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Prisoner kills cellmate by stuffing wet toilet paper down his throat so he can get death penalty

Prisoner kills cellmate by stuffing wet toilet paper down his throat so he can get death penalty | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Scott Alexander Greenberg, 28, of St Petersburg, killed Kelly Damon Harding, 48, at Pinellas County Jail on Sunday after telling fellow inmates he would rather be executed than spend the rest of his life in prison.
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New Jersey Supreme Court Restricts Police Searches of Phone Data

New Jersey Supreme Court Restricts Police Searches of Phone Data | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The state’s top court said that, in most instances, the police must obtain a warrant before they can obtain tracking information about a suspect.
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Great job Jersey. Hopefully other states will follow. Um, Florida are you listening?

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Journalists tell tale of Guevara’s capture in ‘Hunting Che’ - Books - MiamiHerald.com

Journalists tell tale of Guevara’s capture in ‘Hunting Che’ - Books - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Two journalists write about the capture and killing of Che Guevara
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5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police Search (Even if You Have Nothing to Hide)

5 Reasons You Should Never Agree to a Police Search (Even if You Have Nothing to Hide) | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Are you 100 percent certain there's nothing illegal in your home or vehicle? You can never be too sure. A joint roach could stick to your shoe on the street and wind up on the floorboard.
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Stephen Rakes, alleged Bulger victim, found dead

Stephen Rakes, alleged Bulger victim, found dead | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Rakes claimed reputed mob boss Bulger muscled him out of business and was expected to testify against him in his racketeering trial
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Trevor Dooley sentenced to 8 years for manslaughter

Trevor Dooley sentenced to 8 years for manslaughter | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
TAMPA — After two families traded their pain, after Trevor Dooley called himself "a stupid old man" in a letter to the daughter of the man he killed, a judge tried to find some answer for the 72-year-old's fatal shooting of a neighbor in 2010 that...
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Florida Fugitive Caught After Commenting on His Own Mugshot on Facebook

Florida Fugitive Caught After Commenting on His Own Mugshot on Facebook | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The Pasco County Sheriff's Office likes to post a "Fugitive of the Day" on their Facebook page. The posts tend...
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Confessed Boston Strangler exhumed in pursuit of cold case

Confessed Boston Strangler exhumed in pursuit of cold case | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Massachusetts authorities on Friday exhumed the body of longtime Boston Strangler suspect Albert DeSalvo for DNA testing.
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VIDEO: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Undergoes Force-Feeding Endured by Guantánamo Hunger Strikers

VIDEO: Yasiin Bey (Mos Def) Undergoes Force-Feeding Endured by Guantánamo Hunger Strikers | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
In a video posted today by The Guardian, rapper Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, is filmed undergoing the standard operating procedure for force-feeding hunger striking prisoners at Guantánamo Bay.
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Wow. Horrendous. 

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Jacko spent $35M to hush sex vics: report

Jacko spent $35M to hush sex vics: report | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Michael Jackson spent $35 million to buy the silence of more than a dozen boys he allegedly molested over a 15-year span, according to a bombshell report yesterday.Previously unseen FBI documents on...
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State Attorney's Office Report Details Wider Range of Involvement in LPD Sex Scandal

State Attorney's Office Report Details Wider Range of Involvement in LPD Sex Scandal | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
LAKELAND | In addition to previously published accounts of police officers involved in an ongoing sex scandal investigation, there were others in a State Attorney's Office report that reveal more allegations of sex acts, sexual harassment and...
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Wow. I wonder how this affected crime investigations and evidence.

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Bob Buckhorn proudly signs new ordinances cracking down on the homeless in Tampa

Bob Buckhorn proudly signs new ordinances cracking down on the homeless in Tampa | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
"We're criminalizing public urination, and we're criminalizing sleeping in the park and all the other things that affect 99. 9 percent of the people," Buckhorn said.
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George Zimmerman rescues family from truck crash last week, police say

George Zimmerman rescues family from truck crash last week, police say | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
George Zimmerman, who has not been seen publicly since being acquitted in the murder of Trayvon Martin earlier this month, surfaced last week to rescue someone trapped in an overturned truck in Florida, police said Monday.
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'Law & Order' star Dennis Farina dies at 69, publicist says

'Law & Order' star Dennis Farina dies at 69, publicist says | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Dennis Farina, a former police officer who became a star of Law & Order, died today at the age of 69, his publicist said.
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One of my favorite cops to yell at while watching 'Law and Order'.

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Tide may be turning for U.S. capital punishment as recent votes reveal states divided on life and death issue

Tide may be turning for U.S. capital punishment as recent votes reveal states divided on life and death issue | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Half of Americans live in a jurisdiction that does not use the death penalty. Only nine states used it in 2012. The national tally is 32 with, 18 without and closing
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Search widens for Ohio killer's victims

Search widens for Ohio killer's victims | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Suspect led police to believe he might have been influenced by a convicted serial killer.
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Bodies of minister, 70, and grandson found bound, gagged in Miami Gardens home - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com

Bodies of minister, 70, and grandson found bound, gagged in Miami Gardens home - Miami-Dade - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Neighbors said they got worried after Annette Anderson missed church on Sunday and was not spotted moving around outside her neat home on Monday.
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Very sad.

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The other Florida case everyone's talking about

The other Florida case everyone's talking about | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Right on the heels of the George Zimmerman trial, another controversial and tragic self-defense case is making its way to court.
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Stand your ground law, Trayvon Martin and a shocking legacy | Tampa Bay Times

Stand your ground law, Trayvon Martin and a shocking legacy | Tampa Bay Times | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The Trayvon Martin case has brought scrutiny to Florida's stand your ground law. The Tampa Bay Times finds the self defense law has been invoked more than 200 times since 2005.
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A breakdown of the more than 200 "Stand Your Ground" cases in Florida.

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Boston Strangler DNA revelation provides some closure for victim's family

Boston Strangler DNA revelation provides some closure for victim's family | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
Man remembers aunt 49 years after she was raped, killed in notorious cold case after police link suspect to DNA
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In a 1992 Murder, Evidence of Flawed Justice

In a 1992 Murder, Evidence of Flawed Justice | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
The conviction of two men for the kidnapping of Jennifer Negron in Brooklyn relied on what might have been an informer-for-hire, according to a witness.
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This is part of the problem with informants...

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For José García, a double dose of mistaken identity - Florida - MiamiHerald.com

For José García, a double dose of mistaken identity - Florida - MiamiHerald.com | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A Texas man was wrongly extradited — twice — to Miami for a crime he didn’t commit.
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Seriously cops? Seriously???

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Daniel Taylor's 20 year wrongful prison term

Daniel Taylor's 20 year wrongful prison term | BloodandButter | Scoop.it
A Chicago man who spent 20 years in prison is freed after a new investigation reveals he had an alibi. Daniel Taylor was in police custody at the time and Saturday night he spoke out.
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(via Steven Drizin)

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