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Just another smash and grab? How nonviolent crime can take a toll on the lives of its victims

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On a Friday afternoon in late August, Paymahn Moussavi and his partner went on a bike ride at Lady Bird Lake and noticed glass on the ground when they returned to their parking spot.

As they got closer to his partner’s car, Moussavi saw that the window had been smashed and some of their personal items were stolen, like Moussavi’s checkbook, car keys and thyroid medication with his home address on it.

“It’s like a violation on so many different levels,” Moussavi said.

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Austin Water employee accused of raping, running over victim while on the clock

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