Posts Tagged 'crime'

Canadian Justice – Maple Syrup Thieves Found Guilty

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According to CBC News –

A New Brunswick man was found guilty Saturday of fraud and trafficking stolen goods in connection with a maple syrup heist in Quebec. Etienne Saint-Pierre of Kedgwick was one of four men accused in relation to the theft of 9,500 barrels of maple syrup belonging to the Federation of Quebec Maple Syrup Producers between August 2011 and July 2012 valued at $18.7 million. In August 2012, it was discovered that maple syrup in a St-Louis-de-Blandford, Que., warehouse had been replaced by water.

Continue reading HERE.

Old Wanted Poster Archive

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Nova Scotia Archives on Flickr has some interesting old photos and documents, such as Nova Scotia Archives’ “Notices for the Apprehensions of Criminals”.

Wanted Poster album HERE.

Another great album HERE.

2013 – Year In Review [video]

This is the best Year In Review for 2013 video that I have seen.

Mug Shots From The 1870s

BuzzFeed presents a collection of 26 mug shots from the 1870’s along with the (not so) horrendous crimes committed by these outlaws. Robert Charlton (pictured below), for instance, was imprisoned for four months for stealing two pairs of boots.

Read about the other 25 culprits HERE

Robert-Charlton

Way To Go, New York!

Sadly, it was newsworthy that “No Person Got Shot, Stabbed, Slashed, or Murdered in NYC Monday“. Thirty six hours without a murder is a good start, but really?

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Cameras To Watch The Cameras That Watch You

According to WTOP.com –

PALMER PARK, Md. – Many people find speed cameras frustrating, and some in the region are taking their rage out on the cameras themselves.But now there’s a new solution: cameras to watch the cameras. One is already in place, and Prince George’s County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati hopes to have up to a dozen more before the end of the year. “It’s not worth going to jail over a $40 ticket or an arson or destruction of property charge,” says Liberati. Liberati is the Commander of the Automated Enforcement Section, which covers speed and red-light cameras. Since April, six people have damaged speed cameras.

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Oldtime Hipsters – Australian Mugshots From The 1920s [pics]

BuzzFeed published a small set of mugshots from Australia in the 1920s.

View all the pics HERE

 

Swedish Tinkerer Tries To Make Nuclear Reactor At Home

The WashingtonPost reports –

STOCKHOLM — A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen said Wednesday he was only doing it as a hobby. Richard Handl told The Associated Press that he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his apartment in southern Sweden when police showed up and arrested him on charges of unauthorized possession of nuclear material. The 31-year-old Handl said he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home and kept a blog about his experiments, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove. Only later did he realize it might not be legal and sent a question to Sweden’s Radiation Authority, which answered by sending the police. “I have always been interested in physics and chemistry,” Handl said, adding he just wanted to “see if it’s possible to split atoms at home.”

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Larry Flynt Offered Casey Anthony $500,000 To Pose In Hustler

According to CNN –

If Larry Flynt has his way, Casey Anthony could reintroduce herself — nude — to America on the pages of Hustler magazine, and make well over $500,000 in the process. But Flynt insisted he was serious about the offer, which he said would include $500,000 up front plus 10% of all profits. He said any payment that the Orlando woman might receive for interviews with media outlets would be “chicken feed” compared to what she’d receive by appearing in Hustler. “If they want to get their hands on big money, they’ve got to go through me,” Flynt said.

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Kentucky Fair Shuts Down Casey Anthony Dunking Booth

USA Today reports (includes video) –

Officials of the Lexington (Kentucky) Lions Club Bluegrass Fair have shut down a Casey Anthony dunking tank because it had “probably gone a bit too far,” the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The “State vs. Anthony” dunking booth had two targets: One marked “guilty” and the other “innocent.” A fair video shows the Anthony impersonator in the dunking cage taunting one fairgoer whose toss fails to hit the mark: “If that’s the best you can do, you should have been a Florida prosecutor!”

Watch video of the booth in operation HERE.

 

HQ Photos Of Vancouver’s Riot [pics]

National Post featured some high quality photos from the recent riot in Vancouver. This occurred after their hockey team lost the Stanley Cup to Boston, June 15, 2011.

Click HERE to view all the photos.

Teen Receives 17 Life Sentences Plus 75 Years For 1 Murder

STLtoday reports –

A St. Louis judge sentenced a teenager to 17 life sentences in prison, plus an additional 75 years, for his role in a bloody home invasion that left one woman dead and her family torn apart emotionally. Circuit Court Judge Robert H. Dierker Jr. sentenced Ledale Nathan, 18, this morning. One of the life sentences, for the murder of Gina Stallis, 34, is without the possibility of parole, five of the sentences are to run consecutively and eleven are to run concurrently. On Oct. 5, 2009, Nathan and an accomplice terrorized a family in a home in the 900 block of Hickory Street in the LaSalle Park neighborhood just south of downtown, prosecutors said. Stallis, 34, a nurse and mother of two, was shot to death. Her cousin, off-duty city firefighter Nicholas Koenig, and off-duty city police Officer Isabella Lovadina were wounded. Nathan was found guilty of 26 charges, including first-degree murder, after a trial in April. Today, four of the charges were dismissed because of a technicality.

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