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Journey To Justice, June, 2018: New Jersey Employment and Civil Rights Lawyer Discusses Deadly Force by Police

Sadly and unfortunately, we're seeing more news coverage than ever before about police-involved shootings. That doesn't mean, of course, that police excess is a new phenomenon. America has experienced police excess - usually disproportionately directed at the poor, ethnic, and disenfranchised - for the entire history of police. What's new is the ability of the media to cover expose it and spread that information to the widest, most accessible audiences in history. More, with the advent of bodycams, cell phones and wide spread security cameras, the public has a better picture than ever of the raw data concerning these events.

New Jersey Employment And Civil Rights Lawyer Discusses How To Protect Yourself From Government Ban On Lawsuits And Damages

Responsibility and accountability - even for the powerful - are rooted into the core of our legal system. This country's founders knew that a democracy needs a court system that empowers people to protect themselves by holding the powerful to account. That's why the Constitution guarantees each person the right to a trial by jury. The founders feared unaccountable power in the form of the King of England against his "subjects." 21st Century America may not have a king, but it does have multi-billion dollar corporations touching every part of every person's life. These corporations now seek the kind of unaccountable power our founders sought to protect against, and they're seeking that power by destroying your constitutional right to a trial by jury.

Violating the rights of service dog owners

The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (LAD) is quite clear when it comes to the issue of equal access. Owners, managers and employees are forbidden from denying full and equal access based on a number of categories, including race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation and disability. When it comes to people with disabilities who use service animals, the effect of the law is that animal, be it a guide dog or other type of service animal, and its owner cannot be denied access. This applies to restaurants, shopping centers, rental properties, schools and just about property on which members of the public can go. Federal law likewise prohibits people from denying access to service animals and their owners.

Employment And School Bullying Civil Rights Firm Of Costello & Mains, LLC, Applies New Jersey Civil Rights Act To Harassing Conduct By School Professionals Directed At Student

In what appears to be a case of first impression, a New Jersey Superior Court Judge held on Friday, January 6th, 2017, that a student has a right to bring a claim under the New Jersey Civil Rights Act when she is non-discriminatorily harassed, intimidated or bullied at school by teachers and administrators.

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