Hannah Anderson Found Alive After FBI Kills Kidnapping Suspect

The law enforcement search for James Lee DiMaggio, the man accused of kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson from San Diego County, ended like a scene lifted out of the Manhunter reel yesterday when FBI agents shot and killed DiMaggio in, the LA Times explains with an ominous flourish, “the Idaho wilderness.”… » 8/11/13 12:00pm 8/11/13 12:00pm

A Guide to Understanding the Increasingly Convoluted Petraeus Sex…

Twenty to thirty thousand emails, shirtless photos, illicit sex ("under" a desk, no less): are we sure the Petraeus scandal isn't actually a viral marketing campaign for the next season of Gossip Girl? If you haven't been paying attention to the still-developing drama (we're expecting a secret pregnancy to break this… » 11/13/12 11:40am 11/13/12 11:40am

FBI Works With Cruise Lines to Bury Reports of Rapes at Sea

Our mental images of cruises usually involve lots of sundecks and cocktails and endless buffets of food, but the reality is that cruise ships are basically floating cities in which all kinds of ugly things happen—including rape. In fact, rape aboard these vessels was such a problem that Congress passed a bill to… » 6/26/12 12:00pm 6/26/12 12:00pm

FBI Sex-Trafficking Sting Saves 79 Teens and Rounds Up 104 Pimps

It was a busy weekend in the fight against sex trafficking. The FBI has announced that it conducted a three-day sweep that resulted in the rescue of 79 teens who were being held against their wills by sex-trafficking rings across the country. The FBI cooperated with state and local law enforcement authorities in the… » 6/25/12 10:00pm 6/25/12 10:00pm

Terrible Animal Rights Activist Tries to Hire Hit Man to Kill Someone…

Animal rights activists have been known to do some pretty crazy stuff, but this stunt might take the cake. Meredith Marie Lowell, a 27-year-old from Ohio, was arrested yesterday by the FBI after she tried to hire a hit man on Facebook. And who exactly was her target? Oh, you know, just any ol' person who happened to… » 2/22/12 10:30pm 2/22/12 10:30pm

FBI Finally Changes Terrifyingly Narrow Definition of Rape

Yesterday, the Obama administration announced that the definition of rape will finally be updated to include shit you already probably thought should've been in there. This is important because crime rates as reported by the FBI are used to determine how much money is allotted to anti-rape initiatives and victims'… » 1/06/12 3:50pm 1/06/12 3:50pm

FBI Commission To Vote on New, Less Stupid Definition of Rape

Today, the FBI will finally vote on a new definition of rape that will take the place of the current model, and antique from 1929. Victims' rights activists are applauding the move and calling the change long overdue, since the current definition of rape basically said that in order for a woman to be legally raped,… » 12/06/11 4:50pm 12/06/11 4:50pm

It Only Took 82 Years For FBI To Broaden Definition Of Rape

Yesterday a FBI subcommittee recommended that the agency's definition of rape be updated for the first time since 1929. According to the current definition, only crimes that fit this description are included in the FBI's annual crime report, which helps determine how resources will be allocated: » 10/21/11 11:00am 10/21/11 11:00am