Law Enforcement

Cardboard Criminals, or, Paper Perpetrators

On December 3, authorities in Reading, Pennsylvania, reported that a man disguised as a paper plate tried to rob a local gas station.  According to a report in the Morning Call, "[t]he caper began near Reading when a man wearing…


China Executes Fraudulent Ant-Breeder

In another reminder not to do anything at all wrong in China, state media reported last week that a businessman who had been convicted of fraud in connection with a "bogus ant-breeding scheme" had been executed. The Xinhua News Agency…



Officer: Sex With Hookers Was Part of My Job, Unenjoyable

An officer who was suspended from the Beaumont, Texas, police department for having sex with prostitutes while on duty testified that he did so only because it was part of his job, and that he certainly did not enjoy it….





Woman Denied Beer at Convenience Store

A 74-year-old woman was denied the right to buy beer at a convenience store in Norwalk, California, the Associated Press has reported. Granted, this happened after she had driven her car through the front window and into the store, but…