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crime

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.

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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.

http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php

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The Ministry said " The solidarity of the state government and the people stand beside the Republic of Turkey in the face of this cowardly criminal act" and called on all countries of the world to unite and combat terrorism whatever its origin and motives.
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Chief Superintendent Rebekah Sutcliffe of Greater Manchester Police said: "It is vital we establish the exact circumstances in which Raymond died and determine whether or not it was a criminal act or of self-defence.
- that must have been a criminal act by the Americans.
Of those, 21 percent were involved in a violent criminal act in 1998, 61 percent were white, the average family size was 4.5, the average age was 15, 68 percent had two parents, the average number of family dinners a teenager had in a given week was 4.6, and 2.9 percent of teenagers had either dropped out of school or were expelled.
During the decades preceding the routine activity theory, the pendulum of research began to focus on criminal acts, rather than broad social causes of crime.
State inmates brought separate pro se actions for federal habeas corpus relief, each alleging that prison officials violated his due process rights by revoking earned credits in prison disciplinary hearings for a criminal act that he did not commit.
As I will not tolerate the loss of any one of these brave men or women due to the failure of an officer's character, I will not tolerate a single unreported criminal act on the part of our cadets.
Presiding Judge Tetsuya Yoshimoto said Kitamura, 33, was involved in the criminal act itself as he was aware of the plan in advance and clearly realized killing power of sarin gas.
To increase the punishment for a criminal act depending upon the identity of the victim also seems un-American.
12 explosion at the US destroyer Cole) was a planning criminal act".