Posts tagged "kidnapping"

Woman Slain By Ex-Boyfriend Who Held Her Captive In A Box & Had A Prior History Of Torturing Women

In what is a horrifying example of the system absolutely failing victims of domestic violence, a Clinton, Missouri, woman was found dead just three weeks after she escaped from captivity, and authorities…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 22, 2015 - 10:45 am

Woman Just Barely Escapes From Craigslist Kidnapper

You would think it’s 2002 but in fact just this week a 41 year old Chesaning, Michigan man gave a fake Craigslist profile and met up with a 22 year…

Katrin Higher | May 16, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Is This Rabbi A Feminist Hero Or A Sadistic Male Torturer?

A trial began today in Trenton, New Jersey, for Orthodox Jewish rabbi Mendel Epstein, who has been charged with attempted kidnapping and conspiracy to commit kidnapping, after being arrested for…

Beejoli Shah | February 18, 2015 - 1:30 pm

5 Things To Know About The 7,000 Yazidi Women Being Held As Sex Slaves By ISIS

Militants from ISIS, a.k.a. the Islamic State/ISIL (or whatever else you’d like to name the terrorist group that’s been wreaking havoc on Middle Eastern society and by proxy, much of…

Claire Hannum | October 18, 2014 - 11:00 am

Uber Calls A Kidnapping An “Inefficient Route” (And Various Other Reasons Not To Use Uber)

An Uber customer in Los Angeles was kidnapped by her driver, driven 20 miles out of her way to a dark, abandoned parking lot, and only when she started to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 14, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Man Fakes Kidnapping So He Can Party Without Girlfriend

Lots of men tell stupid lies to their girlfriends, but not all of them end up involving the police. A British man was fined after he called texted his girlfriend…

Huffington Post Weird News | August 27, 2014 - 10:45 am

100 Kidnapped Girls Shown In Video; Boko Haram Offers Release In Exchange For Prisoners

One hundred kidnapped Nigerian school girls have allegedly been seen for the first time since their abduction in a video acquired by the AFP news service. The video was reportedly…

Jessica Wakeman | May 12, 2014 - 11:00 am

#RealMenDontBuyGirls Is Trending In Support Of Kidnapped Nigerian Girls

Thanks to celebs like Justin Timberlake, Sean Penn and Bradley Cooper, #RealMenDontBuyGirls is trending in retaliation to Boko Haram’s threats to sell to 200+ kidnapped Nigerian teenagers as sex slaves. I’m so

Claire Hannum | May 8, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Malala Yousafzai: Kidnapped Girls In Nigeria “Are My Sisters”

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Pakistani teen and education advocate Malala Yousafzai said the Boko Haram kidnappers in Nigeria do not understand Islam and said the 200+

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Michelle Obama Wants To #BringBackOurGirls

First Lady Michelle Obama has joined citizens of the globe in calling to #BringBackOurGirls. The hashtags and photos ask for the release of the 200+ Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Report: Eight More Teen Girls Kidnapped From Nigerian Village By Boko Haram

Eight more girls have been kidnapped by the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram from the village of Warabe, Nigeria, police there said yesterday. Three weeks ago, Boko Haram —…

Jessica Wakeman | May 7, 2014 - 11:00 am

Angelina Jolie Speaks Out About Nigerian Schoolgirl Kidnappings

Angelina Jolie has spoken out about the kidnapping of 200+ Nigerian school girls by an Islamist terrorist group called Boko Haram. “The kidnapping of these young Nigerian girls is…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2014 - 6:30 pm

Leader Of Boko Haram Vows To Sell Abducted Nigerian Schoolgirls

The leader of Boko Haram, the militant Islamist group responsible for kidnapping hundreds schoolgirls from their Nigerian boarding school, has vowed the girls will be sold.

Between 200…

Jessica Wakeman | May 5, 2014 - 12:30 pm

Nigerian Women March To Urge Government To Act On 230 Kidnapped Schoolgirls

Nearly 500 women marched through Abuja, Nigeria, to press the government to the seek the release of 230 schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram, a group of Islamic militants,…

Jessica Wakeman | April 30, 2014 - 6:30 pm

5 Things To Know About Nigeria’s 234 Abducted Schoolgirls

It’s been two weeks since 234 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped from their school and they are no closer to being found. The kidnapping is believed to be orchestrated by a group…

Claire Hannum | April 29, 2014 - 2:30 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | December 31, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Officials Think They’ve Found Roma Girl “Maria”‘s Biological Parents In Bulgaria

Investigators in Europe say they have found the biological parents of Maria, a young girl living with a Roma couple who claimed the child was given away to them years…

Jessica Wakeman | October 25, 2013 - 1:20 pm

Blonde Girl Named “Maria” Removed From Gypsy Couple’s Care In Greece

A hot international news story: Greece has taken a young blonde girl called “Maria” away from a Roma, or gypsy, couple, though they claim to have adopted her from her…

Jessica Wakeman | October 21, 2013 - 12:40 pm

This Is The Most WTF Truck Decal Ever

Brad Kolb owns Hornet Signs in Waco, Texas. Baby genius that he is, Brad got the idea to make non-traditional truck tailgate decals as a means of advertising his company.

Julie Gerstein | September 6, 2013 - 1:38 pm

Elizabeth Smart Felt Like “Chewed Up Piece Of Gum” After Rapes

“I thought, ‘Oh, my gosh, I’m that chewed up piece of gum, nobody re-chews a piece of gum, you throw it away.’ And that’s how easy it is to feel…

Jessica Wakeman | May 6, 2013 - 2:40 pm