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Lady, You Need To Read The Fifth Amendment Again, And Again, And Again …

So if you get pulled over for a traffic matter, would it ever occur to you that you have a constitutional right not to identify yourself?  Yeah, me either. But this lady? Whoa. You’re not going to believe this. As reported by The Carroll County Times: Close to a dozen…

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Vandal Caught When Workers Followed A Trail Of, Well, Not Breadcrumbs!

Okay so it is vandalism, but it barely register’s on the Vandalometer.  How was he caught? The way many “criminals” are caught, of course – by following the trail of penises! As reported by TheLocal.dk: A 31-year old man from Aalborg was convicted for a fairly bizarre act of vandalism…

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Police Called Because Couple Was Arguing Over, Well, You’re Going To Have Read This One!

Arguments can start over the most absurd things.  Somewhere out there, beyond the absurd things, there’s this, as reported in the Police Blotter of The Moultrie News: Police were called to a couple’s hotel room due to a verbal argument. The female told police the argument started because her boyfriend…

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Not Returning A Library Book Is A Crime. Really.

Do you really need a law criminalizing the failure to return a library book? Rhode Island thinks you do, and they have one! TITLE 11 Criminal Offenses CHAPTER 11-41 Theft, Embezzlement, False Pretenses, and Misappropriation SECTION 11-41-14 § 11-41-14  Failure to return book or other library property. – (a) Any…

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Yes, A Lawsuit About Going Through The Trash

Trust me, your trash isn’t that interesting. As reported by The Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Seattle’s privacy is in the trash, according to eight people suing the city over its composting ordinance. A lawsuit filed today in King County Superior Court argues that Seattle’s composting ordinance violates constitutional privacy by allowing garbage…