True Crime

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Brooklyn Hustler Calvin “Klein” Bacote Talks About His Former Kingpin Days With Jay Z


During the ’80s and ’90s, Calvin “Klein” Bacote was one of the most feared stick-up men in New York City. In 1989 he took a case for a teenaged Shawn Carter.

Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Italian Mob Boss Seeking Refuge in Canada Enters Deportation Hearing


In a closely guarded hearing room in Toronto an Italian grandfather arrested last summer at his suburban home north of the city was declared by an investigator with Rome’s anti-Mafia police to be the head of a powerful mob clan taking refuge in Canada.

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The Leader of the Sinoloa Cartel’s Hit Squad is a Woman? Meet Claudia Ochoa Felix


Claudia Ochoa Felix is known for her curvy figure, pouting selfies and tweets but also for alledgedly heading the world’s most ruthless gang of killers. Is she the world’s deadliest woman? Meet the ‘Kim Kardashian’ of Mexican organized crime.

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014

The Pope is Taking on the Mafia


Pope Francis on Saturday took on one of Italy’s most dangerous organised crime groups, calling it an example of “the adoration of evil” and saying Mafiosi “are excommunicated”.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Where Gun Stores Outnumber Museums and Libraries


Many readers took heart in the news last week that museums in the U.S. outnumber McDonald’s and Starbucks restaurants – combined. But like so many other quantifiable preferences that Americans have, there’s a political dimension to the affinity for museums.

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Senior Caught in Retirement Community Meth Lab Bust


A routine traffic stop in Fresno, California, led officers to a meth lab simmering in the middle of an old folks’ retirement community. See how it went down after the JUMP…

Friday, June 13th, 2014

Man Murdered Hours After Jury Mistakenly Freed Him


A career criminal who was set free Wednesday after a Fresno jury accidentally filled out a not-guilty form was killed less than an hour later when he got into an argument at his sister’s home.

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Mafia Boss Turned Informant “lost count of killings”


Camorra mafia boss turned informer Antonio Iovine tells Italian court he cannot remember all the murders he has committed during his criminal career

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Listen to an Unreleased Phone Conversation w 2pac & Monster Kody From 1995


Without even knowing it, Sanyika “Monster Kody” Shakur recorded a conversation with 2pac back in 1995 on accident thanks to his wife. Apparently the conversation happened after Monster got out of Pelican Bay State Prison in California, coinciding with Tupac’s release from Clinton Correctional Facility in New York.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Soccer’s Deadliest Fans: Brazil’s ‘Organizadas’


In a dimly lit concrete bunker on a deserted side street, not far from the Arruda soccer stadium in the Brazilian city of Recife, Paulo Cesar Cunha is holding his cell phone over his head and talking quickly. “When I leave the stadium, I hold my phone like this,” he says, his eyes glinting. “I see the police watching me, and I say come on, hit me if you want. I’m filming you. And I won’t put it down until I get to my car. It’s how I defend myself.”