Browsing: Crime

Professional athletes are treated like royalty, and sometimes even gods among men. It’s a type of recognition that most people dream of, but rarely goes beyond the fantasy stage. Of course then you’ve got people who won’t let little things like “athletic limitations” and “lack of talent” stand in their way, and wind up taking…

“The butler did it!” has become a mystery novel cliché, a tired trope that broadcasts the unoriginality of any author pointing to the houseman as the villain. However, real life has no such restrictions on culpability for underhanded behavior. History, both recent and otherwise, offers numerous examples of crimes and betrayals committed by the trusted household help…

Some governments have strong restrictions when it comes to giving a baby the name that will identify them for the rest of their life. Sometimes it comes across as a violation of the parents’ rights, but then there are the times when you suspect some parents simply shouldn’t be trusted. Judge the following cases for…

Batman, Iron Man, Captain America – the crime-fighting heroes of pop fiction that many of us wish were real. Or more accurately, that many of us don’t know are real. Yes, people have been taking matters into their own hands, and after donning some tights, weapons, and a little armor, they’re helping to take back…

Police shootings in Ferguson, New York and Cleveland have stirred up racial tensions, we’ve witnessed a rise in SWAT raids in recent years, and we’ve seen an increasing amount of military hardware end up in the hands of police departments – equipment that wasn’t really ever intended for local police work, and equipment police aren’t…

The Internet was, for a long time, a safe haven of anonymity. But we all know that’s changing, considering Facebook’s insistence on real names, the unmasking of big Reddit trolls and the fact that the NSA is possibly looking over your shoulder right now. But the Internet is also rife with misunderstandings, as it’s difficult…

All crimes are serious, but the oddness of some of them can mask that truth. After learning about the following bizarre cases, it should be easy to see why. 10. Man Plots His Own Shooting to Get Ex Back Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy hires someone to shoot him so he can get…

A psychic detective helps in the investigation of crimes using paranormal psychic abilities. Many supposed psychics have claimed to have helped through their psychic abilities by assisting the police in disappearance and murder cases. Here are 10 cases where psychics provided essential details to solve the case. 10. Nell Cropsey Nell Cropsey was 19-years old at the…

“Well-behaved women seldom make history” (Laurel Thatcher Ulrich). Black widows, purveyors of poisons, and bloodthirsty female serial killers who served venom on a silver platter play the leading roles in the following stories of misandry and fortune hunting Poisons have been around since the dawn of time. Locusta, the world’s first documented serial killer and…

People have fallen for some crazy things but why do they do that? What makes us fall for scams that are obvious frauds? First, people make quick, irrational decisions sometimes and that can have consequences. We make these decisions because we don’t use our heads; instead we use our emotions, which can get the best…

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