crime http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19897/all en Syrian security forces kill more than a dozen protestors http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110706/syrian-security-forces-kill-more-dozen-protestors <p> Activists say 1400 people have been killed by security forces since the uprisng began</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/110706/syrian-security-forces-kill-more-dozen-protestors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime fighting scary shooting war Conflict Zones Middle East Wed, 06 Jul 2011 11:27:38 +0000 News Desk 5669550 at http://www.globalpost.com Gunman in Michigan kills seven, takes hostages, then takes his own life http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110707/gunman-michigan-kills-seven-and-holds-hostages-standoff-police <p> The bodies of seven shooting victims, including two children, were found at two different homes in Grand Rapids, Michigan, earlier in the day, leading to a manhunt for 34-year-old Rodrick Shonte Dantzler.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110707/gunman-michigan-kills-seven-and-holds-hostages-standoff-police" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime police United States Fri, 08 Jul 2011 04:29:00 +0000 News Desk 5669801 at http://www.globalpost.com Stolen Picasso recovered and NJ man arrested (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/suspect-arrested-and-stolen-picasso-drawing-san-francisco <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A man walked into a gallery in San Francisco, removed the 1965 drawing from the wall and then drove away in a taxi, and less than 48 hours later the drawing is recovered and a suspect is in custody </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A Picasso drawing worth about a quarter of a million dollars that was <a href="http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/07/07/suspect-arrested-in-san-francisco-picasso-theft/">stolen</a> from a gallery in San Francisco on Tuesday has been recovered in Napa, California and a suspect arrested, police officials announced Thursday, according to CNN.</p> <p> A man walked into the Weinstein Gallery in San Francisco on Tuesday, removed the 1965 pencil drawing by Pablo Picasso, entitled &quot;Tete de femme,&quot; from the wall, casually walked out with it <a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Business/sf-picasso-sketch-stolen-mark-lugo-nj-arrested/story?id=14021645">under his arm</a> and left the area in a taxi, ABC News reported. Unfortunately for him, he was caught on video with the framed artwork. A New Jersey man, 30-year-old Mark Lugo, was taken into custody when he was tracked down and the drawing was found in his room in Napa.</p> <p> Bail was set at $5 million and the suspect has been charged with theft and <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14073579">possession of stolen property</a>, according to BBC News.</p> <p> According to the Associated Press:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;I&#39;ve had some <a href="http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hnKB0dVT4IxIncFMb_t_U6EGPWPg?docId=d285bfc1138e41428f66eab43d8d4566">sleepless nights</a>,&quot; said Rowland Weinstein, who owns the Weinstein Gallery. &quot;I feel very, very lucky and very relieved that the Picasso wasn&#39;t harmed and will be returned back safely.</span></p> <p> The Picasso was recovered and Lugo arrested on Wednesday night, less than 48 hours after the drawing was stolen, in an investigation that was aided by a video surveillance tape from a nearby restaurant and information from the cab driver who drove the suspect away from the gallery. The video, which showed a man matching witnesses&#39; descriptions carrying a framed artwork, came from Lefty O&#39;Douls, a restaurant on the block, according to ABC News:</p> <p class="rteindent1"> <span style="background-color:#d3d3d3;">&quot;I couldn&#39;t believe I got that lucky to get a picture of him,&quot; said Nick Bovis, the owner of Lefty O&#39;Douls. &quot;You know this guy here walked right in the middle of the day, took a Picasso, walked down the street and jumped in a cab.&quot; </span></p> <p> Surveillance video from the taxi that drove the man away was also used to identify the suspect.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/suspect-arrested-and-stolen-picasso-drawing-san-francisco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arts crime Americas Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat Weird Wide Web Fri, 08 Jul 2011 06:44:05 +0000 News Desk 5669802 at http://www.globalpost.com Scotland Yard Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson resigns over News of the World hacking scandal (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110717/london-police-chief-paul-stephenson-resigns-hacking-video <p> On the same day that News International CEO Rebekah Brooks is arrested, Scotland Yard&#39;s commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, resigns over the phone hacking scandal, but says his &quot;integrity is completely intact.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110717/london-police-chief-paul-stephenson-resigns-hacking-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime Media News News of the World phone hacking police Scotland Yard Business Europe Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Sun, 17 Jul 2011 21:11:00 +0000 News Desk 5670771 at http://www.globalpost.com Florida teen bludgeoned parents to death, then threw a house party, police say (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110718/teen-florida-kills-parents-hammer-party-video <p> The reason the 17-year-old killed his parents was unclear, but there were reports that it might have had something to do with the fact that they &quot;wouldn&#39;t let him throw the party.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110718/teen-florida-kills-parents-hammer-party-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime Facebook murder United States United States of America Americas Culture & Lifestyle United States Tue, 19 Jul 2011 03:57:47 +0000 News Desk 5670868 at http://www.globalpost.com Maid who accused Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault in NYC goes public in U.S. media http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110724/dominique-strauss-kahn-sexual-assault-maid-interview <p> The interviews with Newsweek and ABC were set up by the New York hotel maid&#39;s lawyer after prosecutors said that the case against Strauss-Kahn had been hurt by problems with her testimony and her credibility</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110724/dominique-strauss-kahn-sexual-assault-maid-interview" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa crime Dominique Strauss-Kahn International sex news Americas France Europe United States Mon, 25 Jul 2011 02:06:00 +0000 News Desk 5671319 at http://www.globalpost.com Illinois man who disappeared in 1979 is found in Las Vegas http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/chicago-commodities-broker-dead-found-alive-in-las-vegas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A former commodities broker in Chicago who walked out the door of his home in 1979 and was declared legally dead in 1986 was found working in Las Vegas as a bookie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A former commodities broker in Chicago who walked out of his home in 1979, disappeared and was declared legally dead seven years later, has been found working in Las Vegas as a bookie.</p> <p> <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-chicago-broker-20110724,0,5668402.story">Arthur Jones</a>, then 40 years old, ran out the door around noon on May 10, 1979, telling his wife he would be back after a business meeting, according to the Los Angeles Times.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/chicago-commodities-broker-dead-found-alive-in-las-vegas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime Americas Offbeat United States Weird Wide Web GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 25 Jul 2011 06:31:11 +0000 News Desk 5671332 at http://www.globalpost.com Serial buttock slasher roams shopping malls in Virginia (VIDEO) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/serial-buttock-slasher-virginia-malls-video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fairfax County police have released images of a suspect in the attacks, which have occurred at area stores over the past six months </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Police in Virginia say there is a serial buttock slasher who strikes in shopping malls in Fairfax County, cutting women&#39;s backsides through their clothes, with either a razor or a boxcutter, leaving bleeding gashes.</p> <p> A teenage girl who was attacked on Monday in the Fair Oaks shopping mall was probably the fifth victim in a series of attacks by the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/crime-scene/post/slasher-strikes-fifth-victim-at-fairfax-mall/2011/07/26/gIQAZXPyaI_blog.html#pagebreak">slasher </a>since February, according to the Washington Post.</p> <p> <a href="http://www2.insidenova.com/news/2011/jul/26/9/criminal-profiler-serial-butt-slasher-wont-stop-un-ar-1197834/">Fairfax County</a> police released new pictures of a man they believe to be a suspect in one of the incidents, according to Virginia&#39;s News and Messenger. The suspect, who was caught on tape by surveillance cameras, is described as a heavy-set 5&#39;6&#39;&#39; Latino in his late 20s, police said, according to the Washington Post. He wore white shorts and a short-sleeved shirt in the attack.</p> <p> The 18-year-old girl who was attacked on Monday said she noticed clothing falling from a rack behind her while she was shopping at the Forever XXI store, located in the Fair Oaks Mall, police said. The she saw a man pick the clothes up, and felt a &quot;sharp pain&quot; in her buttocks, the police said.</p> <p> At first, she thought a coat hanger had hit poked her bottom, but then she realized that the back of her jean shorts had been sliced, Fairfax County police spokeswoman Lucy Caldwell said.</p> <p> Later, she realized that she had a wound about an inch and a half long on her butt, and that it was bleeding, police said.</p> <p> She informed store employees of the incident and they then contacted police.</p> <p> But the assailant had slipped away.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/serial-buttock-slasher-virginia-malls-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime Americas Culture & Lifestyle Offbeat United States Weird Wide Web GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 28 Jul 2011 05:04:00 +0000 News Desk 5671659 at http://www.globalpost.com Politician in hiding after drug shooting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/politician-hiding-after-drug-shooting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> An Australian politician is in hiding overseas after her house was sprayed with bullets by a man chasing a drug debt of one of her sons </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> An Australian politician is in hiding overseas after her house was <a href="http://www.news.com.au/national/lib-mp-lorraine-wreford-flees-after-house-shot-at-over-sons-drug-debt/story-e6frfkvr-1226107164356">sprayed with bullets </a>by a man chasing a drug debt of one of her sons.</p> <p> Lorraine Wreford an MP from Victoria, Australia was urgently relocated to a motel in Melbourne&#39;s CBD after the shooting.</p> <p> The shooting, which occurred last month, was before court yesterday in Melbourne.</p> <p> Police gave evidence that Wreford said since the incident she has since had trouble sleeping, is stressed and &#39;&#39;genuinely frightened&#39;&#39;, has &#39;&#39;taken leave of her duties&#39;&#39; and is now overseas.</p> <p> Sen-Det Stephen Boyle reportedly told the Melbourne Magistrates&#39; Court yesterday that one of six men arrested over the July 5 incident said Wreford&#39;s eldest son Adrian was the target of the shooting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/politician-hiding-after-drug-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime Down Under GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 02 Aug 2011 14:52:00 +0000 News Desk 5672179 at http://www.globalpost.com Klu Klux Klan man dies again http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110803/klu-klux-klan-man-dies-again <!--paging_filter--><p> Klu Klux Klansman James Ford Seale, 76, who committed one of the most heinous crimes of the segregationist South has died 43 years after being convicted of murder.</p> <p> In 1964 Searle tied blocks to the feet of <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/03/klansman-dies-1964-murders">two black teenagers </a>and threw them still breathing into the Mississippi river where Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee were left to drown.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110803/klu-klux-klan-man-dies-again" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime law and order U.S. Americas Offbeat Weird Wide Web Thu, 04 Aug 2011 01:19:00 +0000 News Desk 5672313 at http://www.globalpost.com Spam King charged over Facebook breaches http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110806/spam-king-charged-over-facebook-breaches <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110806/spam-king-charged-over-facebook-breaches" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime Facebook Americas Business Technology Sat, 06 Aug 2011 06:44:00 +0000 News Desk 5672544 at http://www.globalpost.com Australia's gangland widow, Judy Moran, jailed for hit http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/down-under/australia-gangland-moran <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> One of the key players in Australia’s gangland wars that inspired the hit TV and book series, Underbelly, Judy Moran, has been jailed for 26 years. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> News Desk </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> One of the key players in Australia&rsquo;s gangland wars that inspired the hit TV and book series, <a href="http://www.smh.com.au/victoria/judy-moran-jailed-for-26-years-20110810-1ilqb.html">Underbelly</a>&nbsp;&mdash; Judy Moran &mdash;&nbsp;has been jailed for 26 years.</p> <p> Moran &mdash; who had two sons and two partners murdered in Victoria&#39;s so-called gangland wars &mdash; was sentenced Wednesday for the public slaying of her brother-in-law, Des &quot;Tuppence&quot; Moran.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/down-under/australia-gangland-moran" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime Down Under law and order Down Under GlobalPost Blogs Wed, 10 Aug 2011 06:24:00 +0000 News Desk 5672809 at http://www.globalpost.com Dougherty Gang captured http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110810/dougherty-gang-captured-florida-colorado-crime <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110810/dougherty-gang-captured-florida-colorado-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime United States Thu, 11 Aug 2011 01:20:04 +0000 News Desk 5672862 at http://www.globalpost.com Fifth night of U.K. violence prevented http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110811/british-rioters-charges <p> During the evening magistrates worked around the clock to fast track people suspected of rioting.&nbsp;There is a cross-range of races, gender, class and ages charged according to reports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/110811/british-rioters-charges" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime law and order Europe United Kingdom Thu, 11 Aug 2011 10:21:00 +0000 News Desk 5672872 at http://www.globalpost.com “Kids for cash” judge sentenced to 28 years in prison http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110811/kids-cash-judge-ciavarella-sentenced-pa-crime <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/110811/kids-cash-judge-ciavarella-sentenced-pa-crime" target="_blank">read more</a></p> crime United States Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:56:13 +0000 News Desk 5672959 at http://www.globalpost.com