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Safety tips to protect motorcycle riders from injuries

Living in the New York area means you are no stranger to the stories regarding motorcycle accidents. A common outcome of motorcycle collisions is death. Many other riders end up with catastrophic injuries that they will never recover from.

If you plan to go riding anytime soon, be sure to review the following safety tips to help you avoid a motorcycle accident. 

New York paid $384 million to settle years of police misconduct

New York's finest are there to serve and protect the people of America's largest city. But the excessive force displayed by individuals on the police force can darken its reputation as well as cause harm to innocent people, even if the image of the beat cop has improved over the last few decades.

Putting an end to police brutality and generational trauma

For New Yorkers like you, living in heavily policed communities, traumatic experiences are a daily occurrence. Most everyone you know has been victimized by the police, regardless of age or gender, or any actual wrongdoing.

Supreme Court makes it more difficult to sue police officers

As a New York resident, you likely are all too aware of the continuing problem in New York, particularly New York City, regarding the use of force by police officers. What you may not be aware of, however, is that earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court decided a case that now makes it even more difficult for you to sue a law enforcement officer if (s)he uses excessive force against you.

Examining a prisoner's visitation rights

If you are convicted of a crime, you likely want to know if you will be able to accept visitors once you are sentenced and sent off to prison. This is a common worry for prisoners, especially those who have never been to prison in the past. For some, depending on where they are sent, prison visits might not be permitted. Let's take a look at a prisoner's visitation rights.

The basics of a citizen's arrest

Everyone has heard of a citizen's arrest, but have you ever witnessed one? Do you know of anyone who has ever made a citizen's arrest? This is a real thing that citizens are allowed to do. But, is it something you should actually consider doing? Are you worried about the legal implications? Could you be accused of false imprisonment if you try to make a citizen's arrest? Let's take a look at the citizen's arrest so you have a clear picture.

What's the best way to avoid car accidents?

No one plans to be involved in a car accident, and everyone tries to avoid them as best as they can. However, are you really doing enough to prevent the chances of being in or causing a potentially fatal vehicle collision? Peruse the following four ways to avoid car accidents to make sure you're doing everything you can to stay safe:

3 things you need to know about the 4th amendment

The 4th amendment is one of the most important protections extended to citizens of the United States. While we expect law enforcement to support safety and act in the interest of the general public, this amendment prohibits them from violating rights in the process of doing so. Simply put, the 4th amendment was enacted to prevent law enforcement from conducting unjustified search and seizure.

The protections that you enjoy as a result prohibit police from overstepping bounds and violating your rights. Unfortunately, laws alone do not always protect citizens sufficiently. If your rights have been violated, you should consider seeking recourse and know these facts about the 4th amendment. 

How to file an injury report at work

If you are ever injured on the job in New York, you need to know how to file a report. Filing a report is one of the most important things you can do outside of seeking medical care. If you fail to file a report, your employer won't know about the incident or the injury you suffered. That means it will be difficult to acquire workers' compensation benefits, if you need them. Here's how you can file an injury report at work.

You should receive a medical exam and care even if the injury seems minor. After you receive medical care, you need to begin putting together a report about the injury. The report needs to be filed within days of the injury occurring so that you do not forget any of the pertinent details.

Examples of racial profiling by law enforcement

Racial profiling by law enforcement is a serious and ongoing issue. According to the ACLU, racial profiling is a term that describes when law enforcement officials target and discriminate against people because of their race, ethnicity, national origin or religion. 

Unfortunately, racial profiling leads to:

  • False arrests – unlawfully restraining an individual
  • Excessive force – unnecessary force by police that results in personal injury
  • Malicious prosecutions – facing court proceedings after illegal confinement
  • Prisoner mistreatment – mistreatment or neglect during incarceration
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