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  • Basic income hailed as way to give people chance to chase their dreams

    05/25/2017 2:14:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 25, 2017 | Laurie Monsebraaten, Social justice reporter
    For many years, Regent Park resident Sam Haque thought the Disney adage: “If you can dream it, you can do it” was advice only for people of privilege. “I thought it was only something rich parents tell their children,” he says. “But I’m proof that everyone can do it. And that’s the message I’m trying to get out there.” Haque, 35, who came to Toronto with his mother from Bangladesh when he was 15, turned his back on an opportunity to go to law school about eight years ago to follow his passion for doodling and design, and created Wise...
  • A statue of Joseph Smith and Brigham Young stolen in SLC, worth $125k

    05/24/2017 9:18:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 28 replies
    KUTV ^ | May 23, 2017 | Cimaron Neugebauer
    SALT LAKE CITY — (KUTV) A bronze statue of LDS prophets Joseph Smith and Brigham Young were stolen from Salt Lake City Tuesday morning. The 800 lb. statue is valued at more than $125,000. It was made by Young Fine Art Studio Inc. and was stolen from 825 N. 300 W. around 4 a.m. **video**
  • Florida shoplifting suspect impales self on stolen knife, police say

    05/07/2017 5:51:44 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 61 replies
    12news ^ | 5-7-17 | unattributed
    A 53-year-old man stole a knife from a Lowe's Home Improvement Center, then died after he impaled himself on it as he ran from the store, the Plant City Police Department said. Police said they received a call about 6:40 p.m. about a shoplifting in progress. Store officials told them a white male subject -- identified as Jerry Ellis Word, 53 of Lakeland -- had entered the store, 2801 James L. Redman Parkway, removed a knife from its packaging, then hid it on his person. Word then left the store without paying for it. When he was confronted by store...
  • Hotel Heir Conrad Hilton Arrested for Alleged Car Theft

    05/07/2017 5:47:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/07/2017
    LOS ANGELES — Paris Hilton's younger brother, Conrad Hilton, has been arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly stealing a car and violating an ex-girlfriend's restraining order. Police say the 23-year-old Hilton Hotel heir was arrested shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday at a home in the Hollywood Hills. He allegedly was in a Bentley owned by his ex-girlfriend's father. Hilton was booked for grand theft auto and violating a restraining order and jailed on $60,000 bail. It wasn't immediately clear whether he had obtained a lawyer. Hilton has had a series of run-ins with the law. He was arrested two years...
  • Oregon Democrats propose $2B business tax

    05/05/2017 2:27:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    NBC KGW-TV ^ | May 5, 2017 | by Diane Dietz
    Oregon’s Democratic lawmakers came up with the most detailed plan yet on Thursday for fixing the state’s wobbly budget by tapping business coffers. House Speaker Tina Kotek would place a 0.95 percent tax on annual business sales in excess of $5 million. About 5,000 businesses would pay the new tax. The Democrats’ gross receipts tax proposal would replace the existing corporate income tax, which produces about $1 billion in revenues a year. The new tax would take effect Jan. 1, 2018. Businesses with sales under the $5 million threshold would pay a flat $250 annual filing fee. Businesses with less...
  • Why are cities allowing bicycle theft to go virtually unpunished?

    04/22/2017 12:00:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies
    latimes.com ^ | April 21, 2017 | Tom Babin
    ... In Los Angeles and virtually every city in North America, bicycle theft has almost become a crime without consequence, so widespread that it is treated less as a problem and more like one of the costs of urban life. Thieves can quickly cut locks on a target that serves as its own getaway vehicle, sell their ill-gotten goods to fencers for pennies on the dollar, and rest assured they will almost never be busted. Law enforcement officials, busy with other priorities, rarely commit to sustained campaigns to bust theft rings or even pursue arrests.
  • [N.Korea]Kim Jong Un may be behind biggest bank heist in history

    03/22/2017 11:02:38 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | March 22, 2017 | Kevin Dugan
    Kim Jong Un may be behind biggest bank heist in history he man behind the biggest bank heist in history may have been Kim Jong-un. Federal prosecutors are preparing to finger North Korea for orchestrating the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, according to a report.
  • The day I met the devil in a dime store

    04/07/2017 8:08:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 63 replies
    Aletelia ^ | April 7, 2017 | Elizabeth Scalia
    And he really was red! The memory still stings: there I was, age 7, the veteran of a splendidly moving and memorable First Holy Communion and graced with an oddball love of the sacrament of Confession in all of its velvet-curtained-sliding-screen ambiance, planning to steal a toy “lady’s fan” from a candy store, simply to see if I could. The fan was red, and I had always been — and still am — a sucker for all things red. It was airy, lacy and flamboyant, and I had the 10 cents the thing cost in my pocket.But the toy...
  • Amy Schumer Arrested For Grand Larceny [but avoided jail because relative is U.S. Senator]

    11/14/2016 5:28:57 PM PST · by grundle · 71 replies
    radaronine.com ^ | July 17, 2015
    Amy Schumer‘s new movie Trainwreck draws heavily from her own life, but there’s one embarrassing incident that didn’t make it to the big screen: her arrest for grand larceny shoplifting! Schumer has previously admitted that she had sticky fingers well into her adult years. “It was just all from, like, department stores,” she told Rolling Stone last year. “I guess the impressive part was that I would return it for cash, and the most that I’d ever made was probably around $1,000. But I did it a lot.” When she was 21, however, her bad habit caught up to her,...
  • Massive gold coin worth millions stolen from German museum

    03/27/2017 3:20:40 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 62 replies
    APnews ^ | 3-27-17 | DAVID RISING
    Thieves broke into the German capital's Bode Museum before dawn Monday and made off with a massive 100-kilogram (221-pound) gold coin worth millions of dollars, police said. Police spokesman Stefen Petersen said thieves apparently entered through a window about 3:30 a.m. Monday, broke into a cabinet where the "Big Maple Leaf" coin was kept, and escaped with it before police arrived. A ladder was found by nearby railway tracks. The three-centimeter (1.18-inch) thick coin, with a diameter of 53 centimeters (20.9 inches), has a face value of 1 million Canadian dollars ($750,000). By weight alone, however, it would be worth...
  • ‘Stolen’ Secret Service Laptop Was LEFT ON A MOTORCYCLE Outside Agent’s Home

    03/22/2017 7:51:51 AM PDT · by davikkm · 35 replies
    It was reported earlier this week that a Secret Service Agent’s laptop was reported stolen from a vehicle. The laptop contained floor plans to Trump Tower, evacuation protocols and information regarding the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Via Daily News: Authorities have been frantically searching for the laptop since it was stolen Thursday morning. Some items stolen along with the laptop — including coins and a black bag with the Secret Service insignia on it — were later recovered. But the laptop, along with other documents described as “sensitive,” were still being sought. The thief stepped out of...
  • Secret Service Theft Caught on Video Thief Knew What He Was After

    03/20/2017 9:37:16 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 39 replies
    TMZ ^ | March 20,2017 | TMZ
    Our sources say the thief -- whom they say is a man -- was caught on surveillance video pulling up to the agent's driveway in an Uber at around 3 AM Thursday. The video shows the man make a beeline for the agent's car, removing a backpack with the computer inside and then walking off. As we reported, the hard drive contained Trump Tower floor plans and evacuation protocols, but the agency insists there was no classified info inside.
  • TRUMP TOWER: SECRET SERVICE THEFT CAUGHT ON VIDEO Thief Knew What He Was After

    03/20/2017 7:06:59 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 151 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/20/17 | tmz
    The thief who swiped a Secret Service agent’s laptop targeted the agent in question and knew exactly what he was after ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. Our sources say the thief -- whom they say is a man -- was caught on surveillance video pulling up to the agent's driveway in an Uber at around 3 AM Thursday. The video shows the man make a beeline for the agent's car, removing a backpack with the computer inside and then walking off. As we reported, the hard drive contained Trump Tower floor plans and evacuation protocols, but the agency insists...
  • FBI, NFL believe Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jersey has been located

    03/20/2017 6:26:35 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    FOX Sports ^ | 03-20-2017 | Cameron DaSilva
    The biggest mystery of the Super Bowl LI been solved, and, no, it’s not how the Atlanta Falcons managed to blow a 25-point lead in the second half. According to FOX Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer, the FBI and NFL security believe they have found Tom Brady’s stolen jersey, which has been missing for a month and a half. Breaking: FOX Sports has learned the FBI & NFL Security believe they have located Tom Brady's (cont) https://t.co/kxAaxUl3c5 The NFL believes it was stolen by someone posing as a member of the international media. More breaking details: NFL believes the jersey...
  • Secret Service laptop with Trump Tower floor plans, ... stolen in New York

    03/17/2017 12:11:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 84 replies
    ABCNews ^ | Marh 17, 2017 | Josh Margolin Aaron Katersky KARMA ALLEN Morgan Winsor
    laptop computer containing floor plans for Trump Tower, details on the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service agent's vehicle in New York City on Thursday, law enforcement sources tell ABC News. The agency confirmed that an agency-issued laptop was stolen, but it did not offer details on its contents. "The U.S. Secret Service can confirm that an employee was the victim of a criminal act in which our Agency issued laptop computer was stolen," the agency said in a statement on Friday.
  • Laptop holding Trump Tower floor plans, Hillary Clinton email investigation info stolen (tr)

    03/17/2017 9:34:55 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 156 replies
    NY Dail News ^ | Mar 17, 2017 | Rocco Parascandola
    A laptop computer containing floor plans for Trump Tower, information about the Hillary Clinton email investigation and other national security information was stolen from a Secret Service agent's vehicle in Brooklyn, police sources told the Daily News. The thief stepped out of a car, possibly an Uber, on a street in Bath Beach and stole the laptop from the agent's vehicle, which was parked in the driveway of her home. The thief also took "sensitive" documents and the agent's access keycard, though the level of the agent's access wasn't immediately clear.
  • IRS strikes back as agents make big dent in identity theft

    03/09/2017 5:22:33 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    washingtontimes ^ | Stephen Ohlemacher
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS strikes back: The tax agency reports that the number of identity theft victims plummeted last year after agents struggled for years to combat what has become a multibillion-dollar industry. The number of victims dropped by 46 percent, to 376,000, the IRS said. These taxpayers had their identities stolen by criminals who used their Social Security numbers and birthdates to obtain fraudulent tax refunds. The IRS stopped nearly 1 million fraudulent refunds from being issued last year. They totaled almost $6.6 billion, the agency said. “It’s a much more challenging time for the cybercrooks,” said Mark...
  • S.A. family sleeps as man burglarizes home 4 times in less than 4 hours, police say (TX)

    03/08/2017 6:28:04 AM PST · by bgill · 8 replies
    MySA ^ | Mar. 7, 2017 | Madalyn Mendoza
    A San Antonio man is accused of stealing items from a Southeast Side home four times in a 3 1/2-hour span while the homeowners and their children slept inside the residence... He allegedly entered through a driveway door after the family of four fell asleep, then proceeded to make multiple trips in and out of the residence starting just after 11:30 p.m. All four burglaries were caught on surveillance footage, documents show... Authorities tracked down Beltran down after locating some of the property at a local pawn shop
  • Brownback Asks Trump To Save Some Kansas Highway Projects

    02/19/2017 11:10:43 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    KCUR 89.3 ^ | January 26, 2017 | Jim McLean & Sam Zeff
    Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is hoping the federal government can rescue several critical infrastructure projects that the state can no longer afford.The Brownback administration recently sent what amounts to a wish list to President Donald Trump for inclusion in his planned infrastructure initiative. It includes the following $240 million in highway and bridge projects delayed or abandoned because of the state’s ongoing budget problems: $50 million to replace a section of the Lewis and Clark Viaduct that carries Interstate 70 across the Kansas River between Kansas and Missouri.$91 million to build an I-235 interchange in Wichita.$45 million to reconstruct...
  • Report: Social Security managers gambled, watched Packers at Lambeau on taxpayer dime

    02/19/2017 9:44:03 AM PST · by ThE_RiPpEr. · 19 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog.org ^ | 2/15/2017 | M.D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – The director of a scandal-plagued Social Security Administration hearing office used official leave and sick leave to gamble at an area casino, while a group supervisor got paid a full day’s wage to watch a Green Bay Packers football game. TIME FRAUD: A federal investigation into a Madison Social Security Administration office found the hearing office director used sick leave to gamble at an area casino and another supervisor watched a Green Bay Packers game on the clock, according to a letter from Sen. Ron Johnson. These are just some of the many details about troubling conduct...