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Having quiet bible study - oops sorry you need a permit so here's your fineRead more »
Judge Elgan Edwards QC of Chester Crown Court sentenced 20-year-old Jordan Blackshaw and 22-year-old Perry Sutcliffe-Keenan this week to four years in prison for their failed attempts to use Facebook to incite riots in the UK. The judge said he hoped the sentences would act as a deterrent.Read more »
It may not be a crime to be poor, but it can land you behind bars if you also are behind on your child-support payments.Read more »
For all the talk of government incompetence, the GOP sure trust the nanny state to put convicted criminals to death. Let's not consider all the people that have been exonerated due to DNA evidence or anything.Read more »
Prostitution is legal in Germany, but collecting taxes from streetwalkers requires some creative efforts.
In Bonn, officials have unveiled a meter that prostitutes must pay roughly $8 into each night to get a nightly permit to practice the world's oldest profession.Read more »
Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars...The question in the first raid seemed to be whether Gibson had been buying illegally harvested hardwoods from protected forests, such as the Madagascar ebony that makes for such lovely fretboards...The tangled intersection of international laws is enforced through a thicket of paperwork. Recent revisions to 1900's Lacey Act require that anyone crossing the U.S.Read more »
In the last decade, New York drastically reduced its prison population and at the same time experienced a huge drop in crime. Indiana, on the other hand, drastically increased its prison population — and consequently the burden to taxpayers — while seeing a much smaller drop in crime than the national average.Read more »
An attempt to move a gay bar about a block from its previous downtown location has been blocked by homophobic neighbors and Mayor.Read more »
Filming in public is looked down upon in the UK as well. Agent Smith flashes a police badge and asked if I new why they where here. I said no. He said that I had been filming in Idolwells shopping centre and around town and asked if they could come in, I said no and went to get my camera. This is what happened.Read more »
The Hopkinsville Police Department in southwest Kentucky is developing a habit of harassing a certain photographer who enjoys doing night street photography with a tripod.Read more »
David Cameron, the British prime minister, has said that the authorities should consider blocking individuals' access to social media if they are plotting violent acts, in the wake of the week's riots and looting.Read more »
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday requiring trial judges to tell jurors that existing bans on conducting their own research about the case, or talking to outsiders about it, applies to electronic and wireless communication. Violations by jury members will be punishable by up to six months in jail for criminal contempt.Read more »
The Renton City Prosecutor wants to send a cartoonist to jail for mocking the police department in a series of animated Internet videos. The "South-Park"-style animations parody everything from officers having sex on duty to certain personnel getting promoted without necessary qualifications. While the city wants to criminalize the cartoons, First Amendment rights advocates say the move is an "extreme abuse of power."Read more »
The new law would require anyone who drives a tractor to get a Commercial Drivers License. If a CDL was required the cost for food will increase dramatically. During times such as harvest farmers need to work long hours to get crops harvested before they spoil in the fields. CDL requirement would reduce the labor pool since the minimum age for a CDL is 21.Read more »
A Swedish man who was arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen said Wednesday he was only doing it as a hobby. The 31-year-old Handl said he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home and kept a blog about his experiments, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove. Only later did he realize it might not be legal and sent a question to Sweden's Radiation Authority, which answered by sending the police.Read more »
London's Metropolitan Police want neighbours to spy on and report anarchists to them!Read more »
A South Carolina woman is heading to court for a jury trial over a ticket she was given by police for displaying big, plastic testicles on the back of her pickup truck. Virginia Tice was reportedly given a $445 ticket July 5 that claims she violated the state's obscene bumper sticker law. She was ticketed after pulling into a gas station in her truck with big red fake testicles hanging from the trailer hitch. Police Chief Franco Fuda asked for a jury trial, saying questions of obscenity should be determined by community standards.Read more »
mystery man arrested on minor charges more than three weeks ago remains behind bars in Utah while law enforcement officials try to determine his true identity, which he refuses to reveal.
"This is really a strange case," said Lt. Dennis Harris with the Utah County Sheriff's Office. "He just doesn't want to be found."
Now in his fourth week of incarceration, the man added another twist to the story recently by hinting he had business of some kind outside prison that he would need to attend to.Read more »
Small town city council wants to ban people from gathering together to discuss city matters without approval from the city governmentRead more »
The Michigan woman facing 93 days in jail for front yard gardening now faces new charges for having unlicensed dogs.Read more »
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