Brickbat: Don't Do the Crime


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Prosecutors in Madison County, Alabama, have dismissed burglary charges against Stephen McDowell with prejudice, meaning he can't be charged again for those crimes. Cops have even arrested another man for the burglaries he was originally charged with. But it will cost him $600 to get the charges officially expunged from his record. That's in addition to the thousands of dollars it cost him to pay off the bond that got him out of jail.