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Last week publican Brian Gannon beat the rap for broadcasting live Premiership football in his Rochdale pub at 3pm on a Saturday.
Now they've been left fuming after Bar 67 in Gallowgate, a favourite haunt of Celtic fans, including hundreds of Irish who travel over for the games, beat the rap with nothing more than a warning.
The painful and lingering memory of the Los Angeles Police Department officers' acquittal in the King beating trial, the deep reluctance of prosecutors to charge police with abuse and jurors' aversion to convicting cops in racially tinged cases sobered many blacks to the fact that the odds were great Morse would beat the rap.
But Lewis beat the rap and went on to have arguably the finest season ever by a defensive player.
Seattle authorities tried to slap Honkala with a nationwide gag order, but she beat the rap on free-speech grounds.
The scan confirmed that the beast had a heart with a structure that could finally help dinosaurs beat the rap as cold-blooded killers.

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