Before we get down to business, there’s a new word that we have to enter into the Trench Reynolds Lexicon. The lexicon only has two entries. The first was the term mutants which I used to refer to the troglodytes who sympathize or idolize school shooters, specifically the Columbine cowards. Then there are the three middle names of doom of Ray, Lee, and Wayne. It seems that an inordinate number of criminals have one of those three middle names. Hmm, isn’t Damien Echols’ middle name Wayne? But I digress. Speaking of convicted child murderer Echols he refers to his murder groupie fans as ‘chupacabras’. That is the dumbest name for a group of fans since Juggalos. I will now be referring to them as ‘Chalupas’ since they have the same mental capacity as the Mexican delicacy.
Now down to business. In my last post about the Damien Echols hype machine, I talked about an ‘art’ show in New York City that presented Echols juvenile doodles. It seems that may have been the straw that broke the child-killing camel’s back. On that post I started receiving comments from someone claiming to be the owner of the art gallery/tattoo parlor and that he was a personal friend of Echols. It seems that they consider me hostile and had me investigated by their lawyers. Then the lackey of Echols proceeded to post parts of my personal information in the comments such as my given name, the town I live in, and who lives with me in my house which includes one of my kids. Granted my son is a 25-year-old aspiring gunsmith but still. He also claimed that the Echols legal team is looking to have a restraining order filed against me and are actively trying to get my site shut down.
If you follow internet culture at all you may recognize these tactics of suppression that are used by another organization that constantly looks to quash criticism of it on the net, The Church of Scientology, a cult. I use this comparison intentionally because it seems that Echols’s inner circle of Chalupas act very much like a cult. Not occult mind you but a cult nonetheless. To further my point at this ‘art exhibit’ the aspiring tattoo artist Echols was amateurishly tattooing people with the letter X if they were willing to cough up two bills and change including his gallery owning confidante. So, basically Echols is branding as many cattle in his herd as he possibly can.
In an attempt to show the world the strong-arm tactics being used by Echols cronies I reached out to a national ‘journalist’ on Twitter who had done some pieces for a national news program that was very favorable of Echols. Again my naïveté showed thinking that national journalists are anything more than talking heads as she completely ignored my request and told me I shouldn’t hide behind an anonymous Twitter handle if I’m going to call Echols a killer and I better have proof. First off I can call Echols a child killer because that’s what he was convicted of. Secondly, it shows you how far Echols has his slimy tentacles in the media especially since no journalist is willing to seriously question him on his account of the events.
So with my personal information being out there in the wild and the media refusing to do any investigation, you know, their job, I thought about hanging up my keyboard after 13 years. I asked my family what I should do, I asked some of my blogging friends, answers were mixed. Some said I should, others said I shouldn’t. Then something happened that convinced me to stay. I received messages from some of the victims’ family members. You remember the victims, don’t you? Stevie Branch, Michael Moore, and Christopher Byers, the names that seem to be swept under the rug when it comes to the Echols media tour. These family members thanked me for my work and tenacity on trying to get the truth out there. There’s no way in my heart I could ever let them down. Not to mention that while Echols may think that the universe revolves around him this site does not. I have done some good work in the past 13 years in the areas of school violence and human trafficking, and I was not about to throw that all away because some trailer trash child killer got a bug up his ass. Plus as a wise man once told me, never let the bastards win.
As long as Echols is free I will continue to document how he’s nothing more than a lowlife scumbag using the murders he was convicted of for his own selfish benefit.