Watching all the gory Fatalities in Mortal Kombat X destroyed my eyes

Don't watch this video if you get queasy by pixel created blood and hyperrealistic video game gore. Because good lord the Fatalities in Mortal Kombat X are downright disgusting to see. If you remember the game, players are supposed to "finish" a character with a brutal Fatality move after a fight and these news ones… » 3/30/15 1:23pm Today 1:23pm

Violence Is Currency: A Pacifist Ex-Con's Guide To Prison Weaponry

The most common weapon inside is simply a can top. Pulled off a tin of beans and folded over, it doesn't even need to be sharpened to leave a jagged scar. A shank, also known as a shiv, is not for cutting but for stabbing. It's called a "gun" in jailhouse vernacular, and the most valuable kind is fashioned out of… » 11/06/14 1:08pm 11/06/14 1:08pm

LA Schools Are Giving Back Grenade Launchers (But Keeping the Tank)

Los Angeles School Police Department announced this week that it would be sending some controversial surplus military equipment back to the federal government. Specifically, the school police will send back three grenade launchers. In related news, LA school police had grenade launchers. » 9/17/14 1:55pm 9/17/14 1:55pm

Every death scene from Quentin Tarantino's movies

Few people make killing people look as entertainingly graphic and creatively brutal as Quentin Tarantino does in his movies. All of his films, from Reservoir Dogs to Django, are notorious for violent deaths that sometimes number in the hundreds. Watch them all in this supercut by Jaume R. Lloret. » 8/18/14 9:32pm 8/18/14 9:32pm

Game of Thrones Creator Says Drones Are Worse Than The Dothraki

Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has definitely come up with some of the most shocking ways to kill people, from gasp-inducing beheadings to blood-spattered Red Weddings. But in an interview with Rolling Stone, Martin says the way we engage in modern warfare is far more brutal. » 4/27/14 11:45am 4/27/14 11:45am

A remote-controlled machine gun riot dispersal tool installed on a wall near Bethlehem, just near the border of Palestine and Jerusalem. Spotted by several Palestinian news outlets, the weapon—which is equipped with cameras and is located very close to a mosque—was reportedly installed by Israeli forces on Sunday. » 4/16/14 5:15pm 4/16/14 5:15pm

Man pretends to be shot by violent movie posters

There's a lot of violence in movies and TV shows. Guns, blood and murder are welcomed into the family living room by the bleary eyes of desensitized souls. But it's entertaining! But it's also pretty ridiculous how un-shocking it is to see. We can pass violent ads without giving it a second look. This artist wants us… » 1/30/14 9:30pm 1/30/14 9:30pm

Kinect-Powered Security Cams Can Tell If You're Fighting

The skeletal recognition tech behind Kinect is useful for way more than just gaming. It's good for sign language, cheating at pool, and (duh) porn. But it could help stop violence, too. Thanks to Kinect, security cams could automatically know if they're witnessing a beat-down. » 11/11/13 1:40pm 11/11/13 1:40pm

Should Online Dating Sites Prevent Users From Naming Abusers?

Earlier this week, Tracy Clark-Flory published an article on Salon about allegations of assault in the BDSM community, specifically on FetLife, a Facebook-like social network for men and women in the kink scene. » 6/07/12 12:10am 6/07/12 12:10am

Woman Returns Lost iPhone, Is Rewarded with a Brutal Beating

Losing an iPhone is the absolute worst. The inconvenience, the expense... Just terrible. So, when a good samaritan gets in touch to let you know she's found your phone, the appropriate response ought to be gushing, gurgling gratitude. Right? » 5/18/12 7:40pm 5/18/12 7:40pm

Mexican Drug Terrorists Torture and Murder Online Critics

We know the Zetas drug cartel can be as sophisticated as any modern government. But the rest of the time, they're as mercilessly savage as the lowest criminal thugs. And now they're aiming the horrific bloodshed at online opponents. » 9/15/11 1:15am 9/15/11 1:15am

Welcome to Protests in the Social Media Age, Where Governments Openly…

Today's sticky, ill-defined civil rights-related debate involves government, its people and the rights of each when there's a protest taking place in the middle of one of the most connected, social periods of human history. Let's discuss! Updated. » 8/14/11 11:00am 8/14/11 11:00am

"My We" Is Scary Art to Address a Scary Situation

In the Philippines, where you can die for singing Frank Sinatra's "My Way" off key, artist Louie Cordero decided to satirize the ongoing violence with an over-the-top installation that shows just how crazy the phenomenon has gotten. It'll make you think twice whenever you find yourself humming the Sinatra songbook. » 3/22/11 4:40pm 3/22/11 4:40pm

An ISS Astronaut Offers a Unique Perspective on the Arizona Shooting

ISS Commander Scott Kelly, who happens to be the brother-in-law of Gabrielle Giffords, the U.S. Congresswoman who was shot Saturday in Arizona, recently led a tribute to the victims, lamenting that the planet he observed wasn't a more peaceful one. » 1/11/11 8:40am 1/11/11 8:40am

Man Punches Teenager For Refusing to Turn Off His iPhone Mid-Air

We know flying is a tiring business, especially with all the new security precautions nowadays—but getting so worked up over a 15 year-old ignoring requests to turn off all electronic devices that you punch him? Not on, dude. » 12/29/10 4:00am 12/29/10 4:00am

"Glassing" Violence Forces UK Government to Use SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY to…

Here in my rainy home of London, stories about "yoofs" and "hooligans" glassing each other with beer pints are pretty rife, which is why I'm hardly surprised the UK government is redesigning the pint glass to cut back on violence. » 2/04/10 10:41am 2/04/10 10:41am

Tasers Are Safer Than Fists and Batons, Less Safe Than Not Beating…

A new study by the University of Pennsylvania has found that it's safer for cops to use tasers to subdue perps than their fists and batons. But safest of all? Using words and patience. » 11/17/09 6:20pm 11/17/09 6:20pm

Walmart Taking Steps To Prevent Another Black Friday Trampling

You may recall that last year, a man named Jdimytai Damour was trampled to death in the crush of a Walmart crowd eager to score Black Friday deals. This year, Walmart is taking steps to prevent another tragic incident. » 11/11/09 5:17pm 11/11/09 5:17pm

Teacher Confronts High School Student Armed With Bombs, a Chainsaw and…

No doubt weighed down by his aresenal of 10 pipe bombs, a chainsaw and a sword with a 2-foot blade, a disturbed 17-year old's plan to wreak havoc in a San Mateo, CA high school was thwarted by a teacher. » 8/25/09 8:40pm 8/25/09 8:40pm