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Federal Investigation Results in Multiple Convictions of Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials
Federal Investigation Results in Multiple Convictions of Corrupt Law Enforcement Officials Howard Kurtz - 2/12/2016 It is a reasonable expectation for the police to uphold the laws that they enforce, and while most officers do this and more, certain police departments can foster a culture of violence and misconduct. After a five-year FBI investigation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office is being forced to clean house and account for department practices.
Largest ASPCA Raid in N.C. History Nets Nearly 700 Animals
Largest ASPCA Raid in N.C. History Nets Nearly 700 Animals Howard Kurtz - 2/5/2016 The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals set a new record late last month when it raided "The Haven - Friends for Life" animal sanctuary in Hoke County, NC. The Haven, which was able to operate in spite of failing state inspections for over a decade, housed almost 700 animals. The owners have been charged with violations of N.C's Animal Welfare Act.
Response to Raleigh Police Department's Video on Traffic Stop Etiquette
Response to Raleigh Police Department's Video on Traffic Stop Etiquette Howard Kurtz - 1/29/2016 If you have interacted with a police officer recently, chances are it was due to a traffic stop. Knowing the proper way to interact with police is important and there are many misconceptions about what to do. In the hopes of dispelling some of those misconceptions, the Raleigh police Department released a video about traffic stops. Unfortunately, even they got some things wrong.
Triangle Becoming Hub for International Drug Trade
Triangle Becoming Hub for International Drug Trade Howard Kurtz - 1/15/2016 The drug trade is a sad reality in most larger cities, but in Raleigh and other parts of the Triangle it is becoming a more prevalent problem. Mexican cartels are finding Wake County to be a place that is useful as a staging ground for drug trafficking along the East Coast.
A Raleigh Attorney Discusses the New Federal Legislation on Drones
A Raleigh Attorney Discusses the New Federal Legislation on Drones Howard Kurtz - 12/29/2015 The increasingly popular use of drones has undoubtedly given people more opportunities and options for recreation. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are also used for security and surveillance work.
N.C. Traffic Stop Data Now More Widely Available
N.C. Traffic Stop Data Now More Widely Available Howard Kurtz - 12/22/2015 The Southern Coalition for Social Justice launched a new website earlier this month with the goal of making it easier to examine data about law enforcement traffic stops in North Carolina. The website is the first of its kind in the nation and has the potential to make it easier to correct racial disparities in law enforcement.
Raleigh Family Attorney Talks About Frozen Embryos in Divorce
Raleigh Family Attorney Talks About Frozen Embryos in Divorce Howard Kurtz - 12/20/2015 Recently, the world watched as the legal dispute between “Modern Family” star Sofia Vergara and ex-fiancé Nick Loeb unfolded, particularly because both parties were battling over the frozen embryos they created.
A Raleigh DWI Lawyer Explains the Concept of “Low Blow” in DWI Cases
A Raleigh DWI Lawyer Explains the Concept of “Low Blow” in DWI Cases Howard Kurtz - 12/18/2015 Everyone is subject to DWI arrest if the police finds probable cause that you have been driving while under the influence of alcohol.
Han Solo v. Greedo: Is it O.K. that Han shot first?
Han Solo v. Greedo: Is it O.K. that Han shot first? Howard Kurtz - 12/16/2015 While there may be some controversy between George Lucas and fans as to whether it was smuggler Han Solo or bounty hunter Greedo who shot first in the famous Mos Eisley cantina confrontation in "Star Wars: A New Hope," we here at Kurtz & Blum pondered another question. Namely, is it self-defense or homicide if Han Solo shot Greedo first?
Criminal Lawyer: Double Jeopardy Clause in Sexual Offense Charges
Criminal Lawyer: Double Jeopardy Clause in Sexual Offense Charges Howard Kurtz - 12/16/2015 Robert Edward Whiteside, a 46-year old man was arrested for suspicion that he was holding a woman from Germany in involuntary servitude in a secret room at a Zebulon warehouse.