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January 2015 Archives

Innocent people can be convinced they have committed crimes

People who live in New York might find a recent study involving false memories interesting. The research involved individuals who were wrongly convicted of a crime and states that it is possible for some questioning practices to falsely convince a person that they have committed a crime, even if they have not. The research indicates that the lab-based confirmation shows proof that innocent parties are able to be persuaded to believe that they are responsible for committing a crime within only a few hours.

Teenager accused of threatening police on Facebook

A 17-year-old New York teenager was taken into custody by the authorities on Jan. 18 after he was accused of posting threatening statuses on his Facebook account. The authorities alleged that statuses included death threats against police officers and posts of self-taken pictures that included firearms and marijuana. The posts were reportedly found during routine monitoring of social media sites.

New York official bringing fraud cases against banks

A New York attorney general announced on Jan. 15 that he planned to bring fraud cases against large banks that were accused of selling securities that were mortgage-backed prior to the United States' 2008 financial crisis. Some of the targeted banks include Bank of America Corporation, Citigroup Inc. and JP Morgan Chase & Co.

New York woman arrested after ingesting vanilla extract

According to Macedon Police, a woman has been arrested and charged after they found her driving recklessly in a Wal-Mart parking lot. She appeared disoriented and informed police that she had gotten lost in the parking lot and was struggling to find her way out. The driver from Seneca Falls had a blood alcohol concentration of .26 percent. She was charged with felony DWI charge.

2 arrested for drugs in I-95 traffic stop

According to reports, two people were arrested, one on allegations of felony drug offenses, following a traffic stop on I-95. Sources indicate that the two were stopped on I-95 by officers with the New York state police. The stop and subsequent arrests allegedly occurred on Jan. 1 around 3:10 p.m.

Man drives car into Niagara River, faces DWI charges

A New York man has been accused of DWI after a single-car accident that left his car partially submerged in the Niagara River, according to reports. The accident took place on Dec. 29 at about 5:30 p.m. Only one person was involved in the crash.

Study shows genes may contribute to antisocial behavior

New York residents may have heard that scientists have found a link between genes and the likelihood that people will exhibit delinquent tenancies, but a new study suggests that the same genes may contribute to improved outcomes as well. The study involved nearly 1,400 high school aged students in a county in Sweden and was recently published in the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology.

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