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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days… Alabama: Pastor Barry Albert Cook charged with sexual abuse and torture of a child.South Carolina: Pastor Jonathan Roberts charged with felonious theft of church money.New York: Father Thomas Kreiser charged with using $25K in church donations for online gambling.Wisconsin: Pastor Philip Caminiti charged with eight felony counts of child abuse for beating children as young …

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DNA Spray

A business district in Amsterdam has begun using “DNA spray,” an adhesive mist triggered by store clerks, motion detectors, or by remote camera surveillance operators during a robbery or holdup. Chemical markers injected into the mist identify the precise time and location of the incident. “The procedure is simple: during a holdup a nebula of invisible liquid with a synthetic …

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This Week In Holy Crimes

Over the last seven days… New York: Pastor Michael Clare charged with first degree rape of 12 year-old girl.South Carolina: Pastor Ronald Satterfield charged with running a $3.3M Ponzi scheme that wiped out dozens of his congregants.Texas: Pastor Larry Gene Martin charged with aggravated sexual assault on a 12 year-old girl.Texas: Pastor Randy Carl Russell charged with making a terrorist …

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TEXAS: Austin Cops Indifferent To Gay-Bashing Of Two Men

On Christmas night two gay men were attacked outside an Austin, Texas gay bar as dozens of onlookers did nothing. The victims say that responding police seemed indifferent to the attack.

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CNN Doesn’t Have A Closet?

I shouldn’t joke, pretty much everybody I know has had their bike stolen in the last year. Personally, I won’t buy a lock or a chain because that way I won’t be tempted to leave my bike on the street.

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Seventeen Attorneys General Demand That Craigslist Remove Its Hooker Ads

Saying that the site is enabling prostitution and child trafficking, a coalition of 17 state Attorneys General are demanding that Craigslist remove its adult services section. “Only Craigslist has the power to stop these ads before they are even published,” Kansas attorney general Steve Six said in a statement. “Sadly, they are completely unwilling to do so.” The joint letter …

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Giuliani’s Daughter Busted Shoplifting

Rudy Giuliani’s 20 year-old daughter Caroline was busted on NYC’s Upper East Side yesterday when she tried to shoplift cosmetics from a Sephora. She was allegedly caught by a store security camera shoplifting five cosmetics items worth more than $100 — including Aqua Cream, Dior Skinflash Primer, Bliss hydroderm cream, a rollerball funnel and a hairnet — and escorted out …

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Pink Cars Get Stolen The Least

According to a study of stolen cars, painting your ride pink is more effective than just about any theft-deterrent system. “A study in the Netherlands illustrates car thieves’ preferences. From 2004-2008, the most commonly colored vehicle stolen was black. This may be because black vehicles look more luxurious. Following close behind black were gray/silver automobiles. Of the 109 pink cars …

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SAN FRANCISCO: Two Shot During Pink Saturday Shooting Vigil

Two people were shot last night at a memorial vigil for the young man shot to death at San Francisco’s Pink Saturday street party in the Castro. The shooting was reported at about 8 p.m. near the intersection of Third Street and Quesada Avenue during a neighborhood vigil being held for 19-year-old Stephen Powell, who was shot and killed Saturday …

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AZ Gov. Jan Brewer Admits Crime Is Down, But Blames Immigrants Anyway

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer acknowledges that violent crime is actually down in her state, but goes right on to blame immigrants anyway. Loony tunes.

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California Man Busted For Preying On Gay Men Via Craigslist

California prosecutors have arrested a man they dubbed “the gay bandit” after he allegedly robbed numerous gay men he met through the M4M section on Craigslist. A convicted felon accused of targeting gay men who were looking for dates online was charged with kidnapping, robbery, carjacking and other crimes in Superior Court Monday. Angel Pena Ayala, 24, who was on …

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2009: Fewest NYC Murders In History

In 2009, NYC saw the fewest number of murders since comparable records began being kept. The city’s police department says the 2009 year-end total was 466, down from 523 in 2008 and 496 the year before. It’s the fewest since comparable records were kept in the 1960s. Overall crime is down in the city 11 percent from last year and …

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The Deadliest City In The World?

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Memphis: Vandals Destroy National Coming Out Day Billboard

A billboard marking next month’s National Coming Out Day was ripped down by Memphis vandals, leaving only the previous ad for a Patti LaBelle event visible. The Triangle Journal reports: The billboard, which contained a picture of community member Tim Smith dressed in his marine uniform proclaiming “I’m gay, and I defended your freedom,” was completely torn from the Clear …

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There Can Be Only One

Baltimore police are mulling filing charges against a John Hopkins University student who killed an intruder in his garage with a samurai sword. Two laptops and a Sony PlayStation had been stolen by burglars Monday from the home, on University Parkway just blocks from the school, said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. Early Tuesday, one of the four Hopkins students who …

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Don’t Steal Bikes, Bro

Gothamist tips us to this clip of two NYC bike messengers confronting a man who was allegedly caught trying to steal their bikes. According to witnesses, the man was spotted in the act of drilling the bikes’ locks. What followed is street justice, NYC-style, and I imagine that the alleged thief might have a case for assault, although I’m unclear …

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Gay FL Cop Charged With Sex Crimes

UPDATE: Father Tony points out that despite the wording of the below Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel story, Bleiweiss’ arrest report (PDF) makes it very clear that he was the one performing the oral sex, not his victims. The arrest report reads like a very, very bad porn script and may be NSFW. Openly gay Broward County sheriff’s deputy Jonathan Bleiwiess, 29, …

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Rhode Island: Four Lesbians Arrested For Assault On Anti-Gay Catholics

Rhode Island police have arrested three young women and a female minor for assaulting a group of anti-gay Catholic activists who were protesting same-sex marriage. Red-sashed members of the American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family, and Property were waving anti-gay signs at a Warwick intersection when the women stopped to confront them. The salsa and eggs stopped flying, …

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Neigh Means Neigh

A horse is a horse, of course, of course. Except when she’s an irresistible hottie like Sugar. A South Carolina man was charged with having sex with a horse after the animal’s owner caught the act on videotape, then staked out the stable and caught him at shotgun point, authorities said Wednesday. But this wasn’t the first time Rodell Vereen …

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Arrested: All Of New Jersey

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