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Pope John Paul II's Would-Be Assassin Lays Roses At His Tomb

4 hours agoNews : The Two-Way

In 1981, Mehmet Ali A?ca shot the pontiff twice at close range as the pope's open motorcade passed through St. Peter's Square. He was jailed for three decades before his release in 2010.

Woman Found Guilty of Euthanizing Terminally Ill Neighbor’s Dog

A Pittsburgh woman is facing up to 10 years in jail after being found guilty of stealing the dog of her cancer-stricken neighbor and then having the dog put down. Jesus, what the hell is wrong with people? Read more...

Egypt court reduces sentences for 8 men in gay wedding

An Egyptian court has reduced jail sentences given to eight men who appeared in a video at an alleged gay marriage to one year.

The Week’s Best Longreads

12 hours agoNews : The Daily Beast

Autism and Jail. The Stanford class of 1994. And can AIDS be cured? he Daily Beast picks the best journalism from around the web this week.


Dustin Diamond is the latest child actor to take a big fall. The former SAVED BY THE BELL actor was arrested for a bar stabbing incident, and reportedly still in jail, unable to afford bail money according to TMZ. His unfortunate situation leads to a few inevitable jokes….   SAVED BY THE BELL:CRIMINAL INTENT Oh, […]

Woman Jailed For Three Days After Switching Seats On Plane – Suing Airline For $5 Million

A 68-year-old woman was jailed for three days after switching seats on a flight to Seattle, and now she is suing United Airlines for $5 million. She wasn’t just jailed, but forced to remove her flight all because she tried to sit somewhere else. Show More Summary

Egypt jails Muslim Brotherhood leader

Mohamed el-Beltagy handed six-year prison term and $2,800 fine for offending judges during jailbreak trial.

Bobby Shmurda Spent Christmas In Jail, Rapper Is Still On Rikers Island

Bobby Shmurda spent Christmas in jail, his attorney has confirmed. Howard Greenberg has provided an update to The Fader on the rapper’s current plight, and even though there were rumors that his record label had posted his bail Shmurda’s lawyer admitted that wasn’t the case. Show More Summary

Upheld convictions, reduced terms for men in Egypt gay marriage video case

Eight people sentenced to three years in jail after joining an illegal gay wedding ceremony are seen behind the bars in Cairo, Egypt, on November 1, 2014. The men were found guilty of “inciting debauchery” over a video that appeared to show them celebrating a gay marriage in Cairo. Show More Summary

Teresa Giudice Goes To Watch Daughter Gia In Concert Before Prison Term Starts

Teresa Giudice is apparently going for maximum family time ahead of her 15-month jail sentence, which begins on January 5, as she stepped out with husband Joe to watch their daughter, Gia, perform at her 3KT holiday show on Friday. In...Show More Summary

Haslam's Crony Protector, Brad Martin, Pushed for David Rudd's Appointment as U of M President

Bill and Brad During a dicey political year, 2013, that found the Haslams paying $92 million to keep its Pilot J employees out of jail for fraud, Bill Haslam and Brad Martin were entirely preoccupied with scratching each other's backsides. Show More Summary

Woman Spends 3 Days In Jail Over Plane Seat Swap Gone Horribly Wrong

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The next time you think you might want to change seats on your flight, consider this cautionary tale — one woman found herself in jail for three days, after attempting to do so on a United Airlines flight. She's now suing the airline for $5 million. Read more...

Teresa Giudice In Full-On Panic Of Husband Cheating While She Serves Prison Term

Ahead of the start of her 15-month jail sentence, Teresa Giudice is said to be deeply stressed out over a number of issues, one to include the welfare of her daughters. Nonetheless, allegedly, the RHONJ reality TV star’s biggest worry...Show More Summary

Cato Scholars: Ahead of the Curve

David Boaz Congratulations to former Treasury secretary Robert Rubin, who has become concerned, as he writes in the Wall Street Journal, that The U.S. rate of incarceration, with nearly one of every 100 adults in prison or jail, is five...Show More Summary

Egyptian Men Involved in 'Gay Wedding' Video Receive One Year Prison Sentence Each

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The group of eight men arrested in Egypt for appearing in a video back in September purportedly featuring a gay marriage have had their jail sentences reduced from 3 years each to one year each by an Egyptian appeals court....

Egypt cuts jail terms in ‘gay wedding’ case

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

An Egyptian appeals court Saturday reduced jail sentences given to eight men over a gay wedding video that went viral on the Internet to one year each, from three years. Their arrests in September were part of a series of highly publicised raids targeting suspected homosexuals in the conservative...

Judge Sentences Florida Man To 30 Years In Jail For Murder Of Trans Woman

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A Florida judge has sentenced 23-year-old Kentz Louis to 30 years in prison for the 2013 murder of Florida trans woman and performer Ashley Sinclair (pictured above) reports The Advocate. The Sinclair family was present in the courtroom for the...

Former TUF Competitor Doug Sparks Arrested on Rape, Criminal Confinement Charges

Former The Ultimate Fighter Season 19 contestant Doug Sparks found himself locked in a county jail in Indiana on Saturday after allegedly committing several crimes in Bloomington, per a report by Yahoo Sports. Sparks reportedly forced...Show More Summary

Turkish teen accused of insulting Erdogan freed, but could still get 4 years

ANKARA, Turkey — A high school student who was jailed for allegedly insulting Turkey's leader was released from custody on Friday after his arrest caused uproar and intensified fears that Turkey under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is...Show More Summary

Dustin Diamond: Arrested In Switchblade Fight To Protect Wife At Wisconsin Bar

Dustin Diamond, aka Screech, is in jail. According to TMZ, the man best known for his role on Saved By the Bell was arrested for pulling out a switchblade, leaving police no choice but to charge him with reckless behavior. AccordingShow More Summary

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