Victimless Crime File: Stoners Rape Infant to Death

Oh, if only we legalized marijuana use all those pot smokers would never end up in jail.

Until they rape their children to death that is:

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – A newborn died as a result of injuries suffered, allegedly at the hands of his parents, in what Bullhead City police call a brutal sexual assault.

Police were called to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Room on Tuesday morning after receiving a call about a 1-month-old baby boy who was fighting for his life.

Doctors reportedly told detectives the baby had bruises and sores on his body and his eyes were red and swollen shut. The baby had also suffered broken ribs and a broken femur. He was malnourished and dehydrated and, according to doctors, showed signs of sexual abuse and shaken baby syndrome.

The newborn was taken by medical helicopter in critical condition to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas but died Wednesday morning.

The baby’s mother, 19-year-old Staci Lynn Barbosa, was taken into custody immediately after taking the boy to the hospital. Her boyfriend and the father of the child, 23-year-old Jonathan Edward Vandergriff, turned himself in to police.

A search warrant was served at their home where officers found marijuana and other items that can be used as evidence in this case.

Gee, you think drug use may have played a part in all this? Nah! Pot’s harmless right?

h/t FlamingFox at Dreamin’ Demon


25 Responses to “Victimless Crime File: Stoners Rape Infant to Death”

  1. DodiaFae on June 19th, 2010 11:49 pm

    Saw this on another blog, as well.

    Look at the birth vessel’s mugshot. She doesn’t even give a shit that her baby was tortured for all of his short life and raped to death.

    I so hope they both get to experience 1000x what that poor baby suffered.

  2. Ajax the Great on September 20th, 2010 9:49 am

    And how exactly is cannabis relevant to this heinous crime? If they had beer in the fridge, which would not surprise me, that would be unremarkable because it’s legal. But the vast majority of rapes have been linked to booze nonetheless. How do you know they weren’t on that, or something else?

    In any case, these two sick monsters are beyond saving, would likely have done this sober as well, and deserve the worst. Let’s see how tough they are in prison–they don’t take kindly to scum like this.

  3. Rob Taylor on September 20th, 2010 1:46 pm

    If you believe that the vast majority of rapes ARE related to people altering their minds with substances how can you argue marijuana can’t be responsible for a rape?

  4. Ajax the Great on September 20th, 2010 2:39 pm

    I never said the relationship was causal, and cannabis is not the same substance that alcohol is. Cannabis has never been scientifically proven to cause such acts, period. While it is a bit shaky for alcohol, unlike for cannabis there is at least some evidence in favor of it. But I doubt any substance can cause something as heinous as this, except perhaps PCP or meth.

  5. Rob Taylor on September 20th, 2010 2:46 pm

    People get drunk or high to change their perceptions and also to numb themselves. How can you claim that they aren’t then likely to break societal norms.

    Do drunks want to have sex with fat chicks? Do heroin addicts want to have sex with random strange men for money?

    Explain 420 for sex adds if pot doesn’t change behavior. But look, this is crap, you smoke it. You do things you wouldn’t do sober on it. And off it your behavior is different too, as evidence by the obsession with this one blog. Saying drug use has no relation to criminality is like saying drinking has no part to play in highway fatalities.

  6. Ajax the Great on September 20th, 2010 3:10 pm

    More ad hominem attacks, eh?

  7. Rob Taylor on September 20th, 2010 3:27 pm

    Which is the ad hominem? The asking you to explain 420 for sex ads or the pointing out how your behaviors, which I assure you is not unique, is indicative of someone being socialized in a drug culture? I’ve had this same argument 1000s of times. And every time the people whine about being insulted while insulting me.

    If you wanted to have a nice conversation you wouldn’t have typed out all caps screeds so full of threats and vileness they had to be deleted, no?

  8. Ajax the Great on September 20th, 2010 4:14 pm

    Nothing you say changes the fact that essentially all your arguments are riddled with logical fallacies. And I never typed out screeds with threats. Must be confusing me with someone else, or you’re making it up.

  9. Rob Taylor on September 20th, 2010 4:22 pm

    Where’s my logical fallacy? People claim pot users are not involved in criminality other than buying pot and that pot is harmless, I run a series that shows that isn’t true.

    You never sent me an all caps screed? Really?

  10. Ajax the Great on September 20th, 2010 4:34 pm

    I never sent a screed filled with threats. All caps maybe once, I don’t really recall at the moment, but certainly no threats. And your fallacies are the following used to “prove” a causal relationship between cannabis and crime: ad hominem (the biggest one), post hoc ergo propter hoc (second biggest one), straw man, poisoning the well, hasty generalization, and begging the question. And I never said that cannabis was harmless, so please don’t put words in my mouth.

  11. Rob Taylor on September 20th, 2010 5:08 pm

    You never took a logic class in college did you?

    If you don’t think pot is harmless what exactly is your problem?

  12. Ajax the Great on September 20th, 2010 5:13 pm

    Apparently you have not taken such a class for you not to see your own fallacies. Or perhaps you are drunk with right-wing ideology. My problem is that you are putting all cannabis users in a false light based on a few rare aberrations, as well as your blind hatred for cannabis users. It is like saying all gay men are pedophiles because of a few news clippings.

    Free your mind, and the rest will follow. Peace.

  13. Rob Taylor on September 20th, 2010 5:21 pm

    The “aberrations” aren’t rare I’ve got thousands of VCFs up on the web and compairing gays to pedophiles is indeed a fallacy. And homophobic.

  14. Ajax the Great on September 20th, 2010 5:38 pm

    But most of the VCFs you post involve booze, coke, meth, or other hard drugs, and/or crimes in which cannabis was merely *found* in the home or on person of the perp. Not all the crimes are even particularly serious ones. And in a nation with 300 million people and 30 million who admit to currently using cannabis and 100 million who admit to having done it at least once in their lives (and the real number is higher), the few such VCFs that involve only cannabis, are serious, and in addition *might* be causal ARE rare aberrations indeed.

  15. Rob Taylor on September 20th, 2010 5:43 pm


  16. Ajax the Great on September 20th, 2010 5:44 pm

    Whatever, I’m off my soapbox for now. Peace.

  17. Rob Taylor on September 20th, 2010 5:59 pm

    You said that before. By the way the rest of the VCF’s are at

  18. Ajax the Great on September 21st, 2010 6:06 pm

    I know, and I have read them. Those were the ones I was referring to, along with the ones on this blog.

    I don’t see the point in arguing with you any longer. Adios.

  19. Rob Taylor on September 21st, 2010 6:18 pm

    That’s a lie. There’s literally several days worth of reading there.

  20. Ajax the Great on September 21st, 2010 10:38 pm

    Yeah, I counted 139 VCFs in total, both Red Alerts and Greenville Dragnet combined. Not thousands like you say (must be referring of ALL the postings on Red Alerts, not just VCFs). Many aren’t even crimes at all. As I said before, a large percentage of them involve substances other than cannabis, and quite a few have no indication of drugs, or just refer to “drugs” generically. And among those that do involve cannabis alone in some way, most of them are merely tangential. Many are related to dealing, which are a result of prohibition. And essentially none of the cases meet the Bradford-Hill criteria of causality as cannabis use per se is concerned. Like I said, in a nation of 300 million people, 30 million of which are current cannabis users, these are rare aberrations, not the norm for cannabis users like you so stridently claim.

    But whatever, I’m off my soapbox for now. Peace.

  21. Rob Taylor on September 22nd, 2010 1:15 am

    You counted them?!?!! Ah! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

    way to prove that pot smoking hasn’t retarded you, at all. This is completely rational and normal behavior.

    By the way, you realize this is the six or seventh time you claimed to be getting off your soapbox. If you were ever to sober up for a few days and re-read this you’d see what I mean. How do you have this much time and energy for this?

  22. Ajax the Great on September 22nd, 2010 12:03 pm

    Face it. Your last post just proves you lost the argument, by hurling abuse at me rather than actually attempt to refute the points I made.

    Free your mind, and the rest will follow. Peace.

  23. Rob Taylor on September 22nd, 2010 3:36 pm

    The “point” you made was that after telling me several times you were don with our “debate” you counted the number of VCFs I’ve written the made up an outrageous lie about how most involved some other drug. There are three or four that involve meth, one that involves alcohol and a few that involve cocaine or prescription drugs but most are just pot smokers.

    Your other “points” are debating strawman arguments that I have never made. I don’t support or prohibition or legalization, I simply support honesty about drug use, something you’re incapable of.

    Drug users doing stupid things aren’t aberrations – it’s why people get high. So that they alter their behavior and perceptions.

    When someone get high and does something stupid in that state being high isn’t tangential to the stupidity, by the way.

    Marijuana uses has long term detrimental effects on people that lead to self-destructive behavior as well as behavior that burdens others. Your unemployment and obsession with arguing with me isn’t an insult, it’s an illustration. Your burdening me with your nonsense, your parents with your financial well being and the tax payers with loans you’re probably going to default on.

    Get a job. At all times of the day and night you come here railing about my views on you and pot and then pretend that pointing out that you’re being irrational to do so is a “strawman” or in some way insulting when YOUR VERY FIRST COMMENT TO ME was an insult. But I guess that counts as something you’d need short term memory to be aware of.

    I know you “Ajax” because I know dozens of people just like you. You rolled out of bed, smoked a bowl and checked the comments. Other than a few other stoners, who are starting to leave that life (and you) behind as they grow up you don’t have much contact with others. You are interacting with me because I’m a surrogate for the realization that you need to move on in life, and this is in reality an inner dialog, which is why you pretty much make up what I said and argue against it.

    Get lost Ajax. Tell your few remaining friends you won this argument and now I admit that marijuana is wonderful and people should smoke it all the time. But c’mon, can’t you find one thing in your life better to do than stalk me? And yes, switching IP addresses and handles is stalking.

  24. Ajax the Great on September 22nd, 2010 4:33 pm

    Now you’re making stuff up about me switching IP addresses and handles. And yes, a large portion of the pot VCFs DO involve booze or other substances. And they say pot smokers are paranoid and have poor short-term memories! LOL!

    But yes, since I clearly won the argument, you won’t hear from me again. Adios.

  25. Rob Taylor on September 22nd, 2010 4:47 pm

    Are you retarded? You yourself complained that you had been blocked by me (you had) when you were posting under another name and from another IP.

    And sorry “Ajax” but I wrote them. Most didn’t involve other substances purposefully to prove a point.

    And I doubt I’ll never hear from you again. I do assume I’ll get a few hours of peace while you rub one out over your “victory” however.

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