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Editorial: Killing America’s Gun Industry

The plaintiffs’ attorneys found a new angle of attack. They went after the company over how it marketed the Bushmaster AR that was used by the killer. They claimed the marketing was crafted to appeal to young men and glorified its capability for violence. The Connecticut Supreme Court bought that argument and ruled 4-3 in 2019 that the plaintiffs could sue

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Factors to Consider Before Using Force to Effect an Arrest

Legally, any use of force by law enforcement must be objectively reasonable, but we should also consider whether it is necessary.

Point of Law: Involuntary Statements During Interrogation

An Eighth Circuit case hinged on whether a suspect could be questioned while under pain meds in the hospital.

Daniel Defense CEO Issues Statement on Uvalde Shooting Lawsuits

"From its inception, Daniel Defense has been committed to promoting responsible firearms ownership and has built its reputation on its unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the law-abiding citizens who protect their homes, connect with their children, and put food on the table with our products," CEO Marty Daniel wrote.

$27 Billion Lawsuit Filed Against Officers, Agencies by Uvalde School Shooting Families

The lawsuit states that surviving children experience nightmares, severe anxiety, emotional changes, anger, separation anxiety and thoughts of suicide.

Point of Law: Pepper Spray and Unreasonable Force

Officers using pepper spray have to be able to justify that use of force under Graham v. Connor.

Mother of Girl Killed in Uvalde School Shooting Sues Police, District, and Gun Maker

The suit accuses various law enforcement officers of failing “to follow active shooter protocols.” It argues that their decision to treat the active shooter as a “barricaded subject” inside the two classrooms had violated the victims’ constitutional rights.

Widow of Slain CA Officer Files Claim Against District Attorney

"For reasons currently unknown and with overwhelming indifference, Justin Flores was allowed to continue his rampage of criminal violence against the unsuspecting people, including two dedicated police officers," says Mark Peacock, Janine Paredes' attorney.

Milwaukee Police Changing Duty Sidearm After Lawsuit Over Unexpected Discharges

"It is a breath of fresh air where we have open lines of communication on important issues such as these," says Milwaukee Police Association President Andrew Wagner. "We just want these firearms replaced with a safe and reliable firearm."

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Chicago Demands Officers Pay Legal Fees for Failed Suit Against City

Nearly 100 current and former SWAT team members filed a federal lawsuit claiming the city was violating federal labor standards and Illinois wage laws by not paying them for time they spent working but were unpaid.

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