Hands Up: A look at history’s greatest heists and most intriguing robberies. Read more. At 6 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2005, in downtown Fortaleza, Avenida Dom Manuel was packed with Brazilians racing home to shower and eat before crowding into the beach huts lining the boardwalk of this coastal city. Little did they know, 13 feet beneath the asphalt, honking and clatter, one of the greatest heists in history was already underway.
Competitive parking may not inspire the popular imagination like NASCAR or the NBA, but a handful of enthusiasts are hoping to change that. Welcome to the National Valet Olympics. The valets arrived from all over the United States: St. Louis, New York, Austin, San Diego. They fanned out across the parking lot, breaking into short sprints or kicking rocks, lost in thought. The desert mountains of Palm Springs loomed in the background.
One sunny day in October, at the Jefferson Parish correctional center just across the river from downtown New Orleans, Tiffany Burns, 34, was visiting her boyfriend. The pair had been dating for almost two years and were still giggly in love when a late July knock on the door sent him away. Scooped up by the police after being accused of robbing a suburban bank at gunpoint, Chrishon Brown, 37, was sent to the correctional center while his case worked its way through the court.
@erinbiba Journalism roadblocks in Brazil:
Press person: X *just* stepped out for lunch. What a shame.
Me: Ok, what time should I call back?
PR: Maybe tomorrow, or maybe Friday. Next week? In truth, I can’t say exactly. Darn, I just don’t know.
Me: I’ll call back in an hour.
LGBT people are being killed in Brazil in massive numbers. But more and more Brazilians are also reporting deaths that have a link to homophobia & transphobia, plus police are now increasingly attuned to identify them. The result: a grisly reality starts to reveal itself. https://twitter.com/guardian/status/955346599122821120
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