Daily Archives: July 14, 2010 - 3 results

Posted 7 years ago in Personal & Home Safety by Arthur Buono  
New Orleans Police Charged for Katrina Shootings

The Department of Justice has filed civil rights charges against six current or former New Orleans police officers. The charges stem from the killing of two men and the wounding of four other persons in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Four of the officers could face the death penalty if convicted.   Police may not use unreasonable or excessive force Victims unarmed and peaceable, cover-up also alleged Notorious civil rights violations include Rodney King case   Civil Rights …

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Posted 7 years ago in Uncategorized by Arthur Buono  
Estate Tax Gap Consoles the Rich and Dead

For the old and wealthy, having 2010 on your tombstone means cheating the IRS. Tuesday, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner joined the list of the super-rich who’ve escaped the federal estate tax by dying this year. Congressional inaction has created an unintended tax planning opportunity that only comes, well, once in a lifetime.   Yankees owner hated to lose, and beat taxes in the end Tax rate set to revert to 55 percent in 2011 Estate planning can save …

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Posted 7 years ago in Criminal Law by Arthur Buono  
The Argument Against DNA Tests for Felony Suspects

The American Civil Liberties Union argued against a California law requiring police to take a DNA sample from anyone arrested for a felony. The case involves an anti-war demonstrator whom police arrested for trying to free another demonstrator from custody. She claims they threatened to charge her with a greater offense if she refused to give a sample.   DNA collected by swabbing a person’s mouth Police keep samples even if no charge filed Individual’s privacy vs. crime-solving   DNA …

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