Monday, July 26

Crime

airbnb, Boston, Community, Crime, home-sharing, Neighborhoods, Tech Insider, Travel, weekend BI US

An increase in Airbnb rentals is linked to more crime in some Boston neighborhoods, a new study finds

An uptick in crime in certain Boston neighborhoods appears to be linked to the introduction of Airbnb rentals, according to a study out of Northeastern University. Researchers said the uptick in violence was related to the lack of community created by the growth of short-term rentals, Boston.com first reported. Airbnb pushed back against the research in a lengthy blog post, calling it flawed. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Crime, Incarceration, Incarceration Rates, Politics, Tom Cotton

Sen. Tom Cotton said the US, which has the highest incarceration rate in the world, has an’under incarceration problem’

Sen. Tom Cotton tweeted Friday that the US has an "under incarceration problem." The US has more incarcerated people per 100,000 residents than any country on Earth. Cotton was talking about the recent spike in crime occuring in some US cities. LoadingSomething is loading. Sen. Tom Cotton said Friday that the country that incarcerates more peop...
Crime, Donald Trump, International, Politics, Thomas Barrack, United Arab Emirates

Thomas Barrack told a UAE official that Trump considered appointing him ambassador to the country and’give Abu Dhabi more power’: prosecutors

Trump considered making Thomas Barrack the UAE Ambassador, according to messages obtained by prosecutors. Prosecutors arrested Barrack Tuesday on charges of trying to influence US foreign policy on the UAE's behalf. Trump appointing Barrack would "give Abu Dhabi more power!" Barrack told a UAE official, prosecutors allege. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Bath and Body works, Crime, Florida, Miami, Retail, Weekend BI UK

A Miami store manager and dozens of shoppers were injured after being sprayed with bear repellent by a suspected candle thief, police say

A man injured at least 30 people by spraying bear mace during a suspected robbery, police said. The incident occurred at Miami International Mall in a branch of Bath and Body Works. Dozens were injured following the incident and one store manager was hospitalized. See more stories on Insider's business page. A suspect in Doral, Florida, escaped from Miami International Mall after spraying customers with bear repellent before stealing candles from a store, police said. The incident occurred on July 17 at around 4 pm EDT, according to authorities. Police said the suspect stole two bags of scented candles from homeware chain Bath an...
Crime, inside story, Jeffrey Epstein, Relationships

A behind-the-scenes look at how Insider reporters stumbled upon Jeffrey Epstein’s 2nd little black book

Grace O'Connell-Joshua: How did you come across Jeffrey Epstein's second little black book?Angela Wang: The book was found by a woman named Denise Ondayko on a Manhattan sidewalk in the mid-1990s. She was a musician living in the East Village at the time. In her telling, she was walking down Fifth Avenue and happened to be looking down. Eventually she put it in storage and rediscovered it last year while cleaning out her storage unit with a relative. The relative recognized it as Epstein's, who by then was infamous.Ondayko reached out to several media outlets but didn't hear back. She assumed the book was a copy of Epstein's previously published address book and listed it on eBay after some friends told her it might be worth ...
Crime, fast-food chain, fast-food crime, McDonald's, Retail, UK Weekend, Weekend BI UK

A McDonald’s manager had a gun pulled on them after 2 customers complained about the amount of salt on their fries

Two individuals were arrested for allegedly pointing a gun at a McDonald's manager in Texas. Police said the incident occurred after a verbal altercation about the salt on their fries. The pair were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following the incident. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Assassination, Crime, Death, Haiti, Politics, Speed desk

Haitian first lady Martine Moïse in critical condition after husband’s assassination, will be flown to Miami: diplomat

Haitian first lady Martine Moïse will be taken to a hospital in Miami to be treated following an attack on Wednesday morning in which her husband, Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated, Haiti's ambassador to the United States told Reuters and other media reporters. LoadingSomething is loading. Haiti's ambassador to the Un...
allen weisselberg, Crime, Donald Trump, manhattan district attorney, Michael Cohen, Politics, Trump Organization

Michael Cohen says the Trump Organization’s CFO should cooperate with prosecutors now that he’knows what handcuffs feel like’

Michael Cohen said Allen Weisselberg should cooperate with prosecutors after being charged Thursday. "Weisselberg now knows what handcuffs feel like as well as being placed in a cell," he told Insider. Manhattan prosecutors want the Trump Organization CFO to "flip" as part of their investigation. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
allen weisselberg, Analysis, Crime, Donald Trump, manhattan district attorney, Politics, Trump Organization

If prosecutors charge Trump’s company or one of its executives this week, the former president can still be targeted down the line

The Manhattan DA's office may soon announce charges in its investigation into the Trump Organization. Trump's personal lawyer told Politico prosecutors assured him Trump would not be personally charged. But charges against executives in a first indictment will likely strengthen a case against Trump, legal experts say. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Crime, Politics, Rudy Giuliani, trump

Trump issued a statement calling Giuliani a’great American patriot’ and the’Eliot Ness’ of his generation

Trump made a statement on Thursday in support of his former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Trump called Giuliani the "Eliot Ness" of his generation, and "one of the greatest crime fighters" in the US. Giuliani's license to practice law in New York was suspended after a court ruled he made false statements about the election. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump has come to the defense of Rudy Giuliani after the latter's license to practice law in New York was suspended on Thursday. "Can you believe that New York wants to strip Rudy Giuliani, a great American Patriot, of his law license because ...