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Cafeteria Style Law Enforcement: The Idea That We Can Pick And Choose Which Laws To Follow Or Enforce

Should you have to follow a law that you don’t believe is “just” or “righteous” or even constitutional?  If so, should someone else have to follow a law just because you think it IS valid?  These questions seem to be more and more prevalent in today’s society.  Who should decide what laws to follow and when should … Continue reading

Should Standing Up Against Terrorist Threats Open You Up To Liability?

Sony Pictures’ release of the movie “The Interview,” in which James Franco and Seth Rogen attempt to assassinate North Korean President Kim Jong-Un, has resulted in significant threats of violence at or against any theater that shows the film.  As a result, Sony announced that it would allow the individual theaters to choose whether to … Continue reading

‘This Is My Jail’: Baltimore Corruption Case Goes To Trial

Originally posted on CBS DC:
BALTIMORE — Inside the Baltimore City Detention Center, gang members used smuggled cellphones, dealt drugs and had sex with corrupt guards — several of whom they impregnated — who helped them as they ran operations of the Black Guerilla Family, according to court papers in a case alleging widespread corruption…

“Ask a Lawyer” Websites: What You Need To Know BEFORE You Ask

There are many websites and forums available to the general public to pose legal questions, which are then answered by “attorneys.”  I participate on some of these sites from time to time and often question the wisdom of the people posing the questions, but also regularly question the wisdom contained in the answers.  As a … Continue reading

Stop and Frisk to Receive Face-Lift with New Name

Can changing the name of an over-used, invasive, warrant-less search, known as a “Stop & Frisk” become less offensive, simply by changing the name?  Baltimore City Police think so.  In what appears to be a bad case of deja vu, the City Police are again choosing a re-branding approach to a public relations problem than … Continue reading

ACLU seeks policies ensuring right to video police (The Daily Record)

ACLU seeks policies ensuring right to video police (The Daily Record)

Sexual Assault Victim Faces Jail Time For Publicly Naming Her Attackers

Sexual Assault Victim Faces Jail Time For Publicly Naming Her Attackers

A 17 year old sexual assault victim faces up to 6 months in jail for publicly outing her attackers.  The victim had passed out at a party and was assaulted by 2 boys, then pictures of the assault were posted on the internet.  When she learned that prosecutors had struck a plea deal with her attackers, the victim decided if the court system wouldn’t punish the boys properly, she would take it to the court of public opinion.  While the boys have pled guilty to 1st degree sexual assault and voyeurism, the victim now faces a $500 fine and up to 180 days in jail for contempt, by violating the confidential nature of a juvenile hearing.

 

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Who Wants An Anonymous Lawyer? Know who you are getting legal advice from!

So, I am a firm believer that when you meet someone and strike up a conversation, either in person or on the phone, it is a good idea to know who you are talking to.  This is why when you meet someone, you generally introduce yourself and ask the other person’s name.  Simple right?  “Hi, … Continue reading

Is Facebook the Police Department’s New Confidential Informant?

Beware what you say to your friends on Facebook, there may be a confidential informant eavesdropping on you.  A July 12th report by Mashable.com indicates that social media websites, including Facebook, are now monitoring its users’ chats for criminal activity and suspicious behavior.  Facebook’s own Chief Security Officer has admitted at least one person has … Continue reading