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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:13 PM
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They tasered Klutzo the Clown and now he is dead
http://illinoishomepage.net/content/fulltext/?cid=9747

Child Porn Suspect Dies

Reported by: Blake Wood / WCIA 3 & MyCFN News
Friday, Nov 16, 2007 @09:29pm CST

SPRINGFIELD - The man known to many as "Klutzo the Clown" died hours after guards use a taser on him.

57-year-old Amon Paul Carlock was facing multiple child porn charges after prosecutors say he took naked pictures of kids.

Deputies aren't sure if the taser caused his death, but they are investigating. It all started early Friday morning when Carlock refused to leave his cell to get checked out for a medical condition.

Carlock was booked in the Sangamon County Jail last month after being arrested on sex tourism charges. Police say he took naked pictures of boys while on a trip to the Phillipines. snip

Prosecutors say with Carlock's death that ends their investigation into the child porn charges. At one time Carlock worked as a minister, a daycare worker and for the state alongside children.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:14 PM
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1. A clown getting tasered.
I laughed.

I'm going straight to hell for laughing at this.
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:17 PM
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3. That Title Deserves Its Own DUzy Category...
... for comico-serious headline, followed by guilt-inducing story.

Don't forget coins for the boatman of Hades; I won't either.

- Dave
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:25 PM
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8. I bet his nose lit up. n/t
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CorpGovActivist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:28 PM
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10. Sooooooooooo...
... very, very wrong.

:spew:

- Dave
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:13 PM
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20. I'll see you down there.
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hisownpetard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:16 PM
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2. One less clown to worry about. nt
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:18 PM
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4. I know I'm going to feel a little bit bad about this later, but I LAUGHED!
Hopefully, Mary Tyler Moore will speak at his funeral.


See prior thread:

Klutzo The Christian Conservative Clown Busted For Kiddie Porn And Sex Tourism
Topic started by NNN0LHI on Oct-13-07 05:51 PM (39 replies)
Last modified by spanone on Oct-14-07 07:28 PM
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:20 PM
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5. a little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down his pants.
Chuckles bites the dust is one of my favorite mtm episodes.
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:21 PM
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6. Thesmokinggun.com says he was a "Christian Clown".
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:24 PM
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7. He was a CONSERVATIVE Christian Clown, specifically.
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 08:24 PM by IanDB1
Personally, I think you're better off hiring Ouchy the BDSM Clown to entertain your kids than a "Conservative Christian" Clown.

People who hire a "Conservative Christian" to entertain their kids may as well be sending them into an airport bathroom with tap shoes on.

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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:36 PM
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14. It's so bizarre.
Truth is really stranger than fiction sometimes.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:45 PM
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15. The nine most terrifying words in the English language are...
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm a conservative, and I'm here for the children."
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:29 PM
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22. Make that 10 words
'I'm a conservative clown, and I'm here for the children."

As if clowns weren't creepy enough already?
Another thing, what kind of humor does a conservative "Christian" have to offer children? Seriously, what did his gags consist of (and when I say "gags" I mean jokes, antics.)? I imagine it would be either incredibly boring, or moralistic, or homophobic.
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hootinholler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:27 PM
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9. So that ends the investigation?
Taser him, death = guilty?

-Hoot
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:30 PM
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12. I think that means he will never go to trial and is assumed innocent under the law. n/t
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:30 PM
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11. And how his estranged wife gets to sue the cops, I bet. n/t
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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:35 PM
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13. Anybody notice dateline "SPRINGFIELD"?
Anybody seen KRUSTY lately????
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ingac70 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:47 PM
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16. Great news.....
Taxpayers won't have to pay to house this perv, or chance his being released in the future.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:53 PM
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17. LOL - Life imitates art once again
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 08:54 PM by tularetom
Twenty some years ago my kid and some of his buds got in trouble in high school for putting on a Senior day skit about "Pervo the Clown" who got busted for molesting little kids at a party and later tripped over his big giant shoes in the jail and died. I remember the vice principal called us up to inform us about his behavior and I could hardly keep a straight face. I had a hard time pretending to be concerned about it, since all I wanted to do was laugh. I still laugh thinkin about it this many years later.
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tomg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:54 PM
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18. That is simultaneously the funniest and the most
disturbing thing I have ever heard in my life. The whole thing is like some weird Monty Python skit.
Klutzo the Clown - that sort of sums it up alright.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:57 PM
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19. Oh my god, they killed Klutzo! (You bastards!)
Former clown accused of child sex crimes dies after being Tased
Belleville News Democrat, USA - 7 hours ago
AP Authorities say a former minister, police officer and clown who was accused of child sex crimes died after a Taser was used to subdue him in jail. ...
Carlock dies after struggle in jail

Springfield State Journal Register, IL - 15 hours ago
Accused sex offender A. Paul Carlock, who performed for children as Klutzo the Clown, died Friday morning at St. John's Hospital after struggling with ...
Child Porn Suspect Dies

WCIA-3 News, IL - 23 hours ago
SPRINGFIELD - The man known to many as "Klutzo the Clown" died hours after guards use a taser on him. 57-year-old Amon Paul Carlock was facing multiple ...
Former Clown Accused of Child Sex Crimes Dies

WREX-TV, IL - Nov 16, 2007
SPRINGFIELD, IL - A former minister, police officer and clown who was accused of child sex crimes has died while behind bars. ...

Inmated Tased To Death
WEEK-TV, IL - 1 hour ago
By WEEK Weather A former minister, police officer and clown accused of child sex crimes has died after police used a taser to subdue him in jail. ...


Children's performer indicted on child pornography charges
WTHI, IN - Nov 7, 2007
... home turned up compact discs which contained movies depicting child pornography. He went by the names "Klutzo the Clown" and "Professor Paul the Magician."


Village puts smile back on clown's face
Chicago Daily Herald, IL - Oct 18, 2007
... night's village board meeting, the first since a Springfield man who also uses the clown name "Klutzo" was charged with sex crimes involving children. ...



Also, be sure you look at the right Klutzo...


See:

Thanks for support during identity crisis

As most know, I discovered a man from Springfield was arrested by federal authorities on child pornography and sexual charges. He was a clown and entertainer who went by a clown name I have used for the past 24 years, Klutzo.

Since I was the only one that I know of to have a Web site by that name, there were bloggers using the Internet that did not do their homework and investigate properly as to the true identity of my clown Klutzo.

They actually copied my Web site and pictures, and then placed them on their blog Web sites.

I was greeted by vile e-mail and blog sites accusing my Klutzo of unspeakable acts toward children. Devastated and humiliated, I immediately took my site off the Web.

By then the damage was done. It was a living nightmare. I was afraid of the damage it could do to not only my reputation but also to this great village.

Thanks to news articles by our local papers, the story was picked up by the local TV networks and nationally by CNN.

More:
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=62099&src=


Wow!

Large mainstream news outlets making serious mistakes!

That is UNHEARD of!

So-called U.S. hostage appears to be toy
http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/02/01/iraq.hostage /

Vindicated Olympic Park bombing suspect Richard Jewell dies
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/08/29/richard.jewell/index.h...

John Mark Karr
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Mark_Karr

And then there were the lawyers pretending to be O.J. Simpson's lawyers...

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:20 PM
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21. Local news has more details than The A.P. has
Carlock dies after struggle in jail
Jailers used Taser on alleged sex offender
By SARAH ANTONACCI
STAFF WRITER

Published Saturday, November 17, 2007

<snip>

The report indicates correctional officers were trying to get the 57-year-old Carlock ready to go St. John's to be checked because of recent erratic behavior. Carlock resisted, Sacco said, when jailers attempted to get him into a restraint chair. Carlock was wrestled to the ground but continued to fight.

When he wouldn't cooperate, a Taser stun gun was used on his leg, Sacco said. "The Taser had little effect, but did allow them to put the leg shackles on," Sacco said. "As they sat him up,

<snip>

Carlock, of the 2300 block of Hedge Lane, had been in the jail since his arrest Oct. 9. On Oct. 18, jail officers twice used a Taser on Carlock when he allegedly was uncooperative and combative.

The first incident occurred when he became angry after being refused use of the phone, authorities said. The second occurred that evening, after Carlock allegedly began screaming and pounding on the window of his cell again.

More:
http://www.sj-r.com/News/stories/20207.asp

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juno jones Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:37 PM
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23. I used to live in Springfield.
Unfortunately there are people there who would be happy to hire a profesedly christian clown.

He is not the first to die of a taser in Spfld. IIRC, A few years back (2002?) a mentally ill man died in custody sfter he quit breathing following a tasering and restraint. I wouldn't be surprised if there have been others.
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nonconformist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:59 PM
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24. I admit, I laughed
I'm more disturbed by the whole right-wing Christian child-molesting clown thing, honestly.

I'm having a hard time drumming up any sympathy here...
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alfredo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:17 PM
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25. story and video about Klutso
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