It has been two months now since the murder of Voncile Smith and her sons in Pensacola, Florida. It has been two months since the county sheriff there, David Morgan, held a sensationalistic press conference to announce that he had evidence that the murder was conducted by Wiccans who were practicing a Blue Moon murder […]
Last week, a comment left here by Ella reacted to Peregrin Wood’s characterization of Radical Islamic Instant Internet Brainwashing Hypnowave stories as an unfounded social panic. Ella claimed that it is right to be afraid, since here in the United States we have become so much more violent over the years:
“Violence, for whatever reason, […]
Journalism needs to develop some rituals procedures of its own. Prime among them must be the practice of staying around after opening a story with an explosive article to report what actually happens in the aftermath of the blast. […]
At end of last week, the local news media in Pensacola, Florida suddenly went silent on the story of the murder of Voncile Smith and her two sons, after sensationalistic claims by Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan about a blue moon Wiccan blood ritual were not matched by the actual evidence in the case.
Yesterday, I described the huge gulf between wild assertions being made of a blue moon Wiccan ritual murder down in Pensacola, Florida and the actual facts that are publicly known about the case of the killing last week of Voncile Smith and her sons Richard and John. Police are saying that they believe the crime […]
– Pensacola police allege that three murder victims found in a house last Friday were killed as part of a Satanic or Wiccan ritual related to the “blue moon” that took place that day. – A neighbor referred to the killings as part of a “weird, satanic cult, witchcraft whatever”. – Escambia County […]
Last week, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released its annual report on safety in U.S. schools, bringing our knowledge of school killings up to date for the 2011-2012 school year. Our mass media worries incessantly about the murder of children in the United States, but if you read the report you’ll learn two things.
This advertisement for a video game is currently making the rounds on Facebook: “Only the strong survive in Game Of War. Are you up for the challenge? Realtime. Worldwide.”
This description, accompanied by the image of a blood-soaked soldier, is all-too close to reality – realtime – worldwide. Only the armor on the soldier […]
Does the Alabama Department of Corrections believe that it is appropriate to employ people who speak out in public, urging others to commit felony crimes, as Bennie Ashby has done? […]
Today, U.S. Representative Bobby Rush wore a hooded sweatshirt on the floor of Congress and delivered the following message:
“The death of Trayvon Martin is an American tragedy. Too often this violent act is repeated in the streets of our nation.
Racial profiling has to stop. Just because someone wears a hoodie, does not make […]
The FBI Crime Clock brings a feeling of urgency to crime statistics by declaring that in 2009, there was “One murder every 34.5 minutes” in the United States. By not figuring in the size of the population in 2009 — some 307 million people — the FBI makes the nation seem to be a more […]