Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Squirrels and Nuts

What's the old saying, "If there's a squirrel, I'm the nut?" Well, that's sort of the story of my life and I have attracted a number of squirrels, but none quite as confused as Hardy Lloyd. First he was a rosy-cheeked, chubby kid worshiping some made-up god and trying to build up a cult-like legion of racist goons. Then he knocked off his girlfriend, beat the rap and emerged claiming to be some sort of bad-assed skinhead and leader of the defunct Creativity Movement. But, even though the Creativity Movement prohibits people of color and would love nothing more than to ethnically cleanse the world of non-whites, Mexicans, according to Hardy, made up most of his army. I not only wouldn't, but couldn't, make this kind of shit up.

So...this Hardy character has this whole love/hate relationship going with me. He sends me messages being all cozy and sweet and crazy then he sets up a blog where he rants about the government, goes on tirades about law-enforcement, threatens me and anyone else who calls him out, boasts about offing his girlfriend and getting away with it, offers to sell her autopsy photos to people on line and praises the killer who was responsible for the deaths of three Pittsburgh police officers.

Yep...he's definitely at the top of my squirrel list.

Last year he finally got arrested again on weapons charges. They say it's because he posted a picture of himself online holding a gun so they checked it out and found a small arsenal - they really don't like it when crazy people have weapons. But...I got a feeling that it had a lot more to do with the online bloggers who brought his outrageous behavior to the attention of those who are in charge. Wanna bet?


By Brian Bowling


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Crafton man whose online praise for an attack on police caught the attention of federal authorities was sentenced Tuesday to two years and six months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm.

Hardy Lloyd, 32, pleaded guilty April 12 to the charge.

Defense attorney John Knorr argued for a lighter sentence but said Lloyd should spend some more time in confinement because he suffers from Asperger's syndrome and only recently started functioning on a 10th-grade level.

Lloyd's illness "is marked by failure to recognize, in truly adolescent fashion, the consequences of his action," Knorr said.

Consequently, he needs to be incarcerated to see why it was wrong to stockpile 10 firearms and ammunition while on probation and to continue treatment, Knorr argued.

Knorr asked U.S. District Judge Gustave Diamond to consider a sentence of three months in a halfway house or community confinement center and three months on home detention. Assistant U.S. Attorney Margaret Picking argued for a sentence of 24 to 30 months -- within federal guidelines -- because Lloyd continues to be a danger to himself and others.

Lloyd declined to speak on his own behalf.

Anthony Mastroianni, a therapist who has been treating Lloyd for 10 years, told Diamond that Lloyd was under his treatment when he fatally shot his girlfriend, Lori Hann, 41, on Aug. 3, 2004, in Squirrel Hill.

Lloyd claimed self-defense and an Allegheny County jury acquitted him in 2006 of homicide charges but convicted him of carrying a firearm without a license. As a convicted felon, he cannot legally possess a firearm.

In April 2009, the FBI started investigating Lloyd's website because he posted a message praising Richard Poplawski. The Stanton Heights man is awaiting trial on charges he fatally shot three Pittsburgh police officers who responded to a domestic call at his home on April 4, 2009.

The investigation turned up a blog entry in which Lloyd talked about his shotgun. During a search of Lloyd's home, agents found 10 firearms as well as white supremacist literature and Nazi propaganda booklets. Lloyd was on probation from his 2006 conviction of the firearm charge. He is scheduled to be sentenced on the probation violation in September before Common Pleas Judge Lawrence J. O'Toole.

Picking said that stockpiling weapons and exhorting others to commit violence shortly after the police officers were killed show Lloyd remains a danger to himself and others.

Diamond agreed.

"He had a small arsenal of weapons of various calibers and types. He had ammo for all those weapons," the judge said.

Diamond also sentenced Lloyd to three years of probation. During his incarceration and probation, Lloyd is not allowed to host a website.
Now, the subject of Asperger's Syndrome emerges every time Hardy gets himself in trouble. That really pisses me off. As a teen, Hardy's father would follow him around tearing down the racist fliers that Hardy was nailing to poles and generally cleaning up Hardy's messes. When Hardy shot Lori Hahn, a big deal was made about his "condition." I've worked with many kids who had Asperger's, and every single one of them have learned to cope and to function in society without killing anyone.

While Hardy might have been in therapy for the last 10 years, I have dealt with him off and on for at least 8 of those 10 years. I'm here to tell you that Hardy Lloyd DOES know about consequences - and his intellectual functioning is far above most tenth graders I have known. Of course, when daddy is a well-to-do doctor, I guess sociopathy can be explained as anything he wants it to be.


  1. Well a dipshit like Hardy should have stayed off VNN, everyone knows that Linder is working for the feds.

  2. Typical abuse of the mental health system.


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