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28th Apr '16 6:59:35 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* On April 20, 2007, Davon Boddie was arrested for pot dealing outside of the Royal Suite nightclub in Roanoke, Virginia. Boddie was the cousin of [[UsefulNotes/AmericanFootball Atlanta Falcons quarterback]] Michael Vick, and gave Vick's home address as his own. Five days later, police searched the home and discovered a massive [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Newz_Kennels_dog_fighting_investigation dog-fighting ring]], leading to the arrest and conviction of Vick and four others.
28th Apr '16 4:32:34 AM JamesAustin
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* The 1962 assassination attempt on French President CharlesDeGaulle was solved when a wanted Foreign Legion deserter was detained for not having papers at a police checkpoint.

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* The 1962 assassination attempt on French President CharlesDeGaulle UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle was solved when a wanted Foreign Legion deserter was detained for not having papers at a police checkpoint.
22nd Apr '16 12:51:52 PM dmcreif
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* A pair of journalists investigating small-time malfeasance in Maywood, California, then stumbled across [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Bell_scandal a much larger, far-reaching embezzling scheme in the neighboring town of Bell]]. Despite having a population of 35,000, three of its leaders had annual incomes higher than the President of the United States. The embezzlement is so complicated and intense that it threatened to suck the people of both Bell and Maywood dry of money, and five years later, the FBI are still discovering new ways that Bell officials had siphoned money into their hands.

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* A pair of ''Los Angeles Times'' journalists investigating small-time malfeasance in Maywood, California, then stumbled across [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Bell_scandal a much larger, far-reaching embezzling scheme in the neighboring town of Bell]]. Despite having a population of 35,000, three of its leaders had annual incomes higher than the President of the United States. The embezzlement is so complicated and intense that it threatened to suck the people of both Bell and Maywood dry of money, and five years later, the FBI are is still discovering new ways that Bell officials had siphoned money into their hands.
22nd Apr '16 12:48:19 PM dmcreif
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* A pair of journalists investigating small-time malfeasance in Maywood, California, then stumbled across [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Bell_scandal a much larger, far-reaching embezzling scheme in the neighboring town of Bell]]. Despite having a population of 35,000, three of its leaders had annual incomes higher than the President of the United States. The embezzlement is so complicated and intense that it threatened to suck the people of both Bell and Maywood dry of money, and FBI agents, five years later, are still discovering new ways that Bell officials had siphoned money into their hands.

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* A pair of journalists investigating small-time malfeasance in Maywood, California, then stumbled across [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_of_Bell_scandal a much larger, far-reaching embezzling scheme in the neighboring town of Bell]]. Despite having a population of 35,000, three of its leaders had annual incomes higher than the President of the United States. The embezzlement is so complicated and intense that it threatened to suck the people of both Bell and Maywood dry of money, and FBI agents, five years later, the FBI are still discovering new ways that Bell officials had siphoned money into their hands.hands.
* The 1962 assassination attempt on French President CharlesDeGaulle was solved when a wanted Foreign Legion deserter was detained for not having papers at a police checkpoint.
17th Apr '16 4:28:31 PM vtarira
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** "The Concrete Jungle": Get sent to Milton Keynes because there are one too many concrete cows → [[spoiler: uncover and prevent an internal coup within the Laundry]].

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** "The ''The Concrete Jungle": Jungle'': Get sent to Milton Keynes because there are one too many concrete cows → [[spoiler: uncover and prevent an internal coup within the Laundry]].


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* In ''Literature/TheYiddishPolicemensUnion'', a man's murder (while stretching the limits of ''minor'' crime) eventually reveals [[spoiler:a plot by conservative Jews in collaboration with right-wing America to overthrow Palestine (which in this AlternateUniverse is still a widely recognized sovereign state, [[{{UsefulNotes/Israel}} Israel]] only having existed in the modern world for a few months) by blowing up the al-Aqsa mosque, the third-holiest site in Islam]], which is dramatically worse.
14th Apr '16 8:35:57 PM Kirayoshi
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** Also subverted in "The Lives of Others": [[RearWindowWitness evidence of foul play and a possible murder in the apartment across the street]] → [[spoiler: birthday party for Castle]]

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** Also subverted in "The Lives of Others": [[RearWindowWitness [[RearWindowInvestigation evidence of foul play and a possible murder in the apartment across the street]] → [[spoiler: birthday party for Castle]]
14th Apr '16 8:32:49 PM Kirayoshi
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** Also subverted in "The Lives of Others": [[RearWindowPlot evidence of foul play and a possible murder in the apartment across the street]] → [[spoiler: birthday party for Castle]]

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** Also subverted in "The Lives of Others": [[RearWindowPlot [[RearWindowWitness evidence of foul play and a possible murder in the apartment across the street]] → [[spoiler: birthday party for Castle]]
14th Apr '16 8:31:52 PM Kirayoshi
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** Also subverted in "The Lives of Others": [[RearWindowPlot evidence of foul play and a possible murder in the apartment across the street]] → [[spoiler: birthday party for Castle]]
16th Mar '16 2:12:13 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX'' of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Murder of various Old Belka researchers → Terrorist plot to attack Mid-childa with the [[NightOfTheLivingMooks undead army]] of a [[ShroudedInMyth legendary Dark King]].

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* ''Audioplay/StrikerSSoundStageX'' ''Audioplay/StrikersSoundStageX'' of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'': Murder of various Old Belka researchers → Terrorist plot to attack Mid-childa with the [[NightOfTheLivingMooks undead army]] of a [[ShroudedInMyth legendary Dark King]].
12th Mar '16 11:49:15 AM imadmagician
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* WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce's 1st two-part episode has alien weapon smugglers on Earth. Magister Labrid was correct saying "That's just the tip of the iceberg", as it's discovered later on that said smugglers were gathering enough cash in the black market to fund their Galactic scale ApocalypseHow plan.
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