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What Does A Civil Rights Attorney Do?

What Does a Civil Rights Attorney Do

Civil rights refer to basic rights that every citizen in the U.S. has under the laws of the American government. This includes protection from discrimination based on age, gender, religion, skin color, disability or nationality. Civil rights also give the right to free speech, religion, privacy, a fair trial, assembly and freedom of thought. If […]

What Is Police Misconduct?

What Is Police Misconduct

Police officers are sworn to serve and protect residents in their area. However, law enforcement officials are not immune from utilizing excessive force during an arrest or pursuit. As a resident of the United States, you hold multiple civil rights, including your fifth amendment right to petition the government and your fourteenth amendment right of […]

What Is Considered A Civil Rights Violation?

What is Considered a Civil Rights Violation

As a resident of the United States, you are entitled to certain freedoms. Your constitutional rights include freedom of speech, assembly, and religion, as well as the right to petition the government and the right to procedural due process. There is also a freedom from discrimination for certain protected classes, such as race, sex and […]

What Are Hate Crimes?

What Are Hate Crimes

A hate crime is any crime that is committed based on bias against the real or perceived race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability status, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity of the victim. Because hate crimes have a broader effect than most other kinds of crime, affecting families and larger communities or groups of people, hate […]