To die in prison is a strange fate. It means that a person who clearly committed the crime now must meet his or her death for what they had done wrong. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, just under 20,000 men and women perished behind jail or prison walls between the years 2007 and 2010. In Delaware, convicted murderer Theodore Benson was the latest case of this face of death. While investigators continue to work on the case, it appears that Benson passed away from natural causes at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Kent County.
[WARNING: In addition to this article being about a creepy, violent guy, it's a bit of a lengthy "super article." Hopefully you like it, and I hope it provides food for thought.]
I want to give you a tip from an ex-crook...a burglar's best friend is timing. I want you to think about that, because when you disrupt a burglar's timing through various measures, you are saving yourself from a break-in.
It’s a story of geography. Wilmington, Delaware is a tiny city in a tiny state. Bear, Delaware is even tinier. But the main difference is in the civic structure of both of these areas. Wilmington is known for its mean streets and comparatively high levels of the start of physical force. Bear... well not so much. According to the News Journal, a New Castle male was found guilty of killing a fellow worker in 2015 in Bear. Just a few days prior to this writing, a 25-year-old man was snuffed out of existence by gunfire. This was only a few days ago. The gulf that exists between Wilmington and other areas of Delaware continues to stretch in regard to slayings and other crimes.
Metheney had grown up in Essex, Maryland and he was neglected as a child. His father was an alcoholic who died in a car accident when Metheny was six, and his mother neglected her six children while she worked double shifts outside their home. Metheny said that he had often been sent by his parents to live with some other families in foster-like arrangements when he was a child.
In the state of Delaware, shootings don’t just happen in Wilmington. They occur in Bear, too. A 19-year-old man was shot in the torso after a heated exchange with the suspected gunman. What this shows is that at any time and in any place in the state, a weapon can be drawn and fired, injuring or killing someone. It is the emotion-driven state of some gun owners who can’t handle a discussion who reach for their sidearm. Without the flow of talk, without the ability to voice differences, and instead resorting to the start of physical force, these men and women make gun owners look bad. They represent that small group of people who can’t take a few words hurled at them and find themselves firing shots back, literally.
Is it really a surprise that a government run agency like the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) would see corruption amongst its ranks? 29-year-old Danielle Haldeman and Michelet Pouloute, 40, defrauded the Delaware DMV by issuing false driver’s licenses. The two have both pleaded guilty of their crimes, Haldeman for one count of bribery and one count of misdemeanor misconduct. Pouloute pleaded guilty to one count of felony bribery.
Millsoboro, Delaware is not without its bizarre cases. Levi D. Stilwell felt the metal bracelets of the law for driving under the influence. The tip came that he became tipsy through a call from a McDonald’s restaurant. Stilwell berated a patron at the fast food establishment. His “multiple signs of impairment,” the police said allowed them to determine that Stilwell could incur his seventh DUI. The idea of yelling at someone who might’ve been trying to get the buy-one-get-one for a dollar deal from Mickey D’s is horrendous. In these United States of America, you ought to be able to enter into a specific establishment and order anything that you want, regardless of what other customers might say to you.
The tiny First State has big problems. While Delaware Online reports that the number of shootings and victims and deaths has been down since the year 2017, it is still a major concern for law enforcement officials. One woman and three men received rounds just before the weekend in the State of Delaware. There are no suspects in any of the cases. This is why snitching is so crucial. Somebody knows something. There is no way that exactly zero individuals saw nothing. The power of snitching should lead these people to aid the police in doing a job that entails the most legitimacy. They’re not concerned with drugs. They’re not concerned with violating rights-respecting individuals. The police are trying to do their job that is completely in line with rights.
To snitch or not to snitch, that is the eternal question which burns in the minds of the guilty and not guilty. Let us define our terms. A snitch is someone who actively points out figures who were involved in or who are committing crime. A snitch is an upright citizen who cares about the sanctity of human life. Royal “Diamond” Downs’ role in The James T. Vaughn Correctional Center riots in 2017 in New Castle County, Delaware goes to show that a despicable person should serve his time and not be given any provisions beyond what it takes for him to breathe.
So I decided to continue the 31 posts of creepy even though it is no longer October, but I missed a few days so here we go. A lot of you may not think of Columbine as creepy, but some of the stuff that came out about the two shooters was creepy and the events leading up to the shooting were creepy. It's also creepy that two teenagers would even think about killing people. I consider true crime to be sometimes creepy.