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Social Media Criminals
Criminals have become so stupid that they post their crimes with their pictures on various social media outlets. The police thank you for this.
Two Lucky Men
Dick Merrick and Jeb Sharp have to be two of the luckiest men ever in recorded history. Their story is quite unbelievable.
Ohio Dumb Laws
Did you know it is illegal to fish for whales in Ohio on Sundays? It is alos illegal to install and play slot machines in outhouses. You crazy Ohioans and your crazy laws.
The Miranda warning was established after a 1966 court case in which a man was convicted of rape and his confession was allegedly coerced. Miranda was unaware that he didn't have to say anything to police. Now, everyone who is being arrested, has to be warned of their Miranda rights.
Computer forensics is a valuable tool in law enforcement. These technicians can find things in computers and mobile devices that were long thought to be deleted and oes a long way in solving crimes and aiding in the conviction of criminals.
West Memphis Three
Three teen-agers were convicted for the murders of three 8 year old boys in 1994. In 2010, the teens, now men, were released from prison based on new DNA evidence that was discovered 2007. These men are known as the West Memphis Three.
The American Mafia rose to power in 1919 due to the prohibition of alcohol in the United States. The American Mafia as it was, died with John Gotti.
West Virginia Strange Laws
In West Virginia, it is illegal to walk your tiger, even if it is on a leash. It is also illegal for a person to hold public office if that person ever participated in a duel.
Buford Pusser - Walking Tall
Sheriff of McNairy County, Tenessee, Buford Pusser walked tall and carried a big stick. He survived 8 shootings and 7 stabbings but was killed in a car accident on his way home from the county fair. His daughter and her friends came upon the accident just moments after it happened.
Strange Crimes and Criminals
Did you know that bananas, in one form or another, have been involved in many crimes? Would you rob a bank and get arrested for it just to escape your spouse?
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