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August 15, 2016

Civil Rights ViolationsCivil Rights Violations

The Constitution of the United States offers protection and liberties to all Americans for certain rights and privileges that are called our civil rights. While most of us have heard the term—and probably have a vague notion about what our civil rights actually are, many Americans don’t know exactly what rights are covered when referring to our civil rights or when our civil rights have been violated.

So let’s start at the beginning. What exactly is a civil right?
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August 9, 2016

DUI Basics in Florida

DUI Basics in FloridaIt starts out like any other Friday night. You’re in full-out TGIF mode and ready to kick off the weekend with a bang. You decide to head out to happy hour with some work friends. When you get to the local hot spot, you see they’re offering 2-for- 1 drinks. It’s hard to resist a good BOGO, so you drink more than you usually would. At this point, it’s getting late, so you head out to your car, not realizing quite how tipsy you are, until those flashing red lights appear in your rearview mirror. Your head’s spinning, you’re feeling panicked and a bit nauseous. What are the DUI basics you need to know in Florida? Read More >>

 

August 2, 2016

What To Do When Someone Gets Arrested

what do do when arrestedYou are sound asleep, when all of a sudden, the phone rings. You answer, and when you find out a friend or family member has been arrested, everything changes. No one expects this call, and so most people aren’t prepared with a plan for how to handle this difficult situation. Since an arrest can induce fear, anger and disorientation, it’s best to have a game plan, so that if it ever happens, you will be ready and able to help. The question is, what to do when someone gets arrested? He believes the agency settles certain cases rather than taking them to court because of the perceived anti-police sentiment sweeping the country. "The law enforcement agencies realize there is a tremendous risk to leaving it up to a jury to determine if there is liability and what those money damages may or may not be," Kaplan said. Read More >>



 

July 22, 2016

Is It Wrong or Actually Illegal To Snoop Through Your Spouse’s Phone?

Is It Wrong or Actually Illegal To Snoop Through Your Spouse’s PhoneIt seems pretty obvious that it is wrong to snoop through someone else’s phone, such as your spouse, no matter what the reason. But the real question would be, is it illegal to snoop through your spouse’s phone? Is It Wrong or Actually Illegal To Snoop Through Your Spouse’s PhoneIt is assumed by many that if you are married, or if the cell phone account is in your name, that you have the right to view the information stored in someone else’s phone. Information like text messages, emails or social media accounts tend to be the most common areas for people to snoop. If you are a parent and you want to keep a close eye on your children under the age of 18, it is considered to be responsible parenting. However, children over the age of 18, spouses, significant others, friends or even co-workers, fall into a completely different category of responsibility. Read More >>


July 8, 2016

Alleged Police Brutality in Louisiana and Minnesota Spark More Black Lives Matter Movement Protests

Black Lives MatterThe recent Louisiana and Minnesota shootings are the latest in white police officers shooting black citizens. The question arises, is this about racial police brutality or justifiable force to apprehend suspects. Many in the community are calling these recent shootings another case of law enforcement using excess force, sparking more Black Lives Matter movements. Read More >>

June 30, 2016

Police Brutality: America’s Growing Epidemic

Police Brutality Every seven hours, an American citizen is killed by a law enforcement official. In 2015, there were 1307 Americans killed by police. Though some of these deaths may have been justifiable, others were a result of inappropriate or illegal actions taken by police officers, including what some consider police brutality and a violation of civil rights. In some cases, this type of police misconduct involved discrimination or obstruction of justice. Yet, the police are indicted in less than 1% of killings. Read More >>

 

 



March 9th, 2016

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