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Last month, we told you about Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano, who, along with two other officers, was charged with framing an innocent teenager in order to keep their clearance rate for burglaries at 100 percent. This month's story of Florida cop frame-ups involves an officer in the same department, allegedly acting at the direction of Atesiano.

Guillermo Ravelo pleaded guilty last week to charges that he falsely accused two black men of crimes: one with a pair of home break-ins in 2013, and the other with five vehicle burglaries in 2014. Atesiano had once boasted clearing 29 of 30 burglary cases during his tenure as chief. At least 11 of those were based on false arrest reports.

The Fourth Amendment applies a pretty fuzzy standard to constitutional police conduct, protecting people from "unreasonable searches and seizures." Over the last 200 or so years, courts have attempted to distinguish between reasonable and unreasonable searches, trying to provide rules that balance police and public safety with a person's privacy interests. And one of those battleground areas in recent years has been so-called stop-and-frisk policies and public pat-downs.

Police are allowed to stop people if they have a reasonable suspicion that a crime has been, is being, or is about to be committed, and can conduct a reasonable search for weapons or contraband. But there are some instances that go too far. And accusations that an officer "reached immediately between [a person's] legs, grabbed his scrotum, felt around with his hand, and stuck his thumb in [the person's] anus" would certainly qualify as one of those times.

What Is the 'Necessity Defense' and Can It Work for Environmentalists?

If the Justice League can use the necessity defense, why not environmentalists? That will be the question posed by two defendants in an upcoming Minnesota criminal case. Emily Johnston and Annette Klapstein, two environmental activists in a group dubbed the Valve Turners, will try to be the first U.S. environmentalists to use this defense successfully, claiming their crimes of felony criminal mischief, felony conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, and criminal trespass were justified to do a greater good -- saving planet Earth.

If it sounds pretty heinous in print, but it looks even worse on video, recorded with the officers' own body cameras -- two Roswell, Georgia police officers deciding a woman's fate with a coin flip. And not even a real coin, either. While Sarah Webb sat in her car after a traffic stop, Officer Courtney Brown opened an app on her phone and Officer Kristee Wilson laid out the stakes: heads, Webb would be arrested, tails, she'd be released.

The worst part? The app came up tails, and Officer Wilson decided to arrest anyway, cuffing and placing a crying Webb in the back of a police cruiser.

The public loves to hear that police are solving crimes. Local politicians love it even more. So law enforcement officers and officials are under pressure to deliver the goods when it comes to their crime statistics.

In a July 2013 city council meeting, former Biscayne Park Police Chief Raimundo Atesiano reported his department had a 100 percent clearance rate for burglaries. While impressive sounding and technically true, that statistic was based on Atesiano and two of his officers pinning four unsolved burglaries on one innocent teenager. Now the cops are facing federal civil rights charges for the frame-up.

Getting high today? You and everyone else. Want to avoid the paranoia associated with wondering if you're getting high legally? We got you covered.

Here are our top seven marijuana law questions and some advice for keeping 4/20 legal, just in time for the premiere of "Super Troopers 2."

A six-years long Stanislaus County, California murder case continues to wind its way through the justice system, and one thread is now in federal court. Georgia and Christina DeFilippo, the wife and stepdaughter of criminal defense attorney Frank Carson, claim the district attorney, sheriff's office, and local police department "conspired to conduct a retaliatory, unconstitutional investigation and prosecution of Frank Carson and his family, solely based on their own disdain for Carson because of his successes against them."

The pair were charged with murder, and Georgia DeFilippo ended up spending 50 days in jail. They are now suing for damages, claiming to have spent almost $1 million in bail, attorneys' fees, and court costs.

Elon Musk Sells Flamethrowers: Are They Legal to Own?

Watch out for flamethrower bearing BBQers this summer. Elon Musk, the attention-grabbing entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX, has fired up Twitter and legions of his loyal followers with a brand-spanking new toy -- a commercially available flamethrower.

There are Halloween pranks and hijinks, and then there's Halloween crime. Often there will be a fine line between the two.

As parents, before you let your little to medium-sized troublemakers loose on the neighborhood, you may want to discuss some of the most common pranks that are actually crimes. Not that your child will be doing any of it, but in case they see it, you'll want them to be informed.

Just two weeks after body camera footage showed a Baltimore police officer placing drugs at the scene of an arrest, a second body cam video has surfaced, depicting other Baltimore officers allegedly planting drugs while searching a vehicle. None of the officers involved, it seems, were aware that the cameras actually save the 30 seconds of recording before they are turned on.

State prosecutors were forced to drop dozens of cases that involved testimony from the officer involved in the first tape. Charges were also dropped in the second case, and seven officers have been suspended for their involvement.