Wednesday, September 15, 2010
They started discussing killing civilians when a Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs arrived there last November. Apparently, Gibbs bragged about things he got away with in Iraq and talked about how easy it is to kill someone. Almost like he was looking for soldiers with the same type of mentality.
People investigating the case, found that Gibbs and Jeremy Morlock devised a plan to form a kill team. They allegedly killed three civilians while on patrol over the next few months. The first was killed by a grenade and gunfire in January. Gibbs is 25 and Morlock is 22.
Morlock, Gibbs, and another soldier, Andrew Holmes killed another Afghan while on guard. Gibbs gave Morlock a grenade that he threw at the Afghan and Holmes shot him. Holmes is 19. Later, Morlock told Holmes that they did that for fun and threatened to kill him if he told. A month later, another victim was shot and killed. Gibbs shot him and put a gun next to the body to set it up like the innocent civilian shot at him first.
The Army Times newspaper said that there was one soldier involved in the group that would collect the fingers of victims as some posed for pictures with the dead bodies. Five soldiers out of the kill team Adam Winfield, Gibbs, Michael Wagnon, Morlock, and Holmes are being accused of aggravated assault and murder along with other charges. If they are convicted, they face life in prison or the death penalty.
|Andrew Holmes, Michael Wagnon, Jeremy Worlock, and Adam Winfield.|
Posted by Panther GOODY at 11:47 AM
Monday, September 13, 2010
Posted by Panther GOODY at 2:14 AM
Friday, September 10, 2010
It used to be that a parent could discipline their child and just expect the silent treatment or an attitude from them. The child would get over it and basically understand that they were wrong. Now, you can't be that sure of the kind of reaction you will get. Assigning chores, grounding, and even setting a curfew can all have fatal consequences. There have been numerous cases where children have retaliated against their parents just for them being a parent and trying to set the proper guidelines.
There is a case in Texas where a 12 year old girl and a 13 year old boy are being charged with capital murder in the deaths of Darlene and Alan Nevil. At first, they were being charged with murder and aggravated assault until Alan died on Thursday. Capital murder is a higher charge than murder and increases the number of years a juvenile can be locked up before getting a parole hearing. They won't be eligible until after serving a minimum of 10 years in prison.
Alan and Darlene Nevil were the parents of the 12 year old girl involved in the shooting. The daughter came home for lunch with her boyfriend. They shot her mom in the head and killed her instantly on August 17. Her step-dad was found bleeding on the neighbors front yard. He told the cops who shot him and they immediately apprehended the youths. Alan died September 9th from wounds he suffered in the attack.
There is really nothing out of the ordinary apparent in this case. The mom and daughter did have a rocky relationship but nothing that deserved death. The daughter had threatened to run away before because she said her mom was too strict. She claimed to be totally in love with her 13 year old boyfriend. She even stated that he was the best boyfriend that she has ever had. She is 12 years old; how many boyfriends have she had?
It is scary that this is becoming common to kill your parents because of some disagreement. How did things get out of hand like that? There have been several cases where the parents didn't like the boyfriend and got murdered for forbidding their daughter to see him. These children are old enough to know right from wrong so what gives? They are also old enough to know that when you are dead, you are dead. Parents have to watch how they discipline their kids now because they never know when they will wake up just as they are getting killed.
Posted by Panther GOODY at 11:54 AM
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
There is a Reverend in Florida, named Terry Jones, that has very controversial views of the Muslim faith to include the Qur'an. He has recently gained worldwide attention because he plans to burn copies of the Qur'an to celebrate the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. Some people are praising him as a hero and some people are attacking him as a derelict. Muslim, Roman Catholic, and Jewish leaders have condemned his plans. Jones is clinging on to his First Amendment rights and plans to go through with it. He calls the Qur'an evil because he says it supports something other than the biblical truth and it agitates radical and violent behavior among Muslims. Jones said that if Muslims wanted to burn Bibles, they would be protected by the First Amendment as well. He wouldn't like it but he wouldn't threaten to kill them either.
Posted by Panther GOODY at 3:45 PM