Sunday, April 29, 2012

Youngest Killer of All Time

If this theme keeps on going, i think i better change my blog into somewhat horror/thriller blog.

but i dont know why, maybe its because my will to write like a horror story, or thriller, hence, i come up with some research.

Jon Venables and Robert Thompson

Robert Thompson and Jon Venables were both 10 years old when they abducted and killed two-year-old James Bulger in 1993. The young boys snatched the toddler from a shopping mall while his mother was inside a store, and took him on a 2.5-mile walk across Liverpool. The boys were seen walking by approximately 38 people, but many assumed he was their younger brother. Venables and Thompson took Bulger to a railway line where they tortured and brutally attacked the toddler. Bulger suffered multiple skull fractures from blows to the head, and was sexually abused by the two older boys. After the beatings, they left Bulger’s lifeless body across the railway tracks so that his body would be cut in half. Police were able to pin Venables and Thompson because of video images that captured Bulger’s abduction from the mall. DNA testing matched the blood found on the boys’ shoes to Bulger. Thompson and Venables were arrested and controversially tried and convicted in an adult court. They were both found guilty of murder and sentenced to custody until the age of 18.

Lionel Tate

In 2001, Lionel Tate, 14, was convicted of first-degree murder for brutally beating 6-year-old Tiffany Eunick in 1999. Tate became the youngest person ever sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. On the night of the murder, Lionel’s mother Kathleen Grossett-Tate was babysitting the kids. She let 12-year-old Tate and 6-year-old Eunick play downstairs while she went upstairs to take a nap in preparation for her overnight shift as a Florida State Trooper. About 45 minutes later, Tate told his mother that the young girl wasn’t breathing. Tiffany was pronounced dead at the hospital. Tate, who was nearly 6 feet tall and 166 pounds, admitted to wrestling with the 48-pound girl and holding her in a headlock and slamming her head into a table, but the autopsy showed more serious injuries inflicted by Tate, including a crushed skull, broken ribs and a shredded liver that had been pushed through her rib cage. The Broward State Attorney’s Office tried Lionel as an adult and punished him with a severe sentence to life in prison without parole. The conviction and sentencing shocked the nation and spurred discussion about the prosecution of children in America.

Andrew Golden and Mitchell Johnson

Andrew Golden, 11, and Mitchell Johnson, 13, were responsible for killing four students and one teacher and wounding 10 others at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas on March 24, 1998. The incident became known worldwide as the Westside Middle School Massacre. Golden and Johnson had carefully planned the attack. On the morning of the shooting, the boys snuck into Andrew’s grandparent’s house and stole several guns and ammo from his grandfather’s collection and loaded their weaponry into Mitchell’s parents’ minivan. Mitchell was marked absent from school that day, but Andrew attended so that he could pull the fire alarm and meet up with Mitchell in the woods to prepare for their ambush. As soon as students and teachers started filing out of the school for the fire drill, the boys started the shooting spree. Police captured the boys in the woods and took them into custody. Under Arkansas law, the boys couldn’t be tried as adults because of their age, but they were charged for five accounts of murder in Juvenile Court and held as juvenile delinquents until age 18 and served an additional three years for federal gun charges.

Jordan Brown

In 2009, 11-year-old Jordan Brown shot and killed his father’s pregnant fiancĂ© Kenzie Houk and her unborn son as well. According to police reports, Jordan walked into his father’s room and shot Houk with a hunting rifle while she was sleeping, and boarded a school bus like normal. Houk’s body was discovered by her 4-year-old daughter Adalynn. Police have reason to believe Jordan is the killer after discovering gun residue on his shirt, a fresh shell casting outside and Houk’s oldest daughter’s testimony that she saw Jordan holding the gun. Brown was arrested and charged as an adult for the murder of his soon-to-be stepmom. The case hasn’t gone to trial yet, but Jordan’s father stands by his son’s innocence. The state of Pennsylvania is tough on crime laws and considers any kid charged with murder an adult in court. In order to move Jordan’s case to juvenile court, a judge will have to overturn the rule. If convicted as an adult, Jordan could become the youngest person in U.S. history to be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Eric Smith

Eric Smith was 13 years old when he sexually abused and murdered four-year-old Derrick Robie on August 2, 1993 in Steuben County, New York. Eric and Derrick lived in different parts of town, but attended the same recreation program a block away from the Robie household. Derrick’s mother was tending to her youngest son and wasn’t able to walk Derrick to the end of the driveway like she normally did. That day, she let her son walk one block alone for the first time. Within those short five minutes, Derrick was lured from the sidewalk into the woods and strangled by Eric. Derrick was sexually abused and his belongings were strewn around his body. Even the contents of his lunchbox were poured out and smashed near him. As details unfolded, Smith became police’s number one suspect. The innocent looking redhead with thick glasses admitted to killing Derrick, but never gave any real reason why he did it. In 1994, Smith was tried and convicted of second-degree murder and received a sentencing of nine years to life in prison, which was the maximum term given to juvenile murderers.

Andrew Wurst

Andrew Wurst was 14 years old when he entered his 8th grade graduation dance and opened fire, killing John Gillette and wounding another teacher and two students. Wurst showed up late to the Parker Middle School dance held at a restaurant in Edinboro, Pennsylvania, carrying his father’s .25 caliber pistol. According to Wurst’s suicide note, he was going to kill only himself, but he decided to shoot Gillette and open fire on the crowd. He was detained by the owner of the restaurant, who held him on the ground and searched him for weapons. Wurst pled guilty in a plea bargain to third-degree murder and attempted murder to avoid trial, but was sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison.

Running Man Song Ji Hyo singing Tears.

She is so cute! Its in episode 28 or something, I know this is like a long2 episode ago, but i liked it. I rewatched it like everyday~
HEnce, here is it,

Virginia Tech Massacre - 5 Years Anniversary.

Cho Seung-hui

I know, the anniversary was 16th April, but at that time, I was thinking about Columbine, hence, I think now is the great time to post something about the deadliest shooting that happened in 2007, by a senior student by the name of Cho Seung-hui.

Taken from NPR:

The shootings at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. — the deadliest shooting rampage in U.S. history — left 33 people dead. Police have identified Seung-Hui Cho, a 23-year-old English major from Centerville, Va., as the gunman; he was among the dead. The killings began at 7:15 a.m. on April 16; a timeline charts key events in the day's tragedy.

Monday, April 16, 2007

7:15 a.m. — Virginia Tech police respond to a 911 call from West Ambler Johnston Residence Hall, where a man and woman have been shot and killed. Police establish a safety perimeter around the dorm.
7:30 a.m. — After interviewing witnesses, police believe the double homicide stemmed from a domestic dispute and was an isolated incident. They also believe the gunman has fled campus and are following up on leads concerning a person of interest in relation to the killings.
8 a.m. — Students begin their first classes of the day. Word of the killings begins to spread among students via text messages and cell-phone calls.
8:25 a.m. — Virginia Tech officials, including the university president, executive vice president and provost, meet to assess the situation and decide how to notify staff and students.
9 a.m. — Campus police Chief Wendell Flinchum briefs university officials on the investigation.
9:26 a.m. — School officials send out the first e-mail notifying staff and students to the killings at West Ambler Johnston Residence Hall.
Off campus, police interview a person of interest in the first shooting, whom they do not arrest. While they are speaking with him, the second attack starts at Norris Hall.
9:45 a.m. — The campus police respond to a 911 call about a shooting at Norris Hall, an engineering building, where the front doors have been chained shut from the inside. The police break in and hear gunshots coming from the second floor. When they get upstairs, the gunshots stop, and the officers find the gunman has killed himself.
9:50 a.m. — Virginia Tech officials send a second e-mail, warning students that a gunman is loose on campus. They ask everyone to stay inside and away from the windows until further notice.
10:16 a.m. — A third e-mail from university announces that all classes have been canceled. It also advises people on campus to remain behind locked doors and for those who are not on campus to stay away.
10:52 a.m. — University officials send another e-mail saying that a number of people have been shot inside Norris Hall. They repeat earlier warnings to stay inside.
12 p.m. — At a news conference, Virginia Tech police Chief Wendell Flinchum says 22 people have been killed.
4:30 p.m. — University President Charles W. Steger and Flinchum, the campus police chief, confirm that 33 people are dead, including the gunman. They say they will not announce the names of the victims until their families are notified.
Compiled from NPR staff reports, the Virginia Tech web site, press conferences and the Collegiate Times.

Additional Info from ABC News, a day after the shooting:
Seung-Hui Cho, the student who killed 32 people and then himself yesterday, left a long and "disturbing" note in his dorm room at Virginia Tech, say law enforcement sources.
He also wrote at least two violent plays for an English course that worried his professor and several classmates.
Sources described the note, which runs several pages, as beginning in the present tense and then shifting to the past. It contains rhetoric explaining Cho's actions and says, "You caused me to do this," the sources told ABC News.
Sources say Cho, 23, killed two people in a dorm room, returned to his own dorm room where he re-armed and left the note, then went to a classroom building on the other side of campus. There, he killed 30 more people in four classrooms before shooting himself in the head.
Witnesses say he was stone-faced as he opened fire. Law-enforcement sources say he may have had a romantic interest in a young woman who was found dead after the first shootings.

Violent Plays

Lucinda Roy, a co-director of the creative writing program at Virginia Tech, taught Cho in a poetry class in fall of 2005 and later worked with him one-on-one after she became concerned about his behavior and themes in his writings.
Roy spoke outside her home Tuesday afternoon, saying that there was nothing explicit in Cho's writings, but that threats were there under the surface.
Roy told ABC News that Cho seemed "extraordinarily lonely--the loneliest person I have ever met in my life." She said he wore sunglasses indoors, with a cap pulled low over his eyes. He whispered, took 20 seconds to answer questions, and took cellphone pictures of her in class. Roy said she was concerned for her safety when she met with him.
She said she notified authorities about Cho, but said she was told that there would be too many legal hurdles to intervene. She said she asked him to go to counseling, but he never did.
One play attributed to him, called "Richard McBeef," describes a 13-year-old boy who accuses his stepfather of pedophilia, and ends with the boy's death.
In another, called "Mr. Brownstone," three high-school students face an abusive teacher.
"I wanna kill him," says one character.
"I wanna watch him bleed like the way he made us kids bleed," says another.
The two plays were posted on AOL after a staffer named Ian MacFarlane, a December 2006 graduate of Virginia Tech, brought them to his editors' attention.
MacFarlane said he was in a class with Cho in which students were required to post their plays online for peer review and comment.
AOL editors verified the authenticity of Cho's works before posting them, according to Alysia Lew of AOL Corporate Communications.
At a late-afternoon news conference, police said they had searched Cho's dorm room. "There were considerable writings that were reviewed," said Col. Steven Flaherty, Superintendent of the Virginia State Police.

the victims

Touched - Ghost Adventure's The Galka Family

I had just seen the episode like this morning, and i quickly asked my brother to download it asap.
Then i viewed it this afternoon, and i felt like crying
I know, I know - the grief is unbearable.
Everyone wants closure.

I know that most people would say GA is a fake, but i dont.
I am an absolute believer.
I am not boasting, nor I am bragging,
but I had been in possession of inner eye, which could see entities but not on demand.
I could see them when I wasnt aware of my surroundings, or when i was focused on other things.
And even i dont know the secret of the afterlife.
And GAC give me an insights. Which i treasured.

Maybe you dont believe me.
All i want to say is, if you dont, well, dont bother to believe.
I am not saying this to beg people to believe me.
I am just saying - because nobody knows the life after death, how is it like.

And when i heard Melissa Galka's voice from the SB7, or in the voice recorder,
it makes me believe that its her.
It doesnt matter if she died because she was drunk when she's driving, or because she suddenly had heart attack or any other cause - She had died.

And I understand Gary Galka - she wanted to hear her voice once more. He wanted to say goodbye.

and i feel his sadness. And it made me cry...

For those who would want to watch that episode
well, youtube has it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Funny Robert Kubica Interview

I dont know to laugh, or to frown.......
The interviewer's giving him questions that I myself never wanted to answer..~~
whatever it is, Hope Rob gets better~~
Thanks to a translator. Randy.

Interviewer: I have read somewhere that the smell you remember best from your childhood was the fumes. Can you tell me, how does the fumes smell like?
Robert: Fumes? It depends on which fuel do you use. In gokarts we use mixed fuel, meaning you add oil to fuel.
Interviewer: How did it smell like?
Robert: Good fuel with good oil smells like sweet forest fruits. It’s like… raspberries.
Interviewer: Have you seen your crash on TV?
Robert: Yeah, I have even seen it live.
Interviewer: Would You accept an offer to advertise condoms? There’s rubber and there’s…
Robert: Like ‘you need to keep safe in life and on the roads’?
Interviewer: That’s a perfect slogan. Copywriters spend their whole life coming up with something like this and get pringles on thier asses from it!
Interviewer: How much of your next year plans depend on you, and not the others, the circumstances, the people? And on the other hand, your popularity. I know that sometimes talking to journalists can be tough and their incompetence irritates you. But this popularity – a fourth grade kid from school that you attended runs around and says: I have Robert’s autograph. And so on! Does it make you happy, or emotional? Or do you have your work to do and don’t think about it now?
Robert: Well i’ll answer the second question because i practically forgot the first one…
Interviewer: Australia is a country famous for people who value their freedom, fun, their coolness…
Robert: And their kangaroos.
Interviewer: Today some Polish newspaper announced that you don’t like driving in rain. Is that true? Because i think you are very good in rain.
Robert: If you plan to quote from polish newspapers, you’ll find a lot of absurd stuff. I’ve always enjoyed driving in rain and i performed very well. I suppose they just had to fill some free space.
Interviewer: Tell me, do your thoughts while you’re driving can catch up with these huge speeds?
Robert: I’ll say this – i don’t think much.
Interviewer: Six hours time change, 34 degrees celsius, humidity.. how do you cope with all theese?
Robert: As usual, very good.
Interviewer: Do you remember your first days in F1? What has made the biggest impact on you, did anything surprise you at all?
Robert: The car.
Interviewer: Robert, tell me, are you any good at something? I don’t mean driving, what are your other talents?
Robert: Talents? I don’t know. I can play pick-up sticks.
Interviewer: What decided that the team contracted you instead of other experienced driver?
Robert: Speed.
Interviewer: Before the new season, there’s a lot of talk about return of KERS. What’s your view on the system that two years ago caused more trouble than it did help?
Robert: It’s difficult talking about the system when i haven’t been driving the car yet.
Interviewer: Your car looks completely different this season, does it have any meaning for you what is the car’s colour?
Robert: If the car is fast it can even be pink.
Interviewer: What are your plans for next season?
Robert: To drive a racing car and score the best possible places.
Interviewer: Robert, first of all huge congratulations. Tell us, how does it feel to be the first Polish driver in F1 to start from pole position?
Robert: Well, i guess it’s just the same feeling as a Polish driver starting from sixth.
Interviewer: Describe yourself in three words.
Robert: Straight and ambitious.
Interviewer: Where would you like to see Polish F1 circuit to be built?
Robert: I don’t care. In 10-15 years i won’t be driving in F1 anymore, so it won’t make any difference.
Interviewer: Let’s get to this gorgeus machine first. Can you describe it in few words?
Robert: It’s a gokart. It has four wheels, an enginge…
Interviewer: Which race do you remember best?
Robert: None.
Interviewer: Not a lot of time had passed since your Australian success. Tell us, how are the preparations going for the Malaysian GP?
Robert: Well, the preparations are going pretty normally.

this is an interview with Rob Kubica..
But its a different interview than the above~

Friday, April 20, 2012

Columbine High School Massacre - 13 Years After.

Remember Columbine High School Massacre? The one that happened at April 20, 1999? It is already 13 years ago.

How many victims?
13 murdered,
21 injured.

Eric Harris
Dylan Klebold
And both of them committed suicide after the Massacre ended (it took nearly an hour)

It happened just after i started my fourth year of education.
I am 10 when it happened.

I know i cannot justify their actions, but actually, you know what kind of world they are trying to make. For one, at least the rules and regulations of getting a weapon is kinda hard these days, and how counselling in school is compulsary once the teachers seen something weird on your school assignment.

For me, if Harris wasnt around, Klebold might only suicidal. Given some treatment, the story of Columbine would never reached wikipedia. Harris had been given treatment, and still suicidal and murderous. Again, i am not here to judge, but to change people's thinking, because the two boys were different cases.
Remember them as monsters, or as anyone you like, but put ourself in the shoes of their beloved. In Sarah Klebold's shoes, if you like. Here.

Remember Columbine High School Massacre as a Lesson, hope we dont have to get through this anymore.
Remember your loved ones. Imagine for a second what if they were Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris? Hence, make the world a better place to live. For our children.

Stop the bullying.
Stop outcasting.
Stop labelling yourselves as Populars, Outcasts, Goths, Punks, and whatever other social groups out there. We are made to be the same - we have one nose, two eyes, one mouth.
Stop second class treatments. Stop double standard. For a better world. For our children

Documentary. I found this documentary really full of info.