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Police: Guy Who Stole Bird Costume Wasn’t Hard to Find

According to this report in the Kansas City Star (thanks, Steve), witnesses saw the man break into the Kansas City Costume Co. yesterday at about 8:45 p.m., remove the big yellow bird costume and then walk down the street to a nearby drinking…


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“MURDER” Tattoo Update: It’s to Be Turtlenecks in August

Reuters reports today that Jeffrey Chapman, the gentleman who, in one of history's great ironies, unwisely had "MURDER" tattooed on his neck at some point only to later be charged with that very crime, will not be allowed to bring…


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A Good Reason Not to Tattoo “MURDER” on Your Neck

Can you guess? It's because such a tattoo might unduly influence a jury if you are, at some point, charged with murder. At least that was the argument made recently in Barton County, Kansas (Great Bend Tribune), by the defense…


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Man Robs Shoe Store, Serves 15 Years, Robs It Again

He who does not learn from history is doomed to repeatedly rob the same shoe store.     —Carlos Santana Or something like that. Christopher Miller had 15 years in prison to think about his crime, but not only did…


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Losing Plaintiff Hits Defendant With a Truck

Not only is this a crime, it'll still end up being more expensive than an appeal. Although a lot quicker. Braden Robinson had accused the victim of kidnapping, torturing, and killing one of Robinson's relatives, who had supposedly owned part…



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Portland Pimp Has a Point (But Suit Is Still Stupid)

Everyone seems to have rushed to judgment in the case of Sirgiorgio Clardy, the pimp sentenced to 100 years in jail for, among other things, stomping someone's face while wearing Air Jordans, and who has now sued Nike for allegedly failing…



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Return of the Duct Tape Bandit

Or a Duct Tape Bandit, at least. It’s probably another copycat. WCAX in Burlington, Vermont, where it’s currently a balmy -29 degrees counting wind chill, reports that police in Barre City are looking for a man who held up the North End Deli…


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O.J. Simpson Set Free

…from having to worry about how Judge Linda Bell would rule on his state habeas petition, because she just denied it. So the waiting is over. Oh, he'll probably die in prison. Sorry, I should have been more clear. Yes,…