Posts Tagged: Pyromania
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Inclusive Romanian Carol Suggests A Place For Jews In Holiday Celebration

"Advocacy groups are incensed after a Romanian government-owned channel broadcast a Christmas song glorifying the Holocaust and calling for Jews to be burned. The channel is blaming a local group for the performance…. In the broadcast, a choir was shown singing a Christmas song that indirectly glorifies the Holocaust. The song, which rhymes and uses the word 'jidovi,' a pejorative word for a Jew, includes the lyrics, 'only in the chimney as smoke, this is what the "jidov" is good for.'"

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Fire Bugs

This August, a garage in Old Monroe, Missouri burst into flames. There had been more than a dozen similar fires over the past year, a suspiciously high number for a town with a population of 265. When police reviewed security footage, they spotted a white Chevrolet Lumina parked outside the building minutes before it caught fire. They traced the car back to local volunteer firefighter Dustin Grigsby, the 19-year-old son of a fire district captain. Grigsby told police that he set the fires because he "needed a release."

Every year, something like 100 firefighters are arrested for arson-related crimes. In one year, 1994, South Carolina alone charged [...]