Monthly Archives: May 2014

America’s view on inmates sentenced to the death penalty is beginning to take a turn.

 
America’s view on inmates sentenced to the death penalty is beginning to take a turn.
 
Modern America is starting to cringe and perhaps squirm a little at how the death pentalty executions are being carried out. Perhaps, we are too advanced as a society to cling to the notion that the death penalty either heals or […]

Praises For The Angola Rodeo.

 
Praises For The Angola Rodeo.
 
For a few days now, I have been wanting to comment on The Angola Prison Rodeo, hundreds of people attend the maximum-security prison to get in and see inmates riding bulls, includes wild-cow milking, and a wild “guts & glory” poker game that has inmates try to grab a poker chip […]

By |May 20th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Should Exposing a Sexual Partner to HIV be a Felony?

 
Should Exposing a Sexual Partner to HIV be a Felony?
Louisiana law makes it a felony to intentionally expose other people to the AIDS virus without their consent. Exposing another person to HIV  infection with any other venereal disease is a misdemeanor.
It is also possible that deliberate or reckless transmission of these diseases would subject the […]

By |May 20th, 2014|Legal News, New Orleans Local News|0 Comments

New bill curbs civil forfeiture

 
 
 
In a big win for property rights and due process, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill yesterday to curb an abusive—and little known—police practice called civil forfeiture. Unlike criminal forfeiture, under civil forfeiture someone does not have to be convicted of a crime, or even charged with one, to permanently lose his or her […]

By |May 15th, 2014|Legal News|0 Comments

People can demand that search engines remove links to certain websites containing their personal information

 
 
The Court of Justice of the European Union [official website] ruled  on Tuesday that people can demand that search engines remove links to certain websites containing their personal information. In an advisory judgment, the court held [AP report] that search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing must sometimes comply with individuals’ requests to remove web pages or newspapers with their personal information. The court emphasized […]

By |May 14th, 2014|Legal News, The Internet|0 Comments

Execution of Death Row Inmate Clayton Lockett

Execution of Death Row Inmate Clayton Lockett
 
On April 28th Oklahoma attempted to carry out the execution of condemed death row inmate, Clayton Lockett.  The state was utilizing untested drugs in an untested protocol to execute Lockett.
 
Clayton Lockett, 38, was declared unconscious 10 minutes after the first of three drugs in the state’s new lethal […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Reports: Border Patrol Agents Use Excessive Force and Physical Abuse

A recent report written by Daniel E. Martínez, an assistant professor of sociology at George Washington University for The American Immigration Council, reports that excessive force and physical abuse and excessive force top the list of hundreds of complaints filed against U.S. Border Patrol agents., The complaints include charges that agents kicked a pregnant woman, […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Immigration, National Headlines|0 Comments

Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond of New Orleans To Introduce Legislation On Solitary Confinement.

 
Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond of New Orleans To Introduce Legislation On Solitary Confinement.
 
According to a recent article in Nola. Com, Democratic Congressman Cedric Richmond of New Orleans, will introduce legislation that will place limits on solitary confinement, which he says may violate the Constitution’s prohibition on “cruel and unusual punishment.”
“Our approach to solitary confinement in […]

By |May 8th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments