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Saturday, 10 November 2018

Man Suspected Of Mailing Pipe Bombs Is Indicted And Faces Life In Prison

quote [ A 30-count indictment was handed up in Manhattan federal court on Friday for Cesar Sayoc, the Florida man who is accused of sending pipe bombs by mail to prominent Trump critics. ]

Hopefully he won't get a job in the prison mail room.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 Good]
[by knumbknutz@3:42pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Motel 6 Agrees To Pay Millions After Giving Guest Lists To Immigration Authorities

quote [ The hotel chain has reached a tentative $7.6 million settlement in a class-action lawsuit. Motel 6 employees in multiple locations provided guests' names to Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. ]

Drama in motel 6 gettin roasted
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 WTF]
[by ScoobySnacks@10:05amGMT] [0 comments]

Monday, 5 November 2018

Kavanaugh accuser admits to making up rape accusation as ‘tactic’

quote [ One of Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh?s accusers admitted this week that she made up her lurid tale of a backseat car rape, saying it ?was a tactic? to try to derail the judge?s confirmation to the Supreme Court.

Mr. Grassley?s investigators tried to reach her for a month but were unsuccessful until this week, when they spoke to her by phone and she confessed that she was not the original Jane Doe, and ?did that as a way to grab attention.?

She admitted to the false allegation, and said she has actually never met Justice Kavanaugh.

?I was angry, and I sent it out,? she told investigators. ]

The presumption of innocence is the only thing holding back the weaponization of the justice system. If it is weakened, this will always be the result.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 Sad]
[by foobar@12:01amGMT] [38 comments]

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A Lawsuit Tests the Limits of Anonymous Speech

quote [ A journalist wants to know who accused him of rape in a shared spreadsheet. What are the implications of outing or protecting his accusers? ]

I think Stephen Elliott is a douchebag, but his lawsuit raises some troubling issues. How do you balance the very reasonable desire of many women to warn each other about predators against the very real potential for that warning to be undeservedly weaponized? There are people who argue that given the enormous problem of sexual harassment and assault, a little collateral damage is no big deal, but that sounds to me an awful lot like "all animals are equal and some are more equal than others". This article does a good job of spelling out the different implications.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+3]
[by hellboy@3:52amGMT] [8 comments]

A Canadian woman has been charged with witchcraft

quote [ A 32-year-old Canadian woman has been charged with fraud over $5000 and witchcraft.

Witchcraft and fortune telling fall under section 365 of Canada's criminal code, which define it as pretending to use any kind of witchcraft, sorcery, enchantment or conjuration, undertakes, for a consideration, to tell fortunes, or pretending from skill or knowledge of ?an occult or a crafty science to discover where or in what manner anything that is supposed to have been stolen or lost may be found.? ]

Some things remain illegal in Canada.
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+4 WTF]
[by foobar@12:08amGMT] [7 comments]

Friday, 19 October 2018

California will allow up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals with life sentences to seek parole

quote [ California will reconsider life sentences for up to 4,000 nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago, according to court documents obtained by the Associated Press on Thursday. ]

Third strike and I just can't win
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+7 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT] [0 comments]

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

China Ascendant

quote [ "Survivors of the camps have described their experiences as a deliberate attempt by Beijing to strangle Uighur culture and stamp out the Muslim faith," he said. ]

Google's just owned it's custom search engine for China. Nothing scary about that. Freedom's just another word ...
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+1 Insightful]
[by bobolink@11:37pmGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 12 October 2018

How An Amateur Rap Crew Stole Surveillance Tech That Tracks Almost Every American

quote [ Both they and their crimes would have been quickly forgotten as garden variety larceny were it not for the way they stole those identities. ]

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+1 Underrated]
[by arrowhen@10:57pmGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 4 October 2018

'Anti-meme law' could see Mexicans jailed for posting insulting images

quote [ Veracruz state voted in favour of reforms that will criminalise the dissemination of ?harmful or malicious? images, video and messages deemed to damage a person?s ?reputation or self-esteem?. ]

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+1 Funny]
[by arrowhen@5:58pmGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

New York Investigators Probe Trump Over Possible Tax Fraud

quote [ The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today?s dollars from his father?s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s. ]

Long article - jist in extended. Give it a read, some real good stuff in there. I never really thought the Russia thing would bring him down, and always thought that taxes would.

[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+5 Underrated]
[by knumbknutz@12:35amGMT] [17 comments]

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