Adultery is a felony in the state of Michigan, and when a Married Woman and Single Man commit adultery, the male is also guilty of a felony legislature.mi.gov/(S(fko…
Today I learned about Buddy Cianci. Former 2 time Mayor of Providence, RI, both times having to resign from office due to felony charges of kidnapping and then racketeering. He then lost a third election after serving 5 years in prison. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud…
Jonas Salk, the virologist who developed the polio vaccine was an international hero but was disliked by the medical community. The director of National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis said at the time, "It's as if Salk had halitosis or committed a felony." youtube.com/watch?v=cym21…
Today I learned of the Felony Murder Doctrine, where any killing that occurs in the course of a dangerous felony can be charged against the felon as first-degree murder. This can lead to strange results. If you rob a store with your brother and he is shot by the clerk, you can be charged with his murder. law.cornell.edu/wex/felon…
All male U.S. citizens (and male residents) must register for military conscription ("Selective Service") within 30 days of their 18th birthday. Failure to register is a felony punishable by a fine of up to $250,000 and/or 5 years imprisonment. usatoday.com/story/news/n…
Whereas people who are convicted of felonies are called β€œfelons,” those convicted of misdemeanors are called β€œmisdemeanants” thelawdictionary.org/misd…
In 1978, a man was sentenced to life in prison for forging an $88 check because he refused to accept a plea deal and had previously been convicted of two felonies. The Supreme Court upheld the decision. caselaw.findlaw.com/us-su…
A person with a felony CAN still vote, though the process for voting reinstatement varies widely from state to state ncsl.org/research/electio…
On April Fools, 2 radio DJs from Florida told their listeners that "dihydrogen monoxide", which is an alternative chemical name for water, was coming out of the taps. Their remark results in suspension and possible felony charges. theatlantic.com/culture/a…
In most states, even defendants who are found not guilty are billed for the time and services of their public defenders. It is illegal to send someone to prison on a felony charge so in many cases it’s not available to refuse council. theguardian.com/commentis…
When William Langer, Governor of North Dakota, was convicted of a felony and ordered to be removed from office, he chose instead to declare North Dakota independent, declare martial law, and barricade himself within the Governor's mansion. Two years later, he was re-elected. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
US rapper Jay-Z stabbed record producer Lance Riviera in a Berlin nightclub in 1999 and was sentenced to 3 years' probation for second-degree felony assault. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
A substitute teacher in Ohio was convicted of four felony counts and sentenced to 90 days in jail along with 3 years of probation, for showing a high school Spanish class the 2012 horror film β€œThe ABCs of Death”. theguardian.com/film/2015…
Polygamy is strictly illegal in the US, meaning even if you mistakenly believe your spouse is dead or your divorce is final, marrying another person is a felony punishable with a 5 year prison sentence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
On October 2, 1978, Tim Allen was arrested in the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport for possession of over 650 grams (1.43 lb) of cocaine. He pleaded guilty to felony drug trafficking charges and provided the names of other dealers in exchange for a sentence of three to seven years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim…
Temar Boggs, the 15 year that saved a 5 year old from being kidnapped by chasing the car on his bike in 2013, is in jail for pleading guilty to felony armed robbery three years later. lancasteronline.com/news/…
It is a felony to kill a Sasquach in Washington en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big…
Today I learned that in the US all men between the ages of 18 and 25, must register for selective service (Formely the draft), failing to so may result in fines up to $250k, and up to 5 years of prison (felony), and may have impact on future rights, voting, grants etc. It has never applied to Women. usa.gov/selective-service
Target has 2 U.S. based forensic labs where they solve retail crimes, felonies, homicides, and special circumstances cases for law bureaus that need the extra manpower, facilities, resources and time – free of charge. corporate.target.com/arti…
Today I learned about the felony murder rule, which means that if there is a death during a crime (either of the criminal or a bystander), then all of those who are complicit in the crime (even if they did not intend to commit murder) can be charged with first-degree murder. (the crime must be a felony) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fel…
In only three U.S. states is it a felony offense to maim or fatally injure a biker or pedestrian if you are behind the wheel of a car while not under the influence. In nearly every state, getting police or the courts to prosecute a negligent driver for harming a cyclist is a serious challenge. nextcity.org/features/vie…
An NCAA football coach was fired after a co worker found porngraphic videos of children on his cell phone. He fought the charges vigorously after being charged with 2 felonies. He was finally reinstated after 18 months after it was revealed it was his kids taking a bath. usatoday.com/story/sports…
In many states a military dishonorable discharge is deemed the equivalent of a felony conviction, with attendant loss of civil rights including not being allowed to own or possess a firearm. law.cornell.edu/uscode/te…
In Michigan and elsewhere you can have consensual sex with an adult woman and be unknowingly committing a felony if she's married. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adu…
In the state of Massachusetts it's a felony to publicly carry a Kusari-Fundo, a feudal Japanese chain and weight weapon. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kus…
Target has a top rated forensic lab in Las Vegas and Minneapolis used to solve retail crimes committed at Target stores. They also tackle felony, homicide and special circumstances cases for law bureaus that need the extra manpower, facilities, resources and time free of charge. corporate.target.com/arti…
In Texas, you can be charged with a felony for promoting the use of or owning more than six dildos at a time. statutes.capitol.texas.go…
Threatening the President of the United States is a class E felony under United States CodeTitle 18, Section 871. The offense is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, a $250,000 maximum fine, a $100 special assessment, and 3 years of supervised release and some internet restrictions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thr…
Almost 6 million Americans are denied the right to vote because of a felony conviction. Florida, Kentucky and Virginia impose a lifelong denial of the right to vote to all citizens with a felony record. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vot…
Not only was Samuel L. Jackson an usher at Martin Luther King Jr.'s funeral in 1968, but the next year as part of a college protest, he held Martin Luther King Sr. hostage. He was expelled and charged with a felony. hollywoodreporter.com/new…
Canada has no statute of limitations for prosecuting indictable crimes (serious crimes, analogous to felonies in the US) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta…
The University of Washington at Seattle asks all prospective undergraduates whether they’ve ever been convicted of a violent felony or registered as a sex offender. It started after the university notified everyone that two men convicted of sex crimes against children were taking classes there chronicle.com/article/Do-…
"mayhem" is a crime consisting of the intentional maiming of another person, and is a felony in the US. It was originally defined as the intentional and wanton removal of a body part that would handicap a person's ability to defend themselves in combat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May…
Since 2014 it has been a felony in North Carolina to steal a Venus Fly Trap due to the vulnerable nature of the species wect.com/story/26320766/s…
California Penal Codes 837, 839, and 844 allow citizens to round up a posse Wild Wild West style and kick in the front door of someone's house to arrest them for committing a felony, whether or not a police officer is present for the arrest. leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/di…
Convicted of a felony in 1934; the Governor of North Dakota barricaded himself in the Governor's Mansion, declared Martial Law, and declared North Dakota an Independent State inforum.com/community/his…
Pentecostal snake handling was made a felony punishable by death under Georgia law between 1941-1968. The law was passed following the death of a seven-year-old girl. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sna…
A man in California was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for stealing a slice of pizza due to a previous felony record and three-strikes laws sfgate.com/news/article/S…
If you have been convicted of a felony, you permanently lose your right to vote in Florida, Virginia and Iowa. ncsl.org/research/electio…
Today I learned that an 8th grader was accused of a felony for trying to use a $2 bill. washingtontimes.com/news/…
In the United States a private person can make an arrest, including through use of force, for felonies, misdemeanors, and breaches of peace. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
In 2009, before specific whistleblower protection laws, two nurses in TX were fired and charged with unrelated felonies after reporting unsafe medical care from a physician they worked under en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Win…
Samuel L. Jackson was suspended for two years from Morehouse College and convicted of a second-degree felony when he and several other students held members of the college board of trustees hostage in exchange for school reform. news.moviefone.com/2014/0…
What it looks like when you point a laser pointer at an aircraft and the light hits the cockpit - now i see why it's a felony pangolin.com/faa/laser-ai…
A person who takes a sexually explicit photo of someone under age 18, even if it's a self-portrait, can be charged with producing child pornography, a felony with a prison sentence of up to 20 years mlive.com/news/jackson/in…
In 2009 an obese Houston Texas man, who was a felony suspect, was able to hide a pistol so well in the flabs of his skin that it wasn't found by multiple searches from police and other authorities. It was only after he confessed to a guard that the gun was confiscated chron.com/news/houston-te…
The Sherman Anti-Trust Act makes it a felony for entities to conspire in the restraint of trade or commerce and makes it a felony to monopolize trade or commerce. economics.fundamentalfina…
Today I learned of Tri-State Crematory in Noble, Georgia. In Feb. 2002, FBI investigators found more than 300 decomposing bodies on the crematory property, leading to owner Brent Marsh's arrest on 787 felony charges for failure to cremate/properly dispose the remains. timesfreepress.com/news/l…
Samuel L. Jackson once held Martin Luther King. SR hostage at Morehouse College. He was convicted of felony Unlawful Confinement. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam…
In 2010, a Colorado money manager maimed a cyclist in a hit-and-run. He escaped felony charges by arguing that the smell of his new Mercedes-Benz had aggravated his sleep apnea, which briefly knocked him out. denverpost.com/search/ci_…

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