Who knew the DEA could be so cool? Here’s a look though some seriously awesome Drug Enforcement Patches.
The Tragedy of Louis Scarcella by Albert Samaha
How the face of NYC’s tough-on-crime era went from Supercop to scapegoat.
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.
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.”
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.”
Unorthodox implements of crime used in recent assault cases
A basic look at the day-to-day operations of a modern day Colombian drug cartel
‘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.
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.
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)
One rabbit (which was later found locked in a mailbox)
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.