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COVID-19 Deaths and the California Department of Prisons

COVID-19 Deaths and the California Department of Prisons

There are 168,336 men and women in the custody of the California Department of Corrections as of last week. That doesn’t count the county jails and federal correctional centers. Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department alone is responsible for an additional 18,000 inmates and 18,000 staff...

George Floyd’s Family Sues Minneapolis Police – the Untold Story

George Floyd’s Family Sues Minneapolis Police – the Untold Story

George Floyd is dead. Nothing can bring him back. The entire nation was horrified by the 9 minute video clip that showed George dying at the hands of the Minneapolis police. Everyone knows his death was preventable.
Many weeks have passed since Floyd’s death. Most of the protests have...

Police Stomp Pregnant California Woman – Police Brutality Post

Police Stomp Pregnant California Woman – Police Brutality Post

As violent protests are rocking the nation (and the world) over the tragic death of George Floyd, a California woman has filed a police brutality lawsuit against the City of San Leandro. She says police “stomped” her after she left the hospital which caused her to miscarry and lose her...

Four Minneapolis Officers Fired After Suffocating Detainee

Four Minneapolis Officers Fired After Suffocating Detainee

[Updated May 29th] Memorial Day is a day when we honor and mourn our soldiers who died while defending our country, In Minneapolis, it is a day to mourn and honor George Floyd. On Monday Floyd died while being detained by several Minneapolis police officers. Most would say tortured.
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Can I Sue if the Police Shoot Me in my Car?

Can I Sue if the Police Shoot Me in my Car?

Can the Police Shoot You When You Are Driving? Can the police shoot you when you are driving? That sounds like a ridiculous question but it happens more than you think. A lawsuit filed by a man shot three times by a volunteer state constable might answer that question in South Carolina.
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Too Many Inmates Are Dying at Douglas County Georgia Jail

Too Many Inmates Are Dying at Douglas County Georgia Jail

The Douglas County Jail in Douglasville, Georgia is no stranger to controversy. The facility, operated by Douglas County Sheriff Tim Pounds, has been sued multiple times. Numerous people have died in the jail because of poor medical care. At least two jail staff were indicted after an inmate died...

Coronavirus in our Jails? Who Is Liable?

Coronavirus in our Jails? Who Is Liable?

The recent COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic is causing lawyers, governments and the private sector to grapple with new legal issues every day. Nursing homes aren’t allowing family members to visit, some jails are now faced with deadly coronavirus outbreaks and businesses are balancing privacy...

Forbidden Phones Reveal Horrors of Mississippi Prisons

Forbidden Phones Reveal Horrors of Mississippi Prisons

Smartphones aren’t permitted in prisons. Of course, that does not mean they aren’t readily available - for a price. These days, the use of contraband smartphones by inmates are revealing, through images and words, the horrors of conditions in Mississippi and other prisons.
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