These are the many stories I’ve followed. How about you?
Did Ariel Castro commit suicide or die due to auto-erotic asphyxiation. I highly doubted the latter and so did the Coroner:
“I did the autopsy myself. I saw the ligature. I saw the pictures of the cell…It was a suicide…There were no signs that he was sexually stimulated…And his pants may have slipped off while he was hanging…”
11-Year Old Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Murder Classmate
An 11-year old has been found guilty of a murder plot. The judge in the case said that it is the “most serious of his career.”
“During an interview, school counselor Debbie Rogers testified the accused said he was planning to stab the girl to death because she was “really annoying” and the second boy was to aim the gun at anyone who tried to intervene. Rogers said Friday she saw no evidence of the boy experiencing delusions the day the gun and knife were discovered.”
His conspiracy conviction is considered a felony in the state of Washington.
Are people with certain personality traits more susceptible to phishing scams?
New York researchers say yes.
They sampled 100 undergraduate psychology students, most of whom were engineering and science majors. They were questioned about their online habits and beliefs and what they share online with others.
“We were surprised to see that 17 percent of our targets were successfully phished–and this was a group with considerable computer knowledge.”
According to the researchers, most were women who were categorized as “neurotic.”
Keep in mind that undergrad students are not representative of the majority of people in this country. It’s difficult to generalize this study to the broader population.
On a related note, apparently spiders have distinct personalities, according to one University of Pittsburgh researcher.
NFL will fine Brandon Marshall for wearing green shoes to support Mental Health Awareness week.
Brandon Marshall was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder which is a rare condition among men.
Travis Waldon of Think Progress asks: “Is there really a problem with a professional football player drawing attention to mental health issues?”
Apparently the NFL sees it as a problem. They worry if they let Marshall pay tribute to a cause then everyone will want to do it.
Tragic Rape Story
The internet activist group Anonymous released a statement Monday telling a town to “expect us” if action isn’t taken to prosecute two teens who allegedly raped two girls.
If you have not read about this case, read the in-depth details here.
The basic facts:
“A high school senior had sex with Coleman’s 14-year-old daughter, another boy did the same with her daughter’s 13-year-old friend, and a third student video-recorded one of the bedding scenes. Interviews and evidence initially supported the felony and misdemeanor charges that followed.”
Two months later the charges were dropped. The victims were chased out-of-town. One had her home burned down, even after moving 40 miles away.
The NSA is Harvesting Your Address Books
That according to the Washington Post. They have the PowerPoint to prove it.