Daily Archives: February 13, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Government Taxation by Janet Raasch  
New Tax Laws Will Affect Most Americans

At the beginning of 2013, President Obama signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, averting the dreaded “fiscal cliff” and making significant changes to U.S. tax law. While the top 1 percent of taxpayers will bear the biggest burden, the new law will affect most U.S. families in one way or another.   Income Tax Brackets Rates will increase for only the highest income tax bracket, increasing from 35 percent to 39.6 percent. These changes apply only to individuals …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Government Marijuana by Betsy Kim  
More Arrests for Pot than Violent Crimes [Infographic]

In the United States, the number of arrests for marijuana possession now exceeds the number of arrests for all violent crimes combined. The Huffington Post infographic below illustrates the surprising statistics provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read today’s Lawyers.com article, “States Around the Country Consider Legalizing Marijuana,” It provides a comprehensive report on the current status of marijuana laws, with a preview of upcoming legislation. With today’s views and laws, do all of these arrests make sense? Share …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Editors Picks Government Marijuana by Josh Crank  
States Across the Nation Consider Legalizing Marijuana

Numerous states are considering bills to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, building on the momentum of historic legalization measures approved by voters in Colorado and Washington. Alabama, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina and Oklahoma all have medical marijuana legalization bills pending in the current legislative session. Though some of the efforts have stalled early — Kansas’ bill likely won’t get a hearing due to lack of support on the Senate Health …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Editors Picks Social Networks by Michele Bowman  
Cops Use Facebook to Track Illegal Weapons

Cops in the Brownsville area of Brooklyn are dealing with one of New York City’s most crime-infested areas by spending more time on Facebook. That’s where they’ve found plenty of evidence of illegal gun possession and are nabbing criminals who post pictures of themselves living la vida loca.   Stats Support Facebook Strategy Officers and detectives in the 73rd Precinct in Brownsville spend part of their shifts every week on Facebook, looking for pictures of weapons and evidence of gang …

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California Privacy Laws Don’t Protect Consumers Online

The California Supreme Court ruled last week that online retailers of electronically downloaded goods may seek personal information from customers who use credit cards, bypassing privacy restrictions placed on physical stores. The ruling came after a lawsuit was filed against Apple for asking for address information from customers who purchased music from iTunes. Under most circumstances, vendors in California cannot record any personal identifying information beyond what is required to complete a credit card transaction. According to the Song-Beverly Credit …

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