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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.

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"We were informed by Lebanese authorities about increased criminal activity in the Baalbek area," Johnson said.
Recent popular literature has highlighted Islamist justifications for engaging in criminal activity, ranging from drug trafficking to cyber-fraud to bank robbery.
We selected 25 Medicaid providers with high federal tax debt as case studies for more in-depth investigation of the extent and nature of abuse and criminal activity. For all 25 cases we found abusive and related criminal activity, including failure to remit individual income taxes or payroll taxes to IRS.
(1.) Gessner BD, Reproductive health, criminal activity, and abuse among 10 to 15-year old females enrolled in Medicaid, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2006, 108(1): 111-118
A police spokeperson states they cannot stop the criminal activity but surely there is the 1842 Act and they can use also Asbos.
But Mr Allister claimed it indicated that the Government was prepared to turn a blind eye to criminal activity by the IRA.
The pounds 450,000 was seized using the Criminal Justice Act, which enables specially trained financial investigators in the force's Economic Crime Unit to identify and apply through the courts to recover assets gained as a result of criminal activity.
During Wright's recent trial, witnesses called by his attorney testified about the extensive criminal activity in the neighborhood and vouched for the homeowner's reputation as a "hard-working, middleclass American." On the other hand, as assistant district attorney Eugene Felton Jr.
Next, the scenario of criminal activity is given, including an overview of the crime and an account of the events that took place from the time of the arrest to the court appearance.
You dramatically point out that automobile insurance causes criminal activity. Automobile insurance is thus equivalent to putting guns in the hands of incompetents and racketeers.
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