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New York (CNN Business) Can a knife emoji double as a threat to kill someone? Does a heart emoji from a manager constitute sexual harassment? More emojis are showing up in court cases

Family of a 24-year-old man shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and the man who was with him filed a claim Wednesday for damages against the county,

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has sound policies in place to prevent the unnecessary use of deadly force. The following excerpts from the Use of Force Policy apply to

11/06/2012 09:53 am ET Updated Nov 08, 2016 What is the Electoral College? The Electoral College is made up of 538 electors who cast votes to decide the President and Vice-President of

Americans need to go beyond holiday volunteerism and become more intentional about helping the homeless year-round. By Therese Gallagher Contributor Washington state Sen. Curtis King (R-Yakima) recently proposed not allowing homeless shelters, or even organizations that

The Cochran Firm is pleased to announce the May 21, 2019 findings of the Los Angles Police Department’s five member civilian review board, known as the Board of Police Commissioners

Death Penalty Fast Facts

Source: CNN (CNN)Here’s a look at the death penalty in the United States. Facts:  As of October 11, 2018, capital punishment is legal in 30 US states. According to the Death

Source: USA Today By: Kristen Hanson, Opinion contributor The ‘death with dignity’ movement gives in to despair and preys on terminally ill patients when they are most vulnerable. On Dec. 30,

Source: USA Today By: Paula Carter, Opinion contributor Jury duty is not a punch line. I helped decide a case about police, a black driver and a traffic stop, and I

By Minyvonne Burke The National Enquirer’s parent company said Friday that it will investigate Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ claims that he was extorted and blackmailed after he launched a probe into how the

The Drug War at 100

By: George Fisher One hundred years ago this week President Woodrow Wilson signed the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914 and committed the federal government to combating the domestic drug trade.

The following was taken from Brian Dunn’s radio show “A Nation Divided”, which is aired live every Saturday at 4 pm Pacific Time on 790 KABC. Brian Dunn: We are KABC

The following was taken from Brian Dunn’s radio show “A Nation Divided”, which is aired live every Saturday at 4 pm Pacific Time on 790 KABC. Brian Dunn: We are

All About Flint Taylor

G. FLINT TAYLOR, a graduate of Brown University and Northwestern Law School, is a  founding partner of the People’s Law Office in Chicago, an office which has been dedicated to

This week’s special guest on A Nation Divided with Brian Dunn is Rev. James M. Lawson, one of the great leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement. An advocate of

On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, the Cochran Firm California held a press conference where they declared their wrongful death and negligence claim against the Los Angeles Police Department. Head attorney

On Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, the Cochran Firm California held a press conference where they declared their wrongful death and negligence claim against the Los Angeles Police Department. Head attorney

Breaking: the Cochran Firm California will represent Mr. Darris Love in unlawful detainment case. Article below is credited to mynewsla.com. A black actor who says he was taken into custody

Taken from a Facebook Live on March 15, as spoken by Brian T. Dunn. I’ve always hated the term trigger happy because I don’t think any officer is ever feeling

Taken from a Facebook Live on March 15, as spoken by Brian T. Dunn. Would police trainings and excessive force instances be reduced if you had a situations where officers

Taken from a Facebook Live on March 15, as spoken by Brian T. Dunn. In almost every officer involved shooting, if you really dig into them and isolate the dynamics

Taken from a Facebook Live on March 15, as spoken by Brian T. Dunn. It’s very interesting to me that since about the last three or four years, ever since

The following was taken from a Facebook Live video from March 22, as spoken by Brian Dunn. What can I do if you want the police to help and you

Taken from a Facebook live video on March 22 on the Cochran Firm’s official Facebook page, hosted by Brian Dunn. If you warn the police about someone who is dangerous

The following was taken from a Facebook Live on March 22 by Brian Dunn, on the Cochran Firm’s official Facebook page. So there’s this cafe in Oakland named “Hasta Muerte

As found on Cochran Law Firm’s Facebook Live on March 22, 2018, from attorney Brian Dunn. Today, I want to take a moment and talk about what is the law

When police officers ask you if they may search your car, home or person, odds are that they lack the probable cause required to do so. If you consent, you

Vegas Shooting

Like many Americans, we at the firm were shocked, mortified, and deeply saddened by the horrific events that took place in Las Vegas on Sunday. When events transpire that illustrate

Like many Americans, we at the firm were shocked, mortified, and deeply saddened by the horrific events that took place in Las Vegas on Sunday. When events transpire that illustrate

In a speech delivered to a group of law enforcement officials in a New York suburb last Friday, President Trump, quite literally, encouraged their use of excessive force, stating “When

As Americans, at some point in our education, perhaps even from early childhood, we have been taught that the President of the United States is the leader of our nation,

As Americans, at some point in our education, perhaps even from early childhood, we have been taught that the President of the United States is the leader of our nation,

There is nothing that can adequately prepare a California family to deal with the unexpected loss of a loved one. In the event that a serious accident claims the life

On behalf of The Cochran Firm California posted in personal injury on Sunday, July 23, 2017. There are dozens of ways to make yourself and others safer on the roads. From wearing sunglasses on

On behalf of The Cochran Firm California posted in blog on Thursday, June 22, 2017. Many people say it all the time, “Flying is still the safest way to travel,” but you found out

Both California and federal laws state that men and women should receive equal pay for equal work, but unfortunately, some employers still violate these laws. You should receive fair pay

What Impact Has Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Had on Social Justice? From over 85 thought-provoking essays, Resurrection Church and The Cochran Firm joined in presenting a $2,500.00 check to the winner of

Domestic Partnerships

Domestic Partnerships, Post Same-Sex Marriage Unless you’ve been abstaining from news lately, you know that last month the U.S. Supreme Court decided that all couples in America have a fundamental

A License To Kill

It has been said that the police officer on the beat is the most powerful person in the American justice system.  More powerful than a congressman who makes laws, more