Serial Killer Style

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Ed Gein’s alleged nipple belt, which was fashioned out of the flesh of corpses he dug up from the grave.

“Probably the best mug shot ever”

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The third one will be the charm though

Street Art That Kills

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‘Yarn bomber’ turned underwater activist, Olek, is wanted by Mexican environmental authorities after she crocheted over sculptures at the environmentally protected Cancun Underwater Museum, resulting in the possible deaths of marine life growing on the subaqueous works of art. While Olek explained that her stunt was performed “to bring awareness to the state of the world’s oceans and promote the preservation of #marinelife” she herself became part of the problem. As noted by the museum director “believe it or not, there is a lot of marine life growing, incrusted in the sculpture, and we gather that this has killed it.”

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Fashion Agents

Who knew the DEA could be so cool? Here’s a look though some seriously awesome Drug Enforcement Patches.

You can purchase the patches through ebay and Fred’s

Printables

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The Tragedy of Louis Scarcella by Albert Samaha

How the face of NYC’s tough-on-crime era went from Supercop to scapegoat.

There’s Truth in That App

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A Washington, D.C. news crew out on the streets reporting on a new app called SketchFactor, “a crowdsourced navigation app that shows the relative sketchiness of an area,” ironically had their van burglarized Friday night… in a sketchy neighborhood.

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“There is a new generation of Mafiosi in Palermo”

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And they definitely look and act a whole lot different than their predecessors…

“It has been a long battle but we can safely say that they are now reintegrated into elephant society and in some cases even have families of their own.”

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Four heroin addicted elephants used for smuggling drugs across the border between China and Myanmar are clean after undergoing a year-long rehab program involving megadoses of methadone. By feeding the elephants opium-laced bananas, gangsters were able to control the large pachyderms, forcing them to do anything they wished in order to get “the next fix.”

Strange Weapons

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Unorthodox implements of crime used in recent assault cases
 
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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.

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