Daily Archives: December 4, 2012 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law Social Networks by Jennifer King  
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Fake Cell Phone Tower Used by Police for Warrantless Tracking Did you know your cell phone can be tracked by the government, even when you’re not using it? Using a device called a Stingray, which acts like a fake cell phone tower, police can search large areas for a specific cell phone signal. It’s also able to gather data from other phones in the area. That violates the Fourth Amendment, say the Electronic Frontier Foundation and ACLU. Find Out More… …

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Court Says Bribes Are OK as Long as They’re Small

LEGAL NEWS OF THE WEIRD — In October, a federal appeals court overturned the bribery conviction of a City of Chicago zoning inspector — on the grounds that the bribes he was convicted of taking were too small to be covered by federal law. Dominick Owens, 46, was convicted of taking two bribes of $600 each to issue certificates of occupancy, but the law applies only to bribes of $5,000 or more. (Also in October, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel disbanded …

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Posted 2 years ago in Child Custody and Support by Aaron Kase  
Bankrupt Warren Sapp Tries To Lower Child Support Payments

Former football star Warren Sapp is seeking a reduction of the $2,500 per month he shells out in child support for one of his children. Sapp, who made over $82 million in his career as a defensive lineman for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders, declared bankruptcy earlier this year in Florida and is crying poor to try to get his payment reduced. However, there’s a fly in the ointment: Sapp signed a 2001 support agreement with Angela Sanders, …

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Posted 2 years ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Neighborhood Bully Must Pay $1.6 Million to Three Families

Bullying has been exposed recently as a major problem among school-aged children. Apparently some bullies never grow out of it, and go on to get married, buy a house, and become the Neighbor From Hell. 52 year-old Richard “Blinkie” Karnes taunted, harassed, and made life miserable for his neighbors in Florida until several of them sued him for assault and defamation and emotional distress. Neighbors testified Karnes cursed at them, spread sexual rumors about them, ran over a handyman and …

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Posted 2 years ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Sheriff Joe Faces Retrial for Death of Mentally Ill Man

Notorious Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio will face a second civil trial next year over the death of a mentally ill man who had been arrested by Maricopa County deputies less than two weeks before he died of a heart attack. The suit contends that law enforcement agents mistreated Eric Vogel in 2001 when they tore his clothes off after arresting him on suspicion of burglary in order to dress him in Arpaio’s famous pink underpants, standard wear for inmates in …

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