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Vine Star Curtis Lepore Takes Plea Deal in Rape Case, Is a Major Dick About It

Curtis Lepore loving salsa. (Screenshot: Vine)

If you were ever wondering how to behave on the off chance that you’re accused of rape one day, do not follow Vine celeb Curtis Lepore‘s lead.

Here’s the back story: Mr. Lepore and Jessi Vazquez, known as Jessi Smiles, met through Vine, the six‐second video sharing service that’s mainly popular with teens. They started dating, and weren’t shy about broadcasting their relationship to their Vine and Twitter followers. Read More

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NYPD Taps Jessica Tisch as Tech Liaison

Ms. Tisch (Photo: NYPD)

The New York Police Department has a storied history of using tech to thwart criminals (and maybe even enhance their own officers’ dating lives). And now, they’ve tapped tech pro Jessica Tisch to act as the NYPD’s Deputy Commissioner of Information Technology.

Ms. Tisch will be responsible for the NYPD’s information technology needs, including data centers, disaster recovery, data security and more. She’ll oversee the NYPD’s computer-aided dispatch system, the Domain Awareness System, and the Enterprise Case Management System, among others. Read More

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British Man Fined $800 For Drawing Dicks On a Snapchat Picture of a Cop

Cool dude Jordan Barrack (Twitter)

A British man who drew penises on a photo of a police officer and posted it to social media has received a pretty hefty punishment from a court.

Last summer, 20-year-old Jordan Barrack was taken to a local police station after witnessing a bar fight. While waiting to be interviewed, the bored witness secretly snapped a photo of police constable Charles Harris, drew a couple dicks on it, and shared it with his friends on Facebook and Snapchat. Read More

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Vine Celeb Curtis Lepore Accused of Raping His Viner Girlfriend

Curtis Lepore loving salsa. (Screenshot: Vine)

Young users of social–media–cum–video-app Vine worship a group of users known as Vine celebs. The self–made stars have giant followings and often take trips across the country to meet and collaborate.

Some become friends, and others start dating, as was the case with Curtis Lepore and Jessi “Smiles” Vazquez. Now, TMZ reports that Mr. Lepore is on trial for charges of raping Ms. Vazquez while she slept in October. Read More