For decades, the murder of 13 year old Danny Croteau of Chicopee, Massachusetts in 1972 has haunted those that know him as well as those that knew the prime suspect in his murder. On MAy 24th, 2021, the Hampden District Attorney announced that Croteau’s murder is now closed and this killer was indeed the prime suspect, his family’s former priest Richard Lavigne. Lavigne died a few days before the announcement and it was revealed that an arrest warrant was being prepared for the disgraced former priest. For more information about this closing of this cold case please view this newsstory from WWLP in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In countries like Saudi Arabia, Dubai and other Arab countries. Women that are wives/daughters/sisters in the various Arab monarchies or politically connected powerful families sometimes go missing. Many of these women have tried to escape their families and countries only to be forcibly and violently brought back home while outside their home nation and vanish from public sight. These videos from Sixty Minutes Australia and ABC News show that even those living in wealthy privilege, can lead oppressed lives…
UPDATE: Photos have been shared online purporting that the missing princess is indeed alive.
At one time, I though I could make it to Hollywood by being a screenwriter even thougn I have never been to the Golden State. I had been paid to rewrite a screenplay for a local company in my area which never was able to get the funding to be made.
I also wrote two comedies. One about my days (heavily ficitionalized) at my alma mater in the Ocean State. The other I wrote with a friend about a parody about the 80’s Pornographic Film Industry. The script dod get some looks through a Hollywood service (Inktip.com) and I was even offered a thousand dollars to rewrite it for an actual porn producer in New England. In the end, I said no. That script was meant to be a comedy and we had based some of our characters off some of the big names of that era. The funniest of all the characaters was parody of the legendary porn performer, B grade Actor and wannabe comedian Ron Jeremy. Jeremy has the distinction of starring in more adult pornographic films than any other actor ever on the planet.
Yerars ago, I went to see Ron Jeremy do a forgetable ten minute comedy routine and sign autographs at a Massachusetts Strip Club (Exotic Dancer). I went with a friend and several of the dancers gravitated to us when they saw me with the screenplay. They thought we were movie producers despite our insistence that we were not, two of them even left me their phone numbers (those calls were never returned by the way which was kind of funny).
We wanted to talk to Ron to see if he knew anyone in the Movie business that would be interested in a comedic script about the business with a funny character based off of him. My father had warned me earlier that Jeremy would most likely ignore us at best and other than signing two autographs, that is what he did. He signed two copies of the screenplay as I tried to make a pitch to him. However, he looked away went on to take pictures and fondle women as he sold his own brand of bizarre merchandise. It was supposed to be a night of comedy for the veteran of thousands of films but it was very evident that Ron was having a hard time walking (breathing heavily) around the club and within a year or two he would suffer a massive heart attack. He would recover but would soon face more serious problems. Several accusations of Sexual Assault.
More charges would follow years later and the man who spent forty years in the industry would find himself facing charges that would land him over three hundred years in prison. Accusations of lewd contact with an underage female, unwanted fondling and digitial penetration as well as rape. Sadly, this is not uncommon in the porn industry and the film industry (calling out Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Guthrie and Bill Cosby among others), Men and the occasional woman using the casting couch for their own pleasure as well as abusing and assaulting others including famous celebrities..
To date, I have never been able to do anything with that screenplay that had the character based off of Ron Jeremy. But if I was to do anything about it, it looks like I would have to change the (Ron Jeremy) character from being a complete buffon to a nasty villain. One of the autographs Ron Jeremy wrote wished me “Good Luck” Well, it looks like Ron is the one who needs the luck and if he is found guilty, he should spend the rest of his living years behind bars. At least then, he’ll have plenty of time to make his stand up comedy routine actually funny.
They are called snake oil salesmen. Whether it’s spiritual wealth or financial. They prey upon people’s desires for betterment.
After several books about true crime, archaeology, and his abstract thoughts, Michael Bouchard has written a new fictional book about a serial killer stalking a town in Maine (USA)and the search for some secret notes from inventor Nikola Tesla that could hold serious secrets and hope for humanity.
When it comes to sports there are generational players that define an era. Lebron James is considered one of the greatest ball players of all time and the best of the last ten years. If there is any other player that could give James a run for being the best in the game now, is Kevin Durant.
Despite being a world champion and a League Most Valuable Player, Durant is also known for his social media feuds with celebrities such as Michael Rappaport, Shannon Sharpe and just random “twitter idiots”. He may be a beast on the court he is known to be very sensitive to criticism.
However, he is human like everyone else and he suffers tragedy as well. On MArch 21st 2019, then 32 year old Clifford Dixon was shot and killed in the parking lot of the SL Lounge bar located at the 4000 block of Buford Highway around 1:15 am in the town of Chamblee, Georgia near the city of the Atlanta. Dixon was a close friend of Durant who at one time was taken in by Durant’s mother and lived with them. Dixon would go on to college baseketball at Western KEntucky and have professional stints in sport leagues in several countries before retiring. He was also the real life boyfriend of Erica MEan who was a castmember of show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” where Dixon also appeared on screen.
The early morning of his murder, video shows a man wearing hoodie waiting around in the parking lot until Dixon exits his vehicle. The unidentified killer runs up and shoots him several times and then flees on foot. To date there is no arrest.
The National Basketball Association in 2020 and 2021 have made police brutality and racism big issues. That includes players kneeling for the National Anthem and logos on player’s jerseys and on the courts. Players even postponed a game by walking out after Jacob Blake was shot by several police officers in Wisconsin after he resisted arrest while having a knife in his possession.
However, questions remain about the NBA and it’s players when it comes to other violence. Dixon was likened to as an “adoptive brother” of Kevin Durant. Yet, there is little said about black on black violence by NBA players on social media and in the press. Durant is a multi millionaire, yet no where on any internet search can I find a reward being offered by him for the murder of Clifford Dixon. There are so many murders unsolved such as Opelika Doe, James Lee Jacobs, Robert Hollis, or the disappearance of Asha Degree that could use attention from sport celebrities and actors. Even rewards help out greatly.
According to one of the links (second) below, Dixon’s mother was starting a GoFundme page to help raise a reward to identify and arrest Clifford’s killer. A search of GoFundMe reveals no account for Clifford Dixon. One has to wonder why Durant can’t just offer the reward himself. Not making accusations that he had anything to do with this crime but with all his millions of dollars, why can’t Durant put up a $100,000 for his “Adopted Brother”.
So for now, Clifford Dixon’s murder remains unsolved, if you have any information please contact the Chamblee police at 770-986-5005.
(Sources: Daily Mail and WSBTV)
Sure it sounds good. Wrap your car up to advertise a product and get paid for just driving around. Sometimes they are legitimate business opportunities. But beware that scammers will try to get you to pay upfront for the advertisment and disappear with your money. Here is an example how not to fall for these crooks…… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwjX7PugV-M
Gun rights and Black Lives Matter and the organization that supports them. But questions remain as to how much high level executives of these groups make? Wayne Lapierre the chief executive of the NRA sure enjoyed his time on some yachts (not owned by him) and Carribean resorts according to this New York Times article by Danny Hakim. Meanwhile the nearly one hundred and fifty year old organiztion has filed for bankruptcy.
In regards to Black Lives Matter, the mother of then 12 year old Tamir Rice who was killed by a Cleveland Police Officer while he held a toy gun has stated that civil rights lawyers, activists and groups have profited off the deaths of her son and others lost to police shootings and violence while they have received little financial assistance.
Now comes word that one of the founders of the “Black Lives Matter Organization” has purchased several pieces of real estate for over several millions of dollars according to this New York Post article by Isabel Vincent.
There are many questions as to how money is spent in organizations whether political or religious. One only has to look back at many of the disgraced Christian evangelists such as Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggert.
People have the right to make money in these organizations, but the vast majority of that money should go to helping those in need and serviced, not filling the pockets of those that need it the least.
DNA taken from Luis Colon Jr. revealed that his aunt who went missing in the mid seventies was indeed the pregnant unidentified murder victim found dismembered in three suitcases and dumped near the Lehigh River in Carbon County, Pennsylvania in 1976 and given the name Beth Doe. She was fifteen year old Evelyn Colon from Jersey City. After her identification was secured, her ex-boyfriend, 63 year old Luis Sierra (who was 19 years old at the time of the murder). A sad outcome indeed but at least Sierra will face some justice before he dies. It is possible that Sierra could be responsible for other crimes.
Luis Colon Jr. talks to the media about his aunt and cousin that he wanted to connect with but sadly was not able to. Family Speaks After Missing Relative is Identified as Victim of “Beth Doe” Cold Case Murder (brctv13.com)
Sadly, there are men & some women (Cardi B. anybody) that will drug unsuspecting people to rape and rob them. Sadly, here is another case of a woman being drugged, robbed, raped and eventually found dead in the bed where assailants abused her. It’s been said many times, be careful who you go with by yourself. Watch your drinks at a bar or at someone’s house. Don’t trust someone you don’t know giving you a drink. Pour your own beverage. This stuff is way more common than we think and know…. It’s not just Bill Cosby.
Here is what happened in Miami and charges may even be increased to the woman’s death. https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/03/22/2-men-charged-in-womans-death-during-Florida-spring-break/3421616440957/