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Nashville Shooting: Expert on Violence Agrees That Crazy People Are Dangerous

OK, so forensic psychologist Dr. Helen Smith did not say those exact words during her appearance today on Fox News, but we can read between the lines as she discusses Audrey Hale’s murder spree: “When I did studies in the late ’90s on girls who kill or girls who are violent, I found that girls […]

Nashville Shooter Left ‘Manifesto,’ Was ‘High-Functioning’ Autistic

In an afternoon press conference, police confirmed that Audrey Hale — the transgender shooter who killed three 9-year-old kids and three adult staffers at a Christian school in Nashville before being shot by cops — left behind a “manifesto” that we may expect will explain her motives. Meanwhile, the Daily Beast interviewed several people who […]

BREAKING NEWS: Nashville School Shooter Is Probably Not a Trump Voter

While I always strive to avoid speculation in situations like this, the (allegedly) transgender person known as Audrey (or “Aiden”) Hale does not seem to fit the MAGA profile. It is not yet known if Hale’s motive was political, or if she/“he” was just crazy. Therefore I must withhold judgment on whether this shooting — […]

The Diversity of ‘White Supremacy’

When I first heard that there was a controversy about a black man being beaten to death by police in Memphis, I certainly did not expect to discover all the cops were black: Five Memphis police officers have been charged with second-degree murder, among other charges, in connection with the death of Tyre Nichols, who […]

Suspect In Memphis Woman’s Murder Began His Criminal Career at Age 11

Well, his first arrest was at age 11, although he might have been perpetrating felonies ever since he learned to walk: The Tennessee man charged in the abduction and murder of a woman who vanished Friday as she was jogging in Memphis has a lengthy juvenile criminal record that dates to 1995, when he was […]

Memphis Police Charge Suspect With Kidnapping Billionaire Heiress

In 2001, when Cleotha “Pookie” Abston was just a teenager, he already had “a long juvenile record of theft and aggravated assault” before he was sentenced to 20 years in prison for kidnapping a man at gunpoint. Now, he’s been charged in what seems to be an even more serious crime: A 38-year-old man who […]

Serial Inseminator Update

Surely our readers have not forgotten Desmond Hatchett, In 2012, the prolific Knoxville baby-daddy achieved national notoriety: Desmond Hatchett is pleading with the state of Tennessee to help him pay for child support. With 30 kids, who could afford to pay child support? Yes, 30 children by 11 different “baby mamas.” Desmond explained how it […]

Serial Inseminator Arrested in Knoxville

Perhaps you have forgotten the name Desmond Hatchett, who was the subject of a manhunt in Tennessee. Let me refresh your memory: Tennessee made headlines as the Deadbeat Dad Capital of the World a few years ago. The story started in May 2012 with Desmond Hatchett, 33, of Knoxville, who had reportedly sired 30 offspring […]

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