Posts filed under: Resources

Es Tiempo de Precaución a Medida Que Nos Acercamos al Final de la Era de Obama

por Sergio H. Benavides 15 de noviembre de 2016 Estimados Amigos y Clientes: Después del resultado de las elecciones presidenciales, muchos de nosotros, yo incluido, nos sorprendimos y nos decepcionó que Hillary Clinton no se convirtiera en nuestra primera presidenta....
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It’s Time for Caution as We Approach the End of the Obama Era

by Sergio H. Benavides Nov. 15, 2016 Dear Friends & Clients: After the presidential election outcome, many of us, myself included, were shocked and disappointed that Hillary Clinton did not become our first female president.  A protest march passed by...
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It Wasn’t Really a “Light” sentence in the Brock Turner Rape Case

Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky is facing a mounting angry public over his “light” sentence for Stanford University student, Brock Turner for having raped an unconscious college student. According to the New York Times, Judge Persky received threats against...
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Top Ten Police Officer Lies That Get People To Talk

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New Law Makes U Visa Status Within Reach for More Undocumented Victims of Crimes

On this day, Cesar Chavez Day, it’s important to reflect on the plight of farmworkers, and because so many are undocumented immigrants, ways in which their lives can be improved. The U Visa is one of those ways. The U...
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America’s Police Departments Should Hire More Women to Cut Down Excessive Force Complaints

The latest issue of Time magazine (Nov. 16, 2015, p.25) has a short article discussing statistics that suggest female officers resort to violence when confronting the public less often than male officers. For example: “A 2002 study by the National...
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Flavor Flav Faces DUI charges: The Danger of Media Character Assassination

In the 1980’s Flavor Flav enjoyed wealth and fame as a rapper. Nowadays, if you believe internet gossip articles, not only is he a DUI defendant, but he’s broke, washed up, and blew his millions on a cocaine habit. Who...
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San Francisco’s Sanctuary City Policy in Conflict with US Immigration ICE Hold Requests: Released Undocumented Multiple Felon Kills Innocent Bystander

As we all get together with friends or family this day of Independence, we see the headlines dominated by the tragic, random shooting death of Kathryn Steile this past Wednesday in San Francisco, as she walked down Pier 14. Shooting...
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Friend of the Boston Bombers Gets Four Years’ Federal Prison for Clearing His PC Browser History–Are You Next?

Last week I posted an article on my Facebook business page, www.facebook.com/your1stdefense, about a recent news item. Khairullozhori Matanov, a 24-year-old cabbie, had had dinner with the bombers the night before, and had deleted his browser history after he went...
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Michael Phelps’ DUI/ Driving Under the Influence Punishment is Too Excessive

The most decorated Olympian, EVER (with 22 gold medals), Michael Phelps got a DUI recently, and suffered a 6 months’ suspension from his professional job, at USA Swimming. He loses his monthly stipend. He will no longer be on the...
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