Crime and Punishment

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Naked Rambler Loses Another Appeal

According to the BBC's legal correspondent, Stephen Gough "almost certainly made legal history" by appearing in court "in his natural state" last week. I'm not so sure. It would certainly not have been the first time anyone has appeared naked in a courtroom,…

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Is It Still Robbery If You Just Ask Nicely?

Let’s say you walk into a bank, go up to a teller and say something like, “Hi, I was just passing by your bank and thought I’d stop in and see if you’d be willing to give me some money….

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Dead Guy Sentenced to Six Months (Suspended)

The Associated Press reported last week that a Greek court had convicted a 46-year-old man of stealing electricity, although at the time of trial he had been dead for a couple of weeks. Normally, being dead is a pretty good defense,…