White neighbor calls police after black man turns up to inspect house

Wherein a contractor invests in a house and the next-door neighbor objects to him entering the house, insults him, and calls the police: "This is what we go through, young black men trying to do what's right."

The cops turn up and check his paperwork. Some other neighbors emerge to see what all the fuss is about. Then everyone starts chatting amicably. This further angers the racist lady. Read the rest

Experimental 1080p video footage offers an uncannily sharp snapshot of 1992 in Japan

Good-Night TOKYO was video recorded in 1992 using a high-definition camera with features that didn't become standard on consumer devices for 20 years: 1080 lines and 60 frames per second. The world depicted is clearly from decades ago, but is recorded with a sharpness and starkness that signifies the present day, at least in the U.S. and Europe. It's a fascinating artifact which reminds me how carefully composed period films and shows have to be, because the real world is in truth empty of old things and overstuffed with the new.

It doesn't say in the video description, but this was perhaps a trade pitch for Japan public broadcaster' NHK's high-definition LaserDisc specifications. Read the rest

Driver stuck at red light figures out clever trick to make them go green

I came for one weird trick; I stayed for the laughter. Read the rest

Stormlapse: America's prettiest dark clouds

This is a compilation of time-lapse storm video shot by Ryan McGinnis in Wyoming, Nebraska, and Kansas. The music is by Hanu Dixit.

I am a storm photographer based out of central Nebraska. Each Spring, I trek across the Great Plains of the United States to document nature's most powerful and awe-inspiring phenomena. My camera can only give you a small sense of the wonder that comes from standing beneath a 60,000 foot tall mountain of swirling wind and water, but to that end I do the best that I can to capture a glimpse of that majesty.

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Monkey slapping lion

Introducing the worst video thumbnail image in Boing Boing and perhaps world history. [via] Read the rest

Parawormal activity

This video, posted by "Ghost Worm," shows a mysterious myriapod suddenly leaping onto a countertop late at night. The spooky infra-red footage gives the whole thing a "paranormal activity"-esque atmosphere, but I'm quite certain someone just set up the camera and threw the worm in front of it. [via] Read the rest

Cop charged with assault after beating "jaywalking" pedestrian

Leaked footage of a police officer repeatedly punching a pedestrian led to charges for Christopher Hickman, the Asheville, NC cop who also lost his job after the attack on August 24 last year. Hickman claimed that Johnnie Jermaine Rush was jaywalking and had assaulted him when challenged, but bodycam video showed a more sinister incident in which Hickman, who is white, told his black victim "you are going to get fucked up hard core", chokes him, repeatedly strikes his head with his fist, then tases him.

"I beat the shit out of his head," Hickman says on the recording. "Not gonna lie about that."

The police chief, Tammy Hooper, has also offered to resign.

Police said they plan to present an investigation into whether Hickman’s actions against Rush were criminal to the district attorney next week.

“This is a human rights issue, and Hickman should’ve been charged from day one,” local Black Lives Matter leader DeLores Venable said during Wednesday’s meeting, per the Citizen-Times report. “If no one would’ve leaked it or said something, we would be in the dark.”

Hooper issued a public apology March 1, saying, “The acts demonstrated in this video are unacceptable and contrary to the department’s vision and the progress we have made in the last several years in improving community trust.”

Jaywalking is a ridiculous crime to begin with, but "jaywalking" in the dead of night on an empty road in Asheville? No wonder people were curious about the circumstances of the arrest, and no wonder the footage had to be leaked before the public saw it. Read the rest

Motorist charged after running over self

Isaac Bonsu, 30, faces charges of DWI and weed possession after "a police pursuit in which he ended up running over himself."

Fairfax County Police released dashboard video from Tuesday’s incident showing 30-year-old Isaac Bonsu getting out of his car on a residential street in the Alexandria section, a Washington suburb. But Bonsu apparently forgot to put the car in park and the video shows him running in front of the car and being struck.

Bonsu is fine. Guys, remember to engage the parking brake when leaping out of a stolen vehicle in motion. Here is the video.

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Motorist decides not to proceed through tunnel

The human being watching the live feed has perfect comic timing. Read the rest

Wheel on fire, rolling down road

I'm certain the flames are CG, because I've seen a few tire fires in my time, but somewhere out there is a more uncannily scary video of the 60 MPH death wheel. Find it for a special no-reward!

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The "other" JFK assassination footage, stabilized

You've likely seen the stabilized, enhanced panoramic edit of the famous Zapruder film of JFK's assassination. Here's another angle—the less well-known Orville Nix film—with the same treatment. Though it's not as clear or as long as Zapruder, it's recorded from the other side, showing the grassy knoll and a ground-level view of the assassination. (Note that at least four people filmed the fatal shot, and possibly five.) Read the rest

Alleged sex offender smashes computer in courtroom

In this courtroom footage, an accused man executes his cunning plan: smash up a computer. Read the rest

Bituminous rain

Enjoy this dashcam video capturing a meteorological phenomenon in Russia, where road surfacing work is underway. Read the rest

Nightmare dashcam footage shared by Australian truck drivers

"Oooooo, well done! Well done. What happened there?" Read the rest

Man horrifically mauled after jumping into giant panda den

A foolish tourist in Nanchang Zoo, China, climbs into a panda den and approaches one of the enormous bears. Be warned: the predictable results are even more harrowing than the scene from The Revenant where Leonardo diCaprio's character is relentlessly savaged by a grizzly. Fortunately, he's going to survive. Read the rest

Watch a jet aircraft produce a deadly dihydrogen monoxide chemtrail

Shocking footage, taken from a nearby aircraft, shows a jetliner spraying its appalling chemical payload into our skies.

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Horrifying video of police officer attacked by wild animal INSIDE Saint Petersburg PD

We don't generally post nasty stuff at Boing Boing, but the sheer intensity of this one—captured by the impassive eye of a security camera at Saint Petersburg Police Department—is something else. My thoughts are with the officer and his family as he embarks on the road to recovery. Read the rest

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