You don’t have to look far to find stories that illustrate what not to do. Take the case of a woman who was charged with first degree murder after taking part in a group lap dance party at a nightclub in 2010.
According to prosecutors, the 34-year-old woman was dancing at a party hosted by the woman’s former boyfriend. At some point during the evening, the victim and her male friends pulled out their cell phones to take pictures of each other, court documents reveal. She and five other group members were then allegedly involved in “selfies,” according to police.
When police arrived on the scene, they found that there was someone else inside the club. That the victim was a stripper, however, led local cops to believe that a group of about eight strippers attended the party instead of two “main event” members of the club. Prosecutors claim the dancer and two others were “unlawfully intoxicated” while the other guests “attempted to break up the incident,” according to court documents.
Prosecutors charged the woman with second degree murder.
Police determined that the woman entered the club “to be alone with [her] boyfriend,” in violation of the “no dancing” rule. She is facing at least five years in prison, according to the arrest paperwork obtained by ABC.
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One of the most amazing things about being a software developer is how much we are inspired by people who don’t have the opportunity to pursue their passions. It is truly mind blowing when you see someone who has dedicated 100% to the technology you are passionate about and you can see it in their work, from their ideas, to their code, to the way they interact with their customers. These people are my heroes and I hope to share some of those stories in my upcoming book titled The Great Hacks of 2008.
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