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Simon McCormack is a Crime and Weird News editor for the Huffington Post. He lives in New York City.

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Robert Bates, Volunteer Deputy Who Killed Eric Harris, Speaks Out

(454) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 12:09 PM

The volunteer Tulsa County Sheriff's deputy who shot and killed an unarmed black man has apologized to the victim's family.

Robert Bates, 73, faces manslaughter charges after he allegedly mistook his revolver for a Taser and fatally shot Eric Harris in an undercover operation on April 2.

Bates...

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Man Can't Get Out Of His Seatbelt

(8) Comments | Posted April 16, 2015 | 2:04 PM

Seatbelts save lives, but they are also engaged in a plot to ensnare the human race.

That is a joke of course, (sorry to offend you, seatbelt overlords!) but just try telling this guy that seatbelts aren't up to something nefarious.

"We were on our way home from Massachusetts and...

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Cop Lets Underage Drinker Go After Playing Rock, Paper, Scissors (VIDEO)

(23) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 4:37 PM

An alleged underage drinker apparently avoided a ticket by beating an officer in a game of rock, paper, scissors during a Texas music festival over the weekend.

In the video, the girl who'd allegedly been drinking won the game by throwing rock while the officer went with scissors. The crowd...

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High-Speed Chase Suspect Killed On Live TV

(115) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 1:48 PM

A suspect led authorities on a 25-minute, high-speed chase in Houston on Wednesday. The chase ended with the suspect being fatally shot.

From KTRK:

After several minutes of a high speed pursuit, during which the driver eluded police by going around several patrol cars and driving into the...
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Teen Says She Bathes In Pigs' Blood To Stay Young (VIDEO)

(13) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 4:49 PM

A 19-year-old says she bathes in pigs' blood to keep her skin looking youthful.

"Chanel, " a freelance model and actress, is one of the stars of MTV's True Life: I'm Obsessed With Staying Young.

Chanel explains to her grandmother Lois that "I feel like thousands of years...

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3 Educators Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison In Atlanta Teaching Scandal

(325) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 12:44 PM

A judge disregarded prosecutors' recommendations and sentenced three Atlanta educators to 20 years, seven of them to be served in prison.

The state sought five year sentences, with three served in prison, but Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter threw out those recommendations in favor of the much stiffer...

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Calls Grow For Arrest Of Second Officer In South Carolina Shooting

(179) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 2:59 PM

Michael T. Slager may not be the only North Charleston police officer who gets arrested after shooting and killing Walter Scott.

The second officer who arrived on the scene after Slager gunned down Scott should face legal consequences, according to a predominantly African-American legal group.

In a statement

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Human Remains Found In Search For Missing Teen Anjelica 'AJ' Hadsell

(14) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 11:15 AM

Authorities have uncovered human remains during their search for a missing Virginia teen.

Norfolk Police said the remains were found near a shed in the backyard of a home on Smiths Ferry Road in Southampton County early Thursday, WAVY reports.

Authorities visited the home on a tip as...

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South Carolina Officers Cleared In 200 Shootings In Past 5 Years

(237) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 1:42 PM

South Carolina Police officers have been exonerated in more than 200 shootings over the past five years.

The details came in an investigation by The State late last month, but they take on new significance in light of the alleged murder of Walter Scott, an African...

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Demographics Of North Charleston Police Department Tell A Familiar Story

(90) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 11:36 AM

The South Carolina police department that employs a white patrolman accused of murdering a black man is 80 percent white in a town that has only 37 percent white residents, based on 2007 data.

The demographics take on added significance in light of newly released video that...

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Professor Under Investigation After Allegedly Sending Students Porn By Accident

(25) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 4:54 PM

Copy/paste can be a dangerous game.

WARNING: GRAPHIC language below.

Drexel University law professor Lisa McElroy is under investigation after she allegedly sent her students an email that included a link to a PornHub video entitled "SHE LOVES HER ANAL BEADS?"

The email, obtained by Above the Law,...

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Video Appears To Show Deputy Punching Pregnant Woman

(152) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 2:15 PM

A Texas woman says she was punched several times by a sheriff's deputy while she was nine-months pregnant, and claims that video evidence helps prove it.

Deanna Robinson, 38, of Quinlan, said she was assaulted by a Hunt County Sheriff's deputy on March 4 after Child Protective Services showed up...

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New Jersey Man Says DMX Robbed Him

(8) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 2:48 PM

He's sold millions of albums, but a New Jersey man said famed rapper DMX robbed him.

The victim, 21, told Newark police that he spotted the rapper outside a gas station early Sunday morning, according to the New Jersey Advance.

"The two had a brief conversation...

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Easter Egg Hunt World Record Attempt Descends Into Chaos

(27) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 1:08 PM

There were apparently some bad eggs in the crowd.

An attempt to break the record for most Easter eggs in a single hunt turned into a chaotic mess in Sacramento on Sunday, according to the Sacramento Bee.

Thousands turned out to California's capitol grounds to search for 510,000...

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Texas Prisoners Still Face Deadly Heat: Report

(9) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 11:31 AM

Inmates in Texas prisoners still face lethal heat conditions, one year after those circumstances were first uncovered, a new report found.

"The extreme, suffocating heat in Texas prisons that has claimed the lives of at least 14 inmates since 2007 does not seem to have an end in sight as...

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문밖에 부엉이 손님이 찾아왔다(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2015 | 3:24 AM

플로리다의 폰테베드라 비치에 사는 잰 스펜스 씨는 현관문을 열고 깜짝 놀랐다.

문 앞에 작은 부엉이 한 마리가 찾아와 있었기 때문이다. "놀라웠어요." 잰은 뉴욕 데일리 뉴스와의 인터뷰에서 이렇게 밝혔다. "전혀 움직이지도 않고 떡하니 서서 우리를 바라봤어요. 문 바로 앞에 서 있었는데 아주 귀여웠죠."

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동물 통제...

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Whooooo's There? Baby Owl Shows Up At Woman's Doorstep (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

(27) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 2:14 PM

Whooo would have expected this guest?

Jan Spence opened her door to find a small owl sitting at her doorstep in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida last week.

"It was amazing," Spence told the New York Daily News. "It wouldn't move. It just sat there and looked at us....

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ようこそ、マイク・タイソンの廃墟へ ここはかつての大豪邸(画像)

(1) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 7:15 AM

80年代末から90年代初めにかけて、マイク・タイソンはオハイオ州サウシントンにあったこの壮大な(派手すぎると言ってもいい)大邸宅に住んでいた。

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フィラデルフィア警察、市民に向けて過去7年で400回発砲していた

(2) Comments | Posted April 2, 2015 | 4:38 AM

ペンシルベニア州フィラデルフィアの警察官が過去7年の間に市民に向けて発砲した回数は400回にのぼると、米司法省の最新報告書で発表された。7年で400回の発砲は、平均すると週に1回発砲が起こっていることになる。

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Jose Canseco's Daughter Josie Arrested For Alleged DUI

(7) Comments | Posted April 1, 2015 | 1:16 PM

Jose Canseco's daughter was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated.

Josie Canseco, 18, was apprehended early Tuesday morning in Hollywood after she failed field sobriety tests, according to TMZ.

josie canseco

The daughter of the former Major League Baseball slugger was stopped after police...

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