Restrictions on Police Powers Put Public Safety at Risk

On the evening of February 5, 1988, Natick, Massachusetts police officer William Geissler observed a vehicle drive through a red light at a high rate of speed. Driving a marked police cruiser, Geissler quickly caught up to the vehicle which pulled over soon after when he signaled for it to do so. Upon approching the […]

Do Current Shoplifting Penalties Fit The Crime?

In Massachusetts and many other states, businesses are legally allowed to assess civil penalties against individuals whom they have caught shoplifting within their establishment. These penalties are in addition to any legal ramifications, such as fines, that a court may place on someone when they are found to be guilty of shoplifting. Currently the Commonwealth […]

Changes to Bank Overdraft Regulations

New regulations have been introduced for financial institutions across the country that will forever change the way they can provide overdraft protection to their customers. Overdraft protection has for years been automatically included in checking accounts at most all major banks across the country. When an account holder withdrew more from their account than they […]