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Tax Refund Identity Theft – Could it Happen to You?

We are all familiar with identity theft. A person gets access to your Social Security number and uses it to open credit card accounts in your name. He charges thousands of dollars, and you have no idea what has happened until you receive the bill. However, as people have become aware of this type of… Read More »

NYC Man Convicted of Manslaughter After Third Trial

After a mistrial, a conviction and a successful appeal for a new trial, a New York man is behind bars for good. For nearly three decades, a fatal shooting left Atlantic City police puzzled. But in 2002, authorities finally located a suspect — New York City resident Brian Wilson. After a long and arduous courtroom… Read More »

Joseph Tacopina: “Don’t Blame the Jury” for Zimmerman’s Acquittal

The highly publicized trial of George Zimmerman captured the attention of people everywhere. The jury’s decision to acquit sparked outrage among those who believe that the death of Trayvon Martin was a direct result of racial bias.  When asked to comment on the case, New York attorney Joseph Tacopina said, “Based on the evidence at… Read More »

Film Shows Plight of Elderly Victims of Embezzlement

Deborah Louise Robinson’s documentary, ‘Last Will and Embezzlement,’ tells the stories of several seniors who were robbed of their life savings by criminals. The criminals insinuate themselves into the lives of their elderly victims, who are often made especially vulnerable because they are isolated or are suffering from the early symptoms of dementia, and slowly… Read More »

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Beware: Federal Investigators Can Know Where You Roam in Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi

Recently newsworthy: the competing interests of privacy versus security when it comes to the government’s collection of telephone call data from Verizon and other carriers. A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit highlights the issue. The case began in Texas when federal government officials tried to get court orders… Read More »

ACLU v. NYPD: Is It Legal to Single Out Muslims for Surveillance?

The American Civil Liberties Union, the New York Civil Liberties Union and the CLEAR Project of Main Street Legal Services at the CUNY School of Law recently filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department. At issue is whether the NYPD’s Muslim Surveillance Program is legal. Under the program, the NYPD: Specifically identifies… Read More »