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Month: April 2017


The Future of Title IX Violations and Consequences
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The Future of Title IX Violations and Consequences

With Betsy DeVos, school-choice champion and critic of public education, now in charge of the Department of Education, there’s a good chance that a lot of things are going to change about how our children are educated and how laws are interpreted in schools.

 

One law that has gotten a lot of attention recently? Title IX. When asked about examining Title IX in her confirmation hearing, DeVos wasn’t able to give a “yes” or “no” answer on whether she … Read More

Bill to Increase Sentences for Weapons, Decrease Them for Drugs
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Bill to Increase Sentences for Weapons, Decrease Them for Drugs

The debate over drug crimes in America still invokes big emotions, and can bring progress to a standstill amongst lawmakers. You may have seen the news reports last month about Illinois lawmakers who failed to move a bill forward due to its attempt to shorten drug sentences.

 

Well, that bill has since been amended, and now it may move forward to the governor’s desk within the next few weeks.

 

What Exactly Does the Bill Propose?

 

SB1722 was originally … Read More

Bears CB Charged with Resisting Arrest for Spitting at Officers
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Bears CB Charged with Resisting Arrest for Spitting at Officers

Confrontations with the police can be tricky, especially after reading stories where officers overstep their bounds and use unnecessary force or make false arrests. However, you could be forgiven for thinking “don’t spit on police officers” is an obvious piece of advice.

 

Apparently, Chicago Bears cornerback Deiondre’ Hall missed that memo. In late March, after doing just that, Hall ended up getting tasered in the leg and arrested for multiple misdemeanors.

 

Officers confronted Hall, 22, around 1 A.M. … Read More

Alton Man Violates Probation on the Same Day He Is Sentenced
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Alton Man Violates Probation on the Same Day He Is Sentenced

If you are convicted of a crime and sentenced to probation, you’re not completely off the hook. Sure, you won’t be putting on an orange jumpsuit, but your probation officer and law enforcement officials will be keeping an extra close eye on you.

 

This is incredibly important to remember, because if you are caught violating your probation, the penalties you face may be even worse than those from your original charge. Probation in Illinois comes with a variety of … Read More