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Qualified immunity laws encourage cops to use excessive force

Qualified immunity laws encourage cops to use excessive force

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20150814-geoff-henley-how-u.s.-laws-foster-police-brutality.ece

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http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20150814-geoff-henley-how-u.s.-laws-foster-police-brutality.ece

Here is the latest about Walker v . Wilburn

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/headlines/20141126-man-shot-by-dallas-officer-seeks-10-million-in-lawsuit.ece

Firm settles excessive force claim for $150,000

The Dallas City Council approved on Wednesday this $150,000 excessive force settlement that we obtained in Curtis v. Mosher.   http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2014/06/for_one_ex-dallas_cop_not_standing_up_for_your_girlfriend_is_a_beatable_offense.php

What to think about before a bicycle accident

If you ride a bike or (motorcycle) a lot, and own a car, get your insurance agent to INCREASE your uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. The state minimum limits will be wholly inadequate when you get hit by 4,000 pounds of steel at 20 miles an hour or more.

Texting in school zones is no longer legal in Texas.

Texting in school zones is no longer legal in Texas. Passed in the 2013 Legislature, Section 545.4252 of the Texas Transportation Code creates a new offense for “distracted driving,” which prohibits the use of wireless devices in school zones unless the driver is parked or stopped.

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Insulin deprivation to Tibbetts likely cruel & unusual punishment

The death of Sarah Tibbetts in custody due to insulin deprivation is offensive.  See http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/irving/headlines/20131209-irving-jail-staff-knew-diabetic-inmate-had-no-insulin-before-death.ece.  If accounts that jailers knew she needed insulin are accurate, then there is a cause of action under the Eighth Amendment, because such a deprivation is tantamount to cruel & unusual punishment.  Tibbetts’s estate and heirs, though, would have to prove more Read More

Irving woman dies from diabetes while in custody

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/irving/headlines/20131209-irving-jail-staff-knew-diabetic-inmate-had-no-insulin-before-death.ece