Daily Archives: February 20, 2013 - 5 results


Posted 2 years ago in Crime gun rights by Aaron Kase  
New York Subway Jumper Gets Seven Years in Prison

An attempt to save a little cash on train fare turned out to be a very expensive mistake for one man in New York City. Ruben Sanabria, 37, was sentenced to eight years in prison this month, with an additional 3 1/2 years probation, after he tried to carry a loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol into a 14th Street train station. Police spotted Sanabria when he hopped the turnstile to get into a Port Authority subway station with …

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Your Say on Abortion Laws [Poll]

Lawyers.com reporter Josh Crank contrasts a proposed New York law with anti-abortion measures in Mississippi and North Dakota. The New York legislature will vote on whether to allow late-term abortions if a mother’s health is at risk. California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland and Nevada already have similar laws. Mississippi and North Dakota are on the verge of closing down their last abortion clinics, by requiring doctors to be board-certified OBGYNs, eligible to practice at a local hospital. Read Josh’s full …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Editors Picks Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Doggy Drug Detection Is Reliable, Supreme Court Rules

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled that an alert by a trained drug-sniffing dog constitutes probable cause for a police search under most circumstances. In Florida v. Harris, the court rejected the notion that law enforcement would have to produce a detailed record of a dog’s reliability in order for its detection process to stand up in court, deciding that simple proof of training was enough. “If a bona fide organization has certified a dog after testing …

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Increasingly Popular Drones Cause Privacy Concerns

Did you think flying robots were only creatures of science fiction movies? Silly you. Your neighbor can buy one from any number of dealers and online sources, and next thing you know, cameras could be flying over your backyard. Drones – remotely controlled devices that have been made famous by the military’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles – are now appealing to the civilian population and the police, raising concerns with privacy groups.   Drone On You can buy a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
NY, ND Pushing Abortion Laws in Opposite Directions

State legislatures across the country have approved a wave of anti-abortion legislation in recent years, but New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hoping his state will buck the trend by prohibiting discrimination of abortion rights. At the same time, North Dakota’s lawmakers are considering multiple bills that could make its abortion laws the most restrictive in the nation. The Reproductive Health Act will soon be introduced in the New York Senate, and though the bill’s language has not yet been …

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