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Just over an hour-and-a-half drive from New York City, depending on traffic, a medium-security federal correctional institution released a notorious but nonviolent inmate in late May 2020. In 2018, the former personal lawyer of the nation’s then-current president, Michael Cohen, received a three-year sentence after pleading guilty to various political and financial offenses, contravening campaign finance laws and lying to the US Congress.
According to the New York Police Department, a car accident occurs in the city about every two minutes. In February 2021 alone, a slow month statistically, the NYPD reported a total of 6864 motor vehicle collisions throughout the city’s five boroughs, resulting in 2503 injured and 10 killed. Although in 2020 New York State had the lowest per capita fatality rate for motor vehicle crashes of any state, at 4.
In the midst of the trial of George Floyd’s accused killer, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, the New York City council publicly announced reforms to how criminal and civil cases will deal with police officers accused of wrongdoing while on the job. The NYC police reform resulted from the fallout over Floyd’s death and resulting nationwide protests, which sought to hold police more accountable for injuries or deaths caused due to their actions.
Social media is a great tool for connecting with others. It allows people to keep in touch with family and friends over great distances. It has also been a boon for job seekers and businesses alike, creating opportunities by helping connect those looking for work with employers as well as businesses with consumers. Social media can even help you find old schoolmates or friends with whom you have not been in touch for years or even decades.
Known as the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, HR 847 is a law passed by Congress in 2010 to monitor and provide aid for survivors, first responders and volunteers who assisted in the aftermath of the coordinated terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 in the United States.
In general, civil liberties are the freedoms we enjoy daily which are guaranteed under the constitution. Some examples of civil liberties are freedom of speech and the press which are addressed by the 1st amendment to the constitution. Other important civil liberties are contained in the 4th and 14th amendments. Under the 4th amendment, we are afforded liberty against unlawful searches and seizures. This means that Police Officers cannot search our person or home without probable cause.
Police Brutality lawyers ensure the rights of police brutality victims are protected. Our law firm does this in several ways. First, we assure the victim that we will hold those responsible for their injuries by accurately identifying the perpetrators. Next, we place the perpetrators of these unlawful acts on notice that they’ll be held responsible for their abuse of authority and brutality. We then endeavor to obtain maximum recovery for our clients who are victims of police brutality.