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  • The "Dead or Alive" part of the posters was eliminated decades ago, because too many people were figuring that the phrase was a "license to kill," and it was considered easier, by many bounty hunters, to transport a dead man, than a living one. So, in some cases, the wanted person was just shot in the back (or in the back of the head) by the bounty hunter, slung over the back of some nag, then transported to the nearest sheriff's office, to claim the reward. One law enforcement officer said that those posters were actually "murder solicitations," which contributed to them being eliminated. The other reason was that, once in awhile, the WRONG person was shot, killed, and "tranported," only to have the astounded bounty hunter be told by the authorities, "You're under arrest for murder." +5

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