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Evicted Willington Animal Sanctuary Founder Spends Weekend Barricaded in Farm House
Offbeat  (tags: animals, Sanctuary, barricade, government, rainbow ark, police, politics, news, media, unusual, women, humor )

Borg
- 18 days ago - thenorthernecho.co.uk
Paula Campbell and two supporters were granted permission to return to the farm, from where she ran the Rainbow Ark Animal Sanctuary, to collect personal belongings, but the trio barricaded themselves in with furniture.
The Children Who Went Up In Smoke
Offbeat  (tags: americans, bizarre, crime, odd, mystery, police, society )

Kit
- 74 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
A tragic Christmas mystery remains unsolved more than 60 years after the disappearance of five young siblings
NEWS YOU CAN USE: 10 Dumbest Excuses People Give to Traffic Cops
Offbeat  (tags: funny, culture, police, news, interesting )

Cal
- 350 days ago - mnn.com
Did you think saying 'everybody was doing it' would help you avoid a ticket? Or 'I had to go to the bathroom'? Surprisingly, people use these well-worn tactics every day, a new survey shows.
Police Office Finds Squirrel on Dollar Store, Responds With Lethal Force
Offbeat  (tags: squirrel, police, death, force, sadness, humans, kill )

Giana
- 177 days ago - trutv.com
On September 27, 2013, Mountain City, Tenn., police got a call from an employee of the local Dollar General about a squirrel in the store. The employee had tried unsuccessfully several times to get the disruptive animal out of the store.
Muslims Outraged at Police Advert Featuring Cute Puppy Sitting in Policeman's Hat
Offbeat  (tags: Islam, Muslims, Scotland, puppy, animals, pets, photos, pictures, police, society )

Ge
- 359 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman's hat advertising a Scottish police force's new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims. Tayside Police's new non-emergency phone number has prompted complaints from members of the
Chicago Bans Hat Pins and Ugly People
Offbeat  (tags: americans, culture, funny, government, off-beat, police, society, safety, women )

Barry
- 53 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.
FBI Doesn't Think It Needs a Warrant to Read Citizens' Email
Offbeat  (tags: abuse, usa, rights, computers, investigation, police, protection )

Abdessala
- 342 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Americans may think their email is private, but federal investigators may not agree. Documents uncovered by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) suggest the FBI is using subpoenas, not warrants, to read email.
Police Break Down Door After 'Bruce Lee' Cat Dials 999
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Giana
- 159 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
Elderly Woman With Dementia JAILED for Feeding Crows!
Offbeat  (tags: birds, dementia, jail, ethics, government, off-beat, police, woman, bizarre, mental health )

Kamia
- 38 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!
So, Venezuela Has a Toilet-Paper Shortage (Don't Laugh--Seriously) Okay, I Guess You Can Laugh. At Socialism.
Offbeat  (tags: odd, off-beat, culture, environment, humans, unusual, police )

Carlene
- 336 days ago - theatlantic.com
Remember when you first learned what socialism was and somebody explained that it was nice in theory, but bad in practice? Here's the sort of thing they were talking about.
UK: Child Sex Slavery, Multiculturalism and Islam
Offbeat  (tags: Islam, Muslims, UK, children, crime, culture, ethics, government, police, protection, safety, society, sexual grooming, rape, abuse )

Ge
- 17 days ago - gatestoneinstitute.org
The agencies responsible for child-protection have almost entirely failed in their job to protect vulnerable children. From a fear of being called 'racist,' police forces across the country have buried the evidence.... Political correctness would be us
Investigation Of Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Begins As Paramedic Is Arrested
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Carol
- 341 days ago - freedomoutpost.com
Earlier today it was revealed that a West, TX paramedic named Bryce Reed had been arrested on charges of possessing a destructive device, and also that a criminal investigation has been officially launched into the April 17th fertilizer plant explosion..
WATCH: INTERPOL Operation WENDI Helps Dismantle Ivory Trafficking in Africa
Offbeat  (tags: elephants, rhino's, ivory, poachers, police, IFAW, Africa, traffickers, threat )

Julie
- 268 days ago - ifaw.org
IFAW's - As part of an operation to dismantle networks of ivory and rhino horn traffickers in Central and West Africa. Named 'Operation WENDI' ongoing collaboration. Elephants face more threats today than ever before.
Are Cats the New Contraband Mule?
Offbeat  (tags: cats, contraband mule, prison, bizarre, crime, interesting, police )

Giana
- 178 days ago - trutv.com
Around the world, cats are being pressed unwittingly into lives of crime. Just last week in the Moldovan town of Pruncul, a cat was caught when guards noticed it making runs between under a fence in the prison yard.
   

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