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  • The Transgressive Appeal of the Comedy Murder Podcast

    02/17/2018 2:39:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | Feb. 16, 2018 | Amanda Hess
    When Oxygen, the television network for women, rebranded itself as a true crime channel last year, it leaned into TV’s time-tested approach: a focus on gruesome and mysterious killings, disproportionately involving white female victims and sensationalized by self-serious narrators. But Oxygen also began experimenting with a new way to cover those crimes. It started a comedy podcast, “Martinis & Murder,” in which the two hosts get tipsy on homicide-themed cocktails, audibly squirm over the gory details, make catty judgments about the suspects’ life choices and use particulars of the crimes as setups for sarcastic jokes. Here’s a sampling of dialogue...
  • FBI Whiffs on School Shooting [semi-satire]

    02/17/2018 1:15:37 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 and wounded another 13 in an assault on the students and faculty of Marjory Stoneman High School in Parkland, Florida. By law, the school is a designated “gun free zone.” This ensured that Cruz would be able to fire at will until off-site police arrived, which they did within five minutes of being called. By that time the 19-year-old Cruz had ditched his weapon and blended in with the fleeing students. Cruz’s heinous plan was months in the making. Back on September 5, 2017 Cruz posted a YouTube boast “I’m going to be a...
  • Police: MS-13 men beat sex-trafficked girl with bat, 'indent' part of her body

    02/16/2018 9:39:11 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 27 replies ^ | 2/16/18 | Kevin Lewis
    A female human trafficking victim too young to legally drive a car or buy a lottery ticket was savagely beaten with a bat by a pack of incensed MS-13 members, Montgomery County Police say. Late last month, Ivan Alexis Pena-Rodriguez, 20, Yervin Josue Romero-Rivera, 21, and Miguel Angel Ayala-Rivera, 24, were all formally charged with first-degree assault, plus other assorted criminal counts. According to court documents obtained by WJLA, Montgomery County authorities served a search and seizure warrant
  • Suspect in Chicago Police Death Charged

    02/14/2018 2:51:50 PM PST · by PBRCat · 15 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | February 14, 2018 | Don Babwin
    A man with a long criminal history that includes a conviction for armed robbery has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Chicago police commander. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Shomari Legghette, 44, was also charged with being a felon possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics. Legghette has been arrested repeatedly and, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections, he has several felony convictions dating back to the 1990s that have landed him in prison. Most of them are drug-related, but his record also includes crimes that show a willingness to use a gun....
  • Reported Shooting Being Investigated at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland: BSO

    02/14/2018 11:58:11 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 535 replies
    NBC 6 ^ | 14 FEB 18 | staff
    Authorities are investigating a reported shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Wednesday. Officers responded to the school at 5901 Pine Island Road for the reported shooting, Broward Sheriff's Office officials said. There were reports of victims, BSO officials said. Coral Springs Police tweeted that that people should stay away from the school due to an active police scene. No other information was known.
  • Craig's List Personal Ad

    02/14/2018 7:34:08 AM PST · by libertylover · 36 replies
    email | 2/14/1018 | Unknown
    (SUPPOSEDLY )AN ACTUAL CRAIG'S LIST PERSONALS AD To the Guy Who Tried to Mug Me in Downtown Savannah night before last... First, I'd like to apologize for your embarrassment; I didn't expect you to actually crap in your pants when I drew my pistol after you took my jacket...
  • Kentucky gunman killed his parents, girlfriend and her mother, police say

    02/12/2018 2:47:24 PM PST · by familyop · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 11, 2018 | Frank Miles
    The Nickell family’s pastor told The Lexington Herald Leader that he had struggled with drug addiction for years...He and his parents attended morning and evening worship services together Feb. 4. That night, Nickell sat between his parents on the front pew, but was “out of it” on some substance, Caudill said.
  • Car Thieves Have Gone High-Tech (Keyless Entry Vulnerability)

    02/12/2018 10:23:37 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Monday, 12 Feb 2018 | Eddie Chua
    Owners of cars using the keyless entry system are at risk of having their vehicles stolen in minutes by a frequency­-hacking device that is available locally. The device, which costs about RM150 (S$50.30) and can be obtained online or at some electronics stores, can unlock a car and start its engine by hacking its radio frequency identification (RFID) information. A source said the device could open almost every car with keyless entry. The source said car thieves recruited hackers to install the required software onto their laptops and teach them how to operate the device. "Some local hackers have been...
  • Lynnwood man accused of raping woman dying from overdose, texting photos of body

    02/11/2018 12:28:23 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 39 replies
    Lynnwood Today ^ | February 8, 2018
    Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives say a 19-year-old Lynnwood-area man raped a young woman as she was dying from a drug overdose, texted photographs of her seminude body to friends and then stuffed her body in a box with plans to bury her later, according to a Wednesday report from our online news partner The Seattle Times. The 18-year-old victim attended a party Saturday night at the suspect’s mobile-home park just north of Martha Lake in unincorporated Snohomish County and died that night or early Sunday, according to the statement of probable cause outlining the sheriff’s case against the 19-year-old suspect....
  • Big Picture Question: How Do We Know?… (WARNER)

    02/11/2018 2:46:30 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 14 replies ^ | 2/9/18 | sundance
    How did the story of the Warner text messaging get into the media bloodstream? Who was the ‘entity’ who investigated, discovered, and eventually released the Warner messaging?
  • Man Raped High School Student as She Was Dying From Overdose and Texted Explicit Pictures <tr>

    02/11/2018 1:11:20 PM PST · by Enchante · 60 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo News ^ | February 11, 2018 | Tom Porter
    A 19-year-old man in a Seattle suburb has been arrested and accused of raping a high school student as she was dying from an overdose and texting explicit pictures of her to friends. The suspect, who has been identified as Brian Roberto Varela, was charged Friday with second-degree rape, manslaughter and controlled substance homicide, the Associated Press reported.
  • Mail Thieves Steal 500 Cockroaches From Marina Woman

    02/11/2018 11:02:55 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    KSBW ^ | Feb 9, 2018 | Christopher SalaSs
    Rosalinda Vizina says she an Entomologist and the roaches were a part of a study she's conducting. She said, "I feel bad for the roaches in case they got smushed or tossed or something like that. For the thieves, I hope they went everywhere."
  • Urinating Illegal Stabs Man [semi-satire]

    02/11/2018 10:09:00 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Feb 2018 | John Semmens
    In Maryland, Salvador Gomez-Lopez, a native of El Salvador in the United States illegally will go on trial for stabbing a man waiting at a bus stop. The attack sprang from the victim’s objection to Gomez urinating in front of fellow bus passengers. Arresting police described Gomez as “drunk and belligerent.” In the US House of Representatives, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) gave an eight hour speech blaming Trump’s “anti-immigrant policies for this tragedy. The hostility of the President toward immigrants seeking a better life in America is the primary cause for this incident. If Mr. Gomez didn’t have to...
  • Illegal vows to 'kill more cops soon' - he is found guilty of shooting dead two Californian deputies

    02/10/2018 1:56:03 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies
    A man in the United States illegally was convicted Friday of killing two Northern California deputies in a case that helped fuel the national immigration debate. Luis Bracamontes was found guilty of murder in the shootings of Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff's Detective Michael Davis Jr. in 2014. He also was convicted of attempted murder, carjacking, weapons violations and other crimes. 'Yay,' he said softly after first verdict read, looking around at the victims' families and jurors with a slight smile. Luis Bracamontes was found guilty of murder in the shootings of Sacramento County sheriff's...
  • Judge's Ruling May Give Roughly 10,000 Sex Offenders Early Parole

    02/10/2018 2:08:57 PM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies ^ | February 10, 2018 | Beth Baumann
    Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Allen Sumner on Friday said California must consider early parole for thousands of sex offenders, the Associated Press reported. About the Lawsuit Janice Bellucci, a Sacramento attorney and president of Alliance for Constitutional Sex Offense Laws, was the one who filed the lawsuit on behalf of sex offenders. According to Bellucci, the rules the CDCR were putting in place directly conflicted "with the ballot measure's language and voter's intent in approving Proposition 57." From the Associated Press: Bellucci argued the measure requires earlier parole consideration for any sex crime not on the state's narrow...
  • UK: Huge rise in knifepoint rapes and fatal stabbings while police focus on “hate crime”

    02/10/2018 1:03:14 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies ^ | 02/10/2018 | Chtistinr Douglas-Williams
    Crime figures released this week revealed that fatal stabbings in England and Wales are at the highest level since 2010-2011, while rapes at knifepoint rose by 23 per cent in the past year. Overall, 215 people died in fatal attacks using a knife or other sharp instrument last year, which marked the highest number since the year to 2011, in which 236 people were killed...
  • Man in U.S. illegally convicted of killing 2 deputies, says: 'I’m going to kill more cops soon'

    02/09/2018 6:10:59 PM PST · by Innovative · 58 replies
    LA Times ^ | Feb. 9, 2018 | AP
    A man in the United States illegally was convicted Friday of killing two Northern California deputies in a case that helped fuel the national immigration debate. "Yay," he said softly after first verdict read, looking at the victims' families and jurors with slight smile. "I'm going to kill more cops soon," Bracamontes said as he was led away.
  • Newsweek Editors Blast Exec to His Face: ‘What You're Doing Is Bulls**t.

    02/09/2018 5:51:34 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 9 Feb 18 | Maxwell Tani
    During an increasingly ugly meeting, the company’s CCO refused to answer whether money laundering allegations were true and blamed staff for undermining the business. During a private meeting with editors this week, a top Newsweek executive blamed his own journalists for the magazine’s recent turmoil and refused to answer whether the company committed financial crimes. Newsweek Media Group interim Chief Content Officer Johnathan Davis took questions from editors for nearly 90 minutes on Wednesday, according to recording obtained by The Daily Beast, about firings and investigations that have engulfed the company. Last month, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office raided Newsweek...
  • 5 new Mueller investigations gearing up

    02/09/2018 10:07:49 AM PST · by TrumpGOP · 61 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/8/2018 | Bill still
  • Puerto Rico Plays A Dangerous Game of Cat and Mouse

    02/08/2018 11:36:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | February 8, 2018 | David Williams
    Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló has long blamed his predecessors and those in Washington – namely Republicans including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) – for his woes.Rosselló has called the ground-breaking Tax Cuts and Jobs Act a setback for the island.  The governor has also criticized the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, despite their efforts to rebuild the power utility long-neglected by a long line of Puerto Rico leaders.While many things about Puerto Rico’s governance remain opaque, one thing is quite clear: Gov. Rosselló will stop at nothing to blame everyone else for his own failings. By blaming others and feigning...