51-year-old Shirley Ann Rogers worked as a house keeper for an elderly couple who were murdered recently. Prior to the murders Rogers had stolen a debit card from the couple and run up over $5,000 worth of charges. Police have yet to call her a suspect.
A gang member from Providence, Rhode Island named Jamal Davenport was picked up at Fall for Greenville for communicating threats over the Internet to a college student. Word on the street s that the victim was a girl who he was stalking. No word yet on what gang he’s in but Providence is mostly Crip territory and as an interesting aside most of big Crip sets are Asian gangs like the Asian Outlaw Boys, Oriental Rascals and The Dark Side though Blacks and Latinos are supposedly allowed to join. It could be that Davenport and his set were run out of R.I. by the Asian gangs.
Mauldin Patch writer Carolyn Farr-Smith is just shocked to see that Craigslist has a lot of different advertisements on it.
But not for long – the NYPD just cracked down on Craigslist drug dealers and a lot of states and localities with large college populations are being pressured to do the same due to the “study aid” market where idiot college kids pop prescription drugs the buy from some person to “help them study” but no at all because they’re drug addicts.
Due to a mistrial a local judge let the very dangerous Patrick D. Lowrance out with time served for his lesser crimes while he awaits a re-trail of his attempted murder case. I’m betting this will bite that judge on the ass at some point since someone who knows Lowrance claims that he can’t keep his nose clean.
Here’s a little something you didn’t learn in history class. During the Cuban missile crisis Castro hired former S.S. storm-troopers to help fight the Americans. Die Walt has the article up but it’s in German, there’s a translated summery here. There’s a more in depth Spanish language article here.
The above is “sexy Lexy” a local “escort” who sells herself on several websites. She’s only 29 and as you can see she’s pretty much what you expect a drug abuser to look like.
Now I’m sure “sexy Lexy” is a nice enough lady but I can assure you that she doesn’t put the penises of strangers who can’t get laid without paying for it into her mouth, vagina and rectum out of the kindness of her heart. Women who hook either have a pimp forcing them to hook or they’re addicts or their both.
The word on the street is that there are a number of “independent” workers in the area now hitting online sites looking for johns. The common factor is that all have habits that can’t be fed with a minimum wage gig.
But this isn’t a problem someone said to me recently. There’s no evidence that Greenville has any sots of problems that come from drugs – right?
Anyway despite what idiots tell you about how there’s no drug problem in the area the online sites known for prostitution are being flooded with new young addicts from a decidedly middle and upper middle class background. I hear there’s a big uptick in herion, crack and meth use especially among the downtown party scene and as those girls run out of money they are turning tricks out of desperation. Worse, someone told me a few weeks ago there was a college co-ed banging people for weed – she claimed she “needed” it for medical reasons. What she needs is to not hang around people who would take advantage of an obviously crazy person.
Ain’t the drug culture grand!
You mean something that gets you high damages your brain cells? I’ve never heard of such madness!
Researchers found persistent users of the drug, who started smoking it at school, had lower IQ scores as adults.
They were also significantly more likely to have attention and memory problems in later life, than their peers who abstained.
Furthermore, those who started as teenagers and used it heavily, but quit as adults, did not regain their full mental powers, found academics at King’s College London and Duke University in the US.
They looked at data from over 1,000 people from Dunedin in New Zealand, who have been followed through their lives since being born in 1972 or 1973.
Participants were asked about cannabis usage when they were 18, 21, 26, 32 and 38. Their IQ was tested at 13 and 38. In addition, each nominated a close friend or family member, who was asked about attention and memory problems.
An interesting point is that the problem is associated with drug use as a teen but not with those who start as adults:
Professor Terrie Moffitt, of KCL’s Institute of Psychiatry, who contributed to the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, said “persistent users” who started as teenagers suffered a drop of eight IQ points at the age of 38, compared to when they were 13.
Persistent users meant those who used it during at least three of the ages from 18 to 38, and who said at each occasion they were smoking it on at least four days a week.
She said: “Adolescent-onset cannabis users, but not adult-onset cannabis users, showed marked IQ decline from childhood to adulthood.
“For example, individuals who started using cannabis in adolescence and used it for years thereafter showed an average eight-point IQ decline.
Eight points doesn’t sound like much but the researchers say it’s basically like retarding yourself:
Although eight points did not sound much, it was not trivial, she warned.
It meant that an average person dropped far down the intelligence rankings, so that instead of 50 per cent of the population being more intelligent than them, 71 per cent were.
“Research has shown that IQ is a strong determinant of a person’s access to a college education, their lifelong total income, their access to a good job, their performance on the job, their tendency to develop heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and even early death,” she said.
“Individuals who lose eight IQ points in their teens and 20s may be disadvantaged, relative to their same-age peers, in most of the important aspects of life and for years to come.”
The cognitive abilities of the 10 per cent of people who started in their 20s – who could loosely be classed as college smokers – also suffered while they were still smoking.
While quitting didn’t help the early smokers people who started when they were adults but quit did recover their IQ scores – indicating that while adults can do what they want encouraging young people to get high is evil.
In their defense I’m sure pot is no worse than alcohol, bath salts or the ADD or anxiety “medications” parents put their kids on which are nothing more than addictive narcotics. But than again no one claims whiskey, bath salts or Xanax cures cancer.
The real question is how bad a parent are you if your child is getting high four or more times a week?
But hey, if meth was legal people wouldn’t cook it at home because it would automatically become cheaper – like cigarettes, booze and prescription drugs which are all to be had at rock bottom prices. And in this magical society of legalized drugs addicts would never run out of money and their behavior would never become dangerous to others, right?
From the TR Tribune:
LANDRUM, S.C. – Three people were arrested and three children were removed from a northern Greenville County home after deputies say they discovered a methamphetamine lab inside the residence.
Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, the Sheriff’s Office received information that meth was being manufactured inside a home located at 406 S. Glassy Mountain Road in Landrum.
Investigators obtained a search warrant, and chemicals and equipment used to manufacture methamphetamine were found, according to Master Deputy Laura Campbell.
According to arrest warrants, three minor children – a 4-month-old, a 20-month-old and a 14-year-old – were present in the home while methamphetamine was being manufactured. An elderly man, Brown’s father, was also found in the home, confined to a bed and unable to leave.
Raymond Lamar Brown Jr., 35, Chesnee Brooke Quinn, 18, and Timothy Jameson Frady, 33, were arrested and charged with six criminal offenses, including manufacturing methamphetamine, disposal of methamphetamine waste, three counts of unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine in the presence of a minor child, and abuse of a vulnerable adult.
This certainly would have turned out differently if meth were legal. Hey, anyone thing the two people in thier 30s “living with” and 18-year-old drug addict may have been exploiting her? And that given that fact it’s likely they were molesting the 14-year-old?
Nah. A meth head would never do that.
Narrated by Val Kilmer this 2008 documentary delves into the meth epidemic in this country and explains why meth heads are so different than other addicts;