Top Crime Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com/cat/crime The latest Crime IAmA's collected from Reddit Crime / JusticeI am an incarcerated human rights activist hacker with Anonymous. My wife is helping me do this from prison. Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5878/i-am-an-incarcerated-human-rights-activist-hacker I am the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. My novels include The Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin (winner of the 2000 Booker Prize), Oryx and Crake (short-listed for the 2003 Man Booker Prize), The Year of the Flood, and—my most recent novel—Hag-Seed.

Hello: Now it is time to say goodbye! Thank you for all your questions, and sorry I could not get to the end of all of them... save for next time! Very best, Margaret

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Sat, 11 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / JusticeIamA IamA Criminal/Person who is being sentenced at the Old Bailey within the next 14 days and will serve my sentence at Belmarsh AMA! AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5861/iama-iama-criminalperson-who-is-being-sentenced HEY THANKS FOR ALL THE QUESTIONS! I have to wrap up because my hands are starting to feel like two tiny hamster paws, and also I need to edit DIY Astronaut EP 2. Pick your social media poison if you want more shitty robots: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube.

See you soon Reddit!!

Hi Reddit!

Fricking excited to do my first AMA. I don’t want to go all cheesy on you but Reddit is where this journey started for me and how I got this -very- weird job. I owe you.

So about two years ago I started building robots and posting them on my YouTube channel and /r/shittyrobots. Today I’m a full-time inventor of useless machines and a host of Adam Savage’s Tested.com. I’m also, more recently, the founder of my own shitty astronaut training program. Because if nobody else will have you, just make your own thing.

https://twitter.com/SimoneGiertz/status/836664040789164033

Ask me anything!

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Thu, 02 Mar 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / JusticeI am an immigration lawyer who has taken a case to the Supreme Court and testified before the US Senate, AMA about Donald Trump’s immigration plans! http://www.topiama.com/r/5750/i-am-an-immigration-lawyer-who-has-taken-a-case Hello Reddit, my name is Carl Shusterman! With immigration all over the news lately, and with Donald Trump’s inauguration this week, I figured I could help answer some of your questions about the future of immigration under a Trump presidency.

I worked as an INS Attorney (1976-1982) and, for the past 30+ years, have managed a law firm in downtown Los Angeles specializing exclusively in immigration law. In my view, the press has focused almost entirely on how a Trump Administration would impact the undocumented. I would like to open a discussion about what I believe will be the most drastic changes to our legal immigration system in more than 50 years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Shusterman

Here are some articles I’ve written on the topic: http://www.shusterman.com/newsletters-us-immigration/#1 http://www.shusterman.com/shustermans-immigration-update-december-2016/#1

Check out my website, it has tons of resources and information regarding immigration: http://www.shusterman.com

We also have a monthly newsletter you can subscribe to to keep up with all the latest immigration news: http://www.shusterman.com/newsletters-us-immigration

Proof https://www.facebook.com/132025573479564/photos/pb.132025573479564.-2207520000.1484350917./1533640583318049/?type=3&theater

EDIT: That was a lot of fun! Thank you so much for all of your questions. If you would like to schedule a consultation with our office regarding a personal immigration issue, you can do so at https://www.shusterman.com/schedule-immigration-consultation/

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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / JusticeIamA Seattle Police Department Human Trafficking Investigator AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5746/iama-seattle-police-department-human-trafficking My name is Andrew Turner and I'm a former member of Task Force Platinum with JTF Guantanamo.

Proof: http://imgur.com/L3k9arh

Now 15 years on the Joint Task Force and Joint Detention Group are still open for business and the new President Elect is talking about it staying open. 15 years now and counting. While President Obama has been able to arrange more be sent on, there are still many that need to see some form of due process.
We as a country are better than this. Close Gitmo. Close it for Due Process and our sense of Freedom. Close it due to the Human Rights abuses it has caused.
Close it due to the damage it does to military personnel. Find a reason to understand why it needs to be closed and support it being closed even if you don't agree with every reason. 15 years and its still open. We can do better US.

I also advocate for Veterans Rights, the Rights of Mental Healthcare Patients as well as the rights of people to choose natural options like Kratom, CBD and Medical Marijuana. http://www.petitiontrumpforkratom.org/#/6/

I was recently on an episode of Vice Tonight on HBO talking about mental health issues in the Guantanamo Staff. You can see that here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDO1SjX5Zmc&t=8s&index=1&list=PLRyUm0RG8ZArAeb-z9hxa74lcjuy4MAeS

I am one half of the new podcast Nerds Take on the World. http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/nerds-take-on-the-world

Find me on twitter at @HeyFunko or @NerdsTakeWorld

On Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6JHHgxVX7yT-kBZJo_kh4Q

Since this was requested by /u/bluejellybeans0711 the questions they asked will get answered first. Did you go to Guantanamo Bay voluntarily? Yes Were you conflicted about the prisoners conditions? Yes Do you think that the facility/prisoners should be moved to the U.S? Yes How often are the prisoner fed? 3 or more times a day Do you think that the inmates should appear in a court? Yes.

EDIT Thank you everyone, great questions and I'm always available if you have questions I can help with. As we are about to record episode 2 of the podcast I have to now cut this short. I'll try to answer any other questions that may come up later but I'm signing off now. Thanks again and Thank you to the r/IAmA mods that put these together.

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Thu, 12 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
OtherI am a manager at a 4-star hotel. Ask me anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5733/i-am-a-manager-at-a-4star-hotel-ask-me-anything I've done this for 5 years now.

I've learned lots of things about people, and seen lots more things.

Proof provided to mods.

Ask me absolutely anything!

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Sat, 07 Jan 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / JusticeIamA 23 year old that was recently released from prison AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5704/iama-23-year-old-that-was-recently-released-from Hello again Reddit! The last AMA was a truly incredible experience (you even crashed my website!). Thank you all for the love and support. I hope you had as much fun as I did. I'm looking forward to getting to know more of you and answering more questions. You can see the first AMA here

A short list of my most favorite experiences are: *Being accepted to Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural school *Working with NASA to inform the public on the first unmanned space flights *Being Walter Cronkite's “Hal 9000” NASA connection during live broadcast of the first moon landing *Inventing the first real color monitor for Hewlett Packard *Writing my first book CoreFires - a labor of love 20 years in the making

I've worked on the following movies & shows: * Lead star ship designer for Star Wars - I drew the original designs for the X-Wing, A-Wing, Star Destroyer, TIE Fighter, & Rebel cruisers. I was also the one who designed and sculpted the Death Star and gave it it's trench * 2001, A Space Odyssey - I worked closely with Stanley Kubrick and persuaded him not to start the movie with a 20 minute conference table discussion * Buck Rogers in the 25th Century * Close Encounters of a Third Kind * War Games

I have a deep interest in science - especially quantum physics and space travel. I could not have picked a better time to have been born. So much has happened so quickly! Our dreams of space flight are maturing and I believe one day soon we’ll be exploring the next waiting wonders of our galaxy.

My latest project is a book series called CoreFires. It is free for today and anyone who leaves an Amazon review will be entered to win either a signed copy of the book or a signed print of my original Star Wars ship designs (your choice). 3 Winners will be chosen. Sign up here to enter

You can see my original Pre-Star Wars artwork here

A special thanks to https://www.createbook.org for helping me self publish my book. I highly recommend them to any authors who want help getting self published.

I hope that's enough to get us started. AMA!

It has just come to my attention that Carrie Fisher passed away today after her heart attack several days ago. I'm sure you will join me in sending our sincerest condolences to her family and loved ones

My Proof: http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w514/poker467/PC1921641_zpselvugno2.jpg

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Sun, 25 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / JusticeIAmA Police Officer in the US. Ask me ANYTHING http://www.topiama.com/r/5707/iama-police-officer-in-the-us-ask-me-anything Proof: http://imgur.com/e6ORMwZ

Hey Reddit! I'm a 911 dispatcher here to welcome your questions, provide insight, and hopefully gain a little visibility for a profession that usually only enters the public eye when we screw up!

I work in a PSAP (Public Safety Access/Answering Point) meaning that we dispatch for every agency in my county, which includes Fire, EMS, Law Enforcement, and other agencies. My center specifically handles calls and radio dispatch for the County Sheriff, local Police, 10 separate Fire Departments, the Forestry Service, EMS, the local Rescue Squad/independant first responders, State Parks, and Animal Control!

Ask away!

*******EDIT***************

Thank you, everyone, for your support, your time, and your questions! I have to sign off for a bit, but I promise I will return and try to answer everything that's been asked!

Call us if you need us!

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Sat, 24 Dec 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / JusticeIamA I'm Robert Everett Johnson, an attorney at the Institute for Justice. I fight the government for a living, and earlier this month my lawsuit to end civil forfeiture in New Mexico made the front page. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5432/iama-im-robert-everett-johnson-an-attorney-at-the EDIT 2PM ET: Thanks everybody! Got to sign off! Catch you on the air! --Tom

I wake up at 4:58 a.m. Monday through Friday to get ready for my show. On Point is a national live call-in show, and we’re on the air from 10AM to 12PM ET. We produce the show at WBUR in Boston.

A few things you may not know about me? I was a dynamiter in Alaska’s oil fields back in the day. I produced Chinese kung fu films out of Hong Kong. And my current job with NPR started as emergency coverage of the attacks on September 11, 2001.

Before On Point, I was a foreign correspondent, newspaper editor, and writer. I spent 10 years in Asia —India, Hong Kong and Japan — starting at the South China Morning Post, then as a correspondent for the Boston Globe. I started my reporting career covering the refugee exodus from Vietnam and the post-Mao opening of China.

What else? I was raised on a farm in Illinois. I studied American history at Yale and Gandhi’s independence movement at Andhra University, India. I love rhubarb.

Here's a link to On Point: http://www.wbur.org/onpoint

A few of my favorite guests: Annie Leibovitz: http://onpoint.legacy.wbur.org/2007/05/28/photographer-annie-leibovitz Peter Drucker: http://onpoint.legacy.wbur.org/2004/12/08/management-guru-peter-drucker Jewel: http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2015/09/22/jewel-2015-new-album-live-performance Bill Russell: http://onpoint.legacy.wbur.org/2009/05/22/hoops-with-bill-russell

My Proof: https://twitter.com/tomashbrooknpr/status/775308546015653889

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Tue, 13 Sep 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / JusticeIamA streamer who is on SWAT AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5259/iama-streamer-who-is-on-swat-ama Hello everyone! Donut Operator here (known as BaconOpinion on Reddit)

I am an American police officer who is on a SWAT team! If someone tried to SWAT me, it wouldn't work out too well.

I have been a police officer for a few years now with military before that.

I currently stream on twitch.tv/donutoperator (mostly CS:GO) with my followers. I've been streaming for about a month now and making stupid youtube videos for a few months ( https://youtube.com/c/donutoperatorofficial )

I made it to the front page a while back with the kitten on my shoulder ( http://i.imgur.com/9FskUCg.jpg ) and made it to the top of the CS:GO sub reddit thanks to Lex Phantomhive about a month ago.

I started this AMA after seeing Keemstar swatting someone earlier today (like a huge douche). There were a lot of questions in the comments about SWAT teams and police with people answering them who I'm sure aren't police officers or members of a SWAT team.

SO go ahead and ask me anything! Whether it be about the militarization of police or CS:GO or anything else, I'd love to hear what you have to say.

My Proof: https://youtu.be/RSBDUw_c340

*EDIT: 0220- I made it to the front page with Ethan! H3h3 is my favorite channel and I'm right here below them. Sweet.

**EDIT: 0310- If you are a streamer/ youtuber and you are kind of "iffy" about contacting your local department, I will be making a bulletin for law enforcement agencies about swatting and would be more than happy to send your local department one. Shoot me a message if you need help with this.

***EDIT: 0420- Hitting the hay people. It was fun! I came here to clear up some misconceptions about police and SWAT teams and I think for the most part I helped you fine people out. I'll answer a few more questions on here tomorrow and you can always reach me on my youtube channel.

For those few people that told me to die, you hope someone chops my head off, you hope someone finds my family, etc... work on getting some help for yourselves and have a nice night.

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Mon, 04 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewHappy Canada Day! I'm Rob Cohen, comedy writer for The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, and the documentary Being Canadian. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5264/happy-canada-day-im-rob-cohen-comedy-writer-for I'm so delighted and honoured to do this AMA on Canada Day! I love my home country, but after decades of non-Canadians asking me crazy questions about (or being completely uninterested in) Canada, I made a documentary Being Canadian that tries to finally answer the age old question... what does it really mean to be Canadian? I talked to so many amazing Canadians like William Shatner, Seth Rogen, Mike Myers, Will Arnett and more, a bunch of almost-as-amazing non-Canadians, but now now I want to hear from you! AMA!

Here's my proof!

Edit: Hey all. I've really enjoyed answering all your questions on this beautiful Canada Day. Thank you so much! Being Canadian is currently available on iTunes and Amazon, and you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. I do hope you watch and enjoy it!

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / JusticeIamA law student who just freed an innocent man from prison. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/5238/iama-law-student-who-just-freed-an-innocent-man My short bio: I'm Clint Ehrlich, half of the legal team that just freed Sgt. Ray Jennings from prison after he served 11 years of a life sentence for murder. It's a big story in today's LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-20160624-jennings-release-snap-story.html

I found out about Ray's case a year ago when I saw him on Dateline NBC. I didn't buy the evidence against him, so I started my own investigation with my dad. We presented our findings to the LA District Attorney's office, and on Thursday they agreed to let Ray out of prison! :)

Ask me about anything you want, from how I did it to what Ray is like or how crazy the media response has been. Also, please help Ray get back on his feet by using social media to spread the word about GoFundMe.com/RayJennings !!!!

My Proof: Me right now: http://i.imgur.com/4yWTntA.jpg

Me on local news: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ9pXned-x8

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Sun, 26 Jun 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / JusticeI am David Benowitz, a criminal defense attorney in Washington, DC and also a faculty member at Harvard Law School's Trial Advocacy Workshop. Ask Me Anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/5067/i-am-david-benowitz-a-criminal-defense-attorney After I graduated law school, I began my career as a public defender in Washington, DC. I worked as a public defender for a number of years before co-founding a private law firm, Price Benowitz LLP, in 2003. The firm originally began as a two attorney operation and has now expanded to approximately 30 attorneys.

I currently head the firm's White Collar Defense Practice Group and am barred to practice in DC, Maryland, and federal courts. I've handled a variety of interesting and complex criminal cases in my twenty year career.

Ask me about my experiences and I'll answer what I can.

Disclaimer: This AMA and its contents are not intended to be construed as legal advice in any way. If you are facing a criminal charge, please contact a lawyer in your area to discuss your case.

My Proof and My Website and My LinkedIn

EDIT: Thanks for all the questions, everyone. I have to run to a meeting, but may be able to come back and answer some more questions.

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Thu, 05 May 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / JusticeIamA burned out international lawyer just returned from Qatar making almost $400k per year, feeling jet lagged and slightly insane at having just quit it all to get my life back, get back in shape, actually see my 2 young boys, and start a http://www.topiama.com/r/5042/iama-burned-out-international-lawyer-just My short bio: for the past 9 years I have been a Partner-track associate at a Biglaw firm. They sent me to Doha for the past 2.5 years. While there, I worked on some amazing projects and was in the most elite of practice groups. I had my second son. I witnessed a society that had the most extreme rich:poor divide you could imagine. I met people who considered other people to be of less human worth. I helped a poor mother get deported after she spent 3 years in jail for having a baby out of wedlock, arrested at the hospital and put in jail with her baby. I became disgusted by luxury lifestyle and lawyers who would give anything and everything to make millions. I encountered blatant gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and a very clear glass ceiling. Having a baby apparently makes you worth less as a lawyer. While overseas, I became inspired to start a company making boy dolls after I couldn't find any cool ones for my own sons. So I hired my sister to start a company that I would direct. Complete divergence from my line of work, I know, but I was convinced this would be a great niche business. As a lawyer, I was working sometimes 300 hours in a month and missing my kids all the time. I felt guilty for spending any time not firm related. I never had a vacation where I did not work. I missed my dear grandmother's funeral in December. In March I made the final decision that this could not last. There must be a better way. So I resigned. And now I am sitting in my mother's living room, having moved the whole family in temporarily - I have not lived with my mother since I was 17. I have moved out of Qatar. I have given up my very nice salary. I have no real plans except I am joining my sister to build my company. And I'm feeling a bit surreal and possibly insane for having given it up. Ask me anything!

I'm answering questions as fast as I can! Wow! But my 18 month old just work up jet lagged too and is trying to eat my computer.....slowing me down a bit!

This is crazy - I can't type as fast as the questions come in, but I'll answer them. This is fascinating. AM I SUPPOSED TO RESPOND TO EVERYONE??!

10:25 AM EST: Taking a short break. Kids are now awake and want to actually spend time with them :)

11:15 AM EST: Back online. Will answer as many questions as I can. Kids are with husband and grandma playing!

PS: I was thinking about this during my break: A lot of people have asked why I am doing this now. I have wanted to say some public things about my experience for quite some time but really did not dare to do so until I was outside of Qatar, and I also wanted to wait until the law firm chapter of my life was officially closed. I have always been conservative in expressing my opinion about my experience in Qatar while living there because of the known incidents of arrests for saying things in public that are contrary to the social welfare and moral good. This Reddit avenue appealed to me because now I feel free to actually say what I think about things and have an open discussion. It is so refreshing - thank you everyone for the comments and questions. Forums like this are such a testament to the value of freedom of expression.

Because several people have asked, here's a link to the Kickstarter campaign for my toy company. I am deeply grateful for any support. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1632532946/boy-story-finally-cool-boy-action-dolls

My Proof: https://mobile.twitter.com/kristenmj/status/724882145265737728 https://qa.linkedin.com/in/kristenmj http://boystory.com/pages/team

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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / JusticeI am James Connell, defense attorney in the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions for Ammar al Baluchi, the tortured man in Zero Dark Thirty. AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/4974/i-am-james-connell-defense-attorney-in-the Hi there! I'm [James Connell](www.imgur.com/kfHr30O), a civilian death penalty defense attorney in the Guantanamo Bay Military Commissions. My client is Ammar al Baluchi, who is best known as the "Ammar" whose torture is depicted in the movie Zero Dark Thirty. I've worked on this case, and only this case, since 2011. Al Baluchi was tortured in black sites for several years before his transfer in 2006 into supermax-level facilities at Guantanamo, where he is still awaiting trial.

There's no shortage of topics here, but to give you all some ideas - Guantanamo detentions, CIA torture, overclassification and secret evidence, political interference in the trial, military bureaucracy, intelligence-gathering, international law, and what it's like defending a massive, incredibly complex case in a brand-new, still mostly-untested legal system that was, frankly, designed for getting a conviction in the very case we're now trying.

Here's a 2014 video Interview I did on torture and classification, and a more recent interview on how I ended up working on the 9/11 trial, and the difficulties of trying to work in the military commissions system. My team Twitter handle is @BaluchiGitmo, and I am a contributor to the @GitmoWatch Twitter account.

I'll answer any questions as best I can, keeping in mind that I can't discuss classified information - which can include things which might already be widely known but were never officially released by the US Government (ie, I can't discuss anything from wikileaks). And I have to preface by stating that I represent only my client, Ammar al-Baluchi, and although I am paid by the US government, I (clearly) don't represent their views or opinions. Nothing I say in this thread is based on classified information.

1540 29 MAR 2016 edit: I am signing off now. Many thanks for all the insightful questions. For more information about the military commissions, follow @GitmoWatch and @CarolRosenberg on Twitter.

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Tue, 29 Mar 2016 0:00:00 EDT
Crime / Justice - LiveI train cops about mental illness and help design police departments' response policies as a Director of CE and Mental Health Policy. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/4930/i-train-cops-about-mental-illness-and-help-design My short bio: Hey guys, my name is Scotty and I work for the National Alliance on Mental Illness in the Chicagoland area. I have a B.A. in Philosophy and an M.A. in Intercultural Studies & Community Development and have worked previously in Immigrant Legal Policy and child welfare reform in Latin America. I worked as a Chicago City Paramedic for several years after college, where I saw how ridiculously bad our society's response to chronic mental illness can be. Now as part of my job I work with law enforcement officers, learning about their encounters with mental illness on the job and training them how to interact well with people having mental health crises. My goal is to help them get people into treatment whenever possible and avoid violent or demeaning confrontations.

My Proof: http://www.namidupage.org/about/staff/ http://imgur.com/a/we9EC

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Fri, 18 Mar 2016 0:00:00 EDT