Daily Archives: January 14, 2013 - 5 results


Compounding Pharmacy Implicated in Deaths

A compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts has been linked to the outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis caused by contamination of steroid injections commonly used for back and neck pain. Meningitis is a swelling of the protective membranes of the brain and spinal cord. Problems with the injections arose when the contaminated steroid was injected near the spine. Steroid injections in knees or hips are highly unlikely to cause meningitis. The compounding pharmacy shipped 17,676 potentially tainted vials to …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Frauds & Scams News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd  
Sentencing Break for Passing $500M bill

You’ve heard about the loopy idea to pay down the national debt with a trillion-dollar coin. How about a half-billion dollar bill? Cleland Ayison, 32, got a sentencing break in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., in December when federal judge William Dimitrouleas pitied him. Ayison got only house arrest and community service because his crime — trying to pass a novelty U.S. Federal Reserve note with a face value of $500 million — was so “silly.” [Jersey Journal, 12-18-2012] [South Florida Sun-Sentinel, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Judge Halts NYPD ‘Stop & Frisk’ in the Bronx

A federal judge on Jan. 8 put a temporary halt to the New York City Police Department’s controversial “stop and frisk” program as it applies to visitors and residents of a group of residential buildings in the Bronx. The buildings, which are privately owned, had been part of the Trespass Affidavit Program (TAP), in which property managers ask for increased police patrols to arrest trespassers. A plaintiff in the lawsuit, Ligon v. City of New York, is the mother of …

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Inline Skaters Allowed on Roads in Illinois

A new law went into effect in Illinois on Jan. 1 that allows inline skaters, who had previously been confined to the sidewalks, to skate in the road.    Skate Club Behind Change  Under the new statute, skaters 18 years and older can skate on roads in cities with populations below 2 million – taking Chicago out of the picture. They are also restricted to daylight hours and 45-mph roads, and they cannot “impede or obstruct other vehicular traffic.” “All …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Cops Have to Pay for Losing Your Stuff

There’s no upside to having your property confiscated by the police, but you should at least be able to trust them to keep track of your belongings. And thanks to a recent decision from the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, if the cops lose your stuff, you’re allowed to file a claim for the fair market value of the items. The appeals court decision is a victory for Robert Lee Bailey, who has been to court numerous times in …

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