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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.

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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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More than anything else, the 237-page account of not-so-daring lawbreaking illustrates what can happen when a book deal is signed before one word of the manuscript is written.
The scenes of the undertakers' ball and Cathy's saloon are filmed with a particular recourse to funk that reproduces Black culture in the tradition of lawbreaking.
Reconstructionism has a record of turning out hugely prolific writers, tireless organizers who stay at meetings until the last chair is folded up, and driven activists willing to undergo arrest (Reconstructionist Randall Terry founded Operation Rescue, the lawbreaking antiabortion campaign) to make their point.
What does this lawbreaking rabbi who dares to relieve suffering by healing on the Sabbath (John 5:1-18) have to say?
Hundreds of Houthi rebels, have been killed, wounded and arrested since the army launched an assualt against them in August that was prompted by rebel persistent lawbreaking and violence.
Did the Metropolitan Police cancel the Notting Hill Carnival where there is usually some lawbreaking and a little violence?
It sends out completely the wrong signals to everyone, the law-abiding majority and the lawbreaking minority.
The crackdown is part of a plan to extend high-tech surveillance to trap lawbreaking motorists.
Those who would like to legalize people here don't want to remind folks that, in effect, we're not going to enforce the law, that we're going to seemingly reward lawbreaking.
The lawbreaking, while central to Milken's grip on his market share, was irrelevant when it came time to do the deals.
NATIONAL Lawbreaking Day - or Boxing Day as it used to be called before the ban on hunting with hounds - was a resounding success this year.
Maybe lawbreaking in general should be ignored because, after all, so many people do it.