True Crime Online Newsletter - August 19, 2013
Police in Wisconsin said an unusually named man, Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture.
The 32-year-old man, who was born Jeffrey Drew Wilschke and had his name legally changed in October 2011, allegedly had drugs and paraphernalia during a July 20 traffic stop, court records said.
Washington County records said Zopittybop-Bop-Bop, of Madison, was driving a minivan with an expired registration when a Washington County sheriff's deputy pulled him over for weaving between lanes.
Deputies found .60 ounces of marijuana in a Mason jar, more than 100 small, plastic bags, two scales, marijuana grinders and marijuana pipes in the vehicle, The (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) Gazette reported Friday.
Zopittybop-Bop-Bop and his passenger, Zachary R. Marinan, of Davenport, had a combined $1,800 in cash.
Zopittybop-Bop-Bop is scheduled for trial Sept. 17 and if convicted could face a possible five years in prison and a $7,500 fine.
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Cyber bullying made my life hell - 08/19/13
Social media has been at the centre of a storm in recent weeks after the suicide of Leicestershire schoolgirl Hannah Smith. She was taunted and bombarded with anonymous messages online. In desperation, the 14-year-old hanged herself after being targeted by trolls on Ask.fm, a website set up in Latvia. The tragedy has sparked a national debate, with parents - including Prime Minister David Cameron - asking why users are able to post such vicious remarks with complete anonymity.
Online Murder Threats Top Westport News This Week - 08/18/13
A 25-year-old Westport man was arrested Monday in connection with death threats made on a social media networking website called MeetMe.com, police said.
New Zealand DJ sends photo of genitals to swimmer by mistake - 08/18/13
New Zealand radio DJ Dom Harvey apologized for sending a Snapchat image of his genitals to paralympian swimmer Sophie Pascoe. The Edge morning radio host sent the image through the Snapchat social media took, which allows a user to send a photo for a set length of time before it disappears, The New Zealand Herald on Sunday reported.
Cyber-bullying: Horror in the home - 08/17/13
"He was a happy laddie, not depressed and the last type of person you would think would take their life. "We're a very close family and I just wished he had come to me and said something." The words of the mother of 17-year-old Daniel Perry, who took his own life after he was apparently blackmailed after befriending someone he thought was a girl of his age online.
Teenager, 17, kills himself after blackmailers trick him into thinking he is on Skype with a girl his own age then threaten to send video of the conversation to his family and friends - 08/16/13
A teenager has killed himself after he became the victim of a webcam blackmail plot. Daniel Perry, 17, from Dunfermline, Fife, took his own life after a Skype conversation with someone he believed to be a girl the same age as him. However, a gang then hijacked the chat and threatened to show the video to his family and friends, unless he paid them off. Child welfare charities have warned that they are getting dozens of calls every week from suicidal children as young as 11 caught in the same trap.
Man jailed for harassment of Harrow woman - 08/16/13
A "remorseless" former lover has been jailed for conducting a ‘campaign of harassment’ against a woman with whom he previously had a relationship. Lee Childs, 45, of Northampton, was today sentenced to five months in prison at Harrow Crown Court for the harassment of his ex-partner from Harrow. The court heard how between August and December 2012, Childs had harassed his victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, with phone messages and online.
Israeli official warned over offensive Facebook postings - 08/16/13
A senior government official responsible for promoting positive images of Israel on social media networks has been ordered to stop posting offensive statements on his Facebook page. The gagging order followed a series of trenchant comments made by Daniel Seaman, who recently took up the post of head of Israeli public diplomacy on the internet, over the past few months.
Albion man charged in online terror threats - 08/15/13
A 33-year-old Albion man, Chad Baase, faces up to life in prison on terrorism charges after investigators said he threatened to contaminate the water supply and kill judges. Baase was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on charges of making a false report or threat of terrorism and using a computer to commit a crime.
'Awesome! Can we come too?' Mr Lube mechanic fired after Twitter request for someone to drop off marijuana at work is spotted by police - 08/15/13
A Toronto mechanic has been sacked from his job after he asked his Twitter followers to drop off marijuana to his work. Stupid Sunith Baheerathan, who worked at Mr Lube, wrote: 'Any dealers in Vaughan wanna make a 20 sac chop? 'Come to Keele/Langstaff Mr Lube, need a spliff or two to help me past this open to close.'
Canada teens in court in deadly cyberbullying case; they face child pornography charges - 08/15/13
Two Canada teenagers appeared in youth court Thursday on child pornography charges related to a deadly cyberbullying case, which is set to continue next month as the defense seeks additional disclosure of evidence. Rehtaeh Parsons was taken off life support after a suicide attempt in April that her family says was prompted by months of bullying. They say the 17-year-old was tormented after a digital photograph of her allegedly being sexually assaulted was distributed around her school.
Plague of game dev harassment erodes industry, spurs support groups - 08/15/13
The greatest threat to the video game industry may be some of its most impassioned fans. Increasingly, game developers are finding themselves under attack by some of the very people they devote their lives to entertaining. And this growing form of gamer-on-game-developer cyber harassment is starting to take its toll.
Cyber-Harassment: What the Online Community Can Do to Stop the Trolls - 08/15/13
The Internet is a bountiful source of information, commerce, entertainment and enlightenment. We share stories and pictures online. We cheer up our friends with encouraging messages. We read the news and share our opinions about the issues of the day. We watch funny videos and search for jobs, mates and rare copies of Ramones albums. Cyberspace is no longer a science fiction concept, but an alternate universe that exists in our reality, one that we can tap into at any time, from anywhere.
Wife of NCCo Courthouse shooter waives extradition, will return to Delaware - 08/14/13
The wife of New Castle County Courthouse shooter Thomas Matusiewicz waived extradition in a Texas courtroom today and will be returned to Delaware to face charges in connection with her daughter-in-law’s slaying, authorities said. Lenore Matusiewicz, 68, who is in custody in McAllen, Texas, appeared in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Ormsby along with her 41-year-old daughter Amy Gonzalez.
Newly crowned Miss Teen USA alleges to be victim of cyber crime - 08/14/13
Miss Teen USA 2013, Cassidy Wolf, has claimed that she has been a victim of an online extortion plot and cyber stalking.
Parents left terrified after man hacked their baby monitor and yelled abuse at them and their 2-year-old daughter - 08/14/13
A Houston, Texas couple was horrified when the baby monitor in their young child’s room was taken over by a hacker who verbally attacked them and even used their daughter’s name. Marc Gilbert says he was doing the dishes following his birthday celebration when he heard strange sounds coming from 2-year-old Allyson’s bedroom. He discovered they were coming from the baby monitor as a stranger’s voice called his sleeping daughter an ‘effing moron’ and ‘little slut’ before he quickly unplugged it.
Ask.fm instigates audit into site safety - 08/13/13
Ask.fm is conducting an independent audit of its site and safety features after accusations that the site is enabling online bullying and harassment. Site owners Ilja and Mark Terebin said that this audit will help them understand what site changes may be required. Their statement said, “On Friday, once the investigation is concluded, we will be in a position to share with everyone the changes and improvements we plan to make to combat online bullying and harassment. We are committed to taking comprehensive and decisive action to ensure our social network is a safe environment."
Ebay's biggest troll unmasked: Man who outbids all customers then refuses to pay and leaves bad reviews is outed as loner who rarely leaves his house - 08/13/13
An internet troll who harassed successful sellers on eBay in a bid to put them out of business has been exposed after years of abuse. Charles 'Chuck' Fitch, from Canton, Michigan, is said to be the man behind the mask who calls himself Ebayisajoke and harasses not only the ecommerce website and PayPal but also those who use it. A television reporter in Detroit, Michigan, hired private investigators to track down the man who targeted individual customers, sending them a torrent of threatening abuse.