Bobby J Blythe / Willie J Dennis : Day 5

August 25, 2009 8 comments

NOTE: Go to Justice4KungFuGuy for the latest news on this story.

Slowly, slowly to catch a monkey – or so the saying goes. Day 3 into the investigation of the brutal video filmed in Dumfries, VA of Willie J Dennis beating a disabled man to a pulp in Bobby J Blythe’s karate dojo.

Inside Nova, Northern Virginia’s online newspaper, has posted an article on the case today.

Bullshido are continuing to investigate the case and are currently cross-referencing public records on hospital admissions, incarcerations and taking the Sherlock Holmes approach of ruling out the impossible. Bobby Joe Blythe has gone into hiding it seems as nobody has been able to raise him on the phone or in-person. He deleted his online accounts quickly after the incident started to go viral but nobody has yet managed to get his take on the matter. I can only assume that law enforcement haven’t tracked him down either.

The 25 years of time are making the investigation difficult but I don’t think anybody is going to rest until KFG (Kung Fu Guy) has been given a name. Even if Dumfries police only have a few officers in 1984 it’s still likely they would be on first name terms with all the local homeless. Even if KFG did have some form of mental disability or form of autism it’s highly likely that the local store owners and residents would know him. Harmless vagrants and homeless people are typically known to somebody, it’s just a matter of time, media attention and re-connection with the local community before that information becomes known. Some local, national and international media coverage are all likely to speed up this process.

At the moment, with no mainstream media network running the article I wonder what they’ve uncovered. Are they still investigating the case? Or is somebody trying to keep the story from breaking. If Blythe is an ex-marine and has his contacts within the Government and federal machinery it may just be a story that people don’t want to break and Blythe has been instructed to stay low until it blows over.

Without a name to KFG and without confirmation of his status Blythe and Dennis are still far from being in the clear. As many have pointed out, there is no Statute of Limitations in Virginia for felonious crimes. Therefore, any jury watching the video is going to look at the two final head stomps and declare ‘attempted murder’. They will then look at everybody else’s actions, the failure of anybody to stop the fight and the complicit action of moving a critically injured man and will surely say that everybody in that room was aiding and abetting.

So all of those Napa Auto Parts guys that closed early to watch the show and the woman that shouts “TV! TV!” are implicated, not to mention Blythe’s family and others involved in running the dojo. All of these people watched it or know somebody that watched it and they need to give up their silence. Even though Willie J Dennis’ son has come forward and said the guy was pulled out the day after, I find the statement doubtful as he would have been around 8 at the time. I can recall very little about what happened 25 years ago so I’m surprised he has any recollection whatsoever and can only suggest that his statement is what he was led to believe rather than what he observed. After all, why would an 8 year old boy remember something so uneventful as somebody being pulled out of a dumpster? My 13 year old son can’t recall anything more than a week ago.

Ultimately, I believe that Willie J Dennis is the tool in this video, the weapon that is used against KFG but it’s Blythe and the audience that used this weapon. They placed Dennis in a situation where he was embarassed and egged him on, I see Dennis’ crime as the lesser and Blythe’s the greater. It would also be interesting to correlate this event with Dennis’ future run-ins with the law. Was this the start of something? Or was it already a pattern of aggressive behaviour?

I just hope all of the children and grandchildren of those involved watch this video and push their parents into being open and honest. Innocent people have nothing to hide, nothing to be silent about. Only cowards hide and as every day passes I, for one, assumes that the complicity increases. The families know what’s happening, they know the world is watching and yet, they wait. This will not blow over, there are literally thousands of people watching this story every day and hundreds of armchair sleuths cross-referencing every database to elicit the truth. I know because I see all the hits on these pages.

UPDATE: The case has now spawned a new mini-site Justice4KungFuGuy.

Bobby J Blythe / Willie J Dennis Update

August 22, 2009 1 comment

NOTE: Go to Justice4KungFuGuy for the latest news on this story.

As a follow-up to the brutal video that appeared on the Internet, showing the apparent murder of an unknown man at the hands of a black belt student. I just picked up this video on YouTube from KMPH news which shows the Hanford Police Chief, Carlos Mestas, talking about the case. He said that they are investigating the case but refused to reveal the exact details of which agencies were involved. At last the wheels of justice seem to be turning and we can expect to hear something in the coming days and weeks.

Anybody from the local Napa Auto Parts store that were watching the “demonstration” may want to confess now before the Police come knocking. Somebody will talk and they will be the one with the lesser sentence, the rest will be assumed to be more complicit. Good luck playing the waiting game cowards.

The video also shows the reporter trying to getting a response from Bobby Joe Blythe’s residence in Hanford, CA. Needless to say, there appears to be nobody home.

UPDATE1: KMPH news article.

UPDATE2: There’s also a new mini site about the case now with Twitter and Facebook connectors, Justice4KungFuGuy.

Bobby J Blythe Encourages Black Belt Willie J Dennis to Beat A Man to Death – Literally

August 20, 2009 12 comments

NOTE: Go to Justice4KungFuGuy for the latest news on this story.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a disturbing video as the one that appeared on YouTube today. Reddit picked it up from 4Chan via this posting. It was then cross-posted on Digg.

I watched the video without any audio due to my surroundings and judging by the comments on Reddit it was the ‘best’ way of watching it. The video shows a black man duped into being beaten by a karate black belt student. It was apparently shot in December 1984 and it beings slowly with the victim showboating until the kicks and punches start to take effect. In particular, it looks like it’s a right elbow that first knocks him to the ground. At this point the victim tries to stop the fight repeatedly but all to no avail.

The dojo master then pushes the student to finish the fight and it ends badly with the guy on the floor and receiving too stomps to the head and neck. There is some stomach-sickening wheezing heard and a pool of blood quickly forms under the guys head who lies their motionless. He’s then dragged across the dojo floor and allegedly dumped in a dumpster in the back alley.

If ever something good is to come out of this it will be through the media picking up this story and forcing somebody to investigate. Did he really die? Who were in this video? It seems Bobby Joe Blythe and Willie J Dennis play the roles of master and student but where is the justice?

If it wasn’t for the student being black, they would say it was a lynching. Mindless brutality, caught on video, bragged about and traded like a Baseball card and everybody gets away with it. Somebody please tell me there is some goodness in the world. Where are the BBC and CNN when you need them?

UPDATE1: Somebody on Reddit reports that the matter has now been referred to Washington DC’s Cold Cases department for investigation. I wonder if an address for the crime scene can be found online, or the neighbouring NAPA store as it implies the employees closed early to watch the show. They would all now seem to be complicit in the murder of this young man – who wants to squeal first?

UPDATE2: It seems that Bullshido is collecting the most information and may have been the original source of this article.

UPDATE3: KMPH, Hanford’s local news, broadcast a story about the case. See this post.

UPDATE4: A new mini-site, Justice4KungFuGuy, has been created to catch the perpetrators.

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Developing a Strategic Plan for your Website

August 18, 2009 1 comment

Introduction

Only the most successful companies and individuals take the Internet seriously and develop strategic business plans. Most of them take a more haphazard approach to development and struggle to maximize their returns or engagement with their customers and consumers. Many site owners fail to understand why and often feel frustrated by their lack of knowledge, their team’s lack of knowledge or the overall approach to the website. Quite often the development team lurches from one technology to another with no clear direction. There is a gulf between the business objectives and the website, this is where a strategic plan can help.

As the Internet is still a new business asset and is rapidly changing it’s difficult to keep up, we largely suffer from immaturity in this space. Academia fails spectacularly to instruct students in the ways of the Internet and the world is left with a ragtag group of freelance consultants with a wide variety of technical skills and an even wider array of business skills. When our corporate finances struggle to meet our needs, we know what we need and how to get one; we simply find a Chartered Accountant. When our website fails to meet our needs we mostly struggle. We don’t have the knowledge and we don’t know how to differentiate the good from the bad.

There is some good news; there is still room for growth on the Internet and there are markets yet to be tapped. The bad news is trying to find somebody, a team or a company that can lead you to this Nirvana.

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Kohana – A Review of the Good, Bad and Ugly

August 17, 2009 5 comments

I’m approaching the launch date for my first site based on Kohana and feel it’s time to spill the beans. Somebody posted on the forums today and asked why Kohana isn’t more popular when compared to Cake, CodeIgniter, Zend or Symfony. The simple answer is that it’s not meant to be.

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Cheap Web Sites – How do I get me one?

August 17, 2009 Leave a comment

It seems everybody wants a cheap web site these days but you need to understand why you can get one but you may not actually want one. A cheap web site is likely to be a few pages of information with a basic colour scheme or basic design that may match some other branding elements you have. You need to ask yourself why you want a ‘cheap’ web site though so that you understand your real motive. You may then decide you don’t want a cheap web site and that you actually want something more.

Ultimately, you get what you pay for so don’t expect that $100 to make you thousands of dollars every year, it’s just not going to happen.

So why do you really want a cheap web site? Is it because:

  • You don’t understand what a web site is?
  • You don’t know how much income it will generate and want to limit your losses?
  • Everybody else is doing it so you feel that you’re missing out?

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Upgrading from Kohana v2.3.3 to v2.3.4

August 15, 2009 Leave a comment

I just found the official Kohana documentation for upgrading your Kohana applications to the latest version. In fact, these instructions also work for upgrading Kohana v2.3.4 to v2.4 and Kohana v2.x to v3.x.

Upgrading your Kohana Application

Read the source code, note differences in the available methods and properties. For more detailed information, please refer to the change log.

Change Log

The official Kohana change log may be obtained by using diff, or the Windows equivalent, against the old and new versions. Please enjoy using Kohana!

As one of the lead developers proudly proclaims – “We try to be an advanced framework for developers who know what they are doing when it comes to programming. The framework should not hold the developer’s hand.” He also thinks people complain when new versions are released and says it’s because “they’re stuck in the past” even though he was recently threatening to fork the project because his v2.x branch was in danger of not seeing the light of day due to the new v3.x branch.

My recommendation is that you should just use a single version of Kohana for your application and not worry about the future as it’s uncertain and likely to be a complete waste of effort upgrading.

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