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Leech leads police to robber

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Driver arrested after crashing into couple's bedroom

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Text messages show details of McNair's final night with Kazemi

Nashville police released the 50 text messages Monday night as part of a case summary and detailed the exchanges between the two hours before the July 4 murder-suicide.

Kazemi, 4:04 p.m.: Baby I have to be w u 2nite. I dnt care where

Kazemi, 4:16 p.m.Tell me u gonna be w me

Kazemi, 8:34 p.m.: baby where u gonna be at when I get off

McNair, 8:50 p.m.: I'm at home baby what time u get off

Kazemi, 8:51 p.m.: round 11

Kazemi, 9:10 p.m.: where u gonna be at baby

McNair, 9:15 p.m.: at home til the kids fall asleep

Kazemi, 9:18 p.m.: k ill call when I get off

Kazemi, 10:23 p.m.: do u wanna get out n drink

McNair, 10:35 p.m.: Probably not baby having trouble with the kids getting to sleep

Kazemi, 10:45 p.m.: k im going to the condo in a min

McNair, 10:59 p.m.: ok

Kazemi, 11:28 p.m.: they asleep babe

McNair, 11:34 p.m.: they are on the way

McNair, 12:38 a.m.: On my way

Kazemi, 12:38 a.m.: k

Kazemi, 12:48 a.m.: u want me to open the gate

McNair, 12:52 a.m. (sent twice): No open the front door

Kazemi, 1:14 a.m.: its open

Kazemi, 2:23 a.m.: im going to the store*

Investigators say the last text message appears out of sequence, and it was received by McNair's phone at 2:23 a.m. but on Kazemi's phone, there was no time stamp on the message.

Posted by Andrea Torres at 10:21 AM on October 20, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

Police called this a miracle

There was a six-month-old baby in that stroller. Authorities separated the train's carts and were shocked to find out the baby survived unharmed.

Posted by Andrea Torres at 08:21 PM on October 19, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Don't get confused: Medical use is still not allowed in Florida

3357331835 Every one knows what happens to those who abuse weed, and there are plenty of popular jokes to reference the damage.

Do you know the difference between a drunk and a stoner behind the wheel? It is that the drunk will drive through the stop sign. The pothead waits for it to turn green.

Or have you ever heard the one about the pothead who studied for five days for a urine test?

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement doesn't want that to happen to you. They are afraid that legalizing it for medical purposes would send the wrong message to young people and that the move had to do more with profit than with compassion.

There may be more profits than compassion in this market. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws claims that in Florida it's production value is second to oranges and above of sugarcane and grapefruit.

On a mission in Florida, Kim Russell, the founder of People United For Medical Marijuana, is using online social networks to target college students. He hopes to collect 676,811 signatures from registered voters for a petition the Florida Division of Elections already approved. He is on Twitter.

In the meantime punishment remains severe: Posession of 20 grams or less of marijuana can still lead to a year in jail and a $1,000 fine. Selling or growing pot within 1,000 feet of a school, college, public park, public housing, daycare center, or church is still punishable by up to 15 years in prison and carrries a fine of $10,000.

Here is the memo from the U.S. Department of Justice authorizing the medical use of marijuana in state's where it is allowed (AK, CA, CO, HI, ME, MI, MT, NV, NM, OR, RI, VT, and WA).

Posted by Andrea Torres at 03:35 PM on October 19, 2009 in Crime , Current Affairs , Drugs , DUI | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

A powerful crime prevention program for kids


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Drunkest guy ever goes for more beer

Posted by Andrea Torres at 11:08 PM on October 15, 2009 in DUI , Food and Drink | Permalink | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

Man tries to explain why he robbed nine banks

Money_2_070105143819 How does a father of three who has never broken the law become a bank robber?

Mark Mocha, 51, robbed nine banks in Long Island. The New York Times tried to explain his story with a wonderful audio slide show.  Here are some of his quotes:

I couldn't stop. It was like any other addiction.

I went there two or three times to do it and finally on the fourth time I actually did it. And I came home and I saw this money that I had gotten and I was like Oh my Gosh.

It just fell apart for me. I started drinking. I started to get high. It all disintegrated.

I just kinda had this sense of I guess the fatality of it. It was going to end. And the way it was going to end  was with me in prison or me dead in a bank floor, and I dont really think at that point that I really cared which one it was.

Mocha was arrested. He served 12 years in prison and went on to become a social worker.

Now he has a message for any one who may be contemplating robbing a bank. View the slide show.

Other interesting slide shows:

The rookie detective

Director of pathology and autopsies.

The bar fighter

Drag queen and former shoplifter

Posted by Andrea Torres at 05:40 PM on October 9, 2009 | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Disturbing crime scene photo


The body of an unidentified man hangs from his neck under a bridge on the old Rosarito highway as authorities stand by in Tijuana, Mexico, Friday. Authorities found the dead man beaten, naked and castrated. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AP 



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Father accused of chaining son to car bumper

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