Today I learned of Cody Slaughter, who was so honest during his job interview with the Border Patrol, that he admitted to molesting a toddler, and having sex with various types of animals, offences the police were previously unaware of. phoenixnewtimes.com/news/…
LΓ¨se-majestΓ© is a French term meaning "to do wrong to majesty", is an offence against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state. In Iceland for example, it can be punished by up to two years of imprisonment. For a very serious breach, the term can be extended to 6 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LΓ¨s…
Famous "Soviet flag over Reichstag" photo, was doctored because the soldier holding the flag was wearing 2 watches. Photographer erased the watch on his right arm because he thought soldier had looted items from dead Nazi soldiers, which was a punishable offence. vox.com/videos/2018/10/2/…
In the UK, it is an offence to β€œdrive through a puddle causing pedestrians to be splashed”. theworldnews.net/gb-news/…
Victim surcharge - In England and Wales, an additional penalty to people convicted of offences, to provide compensation for the victims of crime. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic…
Being seen naked in your own house is illegal in Singapore under section 27A of the Miscellaneous Offences (Public Order and Nuisance) sso.agc.gov.sg/Act/MOPONA…
The United Kingdom in 1810 had a total of 220 different crimes punishable by death, including offences such as "being in the company of Gypsies for one month" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
The word "decimation" stems from the a punishment meted out to units of the Roman army who were guilty of capital offences, whereby one man in ten was executed by nine fellow soldiers after they had all drawn lots. Thus, the army would literally be reduced by a tenth in size. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dec…
After Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said NBA referee manager Ed Rush "wouldn't be able to manage a Dairy Queen", Dairy Queen management took offence and offered to let Cuban manage a Dairy Queen for a day. Cuban accepted. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned of Ian Watkins, former lead singer of the 2000s Emo band LostProphets, is serving time in prison on child sex offences. bbc.com/news/uk-wales-254…
A nutritional diet can reduce criminal offences among prisoner by up to almost half ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2…
In Romania, the permitted level of alcohol in blood for vehicle or tramway drivers is 0.00 ‰. Consequences of DUI: Civil fine below O.4. A prison sentence of one to five years is given when it is a criminal offence, i.e. the concentration of alcohol in blood is above 0.8 g of alcohol per litre. berariiromaniei.ro/en/sav…
Studies have shown that 47% of adult male prisoners have a history of traumatic brain injury. Over two thirds had their first brain injury before their first offence. bbc.co.uk/news/stories-45…
Today I learned of LΓ¨se-majestΓ© which is a French term meaning "to do wrong to majesty"; is an offence against the dignity of a reigning sovereign or against a state. Monarchies in Thailand and Cambodia still apply these laws - you can't impune the royals. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C…
On a trip to China, Prince Philip joked to students that "if you stay here much longer, you'll go slit-eyed". After initial concerns of offence, it was revealed that Chinese authorities were unconcerned. They explained that travelling Chinese students were likewise warned not to go "round-eyed". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
Today I learned about Keelhauling, a punishment inflicted for various offences in the Dutch Navy. It is performed by plunging the delinquent repeatedly under the ship's bottom on one side, and hoisting him up on the other, after having passed under the keel. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kee…
In 2014, a mob in Papua New Guinea burnt a woman accused of witchcraft alive at the stakes. In 2017, her 6 year old daughter was tortured for the same alleged offence. theguardian.com/world/201…
Manchester police once listed snowball throwing as a β€œserious violent” crime, a classification usually given to offences like murder. There were 6 β€œoffences”. No one was arrested or injured. oldham-chronicle.co.uk/ne…
In 2008 two judges were found to be accepting money from two juvenile detention centres in return for increasing the number of residents, offences were as minimal as mocking a principal on Myspace, trespassing in a vacant building, or shoplifting DVDs from Wal-mart . en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid…
In 2009 Irish police found they had more than 50 motoring offences recorded for someone called "Prawo Jadzy". It turned out that Prawo Jadzy means "driving license" in Polish news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/north…
The 1911 obituary of American millionaire Frank Work contained his rant against the arranged marriages of American heiresses to British noblemen for dowry. He thought it should be a 'hanging offence' - the waste of American money paying off private debts in exchange for aristocratic titles. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
Feeding the barbary macaques in Gibraltar is an offence that you can be fined for up to Β£4,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Until 1972, it was a criminal offence to attempt suicide in Canada. thecanadianencyclopedia.c…
Irish police had been looking for a 'Prawo Jazdy', a reckless driver with over 50 offences, only to learn that 'prawo jazdy' is Polish for 'driver's license. news.bbc.co.uk
One of the seven wonders of the world, the Temple of Artemis, was burned down by an arson who wished to be famous for his crime. Following his execution, the Ancient Greeks made it an offence subject to the death penalty to mention his name. wikipedia.org/wiki/Herost…
A quadriplegic man was sentenced to 10 days in jail for a first time offence of possession of marijuana, despite the prison not having sufficient medical equipment for him. The 27 year-old died after four days in custody. popehat.com/2008/12/11/cr…
Since 1981, Mexico does not extradite to countries that are seeking the death penalty, and has successfully defended 400 of its citizens charged with a capital offence in the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cap…
The Bee Gees once wrote "Les Tosseurs As Seen On Father Ted" on their dressing room door as a joke, which made people think someone else had done it to be mean to them. When Clive Anderson interviewed them and said they'll always be Tosseurs to him, they took offence and walked out. napathon.net/CliveAnderso…
On UK roads zig-zag lines indicate to motorists that they are approaching a pedestrian crossing. It is an offence to stop a vehicle within the lines except when stopping for pedestrians using the crossing. (Zebra crossings article) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeb…
Only 10 percent of the child victimizers in violent crimes are strangers, and sex offences are the crimes least likely to involve strangers as perpetrators. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Str…
"being in the company of Gypsies" was an offence was a crime punishable by death in Victorian England twistedhistory.net.au/wor…
Ottoman Sultan Murad IV banned coffee, tobacco & alcohol, making consumption a capital offence. He would patrol the streets himself, personally killing offenders. Murad was a habitual drinker himself & died of cirrhosis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mur…
In the UK it isn't a criminal offence to park your car in someone else's driveway without their consent mirror.co.uk/money/can-yo…
The word 'cunt' can't be used on British television at any time without exceptional justification, because of its potential to cause widespread offence. channel4.com/producers-ha…
In the UK it is still technically a criminal offence, punishable by life imprisonment, to advocate abolition of the monarchy in print, even by peaceful means. theguardian.com/uk-news/2…
The first age of consent was set in England in 1275, at age 12 (Westminster 1 statute). In 1875, the Offences Against the Person Act raised the age to 13 in Great Britain and Ireland, and 10 years later the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 1885 raised it to 16. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age…
Beginning with the 1997 season, the Philadelphia Eagles implemented "Eagles Court" - a fully functional courtroom inside their stadium to deal with unruly fans that committed (mostly) minor offences. billypenn.com/2015/09/11/…
It took until 1976 for the state of South Australia to become the first jurisdiction in the English Speaking World to make rape in marriage a criminal offence. timeline.awava.org.au/arc…
In Mississippi it is considered a felony offence to dine and dash on bills exceeding just $25.00 wikipedia.org/wiki/Dine_a…
The first person that was charged with hacking a computer did not go to jail due to there being no specific criminal offence at the time. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
Until the late 1700s, it was common practice in Europe to formally try and execute animals for a number of offences. Pigs, dogs, donkeys and even insects and dolphins were executed for crimes ranging from murder to bestiality to eating a consecrated wafer. wired.com/2014/09/fantast…
306 British soldiers were shot for cowardice, desertion or other offences during WW1. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_ne…
The movie U-571 was so inaccurate that it caused huge offence in Britain and caused a diplomatic incident theguardian.com/film/2000…
On 30 September 2004, seven men living on Pitcairn Island ( representing a third of the male population of the island and including the mayor) went on trial facing 55 charges relating to sexual offences. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit…
A Maori activist once used a shotgun to destroy a New Zealand flag whilst staring down a government delegation. He was initially not charged with an offence, and eventually escaped conviction. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tam…
2 fans won tickets to the rugby in Australia and wore blackface in tribute to their favourite player. Qantas removed a photo of them from their site and apologised when Twitter users took offence. The player said: "I don't know what all the fuss is about...that sort of reaction is just silly." brisbanetimes.com.au/rugb…
In Ireland the police were looking for a Polish man called Mr Prawo Jazdy for over 50 driving offences across the country, they later found out prawo jazdy means driving license in polish. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/78991…
In Canada anal sex between more than two persons is a criminal offence punishable by up to ten years in prison laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/e…
Adultery and Fornication are still listed as criminal misdemeanor offences in Illinois under 720 ILCS 5, Sections 11-35 and 11-40. ilga.gov/legislation/ilcs…
Due to the "Bloody Code", by the 1770s there were 222 crimes in Britain which carried the death penalty. These included offences such as the stealing of goods worth more than 5 shillings, the cutting down of a tree, even the theft of a rabbit from a rabbit warren. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
It is an offence to be a holocaust denier in France en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay…
In Singapore offences such as vandalism, drug abuse, drunk driving and overstaying your visa are all punishable by up to 24 lashes with a cane en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Can…
New Zealanders all have a 'get out of jail free card' that allows them to skip out of their first offence with only minor repercussions and no police record. police.govt.nz/service/di…
Witchcraft remained an offence in the Great Britain until 1951 with the last successful prosecution being in September 1944. It remains in force in Nothern Ireland to this day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wit…
NSW Police recruited criminals who had notched up 414 convictions before they entered the force, including 40 cases of stealing, 20 cases of break, enter and steal, more than 100 drink-driving offences, plus fraud and dishonesty. smh.com.au/nsw/anger-as-n…
In many states mailing poo to someone maliciously is a criminal offence, yet mailing it as a gag is perfectly legal blogs.findlaw.com/legally…
Jehovah's witnesses are "disfellowshipped" (kicked out) if they have committed the serious offence of receiving a blood transfusion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeh…
Fox hunting with dogs in UK is still legal. You can flush a fox to guns with two dogs legally but if you use three it's an offence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…
In Canada, it is a criminal offence to cheat by taking a school exam for someone else (Article 404) laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/e…
Henry L. Earl from Kentucky has been arrested more than 1350 times; most of his offences relate to public intoxication. Since 1992, he has averaged two days of freedom before being locked up again. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hen…
There have been no successful prosecutions for female genital mutilation (FGM) in the UK even though it has been a criminal offence in Britain for 30 years bbc.com/news/uk-england-3…
Notorious bushranger Ned Kelly's first serious offence was an assault and robbery of an Asian named "Ah Fook"! en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…
It's a offence in London to carry a plank of wood on a pavement legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/…
Homosexual men in UK were frequently imprisoned for consensual sex with another man till the Sexual Offences Act in 1967, lesbians were never acknowledged or targeted by the law en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex…
Noah Webster (of Merriam-Webster Dictionary) is responsible for American writers using different spellings than British/Canadian writers for several words, including using an S for defence, offence, and pretence and not using the double L in travelled and cancelled or the U in humour and colour. merriam-webster.com/info/…
In Morocco, it is a criminal offence to possess a Christian Bible written in the Arabic language en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rel…
Jackie Chan Supports the Death Penalty for Drug Offences bbc.com/news/world-asia-c…
UK research shows only 1 in 10 were people who committed murder were found to have had symptoms of mental health problems at the time of the offence. mind.org.uk/help/research…
There is a section in the Criminal Code of Canada regarding corrupting children: "Every one who, in the home of a child, participates in adultery or sexual immorality or indulges in habitual drunkenness ... and thereby endangers the morals of the child ... is guilty of an indictable offence" laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/e…
The British crown owns the right to ownership of all unmarked swans in Britain and that it is an offence to intentionally injure, take or kill a wild swan there. rspb.org.uk/wildlife/bird…
A man convicted of sex offences won $3 million lottery jackpot in Florida. He was pleaded guilty to attempted sexual battery of two children in 2002. In 2014, victims filed suit in the same court system asking the court to freeze his assets. theguardian.com/us-news/2…
In 2002 a 60 year old man went to court and attempted to invoke the right to trial by combat in response to a Β£25 fine for a minor motoring offence. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tri…
All Canadian prisoners, even those convicted of serious offences, have the right to vote in federal elections. prisonjustice.ca/starkrav…
The Black Act was an Act of the Parliament of Great Britain passed in 1723 in response to a series of raids by poachers, known as the Blacks. It introduced the death penalty for over 50 criminal offences, one of which was being found in a forest while disguised. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
North Koreans use Rodong propaganda newspapers as rolling papers for marijuana. Since burning a picture of the Dear Supreme Leader is a punishable offence, North Koreans smoke the Classified Ad sections. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rod…
Belarus outlawed clapping, then arrested a one-armed man for the offence nbcnews.com/id/43690734/n…
China has banned the film and television works of those convicted of drug or prostitution offences. cnn.com/2014/10/10/world/…
Pete Doherty was arrested for heroin possession at a court hearing for another offence. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/P…
In North Carolina and South Carolina, unlike other U.S. states, misdemeanor offenders can ask for a "Prayer For Judgement" which if granted by a judge prevents the offence from being entered against the defendant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pra…
In NSW, a person is guilty of committing an aggravated offence if they release more than 100 balloons at a time. austlii.edu.au/au/legis/n…
Though rarely enforced, it is an offence to beat carpets or mats before 8.00am in England. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tow…
In 2013, a man named Batman bin Suparman was jailed in Singapore for theft and drug offences bbc.com/news/magazine-249…
There are more people incarcerated from drug offences now than there were in 1980 for all offences combined. sentencingproject.org/doc…
'Lese-majesty', or 'injured majesty', are legal offences against the DIGNITY of a sovereign or state. A number of countries have such laws and apply them to varying degrees. Heavily enforced in Thailand, their Supreme Court has interpreted their own laws to cover even (long) dead kings. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C…
Under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, No protected person, including non-combatants, may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed, collective punishment is a war crime, and 196 countries agreed to this. icrc.org/applic/ihl/ihl.n…
Alan Turing, a candidate for the title of father of the computer, committed suicide in 1954 after being convicted of the criminal offence of homosexual behavior in Britain. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ala…
"sorcery" is an offence punishable by death in Saudi Arabia en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/C…
In 1723 it was made an offence punishable by hanging to be "Found in a forest, whilst disguised", in Great Britain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Julian Assange CANNOT be extradited to the US from Sweden as "Political Offences" are specially excluded from US-Sweden extradition treaty.

Under Article V, Section 2 of the CONVENTION ON EXTRADITION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND SWEDEN: Extradition shall not be granted if the offense is regarded by the requested State as a political offense or as an offense connected with a political offense.

In the UK there is a statutory offence of "Child Destruction" for assaults intended to cause miscarriage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
When the USA entered WW2, a new offence was created by the Soviet secret police: the praising of American technology. An unguarded, admiring comment about an American jeep could lead to someone being sent to the labour camps. books.google.ie/books?id=…
In 2007, a Mr. Prawo Jazdy was fast becoming Ireland's most wanted driver with over 50 offences and evaded capture each time by giving a different address. His reign of a terror was halted when a traffic policeman pointed out that Prawo Jazdy was Polish for "driving licence". news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/78991…
In the Scottish Parliament, receipt of paid advocacy of any sort by a Member is a criminal offence. scottish.parliament.uk/ms…
Darius McCollum has been arrested 27 times, all for mass transit related offences. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dar…
It is illegal to deface images of North Korea's former leader Kim Il-Sung, and that even placing a cup of tea on a newspaper image is deemed an offence. newyorker.com/reporting/2…

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