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Supermax Prisons: Created in Response to Aryan Murders Supermax Prisons: Created in Response to Aryan Murders
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Slate crime correspondent Justin Peters wrote a story last week that explored the origins of the Super-maximum-security prison. In 1983, the Marion Penitentiary in Illinois was the toughest prison in the federal system. In Marion’s maximum-security complex, the most dangerous …

Penn State to Pay $59.7 Million in Abuse Settlement Penn State to Pay $59.7 Million in Abuse Settlement

Nearly two years after news of the Penn State child molestation scandal broke, the university has agreed to pay a settlement of almost $60 million to 26 victims that were sexually assaulted by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Thirty …

Canadian Travel Scam Turns Australian Couples into Drug Mules Canadian Travel Scam Turns Australian Couples into Drug Mules

The Australian reports that a Perth couple were conned into being drug mules by a bogus Canadian travel agency. It all looked legit, at least on the surface. A 72-year-old man and his 64-year-old wife entered a sweepstakes for a …

Belmont, NC Drug Store Standoff Ends Peacefully Belmont, NC Drug Store Standoff Ends Peacefully
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In a story that should be hailed as a shining example of two police departments working together towards a nonviolent goal, the Charlotte Observer reports a six-hour standoff between a lone gunman and law enforcement came to a peaceful end. …

Sultan of Brunei Moves Sharia into Law Sultan of Brunei Moves Sharia into Law

As unlikely as it looked that any of the United States would implement Sharia law (in spite of people who believed it possible), other nations seem more willing. The AFP reports the tiny nation of Brunei, noted as the third …

Danvers Homicide: Teacher, 24, Killed By Student, 14 Danvers Homicide: Teacher, 24, Killed By Student, 14
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CNN reports tragedy out of Boston today, where a Danvers High School mathematics teacher was brutally murdered by a 14-year-old student and dumped in the woods behind the school. According to the Essex County District Attorney’s office, 24-year-old Colleen Ritzer …

Drunk Driver Who Confessed to Killing Man on YouTube Gets 6.5 Years Drunk Driver Who Confessed to Killing Man on YouTube Gets 6.5 Years
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A 22-year-old man who famously confessed, via YouTube video, to killing a 61-year-old man while drunk driving has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison. “It should have been me instead of an innocent man. I vow …

‘Duck Dynasty’ Scarecrow Thief is Arrested ‘Duck Dynasty’ Scarecrow Thief is Arrested

Poor Uncle Si can’t catch a break. Between the guys on Duck Dynasty giving him a hard time for his vocabulary and naps and someone stealing and burning up a scarecrow made in his likeness, the tea-guzzling duck hunter is …

Boy Scout Leaders Are Kicked Out After Toppling Rock Formation [VIDEO] Boy Scout Leaders Are Kicked Out After Toppling Rock Formation [VIDEO]
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A group of Boy Scout leaders may find themselves facing felony charges after toppling a rock formation at Utah’s Goblin Valley State Park. The rock formation was estimated to be around 170 million years old before Glenn Taylor, one of …

Want to Know if Someone Died In Your House?  This Website Tells You. Want to Know if Someone Died In Your House? This Website Tells You.
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Have you ever heard a noise in your home that you couldn’t explain, or are planning to buy a house soon and want to see whether any deaths have occurred in the home? If so, check out Died In House, …

Drug Cartel Leader Shot… By Clown Drug Cartel Leader Shot… By Clown

Reuters and The New York Post have both reported that one of Mexico’s most powerful ex-drug lords was shot by children’s clowns as he attended a party in Cabo San Lucas. A former Tijuana Cartel boss, the 63-year-old Francisco Rafael …

Bourbon Heist: 65 Cases of Pappy Van Winkle Stolen Bourbon Heist: 65 Cases of Pappy Van Winkle Stolen
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As Zac Brown sings, “The whiskey’s gone.” Someone in Frankfort, Kentucky must like Pappy Van Winkle bourbon an awful lot because they made off with 65 cases (195 bottles) of the rare bourbon, which is valued at over $25,000. Nine …

Baby Found in Bag After Teen Mom is Detained for Shoplifting Baby Found in Bag After Teen Mom is Detained for Shoplifting
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After a teen was detained by security guards for shoplifting on Thursday, they made a shocking discovery in the girl’s bag: a dead baby. Seventeen-year-old Tiona Rodriguez (below) said that she miscarried the baby, but police think the baby was …

Air Marshal Arrested for Taking Pictures Up Women’s Skirts Air Marshal Arrested for Taking Pictures Up Women’s Skirts
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If you think the only invasions of privacy you have to worry about when flying are being patted down by TSA agents and going through body scanners, think again. A federal air marshal was arrested on Thursday after someone reported …

Woman Faces Jail Time After Taking $2.87 From a Water Fountain Woman Faces Jail Time After Taking $2.87 From a Water Fountain
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People are outraged after learning that a woman who stole less than $3 from a water fountain may face jail time. An Ohio woman, Deidre Romine, was charged with petty theft and issued a summons to appear in court after …

Justice Dept. Brings New Charges in 2007 Blackwater Shooting Justice Dept. Brings New Charges in 2007 Blackwater Shooting
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The AP via ABC News reported yesterday that the U.S. Justice Department has brought charges against four ex-contractors from Blackwater Worldwide over a 2007 shooting that left between 14 and 17 civilians dead. Although the four contractors involved had been …

Larry Flynt on Shooter: “I Don’t Want to Kill Him” Larry Flynt on Shooter: “I Don’t Want to Kill Him”
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While some people would want nothing more than to see the person who made an attempt on their life die, Hustler publisher Larry Flynt feels quite differently. Flynt has spoken out about the pending death of the man who shot …

Facebook Death Threats Against Congressional Dems Land Man in Prison Facebook Death Threats Against Congressional Dems Land Man in Prison

Making death threats to members of Congress is ill-advised, and it’s especially dense to make them on a public forum like Facebook. A New York man has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after he admitted to using Facebook …

NC Middle School Terrifies Kids with a Masked Gunman NC Middle School Terrifies Kids with a Masked Gunman
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Imagine that you send your kid to school one day, only to hear that a masked man wielding a gun showed up. You’d assume the worst, right? After all, stories where people take guns into schools never end well. While …

Cal Ripken’s Mom Fends Off Man With Gun Cal Ripken’s Mom Fends Off Man With Gun

Cal Ripken, Jr.’s 75-year-old mother was the victim of an attempted carjacking on Tuesday. Fortunately for Vi Ripken, she was able to think quickly under pressure and scared the would-be carjacker away. Vi says that she was approached by a …

Dry Ice Explosions: Arrest Made in LAX Ice Bomb Case Dry Ice Explosions: Arrest Made in LAX Ice Bomb Case
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Police have made an arrest in the dry ice explosion that caused a Los Angeles airport terminal to be shut down briefly. The dry ice bomb blast occurred Sunday night and other devices were later found. An LAX employee has …