I don’t understand why it’s illegal in some places and under many circumstances to sleep in your car. Your car is your property and you should have the right to sleep in it without question. For any reason whatsoever. It could be that you can’t afford an apartment or you just decided not to drive home drunk and sleep in your car. Or any other damn reason. I understand if you park your car on someone’s property illegally and try to sleep in it you should be forced to find another spot but sleeping in your car should be legal. It’s property and no one should be telling me that I can’t sleep in it.
I think this is the fastest way to reduce incidents of police brutality. Simply make them accountable the same as everyone else for their choices.
If violent cops had to pay their own legal fees and were held to a higher standard of conduct there would be very few violent cops left on the street in six months.
The system is designed to insulate them against criminal and civil action to prevent frivolous lawsuits from causing decay to civil order, but this has led to an even worse problem, with an even bigger impact on civil order.
If police unions want to foot the bill, let them, but stop taking taxpayer money to defend violent cops accused of injuring/killing taxpayers. It's a broken system that needs to change.
It took half a century but Hippies finally won.
I encounter people talking about their experiences with things like LSD or other illicit substances all the time on various media, but I don't understand why they aren't more wary or apprehensive about doing so in countries where possession of those drugs is illegal.
In my opinion, adults who are competent (e.g. conscious, doesnt have alzheimers, sober) should be allowed to elect euthanasia as a solution for intense and long lasting suffering. It's more inhumane to make people suffer for years, especially to illnesses like cancer, rather than have a peaceful death on their own terms.
For non-competent adults (e.g. long term comas, severe alzheimers, otherwise compromised); their caregivers should be allowed to make that choice as well. If the prognosis is continued suffering and deterioration to an eventual death, they should be allowed to elect euthanasia in their care receiver's best interests.
I think this could extend to children as well. If your child is born with severe disabilities or diseases (e.g. cancer, SMA, born very prematurely), in some cases it would be more moral to put the child to a peaceful death rather than raise them, watch them suffer, and eventually deal with their prolonged death. In some cases, a child might live in a h... keep reading on reddit ➡
I never understood why prostitution is illegal. Is it cause it’s “morally wrong?” Morals are subjective and think about American culture. The government and general white public thank god for everyone. If god is real then guess who gave the prostitutes their body? God did. Also America is all about freedom, so people should have the freedom to sell their bodies put. Also, it’s just an inconvenience realistically. People can literally just have sex then one of them can sell them a water bottle for whatever price they want. You can switch the order if you want.
Also, i’m really stoned right now. So if this opinion makes no sense then now you understand why.
According to multiple sources, President Trump will sign an executive order today that will attempt to change some protections that social media companies are given under Section 230. This comes after Twitter added a short fact-check to his tweet about mail-in ballots. The draft of the EO (available here), under Section 4, cites two SCOTUS cases (Pruneyard Shopping Center v. Robins and Packingham v. North Carolina)... keep reading on reddit ➡
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I interviewed for a job back in November. I wore a long sleeved shirt, so my tattoos weren't visible.
I got the job, but then Covid-19 happened so my start date was delayed until Monday (1st June). It was warm so I wore a smart short sleeved blouse.
I met with my supervisor, and he disappeared while he set me off on reading generic health and safety policies. He returned a short time later with the director of HR, and they pulled me into a meeting room where it was explained to me that unfortunately they will have to terminate my employment, since they did not realise I have tattoos. I tried to explain my case but these were two quite hench men and I am a very small woman so I felt powerless and I left.
I had saved the job description, and I have all the information and orientation packs the company sent me while we were in lockdown. There is NOTHING about tattoos - not even in the uniform policy. They also did not mention tattoos or ask if I have tattoos in the intervi... keep reading on reddit ➡
In 1971, the case called Katko v. Briney eventually lead to the illegalization of setting booby traps on your property to stave of trespassers.
To summarize the case, an old couple owned an old house that they did not live in. It was originally filled with valuables, but thieves had repeatedly broken in, caused damage, and stole anything they wanted to because the couple did not live there and could not actively prevent it.
One day the old man got tired of the thefts, and set up a shotgun trap in the house. It was set to cause non-lethal damage (it was aimed at the legs), and it was in a place where ONLY someone breaking into the house with intent to steal property would trigger it.
A petty criminal named Kakto broke into the house a month later with the intention to steal things that did not belong to him. He triggered the trap, by being in a place he had no legal right to be and with the intent to violate the law, and was injured by it.
He later sued the couple and won.
In... keep reading on reddit ➡
Get tired of kids running around being rowdy as hell when its a restaurant and not a playground alongside inconsiderate parents who just let it happen. You are here to eat not run in the way of the waiters trying to bring the food to the customers. You parents gotta start smacking your kids for this if telling them to not do it once isn't enough.
Asked this question and got banned from r/protectandserve
I am wondering if there was a specific legal protection that kept the three officers from being charged or if they had the legal authority to shoot her. I am trying to be as neutral as possible when asking this, and would prefer an objective answer as to why.
I'm an 18 year old girl who lives in Vermont. Shortly before I turned 18 in January, my mom requested the court for legal guardianship of me. I told her how uncomfortable this idea made me, but she would yell, scream, and tell me to "suck it up". She told me that there are two ways she could take guardianship of me, and those were involuntary guardianship and voluntary guardianship. In the involuntary guardianship scenario, we would both be appointed lawyers, and we'd have to fight it out in court. In the voluntary guardianship scenario, we would sit down with a judge, talk about the ramifications of guardianship, sign some papers, and have it be a done deal. I went with the voluntary guardianship option, because she threatened to punish me, not help me pay for college, and just make my life a living hell. However, I may have recently discovered that this is not a true voluntary guardianship.
I was researching laws surrounding legal guardianship in Vermont, and I discovered that a vol... keep reading on reddit ➡
I understand everyone is frustrated, demonstrate if that's what you feel the need to do. Complaining just enhances everyones anger. There are many things that we can do together.
Financially don't support the go-fund-me gym owners for their legal fees for breaking the law. To really help out, use those extra bucks in other ways. There is plenty you can do. Go to mom & pop shops and small local stores that are open to help them stay afloat. Order a pizza or a meal for a family with someone who is sick. Order food locally from your local small restaurants. Do things to help others. We purchased tulips from a farm that had drive thru service and dropped them on friends steps to give them a smile. We purchased local honey for future gifts.
I am soooo over this virus and want things to change. In the mean time I am trying to help others in ways that I can. Just food for thought.
ETA - If you have any other ideas on helping out, please share them
So I’m not really sure what to do here. I am still paying on the lease on a private bd/ba in 4 bedroom apartment, despite not regularly living there since March. I did not officially move out, much of my stuff is still there, but I have only been there a handful of times since the quarantine.
Thing is, the apartment itself is a pet-free unit, and furthermore, I have a severe anaphylaxis-level allergy to cats. All of my roommates were well aware of this. However, one of my roommates had her birthday at the end of April and got a cat, which she hides from the landlord. She did not tell her other roommates (who are still living there) beforehand, and she only she finally told me about it last week. While I wasn’t happy about it, I was like whatever since I wasn’t regularly living there.
Last week though, I realized that I needed to get my summer clothes from my apartment as it is getting hot, and I only had my fall clothes at my parents house. I took an allergy pill and went to the ap... keep reading on reddit ➡
No knock raids should be illegal to begin with but if states want to continue this practice, then they should expect deaths from people using the castle doctrine to defend themselves.