Tuesday January 23, 2018

Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

New York’s criminal underground in the 20th century

When the likes of mob kingpins like Joe the Boss and Kid Twist ruled the streets of New York in the 1930s, they instilled a legacy of murder, robbery, and petty crime in the city. Enemies were dealt with in the most violent ways imaginable: public shootouts and ‘concrete boots’ were common. (disturbing images)  More…

Wife stabbed to death after changing TV channel

A Carlisle man was charged Monday with capital murder after he told police he stabbed his wife to death after she changed the television channel while he was outside having a smoke.  More…

NBC orders staff to rat out misbehaving colleagues or be fired

NBC has issued strict new anti-sexual harassment rules to employees. Report any inappropriate relationships in the workplace — and if they fail to do so, they could be fired for covering up for colleagues.  More…

California Gov. Jerry Brown issues pardons to spare immigrants from deportation

Escalating the state’s showdown with the Trump administration over illegal immigration, California Gov. Jerry Brown used a Christmas holiday tradition to grant pardons Saturday to two men who were on the verge of being deported for committing crimes while in the U.S.  More…

Uber paid man $100,000 to keep data breach secret

A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid $100,000 by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called “bug bounty” program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities.  More…

Rosie’s $2M offer to try and swing tax vote may have been illegal

Rosie O’Donnell made a last-ditch attempt to halt the GOP’s landmark tax bill when she offered $2 million to any Congress member to change their vote — and some are seeing the move as an illegal bribe.  More…

Meryl Streep Targeted By Poster Campaign Saying “She Knew” About Harvey Weinstein’s Misconduct

An anonymous street artist (or artists) have targeted Meryl Streep with a series of posters accusing the actress of lying about her knowledge of movie producer Harvey Weinstein’s long history of sexual misconduct.  More…

Scott Pruitt gets more security than any EPA head ever

The Environmental Protection Agency is expanding security for administrator Scott Pruitt, bringing the number of people guarding him to 30, according to a report on Monday. The agency’s inspector general said Pruitt has gotten more death threats than any of his predecessors.  More…

Woman congressional candidate drops out of race after sex harassment suit surfaces

A woman running as a Democrat for a Kansas congressional seat quit the race Friday after 12-year-old allegations surfaced that she sexually harassed a male co-worker and then retaliated against him when he shunned her amorous advances.  More…

Lisa Bloom tried to put cash in Trump accusers’ pockets

Attorney Lisa Bloom offered to sell the alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets and wanted to pocket a portion for herself as a commission. She persuaded a donor to pay off one accuser’s mortgage and tried to get a fat six-figure payment for another woman who eventually declined to come forward even after she was offered as much as $750,000.  More…

Salma Hayek claims Weinstein threatened to kill her

Salma Hayek came forward in an op-ed in the New York Times with stories of how she had to repeatedly tell Harvey Weinstein “no.” Hayek, 51, revealed she was urged by friends, including Ashley Judd, to open up about her experiences with the Miramax mogul, but didn’t because she thought she had “brainwashed” herself “into thinking that it was over” and that she “survived.”  More…

Suspected bomber to Trump: ‘You failed to protect’ America

Port Authority bomber Akayed Ullah wanted to send a message straight to the White House: “Trump you failed to protect your nation.” That’s what the 27-year-old ISIS adherent wrote on his Facebook page while on his way to blow himself up at the transit hub.  More…

Terrifying subway-shove caught on camera

A man was caught on camera shoving a woman onto the train tracks in Hong Kong, according to a report. The chilling footage shows the 59-year-old rail-worker victim standing inches from the edge of the platform after waving and stopping to speak to a colleague, as the hulking fiend walks calmly toward her and then suddenly, without warning, reaches out to push her over the edge.  More…

The rogue Twitter employee who deactivated Trump’s account

The rogue Twitter employee who briefly deactivated President Trump’s account has finally revealed himself. Bahtiyar Duysak, a Cal State Hayward grad, had been working for the social media giant as a contractor when he decided to deactivate the @realDonaldTrump twitter account.  More…

Matt Lauer Accused of Sexual Harassment by Multiple Women

As the co-host of NBC’s “Today,” Matt Lauer once gave a colleague a sex toy as a present. It included an explicit note about how he wanted to use it on her, which left her mortified. On another day, he summoned a different female employee to his office, and then dropped his pants. After the employee declined to do anything, visibly shaken, he reprimanded her.  More…