Category Archives: Crime

Innocent As Charged

Last January Thai authrotities arrest five police officers for the murder of a Saudi businessman seeking to retrieve some of the loot from the infamous Blue Diamond Heist of 1989. The actual thief fled to Lampuang Province where he sold the jewelry for as little as $30. A Bangkok jeweler supposedly purchased many pieces before [...]

Dead Men Don’t Say Shit

Last year a Florida woman who fired warning shots against her allegedly abusive husband has been sentenced to 20 years in prison according to CBS News. The judge ignored her request for a Stand Your Ground defense, citing that 5’2″ Ms. Marissa Alexander had left the house to get her pistol and then returned to [...]

You Dirty Rat

James Cagney’s character never sat ‘you dirty rat’ in BLONDE CRAZY. The actual words were “Mmm, that dirty, double-crossin’ rat.” Close enough for me, for I was raised to regard any fink as a rat by the Bowery Boys and gangster movies. Everyone hated a snitch, but that never stopped the class squealer from telling [...]

A Wanted Man

George W. Bush cancelled a planned trip to address the United Israel Appeal in Switzerland in response to requests for his arrest on charges of torture. Amnesty International’s Secretary General stated, “To date, we’ve seen a handful of military investigations into detentions and interrogations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantánamo. But none of these has had [...]

1984 Plus 29

CCTV was used instituted by Siemens AG at Test Stand VII in Peenemünde, Germany in 1942 to observe the launch of V-2 rockets according to Wikipedia. After the defeat of Nazi Germany the technology was adopted by the West to protect military and security installations. In 1973 the NYPD installed several cameras in Times Square [...]