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Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime? - The Washington Post
"under some circumstances, the most sophisticated part of our thought-processing center can be held hostage to a competing memory system, a primitive portion of the brain that is -- by a design as old as the dinosaur's -- inattentive, pigheaded, nonanalytical, stupid."
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june 2014 by cluebucket
Gene Weingarten: Farewell to the acerbic poet of the police report - The Washington Post
via my aunt, continued from the link from Harry...

"A citizen called police regarding an individual who had been lying in his front yard for a period of time. Investigation revealed that the homeowner had tripped in a hole and was taking his time getting up."
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july 2012 by cluebucket
Gene Weingarten: Soft-boiled detectives - The Washington Post
via Harry: "The subject pointed his finger at the complainant and told him to respect women. He then left."
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january 2012 by cluebucket

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