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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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Artistic lawbreaking consists in mimicking through dance, song, and storytelling the heroic performances of Blacks who resist the policing of Black life in America.
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Lawbreaking is noteworthy only because the vast majority of people are law abiding.
Will you now give lawbreaking union militants a free pass to launch debilitating strikes against the taxpayer?
The lawbreaking, while central to Milken's grip on his market share, was irrelevant when it came time to do the deals.
The tacit approval of such lawbreaking works to undermine the legitimacy of all laws.
Police will still catch lawbreaking drivers and investigate accidents.
Chairman John Mortimer told the boy,from Colwyn Bay, they had taken into account his time on remand but warned him of the consequences of further lawbreaking.
It begins with Perez, caught stealing narcotics evidence, revealing widespread lawbreaking by Rampart Division cops in exchange for a relatively short prison term.
Clearly, we have to be as vigilant about lawbreaking by cops as by gangsters.
He continued, ``It will not suffice to say that crime does not pay, or that lawbreaking is an offense to society.
They contended it would spawn fraud in the Department of Motor Vehicles and encourage lawbreaking.