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  • Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building

    11/13/2017 2:08:12 PM PST · by grundle · 29 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 13, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building In New York City, the owner of a building gave graffiti artists permission to put graffiti on his building, with the understanding that the owner would eventually tear the building down.However, after the owner did tear the building down, the artists filed a lawsuit, and a jury actually agreed with the artists.A judge will be ruling on this in the future. But as it stands right now, the concept of private property has just been eroded by a huge amount.And this is a federal ruling, so it...
  • UCLA basketball team returns to L.A., with three arrested players still in China

    11/12/2017 3:44:39 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 105 replies
    LA Times ^ | 11-11-2017 | Ben Bolch
    UCLA’s basketball team returned from Shanghai after its season-opening victory over Georgia Tech on Saturday without the three players ensnared in a legal imbroglio over the alleged theft of designer sunglasses.
  • Thieves Break Into UPS Truck Parked Outside San Francisco Apple Store, Steal 300 iPhone Xs

    11/03/2017 7:40:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Nov 3, 2017
    The phones were valued at $370,000In another brazen burglary in downtown San Francisco, suspects dressed in hooded sweatshirts snatched at least 300 iPhone Xs valued at $370,000 and made off with them, according to San Francisco police. The smartphones — which launched to the general public Friday morning at $999 a piece — were stolen from a delivery truck parked in a loading dock at Stonestown Mall around 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, police spokesman Officer Robert Rueca said. A white Dodge van was used in the burglary and anyone with information is asked to call police at (415) 575-4444. The...
  • Iraqi Catholic Church Boken Into and Targeted in Apparent Arson

    10/09/2017 10:37:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    kntv ^ | Oct 9, 2017 | David Schuman
    Members of a local Catholic church are in shock because of a crime over the weekend that has also left them hurt and confused. St. Barbara Chaldean Catholic Church was broken into, burglarized, and apparently the target of an attempted arson. "We were shocked," Father Ray Sarkees, the church pastor said. "We're all shocked about it." Several heavy-duty fans cover the floor of the building. They're drying things out after the sprinklers went off. A black scorch mark covers a large area around the altar. Sarkees says a church safe and a sound system were stolen, along with donation boxes....
  • Lawyer Says Dems Ordered Falsification of Records [semi-satire]

    10/08/2017 10:27:42 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Oct 2017 | John Semmens
    Democratic National Committee IT aide Imran Awan has been indicted for bank fraud and is suspected of pilfering computer equipment and selling classified materials to the highest bidders. Aaron Page, one of his lawyers says that his Democratic congressional employers told him to falsify records in order to conceal how they were spending public funds. The alleged falsification scheme entailed bogus invoices showing a expensive equipment incorrectly inventoried at under $500 in value, but with an attached "service plan" to compensate the vendor for the full cost of the item. Later these items frequently disappeared because items listed as under...
  • Edith Macias might be charged with a felony for stealing someone’s Trump hat

    10/05/2017 11:52:35 PM PDT · by grundle · 70 replies
    wordpress ^ | October 6, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Social justice warrior Edith Macias might be charged with a felony for stealing someone’s Trump hat In the video below, which was recently filmed at UC Riverside, social justice warrior Edith Macias spends nine minutes explaining why she stole a Trump hat right off the head of a Trump supporter.Macias takes the hat to campus authorities, under the belief that they will take her side.But they don’t. Instead, they take the side of the hat owner, get him his hat back, and call the campus police.Originally, the owner of the hat was not planning to press charges.However, after Macias put a...
  • PHOTOS: Eight arrested in string of Dripping Springs vehicle burglaries (TX)

    10/03/2017 4:31:06 PM PDT · by bgill · 48 replies
    kxan ^ | Oct. 2, 2017 | Andy Jechow
    Investigators say several leads brought them to the 200 block of Barton Bend Road, where they executed a search warrant. While detectives were at the address, a vehicle pulled up with stolen property from unreported crimes in Austin that had just taken place. More than $20,000 in stolen property was recovered from multiple burglaries in Hays and Travis counties. The seven arrested following a two-day search of the property included those believed to be behind the burglaries as well as people on the property who had active arrest warrants.
  • Communist China Uses Face Recognition Computers to Ration Toilet Paper

    09/28/2017 2:42:15 PM PDT · by 198ml · 13 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | 9/28/17 | John Porter
    Communist China is having a string of toilet paper thefts. Ergo they must ration toilet paper. And are using facial recognition software. Toilet paper. Facial recognition software. Let that soak in before wiping. That’s because people have been taking so much toilet paper that the UNESCO World Heritage Site operators decided enough was enough, and installed facial recognition dispensers at its toilets, local reports said. If the same user is detected within nine minutes, the dispenser will deny them a second feed of paper. Obviously, anyone who has eaten Chinese food before can see how this may be problematic. In...
  • ‘Battle of Bunkerville’ BLM agent no longer works for the agency

    09/20/2017 12:55:08 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    guns.com ^ | 9/20/17 | Brian Seay
    Daniel Love, a former special agent for the Bureau of Land Management, gives a radio interview during Burning Man in 2015. (Photo: BLM Nevada/Flickr) A federal agent who had a key role in the armed 2014 ‘Battle of Bunkerville’ standoff no longer works for the Bureau of Land Management. Daniel Love had been serving as special agent in charge for BLM in Utah and Nevada in recent years, but is no longer with the agency, according to the Associated Press. Love still worked there on Aug. 24, when the feds released a report that said he’d handed out valuable rocks...
  • Pa.: Philly Police 'Slush Fund' for Seized Assets

    09/26/2017 7:44:00 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Real Clear Investigations / Philadelphia Weekly ^ | 21 Sept, 2917 | NewslettersInvestigationsDonationsMore Pa.: Philly Police 'Slush Fund' for Seized Assets Max Ma
    When Philadelphia police use civil asset forfeiture to seize millions in cash, cars, and homes every year, the money is put into secretive municipal bank accounts. Long-hidden documents reveal what happened to at least some of the money. It went for submachine guns, outboard motors and "tens of thousands in mysterious cash withdrawals over the past five years." Some $5 million is unnaccounted for, this investigation reckons. From Philadelphia Weekly: Attorneys at the Virginia-based nonprofit depict civil asset forfeiture as one of the greatest threats to property rights in the nation today. Under the Trump administration, Attorney General Jeff Sessions...
  • Tennessee Wins Award For Most Innovative Use Of Asset Forfeiture Funds(most corrupt maybe)

    09/13/2017 5:44:32 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | September 12, 2017 | streiff
    LetÂ’s not fool ourselves. Civil asset forfeiture is nothing more or less than the unconstitutional seizure of property by law enforcement agencies as a way of generating an off-the-books income stream to provide funding at a higher level than that approved by the legislative body that is sets their budget. Stories of abuse abound and it will be to Jeff SessionsÂ’s everlasting shame and disgrace that he is supporting this fascistic practice. Because the funds are not appropriated there has been little oversight over how they are spent. Reason documents some of the more interesting uses: For example, a 2016...
  • Vanity - I'm a Victim of Identity Theft, Need Advice

    08/15/2017 1:28:24 PM PDT · by Sans-Culotte · 58 replies
    Cyberspace | 8/15/17 | Sans-Culotte
    I am embarrassed to post this, my first vanity after being registered lo, these many years. Last week, one of my credit card accounts was hacked. I received an email verifying that my login was changed, and to report it if I had not made those changes. I had not done so, and immediately called the credit card company. Apparently, someone posing as me had tried to logon, and requested to reset the password. they then changed my adress to one in Miami, FL. (this is where it gets interesting). The card company said they texted a code to my...
  • Ex-LAUSD food services director charged with embezzling (Los Angeles)

    08/09/2017 10:49:23 AM PDT · by Mark · 9 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/9/17 | From staff and wire reports
    The former director of food services for the Los Angeles Unified School District has been charged with misappropriation of public funds and embezzlement for allegedly diverting $65,000 in district money to a culinary club he controlled, prosecutors said Tuesday. David Binkle, 55, is also accused of forging a district vendor application, failing to report his outside financial interests to the district and funneling public funds into his personal bank account, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement. All told, he’s accused of 15 felony counts. Binkle resigned from the LAUSD in 2015 following a critical audit...
  • Official Who Met With Michelle Obama at WH Indicted for Stealing School Lunch Funds

    08/08/2017 2:34:01 PM PDT · by ptsal · 56 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | August 08, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    A Los Angeles food services director who was invited to the White House by former First Lady Michelle Obama to share his tips for getting kids to eat healthy has been indicted for stealing $65,000 in public funds.David Binkle, a chef who served as the director of food services for Los Angeles Unified School District until he was fired in 2015, was charged last week with multiple counts of embezzlement, misappropriation of public funds, conflict of interest, forgery, and perjury, the L.A. Times reported.In 2014, Binkle traveled to the White House for a nutrition roundtable with Mrs. Obama.
  • Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video)

    08/08/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 56 replies
    Teens in stolen car crash had 126 arrests; murder charges possible (w/video) ^ | 08 AUG 17 | By Zachary T. Sampson, Lisa Gartner, Laura Morel and Anastasia Dawson, Times Staff Writers
    The last thing Keondrae Brown remembers before he blacked out is lying in shattered glass on Tampa Road, next to the burning wreckage of a stolen car, lucky to be alive after a high-speed crash that killed his brother and two of his friends. Now Keondrae and two other boys in a second stolen car could face murder charges in the deaths of Keontae Brown, 16; Jimmie Goshey, 14; and Dejarae Thomas, 16. Sheriff Bob Gualtieri suggested the more serious charges against the surviving teens at a news conference Monday, a day after the Palm Harbor crash once again highlighted...
  • Galveston County men accused of destroying airplanes, defrauding insurance companies

    07/31/2017 7:32:49 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Galveston News ^ | July 29, 2017 | Matt Degrood
    Galveston County men accused of destroying airplanes, defrauding insurance companies By MATT DEGROOD The Daily News Jul 29, 2017 2 Two Galveston County men face multiple wire fraud charges in what federal law enforcement officers allege was a plan to destroy aircraft and other vehicles for insurance money, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday in federal court. Theodore Robert Wright III, of Kemah and Las Vegas, and Shane Gordon, of League City, were among four people charged with fraud and conspiracy in the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas in Tyler, records show. Both men are charged with one...
  • Security officer allegedly stole $100K first day on the job

    07/28/2017 7:55:30 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 43 replies
    FoxNews ^ | July 28, 2017 | Paulina Dedaj
    A New Jersey security officer has been charged with stealing $100,000 from a business on his first day of work, Fairfield police said. Larry Brooks, 19, of Elizabeth, was working for Garda, a cash vault and armored car company, when he was captured by company surveillance cameras taking the money, NJ.com reported.
  • Can't find photo of felon, anywhere.

    I've been looking for a photo of this perp for over an hour, all over the web. There seems to be a real successful attempt to hide her or her color or whatever. Been too at least 50 sites with all stock photos. I thought criminal photos were open season in the public domain. Connecticut woman pleads guilty to stealing from Massachusetts employer http://wwlp.com/2017/03/30/connecticut-woman-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-from-massachusetts-employer/
  • After Backing Trump, Christians Who Fled Iraq Fall Into His Dragnet

    07/04/2017 7:34:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | July 4, 2017 | Vivian Yee
    STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — A few Sundays ago, federal immigration agents walked through the doors of handsome houses here in the Detroit suburbs, brushing past tearful children, stunned wives and statuettes of the Virgin Mary in search of men whose time was up.If the Trump administration prevails, more than 100 of these men may soon be deported, like the tens of thousands of other people rounded up this year as part of a national clampdown on illegal immigration.But the arrests may have stunned this community more than most.While President Trump was hurling verbal napalm at Mexico and vowing to keep...
  • Men Steal 350 Gallons of Gasoline in 'Elaborate' System: Police

    07/01/2017 3:30:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jul 1, 2017
    The suspect vehicles had customized interiors that housed a large-volume, low-profile, gas tank in the rear seating area.Two men were arrested early Friday on suspicion of stealing about 350 gallons of gasoline from a Pomona station in what police described as an "elaborate gas collection and transport system." Police were called at 12:34 a.m. to the scene of a Food 4 Less gas station, located at 2090 S. Garey Ave., where two men driving white 2014 Chevrolet Express vans were believed to be stealing gas, said Pomona police Sgt. V. Terrell. Arriving officers discovered that the suspects were using unauthorized...