"When everything is illegal, everyone is a criminal." The United States incarcerates more people than any other country in the world—more even than China or Russia. Prof. Daniel J. D'Amico explains that as of 2010 more than 1.6 million people were serving jail sentences in America. Professor D'Amico suggests that "prisons are not what we think about when we think of America, and they shouldn't have to be." According to D'Amico, a free country should not have 1.6 million people in prison, and a fiscally responsible country cannot afford to. As Prof.Read more »
California Man’s ‘Drug Holiday’ Becomes Four-Day Nightmare in Holding Cell
But for Mr. Chong, the celebration ended in a Kafkaesque nightmare inside a San Diego Drug Enforcement Administration holding cell, where he said he was forgotten for four days, without food or water.
To survive, Mr. Chong said he drank his own urine, hallucinated and, at one point, considered how to take his own life. By the time agents found him on the fifth day and called paramedics, he said he thought he could be dead within five minutes.
SANFORD, Fla.— A man who defied officials for more than 13 years by refusing to remove airplane parts and other junk from his yard was sentenced to three years in prison.
Alan Wayne Davis, 49, had been placed on house arrest in September after serving nearly a year in prison for illegal dumping and creating and maintaining a public nuisance.
On Monday, a judge sentenced Davis to three years in prison for violations of his house arrest, including failing to return home from work on time and keeping part of a World War II fighter plane in his yard.Read more »
Another Example of Making a Profit from "Victimless Crime"Read more »
Attorney's Genital Pressure Craigslist to remove adult section. Evidently they would prefer there be no email (or paper) trail when the next person murders a prostitute. Also they obviously need to go back to school to learn the concept of balloon economics.Read more »
By pleading guilty and signing on the county prosecutor’s dotted line, 37-year-old Luke Travis Groves could walk free.
He could say that on one day in 2008, he illegally possessed a firearm. He’d be on the hook for some court fines but he’d be able to go home to his wife, Rebecca, and their 4-year-old daughter, Sophia.
But he won’t plead.
He believes doing so would be a lie.Read more »
The bartender at the Irish bar counted on the dogs for his dinner meal. Tattoo artists stopped by on their breaks. Concertgoers smuggled bites of sausage into the State Theatre.
After nearly 20 years in the pushcart profession, Joy McGhee thought she had a new niche.
The police saw it differently. On Friday night, they shut down her business and served her a $200 fine. Her crime? Violating City Code Section 16-50.450. Operating a Pushcart during Prohibited Hours.Read more »
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