“PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO PUT BODY CAMERAS ON 50,000 POLICE OFFICERS”

“PRESIDENT OBAMA WANTS TO PUT BODY CAMERAS ON 50,000 POLICE OFFICERS”
 
At FastCompany.com:
Last week, when President Obama addressed the nation following a grand jury decision to not prosecute Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, he seemed to bite his tongue and left a lot of things unsaid. On Monday, however, […]

By |December 4th, 2014|Law Changes, National Headlines, President Obama|0 Comments

Bill Filed to Rein in Police Militarization

Bill Filed to Rein in Police Militarization
There were congressional hearings on the topic last week, and today, a bipartisan pair of congressmen, Reps. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Raul Labrador (R-ID), announced that they had filed a bill to rein in the Department of Defense program that transfers surplus military equipment to state and local law […]

By |September 19th, 2014|Law Changes|0 Comments

D.C. the Latest Jurisdiction to Ban the Box

D.C. the Latest Jurisdiction to Ban the Box
 
 
The District of Columbia is on the verge of joining the 13 other states (and numerous cities and counties throughout the country) that have enacted “Ban the Box” laws prohibiting or limiting an employer from asking job applicant’s about their criminal record.
Last week, D.C.’s Mayor Vincent Gray signed […]

By |September 19th, 2014|Law Changes, Legal News|0 Comments

As of August 1 Nearly 500 New Laws Went into Effect in Louisiana.

 
 
 
 
As of August 1 Nearly 500 News Laws Went into Effect in Louisiana.
 
For example:
 
Teenagers are no longer allowed to use tanning salons.
 
There are new limits on what your employer can do regarding your social media accounts.
 
There are several new laws on the books dealing with health care and health care options.
 
If you punch a referee […]

2014 Changes to Vehicular Laws In Louisiana.

2014 Changes to Vehicular Laws In Louisiana.
 
As of  August 1,  2014, Louisiana motorists will have to be mindful of several new laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session.
 
 The changes will affect motorists throughout the state. Louisiana State Troopers would like to inform drivers of several changes that both drivers and passengers should […]

By |August 4th, 2014|Law Changes, New Orleans Local News|0 Comments

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, that requiring family-owned corporations to pay for insurance coverage for contraception under the Affordable Care Act violated a federal law protecting religious freedom. It was, a dissent said, “a decision of startling breadth.” The 5-to-4 ruling, which technically only applied to two companies owned […]

You Think You May Need A Criminal Attorney, But You Are Not Sure

You Think You May Need A Criminal Attorney, But You Are Not Sure…

For Example:
You have been stopped by police.
You have been arrested or have been charged with committing a crime
You have received a target letter.
You have been asked to submit to a police interview or lineup.
 
Are just a few of the possible scenarios that may […]

By |April 28th, 2014|Law Changes, Legal News|0 Comments

Changes to the Sentencing Guidelines.

Changes to the Sentencing Guidelines.
 
 
It what unfortunately is considered a bold move, the Attorney General of the United States, announced his endorsement of  proposed change to the Federal Sentencing Guidelines that would reserve the harshest penalties for the most serious drug offenders.
The Proposed changes , which were first unveiled in January, would only lower by […]

By |April 28th, 2014|Law Changes, Legal News|0 Comments

Supreme Court: Police Can Stop And Search Based on only Anonymous Tips

The U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Police Can Stop And Search Based Only on Anonymous Tips.
 
 
On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court ruled that police cab stop and search a driver based only on an anonymous 911 call.
The decision came in a 5-4 decision split.  Conservative Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the argument for the majority.   […]

By |April 25th, 2014|Law Changes, Supreme Court|0 Comments

President Obama has Ordered a Review of Current Deportation Policy

President Barack Obama has Ordered a Review of Current Deportation Policy
 
 
President Barack Obama has ordered a review of Current Deportation Policy. Those of us who wish for a change in our immigration laws, are watching with interest what the administration does with the tens of thousands of immigrants who are here in the U.S. illegally […]

By |April 25th, 2014|Law Changes, National Headlines, People|0 Comments