Category Archives: Civil Rights

Innocent until proven guilty. A person in America must be proven, beyond a reasonable doubt, to be guilty of committing a criminal act before a conviction. It is one of the most important pieces of the American criminal justice system, … Continue reading

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The cycle of tragedy seems like it will never end. Once again, news programs last week were engulfed by yet another incident involving the death of a citizen related to the actions of a police officer. Just as parts of … Continue reading

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Recently a San Francisco plainclothes police officer was found guilty of federal criminal charges after it came to light that he illegally searched the rooms of suspected drug users and then falsified police reports afterwards. The charges stem from an … Continue reading

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When you have been a victim of a civil rights violation in Illinois, the effects on you and your family can be particularly hurtful. Whether your rights were violated by police officers who used too much force against you during … Continue reading

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