Update: 10/30/14- Brittany has a new video out. You can find it here with less commentary than appears in this post. Although, there is still some commentary… because Illinois’ regulation of death is still nonsense.
Isn’t there some sort of saying about how dreams do come true? Maybe not right away, but eventually? Sadly, I think that today is “eventually.”
Back in 2011 I wrote a moderately sarcastic (for me) post about what I wanted to see out of the world in 2012. Titled, “A look ahead to 2012: How about less Lindsay Lohan (or Sam Hurd) and more physician assisted suicide.” The post was aimed at mocking the recent crime news and wishing for a return to when there were more pressing news stories of public concern. It was a smashing success that earned three “likes” on facebook and one twitter mention. The crush of publicity was hard to live with, but I managed. Continue reading “When Dying is Outlawed Only Outlaws Will Die in Peace.”
When I think of local papers who don’t care about actually “reporting” local court news but would rather cut-and-paste from State’s Attorney press releases, I don’t normally think of the Daily Herald. They’re doing everything they can to change that, though. When catching up on my local crime news today, I first came across this article about a man in Geneva who, the paper says, admit to some fairly serious sex crimes and underage porn charges:
The Daily Herald article:
A Geneva man admitted Friday to videotaping sexual acts between him and a minor during a six-month period starting in late 2012.
Robert R. Schamne, 23, of the 1000 block of Manchester Course, pleaded guilty to child pornography and criminal sexual assault, according to the Kane County state’s attorney’s office.
Judge John A. Barsanti accepted the plea.
Schamne, who must register for life as a sex offender, faces up to 45 years in prison. His next court date is Nov. 14, but it is not known if he will be sentenced then.
Schamne videotaped sexual acts between himself and the victim between November 2012 and April 2013, according to the state’s attorney.
Schamne remains in Kane County jail on $300,000 bail.
Continue reading “Come on, Daily Herald. You can do better.”