Monthly Archives: November 2016

Pedestrian Accidents Killed or Injured Around the US

Troopers: Pedestrian killed in crash on NYS Thruway in Salina, N.Y. — A pedestrian was killed Tuesday morning after a crash on the New York State Thruway.

A tractor-trailer struck a pedestrian at 9:51 a.m. on the Interstate 90 west off-ramp in Salina, said the New York State Police.

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One injured in car-pedestrian accident — One person was taken to the hospital after a second car-pedestrian accident in the City of Marquette Monday night.

Marquette City Police say the incident happened around 9:30 p.m. on North Third Street.

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Vehicle versus pedestrian accident in Southwest Bakersfield injures one, Calif. – A vehicle versus pedestrian accident in Southwest Bakersfield left one with minor injuries Monday night.

The accident happened near Ming Ave. and South Real Road.

The driver did not see the pedestrian, who was crossing the road …

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16-Year-Old Pedestrian Dies in Hit-and-Run Accident 16-year-old girl succumbed to injuries sustained in a hit-and-run crash on Sunday night on the Piʻilani Highway (31) in Kīhei, police said.

The incident was reported at 8:50 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016 on the Piʻilani Highway at the intersection of …

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Pedestrian dies in hit and run accident in St. Louis LOUIS • Police are searching for the driver that struck and killed a pedestrian at the intersection of Hall Street and Gimblin Road late Saturday.

According to police, a man was struck at 11:19 p.m by a vehicle that fled the scene. The man was …

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Deadly Truck Accidents In The News

Norristown truck driver sentenced for fatal crash 57-year-old Montgomery County truck driver was sentenced to Lebanon County prison Wednesday for a traffic accident that killed a 68-year-old North Londonderry Township man nearly two years ago.

Judge Samuel A. Kline sentenced Igor Salitra, …

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Fire truck, ambulance mishap at Northern Parkway crash scene one-car crash on the Northern State Parkway just west of the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, spawned a minor mishap between a fire truck and ambulance that were sent to assist. (Credit: Jim Staubitser).

The driver of a car …

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One dead in North Portland crash between car, semi truck took hours for crews to photograph and map out a violent and deadly collision on North Basin Avenue early Wednesday morning.

The crash held up drivers …

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Howard Avenue reopens following crash between dump truck and minivan Avenue in Amherstburg was closed for several hours Wednesday following a crash between a dump truck and a minivan.

Amherstburg fire said the two-vehicle crash happened in the 7900 block of Howard, just south of North Townline Road. Howard …

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Middlesex Township crash sends tractor-trailer down hillside, leaving 1 dead, 2 injured person died and two others were injured Wednesday in a multi-vehicle crash that involved a tractor-trailer on Route 8 in Middlesex Township, Butler County. …

The driver was taken to the hospital, along with the driver of a pickup truck, police …

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One in custody after fire truck involved accident in custody after fire truck involved accident. A fire truck was involved in a crash with a motor vehicle Tuesday afternoon. Jason Lee

A fire truck was involved in a crash with a motor vehicle Tuesday afternoon. Jason Lee …

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1 Killed in Crash Involving Semi Truck That Shut Down US-1 in Southwest Miami-Dade fatal accident involving a semi-truck and a car had a section of US-1 shut down in both directions in Southwest Miami-Dade Tuesday.

Chopper 6 was over the scene shortly before 5 a.m. near Southwest 146th Street in Palmetto Bay, where a Publix truck …

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A Look At Some Discrimination Cases Around The Country

Religious Discrimination Lawsuit Settled

The Consent Decree also provides that the lawsuit can be reinstated if Port Jervis fails to amend its zoning laws to comply with federal law prohibiting discrimination and unreasonable impositions on religious freedom by January 23, 2017.

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Age discrimination lawsuit dismissed against Montevideo hospital

In response to an argument from the hospital that Nelson did not have grounds for a case, a Chippewa County judge had ruled last month that the 10-year disparity qualified for a claim of age discrimination.

The judge also ruled that while Paulson could …

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Seventh Circuit Court Of Appeals To Rehear Discrimination Lawsuit“The question is whether Title 7 of the civil rights act of 1964,which is our primary federal employment discrimination law which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex-whether sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination …

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U.S. appeals court to hear gay workplace discrimination case

A U.S. appeals court takes up a closely watched gay rights case on Wednesday in which an Indiana college professor who says she lost her job because she is a lesbian is arguing that federal civil rights law should protect gay people from workplace …

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NASCAR Discrimination Suit Moving To NC

A lawsuit alleging NASCAR and many of its affiliated racing teams discriminate against African-American drivers and team owners is moving to North Carolina federal court after an agreement between the …

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State attorneys: Immunity laws protect Utah schools from LGBT discrimination lawsuit lawsuit says Utah’s curriculum laws serve no legitimate state interest and violate First Amendment rights to free speech, 14th Amendment rights to equal protection and laws that prohibit sex discrimination and equal access.

“The anti-gay school …

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Former NYPD cop alleges discrimination at Long Island department former NYPD cop — now with the tiny Muttontown Police Department on Long Island — filed a notice of claim with the intent to file a $35 million lawsuit against the town and her boss charging discrimination.

Jennifer Lavin — a cop since 2011 for the …

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Former attorney in AG office files discrimination lawsuit former lawyer in state Attorney General Andy Beshear’s office has filed a lawsuit contending she was subjected to sex discrimination and recrimination under the state whistleblower law.

Laine Kaiser’s lawsuit filed in Franklin …Lexington Herald Leader

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U.S. Attorney Settles Religious Discrimination Lawsuit

The U.S. Attorney for New York’s Southern District says his office has settled a religious discrimination lawsuit against a city in Orange County.

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Puget Sound Naval Shipyard settles discrimination lawsuit – The Daily Progress

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a female engineer against Puget Sound Naval Shipyard alleging discrimination has been settled with the Navy slated to pay $144,000, apologize to the woman and institute enhanced training for shipyard managers.

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Ulster Savings Bank hit with racial-discrimination suit involving mortgages Fair Housing Justice Center bases its lawsuit claims on a two-year investigation into the Kingston-based lender’s practices using white and black testers who were sent in to inquire about mortgages.

“The investigation revealed that loan officers …

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Facebook Hit With Lawsuit Over Alleged Racial Discrimination African-American employees say a Facebook data center in North Carolina systemically discriminates against black employees.

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Justice Department files discrimination lawsuit against Tinley Park Park violated the Fair Housing Act when officials refused to approve a 47-unit apartment building targeted to low-income renters, the U.S. Justice Department alleges in a discrimination lawsuit filed Wednesday.

Plans for the building, known as …

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Appeals Court Reverses in Favor of Woman Bitten by Dog

Appeals Court Reverses in Favor of Woman Bitten by Dog dog owner is always responsible when the animal bites someone, a Florida appellate court ruled Wednesday — even if that person stepped into a dog fight.

Miamian Lisa Arellano took care of two escaped guard dogs for several days while trying to find …

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Judge rules two pit bulls that killed another dog to be euthanized puppy’s owner Sharon Carey tried to fend off the dogs without success. She suffered numerous bite wounds to her hand.

The puppy died from a collapsed lung and internal bleeding due to dog bites. Carey and her husband said the judge’s decision …

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Pet Therapy: Using behavioural forensics when dog bites dog“Dogs biting other dogs” happens every day. And many owners of attacked dogs feel dismayed when aggressor dog owners refuse to accept fault.

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Dr. is In: Dog Bites and how to Treat them breeds of dogs are involved although certain breeds are responsible for more attacks relative to their numbers.

The terriers, working dogs and herding dogs are responsible for a majority of the reported dog bites. All age groups of people are …

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Hospitals treating more dog-bite victims in Stanislaus County and state number of people who seek treatment for dog-bite injuries has increased substantially in Stanislaus County, following a statewide trend.

Hospital emergency departments in the county are dealing with 100 additional patients with dog bites each year …

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‘Tis the season for dog bites“Dogs usually bite somebody who is a relative or a friend or a neighbor,” said Phillips, who represents dog-bite victims full-time, including many Bay Area clients.

“This gets worse around the holidays.” One big reason is that there are a lot more …

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Phoenix officers respond to shots fired, find man with dog bite

He appeared to be impaired by alcohol and had an injury, which he told officers was the result of a dog bite. No one else was inside the home. The man was treated at the scene and released.

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Sherman PD releases names of dog bite victims and her son were flown to Dallas area hospitals. The 9-year-old has bites to his thigh and shoulder.

Larkins has serious arm injuries that investigators say will need extensive surgery..

The dog owner was given a vicious animal citation, but he …

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America Wins! Donald Trump Just Saved 1,000 American Jobs

In a surprising break from the typical and all-too-common “say anything but do nothing” pattern of recent American presidents, President-Elect Donald J Trump just proved that he meant exactly what he promised on the campaign trail – and then actually delivered it.

Even though Trump won’t officially be President until January 20, 2017, he and Mike Pence just intervened with Carrier Corp – while they’re busy building the new Cabinet from the ground up – and reached an agreement that will save nearly 1,000 American jobs from being exported to Mexico.

Keep your fingers crossed America; hopefully this is the harbinger of many more great things to come.

Carrier Says It Reached Deal With Trump to Keep Jobs in Indiana level transition sources say Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence will head to Indiana Thursday to announce that Carrier jobs bound for Mexico will remain in the United States after company leadership spoke with the president-elect …

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Trump promises not to lose Carrier jobs to Mexico 30, 2016 1:41 AM EST – During a campaign rally in Indiana in July 2016, Donald Trump promised, “We’re not going to lose Carrier air conditioning from Indianapolis…

When people and countries take our companies and take our jobs, there’s going …

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Carrier to keep about 1,000 U.S. factory jobs in deal with Trump (Reuters) – United Technologies Corp has reached a deal with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs at its Carrier Corp air conditioner plant in Indianapolis, roughly halving the number …

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Train Accidents in the News

Death on the tracks: Suicide or accident?’s what authorities were trying to figure out Tuesday after an Amtrak train killed a south Orange County resident on the tracks near the San Clemente Pier.

The victim was struck about 8:10 Monday night in the area of Mariposa Avenue, which is north …

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Jacksonville police responding to reported train accident Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office is responding to a reported train accident in the 7400 block of Commonwealth Avenue.

Police are going to hold a briefing on the situation at 5:10 p.m. Action News Jax has a crew headed to the scene to get the latest …

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Crash involving tractor trailer, freight train were no serious injuries when a tractor trailer and a freight train collided at a Dunkirk intersection Saturday evening, dispatchers say.

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Adult man killed in train accident in Moorhead believe he was stationary on the tracks at the time of the accident.

Officials say the man’s body has been sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s office for an autopsy.

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Train accident sends 1 to hospital person, whose identity has not been released, was walking along the tracks about 4:30 p.m. and decided to cross over them before being struck by the train, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The accident occurred about 1,000 feet from the Temple …

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CSX engineer admits falling asleep before train crash to say, this guy’s career as an engineer is over.

The accident caused 32 of the 210 train cars to derail and spilled 1,346 tons of coal, 1,150 tons of phosphate, 7,400 gallons of locomotive diesel fuel, 77 gallons of sulfuric acid from locomotive batteries and 10 gallons of locomotive …

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Important Updates On Some Prominent MDL Drug Lawsuits

Updates on several prominent drug MDL’s including Actos, Granuflo, Risperdal and Xarelto:

Actos Bladder Cancer Lawsuits continue to be filed the $2.7 billion Actos Bladder Cancer settlement lumbers towards completion, after being announced a year ago, comes new court data that shows that more plaintiffs are filing bladder cancer and wrongful death claims against Takeda the manufacturer …

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Beshear filed lawsuit against nation’s largest kidney dialysis provider – Attorney General Andy Beshear has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care Holdings Inc. for deceptive marketing practices.

Fresenius is accused in the lawsuit of promoting its kidney dialysis product, GranuFlo, as …

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Xarelto Lawsuit Update: Discovery & Trial Selection the past few years, hundreds of individuals affected by the anticoagulant Xarelto have sued Bayer/Johnson & Johnson, claiming that the drug company failed to warn individuals about the potential serious bleeding risks associated with the drug.

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Risperdal Case Settles Before Trial Begins have settled a lawsuit over claims that the antipsychotic drug Risperdal caused a young man to grow excessive breast tissue that had been set to start trial Monday.

The case N.F. v. Janssen Pharmaceuticals settled for a confidential sum last week.

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Fifth Risperdal Case Ends in Settlement Before Trial most recent Risperdal lawsuit slated to go before a jury ended in a settlement before the trial even began.

Risperdal manufacturer Johnson & Johnson agreed to settle the case for an undisclosed amount, possibly avoiding another massive …

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Testosterone Cases Moving Forward in the Courts

FDA Announces New Testosterone Warnings plaintiffs in testosterone lawsuits wait for the testosterone side effect litigation to move forward, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it has approved new labeling changes that will affect all prescription …

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Androgel Lawsuits Scheduled for Trial in 2017 first Androgel lawsuit that will be heard was filed by plaintiff Jeffrey Konrad. His lawsuit alleges that the testosterone therapy caused a myocardial infarction.

Konrad started using Androgel in May 2010 after being diagnosed with hypogonadism.

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Testosterone MDL Judge Determines Schedule for Bellwether Trials

All federally filed testosterone-replacement lawsuits were consolidated into the Northern District of Illinois in June 2014.

Since then, the parties have been working toward selecting a small number of cases to serve as the initial bellwether trials …

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Testosterone Class Action Lawsuit Targets Herbal Supplements

On May 15, 2014, three men who live in California and Delaware filed a testosterone class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.

The lawsuit names as defendants the nutritional supplement chain GNC, as well as a …

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Belgian AndroGel Manufacturer Attempts to Duck Testosterone Lawsuits

Chicago, IL A manufacturer of a testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) based in Belgium recently petitioned to escape a testosterone lawsuit, given that the pharmaceutical company has little exposure, knowledge or influence over the US market.

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Testosterone Heart Attack, Blood Clot Bellwether Trials Set lawsuits that allege testosterone drugs caused heart attacks and blood clots will be heading to trial in 2017, according to court documents.

In August 2016, U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelley signed an order selecting four heart attack and …

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Testosterone Bellwether Trials Chosen

Chicago, IL For the men who filed testosterone lawsuits alleging they suffered serious side effects as a result of testosterone therapy, news that litigation is moving forward will be welcomed. Eight bellwether cases have been chosen and an initial … Full article

A New Canadian Testosterone Study Is a Catch-22, ON While many a testosterone lawsuit claim that testosterone supplements foster testosterone stroke and testosterone heart attack, a recent Canadian study out of the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center in Toronto suggests that testosterone …

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Study Suggests Link between Testosterone and Calcification

Calcification, in turn, has been linked to an increased risk of arterial blockages and heart attacks, further suggesting that testosterone could be linked to an increased risk of heart attacks. Lawsuits have been filed in the United States, alleging …

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Generic Testosterone Manufacturers Face Lawsuits District Judge Matthew Kennelly is currently overseeing more than 3,500 lawsuits involving testosterone products like Androgel, Axiron, Testim and Androderm.

These products, which were initially approved by the FDA to treat low testosterone caused …

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Things To Know About IVC Filter Lawsuits

 Things to Know About IVC Filter Lawsuits

IVC Filter lawsuits deal with the failure of IVC devices. The manufacturing company failed to warn physicians as well as patients about the side effects of these devices.

Risks of breaking of filters and movements of metal fragments through the blood that …

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TriMark Legal Funding LLC offers lawsuit loans on IVC filter cases. In order to qualify for funding, plaintiffs must meet both of the following requirements:

  1. Must have migration, broken stem or perforation of filter into artery, vein or organ
  2. Complaint must be filed

Innovative Techniques for Safe Removal of Blood Clot Filters

The chance of complications increases the longer the filter has been in place. Blood clot filters, also known as inferior vena cava (IVC) filters, potentially are dangerous and require specialized techniques to remove them. Rush team traps, covers …

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What is the evidence behind the IVC filter?

At baseline, patients underwent ventilation-perfusion scanning (VQ scan) with invasive pulmonary angiography “strongly recommended” as well. Imaging was repeated at 12 days in all patients, and additionally whenever there was a suspicion for a new …

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Lawsuits for IVC Filter Fracture and Migration

The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are now investigating potential Bard Recovery IVC filter lawsuits and Bard G2 IVC filter lawsuits for individuals who have experienced a fracture or migration of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter that was implanted to prevent …

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Pioneers in IVC filter removal

Interventional radiologists at Rush University Medical Center have pioneered methods to remove filters that previously couldn’t be removed for various reasons. Some of the newest pioneered techniques are published in the November issue of the Journal …

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FDA Warns of Problems with Blood Clot IVC Filters

After receiving more than 900 reports of problems with IVC filters over the last five … 921 adverse event reports involving problems with IVC filters implanted. Of those, 328 involved the filter breaking free and migrating through the body, 146 involved …

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IVC Filter Lawsuit & Medical Issues – Current Facts & Help

The IVC Filter lawsuits state the manufacturers of the IVC blood clot devices failed to warn patients and physicians of the increased risks of the filters breaking, and metal fragments moving through the blood, potentially damaging an organ.

Additionally …

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IVC Blood Clot Filter Problems and FAQs

If you suffer from a high risk of blood clotting due to surgery or an accident, an inferior vena cava filter or IVC filter can save your life. But in most cases, IVC filters are only supposed to be temporary fixes: the Food and Drug Administration has …

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Cook IVC Filter Lawsuit Heading to MDL Centralization

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, earlier this week, considered the application for all Cook Celect and Gunther Tulip IVC filter lawsuits filed nationwide in U.S. District Courts. The application was brought by the plaintiffs and they …

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More to IVC Filter Failure Than Meets the Eye

Several issues can be at play with regard to IVC filter failure, and the oft-resulting IVC filter lawsuit which claims, invariably, that IVC filters have failed …

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Patient Has IVC Filter Removed After 18 Years, Others Not So Lucky

Susan Karnstedt’s story is somewhat unique, given her age when a blood clot (deep vein thrombosis, or DVT) reared its ugly head in the then-24 year old.

It proved life-threatening. To save her life, doctors implanted what was at the time …

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Police Brutality; Come On, Enough Is Enough Already

DAPL Protesters File Police Brutality Lawsuit – Daily Beast suit names nine victims of alleged police brutality on the night of November 20.

The victims, four of whom are Native American, say they were peacefully protesting when police turned weapons like grenades and water cannons on them, seriously …

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Viewing viral videos of police brutality carries an unexpected cost this age of social media, when a new video of police brutality sprouts, the name and hashtag that accompanies it is likely to be trending and seen everywhere.

However, according to Monnica Williams, clinical psychologist and director of the Center …

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Sen. Cory Booker Calls for DOJ to Investigate Oil Police Brutality Jersey Senator Cory Booker is calling on the Department of Justice to open an investigation into the tactics used by police against peaceful water protectors …

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Arrests of Journalists at Standing Rock Test the Boundaries of the First Amendment arrests of journalists and filmmakers covering the front lines of the Dakota Access pipeline fight highlight the limits of press protections and the central role of police, prosecutor, and court discretion in deciding whether or not members of the …

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‘Black Friday’ protests focus on police brutality, DAPL, retail worker rights aimed at attracting public attention to issues ranging from police brutality to retail workers rights started in several US cities on Black Friday, the big shopping day following the Thanksgiving festivities. At least 33 activists were …

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Don’t Shoot Portland protests police brutality on Black Friday Portland activist group is protesting police brutality and raising awareness for Portland’s homeless and other vulnerable communities on Friday.

Members of Don’t Shoot Portland will gather in the Pearl District to honor the 10th anniversary of Jame …

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National Lawyers Guild Confronts Oakland Police Brutality During Early Anti-Trump Protests hours of the announcement that Trump would be the next president of the United States, protests erupted in Oakland and cities across the country.

The first wave of demonstrations in Oakland occurred daily for nearly a week. During that time …


See for yourself a glimpse of police brutality at Standing Rock enforcement at the Standing Rock Sioux encampment blasted 400 Dakota Access protesters with tear gas, rubber bullets, and water cannons Sunday night as temperatures dipped below freezing. At least 167 protesters were injured, and some were left …

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‘Police brutality’ in Flagstaff punch case, Ariz. – Rev. Jarrett Maupin is stepping up to defend Marissa Morris after a video surfaced earlier this week of a Flagstaff police officer punching her in the face. Maupin said the encounter only proves police brutality and civil rights …

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Enfield Settles Fourth Police Brutality Lawsuit In Three Months, in a police report, wrote that he knew the Trowbridge brothers lived there because he had arrested them there for warrants within two months of the Aug. 31 arrest.

Worden also said he was in “constant contact” with neighbors and providing …

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