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Posted 12 months ago in Crime Internet Law by Betsy Kim  
What To Do about Data Privacy Breaches? [Infographic]

So much of people’s private lives is stored online. With the escalation in cybercrimes, Internet users understandably have concerns over the security of personal data. Lawyers.com reported California recently updated internet privacy laws. The Unisys infographic below shows how the government is fighting cybercrime. Yet Americans are split on whether private companies that hold personal data should be required to tell the government about cyber attacks. Should a law require companies, such as hospitals, banks, telecom providers and airlines to …

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Posted 12 months ago in Crime by Janet Raasch  
Federal and State Laws Aim to Keep Tabs on Sex Offenders

When it comes to treatment of convicted sex offenders, Americans and the American justice system are very concerned. Sex offenders are seen as targeting the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children. They are often subject to longer prison terms and closer supervision once released than other kinds of offenders. Currently, there are about 747,500 registered sex offenders in the United States. About one-third of these individuals are currently under close supervision, in prison or jail, in halfway houses or …

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Posted 12 months ago in Crime Social Networks Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Facebook Threats Made Abroad Can Still Land You in US Jail

A Colorado man faces up to five years in prison and half a million dollars in fines because he thought it was legal to make violent threats on the Internet as long as he did it from a foreign country. Kenneth Royal Wheeler, 31, has a beef with the police in Grand Junction, Colo. related to his 2011 arrest for drunk driving and his 2009 arrest for marijuana possession. And when Wheeler traveled abroad to Rome, he thought it was …

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Posted 12 months ago in Crime Marijuana by Josh Crank  
Feds Nab Drug Dealing Deputy in Georgia

It’s not unheard of for a police officer to have marijuana in his cruiser, or even to sell a little dope here and there. Customarily, this is done as part of a police operation, not as part of a cop’s moonlighting gig. Atlanta-area sheriff’s deputy Darrell Mathis took a slightly different approach. While wearing his full uniform, Mathis would chauffeur pounds of pot to his customers in his Newton County cruiser. It was a good business for Mathis — according …

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Posted 12 months ago in Crime Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Federal Courts Remain Open During Government Shutdown

The federal court system will remain open – for a bit, anyway – in spite of the government shutdown, with cases being processed more slowly and access to justice being harmed.   10-Day Window “In the event of a government shutdown on October 1, 2013, the federal Judiciary will remain open for business for approximately 10 business days,” according to a statement from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. “On or around October 15, 2013, the Judiciary will reassess its …

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