Tags : crime

KyoAni arsonist charged with murder of 36 in horrific 2019 blaze

The arsonist behind the horrific 2019 attack on Japan’s Kyoto Animation, in the country’s deadliest violent crime in decades, was charged Wednesday with the murder of 36 people. Shinji Aoba, 42, detained in the aftermath of the July attack, sustained fatal burns himself, and has been under constant medical supervision since. The prosecutors have condemned […]...Read More

‘They’re mocking us’: California inmates scam millions off pandemic fund

California prisoners including high-profile serial killers and murderers on death row received hundreds of millions of dollars in pandemic relief funds in one of the biggest frauds in the US state’s history, prosecutors said Tuesday. Investigators alerted to reports of illegal unemployment claims made from prisons under Covid-19 relief schemes discovered tens of thousands filed […]...Read More

Heels on wheels // Spooked Out in Scotland

“I want to get scared, really scared without the antics”, this is what I told the discerning tourist officer at the Edinburgh Tourist Information Centre.  In a flash, she pulled out the Mercat Ghost Tours flyer with a self-proclaimed ‘5-star scare factor’ and with softened vowels, muttered, “Um telling ye, thae arr the baist”. While […]...Read More

Nigerian govt dissolves ‘brutal’ police unit after allegations of crimes against citizens

Nigeria has dissolved a special police unit after public protests alleging brutality and will launch an investigation into its activities, the presidency announced Sunday. The scrapping of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) will take effect immediately, the office said in a tweet. For its part, the Nigerian Police Force announced in a tweet an investigation […]...Read More