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Contesting a ticket will now cost money in Massachusetts

http://www.telegram.com

Armed with the knowledge that more than 250,000 tickets for civil motor vehicle infractions were challenged in the state last fiscal year, legislators have voted to charge drivers $25 for such hearings.

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No crime in fake MySpace pages.

http://www.cbsnews.com

Judge tentatively threw out the convicion of the woman that changed a myspace page which led a girl to kill herself. They get one right once in a while.

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LAPD Sheriff's deputies shoot unarmed 16 year old in the back.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com

LAPD Sheriff's deputies shoot unarmed 16 year old in the back:

"When officers asked Cody and his friend to pull up their T-shirts, Cody ran for an unknown reason, Sweeney said. He said Cody ran about 20 or 25 feet and an officer shot him in the back."

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Setting fire to an American flag

http://www.wboc.com

Md.- Authorities have arrested an Ocean City woman accused of setting fire to an American flag early Sunday morning.

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Police Sodomize Man with Taser

http://gizmodo.com

Now, Boise officers got a taser inside a suspect's anus—who was already handcuffed—and fired it while everything was caught on tape (Warning: Strong audio violence).

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St. Petersburg police crack down on late-night hot dog vendor

http://www.tampabay.com

The bartender at the Irish bar counted on the dogs for his dinner meal. Tattoo artists stopped by on their breaks. Concertgoers smuggled bites of sausage into the State Theatre.

After nearly 20 years in the pushcart profession, Joy McGhee thought she had a new niche.

The police saw it differently. On Friday night, they shut down her business and served her a $200 fine. Her crime? Violating City Code Section 16-50.450. Operating a Pushcart during Prohibited Hours.

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Roadside Dope Tester Promises To Make You Even More Paranoid

http://gizmodo.com

As if the stoners and dopers weren't paranoid enough, the police may soon be able to detect whether or not you partake in one the five most popular recreational drugs: cocaine, heroin, cannabis, amphetamine, and methamphetamine.

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Prostitution case against ex-cop dismissed

http://jconline.com

Cop busted running prostitution ring. Witnesses magically fail to respond to subpoenas. Case magically dismissed.

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Feds at DefCon Alarmed After RFIDs Scanned

http://www.wired.com

It’s one of the most hostile hacker environments in the country –- the DefCon hacker conference held every summer in Las Vegas.

But despite the fact that attendees know they should take precautions to protect their data, federal agents at the conference got a scare on Friday when they were told they might have been caught in the sights of an RFID reader.

The reader, connected to a web camera, sniffed data from RFID-enabled ID cards and other documents carried by attendees in pockets and backpacks as they passed a table where the equipment was stationed in full view.

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Illinois makes it a felony for sex offenders to join Facebook.

http://www.reason.com

Illinois makes it a felony for sex offenders to join Facebook.

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The snakes are winning!

http://news.yahoo.com

FREETOWN (Reuters) – Police in Sierra Leone have called in the army and fire brigade to try to take back control of a police station which has been overrun by hundreds of poisonous snakes.

Snake charmers have tried in vain to lure the beasts, mostly cobras and vipers, out of Gerihun police station in the southern district of Bo. Attempts to smoke them out also failed.

Officers and residents wanting to report crimes have grown too afraid to come to the building.

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Federal workers owe Uncle Sam $3B in unpaid taxes

http://voices.washingtonpost.com

Federal workers owed more than $3 billion in income taxes in 2008, according to the Internal Revenue Service, a figure down slightly from the year before.

The agency reported that 276,300 current and retired federal employees owed $3,042,200,000 in 2008, down from $3,586,784,725 in unpaid taxes in 2007. The list includes White House and Congressional staffers and current and former active-duty and reserve members of the military.

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Hackers Brew Self-Destruct Code to Counter Police Forensics

http://www.wired.com

Hackers have released an application designed to thwart a Microsoft-packaged forensic toolkit used by law enforcement agencies to examine a suspect’s hard drive during a raid.

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Indiana: City Threatens $2500 Fines for Challenging Traffic Tickets

http://www.thenewspaper.com

Motorists who receive minor parking or traffic tickets in Indianapolis, Indiana are being threatened with fines of up to $2500 if they attempt to take the ticket to court. A local attorney with the firm Roberts and Bishop was so outraged by what he saw in Marion County traffic court that he filed a class action suit yesterday seeking to have the practice banned as unconstitutional.

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Prisoner dupes guards, grows pot in cell

http://www.upi.com

Mohamed Jalloh, 28, of Brent, North London, grew his pot plants at Verne Prison in Portland, Dorset, in southern England, and for five months, guards admired his gardening, The Sun reported Saturday.

But after another inmate told guards what the plants really were, they checked out photos of marijuana plants on the Internet, and the jig was up.

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Texas accidentally bans all marriages

http://www.miamiherald.com

Barbara Ann Radnofsky, a Houston lawyer and Democratic candidate for attorney general, says that a 22-word clause in a 2005 constitutional amendment designed to ban gay marriages erroneously endangers the legal status of all marriages in the state.

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AMA Advocates Change in Marijuana Classification

http://scienceblogs.com

Yesterday, the influential AMA (American Medical Association) announced that it would cease its opposition to the concept of medical marijuana and instead advocate for a change in federal classification of the drug.

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Eighth Person Charged With Passport Snooping

http://www.pcworld.com

An eighth person who has worked for the U.S. Department of State has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing numerous electronic passport files that are supposed to be confidential, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

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Farmers Arrested Planting Hemp On DEA HQ

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

A group of civilly-disobedient hemp farmers and business leaders were arrested Tuesday morning while digging up the lawn to plant industrial hemp seeds at the headquarters of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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State to mom: Stop baby-sitting neighbors' kids

http://news.yahoo.com

Mom who watched kids waiting for the school bus is being warned by the state that she's operating an illegal daycare center.

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