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Senator Franken Announces Resignation

This morning, amid numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, Senator Al Franken announced he will be resigning from the Senate.

Al Franken Announces His Resignation

Addressing the media from the Senate floor, Franken said serving in the Senate has been “the great honor of my life,” and that nothing he has done as a senator “has brought dishonor” on the institution. He went on to say, “it’s become clear that I can’t both pursue the Ethics Committee process and at the same time remain an effective Senator” for the people of Minnesota.

Senator Al Franken on Allegations of Sexual Assault

Senator Al Franken released a statement Monday morning regarding allegations of sexual misconduct.

Al Franken Speaks About Sexual Assault Allegations

Franken admitted he is “embarrassed and ashamed,” of his past behavior. Multiple women have come forward accusing the senator of groping and inappropriate touching, including radio anchor Leeann Tweeden.

The Holidays Are the Biggest Time For Crime

The holiday season is often the biggest time for crime. If you’ve been accused of committing a crime during the holidays, you’ll want to know just what you’ll need to avoid jail time in 2017.

The Biggest Time for Crime is the Holidays

The most common crimes that occur during the holiday season are the following:

Police Officer Tactics

If you have ever been arrested and questioned by police, you know how frightening that situation can be. Police officers and investigators will use any number of tactics to get a confession from you. Below we outline what it means to be arrested, and the tactics to be aware of should you be arrested.

Being Arrested by a Police Officer

When you are arrested by a police officer, there is a specific set of events that occur. A police officer must follow legal procedures from arrest to actual placement of a suspect in jail. It’s important to be aware of what these procedures are, as if any of these are violated, a criminal defense attorney may be able to build a strong defense off of those violations.

Brett Ratner Accused of Sexual Misconduct

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations, multiple women have stepped forward with sexual misconduct allegations against director of Rush Hour and X Men: The Last Stand, Brett Ratner.

Sexual Misconduct Charges Against Brett Ratner

Six women, including actresses Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge, have stepped forward to accuse director Brett Ratner of sexual misconduct. The director denies all of the claims.

Halloween and DUI

As Halloween draws closer and closer, it’s important to remember that driving recklessly or driving under the influence (“DUI”) can land you in jail.

Halloween and DUI Press Release from the CHP

In a recent press release from the California Highway Patrol reminds us that:

Bail Reform Gains Momentum

This past week one of California’s top judges came out in support of overhauling the current pretrial system of how bail is set. The movement’s main goal is to eliminate cash bail, thus making it easier for those with poorer income to “make bail.”

Momentum Increases for Bail Reform

The recent proposal, outlined by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye requires approval by state lawmakers and Gov. Jerry Brown. A bail reform bill passed the state Senate this year, but was not passed by the state Assembly.

#MeToo and Sex Crime Charges

Chances are you have seen #MeToo on social media these days. The movement, in which people share their experiences to raise awareness about the scope of the problem of sexual harassment, swelled over the weekend.

Sex Crime Charges and the #MeToo Campaign

The #MeToo movement was started years ago by activist Tarana Burke but swelled this weekend to a 4.7 million people engagement after actress Alyssa Milano posted the message. Within 24 hours, 12 million posts had been made to Facebook along with over 825,000 tweets. More than 45 percent of people in the U.S. are Facebook friends with a person who has posted a “Me Too” status update.

Weinstein Fired for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

In light of a recent article documenting numerous allegations of sexual misconduct, Harvey Weinstein has been fired from The Weinstein Company, the company he co-founded with his brother.

After Alleged Sexual Misconduct Harvey Weinstein Fired From His Company

Last week, The New York Times published a scathing article detailing allegations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood heavy-weight Harvey Weinstein. Weinstein is responsible for movies “Shakespeare in Love,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “The King’s Speech” and “Django Unchained” among numerous others.

Equifax Data Breach and Internet Crime

In August, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax announced that over 140 million had their information compromised after a data breach took place between May and July.

Internet Crime and the Equifax Data Breach

It has now been reported that economic losses of $125 million spurred by the breach were among the largest on record ever recorded. If you have been affected by Internet crime and identity theft, there are things you can do.

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