“Sword and Scale” Podcast – Craigslist Killer Episode – Narrated by Mike Boudet

A close friend (& reader) and commenter (& reader) recently mentioned an upcoming “Sword and Scale” podcast episode covering the Craigslist Killer and narrated by Mike Boudet.

I’m not sure when the Craigslist Killer epsidode of the podcast airs or is available to download — I still don’t understand podcasts completely (I’m that type of techie but idiot) — but I presume it is soon and I look forward to tuning in/downloading.

As some readers will recall, the Craigslist Killer (Philip Markoff) absolutely heightened my interest in blogging (and eventually just tweeting) about high profile “True Crime” cases which was intensified even further when George Zimmerman murdered Trayvon Martin and claimed self defense.

Here is a link to said podcast on iTunes, I think. lol

Sword and Scale Podcast by True Crime Media | Incongruity | Wondery

Thanks Kerry & Reecie!!

Original links from 2009…

Bcclist.com Craigslist Killer Posting 1 (including updates, comments, conversations, etc):


Bcclist.com Craigslist Killer Posting 2 (screen grabs from Megan & Philip’s defunct website):



Michael (Mike) Brown and Darren Wilson Reenactment Video

I admittedly fast forwarded to the 2:44 mark. Like immediately. I didn’t even check for the source. It could have been from wherever. I think it was the first non youtube, non fox news video or listing I stumbled upon.

To unnecessarily reiterate, I had no idea what type of portrayal I was going to get for this Michael Brown Darren Wilson reenactment video. I  haven’t found the audio on this “too new of a media set-up” other than the gunshots. I could hear those.

So, not knowing what you’re going to get after the 2:44 mark, watch this:


Brendan Gibbons Rapes in 2009, Expelled from U of M 4 Years Later

The “sexual misconduct” occurred November 2009 and Gibbons was expelled December 2013. That was swift…


The truth will set you free, Brady…

Michigan coach Brady Hoke said at a Dec. 23 press conference that Gibbons didn’t travel to Tempe, Ariz., for the Dec. 28 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl because he was dealing with a family matter at home.

Earlier, on Nov. 30, 2013, Gibbons sat out the football team’s regular-season finale against Ohio State after team officials said he suffered an undisclosed muscle injury in the week leading up to the game.

“He’s a little iffy,” Hoke said on Dec. 16. “He’s kicking a little bit. But I don’t want to over-kick him. I’ve never been a kicker, so I can’t imagine that (muscle) problem. So he’s a little iffy.”

In hindsight, I’m sure Hoke probably wishes Gibbons’ answer back in January 2012 after U of M’s Sugar Bowl victory was anything but “Coach always tells me to think about (raping) girls.”

Update 1: From August 2013 (at least someone is doing their job)…


The Business of Guns

Earlier this month, I received an email from a researcher (Michelle Cox) at OnlineMBA.com asking if I’d review a video that they recently published:The Business of Guns.

It’s a well done and thought-provoking video but there’s not much to review. Meaning, the proof is in the pudding/has been debated ad nauseam. Some may be “shocked” by my stance regarding gun control — I’ve been planning to post something since Aurora — but, the bottom line is we need to take our country back (to sound like a Tea Bagger) from the gun industry.

The full posting including a transcript can be found here: http://www.onlinemba.com/blog/business-of-guns

Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

So begins the precedent that people can follow/scare unarmed people all over gated communities for no reason at all and then shoot them dead when there is retaliation of any sort.


That, or, The Trayvon Martin Foundation can attempt to reform our shitty laws and judicial system. RIP kid — you had no shot.

Bottom line: You can’t do something unlawful and claim self defense. In Florida, scaring somebody is considered assault. Assault is unlawful. That said, Zimmerman couldn’t claim self defense or Stand Your Ground.

For some reason, the prosecution didn’t do their job explaining this to the jury. It’s a sad day — again — for our judicial system.

Two NEW Maps of the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin Chase

Back in 2012, I posted these 2 maps hypothesizing George Zimmerman’s pursuit of Trayvon Martin (including timing from Zimmerman’s call to police)…


A month or so ago, I received an email (not from a bcclist commenter) asking if I considered the option that Zimmerman arrived at Retreat View Circle and headed south (instead of walking back west towards the T).

While I originally suggested Trayvon may have taken this route home, I never drew out a variation of Zimmerman pursuing in such a manner. So, there are 2 new maps below — the 1st suggests Trayvon reached home via the inner path and the 2nd suggests he took Retreat View Circle.

Map 3.1 from 6/27/2013…


Map 3.2 from 6/27/2013…


Why are these 2 maps (and this one) so intriguing?

  • At least 2 witnesses have stated they saw shadows running from south to north before the scuffle began and the shot was fired.
  • Zimmerman has 2+ minutes to account for from when his call ended with police to when the scuffle with Trayvon Martin began. Any of the maps depicting a south to north chase account for this gap in time (since it would have taken time for Zimmerman to get from north to south on Retreat View Circle).
  • Brandy Green – Tracy Martin’s girlfriend – stated the day after the murder that Trayvon was sitting on her porch and then somebody shot him up by the T.

Note: The above is a one off blog posting during George Zimmerman’s trial. This BccList.com forum posting — see the comment section here — is where the conversation is continuing.

Notes from Rachel Jeantel’s Day 1 Testimony

Rachel Jeantel Zimmerman TrialA few things I noticed after watching some of “Dee Dee’s” day 1 testimony yesterday…

  • I understood everything Rachel was saying and was just as annoyed as she was for having to repeat so many statements. But, I wish somebody would have advised her to remain composed and on point no matter how unnecessary she thought repeating her answers and the questions were. You could tell West was fucking with her by asking dumb/confusing/detail laden/”boring” questions, pausing for long periods of time, and acting overly calm when she was obviously anxious.
  • Didn’t it seem like Rachel was trying to tell the court/jury that she thought Trayvon was directly outside of Brandy’s house/porch before being chased (from south to north) that final time?
  • Rachel mentioned telling Trayvon that Zimmerman, the creepy man watching him, could be a rapist. There’s nothing significant to her assertion other than bcclist commenters previously imagining what it would be like fleeing from a potential rapist in the dark rainy night. I.e. Not wanting to lead a predator back to the house and Chad.
  • I think the defense was prepping Rachel for an upcoming bombshell by asking why she thought it took Trayvon 30 minutes to get to the mailboxes from 7/11. There could be more to this story based on her dodgy response, the 3 hooded guys that bought 4 cigars after Trayvon was denied a cigar and left 7/11, and Trayvon’s sealed cellphone records. Regardless, as mentioned here, none of this means Trayvon Martin should have been profiled/chased/killed that night
  • It sucks that Rachel lied about both her age (makes sense, she’s extremely paranoid/watches way too much TV drama) and attending the wake…she had to admit this under oath yesterday.

Note: The above is a one off blog posting during George Zimmerman’s trial. This BccList.com forum posting — see the comment section here — is where the conversation is continuing.

Trayvon Martin George Zimmerman Forum #3 – See Comment Section

john guy zimmerman trayvon martin

I’m not quite sure how John Guy’s opening statement could have gone any better. At the same time, Don West of George Zimmerman’s defense team (no video to come) completely shit the bed with a confusing/boring/sloppy opening statement that — for some reason — included Zimmerman’s call to police:

I absolutely don’t get it. Especially since the wind interference from Zimmerman running after Trayvon Martin and subsequent tapping of metal (flashlight/gun?) ends 15+ seconds AFTER he was told to stop chasing the unarmed teen.

I’m logging off now (11:30 am EDT) to catch a flight — please feel free to leave a comment if Zimmerman’s defense finally makes a valid argument.

John Guy Opening Statement George Zimmeran Case

I’m not quite sure John Guy’s opening statement could have been scripted/delivered much better. It starts at the 20:40 mark here…

Per Mr. Guy’s opening statement, most of the postings on BccList discuss the tangled web of lies that Zimmerman has spun regarding the shooting of Trayvon Martin but here are two pretty decent recaps…



Note: The above is a one off blog posting during George Zimmerman’s trial. This BccList.com forum posting — see the comment section here — is where the conversation is continuing.