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Death by Taser Civil Rights Violation

November 13, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   civil rights,police misconduct   |   0 Comment

In 2013, a Virginia man, Linwood Lambert,‬ was tased to death for running into a hospital emergency room that police officers drove him to.  MSNBC recently obtained video footage of the incident.  Click here to view the video.  Lambert was not suspected of a crime and was not armed.  He was only taken into custody to […]

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Dancing Cop

October 29, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   civil rights   |   0 Comment

Earlier this week a South Carolina police officer ripped a Spring Valley High School student out of her chair and threw her across the classroom for being defiant.  The Washington Post reports that in another highly publicized police incident this week, a Washington D.C. police officer gained the cooperation of a teenage bystander of a street fight […]

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No Civil Rights at Spring Valley High School

October 27, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   civil rights,police misconduct   |   0 Comment

Apparently students have no civil rights at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, South Carolina.  This week a female student sitting in class at Spring Valley High School had her desk and chair flipped upside down while she was sitting in it, and she was dragged across the classroom.  Click here to see the video footage […]

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Civilian Investigative Panel (CIP) oversees the Miami Police Department

October 16, 2015  |   Posted by :   |   civil rights,false arrest,police misconduct   |   0 Comment

The City of Miami’s Civilian Investigative Panel was created to provide civilian oversight of the Miami Police Department relating to police misconduct and civil rights violations.  The Civilian Investigative Panel was formed in 2002 following several highly publicized police shootings. The Civilian Investigative Panel investigates complaints about City of Miami police officers for police misconduct and civil rights violations such […]

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Credit Card Fraud Alert Sends Man Whose Card it is to Jail

October 09, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   false arrest,false imprisonment   |   0 Comment

A credit card fraud alert for a last round of drinks at a Fort Lauderdale night club leads to false arrest and false imprisonment of our client.  Click here to see NBC 6 South Florida’s coverage of this story.  The Berman Law Firm’s criminal defense colleague will defend our client from any criminal charges. Once any criminal charges […]

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Negligent Security Claims Help Crime Victims

September 27, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   negligent security,personal injury   |   0 Comment

Property owners and businesses must maintain their facilities in a safe condition in order to deter and prevent criminal activity on their property. They are required to protect the public from suffering personal injury as the result of criminal activity.  Negligent security arises when a property owner or business operator neglect their patron’s safety by failing to […]

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What to do in case of a Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall Accident

September 13, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   personal injury,slip and fall,trip and fall   |   0 Comment

The owners and operators of stores, restaurants, malls, and other public places are legally obligated to maintain their facilities in a safe condition and protect the public from having a slip and fall or trip and fall accident and suffering personal injury.  If they fail to protect you from an accident you may have a claim […]

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Governor Scott Vetoed Law Allowing Increased Highway Speed Limits

June 07, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   car accident   |   0 Comment

Florida Governor Rick Scott vetoed Florida Senate Bill 392 (2014).  Click here to review the governor’s veto letter.  Had this bill become law it would have allowed the speed limit on certain highways in Florida to be increased to 75 mph, making auto accidents more likely to occur on Florida highways.  This veto keeps Florida […]

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2013 Boating Accident Statistical Report

May 23, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   boating accident   |   0 Comment

Today the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission published its 2013 Boating Accident Statistical Report.  The 2013 Boating Accident Statistical Report indicates there were sixty-two fatalities caused by a boating related accident in Florida in 2013.  Drowning is reported as the leading cause of death. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also reports there have been eleven fatalities caused by a boating […]

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Four Florida Metropolitan Areas Most Dangerous for Pedestrian Accident Nationwide

May 21, 2014  |   Posted by :   |   pedestrian accident   |   0 Comment

This week urban design activist organization, Smart Growth America, through its National Complete Streets Coalition, published Dangerous by Design 2014, a pedestrian safety report.  Dangerous by Design 2014 identifies four Florida metropolitan areas, including Miami-Fort Lauderdale, as the four most dangerous metropolitan areas for pedestrians nationwide.  Smart Growth America advocates for smart growth solutions as many American cities are undergoing urban revitalization.  As you drive through south Florida’s […]

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