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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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MORE than 3,300 sex offenders live in the West Midlands - an increase of 50 per cent compared to eight years ago.
THE number of registered sex offenders living in Wales is rising rapidly, new figures released this week have shown.
Ministry of Justice figures also show that one sex offender being monitored in Teesside was charged with a serious further offence - but none were convicted.
The number of sex offenders per head in the police force area is 4% higher than across England and Wales as a whole, which has one sex offender for every 878 people.
(1) Instead, the blame should be placed squarely on the person responsible for the violence--the offender.
"Sex offenders do shop around," said Paula Stitz, who runs the State Sex Offender Registry for the Arkansas Crime Information Center.
By collecting data from billions of public records, GoLookUp provides accurate sex offender information based on a zip code.
"When a registered sex offender goes missing, their details are recorded on national and international systems and the police will actively seek out further information and intelligence to locate them."
MERSEYSIDE has one of the highest number of sex offenders living in the region than anywhere else in England and Wales, it has been revealed.
In the case of the People v Diack, the Court of Appeals decided that charges against Michael Diack, a level 1 sex offender, no longer on parole, charged with violating a Nassau County law, must be dismissed because Diack didn't violate New York State law.