Paul Gascoigne Charged With Sexual Assault By Touching Following Train Incident

Watching Gazza fail has been almost- almost - as bad as watching the decline of George Best those decades before. The latest installment in the saga has been that Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexual assault. This follows...

New Chief Prosecutor – Don’t Look For The Evidence Rapists Might Be Innocent

That looks like a fairly incendiary headline but that does seem to be what the new head of the Crown Prosecution Service is insisting - that the system should no longer look for the evidence that accused rapists might...

Here’s Social Media Addiction – Thousand Oaks Gunman Stopped Shooting To Post To Instagram

Here's a new standard by which we're going to have to judge social media addiction - the Thousand Oaks gunman stopped in the middle of his rampage in order to post to Instagram. Somehow the children having short attention...

Does Thousand Oaks Prove The Need For Gun Control? Not Really

A useful guide to public policy is that laws passed in haste after public disasters will themselves turn out to be somewhere between useless and disasters. Mature and considered mulling is a necessary, but not sufficient, base for public...

Assaulting 1,000 Women Seems A Bit Of An Overestimate

A story out of he US which is both horrific and also an interesting test of the numeracy of our journalistic class. That second being perhaps not all that great. A California surgeon and his girlfriend have been charged with...

Pick The Truth Out Of These Crime Statistics Over Stalking

It's obvious enough that there really are stalkers out there. People who obsessively follow and interfere with the lives of others. It's equally obvious that this should - at some limit at least - be a crime and one...

The Long Feet of The Law

Dubai police are testing a new device to assist them in the fight against crime, and it is one that police in the UK might make use of.  It is the police hoverbike, designed by Hoversurf. The police hoverbike will...

Quite Delightful – Thief Pays Waitress With Her Own Stolen Credit Card

There are indeed master criminals out there and we never hear of them because they're, you know, clever enough to be master criminals. My own bribery of government officials was done in a time and place when it was...

But, But, What Epidemic Of French Suicides Can Orange Executives Be Responsible For?

Over in France several former executives of Orange, France Telecom as was, are up for trial over causing suicides. This is all about the fairly brutal restructuring required at the company in the 00s. Some of those employees forced...

Elizabeth Holmes Of Theranos Hit With Criminal Charges – Yes, Of Wire Fraud

Elizabeth Holmes, and her sidekick, have just been hit with criminal charges over in the US. Which seems reasonable enough, given that they raised $700 million in funding for something that never was going to work and, objectively at...

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