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March 2016 Archives

New York man faces shoplifting charges

A 24-year-old New York man is facing charges for conspiracy to commit shoplifting and shoplifting after an incident that occurred on March 16. Employees at the Milltown Home Depot said that a man tried to leave the store with about $4,000 worth of merchandise in a shopping cart at around 4:30 p.m.

The different types of domestic abuse

Many New Yorkers believe that domestic abuse only involves physical violence. While physical violence is a form of abuse, it is merely one of many tactics that abusers may use on their victims. Emotional abuse is a common tactic because the victim may not even realize that he or she is being abused. These abusers manipulate their victims into believing that they are the problem and can be so severe that victims sometimes wish that they had been the recipient of physical force instead.

New York DMV's facial recognition software gets upgrade

This year, the Department of Motor Vehicles instituted software changes to its facial recognition program. The program targets individuals who are attempting to obtain or renew invalid or fraudulent driver's licenses. The program has been in effect since 2010. In the five years since it began, thousands of New Yorkers have been arrested for possessing a fake driver's license or attempting to obtain a fake driver's license.

Woman driving with tree in grille arrested on DUI charge

In New York, driving while intoxicated is taken very seriously by law enforcement with harsh penalties in the event of a conviction. Many of these cases come about as part of a checkpoint, after an accident, or due to the person driving the vehicle in a manner that is viewed as indicative of operating under the influence. Some situations in which a driver is taken into custody on a DUI charge are different than others.

The many losses that stem from a drunk driving conviction

Imagine that you're driving home after having dinner with a friend when you see red flashing lights in your rear-view mirror. For anyone, being pulled over by a police officer is a nerve wracking experience. In cases where you may have had a glass of wine or beer with dinner, these feelings are likely to be magnified.

Despite pledges, minorities in NYC continue to be targeted for low-level drug offenses

For decades, marijuana’s inclusion on the federal government's list of Schedule 1 controlled substances has been the subject of much debate and controversy. In more recent years, the possible medicinal benefits of marijuana have come to light and 23 states and Washington D.C. passed measures legalizing the drug for medical use. Additionally, today four states and D.C. have passed laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana and several cities, including New York City, have passed measures to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of the drug.

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