TAMPA — If you're one of the 387 people who skipped jury duty Monday morning in Hillsborough County, be warned:
A judge is coming after you.Read more »
It seems in the United States we have gotten to the point where there are no more murders and we may instead focus on the Fashion Police! Compare what's considered "Indecent Exposure" AND read how people are doing 40 hours of "community service" for sagging pants...Read more »
Remember when you were told to do your best? That’s because you weren’t Demias Jimerson… Meet the 11 year old boy who has been told he has to stop scoring touchdowns.Read more »
Almost $4,000 from a sagging pants ban? Read more here:Read more »
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is permitted to include people on the government’s terrorist watch list even if they have been acquitted of terrorism-related offenses or the charges are dropped, according to newly released documents.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 »
The right to bare all in San Francisco might soon come with some restrictions under proposed legislation. Supervisor Scott Wiener (not a joke) introduced legislation requiring those going nude to cover public seating before sitting down and put on clothes before entering restaurants. He said it would ensure that public health standards are maintained by requiring nudists to put a towel or other item between their body and a public seat.Read more »
People are breaking laws without intent to break those laws, but persecutors no longer need to prove criminal intent. This article proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the old tenet of "Innocent until proven guilty" no longer applies in the so called "land of the free."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 »
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