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Posted 4 years ago in Editors Picks Video Your Personal Rights by Staff Editor   
What Should You Do If You Want to Create Street Art? [Video]

  Street art is part of the culture in many cities. It ranges from common graffiti sprayed by vandals, to beautiful public art commissioned by building owners and cities, to advertising paid for by corporations. In a video report, Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine discusses a wide range of street art and the legal issues that often arise. About 80% of graffiti is “tagger” graffiti, sprayed on walls by suburban teenagers, according to Keep America Beautiful. Kids do it for fame, …

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Drunk Driver Ordered to Pay $5M for Killing College Student

A woman who was driving drunk and crashed into another car, killing a college student, was ordered to pay $5.65 million to the victim’s parents. In the early morning hours of Oct. 24, 2009, 20-year-old Bailey Sloan was driving a friend home an hour west of Los Angeles in Grand Terrace, Calif. when they ran out of gas and pulled over to refuel. Their parked car was struck by Cynthia Redmond, who crossed all lanes of traffic and hit Sloan …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Task Force Examines Racial Bias in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

This is Part Three of a four-part series on Stand Your Ground laws. Please see Part One: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Isn’t Making Anyone Safer [Video], Part Two: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Fails to Deter Crime, Part Four: ‘Stand Your Ground’ Means More Homicides. The death of Trayvon Martin at the hands of George Zimmerman provided the headlines that brought Stand Your Ground laws into the spotlight. Zimmerman’s recent acquittal for shooting and killing an unarmed Martin last year has reignited …

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Detroit Bankruptcy Likely To Rob Retirees of Pension Benefits

The bankruptcy of Detroit could have devastating consequences for thousands of retired city workers who depend on their pensions for food and shelter. After years of speculation the city filed last week under the rarely-used Chapter 9 of the federal bankruptcy code governing municipal insolvency. The city owes $18.5 billion in debt, of which $3.5 billion is an unfunded pension liability. As part of the bankruptcy process officials hope to enact significant cuts to the benefits of 21,000 retired public …

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