Prostitute Killed In Hoe Attack


sanctus
#1



(CBS) NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - Police say a 50-year-old man living in his motherís home killed a transvestite prostitute with a garden hoe after bringing him back to the house, police said Wednesday.

John Freeman of Northridge was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murder.

Freemanís mother was out of town when he allegedly picked up the 31-year-old transvestite prostitute Sunday morning and brought him to his motherís house.

The victim wore womenís clothing to Freemanís house but was naked at the time of the beating, police said.

The two apparently began arguing inside the house and ended up in the backyard, where Freeman allegedly attacked the victim with his fists, feet and a hoe.

Neighbors reported the assault to police at 12:30 p.m. Sunday. When officers responded, Freeman was still in the backyard, kicking the victim, police said.

Police arenít certain of the motive, but they do not believe Freeman suddenly discovered the prostitute was a man. Freeman and the victim had a casual relationship in the past, police said, and Freeman knew the victim had male anatomy.

(© MMVII, CBS Broadcasting Inc.
 
Twila
#2
I can't believe no one has posted the obvious jokes about a ho hoed to death.

Very strange story.
 
Zzarchov
#3
I wanted to, I mean, I REALLY wanted to, but it was so obvious..and well..kinda in poor taste.
 
Zan
#4
Quote: Originally Posted by ZzarchovView Post

I wanted to, I mean, I REALLY wanted to, but it was so obvious..and well..kinda in poor taste.

yes. Too bad about that poor taste bizness... it'll ruin a good joke every time.
 
TenPenny
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by ZzarchovView Post

I wanted to, I mean, I REALLY wanted to, but it was so obvious..and well..kinda in poor taste.

Me, too. I started to type something along the lines of "sweets for the sweet", and then deleted it in a strange bout of good sense.
 
DurkaDurka
#6
haha, I saw that headline and was thinking along the same line... lol
 
Pangloss
#7
Um, guys, unless the joke is that nobody got the joke, the joke was already made in the headline. It is along the lines of a mischievous bunch of university boaters who were thrown out of a competition for fighting:

"Rowdy rowers rue row row."

Bad taste, dehumanizing, and kinda obscene to use deliberate murder as a pretext for puns.

Pangloss
 
TenPenny
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by PanglossView Post

Um, guys, unless the joke is that nobody got the joke, the joke was already made in the headline. It is along the lines of a mischievous bunch of university boaters who were thrown out of a competition for fighting:

"Rowdy rowers rue row row."

Bad taste, dehumanizing, and kinda obscene to use deliberate murder as a pretext for puns.

Pangloss

Equating killing a person with rowing a boat truly is obscene, I agree. You need your priorities re-examined.
 
Pangloss
#9
Wonderfully convoluted defensive posture TP - kinda like yoga, I'd guess?

Re-evaluate my priorities? I do that every day. Among the things that have been pretty consistent in my "value-set" are respect for others and regard for life.

As a reporter, I would never have written a header like that. Too callous by far for me.

Pangloss
 
TenPenny
#10
Prostitute Killed in Hoe Attack is too callous?

Sex Trade Worker Dies After Encounter With Farm Implement would be better, I suppose.
 
Pangloss
#11
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

Prostitute Killed in Hoe Attack is too callous?

Sex Trade Worker Dies After Encounter With Farm Implement would be better, I suppose.

How about "Prostitute Murdered"? Or, "Man Lures, Kills Prostitute"? Or "Prostitute Slashed, Beaten to Death by John"?

Or, "(Killer's name) Confesses to Beating, Slashing Murder of Prostitute."

But, if you're sure the prostitute's parents are going to read the headline, you could write "Hooker Gets "***"-uppance By Way Of Hoe, and How!"

But that's only if you're a heartless pig.

Pangloss
 
Nuggler
#12
HEARTLESS HEAVY HACKS HO WITH HOE

CULPRIT COGNIZANT TO COPS

DENIED HEAD, HACKS HO WITH...................BLA BLA BLA

PROSTITUTE PULVERIZED WITH PLANTATION PLANTING-ASSISTOR. (bit of a stretch)

Bad taste indeed. Why are we here if not to follow the foibles of fellow fools?

nugly
 
eh1eh
#13
Here's a good take on the hoe (external - login to view) thing.
 
TenPenny
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by PanglossView Post

How about "Prostitute Murdered"? Or, "Man Lures, Kills Prostitute"? Or "Prostitute Slashed, Beaten to Death by John"?

Or, "(Killer's name) Confesses to Beating, Slashing Murder of Prostitute."

But, if you're sure the prostitute's parents are going to read the headline, you could write "Hooker Gets "***"-uppance By Way Of Hoe, and How!"

But that's only if you're a heartless pig.

Pangloss

If you actually cared at all, you wouldn't refer to the victim as a prostitute in the first place.
 
able
#15
I wonder what Falwell would have said? One thing for sure, prostitution is a dangerous job. Too bad human beings engage in it, but they must know the risks, but have to wonder if they believe they will become a statistic.
 
TenPenny
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by ableView Post

I wonder what Falwell would have said? One thing for sure, prostitution is a dangerous job. Too bad human beings engage in it, but they must know the risks, but have to wonder if they believe they will become a statistic.

Artists are given certain talents; they use those talents to make a living.
Many people are given intellectual curiousity and the opportunity and ability to learn complicated technical skills, and become doctors, engineers, scientists.
Some people are given looks, and become models.
Some people use the body they are given to make a living as sex trade workers.

Ya work with what ya got, if there is a market demand out there. But it certainly is dangerous.
 
Pangloss
#17
Quote: Originally Posted by TenPennyView Post

If you actually cared at all, you wouldn't refer to the victim as a prostitute in the first place.

If the person was trading sex for money, then they were a prostitute.

Simple, clear terms make dishonesty difficult. Read Orwell's "Politics and the English Language."

Pangloss
 
Pangloss
#18
Prostitution tends to be dangerous in places where there are legal and moral prohibitions against the sex trade.

Child prostitution tends to exist in places where there are legal and moral prohibitions against the sex trade.

Prostitute-borne STDs tend to be more prevalent in places where there are legal and moral prohibitions against the sex trade.

Prostitution as a result of drug addiction tends to be more prevalent in places where there are legal and moral prohibitions against the sex trade.

This holds true across many cultures and many decades.

Check out the works of John Lowman (criminology - Simon Fraser University)

Pangloss
 
Kreskin
#19
It could also say:

"Transvestite John Killed Hired Companion"
 
Pangloss
#20
Quote: Originally Posted by KreskinView Post

It could also say:

"Transvestite John Killed Hired Companion"

Yeah - most excellent header.

Pangloss
 

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