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Woman Pranks Daughter with School Shooting Text in Dumbest April Fools’ Joke of the Year

And you thought Netflix’s sizzling bacon documentary was bad… A 54-year-old woman has been charged with disturbing schools, breaching the peace, and unlawful use of a telephone after sending a text to her daughter claiming that shots had been fired …

Teen Stabs Friend 65 Times Over Nude Facebook Selfies Teen Stabs Friend 65 Times Over Nude Facebook Selfies

In well-that’s-just-a-horrible-turn-of-events news, a Mexican teen was stabbed 65 times after posting racy photos of herself and her best friend on Facebook, according to police in Guamúchil, Sinaloa. The NY Daily News reports that Erandy Gutierrez, 16, fatally stabbed Anel …

Medical Marijuana Means More Crime?

Last year, a study was published, and reported on by McClatchey, that showed that marijuana was linked to crime more often than other commonly-abused substances. For example, the study reported, eighty percent of the adult males that had been arrested …

Leland Yee, California State Senator, Arrested For Bribery And Arms Dealing

Senator Leland Yee, 65, candidate for California Secretary of State and author of gun control legislation, was apprehended Wednesday during an FBI sweep in the Sacramento and San FranciscoBay area. He was accused of wire fraud and conspiracy to illegally …

Man-On-Car Murder Sentencing Postponed

A California woman who drove two miles while drunk through the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance with a dying man on her windshield has had her sentencing for murder charges postponed. Substance-abuse counselor Sherry Lynn Wilkins, 52, was found guilty …

CNN Producers Arrested Trying to Get into World Trade Center Site to Cover Recent Break-ins of the WTC Site

Two CNN producers have failed at something a set of BASE jumpers and a 16-year-old parkour enthusiast succeeded in doing: getting past security and scaling the World Trade Center. Reuters reports that 35-year-old Yon Pomrenze and 26-year-old Conner Fieldman Boals …

Flavor Flav’s Speeding Cased Postponed

William Jonathan Drayton, Jr., better known by his stage name Flavor Flav, appeared in a Mineola, New York courtroom Tuesday, where a judge postponed a criminal speeding case against the rapper, after he was pulled over on a Long Island …

Debit Card Welfare Payments Could Cut Crime, Shows Study

In recent years more states have begun to move their public assistance programs over to Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) systems. The programs essentially provide assistance through debit cards rather than cash through traditional checks. These EBT initiatives have sparked plenty …

Man Blackmailed After Responding to Craigslist Sex Ad with Naked Photo

My mother always told me “Josh, never send naked selfies to people you don’t know on the internet.” That was her favorite mom warning, apart from “Josh, don’t blackmail people.” Moms are so smart. A Philadelphia man has pleaded guilty …

Man Offers to Shoot Someone for 100 Retweets, Promptly Arrested Man Offers to Shoot Someone for 100 Retweets, Promptly Arrested

The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested a 20-year-old man for making criminal threats after he tweeted that he would shoot someone if he received 100 retweets. “100 RTs and I’ll shoot someone walking,” tweeted Dakkari Dijon McAnuff alongside the …

Guy Who Shot Texting Moviegoer Was Also Texting

Back in January, 71-year-old Curtis Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson in a crowded movie theater during a screening of Lone Survivor. Reeves shot Oulson after an altercation the sprang from the latter texting in the theater and refusing to …

Death Row for 30 Years, Now Glenn Ford is Free

Louisiana man, Glenn Ford, walked free on Tuesday evening for the first time since being incarcerated 30 years ago for a murder he didn’t commit, according to CBS. “My mind’s going all different kinds of directions, but it feels good,” …

Justin Bieber is Disrespectful During Deposition

Following a string of run-ins with the law, Justin Bieber answered questions in a deposition last week relating to a photographer’s lawsuit against the singer’s bodyguard. TMZ released footage of the deposition today, and to say that the footage painted …

Apparently, in Florida, You Can ‘Drive Off’ Your Drunk

If you’re super messed up and being an annoying asshole, your wife might tell you to go “sleep it off.” That’ll work, given enough time. You might think you can go “walk it off” or perhaps “Waffle House it off.” …

Yelp CEO Contributes $23K To Catch Whoever Has Been Trying To Poison San Francisco’s Dogs With Meatballs Yelp CEO Contributes $23K To Catch Whoever Has Been Trying To Poison San Francisco’s Dogs With Meatballs

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman is really looking to make a difference this week. Not only did he write an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer urging her to veto SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to discriminate against …

Guy Pokes His Ex, Gets Two-Year Internet Ban Guy Pokes His Ex, Gets Two-Year Internet Ban

When I say poke, I mean Facebook poke–that’s, of course, what brings this story within my purview. How in the hell, you may ask, could a judge see it fit to dole out such a harsh penalty for the simple …

Amanda Knox Saga: Meredith Kercher Forgotten?

The saga of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito is huge and intriguing. There’s murder, sex, lies, a possible government set up, and who knows what else. Are they guilty? Not guilty? Lying to keep each other safe or turning on …

We Now Have a Report of an Assault by Google Glass Haters We Now Have a Report of an Assault by Google Glass Haters

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article sported the title “We Now Have a Report of a Google Glass Hate Crime.” Of course I wasn’t seriously giving it the gravity of a true hate crime. It was a bit tongue-in-cheek. …

Colorado Theater Shooter to Get New Psych Evaluation

Colorado theater shooting suspect, James Holmes, will have another chance at a mental examination to determine if he was insane at the time he shot up a theater full of people in a suburb of Denver, according to Fox News. …

‘Catch Me If You Can’ Continues to Be a Dumb Thing to Say to Cops on Facebook ‘Catch Me If You Can’ Continues to Be a Dumb Thing to Say to Cops on Facebook

I’m sure criminals have no desire to take any advice from me–but I’ll offer some anyway. Guys and gals (but mostly guys), you have to stop taunting police on Facebook. The latest example of this comes from San Antonio, where …

Missing Person Group: Craigslist Killer May Be Lying

Craigslist Killer Miranda Barbour may not be entirely truthful in her shocking recent confession to local police, says Seeking Alaska’s Missing, a local missing persons organization. Barbour’s claims that she belongs to a satanic cult and has killed so many …