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  • Police Brutality Lead to Death of Dannemora Inmate

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 26-Feb-2016

    The civil rights issue of police brutality has seen a lot of attention over the past year. In an effort to bring one overlooked case to light, a recent article published by the New York Times last month is yet another reminder to the public that police misconduct is a serious concern in our state and throughout the country, with many perpetrators escaping punishment for violating the rights of ...
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  • Florida Man Shot by Deputy Awarded $23M

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 16-Feb-2016

    Earlier this month, a federal jury awarded a 22-year-old black man $23.1 million after he was shot and paralyzed from the waist down by a sheriff’s deputy while unarmed. However, because of a $200,000 state cap for jury awards, the issue must now receive the approval of the Florida Legislature, a process which could potentially take years. According to the lawsuit, Dontrell Stephens was ...
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  • Is Private Property Really Private?

    Posted By The Russell Friedman Law Group, LLP || 1-Aug-2015

    In short, the fourth amendment delineates your right to privacy. But what happens when law enforcement needs to breach personal privacy for an investigation? Without a warrant, police cannot search and seize your property unless you give permission (with the exception of rare situations). Any violation of this amendment is not only an invasion of your privacy but also a breach of the U.S. ...
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