Under a new directive, the NYPD is arming all of their officers with spray paint to buff tags across the 5 boroughs. With instructions to photograph the mark, “spray a square around the tag and then fill it in” with black, red or white spray paint, even the cops think “this whole graffiti program is ridiculous.” Broken windows, baby.
Murder and Revenge in Papua New Guinea by Carl Hoffman
Last September, a trekking company’s guided trip through the wilds of Papua New Guinea was shattered when machete-wielding men attacked the native porters, killing two on the spot and injuring many more. The motive appeared to be robbery, but Carl Hoffman knew something else was at work—ancient tribal patterns of violence that, he knew, would inevitably be avenged.
A tip from the Sao Paulo police to visiting World Cup fans if they find themselves being robbed. The idea to this approach is to not provoke the robbers into further violence, aka something apparently increasingly common down there, a robbery that ends in murder.
Two men being detained on a traffic violation in Bartlesville, Oklahoma shared an intimate moment in the back of a police cruiser earlier this week. With outstanding felony warrants and three eight balls of meth in his mouth, Timothy Povlick knew he had to do something drastic in order to conceal his speedy merchandise. His answer? Swallow the meth. Fortunately, his good buddy wouldn’t let him take the entire load himself, and the two agreed “We’re going to have to be gay for a second”. And “gay” they got. The two outlaws proceeded to kiss and transfer the baggies, unaware that their entire conversation and act was being recorded on a newly installed dashboard cam. Now charged with possession of methamphetamine and destruction of evidence, the tweakers had no clue that their brief exchange and advice, “Don’t Suck on em… swallow em homie” would be prepping them for a new life in the penitentiary.
A mouth-numbing ‘Cocaine Sandwich’ was found by police on a Colombian man in Spain’s #1 destination for sunburnt Brits, Benidorm.
Once a blood thirsty criminal in jail for 27 years, Peruvian artist LU.CU.MA is content now with just making pictures.
The Hunt for El Chapo by Patrick Radden Keefe
How the world’s most notorious drug lord was captured.
Your Friendly Neighborhood Drug Dealer by Roy Klabin
Working in America’s everyday black-market economy
A middle-aged prisoner in England recently broke out of jail to escape the round-the-clock rap music that was being blasted by the younger inmates on his wing. After hearing the reason for escape at the re-sentencing, the judge delivered the cold reality to the hip-hop hater: “I’m afraid that’s one of the prices people pay if they commit crimes and go to prison.”
Tweaked out poachers in Northern California are running rampant through old-growth redwood forests hacking off burls, bulbous, rare deformities in the trees that are highly valued for their odd grain and beauty.
Some idiot scrubbed out two Banksy pieces in LA, filmed himself doing it, and is now being charged with Felony vandalism. Even more shameful, the 35-year-old was picked up by police at his mom’s house in Modesto, CA.
The Dead Zoo Gang by Charles Homans
“Over the last several years, millions of dollars worth of antique rhino horns have been stolen form collections around the world. The only thing more unusual than the crimes is the theory about who is responsible: A handful of families from rural Ireland known as the Rathkeale Rovers.”
The terrible effects of some illegal marijuana grows on the environment. This Is Your Wilderness on Drugs.