Change of Format and Google Adsense

Because I’m working on other projects – including the outdoor adventure/backwoodsman-esque blog Hunter-Trader-Trapper – Greenville Dragnet is going to switch to a police blotter style format. We will still accept tips and run the “word of the street’ articles but will no longer do longer write-ups of individual crimes.

After several pedophiles and women who have sex with old lawyers in return for legal service complained for months about GD being a site that “hurts people’s feelings” and has “inappropriate sexual content” we’ve decided to drop Adsense on this site and will switch to a Amazon based revenue model so we will now be accepting books/videos/etc for review. We will also be illustrating more posts with scantily clad women since Adsense thinks that’s just awful – even though Google makes millions from porn searches.

Fan submissions are very welcome.

 

Victimless Crime File: Columbia See Spike in Crimes Involving Zombie Powder Drug

The drug is called scopolamine and is known on the streets as Devil’s Breath – most likely because assailants blow the powder into victims faces. The drug causes a trance like state where victims experience memory loss and an inability to resist commands. It is used not only as a rape drug but it apparently is used in robberies. A documentary by Vice was made on the drug, here’s what the reporter says:

When VICE initially asked me to go down to Colombia to dig into this Scopolamine story, I was pretty excited. I had only a vague understanding of the drug, but the idea of a substance that renders a person incapable of exercising free-will seemed liked a recipe for hilarity and the YouTube hall of fame. I even spent a little time brainstorming the various ways I could transport some of it back to the states and had a pretty good list going of different ways to utilize it on my buddies. The original plan was for me to sample the drug myself to really get an idea of the effect it had on folks. The producer and camera man had flew down to Bogota ahead of me to confirm some meetings and start laying down the groundwork. By the time I arrived a few days later, things had changed dramatically. Their first few days in the country had apparently been such a harrowing montage of freaked-out dealers and unimaginable horror stories about Scopolamine that we decided I was absolutely not going to be doing the drug. All elements of humor and novelty were rapidly stripped away during my first few days in town. After meeting only a couple people with firsthand experience, the story took a far darker turn than we ever could have imagined, and the Scopolamine pranks I had originally imagined pulling on my friends seemed beyond naive and absurd. By the time we were wrapping things up and preparing to leave the country, I couldn’’t wait to get as far away from Colombia and that drug as possible. Apologies for a fleeting moment of sincerity, but looking back, I’m pretty proud of the work we did down there. This story, and the people who tell it, truly deserve to be heard. – VICE Correspondent Ryan Duffy

When a person who does drugs just to see what it’s like is freaked out by stories he’s heard you know it’s bad. Here’s the documentary. Not safe for work:

Part I:

Part II:

Norovirus Spreading Through Carolinas

Surprise! Shooting at Downtown Greenville Dive Bar

I actually went to Dixie Tavern once with my wife where I ate a roast beef sandwich which was pretty good. I forget what my wife had but she said it was disgusting. That was at least two or three years ago.

Anyway WSPA is saying that in the wee hours of Sunday morning two patrons got in a “altercation” and one busted a cap in the other. Don’t know much about the place nowadays but I do know the area has a couple of drug dealers who claim it. I also am told that the bar crowd is predominantly douchebags over 25 and hot chicks under 21. A bad combo anyway you play it.

Here’s a video montage of the bar in full swing. Hot chicks and douchebags indeed.

Schools Locked Down After Ambush on Police

It sounds like someone lured police into a area specifically to shoot them. From Fox Carolina:

GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – Greenville police swarmed a neighborhood Friday morning after they said someone fired shots at an officer.

The shooting happened about 10 a.m. near Mauldin Road and Cavalier Drive.

Greenville Police Chief Terri Wilfong said an officer tried to pull over a vehicle, but the driver of the vehicle jumped out and fled into a nearby apartment complex.

Wilfong said that when officers went into the apartment complex to look for the driver. They said during that search someone jumped out and started firing shots at the officer. She said the officers conducting the search returned fire.

The person fled the scene, and that was when the massive manhunt began, Wilfong said. She said no one was hurt during the shooting.

Wilfong urged anyone who notices anything suspicious in the area to call 911 immediately. She said a reverse-911 call was placed to the area affected by the manhunt to notify residents of the search.

Greenville County deputies said they are assisting in the search.

The man was described as black, between 30 and 35 years old, wearing gray pants and a gray shirt. He has long hair pulled back into a ponytail. The man was believed to be armed.

The officer was not injured in the shooting.

Here’s a briefing from Terri Nifong:

Be careful out there.

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