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FOIL Request in death of Jo’Anna Bird

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION LAW (FOIL) Newsday sought access to records via the New York Freedom of Information Law (FOIL). The records requested were in response to potential police misconduct and the death of Jo’Anna Bird. Following the murder of Ms. Bird, the Nassau County Police Department’s (NCPD) Internal Affairs Unit investigated the circumstances leading up […]


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Judges show Sympathy for Defendants with Brain Injury

Shorter Sentence with proven Brain Injury Judges giving shorter sentence with proven brain injury There was an interesting article in the New York Times by Benedict Carey.  The article outlined a study that was conducted to figure out whether judges adjusted sentences that would normally be given to those defendants who were proven to have […]


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