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After arresting a man for blowing up an airplane federal agents learned that it was not in fact a federal crime to blow up an airplane. Colorado instead charged the man for the single murder of his mother, a passenger on the plane.

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.

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  1. Leaders of the Black Panther Party were "neutralized" (murdered, imprisoned, publicly humiliated or falsely charged with crimes) by COINTELPRO, a series of illegal FBI operations.

  2. In 2003, Juan Catalan was cleared of murder charges, after outtake footage shot for "The Car Pool Lane" episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm showed him and his daughter attending the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves baseball game some 20 miles from the crime scene at the time of the murder.

  3. Rapper G. Dep killed a man in 1993. Plagued by guilt, he tried to confess to the crime in 2010. The police did nothing. So two weeks later he went back to the station to confess again. The second time they matched his account to a cold case and charged him with murder.

  4. The first person sentenced to the stocks in Boston was Edward Palmer, the carpenter who built the stocks. His crime? Charging too much for building the stocks.

  5. In 2003, Juan Catalan was cleared of murder charges, after outtake footage shot for "The Car Pool Lane" episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm showed him and his daughter attending the Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Atlanta Braves baseball game some 20 miles from the crime scene at the time of the murder.

  6. 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.

  7. A man was cleared of murder charges after he realized he was caught on camera during the filming of an episode of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" at the exact moment of the crime

  8. The first sitting member of Congress to be assassinated was an Arkansas Congressman murdered by the K.K.K in 1868. Despite identifying his killer by name before his death the assassin was never arrested or charged with a crime.

  9. An Ohio man called police in a panic because he thought he had smoked too much marijuana. Police found him in the fetal position, surrounded by Doritos, Pepperidge Farm Goldfish, and Chips Ahoy cookies. He was fine, and police did not charge the man with any crime.

  10. Joseph Smith, Mormon prophet, was arrested at least 42 times, for crimes ranging from bank fraud, conspiracy to murder, polygamy, and perjury, and was killed by a mob while awaiting trial on charges of treason against Illinois

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In 1937 during the Battle of Nanking, two Japanese officers held a contest to be the first to kill 100 people with a sword. Both were later executed on war crimes charges.

Japanese anti-crime paintball was inspired by toll-booth attendants throwing raw eggs at toll-evaders that charged through without paying their tolls. While the police appreciated this effort to mark nonpayers, they felt it was inappropriate to use food for the purpose. - source

In the US, law enforcement officers can take assets from a person suspected of involvement with crime or illegal activity without charging the owners of said crime(s) - source

After WWII Japanese were tried, convicted and hung for war crimes committed against American POWs. Among those charges for which they were convicted was waterboarding.

A man was cleared of murder charges after appearing in outtakes of Curb Your Enthusiasm at a baseball game 20 miles from the crime scene at the time of the murder - source

Minnesota has a law (statute 340A.902 - Drunkenness not a crime) that explicitly states that "no person may be charged with or convicted of the offense of drunkenness or public drunkenness."

Tojo missed his heart when he tried to shoot himself as GIs came to arrest him, he was subsequently arrested, hospitalized, charged with war crimes, coerced into absolving the imperial family for any of said war crimes, and hung.

In 1981 a cult incorporated a city in Oregon. The city, Rajneeshpuram, quickly grew until the commune became increasingly aggressive and eventually its leaders were charged with a variety of crimes

When a town bully & criminal kept getting away with his crimes, the town took matters into their own hands. He was shot dead in front of 40+ people but everybody claimed they saw nothing. Nobody was ever charged.

After Philippe Petit’s famous high-wire performance between the Twin Towers - "the artistic crime of the century" - he was charged with trespassing and disorderly conduct. These charges were dropped on the condition that Philippe put on a free high-wire performance for children in Central Park.

Canuck the Crow. A crow that attempted to steal a knife from a crime scene in Vancouver where a man had set his car on fire before charging police with a knife.

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H. Beatty Chadwick who holds the record for longest time in jail on contempt of court. He told the judge he "lost" the $2.5 mil he was ordered to pay his ex-wife and spent fourteen years in jail without ever being charged with a crime.

In 2014, US law enforcement took $4.5 billion from citizens who were never charged with a crime; more than US burglars stole in the same year

In 1837, the first instance of the phrase "go fuck yourself" or its variants was recorded when a woman who told a group to "go fuck themselves" was charged with the crime of obscenity.

Most of those indicted on crimes related to the Iran-Contra Affair were charged with "process crimes:" perjury, obstruction of justice, tampering with evidence, etc.

In 2009 4 Ferguson City Police Beat A Man Bloody And Then Charged Him With The Crime Of Bleeding On Their Uniforms After They Discovered They Had Arrested The Wrong Man.

British police refused to arrest an Israeli General for war crimes charges, because they feared a gun battle would break out in Heathrow Airport

After the war, Ribbentrop was charged, tried, and convicted of war crimes at the Nuremberg trials. He was sentenced to death and executed by hanging.

ATF agents convinced mentally handicapped people to buy guns illegally, and then charged the mentally handicapped people with several crimes.

The US ignored war crime charges against many Nazis and recruited them in their cold war efforts.

In 1998, a man named Matthew Shepard was murdered by two men who tied him to a fence, and beat him until he died. Despite the homophobic rhetoric used during their trial Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson were not charged with a hate crime.

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)

The individual whose case led to Miranda rights was killed in a Bar Fight after he was released from prison. The suspect in the murder case invoked his Miranda rights and was never charged in the crime.

Laws of possessing the Opium Poppy are vague in the U.S. What determines whether or not you'll be charged is whether you KNOW the plants contain drugs. It's your knowledge that makes it a crime.

According to Europol, less than 1/4 of terrorism attacks are perpetuated by Islamists, while separatists account for over half of terrorism attacks. In spite of this, Islamists account for 55% of those charged with crimes, while separatists are closer to 1/3

Larry Swearingen is scheduled to be executed in November despite the fact that he was literally in jail on unrelated charges at the time of the crime.

Larry Swearingen is on death row in Texas despite substantial evidence that he was in jail on traffic charges at the time of the crime.

In 2009, $6.5 million worth of fine jewelry was stolen from a German department store. DNA found at the scene of the crime implicated a pair of identical twins, neither of which could be charged because their DNA proved to be so similar that neither could be exclusively linked to the evidence.

In the 1970s-80s the mayor of Portland OR, had an sexual relationship with an underage girl (13) that lasted 15 years, later she turned to drugs and crime and passed away in 2011. He was never charged with a crime, only because the "statue of limitations" had expired.

Julius Caesar's opponents in the Senate charged him with war crimes, and wanted to send him trussed up to the Germans to deal with him as they saw fit.

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