Strange Weapons

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Unorthodox implements of crime used in recent assault cases
 
Dip-Spit

Spider

Rolls-Royce

Full can of beer

Banana

Ballpoint pen
 

Business As Usual

A basic look at the day-to-day operations of a modern day Colombian drug cartel

Living a Life of Mongrelism

‘SKIN’ is a short film by Tom Gould that profiles Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt, one of the founding members of New Zealand’s most notorious gang, the Mighty Mongrel Mob.

Printables

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The Pickpocket’s Tale by Joseph Goldstein

As younger thieves turn to high-tech crimes, one of New York’s old-fashioned wallet snatchers recalls his decades-long career, from behind bars.

Stolen Things

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A list of items recently liberated from their owners
 
A 12-pack of Pepsi and multiple packets of soup

The Nanteos Cup (allegedly the Holy Grail)

An entire house

An old painting from a Mexican restaurant

200 Pairs of Panties

Hundreds of bras from a famous “bra fence”

A bird sculpture made out of pickaxe heads

A 5-foot-long mortadella

Ten Truckloads of Beer

and

One rabbit (which was later found locked in a mailbox)

 

The NYPD owns two pairs of Google glasses, neither have ever been used

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Inside the NYPD’s 21st Century Arsenal

The guilt was written all over his face

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Richard Magnan, an alleged member of Chicago’s 2-6 street gang accidentally shot and killed his friend over the 4th of July weekend. Magnan, who told police he “keeps a gun to protect himself from rivals” was waving a pistol around in a Walgreens parking lot when it went off, striking his fellow gang member in the stomach. Surprisingly, this won’t be Magnan’s first trip to prison, he was previously sentenced to eight years for his connection to a 2003 murder. FTW, indeed.

Morning Dose of Crimes I Have Committed

As You Are Now by Nicholas Payne Santos

The Story Behind NYC’s Clean Trains

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A nice listen from 99% Invisible

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“Longboard Cop”

Maintaining order on the dangerous paths of Green Bay, Wisconsin parks with a specially designed board that “has wider trucks, bigger wheels, and red and blue LED lights.”

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What Gangs Are Hanging in Your Neighborhood

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Here’s a detail of a bigger map featuring the LAPD’s Citywide Gang Injunctions.

The Wide World of Weed

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A round-up of all things pot related
 

British Police tweet: ‘Epic fail of the day goes to the man in Crewe who rang 999 by accident. We arrived to check he was safe… and found his cannabis farm!’

And budding Jonny Buddaseeds are actively planting pot in public all over the UK

Regarding Crime Syndicates: Albanian cannabis growers in a stand-off with the government are armed with rocket-propelled grenades, heavy mortars and machine guns

and US traffickers are finding loopholes in Oregon

Speaking of “findings”: Close to an ounce of pot was found hidden under a 450 lb man’s stomach fat

Medicinally speaking, Hilary Clinton doesn’t get it yet

While Mt. Munchie Chris Christie thinks medical marijuana is “a front for legalization.” More like an open door.

but Florida kinda medically legalized it
 
and finally
 
A Weed Breathalyzer has been invented by a former B.C. Mountie… so, that’s the future.
 

Printables

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The White Bronco: A look back at the OJ Simpson case, 20 years later

Printables

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The Sinaloa Cartel’s 90-Year-Old Drug Mule by Sam Dolnick

Is Leo Sharp a senile day-lily farmer who was taken advantage of by drug smugglers? Or did he know exactly what he was getting into?

Printables

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Prisoner of Denver by Hunter S. Thompson and Mark Seal (2004)

Just 22, Lisl Auman was convicted in 1998 of the felony murder of a police officer, a crime she didn’t commit, and is serving life in prison without parole. This summer, three years after gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson began his campaign to free Lisl, Colorado’s Supreme Court will rule on her appeal. Mark Seal joins Thompson in exposing the brutality, corruption, and arcane legal strategy which doomed an innocent young woman—and threatens every other American.

Big Balls Don’t Lie*

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Based on the size of his genitals and the condition of his teeth, a 13-year old picked up on theft charges in Russia was ruled by a judge to be an adult and to be tried like one.

*to be read in the tune of Big Girls Don’t Cry by The Four Seasons

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Everyday Coward

Fight or Flight or Whatever is the story of home break-in.

Printables

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Fixed Soccer Matches Cast Shadow Over World Cup by Declan Hill and Jeré Longman

A New York Times investigation of match fixing ahead of the last World Cup gives an unusually detailed look at the ease with which professional gamblers can fix matches.

(Part two here)

Illustration by Henry Wong

“This is no myth”

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The Boston Tickler is approaching sasquatch level sightings… or is that feelings?

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