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Starbucks False Arrest and Racial Profiling

After asking to use the bathroom without yet ordering, two black men were arrested for defiant trespassing in a Philadelphia Starbucks on Thursday, April 12. The Starbucks barista called police, despite the men’s explanation that they were waiting for a friend to join them.  The friend joined just in time for them to be taken out of the establishment in handcuffs. Police commissioner Richard Ross, who is reviewing the incident, defended the officers’ actions via […]

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Exposure to Mold in your Building

Lurking in the damp nooks and crannies of your building, silently reaping havoc on you and your family…No, this isn’t the swamp monster that you have to scare away from your child’s closet before bed. It’s mold. Mold is much more real than monsters, and can have even worse effects on your health if not dealt with properly and swiftly by your building management. Many types of mold can be hazardous to your health. Additionally, […]

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Building Fires and Premise Liabilities

68-year-old art collector Todd Brassner lost his life in the fire that broke out in Trump Tower April 7, 2018. The building had smoke detectors and alarms, to which NYFD quickly responded. Unfortunately, though, it did not have fire sprinklers, thanks to Trump and other high profile developers in 1998.  At the time, Trump played a crucial roll in lobbying against a law proposed by Mayor Giuliani requiring residential buildings to retro-fit sprinklers. Such safety […]

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Exploring the Complex Issue of Police Brutality in NYC

A police officer’s job comes with the responsibility to protect and serve communities and the people in them. People depend on police to enforce laws and resolve conflicts as best they can. In order to do this, law enforcement officials are given a wider range of power than most citizens. What happens, though, if this power is taken advantage of? Cases of police brutality have often led to false arrest, injury, and even wrongful death.     Recently, the New York Post reported […]

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Should Donald Trump Sue His Accusers For Libel?

Donald Trump wants to sue the women accusing him of sexual harassment. Specifically, he wants to sue them for libel and slander. This follows Trump’s strong history of threatening people with lawsuits. This time, about ten women have accused Trump of inappropriate touching. The accusations go back to the 1990’s.   These claims against Trump come at an extremely crucial time for the Trump campaign. Recently. Access Hollywood released a video, where Trump was caught […]

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Where do Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Stand on Tort Reform?

Tort reform is an important issue that usually comes up during Presidential elections. It refers to changes in the civil justice system that limits a person’s right to damages in a personal injury, medical malpractice or accident case. Tort reform can mean many things.  It can mean getting rid of jury trials, or curbing how much money is awarded to a person. There are many issues that tort reform raises, but the main issue is that it is bad for […]

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False Arrest and False Imprisonment Cases in New York City

As citizens of New York City, we trust our police officers to keep us safe and protect our well-being. Unfortunately, these officers can make mistakes and either negligently arrest the wrong person. In these cases, the officers misuse their authority and violate an innocent person’s rights, resulting in a false arrest or imprisonment. Fortunately, filing a civil lawsuit provides financial compensation for time spent in custody.   Last March, 27 year old postal worker Glenn […]

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