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Craig Burdine: death or cover-up?

Sometime ago, an individual had asked us to look into the 2007 shooting of Craig Burdine. After putting this on the back-burner, debating rather or not to release this article, we have decided to focus on solely on the evidence, as we had seen it.

Craig Burdine was an individual with a criminal history dating back to the 1990’s. These charges ranged from assaulting officers to drugs. However, in 2007, things took a fatal detour for troubled man. During an arrest, police claim that Burdine had assaulted the officers, including spitting. Regardless of this, officers were able to make the arrest. Once in jail, the situation had taken a drastic turn.

Shortly after arriving, Burdine, in video, is seen gasping for air. During this time, several officers are seen entering/exiting the room, though it is unknown as to what transpired. While the video, which can be seen here, does have audio, several portions of the audio seemingly vanish, leaving only video.

For some, the video is enough. However, the audio mysteriously vanishing leaves a lot of questions. For starters, why does the audio seemingly vanish at certain points? What was said during this time? And, most importantly, did the police purposefully omit these segments of audio? We know that the chances of the audio simply “glitching” are slim to none. Because of this, we currently presume that the video had been altered. We had attempted to make contact with the facility but never got a response.

When the audio does return, it is apparant that burdine’s situation had become more severe. Paramedics arrive at the facility in attempt to assess and assist with the situation. Because there is no photage from within the room, we can only speculate as to how paramedics approached this critical situation. What we do know, from the prosecutor’s report, is Burdine was apparantly not the only death; this, in our opinion, raises suspisions. While we aren’t going to go into detail, regarding the report, you may view it here.

In the report, it does state that 48 arrests were made that night, with two deaths. The report names these other deaths as Joseph Hammond and Larry Sanders. While it is strange for so many deaths to occur in a single night, it isn’t evidence of the police being at fault. Of course, thus far, we have been unable to obtain many documents that we know exists surrounding these, and Burdine’s, deaths. In 2009, the Burdine family filed a lawsuit against the department. In the suit they accuse the police for being at fault. However, this case would be dismissed due to the statute of limitations expiring

Aside from what we are able to see and hear, it is unclear as to what transpired in the cell. What we do know is Burdine did have a criminal history, he was arrested, and for reasons unknown, he would die after being taken to jail. The fact that there seems to be no actual video from within the room is alarming. Generally, one officer has a camera specifically for recording situations like this. However, at no point, does it appear any officer had possession of one. With this, we can only hope that someday the full truth is revealed. Should this happen, we will update this article. Until that time, there is little more that we can say in regards to Craig Burdine, the jail, and the police.

The DOC articles update

It’s been awhile since we’ve touched on this subject. Within those articles, we had withheld the identification of our source, and will continue to do so. However, we have been granted permission to release the name of the facility to which the articles discussed. If you need a “refresher,” the articles can be found here, here, and here.

As you may recall, we spoke of how the whistleblower had gone months without employment, a common trend among those who speak out against law enforcement. In recent times, even members of our platform have recieved messages from people alleging to be former employees, thoug some of their profiles state they are current officers.

The articles, to which we spoke of, derived from an correctional facility out of Oklahoma. Mabel Bassett Correctional center has a long history of alleged cover-up as well as corruption among the officers. Beyond this, there are many other accusations regarding the facility. In one review, the individual alleges,

It’s infested with mole,kitchen has roaches and medical is the worst. An inmate received notice from medical that she was exposed to HEPATITIS A and medical refused to give her the vaccine, so now how many inmates have been effected in this facility????

Other accusations, some to which had been confirmed, range from officers refusing to stop fights to a potential cover-up of a death (unconformed.)

While this article is a basic update, that isn’t what caught my attention. As stated, members of our team had gotten some messages from an alleged former officer. Recapping one of the messages, the individual wrote, “I got a random message not long ago asking about the place and I looked at the reviews and saw ur comment.” When asking about the comment, I was informed that he had no memory of writing anything regarding the facility, and so we looked.

Searching on Google reviews and Facebook, it would appear that the statement was, in fact partially true. There was a comment left on Facebook, an oversight perhaps. Upon showing the member the screenshot, he did recall it, stating it was to bring awareness for those negatively effected by this place. However, the messaging person wanted information about our whistleblower. Details we cannot, and will not provide.

WoC has had a long standing policy of not revealing sources. Should the individual contact me for this information, I will be obligated into citing our policy to them. This protects our sources and prevents potential retaliation. Over the years, we have learned many things. One of these things is nobody ever asks for sources without having a reason. While the reason may very well be for information, as a platform we have an obligation to protect them; we simply can’t maintain trust and credibility if we reveal those who trust us to withold their identities.

This article isn’t much, just an update with some other details. Unless we get something more critical, we are planning to end fiture updates regarding this facility here. While we still haven’t revealed some information, such as the name of the captain, it’s not due to the lack of knowledge. In fact, we using nothing more than a lastname, we were able to find the captain on Facebook. The rest of the information is being stored away for the “just in case” factor. While we hope to never need to, we will only do another article if the facility does any future retaliation against our sources.

Dahvie Vanity: the abuse discussed

Recently, it seems that there are many things coming out regarding internet celebrities. However, lead singer for the band, ‘Blood on the dancefloor,’ Dahvie Vanity has had accusations floating around him for years. Though the abuse and rapes are coming to light now, this isn’t the first time it’s been highlighted.

Vanity began his career as an internet sensation. In the days of Myspace, his music quickly appealed to the youth, which placed him into the perfect position for exploitation. For many of his fans, he was an idol. However, not every girl kept that aspect of innocence. Vanity, according to many, made a point of targeting young girls who were already vulnerable. Some came from broken homes, others were emotionally vulnerable, all of these children were made victims by this predator.

The singers’ victims include Dianna Farrell (2007,) and the infamous Jessi Slaughter (2010.) However, there are dozens of other young women who have come forward regarding his sexual abuse. The most disturbing aspect, to all of this, is the fact Dahvie has yet to be held accountable. Although he has had encounters with law enforcement, he seems to only get a “slap on the wrist,” in one instance, a mere warning. How is this possible?

While there are two alleged investigations pending, one has to question the police, who allowed this man to walk free. In the past, Vanity had a method for silencing his victims. Writing songs about some victims, bullying them, or even sending his die-hard fans to torment them, it ensured their silence. After the rape of ‘Jessi Slaughter,’ those of us around at the time, witnessed the horrific bullying she endured. This including doxxing, death threats, phone calls, and so fourth. At the age of 12, she made an apology video, potentially under duress from Vanity and his fans. In this video, she apologizes for accusing him of rape; it was at that moment, he had won her silence.

His abuse, once exposed initially, had cost him tours, band members quitting, even friendships. Ironically, however, it didn’t appear to affect his following much. In recent times, he has made a “new” start on Facebook. His Blood on the dancefloor page remains highly active with frequent postings. This presents a problem. First, let’s talk about Facebook’s TOS.

According to the terms of service a convicted sex offender cannot have an account. This means, that should he ever face justice, Facebook would be required to disable his accounts. Because he’s not convicted, the said problem arises, one that could had been avoided if law enforcement had done their job. With over one million followers, Dahvie Vanity, currently, has access to countless teens. Through this, there are thousands of potential new victims. While Chris Hansen has taken on his investigation, it may do little in swaying Vanity’s followers. Given past ordeals involving those who expose Vanity, it may only serve to enrage them into defending their fallen idol.

Corey Feldman accused of filing copyright claim

Corey Feldman, child actor turned activist, had released a documentary, ‘My truth: the rape of two Corey’s.’ Among the diehard Feldman fans, the documentary was highly appraised, however, that’s where the applause ends. For others, it was viewed as a ‘circus act’ poorly constructed. For many, the documentary left more questions than answers, some even claimed that it hadn’t really proven the sexual abuse claims, and then there is the ‘money grab’ accusation, which we will get into a bit.

As stated, Feldman had released a documentary. His explanation behind it was to ‘expose the pedophile elites in Hollywood.’ However, the documentary, according to multiple sources, only names one; hence the start of the many questions. We were unable to see the documentary in full, but from what one of our team did see, Feldman spoke of a childhood masturbation session. It was, at this point, he stopped watching.

The fact the documentary fails to actually name anybody within this “elite group,” has lead many to believe that the documentary was a ploy for cash and not truth, as Feldman claimed. They back this claim with the fact that Feldman, if he were about truth, would had made the documentary open for all to see. However, what he did do is stamp a $20.00 per view to it. Now, we can continue diving into this documentary, but we have a DMCA to discuss.

Recently, journalist Meko Haze (Discuss Global,) did a multi-livestream. Within this livestream, he watched, and commentated on Feldman’s documentary. While this does fall under ‘fair use,’ since it was clearly done for commentary purposes, Feldman, and his publishing group, apparantly disagreed. So, let’s clear this up, was it copyright infringement?

When looking up the definition to ‘fair use commentary,’ we got this: “

fair use is any copying of copyrighted material done for a limited and “transformative” purpose, such as to comment upon, criticize, or parody a copyrighted work. Such uses can be done without permission from the copyright

This means, that because the journalist had clearly acted in this regard, it was not a copyright infringement, as Feldman claimed in his DMCA report. It also enforces the belief that the DMCA was only filed because the platform, “Discuss,” was critical of his work, as any journalist would be. While the video has been removed from Youtube, it can still be viewed here.

Notation: Should we obtain a copy of the DMCA claim, we will include it in this article.

Handling a dox threat

This article isn’t like the ones we typically write. Instead, this is a basic guide into handling a dox threat, as well as handling the situation after a dox. My platform, and myself, aren’t new to this. In 2017, while facing a three year smear campaign, I had been doxxed, alongside my family. Needless to say, I have had plenty of time to prepare for another round.

Initial threat

If you have never been through something like this before, the mere threat of being doxxed can be a very serious element to contend to. Having your information made publically available, without your consent, not only places you in potential danger, but those around you as well.

Rather or not the dox happened, you must remain calm. Remember, if you go into a panic, you aren’t able to think clearly and therefore miss potential evidence.

Collect Evidence

Always keep a record of the evidence. The more you have, the easier it is to prove. If the would-be doxxer is broadcasting his intentions, screencap it. The same goes if they are bragging about past doxxings. Remember, doxxing can be a felony, it can have added charges such as stalking, and you cannot afford to not have enough evidence.

Find Support

In most cases, pertaining doxxing, the individual has a history of the behavior. With that in mind, finding former victims, who have been threatened or doxxed, may be critical. The reason for this is it demonstrates a past behavior. In the law enforcement field, the past behaviors will often dictate those of the future.

Centralize

As you collect evidence, especially from other victims, find a way to centralize it. By having it in one location, law enforcement is able to get to it mich more quickly. In the case of Vincent Nicotra, we have a gallery for this very purpose.

Statements

This is especially essential when reporting it to law enforcement, links provided below. Having a written, or typed, statement will allow you to summarize without the pressure. If going to the police with a prewritten statement, always be sure to sign the end of it.

Reporting

In cases to which there are multiple victims, this maybe a challenge. When reporting, and using other victim names, try to be accurate. If you do not know their real names, try using an alias they are known by. For example:

Youtuber: John Doe

Though it isn’t their actual name, it does give law enforcement a means of contacting the individual. So who do you report these crimes to?

First off, you want to start with your local law enforcement agency, this begins the legal trail. If all they can do is take a report, that’s fine, don’t be discouraged, you are making a trail that dhows you have reported the situation. Now, once you do this, you may file an ic3 report.

An ic3 report, as it’s commonly called, is the cybercrime division of the FBI. By this point, you would had hopefully collected the evidence needed, should they ask for it. However, it never hurts to mention, within your report, other victims, centralized evidence location (if applicable,) and any information you may know regarding the doxxer.

FBI ic3 complaint form

Vincent Nicotra: Doxxing

Earlier this year, people witnessed the moment journalist, Chris Hansen, terminated his web designer, Vincent Nicotra. The termination was a result of countless unethical behaviors that ranged from false DMCA claims to doxxing. While you would think the lesson would had been clear, it appears that Nicotra is back to doxxing.

Nicotra implying that she was doxxed. Being that he posted this, implies he had it done, or did it himself.

Doxxing

Doxxing is a common method for obtaining personal information about a targeted individual. If used to harass the target, doxxing can be classified as a form of stalking, one of many reasons it is illegal. Illegal doxxing is the method of obtaining personal information and posting it online with malicious intent, exactly what Vincent has a history of doing.

Due to the nature and legalities of doxxing, social media sites have options for reporting this behavior. Twitters’, for instance, can be found here. Beyond going to social media, a victim can report these crimes to agencies such as the FBI. Information on this can be found here.

With each dox Vincent continues on innocent people, it is obvious that he either doesn’t care about the legal effects or is completely oblivious to them. The facts are simple, in a case such as this:

  • What Vincent is doing is illegal.
  • His doxxing can be classified as stalking, especially since he has doxxed some people several times.
  • Vincent can go to prison for these crimes.
  • Being that most of his victims are spread throughout several states, he could face felony charges.

While it is unlikely that Vincent will ever stop without legal involvement, we still issue this article as a warning to him. Furthermore, we present this article with the hopes that his victims are able to get the justice they deserve.

Did Kay Ivey just trash her political career?

As we recently reported, the state of Alabama was set to carry out a highly contraversial execution. Nathaniel Woods, who is believed by many to have been innocent of the 2004 fatal shootings of three police officers, was put to death just days ago. However, this has not gone without backlash.

According to another individual, who was present the night the shooting occured, Woods had actually began to flee when the shooting erupted. He further had stated that Woods was completely unarmed that night. While this other individual had taken credit for being the shooter, this had no affect on the choice to continue with the execution.

Immediately resulting from this contraversial decision, the Facebook page of Kay Ivey has seen an endless birage of hate and anger. Comments calling the Governor a “racist,” demands for her removal, and even requests that she simply die demonstrate the rage of the people. While executions do happen, it is obvious that the Governor made a very poor choice in this situation, especially the possibility that Woods may had actually been innocent.

Nathaniel Woods set to be executed

In 2004 the lives of three families were forever changed. Three Alabama officers were gunned down, killed, by who the state would later identify as Nathaniel Woods. For many, however, there are questions regarding his innocence.

Activists on Facebook took to the page of Governor, Kay Ivey, with the hastag, #FreeNate. While this has been going on for sometime, it has recently gained momentum. Much of the momentum stems from his execution date, which is March 5, 2020 at 5:00 pm. As per protocol, defense attorneys have contacted the Govenor in attempt to stop this from taking place. However, the office of Kay Ivey has outright ignored these requests.

In the case regarding the shooting, another individual had taken accountability as being the gunman. Regardless of this, it is evident that the state will proceed with the execution. The issue we see in this derives from the other individual who took accountability. Because of this, it opens the door to plausible doubt. With plausible doubt, the state should, if Woods were to have a legitimate fair and impartial, review the new evidence.

While activists continue to fight for the life of Woods, the clock continues to tick, potentially sealing the doors to justice. While it is very possible that he is the shooter, the concept that he isn’t, should at least be entertained. In any competent justice system, reviewing potential evidence, especially regarding a man who will die in mere hours, would be mamdated. However, Governor Ivey seems more determined to execute, regardless of the secondary confession.

Predators: not a tos violation

Recently, alongside multiple people, our platform fought to get, what was clearly a predatorial account on Facebook. Although getting a profile like this removed should be an easy task, it has proven to be the exact opposite. After dozens of reports against the profile, individual images, the message from Facebook has been the same: “the profile does not violate our terms of sevice.”

Our platform initially learned about this profile from Twitter. As we have, other individuals were attempting to get it removed due to the graphic images and postings detailing interests in pedophilia. Thus far, dozens of people have taken to twitter, posting the profile link, in a desperate attempt to removing the profile.

Facebook’s blatant allowance of this, and profiles like this, to exist leads to many questions. Unlike the old days of Facebook, they have removed the option to rebuttal their decision, leaving users with no options to explain why the profile needs to be taken down. The actions of Facebook should be of great concern for parents, eapecially if their children utilize the site.

Developing story: Woodson Terrace shooting

War on Corruption just recieved an exclusive in regards of a shooting that occured today. Though it is unconfirmed, at this time, that anybody has been injured, we do know some details regarding this situation.

At approx. 11:49 this morning, a birage of gunfire was heard by multiple residents. During this event, multiple houses and cars were damaged. At this time, the police are actively investigating. However, War on Corruption has obtained surveillance photage of the investigation.

According to residents, an unknowm individual, driving a Beige colored car is responsible for the shooting. Witnesses state, according to our source, the vehicle was observed driving West. We will do an update once one is availabe. The video can be seen below.

30 second clip of the investigation.

Updates:

We have reached out to the investigating department. Though they are keeping quiet, they did issue a short statement.