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OKG Newsletter


Topic: weird

Government in Action


News of the Weird


Florida's nation-leading epidemic of mortgage fraud was facilitated by state regulators who permitted 2,200 people with finance-crime records to become professional "loan originators," part of the tot...
 
Thursday, September 11, 2008

What Goes Around, Comes Around


News of the Weird


According to police in Bethlehem, Pa., four kids (ages 9 to 14) grabbed a donation box in August at RiverPlace park (contributions to an organization that maintains the park's portable toilets) and ra...
 
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Names in the News


News of the Weird


Arrested in Tampa in June and charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell: Mr. God Lucky Howard, 39. Convicted in Kansas City, Mo., in June of 31 counts including 12 rapes and other non-con...
 
Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Recurring Themes


News of the Weird


The economic slowdown and rising prices for scrap metals have provoked desperation and creativity among down-market criminals. A 42-year-old man was arrested in his car heading for a metals-recycling ...
 
Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Creme de la Weird


News of the Weird


Charlie Van Wilkes Jr., 31, was arrested in Danielsville, Ga., in August and charged with possession of drugs and burglary tools. The arrest report noted that Wilkes had a "large lump in the front of ...
 
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Least Competent Criminals


News of the Weird


Oblivious: In August in Billings, Mont., federal officers recognized Wyoming fugitive Sterling Wolfname, 26, on the street, but the man tried to give a different name, seemingly oblivious that "Wolfna...
 
Saturday, September 13, 2008

Compelling Explanations


News of the Weird


Jonathan Williams, 33, was convicted of cocaine possession in England's Guildford Crown Court in July, as jurors rejected his explanation that the pants he had on (containing the cocaine) were not his...
 
Thursday, September 18, 2008

Anachronistic stereotypes of women


News of the Weird


Italian and U.K. legal authorities have recently discarded rule interpretations based on embarrassingly anachronistic stereotypes of women. In July, Italy's Court of Cassation reversed a 1999 ruling c...
 
Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Litigious Society


News of the Weird


Kevin Hansen filed a lawsuit in West Bend, Wis., in August, claiming that spotting a clump of hair in a steak he sliced into from a Texas Roadhouse restaurant caused "severe and permanent injuries," p...
 
Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Continuing Crisis


News of the Weird


Mohammed Bello Abubakar, 84, a Muslim preacher in the western Nigerian state of Niger, told a BBC reporter in August that, although he personally has 86 wives (and 170 children), other men could not h...
 
Saturday, September 20, 2008
 
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