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Etymology: L, crimen
any act that violates a law and may have criminal intent.


The act or intent (i.e., mens rea) of violating or breaking the law, or helping others to. Crimes are offences against society which may be punished by the state.

Patient discussion about crime

Q. Does anyone have information on Bipolar "blackouts" or know what they're really called? My boyfriend is bipolar and experienced a blackout a few weeks ago during which he did something completely out of character. A crime was committed and he has since been arrested. He's having trouble coping as he has no memory of the crime. He was on Wellbuterin and a doctor prescribed steroids and vicodin for a crushed disc. The chemicals may have led him into this blackout. He is a wonderful loving person and is now facing a life sentence for this terrible thing that happened that he had no conscious control over. They will not continue his medications in jail and he is not receiving mental or medical treatment. Is there anyone out there that can help me find some answers?

A. i never heard of such thing. but there are strange results sometimes from mixing drugs that affect the central nervous system. here is for instance a web page talking about interactions between Vicodin and Wellbutrin.

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But you have to balance that by noting that there has been a sustained reduction in gun crime over the last 10 years.
Whether gun crime has fallen or risen is debatable, shooting incidents continue to take place across the US.
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The Government's policy of introducing tough mandatory sentences may not prove an effective way of tackling gun crime, the report warned.
So handguns are banned, gun crime has increased and only criminals have guns.
Amazingly, such laws are still proposed as solutions for cities plagued by gun crime, where the citizens most often denied permits tend to be the ones most vulnerable to crime.
Figures show that gun crime is rising and the amnesty gives people the opportunity to hand in their firearms without risk of prosecution.
They will then meet First Minister Jack McConnell to discuss particular aspects of gun crime in Scotland, as well as the use of knives and other weapons.
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