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Did you know that trafficking margarine was a Federal offense? These men were all sent to Federal Penitentiary at Leavenworth, Kansas, for “crimes against butter.” (So watch what you do for #FoodMW today for #MuseumWeek!)

In 1871 after New York’s U.S. Dairy Company began production of “artificial butter”, regulation began. Dairy interests pushed Congress to pass theOleomargarine Act of 1886, which imposed a two-cent tax (per pound) on margarine and also required manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of margarine to obtain margarine licenses.

By 1902, 32 states had bans on coloring margarine yellow to make it look more like butter. These felons tried to pass the margarine off as butter; others tried to evade the tax by reusing tax stamps.

The federal margarine tax system came to an end in 1951. In 1967, Wisconsin was the last state to repeal the restrictions on margarine.

Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell and Others Sentenced to Prison for Bread Theft

(Seattle, WA) Eddie Vedder, Chris Cornell, Stone Gossard, Mike McReady, Jeff Ament, and Matt Cameron were sentenced to federal prison this week after being found guilty of several counts of Grand Theft in the Second Degree for their roles in what prosecutors characterized as “the largest heist of bread and bread products in American history.” The musicians, members of the band Temple of the Dog, were allegedly caught with their tour van stuffed full of bread and pastries stolen from several Seattle-area warehouses on the night of April 16, 2016.

“I’d never seen anything like it,” testified one of the arresting officers, Seattle PD member Tom Wynn. “There was bread everywhere - stuffed inside guitar cases, inside [Cameron’s] kick drum, there was even a baguette hidden in the tailpipe.” 

Some of the plaintiffs admitted their role in the heist, but claimed that they thought the bread was “up for grabs.” “It was on the table,“ Cornell alleged during his testimony, invoking the common perception that day-old bread is left out for the taking; “And yet, the fires were burning!” Seattle Assistant DA Lisa Picarillo challenged. Vedder, however, was defiant during his questioning: “I don’t mind stealing bread, from the mouths of decadence. Or from Pasquale & Sons Baking Company.” 

In the end, the jury voted unanimously to find the six men guilty on all counts; Gossard, McReady, Ament and Cameron were each sentenced to six years in a federal penitentiary, while Cornell was sentenced to eight years. Judge Wellington Sheet sentenced Vedder to only a two year suspended sentence, despite the evidence that he had been the ringleader of the outfit, leading to suspicions that he had turned informant on the rest of the band. As he exited the courthouse, Vedder remarked to reporters, “Whoa, I’m still alive.” 

He added, “Ay yi yi yi yeah yeah yeah HOO HOO HOO HOO HOO HOO HOO.”

Let Tomorrow Come. A.J. Barr. New York: W. W. Norton and Company, (1929). First edition. Original dust jacket.

An autobiographical novel recounting the author’s experiences in a federal penitentiary. “A loosely related series of impressionistic sketches, often horrifying in content but compassionate in tone.” Barr was the secretary of the Tulsa, OK, IWW local when he and 26 other members were convicted of “conspiracy to bring about a revolutionary overthrow of the United States government” and 3 other charges in Dec. 1919.

Robert Stroud ‘The Birdman of Alcatraz’ committed his first murder in Alaska at the age of nineteen, killing a bartender who would not pay $10 for Kitty O’Brien, one of Stroud’s prostitutes. He was sentenced to twelve years for manslaughter, time he divided between the federal penitentiary on McNeil Island in Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest and Leavenworth Prison in Kansas. He had a reputation for being quiet and aloof, and other prisoners found him repulsive. Stroud had almost served his time when he killed again on March 26, 1916. His victim was Andrew F. Turner, a guard he attacked with a knife in the Leavenworth mess hall. Stroud told another convict, “The guard took a sick and died all of a sudden. He died of heart trouble. I guess you would call it a puncture of the heart. Anyhow, there was a knife hole in the guard’s heart. I never have given any reason for doing it, so they won’t have much to work on; only that I killed him, and that won’t do much good. I admit that much.”
The gallows on which Stroud was sentenced to die were located in the Leavenworth exercise yard less than 200 feet from his cell, but his mother petitioned President Woodrow Wilson and his wife, Elizabeth Bolling Wilson in 1920, just before the execution was scheduled to take place (Wilson had a heart attack, so his wife was exercising most of the duties of his office). Elizabeth Stroud impressed the president’s wife with her son’s studies in ornithology - he had become fascinated with canaries, and his knowledge of how to treat their diseased may already have been the most extensive in the U.S. at the time - so his sentence was commuted to life in solitary confinement eight days before he was to hang. Prison officials accommodated him with a double cell, tearing down the wall between two standard-sized cells so he would have more room to keep birds for his experiments. In 1943, he published the Digest of Bird Diseases, and he wrote an unpublished treatise on prison reform entitled Looking Outward, criticizing the U.S. penal system. He was later transferred to Alcatraz, then to Springfield where he died of natural causes in 1963.

thelongview  asked:

Hello, I have a blog with aerial photos of supermax prisons taken on apple maps. As i believe one of the missions of architecture is to make people's lives better, I was wondering what is your opinion about architects that design punitive buildings, devised for maximum physical and mental discomfort.

The problem is right there in question you asked. Prisons are not meant to be devised for maximum physical and mental discomfort, they are not meant to be 5 star hotels either, they are supposed to be a place for someone to do their time, pay their debt to society and get rehabilitated so they can rejoin society. The design should not be meant to denigrate the person in jail, it’s main concern needs to be the safety and security for inmates and for the general population. I cannot get into all the factors in play that have caused prison overpopulation, the way it has become a business and the reasons why rehabilitation seems to be the last thing in the mind of prison administrators (but the all of them are obviously linked). 

Prison design need to take a cue from psychiatric facilities design instead of treating them like torture camps for combat enemy. All images below taken from the tumblr The Long View Correctional architecture photos, taken on Google and Apple maps.

Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, San Francisco, California

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A photograph of a ghost-like figure appearing at the window of an Alcatraz prison block has baffled the couple who took it.

The spooky picture was taken by Sheila Sillery-Walsh at Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, off the coast of San Francisco, California.

The former prison site, long considered to be one of the most haunted places in the US, was once home to hundreds of notorious murderers, bank robbers, and gangsters such as Al Capone.

In the spooky image, the shadowy girl can be seen staring directly through the window at the camera from inside the inmates’ visitation waiting room.

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anonymous asked:

The US needs to get rid of all Muslims. You are the ones to spread terrorism in our country. We were safer without you here!

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Organised KKK Terrorism - 

  • 1865–77: Over 3,000 Freedmen and their Republican Party allies were killed by a combination of the Ku Klux Klan and well organized campaigns of violence by local whites in a campaign of terrorist violence that overthrew Reconstructionist governments in the south and reestablished segregation.
  • 1868 October 22: James M. Hinds, Arkansas congressional representative, was assassinated by a member of the Ku Klux Klan in Little Rock. 
  • 1898 November 10: In the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, white supremacists overthrew the biracial Republican government of Wilmington, North Carolina, killing at least 22 African Americans, marking the beginning of the Jim Crow era in North Carolina.
  • 1898 November 10: In the Wilmington Insurrection of 1898, white supremacists overthrew the biracial Republican government of Wilmington, North Carolina, killing at least 22 African Americans, marking the beginning of the Jim Crow era in North Carolina.
  • 1951 December 25: Harry T. Moore state co-coordinator of the Florida NAACP and his wife were killed by dynamite bomb in his Mims, Florida home. Despite extensive FBI investigation no one was arrested but Orlando KKK suspected.
  • 1963 June 12: NAACP organizer Medgar Evers was killed in front of his Mississippi home by member of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • September 16, 1963: 16th Street Baptist Church bombing. A member of the Ku Klux Klan bombed a Church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four girls.
  • June 21, 1964: In the Mississippi civil rights worker murders, three civil rights workers were murdered in Philadelphia, Mississippi by the Ku Klux Klan.
  • March 25, 1965: The Ku Klux Klan murdered Viola Liuzzo, a Southern-raised white mother of five who was visiting Alabama from her home in Detroit to attend a civil rights march. At the time of her murder, Liuzzo was transporting Civil Rights Marchers.
  • 1966 January 10: Vernon Dahmer died in the firebombing of his own home in Mississippi at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan.
  • 1979 November 3: Members of the Ku Klux Klan and the American Nazi Party fired on meeting of members of a Communist group who were trying to organize local African American workers in Greensboro, North Carolina, killing five. 
  • March 20, 1981: Michael Donald was randomly selected to be lynched by two Ku Klux Klan members near his Alabama home. He was beaten, had his throat slit, and was hanged.

White supremacy Terrorism - 

  • 1951: Wave of hate related terrorist attacks in Florida. Black’s dragged and beaten to death, 11 race related bombings, dynamiting of synagogues and a Jewish School in Miami and explosives found outside of Catholic Churches in Miami.
  • 1958 October 12: Bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Temple of Atlanta, Georgia. The acts were carried out by white racists.
  • 1984 July 18: Alan Berg, Jewish lawyer-talk show host was shot and killed in the driveway of his home on Capitol Hill, Denver, Colorado, by members of a White Nationalist group called The Order. Berg had stridently argued with a member of the group on the show earlier who was convicted in his murder.
  • 1988 Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. a Vietnam Veteran and who according to the Southern Poverty Law Center founded the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan in the early 1980s served three years in Federal penitentiary for trying to assassinate Morris Dees founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The FBI found a cache of weapons in his home after they used tear gas to drive him out and arrest him. He testified against 14 White Supremacists as part of a plea bargain deal.
  • 2011 January 17: Spokane Bombing attempt
  • 2014 April 13: Overland Park Jewish Community Center shooting 3 killed 1 critically injured in shootings at Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City and Village Shalom in Overland Park, Kansas. Suspect is 73 year old Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr.

Christian extremism - 

  • 1993: David Gunn was murdered by anti-abortion activist Michael F. Griffin
  • 1994: Abortion provider John Britton and James Barrett became victims of Reverend Paul Jennings Hill.
  • 1994: Shannon Lowney and Lee Ann Nichols, two receptionists in abortion and family planning clinics, were killed by John Salvi.
  • 1996–98: Eric Rudolph cited biblical passages as his motivation for a series bombings, including one at Atlanta’s Olympic Centennial Park. But he otherwise denied that his brief association with the Christian Identity movement was a motivation. Rudolph is often misquoted as saying that his Roman Catholicism was a motivation. However, he only made reference to being “born a Catholic” as a hope for forgiveness of his actions, rather than as a motivation for them.
  • 1998: James Kopp killed at least one and went on a series of anti-abortion shooting sprees, both in the U.S. and Canada.
  • 2009: Anti-abortion activist Scott Roeder killed George Tiller in Kansas.

Jewish Terrorism - 

  • 1970: Jewish Defense League linked with a bomb explosion outside of Aeroflot’s New York City office in protest of treatment of Soviet Jews
  • 1971: Jewish Defense League linked to a detonation outside of Soviet cultural offices in Washington, D.C. and rifle fire into the Soviet mission to the United Nations
  • 1/26/1981 Jewish Defense League San Francisco, CA Bombing
  • 6/25/1981 Jewish Defenders Torrance, CA Incendiary Bombing (FBI.gov)
  • 8/31/1981 Jewish Defense League New York City, NY Hostile Takeover (FBI.gov)
  • 9/3-4/81 Jewish Defense League New York City, NY Multiple Bombings (2) (FBI.gov)
  • 10/25/1981 Jewish Defense League New York City, NY Incendiary Bombing (FBI.gov)
  • 12/24/1981 Jewish Defense League New York City, NY Attempted Pipe (FBI.gov)
  • 2/19/1982 Jewish Defense League Washington, DC Bombing (FBI.gov)
  • 4/5/1982 Jewish Defense League Brooklyn, NY Arson (FBI.gov)
  • 4/28/1982 Jewish Defense League New York City, NY Multiple Bombings (2) (FBI.gov)
  • 7/5/1982 Jewish Defense League New York City, NY Multiple Pipe Bombing (2) (FBI.gov)
  • 2/19/1983 Jewish Defense League Washington, DC Pipe Bombing (FBI.gov)
  • 2/23/1984 Jewish Direct Action New York City, NY Bombing (FBI.gov)
  • 5/15/1985 Jewish Defense League Northridge, CA Pipe Bombing (FBI.gov)
  • 8/15/1985 Jewish Defense League Paterson, NJ Bombing (FBI.gov)
  • 9/6/1985 Jewish Defense League Brentwood, NY Bombing (FBI.gov)
  • 10/11/1985 Jewish Defense League Santa Ana, CA Bombing (FBI.gov)
  • 9/2/1986 Jewish Defense League New York City, NY Tear Gas Bombing (FBI.gov)
  • 10/20/1986 Jewish Defense League New York City, NY Incendiary Bombing (FBI.gov)

Further reading - 

Chronological Summary of Terrorist Incidents in the United States 1980-2005 (Source - FBI.GOV) (Please do notice that only about 6% of these are sited as Islamic terrorist attacks!)

Non-Muslims Carried Out More than 90% of All Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil.

All Terrorists are Muslims except the 94% that aren’t

Study: Islamic Terrorism exaggerated.

FBI Report and Statistics on Terrorism in the USA.

Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Soil by Group, From 1980 to 2005, According to FBI Database.

Have a good day.

Juan Antonio Corretjer (March 3, 1908 – January 19, 1985), was a poet, journalist and pro-independence political activist opposing United States rule in Puerto Rico.

Corretjer (birth name: Juan Antonio Corretjer Montes) was born in Ciales, Puerto Rico, into a politically active pro-independence family. His parents were Diego Corretjer Hernández and María Brígida Montes González. His father and uncles were involved in the “Ciales Uprising” of August 13, 1898, against the United States occupation. As a lad, he would often accompany his father and uncles to political rallies. He received his primary and secondary education in his hometown. In 1920, when he was only 12 years old, Corretjer wrote his first poem “Canto a Ciales” (I sing to Ciales). In 1924, Corretjer published his first booklet of poems.

Corretjer joined the “Literary Society of Jose Gautier Benitez”, which later would be renamed the “Nationalist Youth”, while he was still in elementary school. When he was in 8th grade, he organized a student protest against the United States in his town. He was expelled from his local high school for organizing a strike to have it renamed for José de Diego. Corretjer was then sent to school in the town of Vega Baja.

In 1927, he moved to San Juan and worked as a journalist for the newspaper “La Democracia”. He later moved to the city of Ponce where he published his first two books of poetry: “Agüeybaná” (1932) and “Ulises” (1933). Throughout his life, he wrote for various newspapers and publications in Puerto Rico,Cuba and the United States.

In 1935, Corretjer travelled to Cuba and joined an anti-Batista group whose aim was to overthrow the U.S.-backed Cuban dictator. He also traveled to Haiti and to the Dominican Republic looking for international support for Puerto Rico’s independence movement.

In 1935, four Nationalists were killed by the police under the command of Colonel E. Francis Riggs. The incident became known as the Rio Piedras massacre. The following year in 1936, two members of the Cadets of the Republic, the Nationalist youth organization, Hiram Rosado and Elias Beauchamp assassinated Colonel Riggs. They were arrested and executed, without a trial, at police headquarters in San Juan.

In 1936, Corretjer met and became friends with the nationalist leader Pedro Albizu Campos. He was named Secretary General of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party

On April 3, 1936, a Federal Grand Jury submitted accusations against Pedro Albizu Campos, Juan Antonio Corretjer, Luis F. Velázquez, Clemente Soto Vélez and the following members of the Cadets of the Republic: Erasmo Velázquez, Julio H. Velázquez, Rafael Ortiz Pacheco, Juan Gallardo Santiago, and Pablo Rosado Ortiz. They were charged with sedition and other violations of Title 18 of the United States Code. Title 18 of the United States Code is the criminal and penal code of the federal government of the United States. It deals with federal crimes and criminal procedure. As evidence, the prosecution referred to the creation, organization and the activities of the cadets, which the government made reference to as the “Liberting Army of Puerto Rico”. The government prosecutors stated that the military tactics which the cadets were taught was for the sole purpose of overthrowing the Government of the U.S. A jury of seven Puerto Ricans and five Americans voted 7-to-5 not guilty. However, Judge Robert A. Cooper called for a new jury, this time composed of ten Americans and two Puerto Ricans, and a guilty verdict was achieved. Corretjer was sent to “La Princesa” prison for one year in 1937, because he refused to hand over to the American authorities the Book of Acts of the Nationalists Party, as result of his political beliefs.

In 1937 a group of lawyers, including a young Gilberto Concepción de Gracia, tried in vain to defend the Nationalists, but the Boston Court of Appeals, which held appellate jurisdiction over federal matters in Puerto Rico, upheld the verdict. Albizu Campos and the other Nationalist leaders were sent to the Federal penitentiary in Atlanta, Georgia.

On May 21, 1948, a bill (Puerto Rico’s Gag Law) was introduced before the Puerto Rican Senate which would restrain the rights of the independence and nationalist movements in the island. The Senate, which at the time was controlled by the PPD and presided over by Luis Muñoz Marín, approved the Bill. The Bill, also known as the “Ley de la Mordaza” (gag Law), made it illegal to display a Puerto Rican flag, to sing a patriotic tune, to talk of independence, and to fight for the liberation of the island. The Bill, which resembled the anti-communist Smith Law passed in the United States, was signed into law on June 10, 1948, by the U.S.-appointed governor of Puerto Rico, Jesús T. Piñero and became known as “Ley 53” (Law 53). In accordance to the new law, it would be a crime to print, publish, sell, exhibit, organize, or to help anyone organize, any society, group or assembly of people whose intentions are to paralyze or destroy the insular government. Anyone accused and found guilty of disobeying the law could be sentenced to ten years of prison, be fined $10,000 dollars (US) or both. According to Leopoldo Figueroa, a member of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, the law was repressive and was in violation of the First Amendment of the US Constitution which guarantees Freedom of Speech. He pointed out that the law as such was a violation of the civil rights of the people of Puerto Rico.

On October 30, 1950, the Nationalists staged uprisings in the towns of PonceMayagüezNaranjitoAreciboUtuado (Utuado Uprising), San Juan (San Juan Nationalist revolt), and Jayuya (Jayuya Uprising).

Known as the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party Revolts of the 1950s, the revolts were a widespread call for independence by the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party, against United States Government rule over Puerto Rico. It specifically repudiated the so-called “Free Associated State” (Estado Libre Asociado) designation of Puerto Rico - a designation widely recognized as a colonial farce.

The revolts failed because of the overwhelming force used by the U.S. military, the U.S. National Guard, the FBI, the CIA, and the Puerto Rican Insular Police - all of whom were aligned against the Nationalists. This force included the machine-gunning of Nationalists all over the island, and the aerial bombing of the town of Jayuya. Hundreds of cadets and Nationalists, among them Corretjer,were arrested by mid-November 1950, and the party was never the same.

The themes and inspiration for his poems and essays were devoted to his defense of his native land. Corretjer’s epic poem “Alabanza en la Torre de Ciales” (Praise in the tower of Ciales) (1953), is considered one of the representative works of the “neocriollismo” movement and has had a strong influence on many later poe In Corretjer’s poetry the Taino is no longer an idealized figure but allegory of revolutionary legacy. In the prologue of “Yerba bruja”, Corretjer states it was not his intent to “dig up a mummy” but to bring to light “the splendor of the indigenous imagination that lives on in our own.”

His poetry spans several decades and transcended any particular literary movement. The Puerto Rican Athenaeum awarded him the honorary title of Puerto Rico National Poet.

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Carmine Polito served 18 months in a federal penitentiary, reduced from 32, thanks to our leverage. He came back a humbler man. He came back a quieter man. But he remained beloved by his family, by the many members of his community, and by me, until the day he died. And my betrayal of our friendship would haunt me the rest of my life. It changed me for the better. Thank you Carmine.   (Jeremy Renner | American hustle deleted scene II)

vampirebowie  asked:

I agree with a lot of the things you post but what confuses me is the existence of prisoner rights groups and such. Why do people advocate freedom/good treatment of those who deserve it least? it's one thing if it's an unjustly imprisoned POC or an impoverished thief but what about murderers, etc? I've seen groups push for them to have internet, game systems, and college education on taxpayer money! Why does that exist? Shouldn't there be a middle ground based on crime committed, or something?

Hi!

Great question. I am a huge proponent of prison reform and prisoner’s rights so you’ve come to the right place.

Prisoner rights groups exist because prisoners are one of the most disenfranchised populations in the U.S. The overwhelming majority of people in prison are people of color and the poor. Once you’ve been convicted of a felony, in almost every state (Maine and Vermont are the lone exceptions) you cannot vote in elections. Wikipedia has some stats:

In 2008 over 5.3 million people in the United States were denied the right to vote because of felony disfranchisement.[5] Approximately thirteen percent of the United States’ population is African American, yet African Americans make up thirty-eight percent of the American prison population.[2] Slightly more than fifteen percent of the United States population is Hispanic, while twenty percent of the prison population is Hispanic.[2] People who are felons are disproportionately people of color.[1][2] In the United States, felon disfranchisement laws disproportionately affect communities of color as “they are disproportionately arrested, convicted, and subsequently denied the right to vote”.[1] Research has shown that as much as 10 percent of the population in some minority communities in the USA is unable to vote, as a result of felon disfranchisement.[1]

Many businesses and government orgs require you to disclose whether you’ve been convicted of a felony. So gainful employment is much, much more difficult to find after you’ve been in prison.

Yes, some felons are murderers and rapists. But lots and lots of them (roughly half of the prisoners in federal penitentiaries) are nonviolent drug offenders who are victims of the “war on drugs,” which is generally just a war on black and brown people. So when you say “I understand wanting rights for unjustly imprisoned POC,” that’s a huuuuuge chunk of the prison population.

Basically, a good deal of imprisonment is unjust. But even more than that, people in prison–even people who did legitimately bad things–deserve a modicum of human decency, because they are human beings.

I once did a piece in my ~professional life~ about how other countries treat their prisoners. In Norway, recidivism (the rate at which people who were previously in prison return to prison) is about 20% - less than a third of what it is in the U.S., and one of the lowest rates in the world. Their prisons are, comparatively, palaces. (I did not write that CNN article, FYI. It was a source I used.) Everyone has their own TV and mini-fridge. Prisoners can fish and swim in the ocean. The guards don’t carry guns and sometimes play soccer with the inmates. Prisoners cook and can get an education. Even murderers.

In 2007, Norway spent $384 million on their prison system. In 2008, the U.S. spent $75 BILLION on theirs.

When you go to prison, you lose your freedom. That is the punishment. You cannot see family and friends, you cannot go wherever you want, you can’t work at your regular job. THAT is the punishment. It shouldn’t be all of those things, PLUS everything else we put our prisoners through. Bad food, risk of violence, abuse from guards, overpriced goods, unjust wages, and general inhumane treatment. Oh, and you can technically enslave them.

Part of why our recidivism rate is so high is because prison does not rehabilitate prisoners and teach them to function in the outside world. Lots of crimes, including violent crimes, are committed because of a lack of alternative options. When you take someone who committed a crime and pull them out of society for a few years and don’t teach them job skills or even how to find a job (something the Internet would be very helpful for in prison!) or any kind of education or basic life skills like how to find an apartment, you are basically asking them to commit another crime and come back to prison, because they have no other choice.

So, yes, prisoners - all prisoners - deserve Internet access and education access. And a game system, if they want. It’s incredibly obvious that what we’re doing now isn’t working. Countries (Norway is a good example, but they aren’t the only ones) who treat their prisoners more humanely are less likely to see those prisoners return.

This is long and rambling, but basically, it’s more humane AND more cost-effective to treat prisoners like adult human beings instead of caged animals. That’s why prisoner rights groups exist.

Catch me if you can. *Psycho!Luke Hemmings Imagine*

“Convicted murderer Lucas R. Hemmings has escaped from a federal penitentiary, sources say he may be armed and very dangerous. We caution local residents that you stay inside and only leave your homes if needed.”

That was the news report tonight, he was the big story a couple years ago. ‘Local teen goes postal’, he killed a lot of innocent people in his spree of vengeance. He was about three years older than you, so your paths never crossed at school. Amen. “Are you sure you can stay here on your own, honey?” You mother said from the doorway. “Mom, trust me. The chances of a weird killer guy coming here are zero. You go and have fun.” You waved her off and all but pushed her out the door with a hug goodbye. There was nothing that could come between you and a three day weekend of having the house all to yourself. This may have been your mothers weekend but it was also yours. You went and changed into your pajamas and walked back to the kitchen.

Your popcorn smelt great by the time it was done and your movie was playing. Four hours and two bowls of popcorn later, you were getting sleepy. It was around midnight when you heard the noise. It sounded like glass breaking. Placing your bowl in the sink you went to investigate. Making your way around the corner, you saw your mothers favorite case, shattered in pieces on the floor. “What the fuck?” You thought out loud. There was no explanation as to why it would’ve fallen. You were the only one home. Unless someone broke in. No, that’s not possible. You were just being paranoid. While sweeping up the mess, you heard footsteps walking down the stairs. You stopped sweeping and tip toed back into the kitchen, grabbing the biggest kitchen knife you could find. “Hello?” You yelled out, knowing no one would respond.

You were wrong though. Someone did answer. “Unless you plan on using that, I suggest you drop it honey.” A deep voice said from behind you. Slowly turning around, you were face to face with the countries most wanted criminal. “Go ahead, drop it sweetheart.” His words dripped with acid as he stood there, still in an orange jumpsuit from the prison. “No.” Your voice came out more shaky than you wanted it to, and you hoped he wouldn’t notice. Sadly he did, and he laughed in the face of your fear. “Well then get on with it, use it. I know you want to.” He was taunting you, trying to use your fear against you.

He stepped toward as you stepped back, “What’s your name, I’m Luke if you didn’t know.” He asked continuing to step closer. “None of your business and you need to leave.” You held the knife out farther and he stopped where he was. “It’s only fair, love. I told you mine. I bet it’s a gorgeous name, you’re awfully pretty.” He smiled a toothy from, and for a second he looked like a normal kid. “You need to leave before I call the cops.” He actually let out a loud, deep laugh. “Oh honey, you’re not calling anyone. As a matter of fact, you’re not even going to be alive in a minute.” You breath caught in your throat as he quickly advanced upon you. He snatched the knife from your hands and pushed you against the wall. You felt the coolness of the blade against the skin of your neck. You tried to push him off but to no avail. He didn’t budge.

“Please, don’t do this. I won’t call anyone if you just leave.” You were begging for your life now. This guy was ruthless, you were supposed you weren’t dead yet. That’s when the front door opened. “Sweetheart?” Your mother called out. “Mo-” You couldn’t get the words out before his hand clamped over your mouth. She rounded the corner and dropped her bags at the sight of her daughter pressed against the wall with a knife to your neck. “No, let her go!” She screamed attempting to walk over to you. He quickly pulled you away so your back was to his chest. His hand was still over your mouth and knife pushed harder on your neck. “One more move and I slice her neck. Now if you don’t mind, I’m just going to borrow your beautiful daughter here and you’re going to keep your fucking mouth shut.” Your eyes went wide as you struggled to leave his grasp, thoughts of what he could do to you crossed your mind. He only held on tighter, “The more you move the quicker you die.” He turned his attention back to your mother, who currently was shaking. “Give me your car keys.” She just looked at him with a horrified expression, which you would never forget. “Lady, I’m not fucking kidding. I will kill you both right now, give me the damn keys.” She tossed them over and he caught them in one swift movement.

He started walking back towards the back door, dragging you with him. “Please, no. Let her go, we won’t call the police. Please just let my baby go.” Your mother begged and pleaded with the insane man. “Either she comes with me and might live, or I leave here with you both dead.” He moved his hand so you could finally get a breath of fresh air. “Mom please, I’ll be fine. Don’t worry.” You spoke, silently wishing someone would save you. “Listen to your daughter. She’ll be fine. She’s in good hands.” He finished with placing a kiss just below your ear. You cringed inward as you nodded your head, agreeing as he dragged you to your mothers waiting car. “You know she’s calling the cops. People will be looking for me.” You said as he placed the seatbelt across your body. He started the car and smiled, “Well babe, they can catch me if they can.” With that, he sped away.

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part 2 maybe? request it and you’ll get it c: ilysm

you gon fuck over a nigga with a CLASSIC first album and more bars than a fuckin federal penitentiary for one song about buying cheap shit