Law Enforcement Appreciation

Since 2015, the Department of Homeland Security has encouraged citizens to recognize January 9 as National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with the following sentiment: On this day we show our support for our nation’s approximately 780,000 police officers who put a badge on each day, knowing they may face extremely dangerous situations while carrying out Read More

Leftover Opioids

Opioid addiction is unlike most other drug problems because users often begin their addictions on very innocent means and with the full support of a local doctor. The prescription is meant to dull a much more serious pain, but the drug offers such an enormouse relief that a desire for that feeling can be overwhelming, Read More

Sunday is Parents Day

Since 1994, the United States has recognized the fourth Sunday of every July as Parents’ Day. And throughout Central Florida, businesses are offering promotions to support those who give of themselves every day and every hour of the year for their children. For example, Oviedo Florist and a host of other floral companies from Orlando Read More

News from Newtown

Americans can hardly forget the moment they heard that twenty children and six educators had been killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in western Connecticut. The rallying cry of Americans eager to support the families, the teachers, and the surviving children was fast and compassionate. But in the five years that have passed since that tragic Read More

Flag Day 2017

Back in 1916, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed June 14 as Flag Day, the formal recognition of a time that many citizens were already celebrating the symbolic nature of the American Flag. Today, like many other holidays, hundreds of thousands of Americans will post flags outside their homes, embracing the values, the pride, and the power Read More

Sunshine Week

Despite a bitter cold over the last few days, today still marks the beginning of Sunshine Week, a time for recognizing organizations that help foster open access to the activities and processes of an extremely complex American government. And while “Sunshine Week” may seem like a purely Florida thing, it’s actually nationwide, with today representing Read More

The False Claims Act

According to a February release from the Department of Justice, Dr. Gary Marder of Palm Beach County now owes a final judgment of over $18 million after violating the False Claims Act by incorrectly diagnosing patients with skin cancer and then ordering unnecessary tests for personal gain. Since this was a fraudulent crime intended to Read More

Negligence Claim in Oakland Fire

On the night of December 2, flames engulfed the first floor of an Oakland “Ghost Ship” warehouse with at least 70 people trapped on the second floor, 36 of whom lost their lives in the fire. The property had been used primarily as a muddled art gallery of sorts, but was also, unofficially, being used Read More

Beyond Traffic

For several years now, the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) has been seeking input from citizens and residents from all over the country. Their goal? To open a conversation about the shape, size, and condition of traffic in major metropolitan areas and hopefully introduce new ideas to those who can improve our infrastructure for the Read More

Wrongful Death: Global Edition

In a year of unprecedented political theater, Congress passed a law in September allowing 9/11 families to sue international governments for their alleged involvement in the terrorist attacks of 2001. The bill was originally written in 2009 and goes under a catchy moniker known as JASTA, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. No one Read More