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Construction Company Owner Charged With Dinosaur Print Theft
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, crime, dinosaurs, ethics, humans, odd, police, protection, unusual, world )

Caree
- 38 days ago - nbcnews.com
A Utah man accused of stealing an ancient dinosaur footprint -- from the ground -- faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted. Authorities believe Ehlers, owner of Ehlers Construction, pried a three-toed fossilized Allosaurus footprint from the ground on..
Elderly Woman With Dementia JAILED for Feeding Crows!
Offbeat  (tags: birds, dementia, jail, ethics, government, off-beat, police, woman, bizarre, mental health )

Kamia
- 40 days ago - dailykos.com
In yet more proof that the U.S. needs to find a different way to deal with those who suffer mental challenges, an elderly woman is being held in JAIL because she sprinkled bread around her house to feed the local crow population!
​Supreme Court Hands Police More Power to Conduct Warrantless House Searches
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Police, USA )

Ray
- 52 days ago - rt.com
The US Supreme Court has ruled that police may search a home without obtaining a warrant despite the objection of one occupant if that occupant has been removed from the premises.
Lion in 4x4 on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai: Police Investigating
Offbeat  (tags: Lion, 4x4, Dubai, video, cruelty, police )

Marie
- 53 days ago - ahlanlive.com
Police are reported to be probing a video that shows a lion in the boot of a 4x4 driving along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.
Chicago Bans Hat Pins and Ugly People
Offbeat  (tags: americans, culture, funny, government, off-beat, police, society, safety, women )

Barry
- 56 days ago - historyweird.com
In 1911, the city fathers of Chicago passed a few interesting ordinances to make the place a better city, sort of.
Utah Considers Law to Increase SWAT Raid Transparency
Offbeat  (tags: Law, Police, Security, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 59 days ago - rt.com
Following controversial raids by the state's SWAT teams in recent years, Utah is now poised to vote on a police reform bill that's almost unlike any other implemented in the United States.
Neighbors Report Screaming Domestic Assault, Police Find Mating Hogs...
Offbeat  (tags: police, domestic violence, hogs, funny )

Giana
- 74 days ago - crimelibrary.com
What sounded, alarmingly, like a person screaming in pain, turned out not to be the Silence of the Lambs, but the gleeful mating of the pigs.
The Children Who Went Up In Smoke
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, crime, odd, mystery, police, society )

Kit
- 77 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
A tragic Christmas mystery remains unsolved more than 60 years after the disappearance of five young siblings
Former Cop Indicted By Grand Jury in Shooting Death of Unarmed Man
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Law, Police, Scandal, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 81 days ago - rt.com
A second grand jury has chosen to formally charge a Charlotte, North Carolina, police officer for killing an unarmed Florida A&M football player just one week after the first grand jury declined to indict him.
Baltimore Must Return $2.8 Mln After Audit Finds Faulty Speed Cameras
Offbeat  (tags: Accident, Police, Transport, USA )

Ray
- 85 days ago - rt.com
A secret audit conducted for the City of Baltimore found that local speed cameras had alarmingly high error rates, resulting in thousands of traffic tickets being issued that never should have been.
Cops Acquitted of Killing Homeless Man Could Face Federal Charges
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, FBI, Law, Police, USA, Violence )

Ray
- 94 days ago - rt.com
The two police officers acquitted of violently killing a homeless man in California still might face federal charges as the FBI prepares to reexamine the case.
Missing
Offbeat  (tags: crime, police, north carolina, missing person )

Selma
- 120 days ago - care2.com
haley Hilton from n. Carolina missing thought to be abducted PLZ PLZ SHARE
Police Break Down Door After 'Bruce Lee' Cat Dials 999
Offbeat  (tags: cat, 999, police, cute )

Giana
- 161 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A cat prompted police to go and investigate his home and break down the door after it dialled 999 and then hid in the back of a wardrobe
Invasive, Humiliating Body Search Following Traffic Stop Blamed on Dog
Offbeat  (tags: animals, bizarre, ethics, humans, interesting, odd, police )

Ginger
- 163 days ago - examiner.com
On Tuesday, KOB 4 News reported about an unbelievable string of events for one Southern New Mexico man who was subjected to multiple, invasive procedures following a minor traffic infraction.
Prison Guard Repeatedly Rapes Inmate; Warden Shrugs: 'Go on Birth Control,' Lawsuit Claims
Offbeat  (tags: ethics, crime, police )

Marty
- 168 days ago - alternet.org
An Alabama jail guard raped an inmate repeatedly, and the female warden told her there was nothing she could do about it - but put her on birth control, the woman claims in court
 

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