All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Crime’

Melissa Jenkins’ Family Reacts To Guilty Verdict

Melissa Jenkins was abducted in March 2012 and was sexually assaulted and killed. On Wednesday morning, her relatives and friends found some relief and closure when the jury returned with a guilty verdict for one of her attackers. Allen Prue was found guilty of first degree murder, conspiracy and attempted kidnapping by a jury of his peers, and Melissa Jenkins’ …

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Facebook Sure Would Like the DEA to Stop Impersonating People

Though the US Justice Department thinks the Drug Enforcement Agency has the right to impersonate people on Facebook for “law enforcement purposes”, Facebook sure would like them to stop. Facebook has sent a pointed letter to DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart asking that the DEA “cease all activities on Facebook that involve the impersonation of others.” “Facebook is a community where …

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FCC Says Marriott Jammed Guests’ Wi-Fi, Will Pay $600K Fine

The FCC and Marriott have come to an agreement on allegations that the hotel chain puprosefully jammed its customers’ Wi-Fi. The civil penalty will amount to $600,000 for the largest hotel company in the world. The whole thing started with a complaint, which the FCC received in March of 2013. The complainant, who had recently stayed at Marriott’s Gaylord Opryland …

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Uber Driver Reportedly Smashed a Passenger’s Head with a Hammer

It’s Monday, and on-demand car service Uber is facing another PR nightmare after a driver in San Francisco allegedly smashed a passenger in the side of the head with a hammer. The incident happened last week, and the San Francisco Chronicle first reported it on Friday. According to police, 26-year-old Patrick Karajah has been charged with assault with a deadly …

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Hot Car Death: Mom of Toddler Passes Polygraph Test

Every summer, it’s the same thing–no matter how many awareness videos are shared, we hear of hot car deaths involving young children. When the tragic news broke that 22-month-old Cooper Harris from Georgia died on June 18 after being left in a car all day long, many people assumed it was a horrible accident, as no parent would do such …

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Woman Beaten by Angry Taco Bell Breakfast Seekers

Much to the delight of people who hear ‘waffle taco’ and think ‘perfect start to my day’, Taco Bell began offering breakfast back in March. Thanks, in part, to a social media blitz and marijuana, probably, Taco Bell breakfast got off to a fast start. In the past couple of weeks, the company has even expanded its breakfast menu to …

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Senator: Give Cops Body Cams If You Want Federal Funding

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) wants police across the nation to be equipped with body cameras, and she thinks a good way to make that happen is to tie compliance to federal funding. “I would like to see us say, ‘If you want federal funding in your community, you’ve got to have body cams on your officers,’” said McCaskill at an …

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Florida Man Charged with Beating Autistic Kid at Party After Video Winds Up on Facebook

An 18-year-old Okeechobee Florida resident has been arrested and charged with child abuse “without bodily harm” after police identified him in a disturbing video posted on his Facebook page. Andrew Wheeler can be seen repeatedly punching, kneeing, and dragging an unnamed 16-year-old boy in the midst of what appears to be a house party. According to police, the video was …

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Ferguson: Twitter Suspends Anonymous Account That Possibly Outed Wrong Guy, Anon Ceases Doxxing

As tensions spill over in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of an unarmed teen and the subsequent protests and police response, Twitter has suspended the account of an Anonymous chapter which claimed to have outed the officer involved. Five days ago, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer. Accounts of the incident vary, but what …

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Mother of the Year Films Son Setting Himself on Fire for Idiotic Challenge, Say Police

While some people have been dumping ice water on themselves to get attention on Facebook, others have been setting themselves on fire. Over the past couple of months, a disturbing and utterly moronic trend has swept across social media. It’s called the “Fire Challenge”, and it involves dousing yourself with some sort of flammable liquid and setting yourself on fire. …

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World of Warcraft-Obsessed Couple Convicted of Child Abuse

Officials in Orange County, California say that one couple’s World of Warcraft obsession contributed to their horrible treatment of two children. Lester and Petra Huffmire, both 41, were convicted of two felony counts of child abuse, two misdemeanor counts of false imprisonment, and one misdemeanor count of contributing to delinquency of a minor. They were sentenced to five years and …

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Microsoft Is Scanning Email for Child Porn Too

Google’s not the only one automatically scanning your communications for traces of child porn. A Pennsylvania man has been arrested after he attempted to send child porn via a live.com email address. The arrest came after Microsoft tipped the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about the illegal images, which officials subsequently found in the man’s OneDrive account. This …

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