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Cops Arrest Wall Street Protesters on Obscure Centuries-Old Mask-Wearing Charges

By Sarah Seltzer | Sourced from AlterNet It seems that the NYPD has invoked some obscure old-school laws to help break up the relatively unthreatening “Occupy Wall Street” protests happening downtown. So far, causes of arrests have included such dangerous

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Tunisia: Police Brutally Disperses Peaceful Protesters

Tunisian police brutally dispersed protesters outside the headquarters of the Cabinet yesterday (July 15). The protesters were calling for reform and were planning to launch a third sit-in at Kasbah square, which is the epicenter of protests in the Tunisian

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Feb 22, 2006: Gang Commits Largest Robbery in British History

In the early morning hours of February 22, 2006, a gang of at least six men, some of them armed, steal £53 million from the Securitas bank depot in Kent, Great Britain. It was the largest such theft in British

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Feb 3, 1780: Early American Mass Murder Changes Common Perceptions of Crime

In one of the most famous crimes of post-Revolution America, Barnett Davenport commits an awful mass murder in rural Connecticut. Caleb Mallory, his wife, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren were killed in their home by their boarder, Davenport. Davenport, born in

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