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Bicycles, crime shows and murder

The other day on the train my friends and I talked about this week’s episode of Castle in which a mystery writer and homicide detective team up to solve the murder of the week. “Kill the Messenger,” (clever title, eh?) begins with an erstwhile bike messenger in really nice duds and a brand new Timbuk2 read more »

Freakonomics on murder by car

Last week’s episode of the Freakonomics Podcast discussed the “perfect crime.” Stephen Dubner examines the best way to kill somebody and get away with it. His shocking discovery? Do it with your car. You’re all so surprised, right?

Driving is a get out of jail for murder card in the Bay Area

The Center for Investigative Journalism confirms something many of us already suspect. The Berkeley based non-profit news agency analyzed five years worth of data from 434 pedestrian fatalities in Alameda, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, San Mateo and San Francisco counties. Sixty percent of the 238 motorists found to be at fault or suspected of a read more »

Radio Re-run: Freakonomics on Traffic Safety

KQED Public Radio in San Francisco replayed the May 1, 2014 edition of Freakonomics Radio, titled “The Perfect Crime.” The show begins with a discussion of homicide by car. You’ve heard or seen this claim before both here and elsewhere: If you want to kill somebody and get away with it, run them over with read more »