Showing posts from March, 2014

True Crime Online Newsletter - March 31, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Want to get paid to follow Toronto Mayor Rob Ford while playing tuba? Go on Craigslist
An ad posted on Craigslist earlier this week is seeking someone to fulfill a rather unusual request -- follow Toronto Mayor Rob Ford around while playing a tuba. The gig is an eight-hour shift of following Ford, and it pays $125. (“You must be able to provide your own tuba. A trombone would also be acceptable.”)
According to the ad:

“I'm looking for hire a person to follow Rob Ford around for one day while playing a tuba. You must be willing to adhere to the following:
- wear a gopro camera (provided) to document the ensuing antics
- wear a shirt with @UnethicalHacks (provided) printed on the back for the entire day”

The post also includes a link to a YouTube video of a clip from Family Guy.

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U.S. Cyber Crime Conference

Register for the 2014 U.S. Cyber Crime Conference in D.C. next month! I will be one of the trainers and would love to see you there!

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True Crime Online Newsletter - March 24, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . . Candy Crush interruption prompted Canadian man to kill his neighbor's puppy
A Canadian judge found a man guilty of shooting his neighbor’s dog without a lawful excuse because he believes one of the reasons the puppy was killed was because it interrupted a game of Candy Crush Saga. Saskatoon Judge Marty Irwin didn’t buy Eugene Krawchuk's testimony that he shot Michael Price’s St. Bernard puppy, Bentley, just because it was attacking his livestock.In addition to the Candy Crush interruption, Irwin also reasoned that Krawchuk shot Bentley because the dog was trespassing and there were tensions between the Krawchuks and Prices. "I believe he had the sole intent of shooting the dog," Irwin said of Krawchuk. "I do not believe that he carefully went into the pasture and assessed th…

True Crime Online Newsletter - March 17, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Xbox gamer becomes first to hit 1 million GamerScore

A Tennessee video gamer has become the first person to hit the 1 million GamerScore mark for obtaining Xbox achievements.

Ray Cox IV of Knoxville said he played Xbox 360, Xbox One and Windows games for eight years to accumulate achievements that gave GamerScore points, and he hit the 1 million mark during a game if "Titanfall," GameSpot reported Thursday.

Cox said he has no plans to aim for 2 million points, but he hasn't ruled out driving up his score higher.

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True Crime Online Newsletter - March 10, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Fishermen find century-old postcard in a bottle in Baltic
A postcard dated May 17, 1913, and found in a bottle by German fishermen appears to be the oldest such message ever found.

Konrad Fischer, captain of a fishing boat from Schleswig-Holstein, told Kieler Nachrichten, a local newspaper, that he was about to throw the bottle back in the sea when someone told him it was not empty, the reported.

"When I saw the date I got really excited," he said.

The postcard, from Denmark, had German stamps on it. It was signed by Richard Platz and addressed to his own home in Berlin with a message asking the finder to put it in the mail.

The Guinness Book of World Records lists the oldest previous message in a bottle as 97 years, found in 2012.

Fischer said his previous finds during his 50 years as a fisherman …

36 Social Media Experts & Parents Share Tips On How To Keep Your Tween Safe On Social Media

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True Crime Online Newsletter - March 3, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Lost class ring returned 25 years later, a continent away

A Tennessee man whose class ring was lost 25 years ago in Italy said it turned up in the possession of a Virginia family and returned to him thanks to Facebook.

John Sims, a 1981 graduate of Miami Beach High School in Florida, said he believes he left the ring inside a U.S. Navy-owned baseball glove he used in Naples, Italy, before it was shipped for use in Virginia, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported Friday.

The ring, which bore his name and his football number, 56, was found by a Virginia family and ended up in a drawer, where it was forgotten for about 20 years. The family rediscovered the ring earlier this week and took to Facebook, where they were able to contact Margie Schulman Alter of Boca Raton, Fla., a 1966 graduate of Miami Beach High School who …