Posts tagged "assault"

In Praise Of Using Camera Phones As Defensive Weapons

I’m here to praise the hell out of those everyday videographers, acting in defense of themselves or others, and to also argue in favor of more of us using our camera

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Man Flashes Switchblade On Dance Floor In Attempt To Flirt With Woman, It Goes Predictably Poorly

What’s the worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard? Does it involve a switchblade? No? Then it’s definitely not the worst pick-up line I’ve ever heard.
Chicago writer Mason Johnson recounted…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 9, 2015 - 6:00 pm

Jian Ghomeshi Has Sent Me Into Creep Ennui

I have creep ennui. Right now it’s Jian Ghomeshi. Over the last few weeks it’s been Stephen Collins, Ray Rice (and the whole NFL), and the Alt Lit crowd –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 31, 2014 - 1:30 pm

5 More Women Have Accused Jian Ghomeshi Of Assault

Five more women have come forward to accuse former Canadian Broadcasting Corporation radio host Jian Ghomeshi of abuse and harassment, which makes eight alleged victims in total. Ghomeshi has roundly…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 30, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Man Chokes Woman He Met Online Because She Didn’t Match Her Profile

Another post about a guy responding in an abusive manner towards a woman who didn’t adhere to his expectations? you may be thinking. I promise, we will stop posting about…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 27, 2014 - 1:30 pm

Everyone Watch This Video About The Ways Society Enables Sexual Abusers

This video by psychologist Dr. Nina Burrowes explains the smoke screen that keeps society blind to what sexual abuse really looks like and makes it more likely for abusers to…

Claire Hannum | October 11, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Frisky Rant: It’s Not Offensive To Suggest That People Help Protect Themselves From Crime

The University of Wisconsin Madison Police Department posted an article this week about safety tips on campus and, of course, people are manufacturing reasons to get mad about it.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 10, 2014 - 12:25 pm

Very Disturbing: Girl Caught On Video Beating Her Boyfriend In Public

This video of a girl berating her boyfriend — both verbally and physically — on the streets of Hong Kong reminds us that men can also be the victims of…

Ami Angelowicz | October 7, 2013 - 7:00 pm

Naked BART Assaulter Identified As Yeiner Perez (Yup, Video Still NSFW)

Yesterday, we shared a mind-blowing video of an incident that occurred in San Francisco’s 16th Street BART station. A naked man strode into the station and began attacking people. In…

Julie Gerstein | June 12, 2013 - 10:20 am

Macklemore Song Causes Assault & 12 Other Times Music Has Gotten Someone Arrested

Last week, Samantha Malson was arrested for pushing and chocking her boyfriend Lars Hansen after a drunk Hansen refused to stop singing the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore. Sure, “Thrift…

Julie Gerstein | April 15, 2013 - 11:00 am

True Story: A Subway Car Full Of People Watched A Woman Assault A Man And Did Nothing

When you live in New York City, it’s impossible not to find yourself inadvertently in the middle of someone else’s crazy. Sometimes it’s a domestic dispute and sometimes it’s a…

Ami Angelowicz | February 11, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Dreadlocked Caleb Grotberg Attempts To Kill Girlfriend By Strangling Her With His Dreadlocks

Paging Winona: There’s a dreadlocked lothario almost-killer roaming your fair city of Portland. It seems that this dreadlocked dude attempted to strangle his girlfriend to death using one of his…

Julie Gerstein | January 9, 2013 - 8:30 am

Bangladesh Woman Forced To Remarry Husband After He Threw Acid In Her Face

As if dealing with a cheating and violent husband is not enough to endure, a Bangladeshi woman had acid thrown into her face by her husband when she dared to…

Daley Quinn | November 28, 2012 - 3:40 pm

Today In WTF: Man Beats His Girlfriend With A Python

It’s been a very WTF week. But even in the wake of what you think was the most the WTF week, even more WTF stories emerge.

Thirty-four-year-old Keith…

Ami Angelowicz | November 5, 2012 - 11:20 am

Woman Suing Her Personal Trainer For Ejaculating On Her Feet

I’ll bet you’ve never heard of a happy ending like this before. A Kansas woman is suing her personal trainer for allegedly ejaculating on her feet after a training session…

Ami Angelowicz | September 14, 2012 - 7:30 am

A Saucy Squabble Over “Fifty Shades Of Grey” Leads To Boyfriend Being Charged With Assault

Apparently, reading 50 Shades of Grey warrants being squirted in the face with 50 Shades of Brown.

Raymond Hodgson, 31, was recently charged with common assault after finding…

Daley Quinn | July 12, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Son Attacks Mother With A Pop Tart

While you were eating your breakfast this weekend, a Pennsylvania woman was being assaulted by hers. The 51-year-old was rushed to the emergency room after her 11-year-old son attacked her…

Ami Angelowicz | March 5, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Girl Talk: I Chased Down My Pickpocketer And Won

As a mid-20s Manhattanite who leads a hectic life reliant on long hours, late evenings, and public transportation, I’ve often considered what would happen if I ever found myself in…

NouveauYorker | September 8, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Matthew Fox Arrested For Punching Woman

Jack Shepherd may drink heavily. He may have resolved not to press the button, and made a slew of other assorted decisions that led to a castaway’s demise. But the…

Kate Torgovnick/ | August 29, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Woman Attacks Cops With Breast Milk

Stephanie Robinette, a teacher in Delaware, has been charged with resisting arrest and assaulting police officers. But it’s the weapon she used that is highly unusual. On Saturday night, Robinette…

Kate Torgovnick/ | June 28, 2011 - 11:40 am