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December 2018 Archives

Police powers and civil rights for citizens

In general, police officers have the right to exercise a wide range of powers to carry out their duties. There are, however, limits to the way officers can treat people when attempting to enforce the law. The law that gives victims of misconduct the right to seek justice is known as Section 1983. The statute originally passed shortly after the Civil War in order to stop oppressive conduct against freed slaves from groups like the Ku Klux Klan.

Police brutality and the power of the badge

While many police officers may uphold a strong moral code, some can get carried away with the authority they have over civilians. More people have been coming forward with stories of police brutality, suggesting that some officers could be abusing the power of their badge for their own benefit.

Preparing for the challenges of winter driving

Drivers in California will want to be prepared for the storms and the snowy, icy or wet roads that they encounter during winter. This means ensuring that their vehicles are ready and equipped. The first thing that drivers should do is have a mechanic check the components, such as the battery, brakes and ignition; ensure the right tire pressure; and ensure the right antifreeze levels.

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