Categories for Civil Rights

What should I do if the police call and tell me they have an arrest warrant for me?

What should I do if the police call and tell me they have an arrest warrant for me?

April 25, 2022 by Leave your thoughts

A police officer requests that a judge sign an arrest warrant after preparing a sworn statement of allegations against you that the officer believes proves you committed a crime. It’s critical to understand that our criminal justice system is adversarial. meaning that once the police and prosecutors believe there is evidence of a crime, it is their job to try...

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lost wages for self employment

Can you claim lost wages for self employment?

December 28, 2021 by Leave your thoughts

What Are Self-Employed Lost Wages? The terms “lost wages,” “lost income,” “lost compensation,” and “lost benefits” are all used to refer to the number of earnings and profits you would have made if you hadn’t been harmed. For example, recent profits, impending contracts, lost company possibilities, and lost goodwill are included in these earnings. Keep in mind that lost wages...

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qualified immunity

What is qualified immunity?

June 11, 2020 by Leave your thoughts

The murder of George Floyd sparked massive protests across the nation.┬á Protestors are loudly speaking out against police violence. The issue is deep and longstanding. There are no simple answers or quick fixes. One idea that reformers keep bringing up is to get rid of “qualified immunity.” It sounds confusing so we want to take a moment to break it...

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Lawsuit Alleging Police Retaliation To Go Forward

December 15, 2016 by

The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed a civil rights lawsuit to go forward against an officer of the Douglasville, South Carolina Police Department.  According to a complaint filed by Officer Derrick Bailey, he was hired by the department in 2010.  Bailey had seventeen years of prior experience in law enforcement, He received positive performance reviews through his first couple of years...

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