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  • A Long, Sedated Execution Is Neither a Cruel One Nor a "Botched" One

    Crime and Consequences Blog
    Kent Scheidegger
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    The Federal Public Defender for Arizona has filed a motion to stop the execution of Joseph Wood already in progress.  The first paragraph says:The Arizona Department of Corrections began the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood III at 1:52 p.m. At 1:57 p.m ADC reported that Mr. Wood was sedated, but at 2:02 he began to breathe. At 2:03 his mouth moved. Mr. Wood has continued to breathe since that time. He has been gasping and snorting for more than an hour. At 3:02 p.m. At that time, staff rechecked for sedation. He is still alive. This execution has violated Mr. Wood's Eighth Amendment…
  • But First, Let Me Commit a Crime

    Dumb Criminals
    cecilia
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    My best friend works in retail, therefore possessing no shortage of patronage horror stories. At one point, two college students tried to get freaky in the dressing room. Nearly once a week, cops have to be called in to arrest a privileged white girl who can totally afford a $20 flower crown yet chooses not [...] Related posts: Know Thy Selfie Don’t lie, you’ve taken a picture of yourself at least... Defriended Remember when Facebook was the rad thing? Now it’s populated... At Least Nash Is Happy What’s the deal with body hair removal? Just something for... YARPP powered by…
  • Psycho For Love: Freddy Perez Rodas charged with killing his wife, Laura Perez, an Escondido police officer

    Bonnie's Blog of Crime
    mylifeofcrime
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Laura Perez Escondido police officer slain; husband in custody Body of Slain Escondido Cop Found, Husband Arrested Murrieta Man Arrested In Killing Of Police Officer Wife Authorities: Escondido police officer killed by husband Authorities: Escondido police Officer Laura Perez killed by husband Husband accused in deadly shooting of rookie Escondido police officer Murrieta Man Allegedly Killed Police Officer Wife in Arson Cover-up Murrieta Man Arrested After Allegedly Admitting He Fatally Shot Police Officer Wife, Burned Down Home Freddy Perez Rodas
  • Arizona DOC Statement on Wood Execution

    Crime and Consequences Blog
    Kent Scheidegger
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Arizona Director of Corrections Charles Ryan has this statement on the execution of Joseph Wood (emphasis added):The Department of Corrections followed the execution protocol and, as with every execution, it was monitored by an IV team of licensed medical professionals in control of the medical procedures.The first confirmation that inmate Wood was fully and deeply sedated occurred at 1:57 PM, five minutes after the direction to proceed with the administration of drugs was given. The medical team re-affirmed the inmate remained deeply sedated seven additional times before death was pronounced…
  • Crime rates take dip

    crime - Yahoo News Search Results
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:18 am
    Brockville is following a national trend of declining occurrences of major crime, with all major crime categories decreasing here in 2013 compared with 2012.
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    Bonnie's Blog of Crime

  • Psycho For Love: Freddy Perez Rodas charged with killing his wife, Laura Perez, an Escondido police officer

    mylifeofcrime
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:51 pm
    Laura Perez Escondido police officer slain; husband in custody Body of Slain Escondido Cop Found, Husband Arrested Murrieta Man Arrested In Killing Of Police Officer Wife Authorities: Escondido police officer killed by husband Authorities: Escondido police Officer Laura Perez killed by husband Husband accused in deadly shooting of rookie Escondido police officer Murrieta Man Allegedly Killed Police Officer Wife in Arson Cover-up Murrieta Man Arrested After Allegedly Admitting He Fatally Shot Police Officer Wife, Burned Down Home Freddy Perez Rodas
  • Serial Killer: Reinaldo Javier Rivera

    mylifeofcrime
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Victims Melissa Faye Dingess, 17 Tiffany Shereese Wilson, 17 Tabitha Leigh Bosdell, 17 Sergeant Marni Glista, 21 Chrislee Barton (survived) Rivera charged with Glista murder Police charge North Augusta man with killing teen mother, soldier Suspect hid in ordinary life Serial killer Rivera still awaiting final judgment Family incites Rivera appeal Murderpedia: Reinaldo Javier Rivera Serial Killer News: Rivera, Reinaldo Javier Reinaldo Javier Rivera – Georgia Death Row Rivera v The State of Georgia 2007 Movies/Documentaries Southern Fried Homicide: Directions to Hell INMATE INFORMATION…
  • Update: Annie Hung “Kim” Pham murder *Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala convicted; Sentencing set for 9/12/2014*

    mylifeofcrime
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:32 pm
    Annie Hung “Kim” Pham Annie Hung “Kim” Pham murder 1/18/2014 Santa Ana, CA *Beaten to death by at least 3 women, possibly over a photobomb* Trial to begin May 5 in Santa Ana nightclub beating death Jurors hear conflicting accounts of death in Santa Ana brawl Judge rejects motion to dismiss charges in nightclub beating death of Annie ‘Kim’ Pham Fate of two women in fatal nightclub beating goes to the jury Women found guilty in fatal Santa Ana nightclub beating 2 Women Accused in Beating Death of Kim Pham Found Guilty of Voluntary Manslaughter Candace Brito, Vanesa Zavala…
  • Murder In The Family: Jeremy Perkins killed his mom in a schizophrenia outburst, which was not being treated due to their Scientology beliefs against psychiatry

    mylifeofcrime
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Find-A-Grave: Elli J. Present Perkins Timeline and Scientology Cover-Up Jeremy Perkins: A Scientology Family Tragedy Wikipedia: Death of Elli Perkins Movies/Documentaries 48 Hours: A Question of Faith Deadly Devotion: The Scientology Cure Jeremy Perkins
  • Parents Gone Wild!: Karl Karlsen killed his son, Levi Karlsen; Sentenced to 15 years to life in prison

    mylifeofcrime
    19 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    Levi Karlsen Justice for Christina Alexander-Karlsen and Levi Karlsen An accident turns to murder in Seneca County; what about the Karlsen family’s 1991 fatal fire? http://www.cnycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=831386 Daughter of Murder Suspect Karl Karlsen Believes Father Killed Her Brother, Mother Karl Karlsen’s granddaughters traumatized by his murder of their father, their mother says in court Admitted murderer Karl Karlsen not ‘fully human,’ judge says at sentencing Karl Karlsen sentenced to 15 years to life for killing son Karl Karlsen faces additional charges in…
 
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    Crime and Consequences Blog

  • Arizona DOC Statement on Wood Execution

    Kent Scheidegger
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:39 pm
    Arizona Director of Corrections Charles Ryan has this statement on the execution of Joseph Wood (emphasis added):The Department of Corrections followed the execution protocol and, as with every execution, it was monitored by an IV team of licensed medical professionals in control of the medical procedures.The first confirmation that inmate Wood was fully and deeply sedated occurred at 1:57 PM, five minutes after the direction to proceed with the administration of drugs was given. The medical team re-affirmed the inmate remained deeply sedated seven additional times before death was pronounced…
  • De-policing New York

    Kent Scheidegger
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Incredible as it seems, the people who want to undo the policing reforms that made New York City a much safer and more livable place than it used to be are gaining ground.  The current poster boy for this movement is Eric Garner, who died after being put in a chokehold while resisting arrest.  Heather MacDonald has this article in the City Journal on the dire consequences of undoing New York's very successful policing efforts.  The article concludes:The biggest threat facing minority New Yorkers now is not "over-policing," and certainly not brutal policing. The NYPD has one of…
  • News Scan

    CJLF Staff
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Judge Asks Why Murder Suspect Wasn't Already Behind Bars: A Michigan judge has revealed that the man suspected of murdering a two-year-old girl earlier this month should have been in jail at the time of the killing, and is asking why he was released from custody early.  CBS Detroit reports that 25-year-old Raymone Jackson was sentenced to 11 months in prison last September, but was released just six months later. Police believe Jackson killed the girl as form of retaliation against her father.    Delaware High Court Upholds Death Sentence: The Delaware Supreme Court has…
  • Colorado Gov. Race Now A Toss-Up

    Kent Scheidegger
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:01 am
    Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper was considered "safe" for reelection not so long ago.  Real Clear Politics changed its rating to "toss-up" last week.On July 15, I noted that the NBC/Marist Poll had Hickenlooper ahead 49-43.  Conventional political wisdom is that an incumbent is in trouble if early polls show less than a majority, even if leading the opponent.Two polls since then have come out 43-44 and 44-43, Quinnipiac and PPP respectively.  I generally dislike the term "statistical dead heat" in political poll reporting, but it fits here.  That's a dead…
  • A Long, Sedated Execution Is Neither a Cruel One Nor a "Botched" One

    Kent Scheidegger
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:46 pm
    The Federal Public Defender for Arizona has filed a motion to stop the execution of Joseph Wood already in progress.  The first paragraph says:The Arizona Department of Corrections began the execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood III at 1:52 p.m. At 1:57 p.m ADC reported that Mr. Wood was sedated, but at 2:02 he began to breathe. At 2:03 his mouth moved. Mr. Wood has continued to breathe since that time. He has been gasping and snorting for more than an hour. At 3:02 p.m. At that time, staff rechecked for sedation. He is still alive. This execution has violated Mr. Wood's Eighth Amendment…
 
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    Crime Scene Blog

  • Bribery, false report charges dropped in unusual Colma drunken driving case

    Henry K. Lee
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:42 am
    A Dublin man pleaded no contest to drunken driving for crashing his vehicle into a light pole in Colma, but had more serious charges dismissed, authorities said. Josef Moschref, 44, who has a previous DUI conviction, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.14 percent, more than the legal limit of 0.08 percent, when he crashed on Aug. 17, 2012, said San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe. Last month, Moschref — who maintains that he wasn’t driving on the day in question — entered a no-contest plea in Superior Court to misdemeanor drunken driving. Judge Jonathan Karesh sentenced…
  • More violence on San Francisco’s Sixth Street

    Evan Sernoffsky
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    Police are searching for a 65-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a man multiple times Wednesday at a residence on Sixth Street south of Market Street, an area hit hard by a recent spate of violent crime. The attacker knocked on the 43-year-old victim’s door on the 200 block of Sixth Street around 10:40 p.m., police said. When the resident opened the door, the assailant stabbed him multiple times in the upper body and hand, police said. The victim, whom police did not name, was taken to San Francisco General Hospital, where he was expected to survive. The suspect fled the scene east on…
  • Former Warrior Matt Barnes takes to social media for help finding Sacramento aunt’s suspected killer

    Hamed Aleaziz
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:51 am
    Los Angeles Clippers small forward Matt Barnes, who played for the Warriors from 2006 to 2008, is asking his fans on Instagram and Twitter to help track down a suspect in his aunt’s killing. This dude stabbed my auntie in the neck last week & left her for dead on the sidewalk, she ended up… http://t.co/nHIczsJdrG — Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) July 22, 2014   Barnes’ aunt, Tanganyika Williams — also known as Tanganyika Hoover — was fatally stabbed July 8 in Sacramento. She was found lying on a sidewalk with a stab wound to the upper body, police said, and was taken to a hospital…
  • Oakland-led sweep nets 13 gang arrests

    Henry K. Lee
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:05 pm
    Thirteen men have been arrested in a raid tied to Oakland’s anti-crime Ceasefire program. (Photo: Oakland Police Department) More than a dozen suspects accused of gang-related violence in Oakland have been arrested and charged with a variety of crimes as a result of a raid linked to the city’s Ceasefire anti-violence program, police said Tuesday. Most of the 13 men, alleged members of two criminal street gangs, were arrested during simultaneous pre-dawn raids July 10 in Oakland and Stockton conducted by the Oakland police SWAT team, department investigators, Alameda County probation…
  • Arrest in robbery of S.F. girl who was selling candy

    Kale Williams
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    Ladonna Christian, 46, of San Francisco, was arrested in the robbery of an 8-year-old. (Photo: San Francisco Police Department) A woman has been arrested in the robbery of an 8-year-old girl who was selling candy in San Francisco on Monday afternoon, police said. About 1:45 p.m., the suspect, identified as Ladonna Christian, 46, of San Francisco, approached the girl and asked her to make change for the bus. When the girl, who was selling candy outside of a store near Divisadero and Eddy streets, went to get change, Christian grabbed her arm, twisting it until the girl dropped her money bag,…
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    Dumb Criminals

  • But First, Let Me Commit a Crime

    cecilia
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:36 pm
    My best friend works in retail, therefore possessing no shortage of patronage horror stories. At one point, two college students tried to get freaky in the dressing room. Nearly once a week, cops have to be called in to arrest a privileged white girl who can totally afford a $20 flower crown yet chooses not [...] Related posts: Know Thy Selfie Don’t lie, you’ve taken a picture of yourself at least... Defriended Remember when Facebook was the rad thing? Now it’s populated... At Least Nash Is Happy What’s the deal with body hair removal? Just something for... YARPP powered by…
  • The Cool Dad

    cecilia
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Having a kid can ruin a lot of things. Your sleep schedule, your financial situation, your sex life, your friendship.  That being said, the good certainly outweighs the bad by 7 pounds 8 ounces or so. If nothing else, your baby can serve as your personal drug holder! At least this was the case for a [...] Related posts: Is That Ranch Or…? Most people would do anything to lose weight. Anything that... Hook Em What are the “popular” kids at school like? What does... This Is Nuts Every neighborhood has pesky animals. In suburban Georgia, I only... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
  • Two Kinds of Poles

    cecilia
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Do you ever wish you could find your own personal Narnia? Maybe instead of a smelly faun-thing, a 6 foot Swedish model is waiting to greet you? Heck, maybe your fantasy IS a smelly faun-thing. No big deal, it’s 2014. What if there was a business establishment near your home that transformed into an entirely new [...] Related posts: At Least Nash Is Happy What’s the deal with body hair removal? Just something for... Filthy Carnists There is a whole list of foods that are simultaneously... Turn Down For What Nothing makes me want to do drugs less than hearing... YARPP powered by…
  • Got Schooled

    cecilia
    28 Jun 2014 | 1:04 pm
    What are your favorite schoolbus memories? My mom fondly remembers kids attempting to smoke out of the windows and mooning the driver, while my personal treasury features the time the driver berated first grader me for being scared of a spider. I guess anyone can make new memories, right? That’s exactly what this Florida 12 year [...] Related posts: Godzilla Spoiler Alert Have you ever had a driving nightmare? I’ve had them... Potted Plants Have you ever accidentally gotten high? Like, you thought it... Wasn’t In a Cigarette Though Possessiveness is a dangerous aspect of relationships…
  • The Bad Influence of Talking Heads

    cecilia
    21 Jun 2014 | 2:00 pm
    How long have you been waiting for your dream house? Maybe it’s square with a white picket fence. Maybe it’s a medieval castle for the princess that you are. Maybe it’s a cardboard box next to your favorite homeless junkie. Hell, maybe you’re just waiting to get out of prison into somewhere with your own [...] Related posts: Digest The Evidence What’s the most desperate hunger you’ve ever faced?  Desperate enough... Watt The Hell How impatient do you get when waiting for your food... Love Schmove Who says romance is dead? Love is in the air,... YARPP powered by AdBistroPowered by
 
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    CSI Files

  • Happy Birthday, Eric Szmanda!

    Rachel
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:40 pm
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation actor Eric Szmanda (Greg Sanders) celebrates his birthday today, July 24. He was born on this day in 1975.
  • Charley Koontz Joins The Cast Of ‘CSI:Cyber’

    Rachel
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    Patricia Arquette’s Avery Ryan was the only character from CSI: Cyber to appear in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation episode “Kitty”, which served as a backdoor pilot for the spinoff. When Cyber kicks off its first season in the spring, however, Ryan will be joined by Agent Daniel Grummitz, played by Charley Koontz. You can find a character description, along with a tweet from Koontz, after the jump: First, here’s more information about Grummitz from Deadline: Koontz plays Agent Daniel Grummitz with the Cyber Crime Division — a social introvert and a tech genius…
  • Happy Birthday, AJ Cook!

    Rachel
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:09 am
    Criminal Minds actress AJ Cook (JJ Jareau) celebrates her birthday today, July 22. She was born on this day in 1978.
  • What’s On This Week

    Rachel
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation are each airing a repeat on CBS this week. First up, NCIS will re-air “Shooter” from season eleven on Tuesday at 8:00pm ET/PT. Here’s the episode description: When a Marine photographer disappears prior to providing his testimony in an Army court-martial hearing, the NCIS team investigates both the murder he witnessed as well as his current piece on military veterans who are homeless in the D.C. area. Meanwhile, Abby tries to help a young homeless woman reconnect with her family. Then at 9:00pm ET/PT…
  • ‘CSI’ Crew Shares More Set Pics

    Rachel
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:30 pm
    CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is currently filming the season fifteen premiere, which guest stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar. There’s a tweet from the CSI writers’ room account embedded after the jump, which confirms the status of his role on the show (contains spoilers!), along with twelve photos from Twitter and Instagram: First, here’s the tweet about Gosselaar: .@SWS_SkidPlate68 @MPG not a regular, but in multiple eps playing a serial killer and his twin. Check out the article we posted last week. — CSI Writers' Room (@CSIWritersRoom) July 16, 2014 And here are the…
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    Havocscope

  • Number of Guns in Civilian Hands in Thailand

    havocscope
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    According to a study by the Small Arms Survey, there are an estimated 10 million firearms and guns circulating in the hands of civilians in Thailand. The price of buy a gun in Thailand costs about $2,600 on the black market, according to previous reports. (More prices of AK-47s and other guns on the black market.) Source:  Charlie Campbell, “If There’s Going to Be a Thai Civil War, Isaan Will Be Its Front Line,” Time, July 2, 2014.
  • Money Laundering Statistics from Singapore in 2013

    havocscope
    6 Jul 2014 | 3:59 am
    The agency responsible for anti-money laundering campaigns in Singapore reported an increase in cases during 2013. According to the Commercial Affairs Department, the agency received 22,417 suspicious transaction reports during the 2013 year, and increase of 25 percent from the previous year. In 341 instances, the agency provided intelligence to foreign agencies, up from the 160 cases of intelligence sharing that took place in 2012. In total, security officials in Singapore seized over $92 Million (115 Million Singaporean Dollars) in suspected criminal proceeds. According to a spokesman for…
  • Price of a Kidney Sold in Thailand

    havocscope
    6 Jul 2014 | 3:39 am
    Security forces in Cambodia arrested two Cambodia men for organizing a kidney selling ring in Thailand. The men ran an organ trafficking ring that sent 5 people to hospitals in Thailand with fake documents in order to have their kidneys removed. According to police officials, the men sold the kidney’s for $10,000 (325,000 Thai Baht). To the human sellers who sold their kidneys, the men paid them between $3,000 to $5,000. (See how much kidneys sell for on the black market.) Source:  “Cambodian kidney traffickers arrested,” Bangkok Post, July 2, 2014.
  • Price of Elephant Ivory in China in 2014

    havocscope
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    According to reports from wildlife organization Save the Elephants, the price for raw ivory in China was $2,100 per kilogram. Back in 2010, the price of the ivory was $750 per kilo. Between 2010 and 2012, up to 33,000 elephants were poached and killed on average each year. (See all wildlife trafficking statistics here.) Source:  AFP, “Smuggled elephant ivory price triples,” Yahoo News, July 3, 2014.
  • Pirated Books Seized in Chile

    havocscope
    5 Jul 2014 | 3:27 am
    Between 2011 and 2013, authorities in Chile seized 362,752 pirated books from stores across the country. The pirated books were valued at $1.5 Million. In 2013, a total of 6,559 pirated books valued at $106,000 were seized in Chile. The rate of seizures has increased in 2014, with 13,181 pirated books being seized in the first three months of the year, or more than doubled the total amount for 2013. Most of the pirated books seized in Chile are children’s books and literature books. However, police have seen an increase in pirated textbooks in 2014. For example, the textbook Atlas of…
 
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  • How much is your old Super Soaker worth?

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    How much is your old Super Soaker worth?Getty The popular summer toys that cooled down generations and provided hours of fun are going for thousands on the internet. Plus, toy now worth $20,000More from Mom.meFunniest family vacation photos everCelebs through the years
  • Baseball GM goes public with a private exam

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Baseball GM goes public with a private exam APAndy Milovich, GM of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, took a very brave approach to promote a men's health issue and sang his way through it. New meaning for 7th inning stretchMore in Jobs Man earns $1K a week standing in lineGaming industry is now hiring
  • Downed flight 'disintegrated' in hostile region

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Downed flight 'disintegrated' in hostile regionGettyA French military unit was sent to secure the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali on Thursday, killing all 116 people onboard.What the black box will likely revealMore news3 Americans believed held in IranDeadly tornado slams Virginia
  • Jags receiver's troubles deepen

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Jags receiver's troubles deepenAPJustin Blackmon, already suspended indefinitely by the NFL, was pulled over and arrested in Oklahoma on Wednesday.Defiant response from team ownerMore sports coverageDenver Broncos owner resignsRams coach supports Michael Sam
  • Experts not surprised by Ariz. execution

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Experts not surprised by Ariz. executionAPAn anesthesiologist said the execution didn't sound 'botched' -- but 'typical' for the drug combination.Plus, transcript lends new insightMore newsCross-toppling plagues China province14 dead in Taliban road attack
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  • How much is your old Super Soaker worth?

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    How much is your old Super Soaker worth?Getty The popular summer toys that cooled down generations and provided hours of fun are going for thousands on the internet. Plus, toy now worth $20,000More from Mom.meFunniest family vacation photos everCelebs through the years
  • Baseball GM goes public with a private exam

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Baseball GM goes public with a private exam APAndy Milovich, GM of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, took a very brave approach to promote a men's health issue and sang his way through it. New meaning for 7th inning stretchMore in Jobs Man earns $1K a week standing in lineGaming industry is now hiring
  • Downed flight 'disintegrated' in hostile region

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Downed flight 'disintegrated' in hostile regionGettyA French military unit was sent to secure the Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali on Thursday, killing all 116 people onboard.What the black box will likely revealMore news3 Americans believed held in IranDeadly tornado slams Virginia
  • Jags receiver's troubles deepen

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Jags receiver's troubles deepenAPJustin Blackmon, already suspended indefinitely by the NFL, was pulled over and arrested in Oklahoma on Wednesday.Defiant response from team ownerMore sports coverageDenver Broncos owner resignsRams coach supports Michael Sam
  • Experts not surprised by Ariz. execution

    25 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Experts not surprised by Ariz. executionAPAn anesthesiologist said the execution didn't sound 'botched' -- but 'typical' for the drug combination.Plus, transcript lends new insightMore newsCross-toppling plagues China province14 dead in Taliban road attack
 
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    Mafia Families

  • Son Of New York Mafia Boss Facing Trial – Sky News

    Mafia Family
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:06 am
    Sky NewsSon Of New York Mafia Boss Facing TrialSky NewsJohn Gotti Junior, son of one of the most famous New York City crime bosses, is set to go on trial over racketeering and conspiracy charges. Fourth trial for NY mafia scion starts in NYAFPJohn Gotti Junior goes on trial for racketeeringTelegraph.co.ukGotti jnr's mobster trial set to beginThe AgeMyStateline.com -United Press International -Newsdayall 86 news articles » Related posts: Son Of New York Mafia Boss Facing Trial – Sky News Son Of New York Mafia Boss Facing Trial – Sky News Son Of New York…
  • Living With Music: A Playlist by Liesl Schillinger – New York Times

    Mafia Family
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:48 am
    New York Times. Living With Music: A Playlist by Liesl Schillinger New York Times, United States 3) Ya Nenavizhu Tebya (I Hate You), Glukoza Nostra. By the turn of the millennium, Russia was producing its own pop groups. … Related posts: Living With Music: A Playlist by Liesl Schillinger – New York Times Living With Music: A Playlist by Liesl Schillinger – New York Times Living With Music: A Playlist by Liesl Schillinger – New York Times
  • In the grip of Italy's bloodiest mafia clan – guardian.co.uk

    Mafia Family
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:42 am
    In the grip of Italy's bloodiest mafia clanguardian.co.uk, UK - Oct 4, 2008The Camorra has been more cynically flexible than Cosa Nostra, more fickle in its recruitment, loyalties and hostilities. Only one Camorra boss seriously … Related posts: In the grip of Italy's bloodiest mafia clan – guardian.co.uk In the grip of Italy's bloodiest mafia clan – guardian.co.uk In the grip of Italy's bloodiest mafia clan – guardian.co.uk
  • THE FIRST FAMILY – Washington Post

    Mafia Family
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:26 am
    THE FIRST FAMILYWashington PostIt proves conclusively that the received wisdom about the American Mafia -- that it arose in response to the rich opportunities for corruption presented by Related posts: Muslims on the Mall – Washington Post Those Socialist Americans – Washington Post Those Socialist Americans – Washington Post
  • The Pope and the Mob – TIME

    Mafia Family
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:15 am
    The Pope and the MobTIME - Oct 22, 2008… of Mafia killings, the Pope denounced the Mob's "culture of death" in an emotionally charged sermon in Agrigento, Sicily, the home turf of Cosa Nostra. … Related posts: Is Pope Benedict Soft on the Mob? – TIME 'Blind' Camorra killer read pope – Ansa news in English 'Blind' Camorra killer read pope – Ansa news in English
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    Women in Crime Ink

  • Former Drug Kingpin Rick Ross Pens Book

    Women in Crime Ink
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Rick Ross was a drug kingpin in the 1980s and early '90s running a multi-million-dollar operation that spanned across the U.S. His world came crashing down when he landed in prison during a federal sting operation after he'd left the business and gone legit. But he was lured back in by his main source, who was working for the feds.Now, Ross has teamed with bestselling crime writer Cathy Scott and released a book that is a unique behind-the-scenes look at how a kid born into poverty in rural Texas ended up a high-profile player in the drug game. It's titled Freeway Rick Ross: The…
  • How To Meditate the Easy Way

    DrGinaSimmons
    21 May 2014 | 5:47 pm
    How To Meditate the Easy Way
  • Anger, Sterling and the Plantation Mentality

    DrGinaSimmons
    30 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Anger, Sterling and the Plantation Mentality
  • The Agony of the McCanns is Over: Scotland Yard Solves the Case of Missing Maddie

    Pat Brown
    14 Jan 2014 | 9:23 am
    The Murderer of Madeleine McCannBy Pat BrownIt has been a long six years for Kate and Gerry McCann. After the Portuguese police bungled the investigation of the kidnapping of their daughter, Madeleine, who was abducted from their vacation flat in Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007, the McCanns have endured being made suspects in their own daughter's disappearance and then suffered years of fruitless searching by their own private investigators, never coming any closer to finding out what had happened to their daughter.In 2011, The Met (New Scotland Yard) launched Operation Grange, spending two years…
  • Jack Armstrong: Rapist or Just a Guy who "Got Lucky?"

    Pat Brown
    29 Nov 2013 | 9:20 am
    By Pat BrownI am about to get another round of angry women bashing me for what I am about to say. And I am willing to stick my neck out again because I am so sick and tired of this injustice happening over and over again; men being accused of rape without evidence of any such thing happening. Again, I remind you, I am not saying women are never date raped, that there aren't quite a few men committing this criminal act; I am simply saying, let's stop condemning men without proof. A charge of rape can destroy a man's life just as an actual rape can destroy a woman's, maybe even more so because…
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    Women in Crime Ink

  • Former Drug Kingpin Rick Ross Pens Book

    Women in Crime Ink
    16 Jul 2014 | 9:10 am
    Rick Ross was a drug kingpin in the 1980s and early '90s running a multi-million-dollar operation that spanned across the U.S. His world came crashing down when he landed in prison during a federal sting operation after he'd left the business and gone legit. But he was lured back in by his main source, who was working for the feds.Now, Ross has teamed with bestselling crime writer Cathy Scott and released a book that is a unique behind-the-scenes look at how a kid born into poverty in rural Texas ended up a high-profile player in the drug game. It's titled Freeway Rick Ross: The…
  • How To Meditate the Easy Way

    DrGinaSimmons
    21 May 2014 | 5:47 pm
    How To Meditate the Easy Way
  • Anger, Sterling and the Plantation Mentality

    DrGinaSimmons
    30 Apr 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Anger, Sterling and the Plantation Mentality
  • The Agony of the McCanns is Over: Scotland Yard Solves the Case of Missing Maddie

    Pat Brown
    14 Jan 2014 | 9:23 am
    The Murderer of Madeleine McCannBy Pat BrownIt has been a long six years for Kate and Gerry McCann. After the Portuguese police bungled the investigation of the kidnapping of their daughter, Madeleine, who was abducted from their vacation flat in Praia da Luz on May 3, 2007, the McCanns have endured being made suspects in their own daughter's disappearance and then suffered years of fruitless searching by their own private investigators, never coming any closer to finding out what had happened to their daughter.In 2011, The Met (New Scotland Yard) launched Operation Grange, spending two years…
  • Jack Armstrong: Rapist or Just a Guy who "Got Lucky?"

    Pat Brown
    29 Nov 2013 | 9:20 am
    By Pat BrownI am about to get another round of angry women bashing me for what I am about to say. And I am willing to stick my neck out again because I am so sick and tired of this injustice happening over and over again; men being accused of rape without evidence of any such thing happening. Again, I remind you, I am not saying women are never date raped, that there aren't quite a few men committing this criminal act; I am simply saying, let's stop condemning men without proof. A charge of rape can destroy a man's life just as an actual rape can destroy a woman's, maybe even more so because…
 
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  • New Technologies In Prison

    Brian
    9 Jul 2014 | 6:03 pm
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - Today I participated in the FCC’s Workshop on Inmate Calling Services Reform on the New Technologies panel to consider new and emerging forms of communications in correctional settings beyond the traditional wireline telephone call. Below is the text of my opening statement: As this workshop is focused on inmate calling services and this panel is specifically targeted to new technologies, I would like to focus my opening comments on a new solution to the problem of contraband cell phones in prison that also provides enhanced telephone access to…
  • Few Consequences For Texas Prison Cell Phone Smuggling

    Brian
    6 May 2014 | 6:43 am
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - A Texas Tribune investigation has found that few inmates or correctional officers face legal consequences for smuggling cellphones even as prison officials have intensified efforts to keep the devices out of prisons. Just 5 percent of cellphone smuggling cases investigated by the Criminal Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General from 2009 to 2013 resulted in a criminal sentence, according to documents obtained from the office through a public information request. Some notable excerpts from the article: In 2003, legislators made smuggling the…
  • To Fight Recidivism, DOJ Requires BOP To Offer Cell Phones To Prisoners

    Brian
    25 Mar 2014 | 5:52 pm
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - The Justice Department will require Federal Bureau of Prison halfway houses to boost services for inmates prior to release. The new rules also instruct federal work release facilities to provide cell phone access in order to help inmates seek employment opportunities. Once fully implemented, these services will be available to every single one of the approximately 30,000 inmates who are released through halfway houses each year. Several other modifications are being made to the standard contracts that apply to federal halfway houses in order to…
  • Wireless Prison Payphone™ Briefs

    Brian
    11 Mar 2014 | 2:46 pm
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - Here is the latest summary of recent news articles regarding contraband cell phones in prisons around the world. I call these periodic round up of news items, “Wireless Prison Payphone™ Briefs” because this is essentially what smuggled mobile phones in jails have become – a substitute for the current wall mounted prison payphones. Convicted Killer Among Group of Prisoners Given Permission to Buy Mobile Phone: A convicted killer is among a group of prisoners at an open jail given permission to buy a mobile phone. Ten inmates at Loughan House…
  • Managed Access Jamming Too Expensive Says MoJ, Investigates Demand For Contraband Cell Phones

    Brian
    8 Jan 2014 | 10:19 am
    This is a post from the meshDETECT Blog - The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice has determined that managed access jamming of contraband cell phones is too expensive and has commissioned “research to explore the use and demand for illicit mobile phones amongst the prison population” in order to facilitate the “development of a new mobile phone strategy to:   (i) manage prisoner communications, (ii) reduce and control criminal activities and (iii) reduce expenditure on equipment and the need for time-consuming searches.” The aim of the study is: 1. To…
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  • Nashua Woman Killed in Dump Truck Accident in Merrimack NH

    Tenn And Tenn
    18 Jul 2014 | 7:26 am
    On Wednesday morning July 16, 2014 a collision occurred at the intersection of Route 101A and Continental Boulevard in Merrimack NH. A Nashua woman who was struck by a dump truck in the driver’s side of her SUV was killed. Merrimack Police identified the SUV driver as Elizabeth McQuinn, 60, of 3 Briarcliff Drive, Nashua. The collision occurred at approximately 6 a.m. at the intersection of Route 101A and Continental Boulevard. Merrimack Police said McQuinn was driving the Kia Sorento and attempting to make a left turn from McDonald’s to travel west on Route 101A when the vehicle…
  • 100 M.P.H. is Reckless Driving in New Hampshire

    Tenn And Tenn
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:04 am
    100 M.P.H.  is Reckless Driving in New Hampshire Driving faster than 100 miles an hour is not only breaking the speed limit in New Hampshire, it is now classified as reckless driving.  And a driver pulled over going that fast will likely face a hefty fine and mandatory loss of license. The state house and senate recently passed SB 246 making driving a vehicle at a speed of 100 miles per hour or greater reckless driving.  It was a bill that the department of safety requested and went to the full house and senate tagged “ought to pass” with bipartisan support. In NH, Reckless driving is…
  • Arrested for DWI on July 4th ?

    Tenn And Tenn
    3 Jul 2014 | 4:14 am
    Celebrating our country’s independence is a national pastime.  Baseball, backyard barbecues,  pool parties and spending time with friends and family.  This celebration is also often accompanied by lots of alcohol and fireworks-a combination that can lead to undesirable results. And, with the volume of traffic, an unfortunate number of drivers may be impaired.  The 4th of July is a BIG BUST holiday for local and state law enforcement.  It is a  high point weekend for DUI’s and DWI’s committed by motorists all around the country.  According to the National Traffic and Highway…
  • NH Car Accidents and the Statute of Limitations

    Tenn And Tenn
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:25 am
    NH Car Accidents and the Statute of Limitations Each State has its Own Specific Laws If you have been involved in an auto accident knowing the state laws regarding your case is important. Laws in each state are different and knowing the details of the laws that pertain to your accident claim is critically important.  Ignoring the law might just end up costing you your case. Time could be limited in your state, so filing your claim within the statute of limitations is important.   Statute of Limitation in the State of New Hampshire Filing a car accident lawsuit in New Hampshire must be…
  • Can My Facebook Posts and Page Be Used as Evidence in a NH Criminal or Divorce Case?

    Tenn And Tenn
    19 Jun 2014 | 2:43 pm
    Believe it or not, what you post on Facebook is likely to stay online forever and what you post today can have an effect on you years down the road. The ubiquitous nature of social media has made it an unrivaled source of evidence that can be used against you in a criminal case. If you have been arrested for a crime and the postings on your social media sites are relevant to your alleged criminal activity, it can be brought up in a court case. and may assist the prosecution in obtaining a conviction. It would be wise to speak to an experienced criminal lawyer who is familiar with the laws on…
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  • NYPD Knew Rogue Chokehold Cop Had Integrity Issues: 350 Pound Man Heard Repeatedly Saying “I Can’t Breathe” While Cop Choked Him To Death

    David Adams
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:00 pm
    The smear campaign has already began, while NY police and their union officials covertly and deliberately try to tarnish and negatively impact the character of 43-year-old Eric Garner who died during a confrontation with cops in Staten Island. All in an attempt to overshadow what the whole entire world has seen, cops choking a black man to death and allowing him to lay on the ground unassisted for nearly eight minutes until he died. If you listen to the police’ version, Garner is depicted as a scumbag criminal who resisted arrest, and was responsible for causing his own death. His…
  • The Key To Saving America’s Black Youth: North Jersey Town Actions Textbook Example On How To End Gun Violence In Wake Of Preteen’s Killing

    David Adams
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:06 am
    It was only suppose to have been a short trip to a local convenience store for some apples. For a 12 year old little girl named after the first book of the Holy Bible, it would be like a curse of the forbidden fruit as depicted in the story of Adam and Eve, as the trip to the store turned tragic, and the last time many who knew and loved young Genesis Rincon would ever see her alive again. The cops have name three suspects who they say exchanged gunfire, ultimately striking the preteen in the head. Her sister who accompanied her to the store could only watch in horror as Genesis bleed to…
  • Short Tempered Town Marred By Senseless Violence: Woman Charged With Intentionally Running Over Another Woman And Two Children In Baltimore.

    David Adams
    10 Jun 2014 | 1:38 am
    The early morning hours of Charm City during the humid summer months has a grissley view, while a thick cloud of dust hoovers the streets, and the glaring street lights barely penetrates through the smoggish backdrop of one the most violent cities in America. Baltimore has seen it’s share of violent crimes, some dating back far as the civil war, when 150 Union soldiers were once slaughtered after confederate troops learned of a south bound train carrying union military personnel. The ensuing melee is historically known as the Baltimore riots. The carnage of death that has plagued the…
  • TPC Responds To The Franklin Times News Article: Poor Journalism Misleading The Public In Youth’s Criminal Case

    David Adams
    6 Jun 2014 | 1:31 am
    As a writer it’s imperative that any readership finds articles, blog post, or other print media they consume to be absolutely credible from those media organizations that society relies on for hard news, while this established trust helps sustain it’s following. Some reporters along with their editors and publishing executives believe that simply echoing a few quotes from interviewees is actually sound journalism, but the responsibility doesn’t just rest there. Those within our society who are charged with the task of churning out newsworthy content to the masses, have been…
  • Shannon Nyamodi Case A High Stakes Political Affair: Jailed North Carolina Youth Ties To Powerful African Family May Be An Intricate Source Of His Persecution

    David Adams
    5 Jun 2014 | 12:14 am
    When I interviewed Rhonda Maclean several months ago she emphatically told me that Shannon Nyamodi was in fact the assailant who shot her in the face at point blank range in Youngsville, North Carolina back in 2012. She went on to convey that Nyamodi, a recent high school grad, was an heir to a royal family in Kenya Africa, the family was paying his legal expenses to avoid having the family name publicly tarnished, and that she had obtained this information from Assistant District Attorney Annette Sellers who was prosecuting the Nyamodi criminal case. I dispelled her claims and found her not…
 
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  • Flagstaff’s New Law to Prevent Texting While Driving

    JacksonWhite Law
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Arizona has been lacking in laws that include the ban of texting and using cell phones while driving. According to the Senior Vice President of Communications for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “there’s no evidence that various kinds of cellphone restrictions have reduced crashes.” Preventing Fatal Accidents Yet, Texas A&M professors found that strict laws banning texting while driving prevented almost 20 deaths per year. In addition, researchers at the University of Alabama found that laws which allowed police to pull over drivers suspected of texting while driving…
  • Utah Community Gathers for Vigil in Murder/Suicide Case

    JacksonWhite Law
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Logan police, Utah State University students, and local residents gathered with families for a candlelight vigil honoring those who had died in a murder-suicide earlier last week.  Mackenzie Madden, 19, and Johnathon Sadler, 25, had been killed by Jared Tolman, 23, who then committed suicide. Natasha Carrell, a student who helped plan the memorial, explained they were mourning for all three who had died. She expressed her sympathy to all the families involved in the tragedy, and said the vigil was meant to serve as a support for them. The Tragedy According to family members, Sadler and…
  • Failing to Report a Death in Gilbert, AZ

    JacksonWhite Law
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Gilbert police officers were responding to a welfare call on Saturday, but what they discovered was unexpected. A call was received informing officials that a bird was abandoned in a home in the Gilbert, AZ area. When officers arrived, they discovered a dead body in one of the bedrooms. Signs show that this woman had been dead for nearly 4 years, and was left in the home decomposing. The homeowner, Janet Delatoree, was the daughter of the deceased woman. She was reportedly caring for her mother when she passed away. At the time of her death, the woman was 95-years-old. Why didn’t she…
  • Four People Arrested in Mesa Murder

    JacksonWhite Law
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Genaro Silva was sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to second degree murder back in February. Silva apparently found his girlfriend with another man in her apartment, and then beat him to death with a hammer; that victim was 39-year-old Daniel Gomez. Silva admitted to authorities that he attacked Gomez several times with a hammer. He then recruited Christopher Alejo to help him dispose of the victim’s body. The two rolled Gomez in bedding, drove him out into the desert on the Salt River reservation, and doused his body in gasoline in order to burn the remains. Four people…
  • California Prostitute Charged with Manslaughter of Google Executive

    JacksonWhite Law
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    On July 4th of this year, Santa Cruz police in California made an arrest of a female prostitute, but it wasn’t just for the fact that she was offering sexual services for money.  Santa Cruz police also arrested her for manslaughter of Google executive, Forrest Timothy Hayes. The prostitute, Alix Catherine Tichelman, is seen in a video at the scene of the crime.  Hayes died shortly before Thanksgiving in 2013 of a heroin overdose on his yacht. Not Calling 911 The yacht’s security cameras recorded Tichelman injecting a needle into Hayes.  The video also shows Hayes going unconscious…
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  • 19 Year Old Faces Federal Murder Charges in CA Bank Robbery

    Sabrina
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    A 19 year-old man in California was charged this week with three federal counts of murder stemming from the deaths of a hostage and two accomplices, after a bank robbery and running gun battle. The man also was charged with 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers. The judge read a total of 35 federal felony counts to Jaime Ramos involving a Bank of the West Branch in Stockton, California. The federal charges included kidnapping and robbery, and could make the man eligible for a death sentence if he is convicted. He also was charged with belonging to a gang, evading police and…
  • Man Faces Federal Charges in Denver for Pointing Laser at Helicopter

    Sabrina
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Federal charges are coming down for a man in Denver, who has been accused of pointing a laser pointer at a helicopter flown by the Denver Police Department. He is alleged to have done this three times on two days last April. Federal court documents stated that Nathan Finneman, 26, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury, and he turned himself in last Thursday. The helicopter in questi is called Air One, and it used equipment on board to determine where the laser being originated. According to Denver Police Chief Robert White, pointing a laser pointer at a helicopter is a serious…
  • FedEx Charged With Trafficking Illegal Prescription Drugs

    Sabrina
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:25 am
    FedEx finds itself in the unusual position of facing drug trafficking charges, after a San Francisco federal grand jury indicted the firm. The jury accused the company of conspiring to provide prescription drugs from illegal online pharmacies. The indictment noted that FedEx was aware for 10 years that illegal online pharmacies used its services. FedEX has taken steps to protect its profits from these businesses by establishing special credit standards for Internet pharmacies, in case those businesses were shut down. FedEx ignored over 10 years of warnings from the DEA and FDA, according to…
  • Grand Jury Indicts 17 in Ohio for Violent Crimes

    Sabrina
    16 Jul 2014 | 3:15 pm
    A federal grand jury in Columbus OH has indicted 17 people for racketeering for their involvement in various violent crimes, including 12 murders and other attempted murders as well as drug trafficking and weapons trafficking. All of the defendants stand accused of working in an organized crime gang called the Short North Posse. Eleven of the defendants could face the death penalty if they are convicted. According to the US Attorney on the case, Carter Stewart, the indictment states that starting in 2005, members of this criminal gang started to refer to themselves as the Short North Posse.
  • Smoke Shop Owner Receives 12 years in Federal Prison

    Sabrina
    11 Jul 2014 | 2:37 pm
    A 34 year-old man in Syracuse NY who owns 12 smoke shops (also called head shops)was sentenced to 12 years for possessing and trying to sell illegal synthetic drugs in his stores. John Tebbetts  pleaded guilty in December 2012 to felony charges of possessing synthetic drugs that are very similar in composition to controlled substances. He also pleaded guilty to money laundering. His chain of smokeshops in NY and MN were closed in 2012 when there was a federal crackdown on synthetic drugs. He also will have three years of supervised release after he serves his prison time. In a plea…
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  • Sword and Scale Episode 23

    Mike Boudet
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    What could be more horrifying, terrible, and heart-breaking than a mother intentionally taking the life of her own child.  The fact that there’s even a work in the English language that describes it it shocking in itself.  The word is filicide and, even though you may have never heard of it, there are too many cases to cover in just one episode of Sword and Scale.  We barely scratch the surface in this episode of some of the most horrifying cases of mommies killing their babies. Episode 23 covers some of the more famous cases like Andrea Yates and Casey Anthony, as well as the…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 22

    Mike Boudet
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:08 pm
    A family divided, a hungry media looking for answers, and an inept police department looking for answers to explain and more importantly prove the inexplicable spur-of-the moment actions by a father of two young boys, sets a community in turmoil.  Soon, the entire nation is wrapped up in the “what if’s” that emerge from the web of lies and misinformation that has been weaved by a family of deviants. In the end answers are few and far between, but there is a resolution, although not the resolution anyone would have hoped for.  This is the story of Josh Powell, his wife…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 21

    Mike Boudet
    21 Jun 2014 | 10:59 am
    Historical Crime Detective Jason Morrow joins us once again to tell the tale of a mysterious killer who took on the persona of a secret agent in the Summer of 1930.  One of the first documented cases of a narcissistic killer engaging the media to taunt police, the tale of 3X captured the imagination of the nation.  However after the killing stopped abruptly, this story was all but forgotten… until now.  With similarities to the Zodiac Killer case, this is a story you have to hear. We also invite trial reporter Jen Wood from TheTrialDiaries.com to give us an update on the Seth…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 20

    Mike Boudet
    11 Jun 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Ronald William Brown was a ventriloquist puppeteer on a television program called Joy Junction, a variety show on the Christian Television Network. Last year he received a 20-year sentence for child pornography charges, but the real story is much more disturbing. Brown along with 42 others were netted in a child porn sting that spanned two continents and perpetrators from every walk of life. Believe it or not, the worst part of the story isn’t that these individuals wanted to molest children. Instead, their online chat logs revealed a deep desire to murder, mutilate and eat their…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 19

    Mike Boudet
    3 Jun 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Elliot Rodger’s privileged background and his family’s ties to Hollywood didn’t help him get accepted by those around him. Instead his awkward behavior and creepy mannerisms made girls want to ignore him and guys want to bully him. For most of his life he endured what he described as a torturous and tormented life, so on May 23rd he took his revenge on the world that had created “such an injustice”, in what he called his “day of retribution”. We also cover two cases in which South Florida, from the last month, in which police officers have been shot…
 
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  • The Cannibal of Rothenburg

    Heather Sutfin
    22 Jul 2014 | 6:42 pm
    Cannibalism has had a long, sordid history.  In our western culture it is practically unheard of, except in cases of severe famine – like the tragic experience of the Donner Party. Other cultures – such as the Korowai, participate in cannibalism as part of their religious sacraments. It is not often that we hear of someone eating another human being, and even rarer that we hear of a person volunteering to be eaten. Before you continue reading, consider yourself warned. The story of Armin Meiwes, referred to by some as “The Real-Life Hannibal Lecter”, is not for the squeamish. To…
  • Sword and Scale Episode 23

    Mike Boudet
    19 Jul 2014 | 12:39 am
    What could be more horrifying, terrible, and heart-breaking than a mother intentionally taking the life of her own child.  The fact that there’s even a work in the English language that describes it it shocking in itself.  The word is filicide and, even though you may have never heard of it, there are too many cases to cover in just one episode of Sword and Scale.  We barely scratch the surface in this episode of some of the most horrifying cases of mommies killing their babies. Episode 23 covers some of the more famous cases like Andrea Yates and Casey Anthony, as well as the…
  • Hungry Like the Wolf

    Mayra Martinez
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Driving the dark streets on my way to work, a country road not unlike the road Diane had been on just hours earlier, the radio was playing. Passing the lake, my ’69 Malibu roaring towards the distant lights of Eugene, I listened in growing incredulity to the news. It was unfathomable that this story was unfolding in the very town in which I lived. Those things just didn’t happen here. In fact, not much happened here at all. Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, in the early ‘80s, was the place you moved to in order to get away from senseless crime and random shootings. Eugene proper was a small…
  • Law and Disorder in Jennings

    Heather Sutfin
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:09 pm
    Once known as “the Cradle of Louisianan Oil”, the little central Louisianan town of Jennings is a place where everyone knows your name.  On the surface, this suburban sprawl nestled on the outskirts of Cajun country; with its historic buildings, peppered with modernized shopping plazas, sandwiched between residential neighborhoods, could easily be mistaken for any small U.S. town. But as the residents of Jennings can tell you, looks can be deceiving. Like most cities, Jennings had their problems, but in a town where everyone knows everyone, murder was not a common occurrence.  In 2005,…
  • He Loved His ATM Too Much and Cheated With a Picnic Table

    Paul Seaburn
    5 Jul 2014 | 7:33 am
    Some people love their automated teller machine for the way it sexily dispenses twenty-dollar bills. Others love their favorite ATM because it’s always there for them 24/7. Lonnie J. Hutton loved his in a way that can only be described as unnatural … and illegal. Patrons at The Boro Bar & Grille in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, were enjoying their TGIF drinks at around 9:30 on a Friday night when Lonnie J. Hutton walked in and headed to the ATM. Instead of pulling out his debit card, he pulled out his … Murfreesboro police officer Michael Rickard explains. Mr. Hutton entered the bar and…
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