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Maybe Public Shaming Will Help This Bully Rethink His Ways

Posted on April 14, 2014

Edmund Aviv of Ohio was convicted of harassment and bullying his neighbor and her disabled child. The judge sentenced him to 2 weeks of jail time, community service, a letter of apology, and anger management classes. And one more time-honored thing: public humiliation. He was required to spend five hours on the side of a […]

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How To Recognize And Avoid A Credit Card Skimmer

Posted on April 14, 2014


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When you pay by credit card, take a close look at the slot you’re sticking your plastic inside: Transit officials in New York found a credit card skimmer inside a subway fare card vending machine Wednesday night. A customer discovered the skimmer and pulled it from the machine at the 59th St.-Columbus Circle station. ATM-style […]

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Oh The Irony: Discrimination Investigation Accused Of Discrimination

Posted on April 3, 2014

The federal agency tasked with investigating allegations of discrimination in consumer financial transactions was accused of discriminatory treatment of its own employees in a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Wednesday. Angela Martin, a senior enforcement attorney with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), alleged that a ring of managers within the CFPB favors men […]

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Another State Senator Found Embezzling Public Funds

Written by John Odermatt on March 28, 2014

Another state senator bites the dust. The unearthing of criminal activity involving state level politicians is becoming a recurring theme in the weekly news cycle. Yet people continue to tune in to hear politician’s ideas, they continue to vote, and they continue to pay their salaries. Two weeks ago we reported on a PA state […]

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Custody Battle Goes Horribly Wrong For Parents With Sick Daughter; Now “Permanently” In State Custody

Posted on March 26, 2014

A Massachusetts judge ruled Tuesday that the Connecticut teen in the middle of a contentious custody battle between her parents and the state will remain in the custody of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. The Boston Globe reported that Suffolk County juvenile court Judge Joseph Johnston granted “permanent” custody to the state DCF. […]

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PA State Senator Charged With Using Taxpayer Money For Fundraising

Written by John Odermatt on March 14, 2014

Throughout her time in office, Pennsylvania state senator LeAnna Washington has made it a priority to help constituents manage the stress and confusion of tax season by offering tax preparation seminars. She has regularly partnered with local accountants to bring free tax preparation services to those that attended her seminars. While Senator Washington made an […]

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