8 Ways Police Can and Cannot Legally Infringe on Your Civil Rights

  The ACLU has often stated that the way to build the strongest case for reform is through researching police departments, and discovering relevant policies and practices they enforce. The organization has also stated that to understand officers’ strengths and weaknesses it is important to compare them to other departments. An important topic is use [...]

By |2020-08-07T13:50:19+00:00August 7th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on 8 Ways Police Can and Cannot Legally Infringe on Your Civil Rights

The American Civil Rights Movement in 2020

The Beginning During the 1950s and 1960s, the civil rights movement fought for social justice, primarily for black Americans to achieve equal legal rights in the United States. The Civil War officially ended slavery, but not discrimination facing the black community. They proceeded to sustain the overwhelming impacts of racism, notably in the South. Black [...]

By |2020-07-24T13:27:51+00:00July 24th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on The American Civil Rights Movement in 2020

A Historic Timeline of Police Brutality in America

  Early Policing in America TIME In the United States, the development of police closely followed England. Early colony policing was practiced in two forms: informal and communal, known as the “Watch” system, or private-for-profit policing, called “The Big Stick.” The watch system included area volunteers whose primary responsibility was to notify of danger. Boston [...]

By |2020-07-10T14:33:35+00:00July 10th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on A Historic Timeline of Police Brutality in America

10 U.S. States Combating Police Brutality

1. New Jersey In early June of 2020, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal declared many initiatives intended to strengthen trust between their police forces and the communities they assist, including a proposed licensing program for law enforcement and the expansion of the New Jersey's use-of-force database. The measures were detailed during a daily briefing [...]

By |2020-06-30T15:53:29+00:00June 29th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on 10 U.S. States Combating Police Brutality

Protesting Peacefully in America

The Gazette The Power of Peace Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. —The First Amendment, United [...]

By |2020-06-30T15:36:54+00:00June 25th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Protesting Peacefully in America

A Look Into Police Brutality in the United States

What is police brutality? Britannica defines police brutality in the United States as “the unwarranted or excessive and often illegal use of force against civilians by U.S. police officers. Forms of police brutality have ranged from assault and battery (e.g., beatings) to mayhem, torture, and murder. Some broader definitions of police brutality also encompass harassment [...]

By |2020-06-30T15:36:59+00:00June 5th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on A Look Into Police Brutality in the United States

What to do if Your Medication is Recalled

Medication recalls are nothing new. Drug recalls occur every year whenever a flaw in a prescription drug could cause significant harm to consumers. Recalls are issued by pharmaceutical companies in order to swiftly remove potentially dangerous prescription drugs from the market. Here we have gathered information about why drug recalls happen, what to do if [...]

By |2020-04-14T21:21:18+00:00April 30th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on What to do if Your Medication is Recalled

Business Interruption Insurance Claims

With the event of the COVID-19 or novel coronavirus pandemic, both the U.S. Federal Government and local state governments have mandated that non-essential businesses close their doors in order to slow the spread of the disease. This has put many Americans out of work, disrupted the supply chain, and caused significant damage to the economy. [...]

By |2020-04-14T21:22:01+00:00April 15th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Business Interruption Insurance Claims

Honoring Our Founder, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. after 15 Years

Fifteen years ago today, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. passed away. He was a lawyer, a father, a philanthropist, and a civil libertarian. Mr. Cochran dedicated his life to bringing justice to individuals in any situation. Johnnie’s death came on suddenly on March 29th, 2005. About a year earlier, in April 2004, he received surgery for [...]

By |2020-03-16T17:46:48+00:00March 29th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Honoring Our Founder, Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. after 15 Years

5 Powerful Stories from Black History

Part of honoring Black History Month is remembering the stories of the people who came before us. Everyone knows the names of Fredrick Douglass and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman are equally recognizable. However, apart from the most recognized individuals from Black History Month, people need to know that there [...]

By |2020-02-13T21:54:28+00:00February 29th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Powerful Stories from Black History
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