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Parents: Do the Right Thing and Take Responsibility

Rabbi Yaacov Behrman | Posted 05.25.2016 | New York
Rabbi Yaacov Behrman

On Sunday May 8th, a group of African-American children set fire to a parked school bus in front of a Jewish elementary school in Crown Heights. The i...

Escaped Jail Inmate Found Hiding Inside A Dishwasher

Reuters | Lee Moran | Posted 04.15.2016 | Crime

A Texas county jail inmate who escaped custody while receiving treatment in a hospital was found in the dishwasher of his girlfriend's apartment in bo...

Arsonist Who Took Selfie Video Sentenced To 20 Years For Wildfires

Reuters | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.09.2016 | Crime

A man who took a video of himself surrounded by flames that erupted into one of the worst California wildfires of 2014 was fined $60 million and sente...

Wrongly Convicted: Arson or Accident?

Jessica S. Henry | Posted 02.01.2016 | Crime
Jessica S. Henry

In December 2015, four men convicted of murder and arson in two completely unrelated cases were exonerated. In Virginia, in 1989, Davey Reedy was c...

Man Hired To Remove Confederate Monuments In New Orleans Has $200,000 Lamborghini Torched

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.20.2016 | Black Voices

The man hired by the city of New Orleans to remove four Confederate statues has had his 2014 Lamborghini Huracan set on fire and reduced to rubble. Ac...

Occupation, Arson, and Terrorism

Chris Weigant | Posted 01.06.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Federal land is currently being occupied by protestors. Or, according to some, by domestic terrorists. But pigeonholing these guys with either label isn't quite as easy as it might first seem.

Sweden's Gigantic Straw Christmas Goat Is Set Ablaze... Again

Associated Press | Lee Moran | Posted 12.27.2015 | Weird News

STOCKHOLM (AP) — In what's become a Christmas tradition to some Swedes, a giant decorative goat made of straw was set ablaze early Sunday and police...

Police: Person Detained Over Arson At Southern California Mosque

AP/The Huffington Post | Annum Masroor | Posted 12.12.2015 | Crime

COACHELLA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California mosque was damaged in a fire that authorities said was intentionally set. Flames were reported just a...

There Have Been At Least 100 Attacks On Black Churches Since 1956

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.21.2015 | Black Voices

Within the past two weeks, six predominantly black churches in St. Louis, Missouri have been the target of arsonists. The doors of each church have be...

LGBT Hate Was in the Air This 9/11

Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Stephen V. Sprinkle, Ph.D.

How we have declined from honoring the LGBT heroes of September 11 for their courage and sacrifice, to this 9/11 anniversary when anti-LGBT fear is being manipulated by calls for so-called "Religious Liberty" is the book that cries out for someone to write.

10-Year-Old Boy Reportedly Sets Fire To Store For Gang Initiation

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.13.2015 | Crime

A 10-year-old New York City boy is accused by police of trying to burn down a local store so he could join a Brooklyn gang. The boy, who reportedly li...

Lawyer For Man Accused Of Setting Fiancee On Fire Says It Was A 'Horrible Accident'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.06.2015 | Crime

The attorney representing a man accused of dousing his fiancee with gasoline and setting her on fire this week claims that it was a "horrible accident...

Jews, Muslims Pray For Palestinian Family Injured In Arson Attack

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.04.2015 | Religion

An arson attack on a Palestinian home on July 31 in Duma that killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh and injured three other family members brought Jewish ...

U.S. Jewish Groups Join Recovery Efforts After Israeli Church Arson Attack

Religion News Service | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM (RNS) Two prominent American Jewish organizations are among those helping a torched Israeli church recover from an arson attack. The Anti-De...

Carol Kuruvilla

Who In God's Name Could Be Burning Black Churches?

HuffingtonPost.com | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.01.2015 | Religion

Six black churches burned. Two weeks. Three blazes that could be arson. Authorities have yet to determine whether the fires that have ripped throug...

Arsonists Burn Church Where Christians Believe Jesus Performed Loaves And Fishes Miracle

Associated Press | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion

TABGHA, Israel (AP) — A fire ripped through one of the most famous Catholic churches in the Holy Land on Thursday, damaging the roof and burning pra...

Best Start to Summer Reading: 'Skies of Ash' Over Los Angeles

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.31.2016 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Rachel Howzell has written another riveting thriller starring her favorite (and mine!) female sleuth, the fabulous when furious and even better when behaving Lou Norton, LA Homicide detective extraordinaire.

Man Accused Of Arson, Microwaving Neighbor's Wallet

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weird News

A Florida man forced his neighbor onto a balcony and then microwaved his wallet during a bizarre dispute Sunday morning, police say. Mohammed Almar...

How Junk Science Sent Claude Garrett to Prison For Life

The Intercept | Posted 02.24.2015 | Crime

JUST BEFORE DAWN, on the unseasonably warm morning of February 24, 1992, a small house caught fire in Old Hickory, Tennessee, a few miles northeast of...

Arson Investigators Probe Fire At Islamic Center In Houston

Reuters | Posted 04.15.2015 | Crime

(Adds comments from center about arson and harassment, fire official, and reaction comment from student) By Camilo Smith ...

Smiling Extremists Charged With Torching The Jerusalem Interfaith School That Gave Us So Much Hope

Reuters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion

JERUSALEM, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Three Israelis from a far-right group were charged on Monday with setting fire to a classroom in an Arab-Jewish school...

Behind The Scenes Look At Wildfires

Kurt Kamm | Posted 12.10.2014 | Crime
Kurt Kamm

While there are differences and similarities between many wildfire arsonists, perhaps the most consistent trend is the increase in acts of fire setting during the harshest weather conditions.

Notorious Serial Arsonist Is 11-Year-Old: Fire Chief

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.27.2014 | Weird News

A string of arsons lighting up a Michigan town are allegedly the work of an 11-year-old and his friends. David Cox, fire chief for the town of Flin...

Judge: Teen Accused Of Starting California Wildfire Fit To Stand Trial

Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2014 | Crime

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday ruled that a 13-year-old girl is competent to stand trial on allegations that she deliberately started a wildfi...

The Up Stairs Lounge Fire: A Movement for Remembrance

Wayne Self | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Self

Yesterday marked the 41st Anniversary of the arson fire at the Up Stairs Lounge in New Orleans, the deadliest crime against LGBT people in U.S. history.