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  1. LetItSoak

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    One of the best longform stories I've read in a while:

    https://magazine.atavist.com/story/10765

    It's really long but incredibly entertaining and interesting. It's the story of the Coronado Company, one of the first big marijuana smuggling operations in California in the 60s/70s
     
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    Great read for me. What a fucking psychopath, but inspirational. Pure con artist, I'd be shocked if she doesn't have shit cooking in jail.

    “Money, like, there’s an unlimited amount of capital in the world, you know?” Anna said to me at one point. “But there’s limited amounts of people who are talented.
     
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    Interesting read. My main takeaways were:

    1) Judicial recalls are a really bad idea (regardless of how you feel about the case).
    2) The contrast of such light sentences with huge mandatory sentences for non-violent, somewhat minor drug offenses is insane.
    3) Colleges need to find better ways of dealing with these issues.
     
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  12. DeToxRox

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    This was insane.

    No surprise most of it originated from Florida and Georgia.
     
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    Read that earlier. Insane
     
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    Good to see the FBI is using it's resources wisely
     
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  24. Willpépé

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    He admitted to it.
     
  25. Mix

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    Yeah not saying he didn't do it. Just saying if he only made mention of offers, not making a fake he prob gets away with it all.
     
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    Agreed. They would have talked to him first...since they wouldn't have had a contact at Minnesota and he would have played the "my psycho ex-wife" card.
     
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  27. Mix

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  28. buckwild

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    I find it a little odd that a guy who had money issues, decided to put accidental life insurance policies on his two little kids and then 8 days later one has an accidental death.
     
  29. Mix

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    I think its possible he did it, about 10% for me. But there was no way he should have been convicted.
     
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    Yes...agree with that.
     
  31. Willpépé

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  32. 941Gator

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    Leaning toward he did it. rather not get into guilty vs not proven guilty because we don't have all the evidence. If I knew how deep the water was I'd definitely have my mind made up. One thing all these cases have in common is weird behavior/reactions following the incident. it's like impossible not to show signs that it was intentional or that you didn't want them to survive, although this guy didn't do too bad of a job. And yes, I'm just speculating.
     
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  34. LetItSoak

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    How is it even possible to shoot someone in the face and get almost no jail time? That guy committed an insane number of crimes with almost no consequences whatsoever
     
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