chickpeas this book is about you, Aria.

Meanwhile Spencer goes to see Hanna to ask her if she can take over her shopping cart and Hanna who says she’s okay with it is not really okay with it.

The next day Ezra and Aria are sitting on a bench talking about Ezra’s book. Again. I swear to god this is worse than the barrel storyline.

I guess Aria is just going to start writing his book for him now. This would be a great opportunity for payback but I doubt we’ll get that…

Later, Hanna and Emily are hanging out in Aria’s bedroom while Liam is giving them a striptease and when Hanna goes to throw away her junk food she finds out that Emily is not in fact sick but that she’s just been preparing her gift for Alison.

Back at Spencer’s barn Spencer tells Caleb how Sara was electrocuted and we all know that water and electricity don’t mix well.

Then Caleb says he always thought it was Sara who killed Charlotte because, really, who doesn’t know what Kimye is?

And then they sleep together lol.

Anyway, A is back! And he’s looking for uniforms so maybe Emily can help him out.

On Halloween morning of 1975, the bloody body of 15-year-old Martha Moxley was discovered in Greenwhich, Connecticut - she had been brutally beaten with a golf club. The beating was so viscous that the golf club had broken, and she was then stabbed in the neck with one of the broken pieces. Martha had been out the night before at a party at the home of 17-year-old Tommy Skakel - a nephew of Robert F. Kennedy. Tommy and Martha were seen flirting at the party and left the home together; this was the last time she was seen alive so Tommy was immediately suspected and he also had a shoddy alibi. The case eventually went cold but many local people believed that Tommy had committed the brutal murder until 1991, when his younger brother, Michael Skakel, who was 15-years-old at the time of the murder, was charged. He always professed his innocence and was granted appeal in 2013.

Mass Murderer- gets portrayed as a disturbed young man who needs help

Responsible for the bombing of the Boston Marathon- gets a fucking magazine cover of a major magazine. Bonus points for mentioning that his family failed him so as to give us more insight (and also shift blame).

Stole a pack of cigs- Gets killed. That’s it, no arrest, no interrogation, no cover of a magazine for him, just killed on the spot by a cop who didn’t even know he was a suspect. Then he gets killed again, this time by the media. Suddenly the focus is on the unrelated robbery, pictures of other black people are being used to show him as a thug, he’s now a gang member for flashing a peace sign.

I hope this shows you how fucked up America is, we let 2 mass murderers live but an unarmed black teen gets murdered and people are using his stealing a pack of cigs as justification. 

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Photos: GABRIELA Ph Facebook page, Philippine Daily Inquirer

I’m not sure how much this has been around Tumblr but I’ve seen surprisingly little on other social media.  A 26-year-old trans woman named Jennifer Laude was recently found dead after spending the night in a hotel with a visiting US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton.  CCTV footage of the two of them together exists.  He is a clear suspect in her murder but the US army has not released him to Philippine authorities. 

The Philippines currently has a Visiting Forces Agreement with the US that basically means they continue to be under a form of US occupation despite being an ostensibly indepedent nation. There’s also a more recent agreement signed by Obama and President Aquino, the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, that further entrenches this. There are a whole hell of a lot of US bases there and if you go anywhere with US bases, you are going to find a hell of a lot of violence against local women committed with impunity.  This is going to be particularly the case with already marginalised women. 

Activists are calling for the release of Pemberton to Philippine authorities, but more broadly, for an end to the VFA and EDCA that shield violent soldiers from their crimes against local people. Basically: sure, charge Pemberton, but after that, get the hell out, because US imperialism is always violence against women. 

Mona's Mom:

It has been confirmed that we will be meeting Mona’s mother in the summer finale. After 5 seasons of Mona not having parents, even through her being admitted to Radley, why introduce a mother now?

I can only think of two possible reasons.

1. Mona is the major character that gets murdered this season. Marlene King said one significant murder would take place this summer and that it was a call she was dreading having to make to that actor. Mona knows A LOT, so it would make sense for her to be murdered, and of course, the liars would be suspects. This would also be another reasonable explanation for the police tape in Spencer’s room, aside from the murder being Melissa. 

2. If Mona isn’t murdered, then she is arrested for the murder of whoever does get killed. That would also explain the presence of her parents. But who would be murdered that Mona would want to kill? Maybe it would make sense if it was someone from her army. So it could be Melissa, Lucas, or Paige in that case.

Analyzing - He’s Coming For You

I’ve been stumbling upon theories that Hanna may be dead, if the flash forward sequence was a dream.

It got me thinking…In that scene, the liars say, “we came back here, for you Ali…”

What did they mean by “came back”? They shouldn’t have been leaving Rosewood, since Charlotte’s murder was not solved and they are still suspects. However, if this is the beginning of 7x01… maybe it is a dream?

On the other hand, the quote on the chalk board is referring to Rollins…a fake doctor plotting revenge.

I also noticed Hanna’s tone. She sounded angry, “NOW Alison”. Which could allude to her being angry, now that she has to help Alison yet again. Especially, after she’s been through so much…now that she was kidnapped. 

This would make sense, if this scene is later in the season…after Charlotte’s murder was solved.

Are the writers really bold enough to kill a Liar? Probably not.

Therefore, I am going to bet that this scene happens after Charlotte’s murder is solved. The liars are free to leave Rosewood…yet come back after finding something else out.

Uber A probably planned on killing Hanna, but got some news that changed their plans or someone else interfered.


MTV Scream Theory

This is probably the last Scream Theory I’m going to post for this season. Also, this is just a post to get my thoughts out but if you agree with any of it then it’s perfectly okay to reblog!

My three suspects:

  1. Kieran Wilcox
  2. Brooke Maddox
  3. Noah Foster

Kieran: He hasn’t been present at any of the murders. He also hasn’t had much screeentime this season. I’m hoping they don’t go this route because to me it would be boring and predictable, but it wouldn’t surprise me. He also had that talk with Haley in the school hallway after the carnival incident and we know Haley knew who the killer was.

Brooke: Three of the deaths have personally affected her. Either the killer has a vendetta against Brooke (Jake and her dad being killed) or she killed Branson and her dad. The only murder/attack that she would be guiltless of is Eddie and Ms. Lang. Otherwise, she could’ve done the rest. Don’t know why she would kill Jake, but maybe we’ll get answers if she is the killer. And although Brooke has had considerably more screentime than Kieran, it hasn’t really felt that Brooke has been hanging out with the group all that much this season. In fact, the only person we’ve seen her talking/being a lot with is Stavo. Could she maybe have recruited him as an accomplice? That might be why we saw him draw Branson’s death, and it looked like he drew the pig farm where Mayor Maddox was at last episode. He also had that interaction with Brooke where she said, “It was my mom’s special place.” And Stavo says, “For special friends?” Keep in mind this was after Haley’s death where the “special friend” thing was prominent. Also we can’t forget the lipstick.

Noah: He did interact with Piper last season, and although the red “blood” on his forehead was implied to be paint that Noah was using on Jake’s truck, that scene could’ve have just been there to throw us off. He did also say “I looked like Carrie from prom.” and we know that Jake falling on Brooke looked very much like that scene. He is also shown to be very tech savvy. The murders that he couldn’t have done would be Eddie’s, Zoe’s, and Mayor Maddox’s. Granted, he wasn’t there at the pig farm but I don’t really think he’d have time to get out of the hospital, change into the killer’s clothes, kill someone, and then go back to the hospital. This probably crosses him off the killer list, but he might have been an accomplice. Maybe he was growing too close to Zoe and the killer that he had been working with decided to kill her in case Noah had second thoughts. 

This got super long, but let me know what y’all think!

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16th Roswell Anniversary Rewatch → Secret and Lies

- Well, anyway, rumor has it that this little hottie got caught up in some kind of love triangle with the lead actor and the clapper loader. - My grandpa always believed that she was murdered. - Yes! Poor thing. He caused quite a stir with that whole alien business. - Do you remember if he had any suspects, anyone he might have accused of being an alien? - Sure! He thought it was the clapper loader.

isn’t it funny how frederick chilton and freddie lounds have been right this whole series?

frederick came up with hannibal’s psychological profile, suspected hannibal and demanded FBI protection, going so far as to coin “hannibal the cannibal”, warned alana about being blind to everything around her

freddie said that will was psychologically unbalanced, knew that chilton couldn’t have killed abigail,  and knew will and hannibal were up to something and discovered randall’s organs in the cooler

they’re also the vegetarians so they avoided eating people

as an added bonus, frederick saying “will graham is alive because hannibal likes him that way” and freddie coined “murder husbands”