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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Sylvia Hsieh  
ALEC Unveils Annual Agenda of Anti-Consumer Laws

This is Part 1 of a two-part report on the American Legislative Exchange Council’s latest slate of model legislation, released after the group’s annual meeting earlier this month. The American Legislative Exchange Council held its annual meeting in Chicago earlier this month. The conclave provides a venue for ALEC to disseminate model legislation to be carried back to state legislatures across the country. The group’s recent agenda to pass model laws written largely by its corporate funders reveals a renewed …

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Teen Sexting Criminalized by States

States continue to outlaw sexting by teens – to each other or to adults – even as it grows more popular among them.   The Problem of Permanence Guam and at least 20 states since 2009 have enacted bills that address sexting among minors, according to the National Conference on State Legislatures. Bills or resolutions criminalizing minors’ sending sexually explicit photos by cell phone were introduced in at least 13 states in 2012. Four states — Hawaii, New York, Pennsylvania …

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Posted 1 year ago in Your Job & The Law Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
White Cop Wins $620,000 in Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

A federal jury awarded $620,000 to a white St. Louis police officer who sued alleging discrimination by superiors who gave an open leadership post to a less qualified black officer. Sgt. David Bonenberger thought he had a chance at his dream job when he learned the St. Louis Police Academy needed a new assistant director. But the top cop at the Police Academy, Lt. Michael Muxo, advised Bonenberger that a higher ranking officer, Lt. Col. Reggie Harris, ordered him to …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime On the Lighter Side Video by Betsy Kim  
Stack Your ‘Breaking Bad’ Analysis Against a Pro [Video]

  In television, when villains hatch psychological plots beyond our notions of human decency, are we amused and perhaps equally reassured, thinking we could never concoct such evil?   What Happened in “Confessions”? In the last episode of AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” Walter White records a confession. But instead of baring his soul on how he built of a crystal meth empire, he fabricates a twisted story, framing his DEA agent brother-in-law, Hank Schrader, as the drug lord, Heisenberg. Walt brings …

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Posted 1 year ago in Jury Awards Personal Injury by Sylvia Hsieh  
Woman Impaled by Tree Branch Wins $12M Against City

A woman who was impaled in her car by a falling tree branch and lost her leg as a result won a $12 million jury verdict. Shanta Greene, an assistant manager at Wendy’s in Savannah, Ga., had just gotten off her job on July 2, 2010, when her cousin and his son picked her up in his pickup truck. Greene was sitting in the passenger seat when a large limb of an evergreen oak tree plummeted into the car, impaling …

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