Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

There’s a fascinating and chilling writeup in Rolling Stone about the online sleuths who were hunting Luka Magnotta for uploading a video of himself killing kittens, BEFORE he went on to kill a Chinese college student. They figured out his identity and location and went to police and animal welfare officials with their evidence, only to be told they wouldn’t mobilize because his victims were cats. The article points out the correlation between animal abuse and serial killers. Perhaps most infuriating of all was Magnotta’s motivation for pretty much everything he did in his adult life: a desire to be famous, or infamous. Read the entire thing here.

If you only read one news article today, it should be this New Yorker piece about the murder of Guatemalan attorney Rodrigo Rosenberg.

Mea Culpa

Posted: March 13, 2009 in Economy
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madoff

As expected, Bernard Madoff pleaded guilty to all 11 criminal counts during his hearing and went to jail immediately after it was over.

But to get a sense of how vast and deliberate his scheme was, read his statement to the court. Absolutely mind-boggling stuff.