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âEUR~Being Poor Is Not a CrimeâEUR(TM): Civil Group Files Lawsuit to Help Man Imprisoned for Failing to Pay Fines
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Court, Crime, USA )

Ray
- 7 hours ago - rt.com
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a federal lawsuit against officials in DeKalb County, Georgia after a judge imprisoned a black teenager who was too poor to pay $838 in fines. It all started with a traffic ticket near his home.
Ferrets Eat Baby's Face; Parents: 'It's Not Our Fault'
Offbeat  (tags: animals, bizarre, crime, pets, news, bad parents, baby hurt )

Angela
- 19 hours ago - huffingtonpost.com
Two Pennsylvania parents face charges after their pet ferrets ate part of their baby's face. The 1-month-old child was left unattended in a car seat downstairs in the family's Darby home last Thursday when three ferrets viciously attacked the child.
Florida Video Shows Pregnant Woman Getting Mowed Down By BoyfriendâEUR(TM)s Car: Authorities
Offbeat  (tags: unusual, off-beat, crime, pregnant, abortion )

Angela
- 1 day ago - nydailynews.com
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office released a video of Crystal Noordhuizen walking along a grassy shoulder. Justin Colby crashed into her, then hit a pole. Before the incident, Colby called Noordhuizen to ask if she was "ready for your abortion date,".
Poachers Threaten Existence of Venus Flytraps in Wild
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, interesting, crime, threatened plant, Venus Flytrap )

Angela
- 2 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Four men caught skulking around a nature preserve in North Carolina earlier this month have learned all about a new state law: It's now a felony to pick a Venus flytrap in the wild. The men, ages 22 to 49, were caught with 970 of the plants and earned the
Police Officer K9 Karson Missing STILL Missing!
Offbeat  (tags: has been missing since Dec 23, 2014, please call 937-382-3833, suffering, sadness, dogs, endangered, law, protection, crime, media, police, safety, activists, americans, corruption, society )

Kelly
- 3 days ago - dogtube.us
Officer K9 Karson is a 3 year old Belgian Malinois for the Wilmington Police Department in Ohio. His handler is Officer Jerry Popp. THIS IS BABY
Syria Jihadists Buy 2,000 Cars Stolen From Turkey
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, crime, Syria )

Suheyla
- 3 days ago - hurriyetdailynews.com
According to figures from the Police Department and the Gendarmerie Command, the 2,000 vehicles stolen in 2013 and 2014 were smuggled to Syria via using cloned license plates
A Twist in the Murder of a 97-Year-Old Man: He Was Knifed 5 Decades Ago
Offbeat  (tags: offbeat, strange, weird, New York City, NY, murder, unusual, crime, homocide )

Robert
- 4 days ago - msn.com
Out of nowhere, Mr. Ciccarello felt a blow to the back, his daughter Mary Paloglou said, recalling the story she had heard through the years. He hurried from the attacker toward an uptown train, but the pain spread fast.
Cat Burglar Video   video
Offbeat  (tags: GoodNews, nature, crime, goodnews, GoodNews, interesting, animals, cats, crime, ethics, GoodNews, pets, funny, humor, off-beat, news, pets )

James
- 8 days ago - youtube.com
Crime is on the rise, now I find I have to watch the cat next door.
What Sherlock Holmes Can Teach Us About Decision Making - Maria Konnikova   video
Offbeat  (tags: psychology, crime, society, sherlock holmes, detective, the mind )

Yusuf
- 13 days ago - youtube.com
Maria Konnikova reveals how Sherlock Holmes can teach us to optimise not only our own everyday existence, but our broader contributions to society and the lives of those around us.
We Catch Up With Oogy, a Former Bait Dog Who Became the Star of a Bestselling Book
Offbeat  (tags: is actually a Dogo Argentino, spent two years writing it, Oogy volunteer on behalf of New Leash on, 12-year-old, animalwelfare, animalcruelty, cruelty, dogs, rescued, GoodNews, pets, suffering, slaughter, sadness, protection, crime, activists, s )

Kelly
- 15 days ago - dogster.com
Remember Oggie. THIS IS BABY BOY. (All photos courtesy Larry Levin) He's missing an ear, his face tilts to one side, and his scars will never disappear. Oogy is no ordinary dog -- he's a survivor, and an ambassador for all the other bait dogs
3 Charged With Stealing Donations to Toys for Tots
Offbeat  (tags: news, crime, bizarre )

Angela
- 16 days ago - msn.com
CHICAGO -- A park board commissioner from North Chicago and two park district employees, including the commissioner's son, have been charged with stealing donated toys worth at least $500 from a park district facility shortly before Christmas, officials sa
Arsonists Attack German Newspaper That Republished Charlie Hebdo Cartoons
Offbeat  (tags: ethics, protection, safety, religion, crime )

Marty
- 18 days ago - nbcnews.com
Two men were arrested Sunday in connection with an arson attack on the building of a German newspaper that re-published cartoons by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo after extremists killed 12 people there on Wednesday, according to police...
Former Angola Guards Sentenced Over Brutal Beating of Inmate
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, USA )

Ray
- 18 days ago - rt.com
Three former corrections officer at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA were sentenced this week over a 2010 attack in which a restrained inmate with a severely beaten with a metal baton.
These Golden Globes Nominees Are Already Winners For Animals
Offbeat  (tags: animalwelfare, animalcruelty, GoodNews, protection, suffering, sadness, rescued, endangered, animals, celebrity, abuse, crime, humans, interesting, news )

Kelly
- 19 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
Awards season is upon us, with all the glitz, glamour and star sightings it comes with. For some, there's nothing more exciting than watching our favorite stars waltz down the red carpet in all of their finery, Image Credit: Wikia
France Manhunt: Police Raid Reims Site After 3 Gunmen Kill 12 at Charlie Hebdo HQ
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, France, Hate crimes, Police, Shooting, Terrorism, Violence )

Ray
- 21 days ago - rt.com
Three gunmen are on the run after killing 10 journalists and two policemen at the Paris headquarters of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. Police launched a manhunt and raised security levels in the French capital.
 

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