Bulletproof Kids

 

Bookbags 1So, how do we stay safe in schools? Every day a student witnesses some kind of violence either it’s a fight or some commotion with a student and teacher. Does it get reported? Not to the public, but to the principal and the principal handle the disciplined action to the student.  For school shooting, that’s another problem, every day there’s a school shooting or an incident.  The school needs to have more drills, not just fire drills, but different scenarios of what could happen. You will never know it could happen to your school. The priority is the student safety not the performance of the school. If there are safe the performance of the school will be better.

In NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt, a school in Southwestern High School in Indiana, the classroom doors are bullet-resistant, cameras are everywhere, and the Sheriff’s department — only 10 miles away — can track an intruder in real-time.  The school is high tech. They have smoke bombs to confuse the intruder. It looks like a scene from a movie, but it is real life. The teachers have a panic button to alert the police and the school administration. They also have an emergency call box to alert the police.

In the classroom, they have red tape on the floor of where to go.  The student topples the desk over and they used old thick books such as dictionaries to shield themselves from flying bullets. Or have a collection of old books to throw at an intruder. War and Peace the novel, put it to use.

Another solution is the whiteboard in the classroom if it is stuck to the wall just have a surfboard in the classroom. If the students are curious about the surfboard. Just tell them you like to go surfing, the students will tell you the beach is 500 miles away. They have lakes. The surfboard can stop a 9mm Glock.  The AR-15 a semi-automatic rifle, no chance for the surfboard.

You need a bulletproof shield that consists of 40 layers of compressed Dyneema, a strong synthetic fiber, giving them the bullet-stopping power of steel while weighing significantly less. The same material that is used to skis and snowboard, if you have these materials in your house, keep them they are useful. Hardwire produces bulletproof backpack inserts, whiteboards, and adhesive doors.

There’s a company called Elite Sterling Security LLC (www.elitesterlingsecurity.com) they provide body armor for grade school to high school and other body armor for adults too. It’s a USA based company in Denver, Colorado. Please check out their site.

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Valentine’s Day Killing

Mann and Mcbane

It was in 1971, a young couple was found gagged, tortured and killed in the woods in Orange County, in Durham North Carolina.  Investigators said they have a person of interest and close to solve this unsolved case. None of the witnesses have claimed who would kill this couple and left them to die.

Jesse Mcbane, 19, of Pittsboro picked up his girlfriend, Patricia Mann, 20, a nursing student at Watts Hospital.  The couple was excitedly headed to a Valentine’s Dance at Watts Hospital in Durham.

Unfortunately, they were brutally murder.  They were discovered in a forest, off a one-track dirt road in Orange County. They were tied to a tree.  The injuries sustained were brutal. Their hands had been tied with thick ropes behind their backs to a tree, and ropes were stretched tight and knotted around their necks. They were strangled. Although still tied to the tree, their upper bodies had slumped over so that they laid side by side next to each other in the woods. Autopsy reports showed a half-inch tear in her liver, which could have been a fist blow to her stomach that could have killed her.

Rumors have been flying that the killer was in the area. He knew about the couple. Somewhere connected to the hospital.

Some people have claimed they have seen the couple ghost in the hospital but disappear in the walls of the dance hall in the Watts Hospital and music of the 1970’s would play. Having their last dance together.

But who would kill the young couple?

Notes:

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/community/durham-news/article10293734.html

Las Vegas Shooting

A gunman opened fire at an outdoor music festival on the Las Vegas Strip killing and wounded people as they run for cover from the bullets were flying.

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The killer was identified as Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, was described as a retiree who loved to gamble. Mr. Paddock was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot in his room on the 32nd floor of the hotel, said Sheriff Joseph Lombardo of Clark County, which includes Las Vegas. At more than 30 guns were found in the hotel room, including several rifles, the authorities said.

Mandalay Bay

From the Hotel Staff at the Mandalay Bay, the Associated Press say that the staff saw a man entering the building carrying a two duffle bags and they got suspicious and they called the hotel securities. But it was too late.

The gunman killed and wounded many people at the concert.  Country music star Jason Aldean was performing when the gunfire began. AP.

Here is a look at other shooting sprees in the U.S.:

  • June 12, 2016: Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, kills 49 people and wounds 58 others at a gay nightclub in Orlando that was hosting a Latin night. Police killed Mateen. It was the deadliest terror attack in the U.S. since 9/11, and at the time was the worst mass shooting in the nation by a single gunman.
  • April 16, 2007: Seung Hui Cho, a 23-year-old student, went on a shooting spree at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va., killing 32 people, before killing himself.
  • Dec. 14, 2012: Adam Lanza, 20, gunned down 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before killing himself.
  • Oct. 16, 1991: George Hennard, 35, crashed his pickup through the wall of Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. He shot and killed 23 people before committing suicide.
  • July 18, 1984: James Huberty, 41, gunned down 21 adults and children at a McDonald’s in San Ysidro, Calif., before being killed by police.
  • Aug. 1, 1966: Charles Joseph Whitman, a former U.S. Marine, shot and killed 16 people from a university tower at the University of Texas at Austin before being shot by police.
  • Aug. 20, 1986: A part-time mail carrier, Patrick Henry Sherrill, shot and killed 14 postal workers in Edmund, Okla., before killing himself.
  • Dec. 2, 2015: Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple living in Redlands, Calif., opened fire at a San Bernardino County Department of Public Health training event and holiday party, killing 14 people and injuring 22 in a matter of minutes. Farook, an American-born U.S. citizen of Pakistani descent, worked at the health department. Malik had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in a Facebook post before the shooting.
  • Nov. 5, 2009: U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Hasan fatally shot 13 people and injured 30 others at Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas. Hasan, a psychiatrist, appeared to have been radicalized by an Islamic cleric. He was convicted and sentenced to death.
  • Sept. 16, 2013: Gunman Aaron Alexis, 34, fatally shot 12 people and injured three others at the headquarters of the Naval Sea Systems Command in Washington, D.C. He was later killed by police.
  • July 20, 2012: James Holmes gunned down 12 people in an Aurora, Colo., movie theater. Last year he was convicted of first-degree murder and attempted murder and sentenced to 12 consecutive life sentences plus 3,318 years without parole.
  • Oct. 1, 2015: Christopher Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old student at Umpqua Community College near Roseburg, Ore., shot an assistant professor and eight students in a classroom. After a shootout with police, he committed suicide.
  • June 18, 2015: A gunman opened fire at a weekly Bible study at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Nine people were killed, including the pastor Clementa Pinckney; a 10th victim survived. The morning after the attack police arrested a suspect, Dylan Roof, 21, who said he wanted to start a race war. In December 2016 Roof was convicted of 33 federal hate crimes charges, and in January he was sentenced to death.
  • July 16, 2015: Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tenn. The first was a drive-by shooting at a recruiting center; the second was at a U.S. Navy Reserve center. Four Marines and a Navy sailor died; a Marine recruit officer and a police offer were wounded. Abdulazeez was killed by police in a gunfight.
  • Nov. 27, 2015: A gunman attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., killing a police officer and two civilians and injuring nine others. Robert Lewis Dear was taken into custody after a five-hour standoff and charged with first-degree murder.

What was his motive? We would never know. When he purchases the weapons, it is legal to purchase the weapons in Las Vegas.  How does one to purchase guns? I think clerks should be trained not to sell guns to every person who wanted a gun for no apparent reason. If they price a gun or weapons for a million dollars, does everyone have a million dollars? Probably so and probably not, but giving a gun to a mentally disturbed person is not a good idea.

How do we recognize it? It’s difficult to read people these days. One thing we have to do is ask a lot of questions.  If they get annoyed or they get mad about the questions. Don’t sell it. Why would you sell it to a person of not controlling their emotional being? Having a clean record of no violence in their past does not mean they need a gun.  Especially machine for hunting season, what they are gonna killed a fast rabbit during rabbit season?  Price the gun a million bucks. And give them a million bucks (a male deer). Or ducks.

Did the clerk at the weapon store got suspicious of what he was going to do with it? If it were plan out, then it would be impossible to do a background check on the person, and it was too late. Don’t give guns who wanted it, if their background is clean.  We have to stop violence in America and how do we do it? I don’t know. How do we get rid of guns?

Notes

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/10/02/worst-mass-shootings-u-s-history/722254001/

 

Who Killed Jon Benet Ramsey?

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After a serious of hard and soft questions, Dr. Phill interview Burke Ramsey, Burke Ramsey is the brother of Jon Bennet Ramsey who died in December 1996. Speculations were around the family who was closed to her.

The Boulder Police spent countless of hours interviewing the whole family and every time they ask the family, they would get the same answered: They did not do it.

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Who would have killed Jon Bennet? She was six years old when she was murdered and the possibility answered who was in the house when it happened?

The killer would have dropped the ransom note on the stairs. Carry the girl who was knocked out by the stun gun.  Dropped her on the way down in the dark basement. She probably gained conscious. Then the killer would have then wrapped the cord around the neck to strangle her to death.  (that’s my theory, I am not the killer. I am just reporting the facts and put it in a logical way, the best I can. I should have a been a crime writer, but this will do.)

And left by using the backdoor of the basement. It was a snowy night, when the killer escaped, and the snow covered the foot prints.

How did the father know to look in the basement? He couldn’t find his daughter all over the house and decided to try the basement?

Patsy Ramsey found a two-and-a-half page ransom note demanding $118,000 on the stairs. Got nervous and don’t know what to do. So she went to Burke’s bed room to explained what happened to Burke’s sister. She was killed.

And why did they have lots of people in the house when it happened? Could one of them be the murder? It’s like the game of Clue. That’s the mystery!

Doing the Q and A with Dr. Phil, it looked Burke Ramsey did not know what was going on. He was 9 back then. Can he do it? Only a smart intelligent person would have killed her and have the strength to strangle her? Remember there were no prints. Was there someone else in the house besides them?  And stayed in the house till morning and got out when they had people in the house? (My crazy theories).

Now the FBI is trying to accuse Burke of killing his sister. In other words, they wanted a confession from him, by pressuring him to say something, that he killed his sister. Why put an innocent person in jail for the crime he did not commit? It is and still is an unsolved case over 20 years ago.  Only Jon Benet knows who killed her.

Cannibal in the Jungle

Hobits 2Many people though the Cannibal in the Jungle is a fake story by Animal Planet,  it is based on an article in Nature magazine in 2002.

Animal Planet stumped us that we cannot find anything on the internet especially the names of the characters, which was clever. And we have to find the source by going to the library to investigate it, They got us.

Group 3Here’s the pitch of the story: Dr. Timothy Darrow, an American Scientist, was convicted of killing and cannibalizing of two of his colleagues in the jungles of Flores, Indonesia in 1977. He went there to investigate a rare bird that was believed to be extinct. He needed proof of its extinction. Since it was 1977, he had a Super 8 camera, a sound guy, and a tour guide. What he got some was something extraordinary an ape-like creature of a hobbit. Caught on camera. That’s the story.

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The director of the documentary film, Simon George is an Emmy winner. He did a piece for Paranormal Witness, The Plane in the Hudson River, World War 2 From Space, and Cannibal in the Jungle.

Simon George took this subject matter about the Hobbit creature and created an epic characterization and the story line. Making us believe it was real. The creature was real because it was dated back 18,000 years ago and they found bone structure in the Indonesia cave in the jungle area.

He just cannot do a documentary of the Hobbit creature itself, it will be boring. So he made a documentary film, what if these creatures were cannibalism and possible one of them live until this day, then it would be interesting. A three-foot human size creature and they like to eat people.

Also, the actors who portray scientist and political leaders, they were also convincing. The cinematographic of the movie was also great capturing the hobbit creature as a Bigfoot creature. Shaking cameras movement. And the narration and interview by Dr. Timothy Darrow while he was in prison. He was telling the story, very convincing. Maybe the director will get another Emmy nominations for this film.

I hope Animal Planet does another creature feature documentary-style film to make us believe based on actual events. Please don’t do a bigfoot or Loch Ness monster movie. We know these two are fakes.

Notes:

Simon George

http://www.simongeorgedirector.com/#!amerikan-kanibal/c1dqb

Our not so distant relative: Scientists have discovered a new species of human in remotest Indonesia. Henry Gee reports on the Hobbit-like creature which questions our unique heritage

https://login.ecsu-ezproxy.ezproxy.ecsu.edu/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/246206179?accountid=10717

Don’t Pee in Reservoir

In Portland, Ore the water treatment, have to discard 38 million gallons of drinking water when on surveillance a teenager decided to urinating into the reservoir.

My question, what was he doing late at night and urinating in a reservoir? He couldn’t find a bathroom. Just turn around, there’s a bush behind them.

Crazy teenagers, there were arrested and put in jail and they have their own private reservoir – their toilet.

Jodi and Travis Story

Jodi & TravisWhen I heard another woman committed a crime and killing her boyfriend, she could easily dumped the guy, why go all the way and stabbing him.  This was an unusual case a fatal attraction gone wrong. Jodi Arias took it too far and makes national news and now a TV movie about the crime she did.  She was found guilty.

The role of Jodi will be played Tania Raymonde from “Lost” can’t find no good movies parts might as well do true crime TV of the week.  NBC used to do this back in the early 1990’s making true crime movies of the week, which will bring up the NBC ratings.  Do a simulcast broadcast on NBC and Lifetime, which will bring up the ratings for NBC.

“The Jodi Arias Story” great title for the movie, the movie is being filmed in the Los Angeles area. Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder last Wednesday in the death of her ex boyfriend, Travis Alexander, who she stabbed 29 times, including slashing his throat, and shot once in the head on June 4, 2008, according to trial testimony.  Wow stabbing, slashing  and shooting, oh my.

Jesse Lee Soffer of “The Mob Doctor” is playing Alexander and “will bring home the fact that a young man died needlessly here.” The network hopes to bring to life Arias’ and Alexander’s relationship “in a way that only movies can.”

Jesse is a handsome fellow and he brings the humanity to Travis. Jesse understands that Travis was a charismatic young man, and a successful motivational speaker. We see why Jodi fell for him. And for the Jodi, sexually pleasure, with all the moaning and groaning of love making. Which will include dirty phone calls, naked pictures, and sextexting on cell phones with all lot of drop calls, it was second hand cell phone.  They were young couple in love and they had kinky sex. The director had a challenge and what to show on basic cable channel.

The story is the point of view of Travis when he was victim and Jodi did and what she did, before he got killed. People would be fascinated with Jodi and Travis relationship and how it ended.

The movie will premiere on Lifetime channel in June 2013.