Angel Haze Raps About Years of Sexual Trauma in Today's Song, "Cleaning Out My Closet"

Rich Juzwiak · 10/23/12 01:45PM

Over Eminem's "Cleaning Out My Closet" beat, the 21-year-old Angel Haze tells us, "This might get a little personal, or a lot actually..." She then proceeds to recount years of sexual abuse in detail like I've never heard in a hip-hop song. She talks explicitly about being raped at 7 and then goes on and on ("See, it was weird because I felt like I was losing my mind and then it happened like it happened like a million of times"). Her clarity is riveting, her insight on her abuse's effects is harrowing. At the end of the track, she runs down reasons for revealing what she just did, which silences any question of whether this is self-exploitation for the sake of grabbing attention (even if it stopped at the 3-minute mark, I wouldn't interpret it as such, but you know how people are).

Prominent Catholic Friar on 'Poor Guy' Sandusky: 'A Lot of Cases, the Youngster Is the Seducer'

Max Read · 08/30/12 01:57PM

Father Benedict Groeschel, a prominent friar, television host, and director of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, gave an interview to the National Catholic Register this week. It's been taken down — why? Probably because Groeschel claimed that "in a lot of cases" of abuse, "the youngster... is the seducer." And expressed sympathy with Jerry Sandusky.

Gorilla Pimping Is Alive and Well in Brooklyn

Hamilton Nolan · 11/30/11 09:43AM

I don't mean to come off as a "sheltered Susan" who's not "street smart" about "how these things work," but I found this story a wee bit more disturbing than would be indicated by the paltry level of media attention it received. How do you become a prostitute in Brooklyn these days? Just by being snatched off the street, at random!

Woman's Husband-Meat Meal Smells Horrible

Max Read · 11/26/11 10:00AM

When 33-year-old Zainab Bibi of Pakistan allegedly killed her husband Ahmad Abbas, she had an excellent plan to dispose of his body: cook him. Unfortunately, either Bibi is a bad cook, or Abbas was a bad source of meat.

Abusive Judge Suspended, Faces New Complaint

Lauri Apple · 11/23/11 04:57AM

Texas court-at-law judge William Adams—who became the Internet's top persona non grata after his daughter Hillary posted a video showing him viciously beating her in 2004—has been suspended with pay while Texas' Commission on Judicial Conduct continues investigating him. He still doesn't admit guilt, though!

Judge Beats Disabled Daughter on Video

Max Read · 11/01/11 10:59PM

Here's a video, recently uploaded to YouTube, showing a man whip his disabled daughter with a belt, apparently for downloading games and music. The man is a Texas court-at-law judge named William Adams. His daughter's name is Hillary. And she's the person who recorded and uploaded the video.

Disabled Schoolkids Were Forced to Chew on Vinegar-Soaked Cotton Balls

Lauri Apple · 10/01/11 01:39PM

A teacher and two teacher's aides at a Texas elementary school disciplined their special-needs fifth-graders by soaking some cotton balls in vinegar and shoving them into the kids' mouths. Some of the kids couldn't talk. If they can't talk, they can't complain.

Over 200 Animals Found at Home with Fatally Ill 14-Year-Old

Max Read · 09/10/11 02:59PM

Cops in Berwyn, Ill. responded to a report of an unresponsive 14-year-old boy on Thursday night. They apparently found him—dying—outside the home. Investigating inside they discovered more than 200 animals in the 1,100-square foot home.