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02.12.13 Andy Cush

The New York World created this interactive map of New York City, which compares the 2012 homicide rate of each police precinct to that of a similar international country. Astoria/Long Island City, with its 2.96 homicides per 100,000 people, is like Libya; East Harlem, with its 25 homicides per 100,000 people, is like Brazil. My […]

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01.25.13 Andy Cush

There’s an old axiom that says warm weather tends to drive more violent crime. It makes sense–people are out of their houses and interacting with each other more often, and it only follows that some of those interactions are going to be violent. This week in New York City, with its sub-20-degree temperatures, may have […]

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01.17.13 Marina Galperina

Kat Candler’s fictional short Black Metal premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and it’s now ready to watch on YouTube. That is if you’re into murder. And metal. Or short films. It’s not officially based on Varg Vikernes but it definetly deals with the mystique. After a career spent mining his music from the shadows, one fan creates […]

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11.30.12 Andy Cush

As if their bungled handling of Hurricane Sandy’s aftermath wasn’t enough, Con Ed is now going after murder victims over unpaid bills. Bay Ridge shopkeeper Mohammed Gebli was killed by serial killer Salvatore Perrone in July, and after that, his store became an active crime scene, during which time his family was unable to get […]

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11.28.12 Andy Cush

The NYPD reported that Monday, for the first time since anyone can remember, there were no reported shootings, stabbings, or slashings in all of New York City. Good news! And also a reminder of just how violent–and how big–this city can be. And after the July weekend in which seven people were separately murdered in […]

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11.09.12 Marina Galperina

Actor/artist/misc/etc James Franco has mysteriously and without commentary posted these images of his paint-splattered face, his foot and a “grizzly” (get it? get it?) teddy bear murder scene. Only, it’s not a teddy bear but some sort of stuffed psychedelic-toned bag, shaped like a giant teddy bear, sprawled across his bed. Only, it’s not a […]

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08.30.12 Marina Galperina

A mother and daughter aged 76 and 38 were stabbed to death in their apartment in Kazan, Russia between Friday and Sunday. Above the corpses, someone had scribbled “Free Pussy Riot” in a blood-looking substance yet unconfirmed by the Russian poice. It is unclear if the unknown murderer wrote the slogan, but that hasn’t stopped the entire […]

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06.12.12 Allison Burtch

“Not a day goes by that I don’t cry. We don’t sleep,” said Ramarley Graham’s father, Franclot Graham. “All we want for our son is justice.” […]

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05.25.12 Allison Burtch

Six-year-old Etan Patz vanished without a trace on May 25th, 1979 while walking from the bus to his Soho home. His disappearance sparked a nationwide protection campaign as Patz became the first missing person on a milk carton. […]

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12.29.11 Marina Galperina

The International Center of Photography’s upcoming Weegee exhibit shall be bountiful with lurid highlights from the photojournalist’s career capturing crime scenes, murder victims, homicide trials and other film noir fodder, minus the glitz. A storied New York newspaper freelancer of the 1930s and 1940s, Weegee had a brief and productively miserable time as a Hollywood […]

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