Daily Archives: October 12, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Immigration by Lawyers.com   
Human Trafficking: Modern-Day Slavery

Shockingly, more people live in slavery today than in the entire 350-year history of the slave trade. Surprisingly, many of these people live in the United States. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, human trafficking has become the second-largest and fastest-growing criminal industry in the United States, just behind drug trafficking. Children account for roughly half of all victims.   Human Trafficking Human trafficking involves the sale, exchange, barter or lease of a person for labor or sex acts. …

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Posted 2 years ago in News of the Weird by Aaron Kase  
Presidential Candidate Squatting in Detroit House

A Detroit homeowner is living with an unwelcome houseguest because she cannot legally kick the woman out, pending a civil judgment. The alleged squatter, Missionary-Tracey Elaine Blair, is a write-in candidate for president of the United States. According to a local news story, Heidi Peterson bought the house for $23,000 and rented it to Blair and other tenants in 2010. However, in February 2011 she kicked everyone out because the house was not safe to live in anymore. Little did …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Jury Awards $3.2 Million for Driver Impaled by Highway Debris

A jury awarded $3.2 million to a widow for the death of her husband who was impaled by a large piece of metal that flew off a tractor-trailer on the highway. Shawn Collingwood, was driving his 2000 Chevy Silverado in the southbound lane of Route 221 in Washington County, Penn., when a 123-pound piece of metal came flying through his windshield and killed him instantly. The piece of metal was part of mining equipment loaded on the back of a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Michele Bowman  
Debate Over Guns on Campus Heats Up

Gunmen attacking a college campus is a nightmare scenario, and it has played out across the country too many times – from the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007 to the April 2012 shootings at Oikos University in East Oakland, Calif., not to mention incidents further back in memory like the 1966 sniper attack at the University of Texas. Should students be able to legally carry guns on campus? Groups are springing up on both sides of the issue. Some say …

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Posted 2 years ago in Gay and Lesbian issues Government by Aaron Kase  
Maine to Vote on LGBT Marriage

Maine will take another shot at marriage equality this election day as voters consider a ballot question on whether to allow same-sex couples to tie the knot. The state legislature previously passed a law allowing LGBT marriage in 2009, but opponents promptly got the law wiped out through a ballot referendum, or “people’s veto.” Now the people have a chance to change their minds. In a related issue, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by anti-gay groups …

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