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Hawaii Cops: Let Us Keep Having Sex With Prostitutes

They want to keep undercover exemption

(Newser) - Cops in Hawaii are fighting to keep what they describe as an important legal protection: Permission to have sex with prostitutes. A state bill cracking down on prostitution originally scrapped an exemption allowing undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes, but it was controversially restored after police testimony, the AP... More »

Cops Bust Pot Grower With Fake Ransom Note

Florida police didn't think it would work, but then again...

(Newser) - Florida police burned an alleged marijuana grower twice, or perhaps thrice, when they confiscated his crop, left a ransom note, and then arrested him when he answered it. A citizen tipped cops to the six large plants growing on a vacant lot. They grabbed them, and hoping for a bit... More »

Douglas Son Busted for Meth

(Newser) - Michael Douglas' son has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a large amount of crystal meth with intention to sell, authorities told the New York Post. Cameron Douglas, 30, was busted last week at a Manhattan hotel in an undercover operation that allegedly nailed him with some $18,000 worth... More »

Texas Sting Reveals Dogfighting Underworld

Undercover cops bust vast fighting ring; seize 190 dogs

(Newser) - Two undercover Texas cops infiltrated and brought down a dogfighting ring that appears to be part of an underground network that spans several states and has ties to Mexico. Dogfighting, recently upgraded from a misdemeanor to a felony in Texas, is "like the Saturday night poker game for hardened... More »

NY Targets Facebook Predators

Cuomo probe uncovers sex solicitation and poor response from company

(Newser) - The online social networking site Facebook is becoming a hangout for sexual predators hunting young victims, according to an undercover investigation by New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Investigators pretending to be teenagers on Facebook were repeatedly solicited by adult sexual predators, reports Computerworld. But when complaints were filed with... More »

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