Daily Archives: July 25, 2013 - 5 results


Free Software Assures Electronic Privacy [Video]

  If you’re worried about the government or other third parties accessing your electronic communications, watch Lawyers.com Editorial Director Betsy Kim’s video report on this free software, called Dispatch. You can find it in the Google or Apple app stores by typing in “Dispatch Reporter.” Columbia Graduate School of Journalism Assistant Professor Susan McGregor and Columbia University student researchers Mathias Lecuyer and Madeline Ross are working on further developing this software. “Dispatch is a mobile application that provides secure, encrypted, …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Fugitive Busted After Posting Comments on His Own Wanted Notice

Today’s lesson in criminal defense law: Don’t make social media comments about your own fugitive notice, even if it’s to proclaim your innocence. Matthew Oliver was wanted for a December robbery at a Family Dollar in Florida, in which the victim was assaulted and relieved of $260. This month, he found his picture on the Pasco County Sheriff’s Facebook page as the “Fugitive of the Day.” Oliver couldn’t resist commenting under his photo. Prolifically. “You guys are going to pay …

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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Government gun rights by Aaron Kase  
‘Stand Your Ground’ Means More Homicides

This is Part Four of our 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 Three: Task Force Examines Racial Bias in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws. A study released this year by Texas A&M University economists found no decrease in crime in states that passed stand your ground laws, but rather a measurable increase in homicides. Stand Your Ground …

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Posted 4 years ago in Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Denial of Marijuana Reclassification Appealed to Supreme Court

Medical marijuana advocates want the United States Supreme Court to hear an appeal that could lead to marijuana’s removal from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Americans for Safe Access appealed a January decision from the District of Columbia U.S. Circuit Court that found a lack of “adequate and well-controlled studies” proving the medical efficacy of marijuana. Even though plaintiffs presented more than 200 peer-reviewed studies, the three-judge panel concluded that the studies did not meet certain standards and …

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Posted 4 years ago in Personal Injury by Michele Bowman  
Roller Coaster Rider Falls to Death at Six Flags

A 52-year-old woman fell to her death from a roller coaster at Six Flags in Arlington, Texas, on July 18, and it’s no surprise that legal action looms.   Fatal Fall It was the first time the woman, Rosy Esparza (or Rosa Ayala-Goana, as official reports refer to her), had ever been to the amusement park. When she was strapped in to the Texas Giant, she reportedly complained to the operators of the ride that she didn’t think the safety …

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