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This is a plea deal in disguise

Innocent, exonerated, and otherwise pointless-to-prosecute people get their bail/bond money returned, if only because there ISN'T going to be trial: now Jussie will have to spend the rest of his career appearing to be guilty of something.

Brandy "Moesha" Norwood was never either charged or arrested for the fatal multi-car accident in which she was involved, and all the insurance companies involved found her to be totally not at fault. But she paid civil settlements to some of her "fellow" victims anyway, making it easy to believe that she had simply "celebrity-ed" her way out of a murder charge. She subsequently lost her record deal, and though she was consistently among the top TWO scorers as a contestant on Dancing With The Stars, she was "voted off" the show.

Similarly, the police decided that sexual assault accusations against rapper Sean Kingston were so lacking in credibility, they didn't bother filing a report. Kingston paid the accuser to not file a civil suit -- and that was enough to get him barred from entering Canada to perform at a show.


Gassing up an electric car?

Some of you may remember this from a 2012 DU Lounge thread:

Here's the electric car version:

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