Following yesterday’s horrific events, the city of Boston has seen an outpouring of good will from around the country. But as always, there is someone ready to take advantage of people’s good intentions in a tragic situation.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: A murder suspect showed a brazen attitude as he continued to tweet about drug use and taunt law enforcement in the months between his alleged crime and his arrest.
Who would put a bullet in the oven? Florida man! Who would drive drunk with a monkey in his truck? Florida man! Who would shoot his girlfriend because he thought she was a hog? FLORIDA MAN!
Investigators aren’t talking about what went down when South African Olympic great Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. But at least one report says that Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp from behind a closed bathroom door. Could Pistorius have mistaken his girlfriend for an intruder in a country with one of the highest homicide rates in the world?
From our friends at the Daily Dot: The hunt for suspected cop killer Christopher Dorner appears to have come to a brutal end, but if law officials had their way, we wouldn’t have known about Tuesday’s saga.
Investigators working on the case of Hannah Truelove, a 16-year-old Gainesville, Ga., high school student murdered last summer, are seeking the public’s help in tracking down her killer. Hall County Sheriff’s Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks said investigators are looking for a light silver late 1990′s to early 2000′s four-door passenger car with “substantial front end damage” that may have been seen near the Lake Lanier Club Apartments on August 23, the evening before Truelove’s body was found.
From our friends at the Daily Dot: Like millions of other young women across China, 16-year-old Lai Zengyuting chronicled her life on Sina Weibo, the country’s Twitter-like microblogging network. The high school student from the southern mega-city Shenzhen liked to post pictures of food and pictures of herself, too. Sometimes, she posted her location, like she did on Jan. 11. The next day, Lai disappeared. The next day, police found her body dumped in a Shenzhen junk shop.
We’ve had a year rife with massacres, most recently the elementary school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 young children in Newtown, Conn. Understandably, the nation’s law enforcement officers, educators and general public are all in a state of high alert. So even if, like Austin Lee Bowlin, you have a super cool hairdo and only do things ironically, you may want to reconsider posting that tweet about how you’re “Finna shoot up the school this Friday” lest you be hit with some serious charges.
A man charged in federal court with threatening president Barack Obama via Twitter has entered a plea of not guilty. Jarvis Britton, 25, of Birmingham, Ala., has been held without bail since last month. After his arrest, Britton underwent a psychological evaluation, which revealed, a judge said, that Britton is not psychotic and acted intentionally
A 25-year-old Alabama man is charged with threatening the president via Twitter. The first tweet, posted on June 28, read “Free speech? Really? Let’s test this! Let’s kill the president!” and it only got worse from there.