The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Quashawn, Rashan, and ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ in Polk County

Say hello to Quashawn Burgess Jr. and, while you’re at it, you can go ahead and say good-bye, because Quashawn joined the choir invisible last week, bleeding out in the driveway of a Florida home: Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd called on the public for information after a 15-year-old who may have been a gang […]

NAACP: ‘Stay Out of Florida, Negroes’

That’s the real message, if you don’t mind me paraphrasing: Today, the NAACP Board of Directors issued a formal travel advisory for the state of Florida. The travel advisory comes in direct response to Governor Ron DeSantis’ aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools. The […]

Violence Against Women Update

Jackson County, Florida, is one of those out-of-the-way places most people don’t think about when they think about the Sunshine State. It’s a mostly rural county that sits up against the Alabama state line, south of Dothan, and the only reason most people ever go there is to pass through on the way to Panama […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous: Teen Psycho Tranny Arrested After Planning Mass Murder at Colorado Middle School

Yeah, I know what you’re saying: “Pretty sure I saw Teen Psycho Tranny open for the Talking Heads in 1983.” But all joking aside . . . A 19-year-old former student has been accused of threatening to shoot up multiple schools and churches in Colorado Springs, Colorado, according to an affidavit from the 18th Judicial […]

Crime Reduction in Polk County, Florida

Say hello to 21-year-old Alex Michael Greene and, while you’re at it, go ahead and say good-bye, because Mr. Greene shuffled off this mortal coil yesterday in Polk County: Pandemonium took over on Winter Haven’s Havendale Boulevard at about 2 p.m. Monday when a suspect connected to last week’s mass shooting in Lakeland fled from […]

You Can’t Run From ‘Air One’

Just a few years ago, when he was a student at Father Lopez High School in Daytona Beach, Florida, Zachary Teytlebaum filled his Twitter feed with messages of determination to succeed as a football player, At 6-foot-3 and 255 pounds, Teytlebaum played defensive line for the “Green Wave” football team, but his hope of making […]

‘I Don’t Talk to the Police, Sir’

One of the difficulties of trying to get Americans to understand our nation’s crime problem is that most people don’t acknowledge the existence of the category “criminals.” That is to say, because of the way crime is portrayed in entertainment and news media, there seems to be a widespread belief that criminal behavior is more […]

Florida ‘Predator’ Charged With Murder After Girl Dies From Fentanyl Overdose

Robert Gullo, 25, had a modus operandi. Last year, he was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior in Hernando County, Florida, after police say he had sex with an underage girl he met using the Tinder dating app. He was released on bond pending trial, and meanwhile continued doing the same thing, using the Internet […]

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