Corruption in state and local politics

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Re: Corruption in state and local politics

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Sep 04, 2018 3:24 pm

In Edison, a police force under investigation braces for more arrests
Advance Local (New Jersey)
Just over five months ago, authorities say officer Paul Pappas clocked in for the evening shift, climbed in his unmarked patrol car and drove to New Brunswick to slash his ex-girlfriend's car tire.

The brazen, bizarre incident -- in which the 43-year-old cop, in full uniform, was found underneath his ex's car cutting the woman's tire -- was captured on a nearby security camera, leading to his arrest, according to the police report obtained by NJ Advance Media.

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Re: Corruption in state and local politics

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:22 pm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivers_Ca ... s_Plaines)
Rivers Casino is a casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States, a northern suburb of Chicago. It is minutes away from O'Hare International Airport. Rivers Casino opened on July 18, 2011.

The building sits above a few inches of water in a shallow pit. This was created for the casino to comply with state law, intended to legalize riverboat gambling.

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Re: Corruption in state and local politics

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:19 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:22 pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rivers_Ca ... s_Plaines)
Rivers Casino is a casino in Des Plaines, Illinois, United States, a northern suburb of Chicago. It is minutes away from O'Hare International Airport. Rivers Casino opened on July 18, 2011.

The building sits above a few inches of water in a shallow pit. This was created for the casino to comply with state law, intended to legalize riverboat gambling.

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That's funny. But special laws and loopholes create such silliness. Gambling is supposedly illegal in Japan, but pachinko parlors have figured out the loopholes that allow it. They can't give winners cash directly, but they can give prizes, and those "prizes" can be sold at another small shop, only a few steps away, that's set up exclusively to buy those "prizes" from the customers for cash.
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