I’m Being Followed. What Do I Do?

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That blue car behind you is aggravating your instincts.  Every time you change lanes, it changes lanes, too.  Put your blinker on, and suddenly, its blinker is flashing in your side mirror.  What’s going on here?  Are you being followed?? It’s not an everyday occurrence to be followed, but it’s not uncommon.  Road ragers, angry exes, … Read more

What’s the Difference between Detained and Arrested?

Chances are you have been detained by police at one time or another.  Even your 90 year old grandma has probably been detained at least once.  Impossible?  It would actually be harder to live your life without ever being detained.  Getting arrested, however, takes a little extra work.  What is the difference between the two, … Read more

What’s the Problem with Medical Marijuana?

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What’s the price of tea in China?  Probably pretty high if it was brewed with marijuana, as it was back in 2737 BC.  Time Magazine says this addictive beverage was prescribed for various illnesses, and surprise, surprise, quickly spread around the world as a popular and effective medicine.  Up until about a hundred years ago, … Read more

Are Home Security Systems Worth the Money?

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People tend to have strong opinions about burglar alarms.  One side argues that they are effective crime deterrents, striking fear into the most seasoned thieves.  The other group says they’re a waste of money, and you can accomplish the same thing by slapping a generic sticker onto your window that claims you have a state-of-the-art … Read more

When Should I Be Read My Miranda Rights?

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It’s all fun and games until someone reads the Miranda Rights. There is a lot of confusion, misconception, and inaccurate gossip out there surrounding this short speech.  In truth, it is a complicated law with a lot of possible applications depending on the specific situation.  Just a few years ago, there was a legal debate with … Read more

How to Keep Burglars out of Your House

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We’ve already talked about when your house is most likely to be burglarized.  Now let’s discuss how to keep those sticky fingers out of your home completely.  Follow these tips to reduce the risk of having an uninvited visitor. **This article contains affiliate links, which means I get a commission (at no extra cost to you) if … Read more

If You Get Arrested, Do You Always Go to Jail?

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Nope.  Not right away, anyway. Hollywood has done a pretty good job of stereotyping a typical arrest.  The suspect stands quietly, surrounded by the entire police department, looking disgusted and uncomfortable with his hands cuffed tightly behind him.  As his head is shoved down into a waiting patrol car, he suddenly rebels and stands up, … Read more

Why Don’t Homeless People Go to the Shelter?

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It seems like an obvious solution.  Don’t have a place to stay?  Why don’t you just go to a shelter?  The reasons why some homeless would rather sleep on the street are as varied as the people (and shelters) themselves.  The Cop has volunteered a ride to the local shelter to hundreds of homeless people … Read more