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February 2014 Archives

Charges dropped after dash cam footage shows police brutality

"The camera doesn't lie." In this age of digital image alteration, this adage does not always apply. But when it comes to dashboard cameras, sometimes the objectivity of the video footage contradicts the false claims of the police, causing criminal charges against a suspect to be dropped.

Assisted suicide charge dismissed for woman after father's death

The right to die and assisted suicide remain highly controversial topics in the U.S., and New Jersey is no exception. A bill called the New Jersey Death With Dignity Act could be voted on in the Legislature. But at least for now, helping a terminally ill person end his or her life is a crime in the state.

Charge dropped against teacher accused of sex with adult student

A New Jersey high school teacher who faced a criminal charge for having a sexual relationship with one of his students had the charge dropped early in February. The judge ruled that the relationship, while perhaps unacceptable socially, was not illegal, because the student was 18 years old at the time.

New Jersey man not guilty of child pornography due to insanity

It is a sad but true fact that mental illness can make it difficult to control your behavior. You may even find yourself arrested for a crime because of something you did while you were unable to understand what your were doing, or stop yourself.

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