Milwaukee Man Plows Vehicle Through Christmas Parade; Kills Five People

Darrell Brooks Jr.

Darrell Brooks Jr. is the man suspected of being the driver who viciously plowed through a crowded Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin killing 5 people and injuring at least 40.

Brooks has been charged three times in less than two years with recklessly endangering the safety of others, most recently in an incident in which he is accused of running a woman over with his vehicle in Milwaukee.

As of now there is no motive given for his horrific actions, though some reports say he was fleeing the scene of another crime.

Brooks faces at least five counts of first-degree intentional homicide as well as additional charges. The penalty for first-degree intentional homicide is a mandatory life prison sentence.

New Prison Photo Surfaces of BMF Kingpin Big Meech

(L) Demetrius “Big Meech” Flenory 2021

Costly Phone Rates Prevent Incarcerated From Staying Connected to the Outside World

Phones are the only way for prisoners to contact the outside world but many factors, including high rates and limited accessibility, have made it more difficult to make a call.

For some prisoners the inability to connect with loved ones has negatively affected their mental health and safe reintroduction into society.

The Criminalization Punishment and Education Project (CPEP), a prison rights advocacy group, highlights the many struggles imprisoned people face when making a phone call including high rates, privacy concerns and limited access to phones.

Telmate, an American phone service provider, provides phone services for prisons.

Piché noted that some issues under the previous provider Bell, service such as only being able to call landlines or high collect calling charges being sent to recipients have been resolved with the transition to Telmate.

However, many problems remain including being unable to leave messages and poor service quality. Concerns about privacy have also raised when it was made known that Telmate records and stores phone calls.

High costs associated with making phone calls are enough to discourage some incarcerated people from using the phones.

Incarcerated people can put money, which can take up to two weeks to be processed and added, on a prison card and make prepaid calls at a flat rate of $0.64 a minute for local calls and $1.55 for long distance.

If the prepaid cards are depleted, local collect calls are $0.70 plus tax for the recipient, and long distance collect calls are $0.08 a minute.

“When you’re in custody, you need to rely on some sort of outside support to make sure that you have a job, don’t lose your house and you’re able to have someone access and take care of finances for you,” said criminal lawyer Michael Spratt.

Read the rest of this article on Carleton University School of Journalism and Communication.

Cat Dispute Between Florida Neighbors Leaves One Man Dead

This sounds like a episode from the show “Fear Thy Neighbor”.

In the show, it depicts real life stories of how neighbors who usually start off friendly become bitter adversaries over minor disputes which end up escalating to extreme violence — sometimes fatalities.

This is so ridiculous. Imagine losing your entire life about a cat. Also imagine doing about 20 to life about a cat.

I know neighboring can be extremely annoying & difficult sometimes. I wonder if there were previous issues leading up to this.

Clifford Anthony Bliss Jr Mugshot

Thoughts?

17 Year Old Texas Teen Charged With School Threats & Beastiality For Having Sex With Dogs

McLennan County mugshot

SUPER WEIRD. Those eyes tell a strange tale. This guy looks completely bugged out.

I feel so sad for that poor dog. Get that dog some counseling!


The Daily Beast — 17 year old Daniel Dakota Weber was arrested in Sept. for allegedly vowing to launch an attack on his high school where he is a senior. The cops got a warrant to search his phone, and found it “contained several videos showing a medium-size, mixed-breed dog having sex with Weber” in a motel room, according to his arrest warrant.

Weber reportedly told the cops he made the threat on Instagram because he wanted school to be canceled for the day.

His bond was raised from $15,000 to $20,000 for the bestiality charge.

In Texas, bestiality is punishable by up to two years in state prison.