Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Police tweet heartwarming Valentine’s day threat

A poetic tweet from police in Edinburgh, Scotland, just in time for Valentine’s day, serves at once to entertain and warn anyone thinking of committing a crime. Rose are red, Violets are blue, If you commit a crime on Valentine’s day …

Photo: Banned toileting behaviour at Sochi Oylmpics

Let’s face it, when trying to get large numbers of people from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds to follow one set of rules, you simply cannot have enough signage. Toilet signage tweeted by snowboarder Sebastian Toutant from the Sochi Olympics would seem to prove this point, but what does it say?

Why do people tweet from mass shootings?’s Jeffrey Hartinger ponders why the urge to tweet from the scene of a tragedy overwhelms some people.

VIDEO: Teen Microwaves Kitten

Two Maine teens sparked Internet outrage when they filmed themselves microwaving a kitten and posted the video online.

UK: Twitter Rape Threats Lead to Arrest, Investigation

Journalist Caroline Criado-Perez and British Government official Stella Creasy were harassed on Twitter yesterday after spearheading a campaign to place author Jane Austen be placed on the £10 note.

Fake Twitter Account Seeks to Capitalize on Boston Tragedy

Following yesterday’s horrific events, the city of Boston has seen an outpouring of good will from around the country. But as always, there is someone ready to take advantage of people’s good intentions in a tragic situation.

Winnipeg Murder Suspect Kept Tweeting Until his Arrest

From our friends at the Daily Dot: A murder suspect showed a brazen attitude as he continued to tweet about drug use and taunt law enforcement in the months between his alleged crime and his arrest.

He’s the Hero Florida Deserves

Who would put a bullet in the oven? Florida man! Who would drive drunk with a monkey in his truck? Florida man! Who would shoot his girlfriend because he thought she was a hog? FLORIDA MAN!

Did Pistorius Really Mistake his Girlfriend for an Intruder?

Investigators aren’t talking about what went down when South African Olympic great Oscar Pistorius shot his girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. But at least one report says that Pistorius shot Reeva Steenkamp from behind a closed bathroom door. Could Pistorius have mistaken his girlfriend for an intruder in a country with one of the highest homicide rates in the world?