Michigan Lawyer Receives Citation Over Black Lives Matter Sign Outside His Home

A lawyer from Michigan has received a citation over a Black Lives Matter sign outside his home, with police saying it violates a city ordinance.

Todd Russell Perkins, a lawyer from Grosse Pointe Shores near Detroit, nailed the sign to a tree outside his house in November.

Afterward, he received a police report warning ordering him to remove the sign as it violated a rule that there can be no political signs larger than seven square feet.

Police said they had received an anonymous complaint about the sign. Perkins said he wanted to know which neighbor had made the complaint and has argued he should have freedom of speech.

Speaking to Fox News, he said: “To announce it, to be able to say it, to be able to scream it from atop of a mountain is my right as an American.

“We can all agree that that’s greater than seven

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Iran Rights Lawyer Is Sent Back to Prison | Voice of America

The husband of an Iranian rights lawyer furloughed from prison last month because of poor health said authorities sent her back to jail Wednesday despite doctors’ determination that she needed to visit a heart clinic and otherwise stay home this week to recover from various health problems.

In a Wednesday interview with VOA Persian from their home in Tehran, Reza Khandan said his wife, Nasrin Sotoudeh, received a phone call earlier in the day from Qarchak prison in the southeast of the capital ordering her to report to the jail immediately. He said she went to the prison later Wednesday, abruptly ending a furlough that authorities granted her on November 7 to recover from respiratory and cardiac problems related to her recent hunger strikes in detention.

FILE – Smoke appears to rise from Qarchak women’s prison near Tehran, in this photo first published online by Iranian Dervish news outlet Majzooban
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Britney Spears’ Dad: Lawyer Says She’s Afraid of Her Father


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Britney Spears attends the 4th Hollywood Beauty Awards at Avalon Hollywood on February 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Britney Spears has always been close to her family, especially her dad, Jamie Spears. However, over the past few years, things between the pop princess and her father have apparently become strained. In fact, earlier this month, a lawyer for the “Womanizer” singer told a judge that his client is “afraid” of her father.

“My client has informed me that she is afraid of her father. She will not perform again if her father is in charge of her career,” attorney Samuel D. Ingham III told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Brenda Penny, according to the Associated Press. Ingham also told Judge Penny that his client hadn’t spoken to her father in a long time.

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El Paso lawyer couple identified as victims in fatal shooting near Memorial Park

El Paso police detectives continue investigating a mysterious homicide that has shocked the historic Manhattan Heights neighborhood.

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A lawyer was killed and her husband was hospitalized in a shooting at their home on Saturday night. There have been no reported arrests as of Thursday.



a man and a woman posing for a photo: Nov. 1, 1998 wedding announcement for Georgette Garcia and Daniel Kaufmann.


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Nov. 1, 1998 wedding announcement for Georgette Garcia and Daniel Kaufmann.

Police officials confirmed the victims’ names Wednesday.

The shooting occurred at the home of attorneys Daniel L. Kaufmann, 47, and his wife Georgette G. Kaufmann, 50, who was nicknamed “Gigi.”

Daniel Kaufmann had been shot more than once and was found at a neighbor’s home by officers responding to a call of a shooting, police said. Georgette was found dead in the rear of the couple’s home. 



a man holding a frisbee in front of a house: Eddie Agan, of Allied carpet and property restoration, prepares to continue working on Daniel and Georgette Kaufmann's home Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, in El Paso. Agan's company was called to the home after a homicide occurred there Saturday night. Daniel Kaufmann had been shot more than once and was found at a neighbor's home by officers responding to a call of a shooting, police said. Georgette was found dead in the rear of the couple's home.


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Eddie Agan, of Allied carpet

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Sickened ex-cop from Kings Park gets $400G after lawyer stole his 9/11 payout

A state fund to reimburse the defrauded clients of crooked lawyers has awarded $400,000 to an ex-cop from Kings Park who was sickened while working at Ground Zero, then ripped off by his attorney, himself a former police officer.

John Ferreyra, 59, who retired from the NYPD following a diagnosis of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, got the maximum award from the Lawyers’ Fund for Client Protection, after his now-former lawyer, Gustavo L. Vila, stole more than $900,000 issued by the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund.

At a news conference Thursday near the newly built World Trade Center complex in lower Manhattan with his wife, Lisa, by his side, Ferreyra called the experience an “absolutely terrible time” for him and his family.

“To be awarded this money, and then to finally say we can breathe was just incredible. We were, like, planning for our future, for our daughters, for our family,” he said.

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Rittenhouse lawyer loses bid to drop some charges

A lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager who fatally shot two people during a Black Lives Matter protest in Wisconsin in August, failed Thursday to convince a Kenosha County Court Commissioner to drop two out of the six charges against his client.

Mark Richards argued that the 17-year-old, who says he was acting in self-defense when he killed two protesters and wounded a third, should have the misdemeanor charge of underage firearm possession against him dropped, citing an exception in Wisconsin’s law against minors possessing dangerous weapons, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

“We don’t allow teens to run around with guns. It’s that simple. The statute is clear,” Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger said, according to the Journal Sentinel. “This is exactly why we have this law, because teens shouldn’t be allowed to run around with dangerous weapons, because bad things happen.”

Richards also attempted to have dropped a charge

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Trump refuses to say if he has confidence in AG Bill Barr

  • President Donald Trump on Thursday refused to say whether he still has confidence in Attorney General Bill Barr amid reports of rising tensions between the two.
  • “Ask me that in a number of weeks from now,” Trump said, adding that Barr and the Justice Department “should be looking at all of this fraud. This is not civil. He thought it was civil. This is criminal stuff.”
  • Trump has been frustrated with Barr for months, but his anger reaches a boiling point after Barr told the Associated Press this week that the DOJ and FBI have not uncovered evidence of widespread voter fraud that could alter the results of the 2020 election.
  • The claim directly undercut the Trump legal team’s claims that there was nationwide voter fraud and that the presidential race was illegally “stolen” from Trump by Democrats and other nefarious actors.
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Attorney questions why Cleveland police won’t release videos of Cleveland housing police officer shooting and killing man

CLEVELAND, Ohio — An attorney for the family of a 19-year-old man shot and killed by a Cleveland Municipal Housing Authority police officer questioned why city police wouldn’t release videos of the incident to the public.

In a press conference Thursday at the Boys & Girls Club near the site of the Nov. 13 killing of Arthur Keith, Attorney Stanley Jackson of The Cochran Firm named CMHA officer James Griffiths as the shooter. CHMA officials have not returned calls seeking confirmation of Griffiths’ involvement in the shooting or whether he remains on paid or unpaid administrative leave pending the outcome of Cleveland police’s ongoing investigation.

“I just want justice,” Keith’s teary-eyed sister Shantarita Hawkins said at the press conference. “He didn’t deserve to be shot and killed in a neighborhood where he was born and raised. Now me and my family have to go everyday without seeing my brother.”

It

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Trumpworld Declares War on ‘Fool’ Trumpist Lawyer Lin Wood

On Wednesday evening, what was left of Donald Trump’s reelection campaign began insinuating that an attorney striving to overturn Joe Biden’s 2020 win in Georgia could, in fact, be a Democratic plant working against the Republican Party and the president.

Lin Wood, the charismatic though increasingly off-the-wall celebrity lawyer, has spent the past few weeks making wild accusations that the election in his state was corrupted and should be rewarded to Trump. On Wednesday, he took it a step further, encouraging Republicans to boycott the upcoming Senate runoff elections unless the governor—Republican Brian Kemp—called a special legislative session to investigate the supposed conspiracies of wrongdoing.

That seemed to be a bridge too far for members of the president’s team, which quickly came to realize that the genie they let out the bottle was angling to poison their party.

“Anyone who cares about the future of our country needs to ignore

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Black women lawyers in Ohio still underrepresented in field

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When Kamala Harris was selected as the running mate for now President-elect Joe Biden, retired attorney Sandra Hicks Cox was thrilled.

Not only are both graduates of Howard University who developed law careers in Alameda County, California, but both also share the knowledge of how hard female Black lawyers have to work to find success.

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“It’s wonderful,” said 81-year-old Hicks Cox, the oldest-living Black woman to graduate from Ohio State’s Moritz College of Law. “I’m proud of her because that’s what we have to be. … It was real clear that we had no choice but to be at the top of the list.”

Needing to work twice as hard: Black women are few among lawyers

This notion that Black people must work twice as hard to get ahead is

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