That when someone hangs themself, there are typically teeth marks on their tongue? If those are missing, they likely didn't die from hanging. Meaning, it could have been staged.
Of course, with a near 40-year career in forensics its extra scary. Today my husband said, "I better not piss you off, because otherwise they'll never find my body" and he laughed. With a very completely straight and serious face, I replied, "Um, why are you laughing?" Yep, I bet this conversation will only happen once, LOL.
That a dog's sense of smell is 40X more acute than humans? A dog's nose is packed with dense rolls of membranes that absorb odors. If stretched out, the membranes would be 1/3 the length of the dog's body. To compare, a human's nose membrane is the size of a regular, old-fashioned postage stamp.
“Aiding & Abetting” was a huge issue that nearly tore our family apart even though it only went on for one month.
THANK GOD it’s been over for a very long time but I worked arm-in-arm with probation to bring that person to justice. Albeit not my family member who was the “runner”, it involved someone very close to me who I was trying to help educate so he would protect himself and his marriage. However, it was very frustrating for me because the person who was committing “A & A” would not listen to me when I tried to issue warnings and show proof, even though I have hung around law enforcement as my career for over 30 years. Ho-hum… you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make them drink. Plus “ignorance of the law” is NO excuse and holds ZERO power in the court system.
So I am sharing this information to help others avoid issues and also because “Aiding & Abetting” is a HUGE indicator of co-dependency.
Maybe YOU will know someone who needs (& may actually listen to) this advice…
Now… WHAT IS A&A?
Aiding & Abetting (A&A) is an act that is committed while helping a person run from the law or helping protect or hide someone who is currently in the process of committing a crime. Although this should be obvious… “YES, running from the law IS a crime!”
In fact, YOU could be charged with aiding and abetting (& more) if you have knowledge of, or have *unknowingly* participated in, the crime in some way before and / or after the actual crime occurred… even if you did not know that specific person at the time of the crime… and even years after it was committed.
Keep in mind that if you KNOW someone is a “runner” and has a warrant, this is a choice THEY are making while YOU choose to put your freedom on the line.
HOW? Because “knowledge of a crime and not reporting it is also a crime in and of itself” (a crime that YOU are choosing to commit). So if you know someone is running from the law, do NOT help them!
HOW DO YOU COMMIT A&A?
Most of the time it is done *innocently* such as:
Basically ANYthing that continues to help them “get by” or “survive on the streets” while they CHOOSE to continue eluding the law! In other words, they are busy making terrible choices and now have gotten YOU involved. Not only is them asking you to help unfair to you but… YOU CAN GET ARRESTED TOO. They know this but they do NOT care about you (only themselves) otherwise, they would not have asked you for help at all!!
Depending upon the state’s laws, penalties for “Aiding and Abetting” can include:
Keep in mind, if it’s in multiple states YOU can face the same harsh penalties including multiple criminal / felony charges in ALL states (ie: aiding & abetting, harboring a fugitive, interfering with an investigation, etc.)
NOBODY’s – I repeat – NOBODY’S bad choices are worth YOU losing your life or freedom for. The VERY BEST thing you can do is have NO contact with the “runner” at all, and NEVER lie to the police (which can add even more charges). The 2nd BEST thing you can do when the “runner” contacts you is say, “I love you but I cannot help you. You need to turn yourself in” OR if they call and insist that you pick them up, say “yes” but do NOT pick them up. I realize this is deceptive but ultimately you will be doing them a favor! So instead of picking them up, immediately call the police / probation officer and give them the “runners” location.
DOCUMENT EVERYTHING (audio is even better and there are free apps such as this one) because that documentation could keep you out of jail!
That’s not all… getting arrested would be minor compared to what could happen to you such as:
Bottom line is… do NOT take chances.
Finally, you should already know this but let me remind you anyway… often, the BEST help is absolutely NONE at all.
Nevada has NO law that forbids the disassembly of a deceased. In other words, as an example... a lady whose husband dies can cut him up without being punished since there is no law against doing so. (If this has since changed, please let me know).
Is it time to rewrite the 1st Amendment? Consider these statistics before answering: the average 14 year old watches TV 3 hours per day AND is on the internet 3 hours per day. 1 in every 5 adolescents have private internet access and the parents have NO clue what they are doing online and we all know how much SEX is available on both cable & online (and this does NOT include smart phones!). NEED MORE? 74% of prime time TV is sexually explicit, 49% of song lyrics are sexually explicit, and this does NOT include comedy! Boys who are heavily exposed to sexual content (whether in the home, their peers or electronically) are 2X more likely to be sexually aggressive by age 14. In the last 10 years, the rate of oral sex in adolescents has doubled AND so has the rate of adolescent STD's. Every year approximately 40,000 minors are accused of forcible rape. The MEDIA defines what is socially acceptable so... what do YOU think??
That the State of Nevada produces 80% of all the gold mined in the USA? That also means that the land is loaded with cyanide because miners use cyanide to bring the gold up to the surface.