Posts tagged "crime"

Homeless Mom Shanesha Taylor Charged With Child Abuse After Leaving Two Kids In Car During A Job Interview

Earlier this month, police arrested a mother in Scottsdale, Arizona, for leaving her two young children in the car while she went to a job interview. On March 20, 35-year-old Shanesha Taylor, who is homeless, parked her car containing her two-year-old and six-month-old sons in the sun while she went to her interview. Someone saw…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 31, 2014

Cops In Hawaii Still Want To Sleep With Sex Workers Before Arresting Them

Police in Hawaii are allowed to have intercourse with sex workers as part of their investigations — fuck her and then arrest her! Legislators want to change that, but cops are insistent it be preserved. Are we surprised that "law enforcement" of sex work is completely screwed up? [Talking Points Memo] You know you want…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 21, 2014

Dysfunctional Couple Of The Day: Husband Locks Wife In Shed For Singing “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” About His Dead Mother

If you're single and hating it, let this supremely screwed up couple be a shining example of what you are NOT looking for in a relationship. UK couple Andrew and Beverly Salmon's fight began when Beverly received a phone call from a man who Andrew suspected she was having an affair with. Instead of owning…

By: Ami Angelowicz / March 20, 2014

Man Sues OkCupid After His Long-Distance Lover Scammed Him Out Of $70,000

A New York City man has filed a lawsuit against OkCupid's parent company IAC after a guy he met on the online dating site scammed him out of $70,000. Michael Z. Picciano insists in his lawsuit that OkCupid, which is a free site, doesn't properly screen its subscribers and that they are creating a false…

By: Claire Hannum / March 18, 2014

Surprise, Surprise: Chris Brown Is Back In Jail

Chris Brown got kicked out of rehab on Friday for violating several rules (including staying at least two-feet away from every woman in the facility) and was immediately sentenced by a judge to a month in jail. Brown will be locked up until April 23 while  judges on both coasts try to make sense of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 18, 2014

Montana Abortion Clinic That Survived A Firebombing Attack Was Broken Into & Vandalized

All Families Healthcare, the only clinic in Flathead Valley, Montana, which provides abortions as well as numerous other reproductive health surfaces to women, suffered a break-in and extensive vandalism on March 3rd. All Families Healthcare experienced damage to its furniture, medical instruments and supplies, file cabinets, sewer line, furnace and water heater. A yellow powder…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 17, 2014

Texas Father James Cosby Investigated In Murder Of Lesbian Daughter & Her Girlfriend

A week ago today, police in Galveston County, Texas, found the bodies of two young Black lesbians. Crystal Jackson and Britney Cosby, both 24, had both been murdered and police suspected their sexuality may have been a factor in their killings. Now Britney's father James Larry Cosby has been arrested in connection with the death of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 14, 2014

RIP Society: Pregnant Woman Robbed While In Labor

An Annapolis woman was robbed while in labor — how's that for a baby story? According to the AP the woman and her boyfriend were making her way to the hospital when they got held up by three men. Get this — the woman's boyfriend fled. She is in labor, they're getting robbed and  he runs away. Let…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 3, 2014

Amanda Knox Found Guilty Of Murder (Again)

Amanda Knox has been found guilty once again in the murder of former roommate Meredith Kercher in Italy, reports ABC News. Her lawyers are expected to appeal. Even if she loses on appeal, it's unclear whether Knox will wind up behind bars again. She chose not to return to Italy for the trial and continue…

By: Newser / January 30, 2014

Why Didn’t Mizzou Report Sasha Menu Courey’s Sexual Assault?

When Sasha Menu Courey woke up one morning in February 2010, she had no idea that her life was about to change radically in a few short hours. Courey, a swimmer and straight-A student at the University of Missouri on a near-full scholarship, was sexually assaulted by a football player that night. According to CNN,…

By: Claire Hannum / January 29, 2014

All The Updates On Justin Bieber’s DUI Arrest

Just around the time Beliebers were getting out of nursery school for the day, Justin Bieber left a Miami jail around 2:30 this afternoon after posting bail.  Oh yes, Canada's sweetheart got arrested this morning for a DUI and drag racing. Is anyone even the tiniest bit surprised? The gossip blogs are buzzing with all…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 23, 2014

President Obama Announces Initiative Against Sexual Assault On College Campuses

This morning, the White House released a report on sexual assault in college as the president announced a new initiative to improve the criminal justice response to rape on college campuses. The report, "Rape And Sexual Assault: A Renewed Call To Action," prepared by the White House Council On Women And Girls, notes that one…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 22, 2014

Justin Bieber Accused Of Pelting Neighbor’s House With Eggs

Justin Bieber has hit a new low: his neighbor is accusing the Biebs of pelting his front door with, like, 20 eggs last night. And he caught it on video, too! TMZ has the video of the neighbor screaming at someone who sounds like Justin, while someone in the background calls 911. TMZ reports Justi…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 10, 2014

Daisy Coleman’s Accused Rapist Matthew Barnett Faces Child Endangerment Charge, No Sexual Assault Charge

UPDATE, 3:30: Matthew Barnett plead guilty to the child endangerment charge this afternoon as part of a plea deal. He was sentenced to two years of probation and a four-month suspended jail term. [AP] Matthew Barnett, the teenaged boy from Maryville, Missouri, who initially saw charges against him dropped in the alleged sexual assault of Daisy Coleman,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 9, 2014

I Feel You, Bro: Escaped Inmate Turns Himself In Because He Was Cold

This polar vortex is making people do all kinds of things that are totally out of character. Britney Spears is sharing insightful reflections about show business. "The Bachelor" contestants are trying to turn down roses. I've been wearing Uggs in public. Escaped convicts are turning themselves in because they're envious of the heat in prison. Well,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 8, 2014

RIP Society: Man Steals 60 Brains, Sells Them on eBay And At Dairy Queen

It's an entrepreneur's economy. And what could more entrepreneurial than stealing 60 brains and selling them on eBay?

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2014

A Crime Of Cuddle In Florida

Cuddling is the most wonderful, life-affirming, endorphin-inducing activities humans can engage in. But let's be clear here: it requires two consenting cuddlers. A refusal on one cuddler's part to engage in spooning behavior does not, I repeat, DOES NOT justify coercion or aggression. Shavonna Rumph of Manatee, Florida learned this the hard way (Florida, I've…

By: Ami Angelowicz / January 2, 2014

Nothing Says Romance Like Forcing Your Girlfriend At Knifepoint To Marry You In Vegas

An Oregon man was arrested for kidnapping after he allegedly forced his girlfriend at knifepoint to go with him to Las Vegas and get married. Thomas Martin Pfeiffer allegedly threatened his girlfriend and their 22-month-old baby to get in a car with him so they could all drive to Vegas together. But Virginia Valdez  hopped out of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 31, 2013

Topless Photo Of Mom & 14-Year-Old Daughter In Hot Tub Circulates, Police Not Amused

Another good reason for teens to have restricted use of technology that makes it easier for stupid stuff to happen: a 13-year-old girl allegedly took a picture on SnapChat of her mother and 14-year-old sister — both topless in a hot tub — and it got spread around a couple of Missouri high schools.

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2013

Shia LaBeouf Caught Plagiarizing Charles Bukowski, Possibly Just Trolling Us All Now

Shia LaBeouf is an even bigger plagiarist than we thought. Earlier this week, the "Transformers" actor was revealed to have stolen the plot from a comic drawn by Daniel Clowes for a short film that debuted at Cannes  and was screening on Vimeo. Now BuzzFeed has revealed that Shia stole from the poet Charles Bukowski and the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 18, 2013
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