Walmart, Male Employee Sexually Harasses, Threatens Female Customer


Walmart – Low Prices, Low Wages, No Morals – Ever

By: Cristal M Clark

Walmart is not unique in terms of the merchandise it offers, what makes the retail giant unique are both the customer experience and the employee experience, and those employees seem to be able to turn a simple shopping trip into a blood filled nightmare.


Walmart by far takes the top spot with terrible customer and employee reviews, hands down. When an organization makes the lives of its employees miserable and/or they hire and retain some of the worst, most unhappy, hateful, lazy, and dangerous individuals that they can find, it tends to make for a bad customer experience.


It’s like a marriage that should have never, ever happened, both parties are miserable but can’t seem to file for a divorce.

Walmart by the way has never gone out of its way to address many of the millions of complaints from both it’s customers and it’s employees. Ever.


It’s Walmarts way of letting everyone know that they have deep enough pockets that we can all go kindly fuck ourselves because they don’t care.

Walmart’s Start: a man by the name of Sam Walton who built on an unshakeable foundation: the lowest prices anytime, anywhere. Also to employ the lowest form of employee, the type that they could take advantage of, exploit and abuse. On July 2, 1962, Sam Walton opens the first store in Rogers, Arkansas. The Walton family owns 24 stores, ringing up $12.7 million in sales.

Yesterday, I am sitting in my office working away on something when one of my closest friends who is like a sister to me  stops over and tells me what happened to her daughter the day before at a Walmart here in Colorado.


According to her daughter who happens to be one the most kind individuals I have ever met in my life, she had stopped into Walmart to pick up some odds and ends while at lunch, as she was looking at some gloves a male employee creepily engages in contact with her. She sent a text which detailed the odd encounter; “Just had the most awkward and creepy encounter at walmart. I was grabbing some cheap gloves and this old man worker came over to me and was like ‘are you trying to say that it’s cold out?’ and then basically kept talking to me for like 10 minutes about the weather and how he was a survival guide back in the day and how girls don’t know how to dress for warmth, that our clothes are just to look pretty and blah, blah. Eventually, I was like well I’ve got some more stuff to grab and need to get back to work. And I said see you around and no joke he responded with ‘you’ll see me in your nightmares’ and he was akwardly liking his lips the whole time. I have no words, why the fuck would you say that??? I’m never going back to walmart he’s definitely a serial killer.”

I was shocked and said something like “should we go over to the store and have a conversation with this man?”

Another situation where male employee’s view women as pretty little things, we are so helpless and can’t fucking possibly figure out how to dress for the weather, only this one just upped the ante and outright basically threatened to kidnap, rape and possibly murder a woman? Who thinks this type of behavior is okay?


I’m not sure if anyone bothered to watch the State of the Union on Tuesday, if you did, you might have noticed the sea of women, in white. Women are taking back our power, and I make absolutely no apologies when I hear of a man in the workplace mistreating women in any capacity, whether it is a coworker or be it a customer, I will publicize it because organizations who employ men like this need to be held accountable for allowing such vulgar behavior, it would not be happening if hadn’t of been ignored by the organization long before I write about it.

This is not only unacceptable, for most it is scary to hear that from a store employee who could, make up a reason to keep you at the store, such as inform security he thinks you are shoplifting, have you held in a locked office waiting for police, obtain your ID and get your address, follow you to your motorized transport and kill you in the very parking lot of the store.

And yes, my initial thought was to head to the store, find the man who threatened my friends daughter and confront him. I am not having that behavior at all. My friend called the store and spoke to a manager by the name of Stephanie who didn’t really seem to care, she said she’d talk to the man.

Well Stephanie, I don’t like your lackadaisical attitude about the situation so here we are. This is serious because that male employee made a veiled threat to a female customer. It was not simply a joke in poor taste.  

I did reach out to Walmart’s corporate office for an official response, they have not yet responded, I will update this should they respond but it’s my guess that they do in fact condone the ill advised behavior.


To be brutally honest, do you think the retail Giant Target would allow for this to happen? Not at all, at Target the employee would have been fired on the spot.

It’s a sad day when women have to think about our own safety when simply shopping at our local WalMart because the threat, it’s not waiting for us outside, it’s from the male employees that are on the inside.

Thanks Walmart!

Cristal M Clark

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Murdered, skinned and cooked


Women who kill

It’s hard to imagine anyone skinning and then cooking parts of another human being, it is even more difficult to imagine a woman doing just that.

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Meet Katherine Knight born in 1955 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, who just so happened to kill and then proceed to cook parts of the man she professed to have loved.

Katherine had a history with domestic violence and she was the aggressor. Judging from her past however, it is not difficult to see how she became someone who could be capable for such a brutal crime.

Katherine’s mother was an adulterous woman, who had an affair with her husband’s co-worker, the affair at the time caused such a scandal that her mother and her lover were forced to move away.

Katherine’s father was known to be abusive and a drunk and he would rape Katherine’s mother. While Katherine’s mother would overshare with her young daughters. She would give them intimate details about sex with Ken, and tell the girls how much she hated men.

As you can imagine, Katherine was not getting a good impression of men during her younger years due to her mother. But to make matters worse for Katherine, she claims that she was sexually assaulted by several members of her family and that is quite possible given her inability to handle certain situations.

It also seems that Katherine’s relationship with her mother was not your typical loving, mother/daughter relationship. Katherine would go on to seek love but the relationships she ended up in never quite lived up to her idea’s of what love had to be.

Katherine dropped out of school at age 15 despite having been described as a good student. She eventually went on to what she described as her dream job, she became a butcher.

Katherine was the dom in her first marriage to one Mr. David Stanford Kellett. She was controlling, abusive and he did as he was told. She was also the tough guy in the relationship, if her husband got into any type of altercation it was Katherine who did the ass kicking so as to defend her husband.

Katherine’s mother offered David the following motherly advice with regards to her daughter; “You better watch this one or she’ll fucking kill you. Stir her up the wrong way or do the wrong thing and you’re fucked, don’t ever think of playing up on her, she’ll fuckin’ kill you.”

The marriage to David did not start off well, Katherine tried to strangle David the night of the their wedding because fell asleep instead of have sex with her. Keep in mind they did in fact already have sex that night…3 times so the guy did need a rest.

Katherine by all accounts completely lost her mind after the birth of her first child, she pushed the baby on train tracks, grabbed an axe and did threaten to kill several people. A few days after that she slashed the face of a woman, took a young boy hostage and was eventually disarmed by police.

Katherine had a little hospital stay for all of that.

After being released she eventually left her husband after having another child. She would later meet David Saunders, where they had a volatile relationship, in fact in 1987 Katherine slashed the throat of David’s dog as an example of what would happen to him if he ever screwed around on her. She then promptly knocked him out with a frying pan.

She had another daughter later, David was the father. Eventually she stabbed David in the stomach. She did not kill him but it would seem that did kill that relationship.

By 1990 she was in a relationship with John Chillingworth, the couple had a son but Katherine left John Chillingworth for John Price.

Poor John Price had not idea what he had gotten himself into. They had a spat it seems over his refusal to marry Katherine so to get him back for that, she videotaped property that John had stolen from his job and sent the tape to John’s boss.

John was promptly fired so he kicked her out. But, he decided to rekindle the relationship months later.

A decision that would prove fatal, in 2000 the violent relationship again ended after Katherine lost it and stabbed John in the chest. He again ended the relationship with her and that did not go over very well with Katherine.

Katherine stabbed John 37 times with a butcher’s knife, she skinned him and then hung his hide from a meat hook in their lounge.

She then decapitated him and put his head in a pot on the stove, baked flesh from his buttocks and cooked vegetables and gravy as side dishes.

She was going to serve him to his children.

Katherine was the first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

Clearly Katherine had a few issues, most of which can be traced right back to her childhood.

Children are impressionable and individuals like Katherine are not simply born that way but rather, they are shaped and made into what they will eventually become.

Cristal M Clark

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Cannibalistic teen found eating dead man’s face had issues with mental illness


According to his behavior and to the journal that he kept

19 year old Austin Harrouff, the young man who murdered a couple then proceeded to eat part of the murdered man’s face actually wrote in his journal about having issues with anxiety.

According to his family, he often spoke to himself, believed that he had some sort of special powers, had been sent to save people and according to the FBI toxicology report, he had no detectable hallucinogens in his system at the time of the murders.

He has plead not guilty, which is to be expected.

While his case may be incredibly disturbing, what I find even more disturbing is the fact that his family appears to have known something was deeply wrong with this young man prior to his crime.

Leading up to the crime, his family described his odd behavior for investigators. Some of the behavior included telling his mother that he had special powers, was attempting to drink cooking oil, stated that he had become immortal, had the power to unlock doors and claimed to be half human/half animal.  

He uploaded a YouTube video prior to the murders where he describes his mental agony, stating that he had both “psycho side and a normal side. I’ve lost my mind, help me find it.”

The 19th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office released hundreds of documents in the case on Wednesday, many of the documents were Austin’s writings, where he further describes his mental anguish.

“Do you know what it feels like to be so afraid to speak? Becoming a bully ‘cause all the bullies bullied me, fuck man, I just wanted to be accepted. The anxiety I feel inside feels like I internally bleed.”

Clearly, leading up to the crime he was suffering a great deal from a mental illness and cannibalism has long been considered a form of schizophrenia, which can cause hallucinations and delusions when the reasons for it are other than survival or ritual.


Austin’s case truly brings into question holding someone accountable who is mentally insane during the commission of his/her crime.

We must carefully consider if he is found competent to stand trial is he truly competent?

Individuals who suffer from mental illnesses such as schizophrenia have moments of clarity that can last days, weeks, months and even years and at the same time have no recollection of a crime they might have committed.

That said, prison would not be a solution for Austin, however I agree that he could not be living on his own in his condition currently and for the foreseeable future.

I do believe however, that his parents should face some form of punishment for the simple fact that they knew something was wrong with this young man and did absolutely nothing to help him.

They above anyone else, could have started a chain of events that would have prevented the deaths of John Stevens and Michelle Mischon.

One phone call could have prevented this tragedy and Austin’s parents neglected to make that call.

Austin’s parents are not the victims but rather the enablers because he lived in the home, they carried a responsibility to him as well to the community.

They neglected that responsibility and their own son.

Cristal M Clark

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8 year old girl found tortured and murdered




8 year old Nurin Jazlin’s body was found by a shop owner, naked, stuffed into a gym bag in the fetal position. She had been dead for over 6 hours before she was found.

A cucumber and brinjal (eggplant) were found stuffed inside of her which caused her rectum to rupture. A bacterial infection contributed to her death but ultimately her small body just could not take any more.

Nurin had gone to a wet market near her house in Section 1, Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur to buy a hair clip on the night of August 20,  2007. A wet market is a market that sells fresh meat and produce.

Nurin’s badly tortured body was found 26 days after she went missing.

Nurin’s parents did not initially identify the body of their daughter because of the changes the torture and death had caused to her physical appearance. Because her parents did not initially identify her the authorities thought that the child might have been a foreigner because she did not appear to have a scar that all children in Malaysia typically have. The scar would have been caused by the country’s mandatory vaccine to ward off tuberculosis.

That left Nurin’s parent’s to hope that their daughter was still alive however, after a DNA test was given the results confirmed that the dead child was in in fact Nurin Jazlin.

Back in 2007, the murder of Nurin was considered one of the most horrific murders in Malaysian history because the child had endured cruel and horrific acts of sexual torture. This killer wasn’t turned on so much by the the fact that Nurin was a child, it had more to do with the fact that she was helpless, she was unable to stop the torture.

The killer derived great pleasure through Nurin’s pain, if she cried or screamed, struggled, it gave this killer the pleasure he sought until she died.

On September 28th of that year federal agents descended upon a shop which they subsequently raided in Section 7, Shah Alam. They ended up arresting 4 men and 1 woman in connection with Nurin’s murder.

The woman was released immediately after questioning, but the men remained in police custody for a total of 7 days. They were eventually released because the police never had anything they could use to tie them to Nurin’s murder.

The police thought they had a break in the case on October 2nd after having arrested an Indonesian woman at a market in Nilai, Negeri Sembilan because when they confronted her she tried to swallow a SIM card she had with her. But the woman was set free and whatever was on the SIM card was lost.

The police had CCTV footage of the area where the gym bag with Nurin’s body had been found. They sent the footage to the FBI to enhance it and try to identify a suspect. They saw footage of a motorcyclist on September 16th around 1pm carrying a gym bag, presumably the same bag Nurin was found in. The rider left the bag in the exact same shop lot Nurin was found in.

What was odd however, is that investigators also saw footage from an hour later which showed a woman who seemed to be loitering around the the same lot, she was picked up by 3 men.

The enhanced footage still failed to reveal the face of the rider and his license plates.

The case has never been solved. During the 26 days she was missing, Nurin suffered insurmountable acts of sexual torture.

This is one of the most disturbing types of killers because you could be friends with an individual like this. They are charming, nice, they can hold down a job, they might be very attractive, they are intelligent. The point is, someone like this has desires so dark, they don’t normally share them with others, not even the slightest hint of those dark desires. So you would never know it.

But perhaps even more disturbing than merely being friends with an individual such as the the one who tortured and killed little Nurin is that, there is a market for this type of sexual torture against a child. A market that is also quite lucrative.

Children are taken and sought out for acts of sexual torture and some of those acts are so horrendous that the child dies which makes the video worth even more. Some in this world like that, they get off on it and so the market is a lucrative one.

More than likely, Nurin was abducted by an individual who was part of a bigger group. A group that makes video’s of children being sexually abused and tortured. Somewhere, there is a video of this little girl’s abuse and subsequent death.

It’s no wonder that investigators did not solve this case. Cases like this are at best difficult to crack, particularly if her abductor is part of a larger group.

What we do know is that this child endured some pretty severe sexual torture and someone recorded video of her torture and death.

Cristal M Clark

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French filmmaker found murdered in Ireland

Sophie Toscan du Plantier, murdered on the night of  December 23, 1996  near Toormore, Schull, County Cork, Ireland, beaten to death outside of her holiday home.

Sophie was a French film producer and the wife of fellow film producer Daniel Toscan du Plantier.

The number one and prime suspect in the case was and has always been one Ian Bailey, arrested twice for her murder but has yet to be convicted of actually murdering Sophie. Her case brought about a highly sought after extradition by the French police to extradite and question Mr. Ian Bailey.

A French magistrate issued a European Arrest Warrant for Ian in February of 2010, which of course Ian filed an appeal to. In March of 2012 an Irish court upheld the appeal stating the French actually had no intention of actually charging Ian. The Irish court also felt that the European Arrest Warrant prohibited surrendering Ian to France because the alleged offence occurred outside French territory.

Ian later filed civil actions against the Irish police which he subsequently lost.

Regardless of so much media attention being paid to Ian as the prime suspect, he alas was not the only suspect in the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.

On 1/11/97 Marie Farrell, who with her husband owns a craft and ice cream shop west of Cork Village telephoned the Brandon Garda Station using a public phone box in Cork city to tell them that she saw a man by Kealfadda Bridge around 3am the night Sophie was murdered.

The intriguing thing about the call was that Marie did not use her real name. When she made the call she used the alias Fiona.

On 1/20/97 Chief Noel Smith of the West Cork Division issued a public appeal on Crimeline asking “Fiona” to contact them regarding her telephone call.

In return for that public appeal, Marie Farrell called the Brandon Garda Station again on 1/21/97, still using the alias “Fiona,” using a public phone box located in Leap which is west of Cork.

Then on 1/24/97, Marie Farrell made yet a third phone call still using the alias “Fiona” to tell gardia that she will not call into the Brandon Garda station to meet with investigators like they had requested.

But her mistake this time? She failed to make the call from a public phone box. She made it from her home which police traced in kind.

By all accounts Marie Farrell seems to be one of those individuals that relishes in gaining attention, she likes it, thrives on it and somehow manages to interject herself into situations having nothing to do with her all for the sole purpose of being sought after in some way.

She later accused a  Garda Sergeant Maurice Walsh exposed himself to her in the ladies toilets of Schull golf club while asking wasn’t fitting up Mr Bailey a turn on was made for the purpose of discrediting Sergeant Walsh.

She exhibits some mental instabilities, disturbing yes but, not entirely illegal, yet just enough to mislead police at times. It is not her direct intent to screw up or with an investigation. Her motives are deeply tied to her mental instabilities and are purely for personal gain.  

It was not until 2/4/1997 that investigators received a real, solid lead in the case, on that day Malachi Reid told investigators that he had previously gotten a ride home from Ian Bailey. During the ride together, Ian confessed that he had murdered Sophie telling Malachi that he “went up there with a rock and bashed her fucking brains out.”

2/10/97 Ian Bailey is arrested at his home on suspicions that he murdered Sophie Toscan du Plantier, he is held and questioned, but was later released without being charged with anything.

Ian was freelance journalist who happened to mysteriously end up being one of the first individuals on the scene of her murder. He says to report on it, others say differently.

True, often times a killer will in fact revisit his victim, after the crime just to observe for his own selfish satisfaction.

Who was Sophie and why would anyone want her dead?

It later came to surface that Sophie led what some call a complex and secret life, for no one really knew her. She had also taken a lover which many believe her husband in fact knew about.

A French Artist by the name of Bruno Carbonnet had been her lover for well over a year. He describes her as both tough and fragile, an enigmatic and sophisticated woman with a “complicated” private life.

As you can imagine the “complicated” part of her life gave investigators more to digest in terms of who murdered her. Her lover was on the list of what some say is at least 10 suspects.

To further muddy the waters and cast doubt on investigators here, sometime around October 2010  former state prosecutor, Eamon Barnes claimed a garda tried to put pressure on his office in 1998 to bring a charge against Bailey.  

In all, the document that Eamon released in 2011 indicated that even drugs were offered to witnesses in an effort to implicate Ian as the murderer. It would seem that investigators decided to look at evidence that would only lead them back to Ian, that includes making up evidence had they not found any actual evidence that would point to Ian as the murderer.

Ian was on of the first on the scene because he lived nearby Sophie’s home in Cork.

What is known is that Sophie was beaten to death with a block outside of her home after having run from her killer. What is not clear is whether or not she knew her killer and willingly let him into her home for some time and at some point tried to flee him and was caught in the very spot her body was found in.

An actual time of death had never been established because her body was not examined by the state pathologist until the day after it had been discovered.

Some of her fingers had been broken, she had lacerations all over her arms, strips of her torn pj’s were found on barbed wire, and her face had been smashed in. Interestingly, hair and skin found beneath her nails only proved to be her own.

Blood that was found on the doorstep was never identified.

Sometimes appearances are grand in nature, what it appears to be, it is not.

Several  months after the murder, a bottle of wine was found in bushes near a sidewalk close to Sophie’s home. It was a rather expensive bottle of French wine which was unopened. According to one detective, it would have cost £60 or £70 at the time and had been in those bushes for quite some time. None of the local off-licences stocked it but it was for sale in airport duty-free shops.

One source close to the investigation said that, at the time, alcohol was often stolen from the drinks cabinets of empty holiday homes so someone could have broken into her home the night she was murdered or prior to that, maybe headed back to her home for more loot?

The smashing in of her face however is very violent. It says a lot about the killer and what he was either running from or trying to hide.

Ian for instance and forgive me for being rather blunt, Ian lacks the sophistication to commit such a crime. He is sloven in appearance which means that while he is strong enough to smash a woman’s face in, he isn’t quite up to par with having had to run after someone, then in turn fight them off as he attacked them. He is careless and clumsy, more buffoonish if you will. He would have undoubtedly left evidence of some kind behind that would have more directly tied him to the murder.

I lean towards Sophie not knowing her killer. She had no idea who it was, I also doubt that her killer went to her home for the sole purpose of killing her. I suspect that it was a robbery gone wrong.

The robber had been breaking into homes for quite some time and knew how not to leave evidence, cover his tracks if you will.  

Killers show up with props, this guy used a block that was at the property prior to him. He never intentionally planned to murder anyone that night. She caught him and both of them panicked, she ran and he gave chase.

Rather than knock her out, as more of an afterthought to the crime, he murdered her thus leaving no witness to describe him to authorities. Something many career criminals fear very much. Being known to a witness is just as good as being known to law enforcement so in an effort to both deter detection and prosecution they will just kill a witness who in turn becomes the victim of circumstance.

What more than likely happened to Sophie was that she happened upon the crime of someone robbing her, she fled, was caught by the robber who then turned brutal killer so that he would not be caught. She did not know her killer as the evidence clearly shows. The evidence also shows quite clearly, that the suspect knows how to cover his tracks, his intention all along was not to get caught.

Too much time was wasted on Ian

Malachi gave a statement that implicated Ian in the murder of Sophie. While Milachi’s statement may not be a lie, Ian still did not murder Sophie. I myself have been known to bait someone when seeking information. It could very well be that Ian in fact baited Malachi in an attempt to gain information about the crime or something else he had been working on. And that also, does not make Ian any more the killer than the neighbor who found Sophie’s body that morning.

Whatever the case, the killer is still unknown to investigators because so much time had been wasted on Ian as the killer.

It is a fact that this killer did time at some point for burglary or robbery. He is good at not getting caught because of that, so his time in prison was not kind to him or he simply has too much to lose if he goes back to prison.

That is the very reason for Sophie’s murder. The question is, can investigators go back and solve it with the little evidence they have that doesn’t point to Ian?

Cristal M Clark


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Assassination in Dubai

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Sometimes a necessary evil


محمود المبحوح‎‎, Maḥmūd al-Mabḥūḥ found murdered in a Dubai hotel room.

Understanding why is easy, figuring out who? Well that’s the difficult part.

Murdered 1/19/2010, in Al Bustan Rotana airport hotel in Dubai. Upon staff opening the door of room 230 they found the body of a man on the bed.

According to the death certificate, the cause of death was “brain hemorrhage.”

Mabhouh was drugged, electrocuted and then suffocated. Lt. Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim of the Dubai Police Force said the suspects tracked Al-Mabhouh to Dubai from Damascus, Syria.

The suspects? Well in all they had between 26 – 30 suspects. 26 of those delightful individuals also managed to make it to Interpol’s most wanted list. The Dubai police found that 12 of the suspects used British passports, along with 6 Irish, 4 French, 1 German, and 3 Australian passports.

Interpol and the Dubai police believed that the suspects stole the identities of real people, mostly Israeli dual citizens.

The only arrest made has been that of Uri Brodsky who was apprehended in Poland and extradited to Germany for allegedly procuring a fraudulent German passport. It’s unknown if Uri Brodsky is his real name, what is clear is that during the investigation, authorities started to see a picture that just might implicate multiple nations of conspiring to kill Mabhuh.

Dozens of suspects were interviewed however…


It is believed that Mabḥuh was responsible for the kidnapping and murder of two Israeli soldiers in 1989, was considered to be the chief weapons negotiator for Hamas, the Palestinian organization’s main contact to Tehran and responsible for the logistics behind rocket attacks on Israel coming from the Gaza Strip.

In other words, he wasn’t exactly the most well liked guy walking the face of the earth and he had a lot of enemies as a result.  

Dubai’s police chief had at one time said that he is at least “99% certain” that the assassination was the work of Israel’s Mossad and that is sure that all of the suspects are hiding in Israel. He later recanted that, or at the very least had second thoughts on the subject.

Hamas leaders also think that Israel is responsible but Hamas didn’t exactly have the best reputation as far as the EU and US go. Given the allies and enemies of both Hamas and Israel one can understand why many suspect that either multiple nations were involved with the actual assassination if not the planning and subsequent hiding in suspects that seemed to just disappear.

Earlier attempted assassination

According to GQ magazine, in 2009 this elite team of killers tried and failed to kill Maḥmūd al-Mabḥūh by poisoning him. It is not clear if they snuck into his hotel room and placed it in or on something that he touched or if it was placed directly into his food or drink, all that is known is that he became very ill for a time.

The story goes that in an article written by Ronen Bergman, an Israeli investigative journalist pretty much says outright that Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency was behind the attack. The agency’s code name for al-Mabhouh was Plasma Screen.

It was well known at the time that Israeli spies had been monitoring Mabhouh’s e-mail and online activities via…a Trojan horse that had been planted on his computer. They knew he planned to go to Dubai from that.

They did not know exactly what hotel he’d be saying at, but in Dubai you can find someone relatively easily and it was even easier when surveillance teams were deployed to figure out which hotel Mabhouh would be staying at.

Mabhouh,  was reportedly in Dubai to arrange shipments of weapons to Hamas and the team just so happened to reprogram the electronic lock on his hotel room door while he was out for a four-hour meeting.

They reprogrammed it so that the hit men could enter the room with an unregistered electronic key while at the same time not disabling it for Mabhouh’s key.

Hotel records did show that about an hour before the hit, someone in fact was tampering with the lock.

According to Bergman, who disputes the police report, the assassins entered his room and waited for him to return, at which point he was injected with a poison that causes muscular paralysis, once the muscles needed for breathing cease it will cause death. They managed to leave the room with no sign of a struggle.

The hit team made a rather large number of miscalculations and mistakes however on their way out of the town. The most glaring of which is that they failed to recognize the fact that the Dubai police force has a success rate of about 100% in terms of closing cases, with 100% accuracy.

What can I say, they are pretty good.

Other mistakes include but are not limited to:

~Operatives used the bathroom facility at the same hotel then put on some pretty piss poor disguises.

~They were caught on surveillance tape entering and leaving the bathrooms.

~Other operatives hung out in Mabhouh’s hotel lobby for hours wearing tennis gear but showed no sign of interest in heading to the courts to actually play tennis.

~The Dubai police were actually able to piece together hours and hours of footage and piece together the movements of the team…over several months of movements throughout Dubai.

Bergman wrote: “The laughable attempts of the Mossad operatives to disguise their appearance made for good television coverage, but the more fundamental errors committed by the team had less to do with cloak-and-dagger disguises than with a kind of arrogance that seems to have pervaded the planning and execution of the mission.”

October 11, 2010 the National of Abu Dhabi published an interview with Dubai’s police chef, LT. Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim where he claimed that the a “western” country had arrested a top suspect in the killing around two months prior. He went on to say that the ambassador of that western country did not want to name the country or the suspect.

On 28 December 2010, secret cables leaked by Wikileaks showed that Dubai considered keeping the assassination secret, and asked the United States to help track down information on credit card numbers suspected of having been used by the assassins. The United States did not cooperate with the investigation.

Most countries will outwardly tell you that they do not sanction or condone such assassinations yet inwardly, they know that sometimes they are a necessary evil.

As for the assassination of Maḥmūd al-Mabḥūḥ, well it’s never quite officially been solved and it is unlikely that it ever will be with so many who have chosen to look the other way.

Cristal M Clark


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Gunshots ring out in Chicago

A torn and tattered city

Chicago has outpaced last years numbers so far. From 1/1/2016 Chicago has had as of today a total of 1,898 shooting, in all of 2015 Chicago had 2,988 shootings according to the Chicago Tribune. 

This year, we already crossed the halfway point.

Yesterday The Chicago Tribune reported that this past weekend’s shootings left at least 50 wounded and 8 dead.

Father’s Day left 12 dead with a grand total of 54 shootings

Memorial day weekend 69 shootings, 8 dead

Mother’s Day yielded 49 shootings, with a reported 9 dead

Easter, 37 shootings in Chicago

2016 started with a bang for Chicago, it is widely reported that more than 100 people were shot within the first 10 days of the year.

Some media outlets have reported that the police are overwhelmed and outnumbered, in fact, Vice ran a headline yesterday that read “With killing on the rise in Chicago, police are putting their hands up.”

The department has been having a rough go of it and the increase in shootings is not making it any better. The question is how do the Chicago police take back the city and stop the violence without becoming a militant presence in the community?

Not a popular idea however the increase in violence in Chicago has shown no outward signs of slowing and I believe that we can all agree that something needs to be done in an effort to slow it.

What will this weekend bring to such a tattered and torn city?

Cristal M Clark


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American woman missing in Ireland


She has been missing since March 26, 1993, Annie McCarrick has never been seen again.

At 26 years old, Annie was having the time of her life living abroad in Sandymount, Ireland she was last seen at Johnnie Fox’s Pub in Glencullen, Co Dublin.

Annie was from Long Island in New York and had gone to college in Ireland, she returned to trace her family’s heritage.

She shared an apartment with two girls in Sandymount which is on Dublin’s southside and had been expecting a visit from her mother, Nancy.

On Friday, Mar 26, 1993, just days before her mother was due to arrive, Annie failed to show up at her job as expected to pick up her check. It was not until Saturday, when her friends arrived at her apartment for a dinner party and found no sign of her that she was reported as missing.

Her family knew right off that she had met with foul play because it was not in her nature to just up and vanish without a word to anyone.

Former Garda Assistant Commissioner Martin Donnellan, who led the investigation into her disappearance did one of the most comprehensive and exhaustive investigations I have ever seen.

He believes that Annie was a victim of a serial murderer who was active in the area around the same time Annie disappeared.

After looking at everything, I believe that he is quite correct in that theory. Annie’s mother feels that she will never see her daughter again, that includes finding a body to lay to rest properly.

According to the commissioner young women were abducted and murdered in Leinster between 1993 and 1998.

During an interview for RTE radio, Commissioner Donnellan he said that he believes at least three of the cases are connected, “All three were on their own when they disappeared,” he said. “There was never a trace of clothes found, which is unusual. In each case, the clothing the girls were wearing was very distinctive but we never came across a single item. They were each probably bundled into a car or van.”

A total of seven women vanished without trace. The last to disappear was in 1998 which, according to commissioner Donnellan, indicates that there may be one person responsible for at least some of them.

In all likelihood it was just one individual, who was responsible for more than one of the missing women, if not all, a man who selected his victims quickly. He was not stalking them like a lot of serial killers tend to do prior to killing them, he had no need to get to know them. He had to feed his need to kill and it was hurried.  He selected them by chance, when he saw an opportunity he took it so this is a man who could easily overpower a woman and he knew that.

He was a risk taker but not a show off in doing so.

Once he murdered them, he was careful to leave no trace of things like personal belongings of clothing. The killer disposed of those items most likely by burning them or he kept them as a trophy.

Whatever the case may be with the missing clothing or other personal effects, the killer also knew the area he killed in quite intimately which in this/these cases proved to his benefit.

The man they are seeking is also a bit of a loaner, that is to say he is not one to want to do anything that would afford him any type of attention whatsoever. He prefers being alone.  

Police had one promising suspect at the time, who is rumored to have been or still is living in the Netherlands. Larry Murphy was suspected in at least three of these cases and as luck would have it, he is a convicted rapist. From Baltinglass, Co Wicklow. Larry was in prison for 15 years for the abduction, rape, and attempted murder of a woman in Feb 2000. He was released in 2010 and since then, even he managed to disappear.

The victims of the suspected serial killer are as follows:

~ Annie McCarrick, 26. Disappeared on March 26, 1993.

~ Eva Brennan, 39. She disappeared after leaving a family lunch at her parents’ house in Rathdown Park, Rathgar, Dublin, on July 25, 1993.

~ Josephine (Jo-Jo) Dullard, 21. She disappeared on Nov 9, 1995. She vanished while hitchhiking home from Dublin to Kilkenny. A witness saw her using a pay phone but she was never seen again.

~ Fiona Pender, 25. Fiona disappeared from her home at Church St , Tullamore, Co Offaly on Aug 22, 1996. She was seven months pregnant and had spent the previous day shopping for baby clothes with her mother.

~ Ciara Breen, 18. Ciara went missing from her home in Bachelor’s Walk, Dundalk, on Feb 13, 1997.

~ Deirdre Jacob, 18,  vanished just yards from her parents’ home in 1998. Passing motorists saw her within yards of her parents’ drive-way, but for some unknown reason, she never made it there.

~ Fiona Sinnott, 19. Fiona, from Bridgetown, Co Wexford, went missing on the night of Feb 9, 1998 after a night out in Butler’s pub in Broadway.

The work of a serial killer?

With 7 missing women, who all vanished seemingly into thin air within such a geographically small area…It certainly is not circumstance.

These women are victims of a serial killer. The issue is finding them, traces of them, the killer, DNA…without these things proving anything is an entirely different matter.

Police need new eyes, they need to see new things, such as finding a good place to hide a body or two or seven. If this is the same killer in all 7 cases or even three cases, the bodies will not be far from one another. The police need to find an easy to get to location that is secluded from prying eyes and any type of commercial construction. The area has been untouched by the outside world for all intents, thus far it’s simply a matter of finding it. Figuring out who the right killer is would be helpful as it would be the only way to determine his habits at that time so that police could find the bodies. 

Commissioner Donnellan once said “If people went missing in the US, you would not be surprised, but not in the island of saints and scholars.”

Cristal M Clark


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