March 7th, 2008

Mr. Twister

История Стива Такера

In the spring of 1994, the Tucker family received lengthy prison sentences -- 10 years for Steve, 16 years for his older brother Gary, and 10 years for his brother's wife, Joanne -- without possibility of parole, for the curiously worded federal crime of "conspiracy to manufacture marijuana."

Yet federal prosecutors never charged them with buying, selling, growing, transporting, smoking or even possessing marijuana. An 18-month DEA investigation had failed to turn up direct evidence connecting the Tuckers to even a single joint.

Instead, they were locked away for selling the lamps, fertilizer and gardening hardware from the small hydroponic supply shop Gary operated on Buford Highway that enabled their customers to grow pot.
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Mr. Twister

Это социализация, борьба с терроризмом и глобальным потеплением

HOWARD COUNTY -- Students at the school reported to an administrator Tuesday morning that they heard an explosion in the lobby. Administrators determined that an unknown device had gone off in a trash can, where they detected an unusual odor.

Officials viewed videotape from the school's surveillance camera and identified students near the incident.

One of the two involved students was interviewed by administrators Wednesday morning. The school notified the school resource officer, who began an investigation and determined that the device was a homemade explosive made with household cleaning chemicals.

The teen was charged Thursday morning with making and using a destructive device, which is a felony, and reckless endangerment. He could face up to 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for the felony charge.
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