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The only way to protect yourself from 'The Purge'? Money

Jun 7, 2013
A futuristic horror film called "The Purge" opens at the box office this weekend and to survive the horror, you have to have... enough money.
Posted In: movies, film, Crime

Convicted of a violent crime? Senate proposes food stamp cutoff

May 27, 2013
Democrats in the Senate agreed to an amendment that would ban anyone ever convicted of certain violent crimes from receiving SNAP food stamps -- for their entire lives.
Posted In: SNAP, food stamps, Crime

ATM heist reveals vulnerabilities in global security

May 10, 2013
A band of thieves working across two dozen countries has made off with $45 million. The caper reveals serious vulnerabilities in the banking system
Posted In: ATM, Crime, cybercrime

Thieves stole $45 million in global ATM heist

May 10, 2013
Forget bank heist movies with ski masks and safe cracking. These thieves were high tech.
Posted In: ATM, Crime, cybercrime

New York City cyber thieves loot $45 million

May 9, 2013
The thieves also hit up 2,000 ATMs in Manhattan in a single day.
Posted In: bank, ATM, Crime

Jodi Arias trial is a big revenue generator for media

May 2, 2013
The high-profile prosecution of a Phoenix-area woman has cost taxpayers nearly $1.7 million in legal fees. But local and national media outlets have seen a ratings boost due to the coverage.
Posted In: Jodi Arias, Crime, Law, media, news media

Want a side of security with that waffle?

Mar 26, 2013
A Waffle House restaurant in a rough Atlanta neighborhood adds a surcharge for a security guard.
Posted In: Atlanta, Waffle House, Crime, restaurants

Philadelphia collects court debt decades later

Dec 20, 2012
Since 2010, the courts of Philadelphia have embarked on a massive debt collection from ex-offenders. It’s an attempt to collect on $1.5 billion in old fees, fines and forfeited bail owed to the criminal justice system.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, prison, Crime, debt, Philadelphia

Deportees get a one-way plane ticket to Mexico City

Dec 10, 2012
The U.S. spent a lot of money to fly Mexican detainees back to the interior of their country, instead of dropping them off just south of the Mexican border. Did it work?
Posted In: Mexico, deportation, Crime, Immigration

Web pioneer John McAfee caught in murder mystery

Nov 13, 2012
One of the father's of modern anti-virus software, John McAfee, is a suspect in a Belize murder. Jeff Wise discusses the exclusive story on McAfee he recently wrote for Gizmodo.
Posted In: computer virus, McAfee, murder, Crime

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