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Tennessee man illustrates why it's better to remain silent

Everyone who has studied civics or watched a crime movie or TV show has at least a basic familiarity with Miranda rights. When police make an arrest, they are to tell the suspect that they have the right to an attorney and a right to remain silent and refuse to answer law enforcement's questions. In most situations, it makes sense to exercise these rights.

Memphis police: Thieves ran off with Nike shoes

We do not know if the sneakers were imprinted with the name of Michael Jordan, LeBron James or even comedian Kevin Hart. All endorse Nike shoes. One thing Memphis police say they know: the shoes didn't just walk off by themselves. Someone stole the footwear from a big rig's trailer parked in a Southeast Shelby County lot. According to law enforcement officials cited by News Channel 3, someone first cut a hole through the parking lot fence, then sawed off the trailer's lock, made their way inside and removed at least 12 cartons of Nike shoes valued at more than $14,000. At the time this blog post was written, no one had been charged with theft in the case.

Shelby County deputies accuse man of stealing rental deposits

People in search of a nice Memphis apartment often turn for help to property management companies that can offer a variety of rental possibilities. Sometimes the assistance is not what it might seem, however. Shelby County Sheriff's deputies recently arrested a man accused of posing as a leasing agent in order to get potential renters to give him their rental deposits. A Memphis TV station reports that he has been charged with two counts of theft of property of $1,000 to $2,500, as well as two counts of criminal simulation.

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