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blotter

1. n. a drunkard. (see also sponge.) The guy’s a blotter. He’ll drink anything and lots of it.
2. n. the drug LSD, sold on bits of blotting paper. (Drugs.) Blotter can bring one to five dollars a pop.
3. n. a police station log of arrests; a police blotter. The blotter is full of the names of petty criminals and drunks.

police blotter

A precinct's daily written record of arrests. In the days before ballpoint pens, much less computers, police station house records were kept with ink pens, the writing from which had to be blotted to keep the ink from smearing. Sheets of paper might come and go, but the blotter's indelible imprint remained as a metaphorical reminder of the name of the person who was arrested. That's why many old gangster movies has lines about the cops checking a bad guy's record on the police blotter.
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With its crime coverage, RedEye is part of a larger phenomenon: the revival of the police blotter by youth-oriented and alternative papers.
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The second blotter was used by the group to extort money from drug suspects, Saez said.
When Purisima was designated chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) in 2010, he ordered all police units in Metro Manila to report all kinds of crime on the police blotter.
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