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Professor Birdsong teaches Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, Evidence, and Immigration Law at the Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Harvard Law School and his Bachelors degree from Howard University. On April 1, 2009, he was promoted to the post of Associate Dean of Administration of the Law School.

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FLORIDA: Rocky the Flying Squirrel Sans Bullwinkle? We learned that officials just smashed a trafficking ring that sent thousands of flying squirrels to South Korea. Seven people so far have been charged in the scheme that moved 3,600 of the squirrels over  three years. It is reported that poachers in central Florida allegedly netted over $213,000 from the deal. We learn further,  flying squirrels, which are protected in Florida, are popular pets in South Korea.…
CANADA: The headline read, “She fell afoul of the law.” A woman trying to dine and dash by crawling through a vent in the restaurant was arrested —  when she crashed through the ceiling next to a police officer.  The crook allegedly tried to ditch her bill by squeezing into an opening inside a bathroom at the restaurant in Burnaby, British Columbia, but instead plunged and was arrested. CANADA: Zany seizure? Police in Canada unearthed…
Hello Folks these are our last Weird Criminal Law Stories for the Year 2020. I will be back with new stories in 2021. Until then have a Happy New Year! ALABAMA: Parking Lot Quickie? A couple was recently arrested for having sex in a car – in the perking lot of police headquarters. Paula Garner and James Sanders were caught in the act at 3:30 pm on a Friday in March, 2020 by the Brookside…
GEORGIA: The headline read, “His chicken has come home to roost.” A pervert was caught on camera having sex with a hen – and was tossed into jail, according to police. Reinaldo Pineda, 69, was charged with bestiality for allegedly having his way with the fowl near Homerville. He was released from jail on bond and rearrested three days later for threatening to shoot a group of people “like dogs,” police say. NUMB SKULL! UNITED…
WASHINGTON: The dog made him do it! Recently a motorist led police on a chase on a Sunday in March 2020. When he was finally stopped, he said he was teaching his dog how to drive. Police did find the pup in the driver’s seat when they pulled over the 51-year-old man who allegedly was speeding at 100 mph from Marysville to Arlington and crashed into several cars along the way. COULD ALCOHOL BEEN INVOLVED???…
GREECE: The Mommy Snitch! We learned in early April 2020, that a Greek citizen who had recently returned from Spain and was put in quarantine was fined $5,500 for breaking the order. Most shocking aspect of the episode, other than the fine, was the fact that his mother turned him in to police after he left the house. The man claimed he left home to go to a hotel after a fight with his family.…
MALAYSIA:  Ladies don’t nag your husbands…  The Malaysian government launched a public-service announcement urging that women “avoid nagging” their spouses during the coronavirus lockdown – sparking criticism. The ad, released by the Minister of Women, Family & Community Development, also advised women working from home to dress up, wear makeup and speak in a soothing voice. OREGON: Toilet paper shortage woes? Some residents of Oregon have  been calling 911 over a coronavirus-related toilet paper shortage,…
ARIZONA: Creepy Unicorn? A man in a pink unicorn costume has been seen several times outside a junior high school in February 2020. He was seen near Woodard JHS in Yuma. Police determined the unicorn man was a low-level threat, and since he was not on school grounds, they couldn’t compel him to move along. However, parents are not pleased with this information. “He’s running  around in a unicorn suit riding an electric scooter,” said…
ALABAMA: Coronavirus Hi-Jinks? It has been reported that attorneys for a county sheriff sought to delay his trial for theft by an untruthful claim that he was being tested for the coronavirus on a Monday in March 2020. The judge in the case criticized the false and panic-inducing claim made by attorneys for Limestone County Sheriff Mike Blakely, 69. The attorneys said they were mistaken about the sheriff’s respiratory woes and not “trying to pull…