Tag Archives: Law/Crime

Where Is Technology When You Need It Part XIV

By | March 7, 2006

This has absolutely nothing to do with technology, except that surely there’s some technology to prevent this kind of outburst of law enforcement official mastication by members of the post-death personal care industry? From Reuters: Hearse driver arrested for biting policeman:  BERLIN (Reuters) – A drunken hearse driver has been arrested in the western German town of Krefeld… Read More »

Cash With a Human Face

By | February 19, 2006

Here’s a useful innovation for foiling scammers stealing money from ATMs with their heads covered to avoid identification: a system which “can distinguish between someone whose face is covered or uncovered, and only grant access to those who bare their faces.” No face, no dosh According to Taiwan’s Central News Agency (no story URL available; first paragraph here),… Read More »

Unconscious Bandit Suspect Scratches Self

By | January 24, 2006

This news is not new, it’s not technology related, and it’s not particularly nice, but I like the way it’s written (thanks, Johnny). From The Post Online (Cameroon): Mob Justice In Bali:Three Suspects Lynched: Mob Justice In Bali:Three Suspects Lynched By Peterkins Manyong The third of the four suspect bandits dragged out of the police cell in Bali… Read More »

The Lego Scam

By | November 27, 2005

A man after my own heart: AP reports that a man has been arrested accused of stealing a truck full of Lego: A 40-year-old man is behind bars, accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars of a toy geared toward the 6-and-up crowd: Legos. To haul away the evidence, agents working for the U.S. Postal Inspector said… Read More »

The End Of ‘Weaselboy’

By | November 17, 2005

Weaselboy is behind bars: ‘Weaselboy’ jailed for internet scam  A computer obsessive nicknamed Weaselboy was jailed for six years yesterday for an elaborate internet scam that earned him more than £1.5 million. Still only 23 years old, Peter Francis-Macrae boasted that he could bring the country’s economy to its knees by crashing computer systems. He also threatened to… Read More »