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message 1: by Lady ♥ Belleza, Gif Princesa (new)

Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 3348 comments Mod
The other thread was getting kind of long so I decided to start a new one.

Just a reminder, besides only posting headlines that are about crimes (and I use the word crime broadly) please be sure to NOT post articles from satire or "fake" news sites.

Thanks and lets get some news!


message 2: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1264 comments List of Fake News Sites (like World Net Daily):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...

List of Satire News Sites (like The Onion):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...

Similar resources from Fake News Watch:
http://fakenewswatch.com/

Politifact's Guide to Fake News Sites:
http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/...

And, of course, there's always Snopes:
www.snopes.com


message 3: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1264 comments I thought we had a thread for historical true crimes and the progress on them, but I can't find it, so I'm posting this here.

I thought this was an interesting read about new evidence in a 47-year-old case, made more difficult by the fact that the woman used multiple names and presented as a man.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/ny...


message 4: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments This one takes me all the way back to my high-school years, when this sort of thing happened almost every freaking day:

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2017/06/0...


message 5: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1264 comments Pumped Up Kicks-style shoe envy.


message 6: by Fishface (last edited Jun 11, 2017 01:09PM) (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments K.A. wrote: "Pumped Up Kicks-style shoe envy."

The odd thing to me is that in my day you would never, ever have a kid from downtown killing Muffy or Biff from the Pointes. The city was so segregated in those days that it was pretty rare to have a conversation with someone from "across the border," let alone setting up a clandestine shoe transaction.


message 7: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments This is more of a civil matter apparently, but...
http://www.freep.com/story/news/local...


message 8: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments It seems as if I hear about a new one of these every few days now:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/baby-doe...


message 9: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments Drug overdoses reached about 60,000 in 2016 -- the equivalent of TWENTY World Trade Center bombings:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/overdoses...

Why are the prescribing physicians not being hauled off in handcuffs as I write this?


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message 11: by Rita (last edited Jun 11, 2017 03:44PM) (new)

Rita (crimesleuthjunkie) | 1078 comments Fishface wrote: "The prosecution rests:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/us/bill..."


I am very doubtful that he will go to prison.


message 12: by Rita (new)

Rita (crimesleuthjunkie) | 1078 comments Fishface wrote: "Drug overdoses reached about 60,000 in 2016 -- the equivalent of TWENTY World Trade Center bombings:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/overdoses...

Why are t..."


It is the same in Canada and especially the elderly. Prescription drugs are another cash cow. There is a lot of talk about chemotherapy and how it can kill you before the cancer does which is very disturbing to hear and also very expensive.


message 13: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments Cancer treatment also CAUSES new cancers. Craziness.


message 14: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments Rita wrote: "Fishface wrote: "The prosecution rests:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/us/bill..."

I am very doubtful that he will go to prison."


It's unlikely, but if the jury convicts that paves the way for all those victims to mail him, but good, for cash damages in civil court.


message 15: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments A surprising development in the Roman Polanski rape case:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/us/roma...


message 16: by Terri (new)

Terri (terrilovescrows) | 292 comments Well today we had a shooting across the street from one of my coworker's daycare. http://wjla.com/news/local/who-were-t...


message 17: by Rita (new)

Rita (crimesleuthjunkie) | 1078 comments Fishface wrote: "Rita wrote: "Fishface wrote: "The prosecution rests:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/us/bill..."

I am very doubtful that he will go to prison."

It's unlikely, but if the jury con..."


Good point Fishface.


message 19: by Fishface (last edited Jun 14, 2017 03:18PM) (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments "Congressional baseball practice"??? Who do they play against, the Duma?


message 20: by Rita (new)

Rita (crimesleuthjunkie) | 1078 comments Fishface wrote: "Rita wrote: "Fishface wrote: "The prosecution rests:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/us/bill..."

I am very doubtful that he will go to prison."

It's unlikely, but if the jury con..."


Well, there is always that litigation factor. But even that isn't going to touch him. Too rich...too arrogant.


message 21: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments Arrogance won't affect the judge's decision. And he's not so rich that he won't be hurt by massive damages payments to more than 25 victims. That might not bother Bill Gates, but it would bankrupt Bill Cosby.


message 22: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments CNN just said the Cosby jury is deadlocked on all 3 counts. The judge sent them in to keep deliberating. He's not putting a time limit on the jury process, thank Scrod; if it takes them all week, or all year, so be it.


message 23: by Lady ♥ Belleza, Gif Princesa (new)

Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 3348 comments Mod
Fishface wrote: ""Congressional baseball practice"??? Who do they play against, the Duma?"

Republicans play the Democrats. IIRC it's for charity.


message 24: by Rita (new)

Rita (crimesleuthjunkie) | 1078 comments Fishface wrote: "CNN just said the Cosby jury is deadlocked on all 3 counts. The judge sent them in to keep deliberating. He's not putting a time limit on the jury process, thank Scrod; if it takes them all week, o..."

I wonder how long the judge will keep them in the deliberating room.


message 25: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1264 comments Mistrial declared.


message 26: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments Oh cripes, another trial then.


message 27: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1264 comments Yep, prosecutors are vowing to re-try. At least they're not dropping it.


message 28: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments By which time the defendant will be appearing in public in a wheelchair pulled by a seeing-eye dog.


message 29: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1264 comments They are claiming victory and exoneration. Odious.


message 30: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments I hope that's as close as they're going to get to exoneration.


message 31: by Rita (new)

Rita (crimesleuthjunkie) | 1078 comments Fishface wrote: "By which time the defendant will be appearing in public in a wheelchair pulled by a seeing-eye dog."

You got it Fishface! That is funny.....! Cosby doesn't give a tinker's cuss what those women went through and it shows by his demeanor. I don't think we should hold our breath waiting for him to get jail time.


message 32: by Lady ♥ Belleza, Gif Princesa (new)

Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 3348 comments Mod
Fathers day ugh

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/...

I hate people.


message 34: by Rita (new)

Rita (crimesleuthjunkie) | 1078 comments Fishface wrote: "I hate dictators.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/politic..."


So do I Fishface. Two biggest are RUSSIA and North Korea!


message 36: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments Lady♥Belleza★✰ wrote: "Unreal.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2..."


Color me nauseated.


message 37: by Fishface (new)


message 40: by Rita (new)

Rita (crimesleuthjunkie) | 1078 comments K.A. wrote: "List of Fake News Sites (like World Net Daily):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...

List of Satire News Sites (like The Onion):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of......"


K.A., I checked into Politifacts site you listed and what an interesting case about Fanny Hill and her many other names and why she used them. Just imagine all the decades old cases that might be solved in today's technology. Wow...


message 42: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments Bishop Pell said years ago that if ever accused of sex crimes, he would return to Australia to take his medicine like a man. And lo and behold, it's coming to pass. Guilty conscience???

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/...


message 43: by Lady ♥ Belleza, Gif Princesa (last edited Jun 30, 2017 01:39PM) (new)


message 44: by Fishface (last edited Jul 01, 2017 09:38AM) (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments This is apparently old news, but I just heard about it for the first time yesterday:

https://indiancountrymedianetwork.com...

And, may I add, holy effing crap.


message 45: by Fishface (last edited Jul 05, 2017 01:32PM) (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments Man on trial for something that is definitely icky, but which may or may not be a crime:

https://sputniknews.com/society/20170...

But wait! There's more!

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news...


message 46: by K.A. (new)

K.A. Krisko (kakrisko) | 1264 comments Yeah, my personal, probably highly unpopular opinion, is that he should not be convicted of this. We're getting perilously near to thought police, IMHO. They're basing their objection, according to the first article, on the possibility that he might, in the future, be more likely to commit a crime, so they want to convict him before he actually commits it. Would you kill Baby Hitler?


message 47: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments Well, psychologically it could lead a guy either way. He could either reinforce his creepy desire for children or he could fixate instead on silicone children and stay away from the real ones.

This is an even more Thought Police-like idea, but Lo-Jacking guys who buy child sex toys seems more sensible to me than arresting them.


message 49: by Lady ♥ Belleza, Gif Princesa (new)

Lady ♥ Belleza (bella_foxx) | 3348 comments Mod
NYPD, Community Mourns Fallen Officer Miosotis Familia

Described as an 'unprovoked attack' she was shot while sitting in a command vehicle.


message 50: by Fishface (new)

Fishface | 11879 comments Woman sentenced to 30 years for having a stillborn child:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07...


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