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Police Brutality and Killings of Deaf People on the Rise

Police Brutality and Killings of Deaf People on the Rise

On September 21, 2017, Oklahoma City police shot and killed Magdiel Sanchez on the 35 year old man’s porch. The reason he was shot dead? Sanchez was holding a metal pipe and didn’t respond to police officer’s demands to put it down.
Because in their minds he had the audacity...

Prosecutorial Misconduct Putting Mentally Disabled People on Death Row

Prosecutorial Misconduct Putting Mentally Disabled People on Death Row

In 1992, Ricky Ray Rector went to his execution in Arkansas, telling the corrections officers who came to take him to his lethal injection that he wanted to save the dessert of his last meal “for later.” After killing two people, Rector turned the gun on himself, but failed to commit...

Criminal Damage to Property in the US and Across Different States

Criminal Damage to Property in the US and Across Different States

Damage to property is a broad category with varying punishments across US states. In the majority of jurisdictions, it is defined as any unauthorized activity that causes physical damage to private or public property. Depending on the violation´s characteristics and the jurisdiction in...


Bullying Behavior by Prosecutors Rarely Punished

Bullying Behavior by Prosecutors Rarely Punished

In the courtroom, the odds are always stacked in the prosecution’s favor. They are the entities with almost unlimited resources, while the defendant must rely primarily on his defense attorney’s skills.
A District Attorney possesses enormous potential for vengeance against a...

Prosecutors Out of Bounds on Downton Abbey Decorating Scandal

Prosecutors Out of Bounds on Downton Abbey Decorating Scandal

An Illinois Republican Congressman was apparently so enamored of the British TV series Downton Abbey that he allegedly spent taxpayer funds redecorating his office as if he were to that manor born.
Aaron Schock has since resigned from Congress, but questionable expenditures on his part have...