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5 examples of racism in the U.S. criminal justice system

It seems like a new and disturbing instance of police misconduct or unfair prosecution is in the headlines every week. All these newsworthy examples of mistreatment against people of color by the criminal justice system show how serious this problem is. 

Why bring police injustices to light?

America has a reputation for being a sue-happy country. Ironically, this reputation can put some people off pursuing a lawsuit, whether it is to seek compensation for injuries suffered in a car wreck or injuries suffered at the hands of a police officer. After all, no one wants the label "gold digger."

How to avoid becoming a road rage statistic

Many people are impatient on the roads today. Whether it is due to stress, traffic congestion, an inconsiderate driver or some other trigger, there are some drivers who react aggressively to others. Aggressive behavior behind the wheel can turn deadly for New York residents. Here, we provide information on how you can reduce your chances of becoming a road rage victim.

Teen driver inexperience is a big factor in car fatalities

Nothing may be more heartbreaking than the fatality of a young New Yorker, barely touching on adulthood. As reported by the New York Post, a recent deadly car accident on the Cross Bronx Expressway illustrates just how dangerous a combination youthfulness and operating a motor vehicle can be.

How to tell if you have been the victim of racial profiling

Racial profiling is an increasingly common practice that does not always receive the proper attention or explanation it rightly deserves. It is important for people who are likely targets of racial profiling to understand exactly what the practice consists of, as well as to be informed about their rights under the law.

Slip-and-fall accidents can cause serious injuries

You may be familiar with seeing the comical side of slip-and-fall accidents on television and reading about them in books. But in real life, many people who slip-and-fall are not able to get up, go on with their planned activities and laugh about their accidents. Many fall accidents cause serious pain and injury to the victims and have long-term consequences. 

What to do if you get arrested during a protest

There have been a lot of protests in New York City recently. Maybe you have already participated in some or are thinking about joining the next one. Whether you protest against police brutality, a decision by the President on immigration or something else, you should know your rights and what to do if things get ugly.

What constitutes a false arrest?

When a police officer arrests someone, there is an assumption there is probable cause to do so. However, numerous people are falsely arrested and imprisoned every year. According to an article from the New York Post, anywhere between two and five perfect of prisoners should not be in prison. 

When traffic stops involve racial profiling

Racial profiling is a problem that is seemingly an epidemic in law enforcement agencies in New York and across the nation. In traffic stops, whether a driver may be breaking the law often seems to matter less to officers than the color of the driver's skin. 

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