Category Archives: Crime

Cox Communications Hit With $1 Billion Fine For Music Piracy

Cox Communications has been ordered to pay $1 billion in damages for letting customers pirate music. The cable television company was accused of turning a blind eye to the illegal downloading of over 10,000 musical works and subsequently sued in June 2018 by EMI, Warner Music Group, Sony Music, Universal Music, and others.

The companies who filed the lawsuit against Cox said they sent thousands of copyright infringement notices. But Cox Communications only took action against repeat offenders in a “13-strike policy” and account terminations weren’t permanent.

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Austrian Couple Accidentally Receive Shipment Of $550,000 In Ecstasy Pills

We underestimate the needs for labeling things correctly. Some 9 out of 10 consumers believe there will always be a need for printed materials. This is especially true in the age of online ordering and physical shipping to physical addresses.

Speaking of addresses, a 58-year-old woman in Austria was expecting a shipment of dresses to her home. Her husband and she received the shipment, but only half-correct. The first box had her dresses, but the second box did not. They were packages of pink-purple pebbles that she thought were decorative stones, like the kind you put in planters or fish tanks.

Decorative stones they were not. Rather, the couple had received mistakenly received a shipment of 24,800 ecstasy pills. The husband, 59, was the one that gave the “decorative stones” a second look and determined they were probably drugs. The police were promptly contacted and the package was handed over.

“The originally planned cozy breakfast was quickly over and to the horror of the couple, it turned out that, though one of the packages did contain the two dresses, the second however had 24,800 Ecstasy tablets worth about 500,000 Euros. The (post) office was equally astonished, which is why the police, and subsequently the narcotics department of the City Police Command Linz, was informed,” Upper Austria police said in a statement.

In the United States, there were 662,390 police officers patrolling in 2017, searching for similar things. The Netherlands — much smaller than the United States — is known as one of the world’s biggest producers of drugs. They’ve reported that the quantity of drugs being sent via mail has tripled from 2016 to 2018. The package itself was meant to be shipped to Scotland and the investigation now involves The United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA), bringing police forces across the European Union into the mix.

In the same statement, Upper Austria police reported that the NCA was able to investigate and detain the person the package was meant for. A little more difficult, but of great interest to Dutch authorities, is the origin of such a substantial shipment of illegal drugs.

At least the woman got her dresses.

Bikers Brandishing Guns Interrupt Police Protestors Who Then Demand Cops Shoot Them – WATCH

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*In Colorado Springs, Colorado, two people were arrested as protesters crowded the entrance of the Colorado Springs Police Department headquarters Monday demanding justice over a recent officer-involved shooting.

Both of the men – who appeared to be bad boy bikers – interrupted what had been a heated but peaceful protest.

“They pulled up and they started talking about how all lives matter and this is about everyone,” said witness Brandon Poe. “… Everyone immediately rushed them and were like, ‘Hey, get out of here, this isn’t the place for that. We’re, like, mourning and protesting our thing.

“… Soon as the people started going towards them, they pulled out their guns and started aiming at people’s faces.”

At that point, protesters start chanting/yelling at police officers to “shoot them motherf**kers!” 

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The counterprotesters’ arrival came two hours into the demonstration, which started at City Hall at 11 a.m. and made its way to the POC about a mile away.

The focus of the protest centered largely around De’Von Bailey, who family and friends say was wrongly shot by police Saturday night. Family members of a second man recently shot by police, Josh Vigil, were also in attendance.

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Retail Crime 101: How Kardashian’s Shoplifting Story Perpetuates Harmful Ideas

In a recent interview with popular online news source Bustle, Kim Kardashian told a light-hearted tale surrounding her run-ins with crime as a youngster. The reality star revealed that she stole a pair of Dior sunglasses with her sister Khloe as a teenager, a pair which she still owns to this day.

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Horror Happening to African Migrants in Libya & Italy: Boys Forced to Rape Sisters; Men’s Penises Cut Off & More!

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*Lord have mercy! According to a report from the Women’s Refugee Center (WRC), what’s happening to African migrants is absolutely INHUMANE and HORRIBLE and needs looked into immediately. 

?Our findings are deeply disturbing,? said Dr. Sarah Chynoweth, sexual violence project director and consultant to WRC, who led the research. ?Sexual violence against female and male refugees and migrants appears to be widespread along the migration route, particularly in Libya.”

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Aurora Gunman (Gary Martin) Likely Knew He was Being Fired – VIDEO

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*(Via ABC2) – The man who gunned down five co-workers and wounded a sixth at a suburban Chicago manufacturing warehouse before shooting and wounding five police officers brought his gun to a meeting in which he was going to be fired, authorities said Saturday.

Because Gary Martin brought his gun to Friday?s meeting at the sprawling Henry Pratt Co. warehouse in Aurora, he likely knew he might be about to lose the job he had held for 15 years, police Chief Kristen Ziman said at a news conference.

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Upwards of 21 Killed in Haiti by Men Posing As Police – VIDEO

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*(Via Global News) – When a police truck carrying men in uniform pulled into an impoverished neighbourhood in the Haitian capital, residents thought it was an official operation.

Maybe police were finally trying to head off a war between the gangs that run protection rackets in the market next to the sprawling collection of cinderblock shacks and low-rise public housing.

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Mr. Feeny Stopped a Would-Be Burglar in Their Tracks

When you think of tough guy actors, William Daniels probably doesn’t immediately come to mind. Best known for his roles in “The Graduate” and “Knight Rider” — and, of course, the iconic Mr. Feeny on “Boy Meets World” — Daniels is typically seen as prim and proper with a kind disposition.

So when a burglar entered the home that Daniels shares with his wife of nearly 70 years, actress Bonnie Bartlett, the crook probably thought the job would be a no-brainer. Imagine the thief’s surprise when the pair awoke to the sound of shattering glass, scaring the intruder away. Continue reading