No one ever said that the United States law was easy or straightforward. That’s particularly true when it comes to federal and state statutes and regulations that have in been in place for many years. Luckily there are services where you can go to get all the information that might be needed about federal statutes in any given situation.
Many of the legal documents and rules have been around since the 1700’s, so it’s no surprise that they can be hard to contact or understand. Occasionally old laws stop being relevant and have to be written, but understandably there can also be a middle period Continue reading
On a daily basis, people engage in a variety of behaviors while operating their vehicles that place themselves and others in danger. In addition to using cell phones and manipulating electronic devices, many individuals choose to drive while under the influence of intoxicants or illicit drugs.
It’s been found that 660,000 drivers use their cell phones and other devices at any given moment when they should be focused on driving. Due to not placing their attention on traffic flow, signs and lights, pedestrians, and other issues, these distracted drivers may become involved in and/or cause accidents. When these drivers are also operating their vehicles while under the influence of intoxicants or illicit drugs, their driving may become even more distracted or erratic.
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What is your opinion on body cameras for law enforcement officers? A few years ago, the public didn’t have enough evidence to form an opinion about the veracity for improving public relations through the use of a dash camera or body camera. Now, adding a camera to the uniform requirement for police officers looks promising.
The main enticement with police officers having a camera record their hours on duty is accountability. There is a sincere hope that a camera will reassure the public that each police officer will be held accountable for their actions. It reassures police officers that their appropriate actions will protect them from accusations of misconduct.
There is some evidence to support these hopes. The Pew Research Center researched the question in a recent survey of 8,000 polic Continue reading