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Florida Police Use Taser to Subdue Jaywalker

Posted July 12th, 2012 by fishwhisl

Jaywalker tasered by florida police, A video shows Casselberry officers using Tasers on a man after they say he ignored crosswalk signals, and refused to identify himself.

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Adult Teacher Arrested for Sex with Adult Student

Posted July 9th, 2012 by AOD_Horseman

'That ultimately led to physical contact - kissing between the victim and suspect,' said Sgt. Pedro Criado with the Fort Worth Police Department.

A wonderfully worded article, the so-called "victim" doesn't have his age published, but is simultaneously called a "teenager" and "legal adult." Apparently now in America, what JOB you have determines your mating eligibility.

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Couple Arrested for Dancing While Waiting for the NYC Subway

Posted July 8th, 2012 by StrayLite

This time the dancing was not even a protest. "Land of the Free" ... and all that.

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New Hampshire Adopts Jury Nullification Law

"On June 18, Governor John Lynch signed HB 146, which reads:

a Right of Accused. In all criminal proceedings the court shall permit the defense to inform the jury of its right to judge the facts and the application of the law in relation to the facts in controversy."

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New Scottsdale Ordinance - Jail Time for Feeding Ducks and Geese

Posted June 29th, 2012 by snowdog2012

The new ordinance prohibits people from feeding the animals at urban parks and sets out fines for violators. Nobody can "feed, touch, tease, frighten, hunt, kill, wound or intentionally disturb wildlife in any city park," without authorization, the ordinance states.

Anyone caught running afoul of the law, however well-meaning his or her intentions, faces fines of up to $750 and jail time...

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Federal task force wants obese Americans placed into counseling

Posted June 27th, 2012 by Jstevenjones

With obesity a growing problem, a federal panel is considering forcing primary care physicians to put overweight Americans into counseling.

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Illinois Governor Decides to Close Tamms, Other Prisons in August

Posted June 25th, 2012 by ecigarettes

Memos distributed to state employees Tuesday say Gov. Pat Quinn has made a “final decision” to close prisons in Dwight and Tamms, a youth facility in Murphysboro and inmate transition centers in Carbondale and Decatur. The one-page letter distributed to workers at the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice say the facilities will be shuttered by Aug. 31. Speaking Tuesday night, Dwight Mayor Bill Wilkey said the closures appear to target downstate facilities. “As you can see, there’s no Chicago facilities that are in that (announcement),” Wilkey said.

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War On Soda Reaches Los Angeles

Los Angeles parks and libraries could soon be soda-free. - When Councilman Mitch Englander discovered that his daughter was unable to buy anything but sugar-packed sodas in a city park vending machine, he introduced a motion to ban them. Englander pitched his proposed soda ban at parks and libraries to the city's Arts, Parks, Health & Aging Committee on Tuesday, CBS reports. The council member, who serves as president of the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association, talked about how sugary sodas increase rates of childhood obesity and diabetes.

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Cambridge proposes ban on sale of all sodas in restaurants

Posted June 19th, 2012 by Sussex County Angel

Cambridge proposes ban on sale of all sodas and sugary drinks in restaurants - I don't even know where to begin...

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New York may ban the sale of electronic cigarettes

Posted June 13th, 2012 by Sussex County Angel

New York may ban the sale of electronic cigarettes - It's like they don't know how to stop...

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