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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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We want the communities whose lives are blighted by gun crime to take a stand and give us information about gun crime, anonymously if preferred, so we can act upon it and help eradicate gun crime.
Even on that measure of gun crime it's half as much as in 2007/08 and there are far fewer fatalities.
In June there three gun crimes were reported in four days and most recently a man was left in a serious condition in hospital after he was shot in the leg in Stoke Aldermoor.
If gun trafficking and gun crime increase, anti-gun crusaders will turn the spotlight to the most obvious "cause" of the problem: the legal gun-owning community.
He told the ECHO: "There is a very real danger to all involved in gun crime and we urge mums who know their sons or daughters are involved with gangs who used firearms to help us to get out of the vicious circle they may have found themselves in.
Anyone with information can contact Crimestoppers on 0800555 111 or Merseyside Police gun crime hotline 0800 458 1211.
HAND GUN: Judges have a key role to play in cutting gun crime, according to a senior police chief; PLEA: Bernard Hogan-Howe
Kiran, who lives in Kings Heath and plans to study biological science at university next year, said: "I wanted to do something because it hit me how bad gun crime was and particularly how bad it was getting in Birmingham especially with the tragedy of what happened to Letisha Shakespeare and Charlene Ellis.
Gun crime also decreased between 2003 and 2004 from 16 incidents to 15 ( placing the police force joint third in the list of "safe" regions.
PSN is President Bush's comprehensive initiative to combat gun crime in America by providing locally-based programs with the tools and resources they need to succeed.
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.
But the children who were taught about guns by their peers were considerably more likely to be involved in various kinds of misbehavior, including gun crime.