October 10, 2010

NatGeo: MS-13 Mara Salvatrucha

The following videos of the National Geographic documentary on the feared M.S. 13 Mara Salvatrucha have thousands of clicks on YouTube. Please excuse the Swedish subtitles.
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Part 3
Part 4 Part 5
Part 6

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October 06, 2010

CBS: Copy machines, a security risk?

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Fed-up girlfriend calls 911 on pot-smoking beau

15 In Missouri, Lebanon Police Department officers responded to an unusual 911 call Saturday. 

A woman turned in her jobless 35-year-old boyfriend. She told officers she was mad because he had been spending entire days smoking marijuana at the Forest Manor Motel, instead of looking for work. 

Unfortunately for the girlfriend, he was not arrested. Here is the story. 

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October 02, 2010

Teacher: I was a prostitute


Warning: This video contains adult content and the woman talking about her days as a prostitute and as a stripper is a third-grade teacher. Seriously, the teacher is working on a book about her sexual exploits and criminal activities while working in the adult industry. She promised it will be sexy.

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September 26, 2010

Hacker gets 10 years

Pena_lg_capEdwin Andres Pena, 27, is also known as Javier Alejandro Sanchez Rinco, David Hauster and Renato Moreno. 

Pena, born in Venezuela, masterminded a scheme that allowed him to drive expensive fast cars and party like a rock star in South Beach.

He identified himself as a telecommunications security expert under a telecommunications company named Miami Tech & Consulting Inc., but what was really bringing in the dough was a fraudulent operation he was running under a company named Fortes Telecom Inc.

Pena was arrested in 2009, after he was spotted pretending to be a legitimate wholesale provider of Voice over Internet Protocol  (VOIP), a telephone call service, while offering prices that caused companies to go bankrupt.

This week, he was sentenced to 10 years in prison for masterminding a scheme that allowed him to use other companies legitimate computer networks to route his customers' calls.

The Wall Street Journal has the story.

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September 24, 2010

Recent Bank of America robberies in Fla.

Coral Gables, Fla.
Tampa, Fla.
St.Petersburg, Fla.
Boyton Beach, Fla.

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Lindsay Lohan's Friday mug shot

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Lindsay Lohan is struggling with an insidious disease. She was arrested Friday for violating her probation. The Miami Herald's Maddy Marr has the story.

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September 23, 2010

Porcelain pistols are so Edna

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6 I love this porcelain pistol by artist Yvonne Lee Schultz.

It would look fabulous in Edna Buchanan's Miami Beach home.

The one above is a replica of James Bond's Walther PPK.

Here are the other cool styles.

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September 22, 2010

Mad about a high-speed chase

FOXNEWS vis Schnittsshow.com

Janelle Espinoza was very upset after watching the end of a high-speed chase on TV Wednesday morning.

The chase began when a Coral Springs police officer spotted a stolen 1991 white Toyota Camry.

"One car was stolen. That should not have put so many people in danger," said Espinoza, during a phone call conversation.

The Coral Springs officer followed his department's guidelines, and did not pursue the suspect after a red-light violation. A Broward Sheriff's Office deputy began to follow the suspects at Pine Island Road. 

After 15 minutes of erratic driving through Broward and Miami-Dade, a BSO deputy hit the suspect's car near Opa-Locka in Hialeah.

What followed the crash that left one person injured, infuriated Espinoza.

"The officers attacked these kids. They pulled them, and tasered them," said Espinoza. "I could not believe what I was watching ... There was excessive force. I want every one at the Herald to know that there are many viewers who are not happy with the police officers' behavior."

The three suspects who were in the car were arrested. One was injured in the process.

The Miami Herald's Jennifer Lebovich has the story.

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with Espinoza?

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September 18, 2010

Clumsy Darth Vader bandit

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