Daily Archives: January 11, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
OK to Flip Off the Cops, Court Rules

You heard it from N.W.A. first in their 1988 protest song: A man can sue the police after they arrested him for flipping them the bird, a federal court ruled last week. John Swartz was a passenger in a car driven by his wife through St. Johnsville, N. Y. in 2006 when the couple passed a police officer tracking cars with a radar gun. Swartz apparently disapproved of the speed trap, which he expressed by sticking his hand out the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
James Holmes to Face 166 Charges for Theater Massacre

Accused Aurora theater gunman James Holmes will stand for trial in the July 2012 massacre in Colorado that left 12 dead and dozens wounded, a judge ruled this morning. Holmes, 25, will face as many as 166 murder and attempted murder charges for allegedly storming into a theater showing a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” on July 20 and opening fire on the audience with a shotgun, a semi-automatic rifle and a handgun. He was arrested in the …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government gun rights by Aaron Kase  
War Over Gun Controls Explodes Nationwide

Vice President Joe Biden met this week with government officials, victims of gun violence, retailers, media executives and firearm advocates on both sides of the issue as part of a task force designed to look for ways to combat gun violence in America, an issue that is provoking heated reactions from pro and anti-gun voices in the wake of the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre and other mass shootings. The Brady Foundation, which advocates for tighter gun restrictions, as well …

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Posted 1 year ago in Labor and Employment Marijuana by Michele Bowman  
Can You Be Fired for Using Medical Marijuana?

In two recent cases, the EEOC settled with employers who had fired workers because of positive drug tests for prescription drugs. But in states where medical marijuana is legal, can employers fire employees who test positive but have prescriptions for the drug?   Drug Tests & Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), of course, employers are forbidden from discriminating against workers based on their disabilities. Nor can an employer discriminate against an employee based on its perception – …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Michele Bowman  
Kids as Young as 12 Can Be Tried as Adults for Murder

A 12-year-old girl has been charged with murder after she and two older friends allegedly carjacked a man in Durham, N.C., shot him, and left him for dead in the street.   Three Murder Charges The 12-year old, along with a girl aged 14 and a boy aged 16, asked 35-year-old Johnny Danilo Villatoro for a ride on Dec. 28, then stole his car and shot him, according to local news reports. Cops found him lying in the street, and …

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