Year: 2016

Summer, playgrounds and kids: It’s a magic combination of exercise, social interaction and just plain fun. The last thing any of us want to see is a child injured while at a playground. But unfortunately it happens nearly 200,000 times a year. The good news, as we discuss in this month’s newsletter, is that adults […]

The number of people suffering, and all too often dying, from prescription drug abuse is staggering. And the epidemic is growing exponentially, fueled by the prevalence of opiate painkillers. Here’s an overview on cause and prevention. In April, musician and icon Prince died in his home from an accidental overdose of the prescription opioid fentanyl. In September, […]

The dangers of texting and driving are slowly working their way into our national consciousness. There are too many tragic stories of people sending a routine text and having “be home soon” or “k” be their last words. Texting and driving accounted for 6,000 deaths last year according to the U.S. DOT. Texting and driving was the cause […]

In keeping with the December spirit of reflection, we reviewed a year’s worth of headlines for a list of the top safety and justice stories from 2016. Progress was made, but there are still many challenges ahead. Thanks for supporting civil justice! Are you making all those lists and checking them twice? Gifts? Holiday cards? […]

Here are four remarkable stories of people who courageously took on long odds to make a difference in protecting the safety and legal rights of all Americans. Take a look and use the survey link below to tell us which story impacts you the most. Motivated by a passion to help others, our nominees for […]

What is Sexting? “Sexting” generally refers to the act of sending sexually explicit messages, photos, or video primarily between mobile phones. Over the last several years the number of people “sexting” has increased while the ages of the people creating the sexual explicit images seem to be decreasing. Seizing upon the popularity of sexting, there […]

1. Post Arrest For our purposes, suppose the police arrested Mr. Smith based on an eyewitness statement that Mr. Smith entered a home, seemingly without consent, caused some property damage, and took some property from the home. After a brief investigation, the police locate Mr. Smith and arrest him. The police drive Mr. Smith to the police […]