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In Glendale, Ariz., There’s No Going Back

Some may argue that motor vehicles are built with a reverse gear for practical reasons. But is it right to sacrifice safety for practicality? Of course, some will tell you that multiple mirrors, newfangled rear-facing cameras and old-fashioned looking over the shoulder makes it reasonably safe. But you’re driving backwards. If you were meant to do that, they’d install the seats facing that way! Glendale, Ariz., may be the only community in the United States with enough sense to legally …

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Posted 12 months ago in Criminal Law On the Lighter Side Video by Betsy Kim  
Your Favorite ‘Breaking Bad’ Character Is Telling [Video]

Walt’s Narcissism In the AMC TV program, “Breaking Bad,” Walt exhibits narcissistic traits, according to clinical and forensic psychiatrist, Ankur Saraiya. Driven by a feeling that something is missing in their lives, narcissists have haughty attitudes, behave selfishly and desire fame. Saraiya says the show explains Walt’s disorder. His business partners kicked him out of their pharmaceutical company that later made millions of dollars. “At least a part of him is trying to capture that fame and fortune that he …

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Posted 12 months ago in On the Lighter Side by Josh Crank  
Alaska City Keeps Its Moose on the Wagon

Say what you will about the “nanny state,” but the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, probably had your best interests at heart when it made it a crime to feed alcohol to a moose. The Alaska Moose can weigh around 1,400 pounds and sport a six-foot wide span of eviscerating antlers, so don’t even ask if there’s an exception for keg stands. If you find the Fairbanks statute overly authoritarian, you might find the people of Anchorage more accepting of a …

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Posted 12 months ago in Criminal Law On the Lighter Side Video by Betsy Kim  
‘Breaking Bad’: Meet a Real-Life Saul Goodman [Video]

  In the last episode of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” the attorney, Saul Goodman, never appeared. One criminal defense lawyer, a real-life Saul of sorts, Todd Levitt, says the show would have ended quite differently had someone just phoned Saul. “Right when Walt was leaving to go out to the desert, he should have called Saul at that time and then Saul would have diverted the whole situation,” says Todd. (He may be a bit partial to Saul, as his actual …

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Posted 12 months ago in On the Lighter Side by Josh Crank  
Fake Mustache Clowns Kept in Check in Alabama

The sign says “church,” not “fake mustache comedy club.” But in Alabama, this distinction is more than just common sense — it’s a matter of law. It is a crime to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter in church in the Heart of Dixie. There’s not much debate these days about whether the law is a well-intentioned attempt at preserving order or a brazen assault on the First Amendment, since police don’t seem to be enforcing the obscure statute. …

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