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Joe’s Crab Shack Used Lynch Mob Photo as Table Decor

Company apologizes, but diners think problem exists elsewhere

(Newser) - A Joe's Crab Shack in Minnesota apparently thought a lynching was fair game to joke about on its table decor. Two diners noticed a photo embedded inside a table at a Roseville location Wednesday night that appeared to show a black person being hanged while white people watched, USA ... More »

India Mob Brutally Kills Man Over Rumor He Ate Beef

They beat him with bricks until they crumbled, his family says

(Newser) - The mob came in the night while Mohammad Akhlaq slept, smashing in his door and dragging him from bed, then beating him to death with bricks until the blocks crumbled in their hands, reports the Washington Post . Why? "They accused us of keeping cow meat," Akhlaq's daughter,... More »

Mob Chases Down Guy Thought to Be Sex Attacker

He's later released by police

(Newser) - Residents of a Colorado neighborhood went full-on vigilante recently, chasing down a man they thought had been sexually assaulting children and throwing rocks at him until authorities intervened. The Pueblo residents were upset that police hadn't done enough, in their estimation, to catch the person responsible for two recent... More »

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