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 [...]

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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

Cochran Firm Attorneys Announce $50,000 Reward For Information Leading To The Capture Of The Person Who Shot 8-Year-Old Secoriea Turner

Atlanta, Georgia 7/14/2020- “Martin Luther King said our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.  And the life of Secoriea matters,” said Shean Williams of The Cochran Firm Atlanta at a press conference where a $50,000 award was announced for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible [...]

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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 [...]

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Cochran Firm Attorneys Seek Upgraded Charges For Deputy Who Kicked Handcuffed Man In The Head

Cincinnati, Ohio 7/3/2020- When Nick Ballanchino was arrested for disorderly conduct on June 9th he had no idea he would soon be in the hospital receiving stitches and treatment for a concussion.  While processing Ballanchino officers placed him in handcuffs and held him on the ground.  According to the Hamilton County prosecutor Joe Deters’ office, [...]

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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 [...]

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Family Demands Answers After Their 22 Month-Old Child Dies in Foster Care

Cleveland, Ohio 6/25/2020- The parents of a 22-month-old child are demanding answers from the Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services as to why their child was left unattended and allowed to choke to death on playing cards on June 16.  Cochran Firm attorney Stanley Jackson does not believe this was an isolated incident [...]

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Witness to Rayshard Brooks Shooting Speaks Out

Atlanta, Georgia 6/18/2020- Two Memphis men who had traveled to Atlanta to pursue their dreams in music were in Wendy’s drive-through to witness the shooting of Rayshard Brooks. Additionally, their vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a stray bullet fired by the ex-police officer Garrett Rolfe. “I mean, I don’t know where to [...]

By |2020-08-20T15:10:46+00:00June 18th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Witness to Rayshard Brooks Shooting Speaks Out

The Cochran Firm Calls for Firing of Officers Involved in the In-Custody Death of Tommy Mcglothen, Jr.

Shreveport, Louisiana 6/10/2020- James Carter of The Cochran Firm Shreveport is representing the family of Tommy McGlothen, Jr.  McGlothen, 44, died after he was taken into custody by Shreveport police in April.  McGlothen was known to suffer from schizophrenia and depression and was acting strangely, walking up and down the street prior to the incident [...]

By |2020-08-18T20:25:53+00:00June 10th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on The Cochran Firm Calls for Firing of Officers Involved in the In-Custody Death of Tommy Mcglothen, Jr.
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