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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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The Met Police have said: "Those involved in criminality should be under no illusion that we will pursue you.
Mrs May said: "I think this is about sheer criminality.
I'm imploring that people within those communities actually start clearing the streets to enable my police officers to deal with the criminality that's occurring in front of them.
French officials should be working to fight discrimination, rather than making inflammatory statements linking entire communities to alleged criminality," the organization said in a statement.
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A statement posted on the player's official website said: "Robinho denies any allegation of wrongdoing or criminality and is happy to co-operate with police.
He strenuously denies any allegation of wrongdoing or criminality and is happy to co-operate with the police if required further.