Daily Archives: January 10, 2013 - 4 results


Posted 1 year ago in Driving & Motor Vehicles by Aaron Kase  
Drunk Driver Arrested After Bragging on Facebook

It shouldn’t need to be repeated, but apparently it does: Should you commit a crime, and wish to escape prosecution, don’t brag about your exploits on social media. A man in Astoria, Oregon was arrested after he broadcast to the world about a little accident he had driving home early New Year’s Day. Police were already investigating a hit-and-run that caused minor damage to two vehicles when they were tipped off that Jacob Cox-Brown, 18, had posted an update to …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Gun Groups Resist as NY Leads Assault Weapon Ban

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Jan. 9 State of the State speech adds to a growing chorus for tighter gun control laws that gun rights groups promise to resist.  As expected, Cuomo proposed a stricter assault weapon law and an outright ban on high-capacity magazines, saying he wanted to strengthen what are already some of the toughest gun laws in the country.    Shoot for the Stars At the same event, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy urged the U.S. Congress to tighten …

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Craigslist Sperm Donor Owes Child Support

The state of Kansas is demanding child support from a man who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple who posted an ad on Craigslist in 2009. The couple later broke up and one of the women applied to the state for aid. Kansas now says William Marotta owes child support to the mother of his three-year-old daughter, even though he says he never agreed to do anything except provide the sperm, for free.   Worthless Contract? Marotta signed a …

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Employers Can Snoop Through Your Cell Phone

It’s hard to imagine getting fired based on text messages or videos on your own personal cell phone, but according to one federal appeals court, it’s absolutely legal – at least under one federal law designed to protect electronic transmissions. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 12 said the Stored Communications Act (SCA) did not protect a city employee from her employer using the contents of her cell phone to fire her.    Phone Taken by Snooping …

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