Saturday, July 31, 2021

You can't judge a book by, errr

William Bottoms Jr., 30, of Greenwell Springs, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the June 2017 shooting deaths of Dedrick Dewayne Williams, 23, and Mohamed Sead Hussain, 29. The paranoid Bottoms was on meth and without provocation shot the two men as they sat in the back seat of a car.
His two life terms run consecutively.
Bottoms' twin brother, Lawrence Bottoms, was fatally shot in Mississippi after he pulled a gun on sheriff's deputies. Lawrence Bottoms was convicted in 2017 of the stabbing death of a teenager with a screwdriver.

Giuliani threatens afterlife for prosecutors

“I committed no crime, and if you think I committed a crime, you’re probably really stupid, because you don’t know who I am." “I am more than willing to go to jail if they want to put me in jail. And if they do, they’re going to suffer the consequences in heaven. I’m not, I didn’t do anything wrong.”

Gain of Function Experiments - redux

The Chinese call questions "politicized misinformation." Did the COVID-19 pandemic start with a Chinese lab leak? Research referred to as “gain of function" is common at the Wuhan Institute of Virology and it was performed on pathogen bat viruses at a lab security level on par with a dentist's office. Adament Chinese denials that a leak occured are falling flat when investigations are not being allowed by the regime.
Experimenting with pathogens to force them to mutate to become more lethal or transmissible to humans is an ethical issue. Nobody can possibly say if the benefits outweigh the risks. Safety lapses involving avian flu, smallpox, and anthrax point out that leaks are not uncommon. In 2014 the U.S. put a moratorium on funding gain-of-function research involving influenza, MERS, and SARS. The moratorium was lifted in 2017.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has long been tied to the Chinese military. China’s unwillingness to release information has heightened suspicions that COVID-19 was engineered as a bio-weapon, and started a global pandemic with a leak from the Wuhan lab.
See ----->Secrecy over fired scientists from Canada's level 4 lab

Friday, July 30, 2021

The couple before Bonnie and Clyde

Richard and Margaret Whittemore ran a jewel robbery gang, and their crimes in 1925 and 1926 were front page news across the US. Before Bonnie and Clyde, the Whittemores established the image of the bad boy gangster and his moll. Richard Whittemore, "The Candy Kid," lured flapper Margaret, aka "Tiger Girl," into the high life of crime. Richard Whittemore was a career criminal who escaped from the Maryland state penitentiary on February 20, 1925, after killing a prison guard.
On October 29, 1925, six gunmen hijacked an armored truck en route to the U.S. Federal Reserve. Stopping the truck they killed the driver and the guard and then fled with $93,000 in cash. The robbery made headlines across the country. The gang was eventually caught. Whittemore was convicted on May 21, condemned to death on June 10, and hanged on August 13, 1926. Margaret Whittemore was arrested but never convicted for her roles in any of the crimes. She died at age 90 on April 13, 1993.

Narco banners announce truce

Feuding factions of the Gulf Cartel have announced they have reached a truce and want the northern border state of Tamaulipas to live in peace. The state has a 370 km border with Texas, making it a lucrative location for smuggling drugs and migrants. The Grupo Scorpion, Grupo Metros and Tampico Grupo Rojo factions made the announcement on narco-banners. The groups have been fighting each other over the past decade in a Coyote turf war. It has fueled high levels of violence in Tamaulipas.
Edgar Valladares, a high-ranking leader within the Gulf Cartel, and his bodyguard, Juan Miguel Lizardi, were found dead in Reynosa. They had been tortured and shot. Valladares ordered an indiscriminate killing in which 25 innocent bystanders including taxi drivers, construction workers, children and a nursing student were killed. Cops have arrested a dozen and killed 4 of the men responsible.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Search for Dutch Schultz lost Treasure

Dutch Schultz (Arthur Flegenheimer) was a New York gangster of the 1930s who made his fortune in bootlegging, loan sharking, the numbers racket, and murder. Schultz became a powerful figure with a reputation for ruthlessness. "Dutch Schultz was ugly; he had been drinking and suddenly he had his gun out. Schultz wore his pistol under his vest, tucked inside his pants, right against his belly. One jerk at his vest and he had it in his hand. All in the same quick motion he swung it up, stuck it in Jules Martin's mouth and pulled the trigger. It was as simple and undramatic as that—just one quick motion of the hand. Dutch Schultz did that murder just as casually as if he were picking his teeth.”
As Martin contorted on the floor, Schultz apologized to Davis for killing someone in front of him. When Davis read a newspaper story about Martin's murder, he found out that the body was found with a dozen stab wounds to the chest. When Davis asked, the boss dead-panned, "I cut his heart out."
Schultz is said to have buried $7m in cash, jewels, and gold in a safe in upstate New York.
The story of Dutch Schultz's lost Treasure has inspired a movie, books, documentaries, a PBS special, and many treasure hunters looking for loot in the Catskills. People still flock to Phoenicia, looking for lost treasure.
Schultz had ties to the area. He was involved in gambling in Saratoga Springs, and had an aunt who lived nearby. Schultz also hid out from the FBI and IRS just to the south in Saratoga County.
Cops recorded the gangster's rambling last words as he died of peritonitis caused by a rust-coated bullet.
  • Oh, mamma, mamma, please don't tear; don't rip...
  • Mother is the best bet and don't let Satan draw you too fast.
  • Who shot me? No one.
  • I will be checked and double-checked and please pull for me.
  • The sidewalk was in trouble and the bears were in trouble and I broke it up.
  • I can't come; express office was closed.
  • Please crack down on the Chinaman's friends and Hitler's commander.
  • These native children make this and sell you the joint.
  • You can play jacks, and girls do that with a soft ball and do tricks with it.
Bernard "Lulu" Rosenkrantz was Dutch Schultz's chauffeur and bodyguard. He was shot at the Palace Chophouse moments after Schultz was shot. He died two days later in hospital. He produced a map before dying. No loot has ever been found, so far.

Farm Bank - Cyber Ponzi Scam

Launched in 2016, Farm Bank was billed as a way for players to “win as they play, and have fun as they win.”
Farm Bank was a smart phone based pyramid scam that returned over $80m to the app’s founder, 26-year-old Mehmet Aydın. Farm Bank was a shameless pyramid scam.
In less than two years of running the scheme the company collected around $250m. Aydın made off with $80.5m, which he took with him to South America. There, reports captured his pechant for driving exotic cars and living in extreme luxury. On July 1, 2021, Aydın turned himself in to the Turkish consulate in São Paolo, Brazil.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Arsène Mompoint whacked - update III

Video shows the moment Arsène Mompoint was executed.
The Sûreté du Québec is looking for a man in connection with the murder of gang leader Arsène Mompoint, who was shot dead. SQ released a photo of a man who wore a black cap, gray hoodie and black pants. His face is covered with a gray bandana.
Mompoint, 47, was shot several times while in a cannabis dispensary, the Green Room, in Kanesatake. Mompoint was linked to the Reds street gang alliance and was the leader of a group that carried out hits for organized crime, especially the mafia.

Gary Gabriel is feared in Kanehsatake Mohawk territory, but respect is missing.
Gary Gabriel stands six feet four, with an extended rap sheet that counts a pair of armed assault convictions. The owner of the Green Room is in the spotlight. He was sitting beside Arsène Mompoint when a gunman planted 3 bullets in the back of his head. Gabriel’s operation often has Hells Angels sitting out front, and there have been a string of arsons at competing pot shops.
26 dispensaries now dot Route 344, and two more shops are set to open this summer. It seems more will be interfering in HA business at Kanehsatake.
Gary Gabriel is most famous recently for importing 7 times the amount of industrial waste he was allowed onto Mohawk territory. Gary Gabriel was first convicted of armed assault in 1988 and again in 1997. His rap sheet includes convictions for aggravated assault and uttering threats. He was also sentenced to 15 months in prison for his participation in a riot in 2004.
See ----->Attempted murder of Arsène Mompoint in Saint-Léonard
See ----->"Godfather" of Montreal gangs in troubled waters

250 pesos for shot at El Chapo hideout

The Mexican government is raffling off the site of one of Guzmán’s dramatic escapes from cops. El Chapo was naked and asleep with his mistress, Lucero Sanchez, when Mexican marines battered down the front door in 2014. The two ran to the bathroom, and plugged in a cord: causing hydraulics to lift up the bathtub. Concealed below was a web of secret tunnels leading to freedom.
The two-bedroom house in northwestern Mexico is among seven other houses, seven apartments, five lots, a ranch, and a 20-seat viewing box at the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City. They are prizes — confiscated assets from various criminals. Lottery tickets cost 250 pesos ($12.50). Winning tickets will be drawn on Sept. 15.

Baggaley brothers go away for a long time

Oz Olympic kayaker Nathan Baggaley and his younger brother have been jailed for more than 20 years each for trying to smuggle up to $200m worth of cocaine into Australia. Dru Baggaley, 39, and another man picked up 650kg of the drug from a foreign ship. They began throwing the haul overboard on their way back to the mainland when they spotted a Navy patrol boat.

The brothers had extensive criminal histories and both had served time in prison over serious drug-related offences.
Dru Baggaley had spent more than 11 of the past 14 years in jail. He was sentenced to 28 years in jail, with a non-parole period of 16 years, while Nathan Baggaley was handed a 25-year sentence and will be eligible for parole after serving 12 years.

Monday, July 26, 2021

Wuhan Horseshoe Bats linked to COVID

In 2010 American virologist Ralph Baric approached Zhengli Shi. Baric is an expert in coronaviruses and Shi, at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, had been finding them in bat caves.

Chinese work was carried out at biosafety level 2 (BSL-2), a far lower tier than Baric’s BSL-3+.
Baric developed a way to bring a virus to life from its genetic code, and he could mix and match parts of multiple viruses. He wanted to take the “spike” gene and move it into a genetic copy of the SARS virus. The spike molecule lets a coronavirus open a cell and get inside. The resulting chimera would attach to human cells. The chimera (a chimera genome contains genetic material from two strains of virus.) exhibited “robust replication” in humans.

If it had been transmitted like SARS-CoV-2, “we would have had a pandemic with a 10% mortality rate,” Baric said.
Chinese work created enhanced SARS-like viruses, whose risk to humans was unknown. In 2002–03 SARS broke out in China, infecting 8,000. That disease didn’t spread from one person to another until after severe symptoms began to appear, making it easier to corral. 774 people died.

Zhengli Shi the 'Bat Lady'
People should not be looking at bat viruses in BSL-2 labs. Zhengli Shi said she followed Chinese rules. Since the pandemic began, Baric said little about the origins of the virus. In May 2020 he said “speculation about accidental laboratory escape will likely persist, given the large collections of bat virome samples stored in labs in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the facility’s proximity to the early outbreak, and the operating procedures at the facility.”
SARS-CoV-2's closest known relative at 96% is RATG13, which came from a horseshoe bat.
Ebola cannot spread except through body fluids. If Chinese gain of function experiments change that the world is a far more dangerous place.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

HA versus Rebels

Five men were treated in hospital for stab wounds in Cranbrook, B.C., after a fight broke out between two rival OMGs from Alberta. The two groups were the Hells Angels and the Rebels.
The Rebels MC was founded in 1968 and is centered in Red Deer.

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Cornelius Price keeping cool

Irish gangster Cornelius Price is staying cool ahead of his UK trial for conspiracy to kidnap which could see him locked up 12 years. The gangster, whose associates have been caught up in the Drogheda feud and linked to half a dozen murders, is currently free on bail.
See ----->‘Judas handshake’ of Cornelius Price

Trio of HA charged in gang beatdown

Three HA are charged with assault causing bodily harm and breaking and entering after a brutal May 1 home invasion in Langley.
Daniel Patrick MacIver, Derek Robert Nishi, and Antonio Scorda are charged after a 'door kick' in which a man was severely beaten. All three are full-patch, with Nishi and Scorda with the White Rock chapter and MacIvor a member of the Vancouver chapter.
Nishi is vice-president of the White Rock chapter.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Miss BumBum 2018 Flavia Tamayo pulls 8 years

Flavia Tamayo has been jailed for eight years. She was found guilty of dealing drugs and prostitution.
Tamayo, once featured on the cover of Playboy Portugal, was arrested for leading a group of women who provided cocaine, hashish and sex to johns who would pay between $100-$200.
Cops in Brazil said Tamayo was known as the “Powder Queen” and the “Powder Panther.”
When busted by cops, she screamed and took her clothes off. Playboy Portugal billed her a “true Brazilian beauty."

After winning Miss BumBum Brazil in 2018, she was accused of ass augmentation. She said her bum was natural.