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Going into law enforcement is no easy task. Police officers and public safety officers alike have important responsibilities to uphold in helping prevent crime and keeping a community secure. In fulfilling these duties, officers are also expected by law to not cause any unnecessary harm to others or commit any illegal action themselves. What are […]

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The Clayton County school board voted to fire a teacher accused of ordering a “hit” on a student, officials said. In a unanimous vote, the nine-member board decided to uphold the recommendation made in December by a tribunal to terminate the Mundy Mill High School teacher. The teacher was arrested and charged in October with […]

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According to an article, an uncommon method was used by a judge in Cobb County as he by-passed the jury and issued a directed verdict. Based on the article, a 36-year-old teacher who confessed to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student was determined to be not guilty of sexual assault. In supporting his […]

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February 10, 2009 an SUV fled the scene after running down a family crossing the street. Following their mother, Ralph Nicholas was struck as he was holding his sister Sade’s hand at the intersection of Avenue H and Utica Ave in Brooklyn. Sade Nicholas, 11 said, ‘We was getting off the bus and crossing the […]

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In a story on March 13, 2009 that Paul Casson, 28, an EMT was arrested and charged with forging a nurse’s signature and abandoning a five year old at the hospital. A spokeswoman for the Department of Investigation said that Casson did not want to wait and fill out the necessary paperwork so he forged the necessary […]

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In a story that there is a correction from their original story on March 13, 2009 that Officer Rafael Lora faces first degree manslaughter charges in New York for the deadly shooting of Fermin Arzu, 41, in May 2007. According to reports Arzu was driving while intoxicated and hit parked cars outside Lora’s Longwood home. Awoken by a loud […]

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New York City controller William Thompson released a report that the city paid out $35.2 million in settlements last year a 40 percent jump from just the previous year. Police procedures, such as false arrests and excessive force, are costing the taxpayers heavily in a time when all efforts and sacrifices must be made to […]

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Mohammad Ishfq Ahmad, 50 was shot and killed at a gas and deli station on Staten Island located on Victory Boulevard. Ahmad had moved from Pakistan to the United States in search of a better life. He was shot in the back near the pumps at the Gulf Station in what appears to be a […]

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Illegal Alien gets Life in Prison for Role in Huge Drug Ring A U.S. District judge sentenced defendant Olivar Martinez-Blanco to life in prison without parole on December 9, 2008 on Federal drug felony charges stemming from his role in a massive cocaine distribution conspiracy. Martinez-Blanco is an illegal alien who had been deported twice from the […]
DMV Employee and Nine Others Indicted on Charges of Marijuana Trafficking and Corruption On December 2, 2008, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration unsealed an indictment of federal drug crime charges against 10 men and women involved in a massive inter-state conspiracy to distribute and sell marijuana illegally. The defendant, most of whom lived in Fresno, California, had […]