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- noun One who perpetrates or is accused of perpetrating a crime.
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- noun slang, law enforcement
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Important points: the perp is a born-in-Pakistan immigrant who entered this country on a college visa in 1999 and was naturalized as a citizen a year ago.
As I have repeatedly said here, the perp is a bit player here.
Extramarital affairs hurt the people most closely involved and its a personal matter even if the perp is a hypocrite.
They ticketed their car, their blocked their shots and they couldn't get what we call the perp walk going by.
And they couldn't get what we call the perp walk going by.
Authorities now believe that the perp is a mentally unbalanced male around 35, who was dressed in jeans and a tee-shirt at the time of the Piazzetta attack on Sunday.
COLLINS: We want to quickly get back to the news we began with at the top of the hour, the arrest of a top homeland security official, new pictures you're looking at now of what we call the perp walk.
Like -- they have what they call the perp walk and they didn't let me shave for a few days.
Let's talk about Douglas Faneuil -- no relation to the hall (ph) that I know of anyhow, but Faneuil is his name, and he has copped a plea, as they say, in cop talk, and there he is, you know, doing what they call the perp walk.
If a Mexican assaults a pretty good sized officer leaving him sprawled and flees leaving a van behind you have more than reasonable cause to believe he is, number one, in extreme fear of doing 20 years for a van load of drugs (this perp is now doing 10 years) and, number two, he has a gun.