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Do Cop Killers Always Get the Death Penalty?

Back in December 2015, Donald Trump told a room of gathered law enforcement officials that all police murderers would receive the death penalty under a Trump administration. That may not be legally feasible since individual states set sentencing laws. According to the FBI, an average of 64 law enforcement officers were killed each year from 1980–2014 in the line of duty. Recently, the killings of five police......
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Law and Order: Pokémon Go Edition

A new app game, Pokémon Go, was released on July 6 in the U.S., and is already causing chaos amid the fun: A 19-year-old wandering Pokémon hunter in Wyoming discovered a dead body floating in the Big Wind River while on a quest. Pokémon Go players recently found another dead body in a park in New Hampshire. A driver reportedly struck a tree with his car while playing Pokémon......
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Why Brexit Has Created A Global Clusterf*@!

Since Friday, news of the United Kingdom’s BREXIT was splashed all over the front pages of American newspapers. Unless you were completely hung over this weekend, you know that the UK voted in a referendum, 52% to 48%, to leave the European Union. “It didn’t quite go as planned” – Translation: I may have caused irreversible damage on a monumental scale — VeryBritishProblems (@SoVeryBritish) 5......
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Is Disney Liable for Two-Year Old’s Alligator Death?

In a horrifying story that shocked the world, a two-year old was killed recently when he was snatched by an alligator in the Seven Seas Lagoon within the Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World. It was the first fatal alligator attack at Disney World since it opened. The attack here occurred after 9 pm, which wildlife experts call “prime” feeding time for alligators. A day......
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Fact or Fiction: Can Police Compel Child Porn Suspects to Decrypt their Hard Drives?

In a fascinating case, a Philadelphia man (and former cop) suspected of possessing child pornography remains jailed indefinitely after being found in contempt of a court order (PDF link) that he decrypt two password-protected hard drives. The suspect has not been charged with any child porn crimes. Instead, he remains indefinitely jailed for refusing to unlock two drives encrypted with Apple’s FileVault software and asserts his......
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San Jose is a “Sanctuary City” … What Does that Mean?

Yesterday in San Jose, California, Trump rally attendees were chased and attacked by mobs of protestors. Video Link: https://youtu.be/2Lk1kvZ_WNY In 2011, Santa Clara County, of which San Jose is a part, joined hundreds of other cities in refusing to hold jailed non-citizens beyond their sentence for immigration agents to deport them. These are also called “sanctuary cities.” What Is A “Sanctuary City” and How Did......
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Huge New Rule Change: Do You Qualify for Overtime Pay Now?

According to Vice President Joe Biden, “In 1975, 62 percent of workers automatically qualified for overtime. Today, that’s 7 percent.” Under a new labor rule that will come into effect on December 1, 2016, MILLIONS more Americans will become eligible to earn overtime pay. The new rule is expected to extend overtime protections to over 4 million more Americans who are not currently eligible under......
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What Are Super PACs?

Traditional political action committees are bound by a $5,000 annual limit on the size of contributions they can accept from individuals and cannot accept contributions from corporations or labor unions. A Super PAC, on the other hand, is free from these restrictions so long as: The super PAC does not give money directly to a candidate or other political committees that give directly to candidates,......
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Too much ice and too little coffee at Starbucks.

A class action lawsuit against Starbucks is seeking $5 million in damages over ice. Here is a copy of the Complaint (PDF), which was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. According to the complaint, “This is a class action lawsuit against Starbucks for misrepresenting its Cold Drinks as having more fluid ounces of the ordered Cold Drink than......
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