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Jo Cox MP dead after shooting attack - BBC News
Content warning: news about a violent death.

Same link as previous, but BBC had updated the story after her death, didn't want anyone to click through without knowing.
politics  crime  death  violence  UK  Westminster 
june 2016 by FearMeForIAmPink
Sir Terry Pratchett dies aged 66
My immediate reaction? ᴛɪᴍᴇ ғᴏʀ ᴀ ɴɪᴄᴇ ᴄᴜᴘ ᴏғ ᴛᴇᴀ
death  literature  sad  fantasy  news 
march 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
The US definition of a hate crime
Possibly interesting to some people reading this, I'm curious how this differs from the UK definition. Interesting that some major stuff doesn't get prosecuted as such, because they're already going to get life imprisonment or execution, and the prosecutor doesn't want to have to prove the hate crime element as well
Interesting  crime  law  bigotry  USA  religion  death 
february 2015 by FearMeForIAmPink
How do you counter-protest those calling for less police brutality, less deaths of black people to them?
Get a bunch of white guys to wear hoodies saying "I can breathe", apparently. Seriously, what the fuck? How do they think that makes any kind of point bar privilege?
what-the-everliving-fuck  USA  police  crime  culture  protest  death  people-suck 
december 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Turkey mine disaster: grief turns to rage as hopes of finding survivors fade
Prime Minister uses examples from Victorian England to argue "These things happen."
death  Turkey  mining  health-and-safety  politics  disaster 
may 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Black death was not spread by rat fleas, say researchers | Science | The Observer
'Evidence from skulls in east London shows plague had to have been airborne to spread so quickly'
Interesting  death  health  disease  history  London 
march 2014 by FearMeForIAmPink
Texas, other death penalty states scramble for lethal injection drugs - CNN.com
'A federal civil complaint in Texas claims the defendants may have falsified prescriptions, lied to pharmacies and perhaps even broken the law, but they're not drug runners. They're officials from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, responsible for executing death row inmates.'
law  crime  death  death-penalty  USA  drugs 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Man Dies Mysteriously After Opening Box Labeled 'Pandora'
'An official inquest into the mysterious death of Jason Airey was unable to determine exactly what led the 37-year-old to suddenly stop living shortly after opening a container inscribed with the words "Pandora's box."'
wtf  weird  UK  news  death  Do-Not-Open-The-Box  You-Must-Not-Read-From-The-Book! 
november 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Skepchick | Facebook Says a Page about Murdering a Feminist Isn’t Harassment
Until people start reporting it en masse, at which point suddenly it disappears…
bigotry  death  facebook  fail  sexism  social  media 
october 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
No, Texas Law Does Not Say You Can Shoot an Escort Who Refuses to Have Sex
Analysis piece argues that the jury likely acquit because the defence argued that shooter fired at tires, and a fragment hit the escort, making it manslaughter not murder, with neither prosecution or judge giving the jury the option to convict on that.
law  prostitution  posttofacebook  USA  news  crime  death  comment  via-Andrew-Ducker 
june 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Not to Die.
When my mother was dying, her knowledge of the health system meant she could make her choices with open eyes and understanding. And I think we are better at having The Conversation here than they are in the US. But it's still something worth considering.
life  death  interesting  health  medicine  healthcare 
may 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
KGB man will not assist British inquest into Alexander Litvinenko - Telegraph
'chief suspect in the poisoning of former Russian security services officer Alexander Litvinenko has withdrawn cooperation from the inquest into his death and accused Scotland Yard of political bias.'
politics  espionage  crime  death  poison  UK  Russia  interesting 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Sailor recalls 1968 North Korean capture of USS Pueblo
'Its crew were held prisoner by North Korea for exactly 11 months before being released.'
death  North-Korea  interesting  war  military 
march 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Gorilla Sales Skyrocket After Latest Gorilla Attack | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
'Following the events of last week, in which a crazed western lowland gorilla ruthlessly murdered 21 people in a local shopping plaza after escaping from the San Diego Zoo, sources across the country confirmed Thursday that national gorilla sales have since skyrocketed.'
via-theweaselking  posttofacebook  animals  death  guns  ouch  amusing  The-Onion  parody 
january 2013 by FearMeForIAmPink
Swedish woman charged for sexing herself with human skeletons
Warning: It's a story who gets off on bones. Nothing more explicit shown than her licking a skull, but still, not for everyone and possibly not for viewing at work.
semi-nsfw  posttofacebook  death  sex  weird  wtf 
november 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Outrage at CIA's deadly 'double tap' drone attacks - Americas - World - The Independent
'initial strikes are now followed up by further missiles in a tactic which lawyers and campaigners say is killing an even greater number of civilians. The tactic has cast such a shadow of fear over strike zones that rescuers often wait for hours before daring to visit the scene of an attack.'
posttofacebook  Pakistan  CIA  USA  wtf  death  military  terrorism  War-on-Terror  war  news 
september 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Quietus | News | Dave Mustaine: Obama "Staging" Shootings
Megadeth frontman says "Back in my country, my president... he's trying to pass a gun ban, so he's staging all of these murders, like the 'Fast And Furious' thing down at the border... Aurora, Colorado, all the people that were killed there... and now the beautiful people at the Sikh temple."
politics  death  USA  law  posttofacebook  guns  guns-guns-guns  music  heavy-metal  wtf  interesting 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Our Presidents • “In Event of Moon Disaster”, July 18, 1969. White...
'White House speechwriter, William Safire, was asked to write a speech that President Nixon would make in case the Apollo 11 astronauts were stranded on the Moon.

It was never delivered, and this speech was quietly tucked away into Nixon’s records.'
space  politics  death  life  interesting 
august 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
5 Great Movie Scenes Made Possible by Reckless Endangerment | Cracked.com
Next time you watch Inglourious Basterds; the giant swastika that crashes to the floor in the floor in the fire at the end? That was held up on thick steel cables that were meant to keep it up, but which instead melted in the heat of the barely under control blaze that happened when they filmed that scene.
posttofacebook  post  injury  death  dangerous  interesting  movies  film  cracked 
july 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death | World news | The Guardian
Groundbreaking Columbia law school study sets out in shocking detail the flaws that led to Carlos DeLuna's execution in 1989
posttofacebook  post  guardian  death-penalty  death  fail  law  USA  crime 
may 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Heresy Corner: A war crime
The Mail [about a week ago] contains a brief but chilling account of a war crime.
death  Daily-Mail  journalism  crime  war  via-Andrew-Ducker 
march 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The picture that shames Italy - Europe - World - The Independent
2 Roma kids drown (lifeguards tried to save them). Then, everyone got back to sunbathing and swimming, the bodies still there.
posttofacebook  children  racism  culture  Italy  water  sea  death  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Day MLK Died - Photo Gallery - LIFE
LIFE photographer … had unfettered access to the hotel grounds, Dr. King's room, and the surrounding area.
discrimination  racism  posttofacebook  death  history  photography  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Dead Teen Sued for Losing Control of Flying Body Parts | The Stir
'an appeals court in Illinois recently ruled that a woman is allowed to sue a dead teen's estate for injuries caused by his flying body parts.'

The argument for it is in the private healthcare situation of the USA, it becomes much more necessary to sue when your injuries are caused by another person.
ouch  law  injury  death  dude...  news 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News — Q&A;: Assisted suicide
'A group of experts have called for a change in the law to allow assisted suicide.'
medicine  health  death  life  law  politics  news  interesting 
january 2012 by FearMeForIAmPink
Belgium attack: grenades thrown at bus-stop in Liège - live updates | News | guardian.co.uk
At least one person has been killed and about a dozen others injured after a series of explosions in the Belgian city of Liège, according to media reports.
violence  terrorism  dude...  death  important 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
London Dungeon Skeleton Turns Out To Be Genuine | Londonist
'Another week, another skeleton unearthed in London, this time not from the closet of a cabinet politician. A body in the London Dungeon has turned out to be real!'
interesting  amusing  death  London 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
How Doctors Die « Zócalo Public Square
'It’s not a frequent topic of discussion, but doctors die, too. And they don’t die like the rest of us. What’s unusual about them is not how much treatment they get compared to most Americans, but how little. '
interesting  life  death  medicine  healthcare  health  culture 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Salish Sea human foot discoveries - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
'Since August 2007, twelve detached human feet have been discovered on the coasts of the Salish Sea in British Columbia (Canada) and Washington (United States). The feet belong to five men, one woman, and two other persons of unknown gender, the two left feet having been matched with two of the right feet. As of July 2011, only four feet of three persons have been identified; it is not known to whom the rest of the feet belong. In addition, a hoax "foot" was planted on Vancouver Island.'
interesting  weird  wtf  death 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Should animals be stunned before slaughter?
'The slaughter of conscious animals was widely abandoned in the 20th Century and is now practised mainly in the Jewish and Muslim communities. Consumers increasingly expect animals to be stunned before death - but would banning other slaughter methods be an unacceptable violation of religious rights?'
interesting  religion  cruelty  death  food 
december 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Man charged with attempting to assassinate President Obama | World news | guardian.co.uk
'Prosecutors charge 21-year-old White House shooting suspect Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez with attempted assassination'
crime  death  politics  USA  news 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Two rhino species 'extinct' - Telegraph
the Western Black Rhino could soon be joined by the Northern White Rhino of central Africa which is “possibly extinct” and the Javan Rhino which is “probably extinct.”
animals  death  :(  extinction  wildlife  money  crime 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Malaria: The beginning of the end? - Science - News - The Independent
You wait for years for a breakthrough in the battle against malaria, and then two come along in two weeks.
interesting  science  death  disease  health  medicine  via-Andrew-Ducker 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Garden Law - Garden Burial
'It is possible to bury a loved one in your garden. The law is contained in the Burial Laws Amendment Act 1880.'
interesting  death 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Jasha Lottin, Oregon Woman, Took Nude Photos Inside Horse Carcass (PHOTOS)
"…Once the couple shot and gutted the horse, 21-year-old Lottin took off her clothing, climbed inside the carcass and took photos."
NSFW, bloody, dead horse content.
wtf  weird  death  animals  photos 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
BBC News - Self-extinguishing cigarettes and other curious little safety inventions
'In Europe, "self-extinguishing" cigarettes are about to become law but where do they stand in the pantheon of safety innovations?'
interesting  science  life  death 
november 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
Art Spiegelman: 'Auschwitz became for us a safe place' | Books | The Observer
Art Spiegelman's Maus was published 25 years ago, and to celebrate the anniversary he has created a companion volume. Here he talks about his struggle to get published and his difficult relationship with his father, the hero of the book
interesting  comics  holocaust  art  war  death 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Escapist : Extra Punctuation: Death in Videogames
'The fact that there's no way to die in Kirby's Epic Yarn sparks the old debate in my mind as to whether or not dying needs to be a mandatory risk in every game (save Cooking Mama, I guess, but one could argue that the look in her eyes when you fail to stir the pot on time implies your impending murder).'
interesting  gaming  geeky  death  computers 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
The Web of Evil - BREAKING
'REPORTS: GADDAFI “ARRESTED”, “SHOT”, “ESCAPED”, “REINSTATED”, “PREGNANT”, “NEW HEAD OF THE IMF”, “DEFINITELY DECAPITATED” AND “BECOME MORE POWERFUL THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLE IMAGINE”
amusing  war  Libya  death 
october 2011 by FearMeForIAmPink
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