NTLA Releases Research Showing 6.4 Million Americans Did Not Pay Their Property Taxes in 2019

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Brad Westover, NTLA Executive Dir. & Founder, NTLA Foundation

Unpaid property tax bills left America’s cities and counties with a financial shortfall of more than $15.7 billion

Nobody wants higher taxes with this new economy… Delinquent taxpayers generally have 2-3 years to pay which over 99% of them eventually do without facing losing their properties.”

— Brad Westover, NTLA Executive Director & NTLA Foundation Founder

JUPITER, FL, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The National Tax Lien Association (NTLA), the #1 educator and non-profit tax sale trade association, recently released research that shows how many property owners failed to pay their taxes on time; additionally, how much each US state is owed from the non-payment of property taxes. The report release in June 2020 does not take into account a predicted 30% increase in delinquent taxpayers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The data, aggregated by Brad Westover, NTLA Executive Director and Founder of the NTLA Foundation, demonstrates the ill effects of what a $15 billion budget deficit creates on local governments if no mechanism existed to collect these delinquent taxes. With $15 billion dollars, America could build 333 new high schools or pay 300,000 more high school teachers’ salaries!

Currently, 30 US states sell tax certificates to the private sector, in 2019 alone, over $4.3 billion of lost revenue was recouped to fill local government budgets. These funds go directly to fund public schools, emergency services, etc. More cash-strapped states and local governments will turn to tax sales to avoid defaulting on their obligations or cutting school funding.

“The NTLA has a responsibility to report on the ramifications and imminent repercussions that will occur in 2020-2021 as a result of the current social and economic issues the United States faces from COVID-19,” said Westover. “This report will establish the ‘pre-COVID’ baseline by which the economic hardship of the Coronavirus will be measured against for years to come. Next year will likely reach a historic high in America of $20.5 billion in unpaid property taxes.”

“The good news for the 30 states that do sell delinquent taxes is that they have an effective tool to recoup lost revenue without raising taxes,” continued Westover. “Nobody wants higher taxes with this new economy—and the icing on the cake is delinquent taxpayers generally have 2-3 years to pay which over 99% of them eventually do without facing losing their properties.”

“If there ever was a win-win solution with the private sector and public sector working together, this is it!” remarked Ted Doman, NTLA President. “Governments have funds to operate and investors lend money for a time for delinquent taxpayers to recover.”

To read the full report, click NTLA 2020 MARKET RESEARCH REPORT.

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About the NTLA
The National Tax Lien Association (NTLA) was founded in 1997 as the not-for-profit trade association for the tax sale industry. It is dedicated to representing the interest of investors, lenders, service providers, and government officials regarding tax sales, as well as promoting the benefit of those sales as reliable income for municipal, county, and state budgets. The NTLA provides networking and training opportunities for professionals and novices in the tax sale industry. For more information, visit the NTLA site at www.NTLA.org.

About the NTLA Foundation
The NTLA Foundation was established to provide economic relief to individuals and families—namely the elderly, disabled veterans, and others—who are in hardship in danger of losing their properties to tax foreclosure. For more information, visit the NTLA Foundation site at www.ntlafoundation.org. You can help. Donate today.

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Zinda Law Group Representing Amazon Delivery Worker Injured In Dog Attack

BURNET, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Zinda Law Group has filed a lawsuit against Amazon.com Services, Inc. and individual dog owners on behalf of Larry Durden and Trudy Durden regarding injuries Larry sustained in a dog attack in Burnet, Texas.

On July 7, 2019, Larry Durden was working for Amazon and delivering a package to a home in Burnet, TX. Per Amazon’s delivery policy, Larry was required to leave the package at the front door of the residence. He entered through the front, chain-link gate of the residence and began walking towards the front door when he heard the Defendants’ dog growling on the outside of the gate behind him.

Shortly thereafter, the dog was able to access the fenced in front yard where Larry Durden was located by going through the open garage on the Defendant’s property. The dog began charging towards Larry, and he turned to run away from the dog by jumping the fence. After he jumped the chain-link fence, he fell and sustained serious injuries.

The petition was filed in the 424th district court in Burnet County. The cause number is 50191.

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Free Speech in the 21st Century Global Conference to Be Held July 3-4

Virtual Conference Will Address What Is Free Speech and Feature Leading Legal, Academic, and Corporate Leaders

ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) and Alma Mater Europaea university announce the “Free Speech in the 21st Century”, a virtual conference discussing how the limits to our freedom of expression are changing with time will be held on July 3 – 4, 2020. The conference will include speakers such as Harvard Law Professor Mark Tushnet; András Sajó, a member of Facebook’s Oversight Board; Alma Mater Europaea university Professor Jurij Toplak, who is currently a visiting professor at Fordham University; Fordham University Law Professor Olivier Sylvain; University of Tokyo Professor Itsuko Yamaguchi; Elisa Bertolini, Assistant Professor at Bocconi University, and many more. The two-day conference will cover one of the most critical issues facing individuals and corporate entities in the twenty-first century, what is free speech in the age of social media and the 24/7 news cycle. The conference is virtual and is free for scholars who want to learn more about this critical and ever evolving issue. Registration is available on the conference website.

Free speech is one of the essential democratic rights, and one of the most controversial. Whether it is Donald Trump’s Twitter account, Larry Flynt’s pornographic magazine, protests against police, the financing of an election campaign as determined in Citizens United, fake news, or hate speech directed at migrants, immigrants, or minorities, free speech incidents attract intense media coverage and regularly provoke debate as to its limits if any exist. Should Google, Facebook and Twitter have the authority to censor the contents and close users’ accounts arbitrarily? Or should they stay politically neutral and should be allowed to block users only when users violate specific terms? Given that these social networks are so powerful to easily affect global public opinion, should we continue to treat them as regular companies, or should we treat them as public utilities or ads-driven websites? This conference will attempt to answer these questions in its sessions with leading constitutional experts as well as members of the social media world.

The limits to our freedom of expression are changing as our means of communication are changing with social media, texts, smartphones, and more technologies being developed. This conference will feature unique exploration into crucial freedom of speech issues. It will feature the most prominent names in constitutional law to debate the future of the human right that is so important to democratic society and is one of the cornerstones of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights.

Alma Mater Europaea is an international university based in the Austrian city of Salzburg, with campuses in Slovenia and several other countries. It was founded by the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, a society of around 2000 prominent scholars, including 32 Nobel laureates.

International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) is an international scholarly association, devoted to the advancement of constitutional law. It provides a forum in which constitutionalists from all parts of the world can research each other’s systems, reflect on their own, and engage in fruitful comparison.

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CCHR Applauds State Acting on African American Teen Psychiatric Restraint Death

seclusion and restraints

Mental Health Watchdog and Task Force Against Institutional Racism Leader say Michigan could potentially lead the way for national restraint death reform, saying psychiatric restraints should be banned to save lives

Mental Health Watchdog and Task Force Against Institutional Racism Leader say Michigan could potentially lead the way for national restraint death reform

Too many psychiatric restraint deaths are excused as an unfortunate but acceptable outcome in behavioral hospitals, and therefore, immune to prosecution. There’s an inequity in the law.”

— CCHR International

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Kalamazoo County, Michigan Medical Examiner’s office has ruled that 16-year-old African American Cornelius Frederick’s death following a restraint procedure at Lakeside Academy, a psychiatric facility, was a homicide. Three staff have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and second-degree child abuse. Two were also accused of restraining Frederick in a “grossly negligent manner,” Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting announced.[1]

Citizens Commission on Human Rights International (CCHR), a 51-year mental health industry watchdog group and Rev. Frederick Shaw, head of the NAACP Inglewood-South Bay Branch, commended authorities and Michigan state agencies for quickly acting on the death. On April 29, 2020, Frederick, a ward of the state since age 14, was physically restrained at the Sequel Youth & Family Services-owned residential psychiatric facility that treats foster care and other children with behavioral issues. Frederick went into cardiac arrest while being restrained by staff, allegedly after throwing a sandwich on the floor and becoming unruly. According to the family’s attorney, Frederick started yelling, “I can’t breathe!” before passing out. Thirty hours later, he was dead.[2]

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has terminated its contract with Lakeside and started the process to revoke its license.[3] MDHHS Director Robert Gordon issued a statement on June 22 that “we will not rest until we have changed the system that allowed his death,” and MI Governor Gretchen Whitmer has directed actions be taken to correct the system.[4] MDHHS said it “will change its policies to forbid the use of physical restraints in all its licensed and contracted facilities.”

Shaw, who recently started a Task Force against racism in the mental health system, comprising African American doctors, psychologists, ministers, attorneys and advocates, said he will present evidence to members of the Michigan Black Caucus to support a ban on restraint use in all state and private psychiatric hospitals.[5] He cited a Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice article that said following the civil rights movement, stereotyping or falsely profiling Blacks as criminals became so pervasive that any “young Black male,” could be seen as potentially violent or disruptive.[6]

“This indoctrinated mind-set has to change. The tragedy of Cornelius Frederick raises concerns about institutional racism in the mental health and foster care/juvenile detention systems. African Americans are over-represented in restraint-related deaths of children and adults with disabilities and are racially stereotyped as violent—a throw-back to eugenics—which can predispose them to being drugged and restrained more,” Rev. Shaw said.

CCHR worked with others to obtain reforms to federal regulations regarding restraint use in mental health facilities following a Hartford Courant series on restraint deaths in 1998 that led to a Congressional Hearing on the issue. Jan Eastgate, president of CCHR International, said it’s time for a complete overhaul of the potentially deadly practice, not just in Michigan but nationwide.

She said patients can often be affected by psychotropic drugs that can induce violent behavior leading to them being restrained and this should be investigated in any restraint death. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulations say that “a patient may experience a severe medication reaction that causes him or her to become violent.”[7]

Shaw adds that an investigation should also determine if Michigan psychiatric facilities are excessively prone to using restraints against African Americans and minorities and also on foster care children entrusted to these facilities’ care.

CCHR cites cases such as the U.S. Supreme Court which held that patients, even those who are involuntarily committed, have constitutionally protected liberty interests.[8] Testimony in another case suggested that Restraint and Seclusion (R&S) are often used “reactively and inappropriately” by staff.[9]

The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law addressed restraint deaths saying patients’ basic constitutional rights, such as life and liberty interests and freedom from cruel and unusual punishment or unnecessary bodily restraints, are protected. “Violation of any of these rights may be grounds for damages in a case involving R&S,” the journal reported. Further, “because risks to patients can be severe, some scholars advocate the complete elimination of R&S.”[10]

CCHR agrees with the elimination, saying that too many psychiatric restraint deaths are excused as an unfortunate but acceptable outcome in behavioral hospitals, and therefore, immune to prosecution. There’s an inequity in the law, it says. Shaw says, “Frederick’s death is an example of systemic abuse and institutional racism that pervades the psychiatric-behavioral industry nationwide and should be held accountable—judicially and legislatively. Right now, Michigan could lead the way to potential effective reform.”

CCHR also calls on people to support the Michigan Center for Youth Justice online petition to get Justice for Cornelius Frederick.[11]

CCHR is a mental health watchdog responsible for more than 180 laws that protect patients from damaging psychiatric practices. DONATE to support its work here: https://www.cchrint.org/cchrint-donate/

References:

[1] “Cornelius Fredericks: 3 charged after medical examiner rules Black teen's death was homicide,” Associated Press, 25 Jun. 2020, https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/25/cornelius-fredericks-death-3-charged/3256015001/?fbclid=IwAR0BBtH9pDQHpXzD3c7LAku-AzTl4Q_9Ku_UR6ueITpGUStd4qRHadv7w6w

[2] “Foster care teen’s death draws scrutiny to group home outbreaks: Who is looking out for these children?” Journal Star, 15 May 2020, https://www.pjstar.com/zz/news/20200515/foster-care-teens-death-draws-scrutiny-to-group-home-outbreaks-who-is-looking-out-for-these-children; Corey Williams, “Lawsuit: Michigan Teen Screamed ‘I Can’t Breathe’ During Restraint,” WPVE, 22 June 2020, https://www.wvpe.org/post/lawsuit-michigan-teen-screamed-i-cant-breathe-during-restraint

[3] https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339–532443–,00.html

[4] https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339–532626–,00.html

[5] http://www.wicz.com/story/42281098/task-force-launched-to-combat-institutional-racism-in-psychiatric-industry; https://www.ktvn.com/story/42226984/naacp-inglewood-and-cchr-rep-calls-for-restraints-ban-in-psychiatric-hospitals

[6] https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1043986207306870?journalCode=ccja

[7] https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/CFCsAndCoPs/downloads/finalpatientrightsrule.pdf

[8] Patricia R. Recupero, et al., “Restraint and Seclusion in Psychiatric Treatment Settings: Regulation, Case Law, and Risk Management,” Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law Online, Dec. 2011, 39 (4) 465-476; http://jaapl.org/content/39/4/465

[9] Ibid.

[10] Ibid.

[11] https://njjn.org/article/michigan-center-for-youth-justice-seeks-justice-for-cornelius-fredrick

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Nebraska US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate Urges A Navy Veteran with Confirmed Mesothelioma in Nebraska to Call for Direct Access to Attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste-Get Serious About Compensation

"We are urging a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma anywhere in Nebraska to get serious about their compensation and to call 800-714-0303 for direct access to attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste.”

— Nebraska US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate

OMAHA, NEBRASKA, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Nebraska US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate says, "We are urging a Navy Veteran with recently diagnosed mesothelioma anywhere in Nebraska to get serious about their compensation and to call 800-714-0303 for direct access to attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste. In the event the Navy Veteran or person with mesothelioma is unable to call Erik on their own we are appealing to their wife or adult children to call Erik. Because of the Coronavirus many people with mesothelioma and or their family members have put off starting the compensation process and even medical treatments out of fear of getting COVID-19. Please don't-do this.

"The reason we have endorsed attorney Erik Karst of the law firm of Karst von Oiste is because he and his remarkable colleagues have been assisting people with mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in financial compensation for people like this nationwide. If a person with mesothelioma in Nebraska or their family would call attorney Erik Karst of Karst von Oiste at 800-714-0303 we are certain you will discover him to be an amazing recourse. You will be glad you called Erik. Mesothelioma compensation for Navy Veterans frequently exceeds a million dollars." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The Nebraska US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate offers their free services to US Navy Veterans with mesothelioma in Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue, Grand Island, Kearney, Fremont, North Platte or anywhere in Nebraska. https://Nebraska.USNavyMesothelioma.Com

For the best possible mesothelioma treatment options in Nebraska the Nebraska US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate strongly recommends the following heath care facilities with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at each hospital.

* Creighton University Medical Center Omaha, Nebraska: https://medschool.creighton.edu/centers/hcc/welcome/.

* University of Nebraska Medical Center Eppley Cancer Center Omaha, Nebraska: www.unmc.edu/cancercenter

About one third of all US citizens diagnosed with mesothelioma each year are Veterans of the US Navy. Before a Navy Veteran with mesothelioma or their family retain the services of a lawyer or law firm, they are urged to call the US Navy Veterans Mesothelioma Advocate anytime at 800-714-0303. https://USNavyMesothelioma.Com

The states with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. However-Mesothelioma happens with people in Nebraska-especially to US Navy Veterans. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For a listing of various classes of US Navy ships or submarines please visit the US Navy website on this topic: https://www.navy.mil/navydata/our_ships.asp.

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer: https://www.cancer.gov/types/mesothelioma

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California US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate Urges a Navy Veteran with Lung Cancer and Who Had Significant Service-Related Exposure to Asbestos to Call the lawyers at Karst von Oiste About Meaningful Compensation

"Please call 800-714-0303 for direct access to the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Compensation for a Navy Veteran like this might exceed $100,000 even if they smoked cigarettes.”

— California US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, USA, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The California US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, "We are urging a Navy Veteran with lung cancer anywhere in California, who also had significant exposure to asbestos decades ago to call 800-714-0303 for direct access to the lawyers at the law firm of Karst von Oiste. Compensation for a Navy Veteran like this might exceed $100,000 even if they smoked cigarettes. Most people like this do not realize that the $30 billion dollars asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. In the event the Navy Veteran is unable to call on their own we are urging their wife or adult children to call the lawyers at Karst von Oiste. The typical person we are trying to help is over 60 years old and their asbestos exposure took place prior to 1982.

"The reason we have endorsed the amazing lawyers at Karst von Oiste is because they have been assisting Navy Veterans and people with asbestos exposure lung cancer and mesothelioma for decades and they are responsible for over a billion dollars in compensation for people like this. For direct access to the attorneys at Karst von Oiste a Navy Veteran who had significant exposure to asbestos prior to 1982 and now has lung cancer is urged to call 800-714-0303-anytime. You have nothing to lose." www.karstvonoiste.com/

The California US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate’s free services are available to people with asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma in Los Angeles, San Pedro, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, Fresno, Irvine, Oakland, Long Beach, Anaheim, Bakersfield, Riverside, Sacramento, Stockton or anywhere in California. https://California.USNavyLungCancer.Com

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in California include US Navy Veterans, workers at one of California’s more than 70 power plants, shipyard workers in San Diego, Long Beach, or San Francisco, oil refinery workers in Long Beach or Martinez, manufacturing workers, public utility workers plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, or construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s. https://California.USNavyLungCancer.Com

According to the American Cancer Society for nonsmokers who have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace the risk of lung cancer is five times that of unexposed workers. https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/lung/statistics/index.htm.

The US Navy Veterans Lung Cancer Advocate says, “If your husband, dad, coworker or neighbor has just been diagnosed with lung cancer and you know they had significant exposure to asbestos in the navy, at a shipyard or while working at a factory, at power plant, public utility, or as a plumber, electrician welder, mechanic or any kind of skilled trades group in any state please have them call us anytime at 800-714-0303. Most people like this never get compensated-even though the asbestos trust funds were set up for them too. We are trying to change this sad fact.” https://USNavyLungCancer.Com

States with the highest incidence of lung cancer include Kentucky, West Virginia, Maine, Tennessee, Mississippi, Ohio, Indiana, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Alabama, and Delaware. www.karstvonoiste.com/

For more information about asbestos exposure please visit the NIH’s website on this topic: https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/risk/substances/ asbestos/asbestos-fact-sheet.

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HOWARD COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT SUBJECT TO FORMAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATIONS

07.01.2020 12Noon Howard County Police Department

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Wednesday – July 1, 2020 – 12Noon

ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND, US, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEWS CONFERENCE: Announcement and Details of Civil/Human Rights Investigation into the Howard County Maryland Police Department’s Use of Force and Systemic Racism

WHEN: Wednesday – July 1, 2020 – 12Noon

WHERE: Howard County Police Headquarters
3410 Court House Drive – Ellicott City, Maryland

CONTACT: 301.513.5445 www.blackrightsmatter.org

Attorneys will be joined by community activists to announce a formal investigation into the Howard County Police Department’s use of force against African Americans. Recent incidents of white Supremacist activity, overt racism, long-standing complaints of racial profiling, and unfair policing against African Americans and other allegations of Civil Rights violations have prompted the Black Lawyers for Justice investigation.

“Through litigation review and Freedom of Information Act and other legal measures, Black Lawyers for Justice will be reviewing citizen complaints, community complaints, personnel records, lawsuits, disciplinary records, and other evidence to determine if the discrimination that has been alleged is in fact correct. We expect the Chief of Police Lisa Myers and the County Executive Calvin B. Ball, and County Council to fully comply with our vigorous investigation.”
– Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq. National President, Black Lawyers for Justice

SEE: Howard police investigating racist white supremacist signs seen in Ellicott City
https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/howard/cng-ho-racist-signs-ellicott-city-20200623-dgvl7buqubg33bfhib3naak3ea-story.html

The investigation will be completed inside 120 days. Periodic updates and the status of our findings or obstacles in seeking information will occur. Full details to be announced Wednesday, 07.01.2020 at 12 noon. Any African American or minority Howard County resident who has been a victim of excessive force or false arrest by Howard County Maryland Police are urged to call 301.513.5445 or the Black Lawyers for Justice website www.blackrightsmatter.org

THE RESULTS OF THE BLFJ INVESTIGATION WILL DETERMINE WHETHER A RECOMMENDATION FOR DEFUNDING THE HOWARD COUNTY MARYLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL OCCUR. -END-

https://www.einpresswire.com/article/520432525/black-lawyers-for-justice-announce-formal-civil-human-rights-investigations

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FAIRFAX COUNTY MARYLAND POLICE DEPARTMENT SUBJECT TO FORMAL AND CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATIONS

06.30.2020 12Noon Fairfax County Police Department

www.blfjustice.org

Tuesday – June 30, 2020 -12Noon

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEWS CONFERENCE: Announcement and Details of Civil/Human Rights Investigation into the Fairfax County Police Department’s Use of Force and Systemic Racism

WHEN: Tuesday – June 30, 2020 – 12Noon

WHERE: Fairfax County Police Headquarters – 4100 Chain Bridge Road – Fairfax, VA

CONTACT: 301.513.5445 www.blackrightsmatter.org

Attorneys will be joined by community activists to announce a formal investigation into the Fairfax County Police Department’s use of force against African Americans.

“The recent tasering incident of June 5, 2020, by Fairfax County Officer Tyler Timberlake is truly the tip of the iceberg, from the complaints we are receiving. Through litigation review and Freedom of Information Act and other legal measures, Black Lawyers for Justice will be reviewing citizen complaints, community complaints, personnel records, lawsuits, and discrimination that has been alleged is in fact correct. We expect the Chief of Police Ed Roessler, Jr. and the County Executive and the County Council to fully comply with our vigorous investigation.” – Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq. National President, Black Lawyers for Justice

SEE: Fairfax County Officer Charged After Using Taser on Civilian
https://patch.com/virginia/greateralexandria/fairfax-county-officer-charged-after-using-taser-civilian

The investigation will be completed inside 120 days. Periodic updates and the status of our findings or obstacles in seeking information will occur. Full details to be announced Tuesday, 06.30.2020 at 12 noon. Any African American or minority Fairfax County resident who has been a victim of excessive force or false arrest by Fairfax County Police are urged to call 301.513.5445 or Black Lawyers for Justice website www.blackrightsmatter.org

THE RESULTS OF THE BLFJ INVESTIGATION WILL DETERMINE WHETHER A RECOMMENDATION FOR DEFUNDING THE FAIRFAX COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL OCCUR.-END-

https://www.einpresswire.com/article/520432525/black-lawyers-for-justice-announce-formal-civil-human-rights-investigations

#BlackLawyersForJustice #BlackRightsMatter #FairfaxCountyPolice

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Villarreal Law Firm, a Leading Personal Injury Lawyers in the Rio Grande Valley, Announces New Spanish-language Pages

Car Wreck Lawyers Serving Harlingen, Texas

The Villarreal Law Firm is a team of hard-working lawyers who represent plaintiffs in injury litigation. The firm is announcing new Spanish-language pages.

Our staff speaks both Spanish and English.”

— Javier Villarreal

BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, June 30, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Villarreal Law Firm (https://jvlawfirm.net/), a team of assertive accident lawyers supporting Brownsville, Texas, and surrounding areas in Cameron County such as Harlingen, San Benito, and South Padre Island, is proud to announce new Spanish-language content. Many residents of the Rio Grande Valley speak Spanish and thus do not necessarily search for an 'accident attorney' but rather the Spanish equivalent of an 'abogado de accidentes' in Brownsville. The new content will help them find a hard-working 'abogado' or attorney who may be able to help them in their litigation.

"Our staff speaks both Spanish and English," explained attorney Javier Villarreal, a managing partner at the Villarreal law firm. "We want our clients to feel comfortable in whatever language suits them, so that being a Spanish-speaker is not an obstacle to securing one's rights in a court of law after an accident. For this reason, we are announcing new content in Spanish."

Most of the new content can be found on the blog at https://jvlawfirm.net/blog/. An example is at https://jvlawfirm.net/si-ha-sufrido-una-lesion-personal-necesitas-una-consulta-gratuita/ and is entitled, "Si Ha Sufrido Una Lesión Personal, Necesitas Una Consulta Gratuita," which translates in English to be "If One Has Suffered a Personal Injury, A Consultation May be Needed." Like the posts in English, the new posts in Spanish focus on common questions and answers that potential clients may have about hiring an attorney in a personal injury case. The most common question is about any fees or charges for a consultation and then subsequently how much it costs to have legal representation after an accident. The answer is that the initial consultation costs nothing, and in most cases, the attorneys get paid, if and only if, they win the litigation. In this way, hiring an attorney after a car or other accident is of little cost. Spanish speakers can also check out the newly updated Spanish language information pages such as at https://jvlawfirm.net/practice-areas/abogado-accidentes-automovilisticos/ and at https://jvlawfirm.net/practice-areas/abogado-lesiones-personales/. In these ways, the Villarreal Law Firm is making it easy for non-English speakers to secure legal representation after an accident.

ABOUT THE VILLARREAL LAW FIRM

The law firm of Javier Villarreal (https://www.jvlawfirm.net/) offers a team of attorneys, considered among the best personal injury attorneys near Harlingen, Texas, and surrounding cities in Cameron County. Whether a person is looking for an auto or car accident attorney, a lawyer with broad experience in trucking accidents and litigation (including 18 wheelers), or a lawyer for injuries that resulted from a motorcycle accident, boating, or other forms of accidents (including slip and fall), the Villarreal team of attorneys can help. The attorneys fight for client rights throughout Cameron County – and are known as the top personal injury lawyers in Brownsville and Harlingen, from Los Fresnos to San Benito, and in all of South Padre Island.

Tel. 956-544-4444

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Meridian Praised by Police for its "Best" Barriers

MERIDIAN® Vehicle Barriers

Denver Area PD Responds to Community Call for Better Security

With the assistance of Meridian’s Archer barriers, the Arvada Police Department is able to think about this community's safety, so the people don’t have to, because that is our job.”

— Arvada Detective Dave Snelling

PASADENA, CA, UNITED STATES, June 29, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Police in Arvada, Colorado are taking on a couple of dozen new “silent helpers” to ensure the safety of its citizens.

Meridian Rapid Defense Group supplied the city, the beautiful first-ring suburb of Denver, with 32 Archer 1200 mobile barriers as part of Arvada’s ongoing program to make the streets safer for pedestrians.

Arvada Police Department’s Public Information Officer, Detective Dave Snelling said, “When it comes to the security of our citizens, we strive to be better, we strive to be innovative. With the assistance of Meridian’s Archer barriers, the Arvada Police Department is able to think about this community's safety, so the people don’t have to, because that is our job.”

Arvada purchased 32 Archer 1200 mobile barriers which are designed to solve a variety of security issues. The barriers maintain a safe but discreet environment for crowds. Because the Archer is “drop and stop” ready and requires no heavy equipment, the barriers are easily deployed by one person. They are designed to replace the unsightly old-style wooden and orange water-filled barriers so often used for crowd control.

“When our community asked, we responded,” said Detective Snelling. “With the Meridian Rapid Defense Group’s mobile barriers, we chose one of the best systems possible.”

Meridian CEO Peter Whitford explained because of the COVID-19 pandemic the barriers, originally designed as an anti-terrorist ram-raid deterrent and capable of stopping a car or a truck, recently took on a new role.

“In the past weeks our Archer barriers are now protecting newly created pedestrian plazas around the U.S. where restaurants are moving tables and chairs onto the streets to create safe social distance dining areas,” he said.

Mr. Whitford added, “Arvada prides itself as an innovative community, and they looked closely at alternatives. We are proud to say they chose Meridian as their partner to make the city streets so much safer.”

Meridian barriers were recently deployed during the riots in Los Angeles to protect major shopping precincts. They are also on the streets of Miami Beach’s famous restaurant row on Ocean Drive providing a safer dining experience.

Meridian Archer 1200 Barriers are “SAFETY Act Certified” by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) providing the ultimate standard in keeping people, communities, and places safer.

For more information about Meridian Rapid Defense Group and the Archer 1200 Vehicle Barrier visit https://www.meridian-barrier.com/

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Source: EIN Presswire