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Should Teachers Be Armed?

The recent shooting at Sparks Middle School in Reno, Nevada has re-ignited debates over how to keep schools safe. THELAW.TV spoke to West Palm Beach defense attorney Andrew Stine about whether teachers should be armed to protect themselves and their students. View the full story and original source.  

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BSO Shoot Unarmed Black Male Without Cause

BSO Shoot Unarmed Black Male Without Cause

No, this story is not about Trayvon Martin. However, with all the media attention, publicity, and rallies surrounding the Trayvon Martin shooting, other similar cases are garnering a little more attention than they normally would have. In Pompano Beach, an unarmed black male was napping in a vehicle when he was shot multiple times by Broward Sheriff’s deputies – one of which was a star on the reality TV show “Police Women of Broward County.” It an open investigation and although the story is still unclear, at the end of the day, an unarmed black male was shot by a police officer, giving the case some room in the media spotlight. Shooting in Broward County According to an article in WPTV News, Brandon Johnson, 21, says he was napping in… […]

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Investigator in Trayvon Martin Case Wanted Zimmerman Arrested at the Scene

Investigator in Trayvon Martin Case Wanted Zimmerman Arrested at the Scene

The shooting of Trayvon Martin has been floodlighted with media attention with rallies happening in cities from coast to coast and Martin’s parents appearing at Capitol Hill. There has been much controversy and debate over the case where experts are questioning the defense of “self-defense,” or the stand your ground law. At the end of the day however, an unarmed 17-year-old boy was shot dead by the neighborhood watch crime captain. The debate over the case is likely to escalate as tension increases and supporters demand the arrest of George Zimmerman. What is Stand Your Ground Law? Florida Statute 776.032 states: “A person who uses force is justified in using such force and is immune from criminal prosecution and civil action for the use of such force, unless the person… […]

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How was a Lauderhill Cop Charged with Shooting Firearm from Vehicle?

How was a Lauderhill Cop Charged with Shooting Firearm from Vehicle?

While we as citizens have the right to bear arms, there are so many laws regulating the use, purchase, selling, and carrying of firearms.  Discharging a firearm from a vehicle within a defined proximity of a person for example, is a serious felony. The crime gets even more complicated when it’s an officer in uniform discharging the firearm for reasons that do not involve a heated pursuit. Lauderhill Cop Arrested for Shooting at Another Cop According to a WPTV News report and Lauderhill Police, Officer Kristopher John Bieger, 30 fired several shots at another officer as she worked an off-duty security job at Inverness plaza around 7:30 pm Saturday night. The target of the shooting was in uniform and sitting in her marked patrol car when Bieger opened fire with… […]

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How Police Abuse of Power is a Growing Problem

How Police Abuse of Power is a Growing Problem

Police brutality and abuse of power is a problem that has been around since the beginning of hierarchical society. However, the fact that it continues today is problematic because it makes people wonder whom they can trust. When law enforcement officers start breaking the law, who’s there to keep them in check? False Imprisonment in Boynton Beach According to an article in WPTV News, a woman in Boynton Beach, Fla. posted an internet ad offering her services as an escort. She called herself “Stephanie,” and was found bleeding in her Boynton Beach apartment, unconscious but alive, only hours after posting the ad. She had been shot twice. The man being held responsible for the crime is Jimmy Ho, a police officer at Florida Atlantic University. The incident was clearly a… […]

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Why Robbery Isn’t Worth Life Imprisonment

Why Robbery Isn’t Worth Life Imprisonment

According to a recent and urgent article from WPTV, a 67-year-old man was shot in his eye Saturday morning but is expected to survive. Ahmad Zayyad, of Belle Glade, was working at the Super Merchandise Store, 265 W Ave. A, when two black males walked in and demanded cash around 10:30 a.m. Zayyad tried running from the suspects but was shot in the left eye. He was air-lifted to Delray Medical Center. Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Teri Barbera said she thinks the men got away with only Zayyad’s wallet. The two males are described as between the ages of 17 and 20, between five-foot-five and five-foot-six, and medium build. One suspect, who was armed, was wearing a burgundy, hooded sweatshirt. The other suspect’s face was partially covered, she… […]

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