A Taze and a Beatdown

In weird police chases caught on film that end predictably, San Bernandino’s finest assault a suspect who tried to getaway on a stolen horse.

CHAKA

The Aggravated Pimp

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the IMF is on trial in France for allegedly organizing and recruiting high-end prostitutes for orgies at luxury hotels across the globe. In France it’s not illegal to pay for sex, but it is illegal to pimp.

Arrested for the Crime of Being a Street Artist’s Girlfriend

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Call it guilt by association, because that’s exactly what happened to 43-year-old Mami Urakawa, who was apprehended by Osaka police Wednesday after being identified in a cctv video hanging out with her boyfriend CLET as he added some humor to a street sign in the Japanese city. A “partner both in crime and life,” Urakawa took the rap for her man’s crimes and admitted to participation in the vinyl alterations to the city’s traffic signs which had been targeted by CLET as “symbols of authority that he seeks to challenge through art.” So you must be wondering where dude is during all of this? Well, he’s currently back in Florence, Italy where the couple resides, posting to facebook and sorting out what to do.

A look through some of CLET’s work, below.

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Not For Tourists

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Welcome To Fear City, a mid-’70s “Survival Guide for Visitors to the City of New York”

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Inside the Vandal Squad circa 1984

A clip from the BBC documentary Beat This!: A Hip-Hop History, directed by Dick Fontaine.

 

 

The Dark Side of Magic

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CCTV Footage from last month of a Hypnotist thief who put a shopkeeper in a trance before making off with hundreds of £££’s.

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“I’ll give you a chance to be creative”

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The exact phrase you want to hear from a judge when you have no money for bail, but you just got a new pair of Nikes for christmas.

A World of Beef

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Jamel Shabazz reflects on the last moments of innocence in 1980’s Brooklyn and young brothers lost.

Terrible…

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Even if you haven’t broken a law, it’s 100% legal for police to seize your property. It’s called civil asset forfeiture, and police have abused it for years. Following confiscation, cops partner with the feds and put the goods up at auction, bringing bonus money back into their departments. Taking advantage of the virtual goldmine that awaits them in public, some police have gone as far as waiting outside a bar hoping that a patron would come out a little drunk so that they could seize his Mercedes.

Printables

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NCIS: Provence: The Van Gogh Mystery by Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith

For many decades, suicide was the unquestioned final chapter of Vincent van Gogh’s legend. But in their 2011 book, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith offered a far more plausible scenario—that Van Gogh was killed—only to find themselves under attack. Now, with the help of a leading forensic expert, the authors take their case a step further.

“They told me that I was getting a ticket for not stopping for a duck… But it scared me. I’m a woman. This huge duck scared me.”

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Police in Ft. Lee, New Jersey dressed one of their own up in a Donald Duck costume for a decoy program to catch drivers who don’t yield to pedestrians. Needless to say, it confused a lot of motorists who might have been under the assumption that the mascot was just trying to hitch a ride into the city to harass some tourists in Time Square.

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