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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 […]

Nika Holbert, the ‘Drug War’ and the Importance of Penalizing Stupidity

We have talked before about this case (“Nika Holbert and the BLM Myth”), but I must again address the death of Nika Holbert because one of the YouTube channels I watch regularly has featured it. John Correia’s Active Self Protection channel is both entertaining and educational. If you want to see real-life violent confrontations analyzed […]

Nika Holbert and the BLM Myth

Nika Holbert shot a Nashville police officer last week and was shot to death when the officer returned fire. Ordinarily, this would not be a very newsworthy incident — “Criminal Dies in Shootout” — but we are not living in ordinary times. The Black Lives Matter movement has created what can only be described as […]

‘Nobody’s Going to Shoot You,’ He Said, Five Minutes Before She Got Shot

“De-escalation” is the buzzword in law enforcement these days. Police are trained to reduce the risk of violence in confrontations by talking in a reassuring manner to the subjects of their investigations. There is also a lot of emphasis on “less lethal” weapons like tasers and beanbag guns as ways to avoid shooting suspects. In […]

YouTuber Wins Darwin Award

Timothy Wilks had a great idea for a YouTube prank — fake a robbery by charging at people with a giant knife. The result wasn’t funny: A man was shot and killed Friday night in Nashville, Tenn., after wielding a butcher knife for a robbery “prank” intended for YouTube, police said, according to reports. Officers […]

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