Monthly Archives: September 2014

Do you have diabetes? Did you know you have rights at work?

Do you have diabetes? Did you know you have rights at work?

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission(EEOC) recently filed suit on behalf of an Dollar General employee who was fired for drinking orange juice during a diabetic episode.
A Dollar General the employee, who has insulin-dependent diabetes, was working the cash register at Dollar General when she […]

By |September 26th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Jayson Germann-NOPD officer fired for payroll fraud

Jayson Germann-NOPD officer fired for payroll fraud
 
NEW ORLEANS —The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) fired Jayson Germann, a 15-year veteran of the force, on Wednesday after investigators established  the officer committed payroll fraud.
Germann was most recently assigned to the NOPD Gang Intelligence Unit.
“The NOPD has a zero tolerance policy for fraud on any level and […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Legal News, New Orleans Local News, People|0 Comments

Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning today.

 
 
Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning after heading the Justice Department for six years. He is the nation’s first black attorney general.
A White House official says President Barack Obama will announce Holder’s departure at 3:30 p.m. Thursday Central time.
“Attorney General Holder has discussed his plans personally with the president on multiple occasions in recent months, and finalized those plans in an […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

California Defelonization Initiative Appears Poised for Victory

​The District of Columbia, and Oregon, a California initiative that would turn drug possession felonies into misdemeanors is quietly heading for a likely victory at the polls in November.

Proposition 47, the smartly named Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act, is sponsored by two prominent California law enforcement figures, former San […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Drugs, Legal News, National Headlines|0 Comments

Chicago Mayor Calls for Statewide Defelonization of Drug Possession Offenses.

Chicago Mayor Calls for Statewide Defelonization of Drug Possession Offenses.
 
 Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) today proposed before a General Assembly panel in Chicago that drug  possession of up to a gram of any controlled substance be treated as a misdemeanor, not a felony, as is currently the case. Emanuel also proposed decriminalizing marijuana possession statewide. “It […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Teen killed by Terrebonne Parish deputy was holding BB gun, newspaper reports

Teen killed by Terrebonne Parish deputy was holding BB gun, newspaper reports

The teen shot and killed Tuesday (Sept. 23) by a Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s deputy was holding a BB gun,The Courier reported Wednesday.
The deputy, who was investigating reports of armed individuals at an abandoned house in Houma, was met at the door by 14-year-old Cameron […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

What Makes a Great Defender?

What Makes a Great Defender?

So what makes a great defender?  I believe that it is honor to represent my clients. In fact, as many can attest, I really like my clients and  I believe that the people who decide our clients’ fate, prosecutors, judges and jurors, should be confronted with the reality of the impact of […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

PACER Agrees To Put Back Deleted Court Documents

PACER Agrees To Put Back Deleted Court Documents
 
 
Earlier this week we shared that PACER had deleted teh case records of 1000’s of cases and eliminated the public’s access to these public court records.
In an abrupt about face it was announced that:
The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts (or AO) has a plan to restore online […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

The creation and purpose of SWAT TEAMS.

SWAT teams were created in the 1960s to combat hostage-takings, sniper shootings, and violent unrest.  Today they’re routinely used to attack homes and arrest citizens for things as minor as missing traffic court or writing a bad check.
While the issue of police militarization has recently become a pressing public policy matter due to of billions […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

“Justice Department enters case involving school’s alleged use of girl, 14, as rape ‘bait’”

“Justice Department enters case involving school’s alleged use of girl, 14, as rape ‘bait’”
 

The Justice Department on Thursday filed a brief in the case of a male student accused of raping a girl who was allegedly used as bait by an Alabama school to catch the boy after repeated sexual offenses, The Huntsville Times reported.
Court records […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|Legal News|0 Comments