Posts Tagged: crime

Money for Nothing

It’s not every man that has the ability to scam a disabled man and his family out of an extremely large chunk of cash, but that is the dark side of the American dream. Scammers and con artists have been

Money for Nothing

It’s not every man that has the ability to scam a disabled man and his family out of an extremely large chunk of cash, but that is the dark side of the American dream. Scammers and con artists have been

Give Me All Your Money

A 57-year-old woman claimed three women used hypnosis to get her to fork over more than $160,000, her entire life savings, in Boston’s Chinatown. Read more from Disinformation.

Give Me All Your Money

A 57-year-old woman claimed three women used hypnosis to get her to fork over more than $160,000, her entire life savings, in Boston’s Chinatown. Read more from Disinformation.

LAPD Busts Sun Valley Prostitutes

And I thought they were all on Santa Monica Boulevard. Apparently a good portion of the LA sex trade has moved out the the valley–SunValley to be more specific–and the LAPD are cracking down. Learn more about the crackdown on

LAPD Busts Sun Valley Prostitutes

And I thought they were all on Santa Monica Boulevard. Apparently a good portion of the LA sex trade has moved out the the valley–SunValley to be more specific–and the LAPD are cracking down. Learn more about the crackdown on

Vicious Rumors

The Straight Dope Science Advisory board challenges the vicious rumor put forth by Kenneth Anger in his book, Hollywood Babylon, about the details of Lupe Velez’s suicide. Velez was one of the first Mexican film actresses to succeed in Hollywood.

Vicious Rumors

The Straight Dope Science Advisory board challenges the vicious rumor put forth by Kenneth Anger in his book, Hollywood Babylon, about the details of Lupe Velez’s suicide. Velez was one of the first Mexican film actresses to succeed in Hollywood.

New York City Psycho

A Brooklyn man was convicted of stealing more than $100,000 in government benefits by dressing up as his dead mom. Apparently he was offered a deal that would have let him walk without serving jail time, but he turned it

New York City Psycho

A Brooklyn man was convicted of stealing more than $100,000 in government benefits by dressing up as his dead mom. Apparently he was offered a deal that would have let him walk without serving jail time, but he turned it

Remember, There Are Cameras on The Bus

Police are seeking a person of interest in an altercation that occurred on a Big Blue Bus in Santa Monica. The entire incident was recorded by the security cameras on the bus. More details of the incident, as well as

Remember, There Are Cameras on The Bus

Police are seeking a person of interest in an altercation that occurred on a Big Blue Bus in Santa Monica. The entire incident was recorded by the security cameras on the bus. More details of the incident, as well as

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A Sad, Selfish Story

In 1877, Harriet Staunton’s husband and three others were accused of starving her to death. A bestselling novel about the Penge Murder written in 1934 and now republished reveals that the 33-year-old spinster married a gold digger who starved her

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A Sad, Selfish Story

In 1877, Harriet Staunton’s husband and three others were accused of starving her to death. A bestselling novel about the Penge Murder written in 1934 and now republished reveals that the 33-year-old spinster married a gold digger who starved her

Bye Bye Red Light Cameras

Los Angeles’ red-light traffic camera program officially ends this week, after the Police Commission voted on Tuesday to stop collecting fines from violators caught on film. The cameras were turned off eight months ago, and the commission voted 3-0 to

Bye Bye Red Light Cameras

Los Angeles’ red-light traffic camera program officially ends this week, after the Police Commission voted on Tuesday to stop collecting fines from violators caught on film. The cameras were turned off eight months ago, and the commission voted 3-0 to