Fourth of July terror warning issued by FBI, Homeland Security

Federal authorities have warned local law enforcement officials across the country about a heightened concern involving possible terror attacks targeting the July 4th holiday, a U.S. law enforcement official said. While there was no specific or credible threat of attack, the official said the intelligence bulletin prepared by the Department of Homeland Security and the […]

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U.S. Boosting Security Measures Ahead of July 4th Celebration

U.S. law enforcement officials are boosting security measures ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, authorities said Tuesday. More police are being deployed to prominent locations because of concerns of terrorist threats, including some from suspected ISIS supporters in the U.S. who may heed the group’s call to carry out attacks. The FBI, Department of […]

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What To Do If You’ve Been Accused Of A Hate Crime

As you know, a couple weeks ago, there was a shooting at a historic African-American church in South Carolina. A young Caucasian man killed nine African-American men and women. This was ruled a hate crime. Every state has their own laws against hate crimes and resulting consequences, but you can guess they’re all pretty close […]

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Current Events: The Vanderbilt Rape Case

The 2013 Vanderbilt rape case has attracted nationwide attention: four college football players were arrested and charged for the rape of a female student. Two men went to trial first but just recently, the judge declared a mistrial. The two men were allowed to post bail a second time as they await the time until […]

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When Celebrities Don’t Get The VIP Treatment

You might think that celebrities are given a more lax treatment in jail, but that is certainly not the case. Celebrities face the same consequences as other offenders. In recent news, rapper Rick Ross was arrested for assault and kidnapping. He was denied bail, even though he could very well afford it. However, the judge […]

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Hot Cars Are Deadly – About Kaitlyn’s Law

You must have heard the dangers of leaving young children unattended in cars on a hot day while you’re running into a store, but did you know that it’s actually illegal to do this in California? It is a crime. This is Kaitlyn’s Law, enacted in the state in 2002 after 6-month-old Kaitlyn died in […]

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Collateral Damage

If a defendant gets out of jail using a bail bond from a bail agent, that bail agent becomes responsible for ensuring the defendant appears back in court. If the defendant skips court, the bail agent must pay the rest of the bond. So, what would get a bail agent, a stranger, to take on […]

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How Bail Benefits The Public

It might not have occurred to you, but did you know that the public benefits from bail bonds, not just the person the bail bond is for? By bailing a person out of jail, it lowers pre-trial jail populations, meaning people pay less for the taxes it otherwise could cost. People eligible for bail are […]

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The Stark Reality Of Not Paying Bail

If you’ve ever been arrested and bailed out of jail, be grateful. People who cannot afford bail face a harsh reality that we hope no one will ever have to endure. Being in jail is about survival. Jails are filled with dangerous, intimidating criminals. And not only is the company unwelcoming, the physical environment is […]

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