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    On May 20, 1906, officials incorporated Overland Park making it a first class city with a population of 28,085. The city’s origin traces back to 1905 when William B. Strang arrived from New York. His mother lived in Kansas City, and after the floods of 1903 complained of the stench of rotten livestock left dead in the stockyards. He had a friend, George Metcalf who lived southwest of the city who owned land. His mother went to live with Mr. Metcalf and fell in love with the rolling hills and fresh smells. This area became Overland Park. In business, Mr. Strang was successful in the field of railcars. He envisioned a park-like suburb with affordable housing away from the downtown dirt. He initiated specific building codes and included minimum square footage for homes. His goal was to create a city where residents could enjoy a quality of life generally available only to the wealthy. In 1906, he completed a short line from Overland Park to downtown Kansas City. He decorated his railcar with the finest material at the time. Our history is relevant today, as city officials base their decisions, to include our legal services, on the founding values and vision of William B. Strang. I began to work at the City Overland Park in 1992. Looking back, I do not recall who our police legal advisor or city attorney was at the time. I do recall in 1996 when the city appointed our new Chief, our police advisor was Mike Santos and our city attorney was Bob Watson. Both of these men would…

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    According to A Statistical Analysis (2012), "Prosecutorial discretion is the authority of an agency or office to decide what charges to bring and how to purse each case". A law-enforcement officer who declines to purse a case against a person has favorably exercised. In the case dealing with Bedi you can say Queens prosecutor tried his case in a unfair mannar. According to Siegel, Larry,Schmalleger, Frank, and Worrall, John (2014), "This type of behavior is not unique. In 2010, the state bar…

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    The Prosecution of Cyberbullies Twenty percent of children ages 11-18 have been cyberbullied, and 10% of those have also been the offender of cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is a growing problem among the teens of this new, technology-driven generation. Many people have the opinion that cyberbullies should be prosecuted. Offenders of cyberbullying cause harm to the victim and are becoming more common in society. Cyberbullying can cause emotional harm, which can lead to physical harm. In the radio…

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    The Prosecution In this case, the prosecutor can argue that the accused wife gave verbal consent to the police officers to search the resident, without the officers having to obtained a search warrant, and the police had significant probable cause to be at the resident. The prosecutor can argue that the consent from the accused wife was sufficient enough to search the resident, since she was a co-occupant of the resident. The prosecutor could argue that a warrant-less search conducted in the…

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    Witness for the Prosecution, a 1957 American courtroom drama is based on a short story by Agatha Christie which deals with a trial of a man accused of murder. This Agatha Christie thriller is a wonderful spectacle through the Ol’ Bailey, the historic London Courthouse. The film has a variety of genres including that of murder, romance, humour and suspense. Billy Wilder, the director and screenplay writer of the film, had originally planned to become a lawyer but opted eventually to write…

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    In this essay, I will investigate the differences amongst state and government jurisdictions in criminal prosecutions involving crimes against persons. The essential goal of this paper is to clarify how the same behavior might be arraigned either in the state or government court according to material state and elected statutes. In addition, with the use of a scenario I will choose specific crimes and describe the elements of each. Lastly, I will describe a cultural factor and how it can impact…

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    1. Basic Information: On the 13th April, 2016, I visited the Melbourne Magistrates’ and heard the case Singh v Prosecution. Mr Jagraj Singh is the accused and the Prosecutor is Senior Constable Lawson. This case is trialled in front of Justice Reardon. 2. Overview of the case The case that I have heard is a summary offence. Senior Constable Wayne Barras and John Mizzi were on a spotter operation duty on the 14th January 2015 at Footscray Road, West Melbourne. At around 5:25pm, Mr Barras who…

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    OJ Simpson: The Prosecution The year 1994, was like any other year. The movies The Lion King and Forest Gump were released, the shows Friends and Sister to Sister had started and other musical acts came to light while others pasted. 1994, was going smoothly so far until the summer of ‘94, the world from that moment forward would witness the most shocking, jaw-dropping case of it’s time, the murders of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman and the conspiracy that OJ Simpson, the beloved football star,…

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    Of importance is the core prosecutions unit, the National Prosecutions Service (NPS). The NPS is mainly responsible for general prosecutions and the appeals that might follow, inclusive of the resolution of criminal matters outside of the formal trial process through alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, determination of admissions of guilt for minor offences and the consideration of dockets brought by the police where persons have not been formally charged (National Prosecuting Authority,…

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    In the short story “The Witness for the Prosecution”, author Agatha Christie enjoys teasing her readers by not revealing the solution until the end. The story is about a man named Leonard Vole that kills a wealthy old lady when he finds out that the will of the old woman was put under his name. Christie shows how she can confuse the readers easily by including red herrings, a type of writing that purposely misleads the reader. At the end, the jury sets Leonard free and Romaine, Leonard’s wife,…

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