Your Actions can Inspire Others

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Even if you are the younger sibling or an only child, your actions can inspire others. Even if you do not realize it. Similarly to how you look up to someone and strive to be like them, someone is can be looking up to you. You want them to be happy, successful, and problem-free? Help them see that kind of life by living that way yourself.

Having a life where you follow trouble and trouble follows you is tiring. It is dangerous, time consuming, expensive, and does not produce much positive opportunity for the future. Relationships are broken this way, and people who are in this type of lifestyle find themselves rather lonely and stuck. They believe that there is nothing better for them. At some point, they give up on themselves and it is heartbreaking to see it happen.

We know, however, t...


What to do if the Cops Pull You Over

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What you do and say to a cop when you are pulled over can have an effect on the outcome of the situation. Anytime you are in the presence of a police officer, especially if they are pulling you over, stopping you, or wanting to question you, it is in your best interest to speak and act, politely and courteously. Though the police are the authoritative figure, you still have certain rights.

If you see a police car following you closely with their sirens blaring and their lights on, they want you to pull over. Do so carefully and safely so you are out of the way of other vehicles and you are not blocking any intersections or driveways. Turn your car off. Getting pulled over does not necessarily mean you did something wrong or you are a suspect...


Is it a Crime to Witness One, and Not Report it?

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It is a crime to file a false police report, but it is not a crime to witness one, and not report it happen. It might come as a surprise for some people to know that someone is not obligated to report a crime to the police if they have witnessed one or know about one, though it could affect their conscience. Nonetheless, if you witnessed a crime and you do not report it, you would not get in trouble.

The reason most people are not obligated to report a crime if they know about it is because it can be risky. By reporting the crime, they are getting involved. Depending on the situation, it can cost them time, money, and even safety. Their lives can be put into danger if they get involved; they could be threatened by the suspect or those who side with the suspect.

There are people in certain...


When the Police Don’t Need a Search Warrant

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Under the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution, people are protected against unreasonable searches and seizures conducted by law enforcement. This means that the police cannot conduct a search, or seize anything, unless they either hold a valid search warrant executed by a judge, or the search falls under an exception to the requirement of needing a warrant. Here are instances when a search warrant is not needed:

  • During consented searches, where the individual allowed the police to search and possibly seize items rather than asking the police to come back with a warrant.
  • During inspection searches, like those done at international borders.
  • During an emergency situation where the police have strong evidence that harm or damage can be prevented immediately, or when the police ...

  • You Will Not Believe These are Actually California Laws

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    It can be hard to believe statements like “men who have mustaches are forbidden from kissing women” and “no driver-less vehicle may exceed 60 miles per hour” are laws in California. They leave you wondering why it is even a law, as absurd as it sounds but believe it. They are written in the law books. These are not the only weird, ridiculous laws California has. California has a whole long list of them. Here are some of our favorites to poke fun at:

    A person who detonates a nuclear device in a city will have to pay a $500 fine. $500, is that it? Nuclear devices can be catastrophically devastating.

    It is illegal for animals to mate in public within 1,500 feet of a church or school...


    What You Should Not Post On Social Media

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    These days, there is no denying how powerful social media is. It is a great way to keep us all up-to-date on how friends and family are doing. It is also a rapidly growing medium for people to receive their daily news. Then there is law enforcement. Law enforcement agencies on all levels, local, state, or federal, are increasingly scanning through social media to look for evidence and information of crimes.

    In fact, many agencies have special departments who focus solely on social media. Obviously, people should know what they should and should not post on social media. Yet, some people choose to post questionable, incriminating, and illegal content online. One of the latest stories that quickly captured national attention is that of Steve Stephens.

    Stephens had posted a video on Faceboo...


    After Graduation Comes Partying and Traveling

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    More likely than not, high school seniors and 4th years in college are not going to be spending this next month or so making their papers an A+ and studying for finals and exams. Mentally, they are pretty much done with school. All that is on their mind now is graduation, summer, and that unparalleled feeling of having completed schooling. Before they move on to higher education or work, they plan on taking a well-deserved vacation with some friends. As their proud parent, you are supportive of this; you too feel they deserve it. Yet, you cannot help but have some reservations before they graduate and leave.

    Now that they are no longer a minor, you have less control and say over them. To them, this is freedom when they want to go out and have fun...


    When Law Enforcement Does Not Need a Warrant to Search Your Cell Phone

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    Have you ever traveled internationally and then upon returning to the United States, been asked by border control for your cell phone? Whether this has happened to you or not, you probably wonder if you are required to give it to them, and whether they are violating your rights and privacy.

    This has happened to a small percentage of travelers, but the percentage has risen sharply since 2015. Due to this increase, Congress was introduced with a new bill that would limit United States border agents when it comes to searching cell phones of Americans who are returning to the country. The new bill, if passed, would require the border agent to have probable cause, at the least, to search and even seize a cell phone.

    Even if the bill is not passed, the United States border agents do have the ri...


    Responsibilities and Graduation

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    Summer is approaching, and that means that many students will be finishing up their final school year. Graduation season is just around the corner. For many, they will no longer have to follow the set in stone schedule of their school five days a week. They will be free, and facing new opportunities at college and joining the working world.

    Graduation is a time to celebrate. Students have spent their entire lives working toward this moment. Once they walk across that stage and are given their diploma, they will be free to carve their own path.

    As a parent, you may want to remind them of the responsibilities that come with this newfound freedom. For many, graduation comes at a time when the student becomes 18. The student is no longer a child and is a finally a full-fledged adult...


    Why We Need Bail

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    Did you know that California legislatures are trying to get rid of bail across the entire state? They wish to replace bail with a system where judges determine if a defendant is trustworthy enough to be released or not.

    The problem is, the California Judicial System has been underfunded for several years now. Many courts have reduced costs by limiting how many days a week they are open, thus limiting how much work they can do. This new system would add more, to many judges’ already heavy workloads. As it is now, many defendants have to wait months for their case to go to court, adding more work for the judges to do will only worsen this waiting period.

    On top of increasing wait times, this new method would rely on a judge deciding if someone is safe and trustworthy enough to be released...