13 August 2010

Sex Offender Paranoia – How We’ve Gone Too Far

[via:Kaj Sotala]

4 November 2009

London mayor rescues film director, chases 3 feral girls away on his bike

[via:Roger Ebert]

25 October 2009

Selection of immigration related front page headlines in British tabloids

[via:Lehti]

8 October 2009

The office of copyright nazi, French president Nicolas Sarkozy caught distributing pirated DVD copies

[via:Piraattiliitto]

15 August 2009

The Best Place To Hide Money: Conversation With A Burglar


“If I can’t find money and valuables in the normal places I usually find them, I would continue to tear the house apart until I found something. Remember, the first rule is to to steal money and valuables. We’ll keep looking until we find something.”

Your best strategy, then, is to actually leave some money in obvious places for the burglar to quickly find (the same applies if you keep all your money in the bank). This can not only save your other stash of money, but may actually keep the burglar from destroying your place as he looks for where you have hidden your money.”

17 April 2009

30% of US military women are raped while serving

“…71% are sexually assaulted, and 90% are sexually harassed”

21 March 2009

California motorists pull over, risk lives by chasing money thrown by drug dealers in highway car chase

19 February 2009

H. H. Holmes’ “Murder Castle”

“Holmes [opened his hotel] for the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893 […] The ground floor of the Castle contained, aside from Holmes’ own relocated drugstore, various shops […] while the upper two floors contained his personal office as well as a maze of over one hundred windowless rooms with doorways that would open to brick walls, oddly angled hallways, stairways to nowhere, doors that could only be opened from the outside, and a host of other strange and labyrinthine constructions. […] Over a period of three years, Holmes selected female victims from among his employees […], lovers and hotel guests, and would torture and kill them. Some were locked in soundproof bedrooms fitted with gas lines that permitted him to asphyxiate them at any time. Some victims were locked in a huge bank vault near his office; he sat and listened as they screamed, panicked and eventually suffocated. The victims’ bodies went by a secret chute to the basement, where some were meticulously dissected, stripped of flesh, crafted into skeleton models, and then sold to medical schools.”

There’s a book on this.

[via:MacBreak Weekly]

16 August 2008

Crime-ridden Arkansas town expands 24-hour curfew

“As far as I’m concerned, at 3 o’clock in the morning, nobody has any business being on the street, except the law,” Councilman Eugene “Red” Johnson said. “Anyone out at 3 o’clock shouldn’t be out on the street, unless you’re going to the hospital.”

[via:mummila]

9 August 2008

Actor Robbie Coltrane’s face used on NZ wanted poster

Actor Robbie Coltrane used as placeholder on NZ wanted poster announcing teenaged burglar

“Robbie Coltrane is not the burglar, but imagine him aged 16 with lank greasy hair and you have the picture”

[via:wordepletion]

31 July 2008

Man decapitates passenger aboard Greyhound bus in Canada

“While we were watching the door, he calmly walks up to the front with the head in his hand and the knife and just calmly stares at us and drops the head right in front of us”

[via:Fark]

26 June 2008

Depravity Scale, defining evil?

“Judges and juries both across the United States and in other countries who decide that a crime is “depraved,” “heinous,” or “horrible” can assign more severe sentences. Yet there is no standardized definition for such dramatic words that courts already use.” … “To minimize the arbitrariness of how courts determine the worst of crimes, and to eliminate bias in sentencing, the Depravity Scale research aims to establish societal standards of what makes a crime depraved”

WTF?

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