Recent Posts in Hate Crimes Category

  • Miranda Rights and the Boston Bomber

    || 23-Apr-2013

    Miranda Rights and the Boston Bombings An event praising the determination, physical prowess, and athleticism of all runners throughout the world turned into a tragic and chaotic episode because of the misguided hatred of two men. The Times Leader reports that the Boston Bomber may face the death penalty for his atrocious acts. The Marathon Bombings which rocked the streets of Boston and shocked ...
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  • U.S. Marshalls Capture Machete Suspect

    || 2-Mar-2012

    What is assault? What if I use a weapon? Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There are often defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such as self-defense or defense of a ...
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  • Machete Found Near Scene of Attack

    || 15-Feb-2012

    Assault is the knowing or intentional infliction of bodily harm upon another. Aggravated assault is more serious than simple assault and usually involves some object used as a weapon and/or the intent to cause serious bodily injury to the other person. Weapons lead to more severe criminal charges and increased jail time. There are often defenses or justifications for assaulting another person such ...
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  • Thoughts from a Pocono Criminal Defense Lawyer

    || 8-Jan-2010

    In the 1960s, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted experiments aimed at measuring everyday people's willingness to perform violent acts against others when told to do so by an authority figure. You may remember the results from psychology class: 65% of participants, obeying the authority figure's orders, inflicted maximum levels of pain on the experimental subject. Of ...
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  • Schuylkill Hate Crimes Attorney

    || 21-Dec-2009

    Last October, President Obama signed legislation expanding the definition of hate crimes to include assaults based upon sexual or gender identity. The definition already protected individuals on the basis of race, religion and nationality. During the previous presidential administration, though the number of reported hate crimes rose, the number of prosecutions decreased dramatically. Now, the ...
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