An Orthodox Jew who was weeks away from becoming a New York City police officer said he has been kicked out of the police academy for refusing to trim his beard.
Former recruit Fishel Litzman of Monsey was fired Friday after multiple confrontations with the department over the length of his whiskers, he told the Daily News.
Litzman is Hasidic and believes that cutting his beard is forbidden by God.Read more »
A diabetic who was suffering from insulin shock when Nevada police officers mistook him for a drunk driver and physically assaulted him will receive a settlement of nearly $300,000.Read more »
Police officer that wrote woman ticket tracks her down through that ticket to ask her out on a date. She sues him for it.Read more »
A suburban Chicago police officer allegedly turned a $132 speeding ticket into a pick-up opportunity when he later tracked down the female driver and asked her out, saying the least he could do for the money he'd cost her was to treat her to dinner, according to a lawsuit the woman filed in federal court.Read more »
Automated ticketing vendor American Traffic Solutions (ATS) filed suit Tuesday against Knoxville, Tennessee for its failure to issue tickets for turning right on a red light -- and that is costing the company a lot of money. A state law took effect in July banning the controversial turning tickets, but the Arizona-based firm contends the law should not apply to their legal agreement with the city, which anticipated the bulk of the money to come from this type of tickets.Read more »
Alabama's proposed immigration law has a provision that allows people to sue any police officer or bureaucrat whom that person believes is NOT enforcing the nazi immigration law. And they are relying on employers to find the 'illegals' too. Employers can only run a person through the everify once the person has been hired, and if that person then 'fails', no one is there to repay the employer for money lost (i.e. matching stolen social security money.) We can sue police for NOT enforcing one law, why not any other law? Also, why do they not want to be sued for enforcing the law as well.Read more »
A U.S. Army reservist twice charged and eventually acquitted of a 2005 homicide has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the city of Altoona, two police officials and a video expert of "willful, wanton and reckless" violation of his civil rights.Read more »
A woman is suing Christchurch police for $150,000 after an officer allegedly used boltcutters to remove her piercings. Lawyer Tony Greig said the woman, believed to be in her thirties, was arrested for obstruction in mid-2008. Greig said the woman alleged five of her piercings, including one in her genital area, were removed using boltcutters after she was taken into custody. The woman was acquitted of the obstruction charge in early 2009.Read more »
A Northern Virginia teenager detained in Kuwait is suing the U.S. government, saying officials violated his rights by apparently placing him on the no-fly list without reason.Read more »
A US jury has ordered a Minnesota woman to pay 1.5 million dollars for illegally downloading 24 songs in a high-profile digital piracy case.
Jammie Thomas-Rasset, a single mother of four, was found liable by a jury on Wednesday of copyright infringement for using KaZaA peer-to-peer file-sharing network to download the songs over the Internet.
She was ordered to pay 62,500 dollars for each of the 24 songs, a total of 1.5 million dollars.Read more »
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