The terrifying, gruesome, incriminating web searches of Brian Walshe

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Trigger warning: this post is full of gruesome stuff. The police have charged Brian Walshe of Cohasset, Massachusetts with murdering his wife Ana. They have physical evidence including blood stained items, towels, rags, a Tyvek suit, Ana’s vaccine card, a hacksaw, and cutting shears, but no body. But the Google searches on his son’s iPad … Continued

The murder quiz: what is self-defense?

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A jury found Kyle Rittenhouse, the young man who shot three people and killed two of them in Kenosha, Wisconsin, not guilty of murder. Regardless of the circumstances and the behavior of the judge and prosecutors, at some fundamental level, this is not surprising: Rittenhouse felt his life was threatened, and said he acted in … Continued

Is Facebook responsible for hosting a murder broadcast?

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Facebook user Steve Stephens used Facebook on Sunday to build an audience for murder, posting videos of his plan to shoot somebody, the shooting itself, and his confession. Facebook explained the changes it will make in reviewing videos like this, but avoiding taking responsibility or apologizing. In the end, how much fault lies with Facebook? While … Continued