Back in September a Fall River necrophiliac named Dan Astle, who had been featured in a blog published by former blogger “Manch,” sent me some pretty disturbing death threats.
I refuse to cry about death threats like Ilhan Omar and other leftists do when they’re rightfully criticized for saying something stupid. I do what everyone should do when they receive a death threat – expose the douchebags who sent the threats, call the cops, and pursue maximum justice.
That’s exactly what I did when I showed the threats to the Holden Police who then filed for a criminal complaint in Leominster District Court. Last month I had a court date there with both Fuck Me In The Astle and Crazy Charlotte McFarland. Charlotte was a no-show, but Fuck Me In The Astle showed up with his Dad. We had a hearing in front of a clerk magistrate who would decide whether or not this would go in front of a judge. Fuck Me In The Astle whined that the blog was mean to him and he couldn’t find a job because of it. It had nothing to do with the shit he publicly posted, or the fact that he’s a deranged psychopath with no social skills. It’s because of a blog.
He showed up with his dad too, because of course he needed a ride. His Dad is obviously a fucking moron too because he tried speaking out of turn, whined about feelings, and was promptly told to shut up. The most hilarious part was that Fuck Me In The Astle told the clerk that he didn’t know he was emailing me when he sent the threats, and that he was just kidding. Because email@example.com could be anyone apparently.
I never heard back from the ADA’s office or the court about what the clerk decided to do, and only found out today because a Sentinel reporter contacted me. Turns out they decided to press charges:
A Fall River man was arraigned in Leominster District Court on Thursday for allegedly making a death threat against Aidan Kearney, founder of the Massachusetts-oriented blog Turtleboy Sports. Daniel Astle, 33, of 601 Bullock St. in Fall River, is accused of sending a graphic and threatening email to Kearney after being the subject of a blog post on the Turtleboy website, according to court documents. He was charged with threatening to commit a crime. In the email in question, Astle details his desire to amputate one of Kearney’s limbs and tells him that there is nothing he will be able to do to protect himself, according to a copy of the message contained in a police report.
“Hopefully you regain some of your common sense and listen very carefully when I tell you I have nothing better to do right now then (sic) hunt you down,” Astle wrote in the email, according to police.
Speaking by phone Friday morning, Kearney said he wasn’t aware that Astle was arraigned, nor that the state had decided to pursue charges against him. Typically, he said, he’s looped in when charges are officially filed, noting that this is far from the first time he’s reported threats like this to the police.
“I’m the guy who’s always getting threatened,” Kearney said.
About a month ago, Kearney said, he attended a meeting at the Leominster District Courthouse that Astle also attended. Kearney said Astle appeared at the meeting with his father, and that during the meeting he blamed Kearney for making him send the threatening email. Astle also said he did not realize the email he sent to Turtleboysports@gmail.com was being sent to Kearney, according to Kearney, who said on Friday he didn’t believe Astle because his name is openly associated with the popular blog.
Astle appears to have been featured on the Turtleboy website at least three times, with the first post dating back to May 2018. In that blog, an author writing under a pseudonym accused Astle of sending inappropriate photos to underage girls and published screenshots of what appears to be Astle discussing interest in hurting and maiming other people. Kearney said he takes these kinds of messages seriously and often reports them to police, adding that he hopes these charges send a message to people who make these types of threats online.
Would’ve been great if the DA’s office could’ve given me a phone call and let me know about this. Maybe Joe Early is busy covering his ass somewhere.
Either way, I want this to be a lesson to anyone out there who might be tempted to threaten me or anyone who works for Turtleboy. We will find out who you are, we will ruin your life, and I will take sick, sadistic joy in watching it happen.
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