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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Fake Fed Truck Packed With Pot

It’s getting to the point where you can’t even impersonate a federal official with a half-ton of weed in your truck anymore. Two Mexican nationals were arrested this week after border patrol agents caught them with 933 pounds of marijuana in a truck emblazoned with U.S. Fish and Wildlife decals. The disguise apparently wasn’t convincing enough to fool agents who attempted to pull the vehicle over on suspicion of drug smuggling near Elfrida, Ariz., last week. The driver of the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
No Right to Privacy When it Comes to Stolen Property

Word to the wise: In the field of Fourth Amendment protections, individuals have no expectation of privacy when it comes to stolen property. A cell phone thief in San Francisco saw his defense strategy shot down by an appeals court when he tried to argue that police violated his rights by remotely tracking down the phone and arresting him. Lorenzo Barnes robbed a couple at gunpoint near the marina at Fort Mason in 2009 and ran away, according to a …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Josh Crank  
NFL Star Aaron Hernandez Under Pressure From Two Gun Incidents

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is a free man, for now at least, but he’s under intense scrutiny in connection with two separate shootings. Massachusetts police are looking into Hernandez in the homicide investigation of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin L. Lloyd, whose bullet-riddled body was found in a clearing near Hernandez’s home on June 17. Meanwhile, 30-year-old Alexander S. Bradley is suing Hernandez for allegedly shooting him in the face, causing the loss of his right eye. …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Bite Mark Forensic Evidence Leads to False Convictions

Bite mark analysis, long used by prosecutors to earn criminal convictions, is facing increasing questions about its reliability, if not already discredited. According to a recent analysis by the Associated Press, at least 24 men have been exonerated by DNA testing after they were initially arrested or convicted based on bite-mark evidence. “A small, mostly ungoverned group of dentists carry out bite mark analysis, and their findings are often key evidence in prosecutions, even though there is no scientific proof …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Home Burglar Gets Stuck in Mud, Calls Tow Truck for Help

An alleged burglar in Massachusetts had to call a tow truck when his pickup, loaded up with stolen goods, got stuck in the mud in his victim’s yard. “This is a first, that someone has called to get their vehicle towed after they completed a home burglary – from the yard where the burglary took place,” the local police chief told the Sun Chronicle newspaper. The thief’s truck was full of jewelry, televisions and other electronics. He apparently tried laying …

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