Category: Miscellaneous

Who Recovers for Injuries and Damages as a Result of a Trespass?

Who Recovers for Injuries and Damages as a Result of a Trespass?

The intentional entering of the property of another who has exclusive right to possession of that property is a trespass. It goes without saying that the trespasser must not have had the permission of the property owner (i.e., the individual must not be an invitee or a licensee), and his presence on the property must […]

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Hunting and Trespassing Laws for Your State

Hunting and Trespassing Laws for Your State

All jurisdictions (cities, counties, and states) have specific laws regarding hunting and trespass. Local law enforcement is required to enforce these laws. In 40 states there are wildlife management agencies in place that have wildlife officials who are given authority to enforce hunter trespass laws on private property. There are 22 states that do not […]

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Despite Best Efforts, is the Crime Rate Increasing?

Despite Best Efforts, is the Crime Rate Increasing?

Watching the news and listening to the latest report on mass shootings, murder suicide crimes, violent gang wars, drug related killings, criminal child abuse and murder, we tend to wonder if this country is spiraling downward into an abyss of anarchy and chaos. We have criminals taking over communities and waging war against law enforcement. […]

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Three Cities Plagued by Violent Crime

Three Cities Plagued by Violent Crime

New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles were in a dead heat for the most ignominious title imaginable: the number one most violent crime city in the nation. Chicago, however, outpaced both New York and Los Angeles, despite having a population smaller than both cities, and is currently undefeated with respect to the number of […]

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Taking on New York City Crime

Taking on New York City Crime

New York City crime ranks as one of the highest in the nation; ranking right up there in the neighborhood of major urban areas such as Chicago and Los Angeles. Attempts to quell serious crimes in the city such as gang violence, murder, rape, and drug dealing are an ongoing for the city. There are […]

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Help Prevent Elder Abuse, Know the Signs and Report

Help Prevent Elder Abuse, Know the Signs and Report

One in thirteen senior citizens in New York alone is the victim of elder abuse. A 2010 study on the prevalence of elder abuse states that for every reported case, 24 cases go unreported. Often, senior citizens will not report to the authorities that they are being abused because they are embarrassed or feel humiliated […]

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Criminal Matters That are Also Recoverable as Civil Matters

Criminal Matters That are Also Recoverable as Civil Matters

We are used to viewing sexual assault, battery, and murder as criminal acts of violence, punishable by prosecution and, if found guilty, incarceration. There is another aspect of criminal charges that victims can explore in order to obtain restitution in damages for the injuries they suffer, and that is a civil complaint. A battery is […]

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Drug Companies Use Fear Mongering to Increase Profits

Drug Companies Use Fear Mongering to Increase Profits

A recent article by Teen Vogue describes the process that a pharmaceutical company used to “create” a disease that people were originally unconcerned with. More specifically, the drug company Burroughs Wellcome and Co. did not create any diseases. Instead, they took a relatively common and harmless disease, herpes, and made it into a monster. When […]

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