Tag: crime

Someone Illegally Drove a Real-Life Mario Kart over Tokyo’s Rainbow Bridge

This article originally appeared on VICE ASIA. There’s this thing you can do in Tokyo where you basically rent a go-kart, don a Mario onesie, and drive around the streets of the city on a cosplay-style sightseeing tour. For tourists, the activity is peddled as a “Once in a lifetime experience;” but for local authorities, […]

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Fearing a Serial Killer Has Been Targeting Black Women in Chicago for 20 Years, Activists Push Police to Start a Probe

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson. After much criticism that police have not been connecting the dots, the Chicago Police Department is going to be reviewing evidence that some fear points to a serial killer who has murdered some 50 women in the city, most of them black.Photo: Getty Teresa Bunn was eight months pregnant when […]

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The Wild, Terrifying Story of an Influencer’s Plot to Steal a URL at Gunpoint

A 26-year-old social media influencer is facing up to 20 years in prison after masterminding a truly batshit robbery plot, complete with hired guns, tasers, and baffling disguises—all to steal the perfect domain name, according to the US Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of Iowa. When he was a student at Iowa State back […]

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Wife of Ku Klux Klan Leader Admits to Murder of Her Husband, Sentenced to Life in Prison

Malissa Ancona, 46, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in St. Francois County Court in Farmington, Mo., according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. She’s charged in connection to the death of her husband, 51-year-old Frank Ancona Jr., imperial wizards of the Traditionalist American Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, which boasts dozens of members nationwide. Advertisement […]

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A Japanese College Professor Allegedly Taught Students How to Make Ecstasy

This article originally appeared on VICE Asia. A Japanese college professor could face up to ten years in prison for allegedly teaching students how to manufacture MDMA. Sixty-one-year-old Tatsunori Iwamura, a professor at Matsuyama University’s College of Pharmaceutical Sciences in Ehime prefecture, admitted to showing his class how to make ecstasy despite the fact he […]

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Trolls Gonna Troll: Kid Killer George Zimmerman Reportedly Using Fake Name to Trap Girls on Tinder

Photo: Associated Press In news of the creeper variety, apparently Trayvon Martin’s killer, George Zimmerman, is looking for love online—and using a fake name to do it. Zimmerman, who got off scot-free on murder charges after admittedly stalking and fatally shooting Trayvon in 2012, is reportedly stalking the interwebs (Tinder to be exact) for l’amour, […]

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1-Year-Old South Carolina Girl Dies in Burning Car After Police Say Father Abandoned Her to Escape Arrest

Photo: iStock A 1-year-old South Carolina girl died in a burning car after her father abandoned the car (and her) in an attempt to evade police after a high-speed chase in South Carolina, authorities say. Imhotep Osiris Norman, 26, faces charges of homicide by child abuse in the tragedy, which police say began Friday night […]

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This Man Was Caught on Video Lighting Cars on Fire in Edmonton, Canada

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. A man who set more than a dozen cars on fire in Edmonton, Canada, this weekend was stopped by a man in a Hawaiian shirt and a man brandishing a big ol’ piece of wood as a weapon. Around 8:30 PM Friday night, a dude dressed in black […]

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Man Reportedly Throws a 5-Year-Old Over a Three-Story Balcony at Mall of America

Photo: Bloomington Police CBS News reports an apparently mentally-ill man has been charged with attempted murder after tossing a 5-year-old over a third story balcony at Mall of America in Minnesota. At 10:17 a.m. Friday morning police responded to frantic calls from shoppers who witnessed 24-year-old Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda either push or throw the child over […]

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Ray J’s Dog ‘Boogotti’ Got Kidnapped, and We Will Not Rest Until He Is Returned

Ray J image via Brad Barket/BET/Getty Images for BET; photo of Boogotti via Ray J’s Instagram Ray J is a man of many talents. He’s a singer, an e-scooter mogul, and a viral marketing guru, among other things—but amid all that, the guy still has time to be a dedicated, loving pet owner. Ray J […]

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A Cop Allegedly Came to Work Drunk and Volunteered to Test the Breathalyzer

Last Thursday, a bunch of cops got together for a routine Michigan State Police training. When an instructor asked someone to help them test out a breathalyzer, one officer happily volunteered—and then allegedly blew a goddamn 0.08, ABC affiliate WXYZ reports. Apparently, the whole thing happened during a class on blood alcohol concentration levels and […]

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‘Smallville’ Actress Allison Mack Pleads Guilty to Racketeering

This article originally appeared on VICE Canada. Allison Mack, the actress best known for her role on the early-2000s teen series Smallville, has pleaded guilty to racketeering and racketeering conspiracy. She admitted to extortion and forced labour, and could face up to 40 years in prison at a September sentencing. “I have come to the […]

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The Leaked Photos Showing the Horrific Toll of Violence Inside an Alabama Prison

Photo: SPLC Last week, the New York Times ran a story based on a cache of more than 2,000 gruesome photos taken inside a notoriously violent Alabama prison. The Times declined to publish almost all of the photos. Today, we are publishing a much larger selection of those photos, which illustrate the utter brutality of […]

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The Truth About Drug Dealers Lacing Cocaine with Fentanyl

Last May, staff from New York City’s Department of Health and Hygiene toured bars and nightclubs to spread the word that the city’s cocaine was being laced with the lethal synthetic opioid fentanyl. “We want [people] to know that fentanyl is in our cocaine supply, and they are at risk of an opioid overdose,” said […]

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Many ‘Violent Offenders’ Have Committed Nonviolent Crimes

This story was published in partnership with the Marshall Project. Sign up for their newsletter. If you’ve been following the efforts to reduce this country’s swollen jail and prison population, you’ve probably heard the phrase “low-level, nonviolent offenders” quite a few times. For instance, the conservative Heritage Foundation explained in December that “our federal prisons […]

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White Gangbangers File Civil Rights Suit After Getting Off Scot-Free In Deadly Shootout

Photo: Sean Gallup (Getty Images) After authorities announced that Texas’ top gang thugs will not face prosecution for a deadly Waco shootout, the gangbangers who were charged in the melee that left nine dead and 18 injured have now filed civil rights lawsuits alleging that they were targeted simply because they were gang members shooting […]

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Federal Prison Inmates Told Us Why Mueller Totally Blew It

From my time inside America’s vast penal system, I know a certain fraction of inmates follow politics closely, while most simply don’t care unless the issue or personality in question might affect their own sentence in some way. But among the news junkies in the federal Bureau of Prisons, Robert Mueller’s finding last month that […]

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Kidnapper Says ‘Bye, Jayme’ After Pleading Guilty to Killing the 13-Year-Old’s Parents

The man long suspected of killing two people in rural Wisconsin and holding their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme Closs, captive for 88 days afterward pleaded guilty to homicide and kidnapping charges on Wednesday. And in the latest instance of strange utterances from a 21-year-old who was by all accounts a living ghost before his January 10 […]

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Trump Never Had Anything to Fear from an Insider Like Robert Mueller

I’ll be honest: I didn’t follow every twist and turn of Robert Mueller’s investigation into foreign meddling in the 2016 election. Granted, it was easier to pull this off if you never watch cable TV, which I don’t. But my lack of interest wasn’t the product of indifference toward Donald Trump’s presidency or the integrity […]

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