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The Wilderness Highway Where People Go Missing

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.outsideonline.com

In testimony to B.C.’s Missing Women Commission of Inquiry—formed in 2010, mainly to investigate why it took law enforcement so long to catch Willie “the Pig Farmer” Pickton, a serial killer who preyed on Vancouver women from 1995 through 2001—First Nations bands and local community groups claimed that as many as 43 women have been killed or gone missing along Highway 16.

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David Simon Dirt Under The Rug

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Crime

From davidsimon.com

Beginning midway through 2011, the Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office, for the first time in modern history, became the sole arbiter of when to charge a defendant in a homicide investigation. Previously, that decision rested with the police department, which would do so in consultation with prosecutors from the Violent Crimes Unit of the State’s Attorney’s Office.

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Sherri Rasmussen’s Murder: Tracing the Shocking Resolution to a 23-Year-Old Cold Case

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.vanityfair.com

When a 23-year-old murder mystery was finally solved, the killer’s identity shocked the L.A.P.D. With justice served, Mark Bowden follows the dramatic twists and turns of the investigation.

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Bath Salts: Deep in the Heart of America′s New Drug Nightmare

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.spin.com

About two years ago, bath salts — a lab-brewed drug that unpredictably mimics a freakish combination of coke, meth, and Ecstasy — suddenly popped into public consciousness with a rat-tat-tat of reports from emergency rooms and law-enforcement officials that sounded like the stuff of a D.

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How a Mexican Drug Cartel Makes Its Billions

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.nytimes.com

In the sober reckoning of the RAND Corporation, the gross revenue that all Mexican cartels derive from exporting drugs to the United States amounts to $6.6 billion. By most estimates, Sinaloa has achieved a market share of at least 40 percent and perhaps as much as 60 percent, which means that Chapo Guzmán’s organization would appear to enjoy annual revenues of some $3 billion — comparable in terms of earnings to Netflix or, for that matter, to Facebook.

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Rudy Karniawan and the Largest Known Wine Fraud in History Culture Vanity Fair

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Sunday, June 17, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.vanityfair.com

Collecting vintage Burgundies, Rudy Kurniawan drove the rare-wine market to new heights, then began selling his treasures. Or so it seemed. Michael Steinberger uncorks what may be the largest case of fine-wine fraud in history.

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A Drug Family in the Winner’s Circle

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.nytimes.com

Mr. Treviño, a younger brother of José Treviño, is second in command of Mexico’s Zetas drug trafficking organization. Thin with a furrowed brow, he has become the organization’s lead enforcer — infamous for dismembering his victims while they are still alive.

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The Long, Fake Life of J.S. Dirr: A Decade-Long Internet Cancer Hoax Unravels

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Category: Crime

From gawker.com

If any of it had been true, it would have made for a very sad story—the kind of story that would have taken over the news cycle on Mother′s Day, even. But there was none of that, because the Dirrs are not real.

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‘ZOMBIE’: Police catch alleged hit-and-run driver with vanity license plate

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Category: Crime

From news.yahoo.com

If you′re thinking about committing a crime, perhaps don′t do it driving a car with a vanity license plate that reads "ZOMBIE."

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Who gets on the FBI′s ′top 10′ list?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Category: Crime

From www.bbc.co.uk

To be included on the list, a fugitive must have a federal warrant for his or her arrest and must be a real menace to society - someone with the capacity to do continued harm if he or she remains on the run.

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