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November 21, 2013
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October 24, 2013
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October 10, 2013
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July 17, 2013
Accused kidnapper Ariel Castro has pleaded not guilty to 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape on Wednesday, even as prosecutors filed the new indictment which nearly tripled the total number of charges from the original 329-count filing. Castro remains incarcerated on an $8 million bond, and is expected to return to court for the beginning of his trial on August 5. (Photo via The Guardian) source

Accused kidnapper Ariel Castro has pleaded not guilty to 512 counts of kidnapping and 446 counts of rape on Wednesday, even as prosecutors filed the new indictment which nearly tripled the total number of charges from the original 329-count filing. Castro remains incarcerated on an $8 million bond, and is expected to return to court for the beginning of his trial on August 5. (Photo via The Guardian) source

14:50 // 9 months ago
July 15, 2013
Every time we’d go down the street, he’d turn back around. Then … we [would] follow him.
15-year old Lancaster, Pa. resident Temar Boggs • Discussing how he (along with his friend Chris Garcia) managed to successfully trail a man who attempted to kidnap a five-year-old girl last week. The duo, using their bikes to chase after him, eventually forced the kidnapper to let the girl, Jocelyn Rojas, go.
12:41 // 9 months ago
May 22, 2013

Egyptian hostages freed from Sinai captivity on Wednesday

  • 7 Egyptian security force members have been released by their captors, one week after the six police men and single border guard were kidnapped in the Sinai desert. The release apparently came without negotiations, and in response to the perpetrators’ fear of an armed encounter with police, according to Egyptian officials. source
18:25 // 11 months ago
May 15, 2013
Attorneys for Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping and imprisoning three women and a child for periods ranging from six to eleven years, say he will plead not guilty to the kidnapping and rape charges he faces. Strangely, they also seem to admit that Castro fathered the six-year-old child found with Amanda Berry and two other women last week, telling WKYC-TV that Castro loves his child “dearly.” (Photo via The Guardian) source

Attorneys for Ariel Castro, the man accused of kidnapping and imprisoning three women and a child for periods ranging from six to eleven years, say he will plead not guilty to the kidnapping and rape charges he faces. Strangely, they also seem to admit that Castro fathered the six-year-old child found with Amanda Berry and two other women last week, telling WKYC-TV that Castro loves his child “dearly.” (Photo via The Guardian) source

14:30 // 11 months ago
August 13, 2012

Somali pirate sentenced for his role in the abduction of American tourists

  • 12 life sentences were given to Mohammad Saaili Shibin source

» Backstory: Shibin was arrested last year after he, and three other Somali pirates, seized a German merchant ship and an American-owned yacht. All four U.S. citizens onboard the yacht were killed, and crew members from the German ship were tortured in an effort to increase the demanded ransom. While Shibin did not kill the Americans himself, and did not face murder/manslaughter charges, he was found guilty of 15 charges including piracy and kidnapping.

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17:06 // 1 year ago
July 16, 2012
If my uncle gets 50 years (in prison), they will stay with me for 50 years. If they release him, I will release them. Tomorrow I will kidnap other nationalities and their embassies will be notified for the whole world to know.
Kidnapper Jirmy Abu-Masuh • In a statement given to the Associated Press, explaining why he has abducted and threatened to kill 61-year-old pastor Michel Louis, 39-year-old Lisa Alphonse, and 28-year-old Haytham Ragab. Abu-Masuh forced the two Americans off a tour bus at gun point on Friday, and decided to kidnap Ragab as well to translate when necessary. While officials believe they will be able to negotiate a peaceful end to the situation, time may not be on their side. According to Louis’ son Jean, Michel has diabetes and could need medical attention very soon. “We’re in good spirits because we know the God that we serve is in control of the matter,” Jean Louis said in a press conference on the matter. source (viafollow)
17:31 // 1 year ago
August 24, 2011
"Girls Gone Wild" founder accused of assault (again)
Noted sleazeball Joe Francis is in trouble with the law again. This time, the “Girls Gone Wild” founder and accused rapist is charged with false imprisonment and assault, and could serve five years in jail if convicted (it wouldn’t be his first time). The allegation: Three women entered Francis’ limo, believing he was giving them a ride to their car. When it became clear that they were actually headed to Francis’ home, they tried to get out, but Francis’ bodyguard, posing as a sheriff, prevented them from leaving. Once they arrived at the gated compound, Francis tried to pull one women away from her friends; when she resisted, he grabbed her by the throat and started slamming her head against a tile floor. This seems to be Francis’ modus operandi; two years ago, he was caught on video grabbing a woman by the hair and dragging her through a night club after she accidentally spilled a drink on him. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)  source
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Noted sleazeball Joe Francis is in trouble with the law again. This time, the “Girls Gone Wild” founder and accused rapist is charged with false imprisonment and assault, and could serve five years in jail if convicted (it wouldn’t be his first time). The allegation: Three women entered Francis’ limo, believing he was giving them a ride to their car. When it became clear that they were actually headed to Francis’ home, they tried to get out, but Francis’ bodyguard, posing as a sheriff, prevented them from leaving. Once they arrived at the gated compound, Francis tried to pull one women away from her friends; when she resisted, he grabbed her by the throat and started slamming her head against a tile floor. This seems to be Francis’ modus operandi; two years ago, he was caught on video grabbing a woman by the hair and dragging her through a night club after she accidentally spilled a drink on him. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)  source

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