Sunday, September 25, 2016

#VampireEsquiresWar Book 2 #ebook #Kindle #99cents


Friday, September 23, 2016

#micropoetry "Out of Touch"

If you won't talk to them as people,
you can't take their money.
Because it is dishonest.
But people lie all the time.
Especially for money.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

#KeithScott was murdered by the police #BlackLivesMatter

Mr. Scott was reading and waiting for his son at the bus stop. A police officer shot him to death for it-- and for being black. Now Charlotte won't release the body cam video. I wonder why that is? They are also trying to say the cop is black. Even if true, that doesn't make this any less bad.

Understandably black people protested, and there was some violence. But the protesters didn't kill anyone. I don't blame them for being angry. This must stop. Police must stop murdering people for being black and for existing.

Friday, September 9, 2016

#SocialSecurityDisability hearing times appear to be speeding up #lawyerslife

Tennessee is picking up some of the bulk of Greensboro hearings or so it appears in my practice. My hearings are ticking up each month, and that's great for my clients. They've waited too long. I worry about them. I don't know how anyone survives waiting years. It is unfortunate, but it is preventable. Congress, however, chooses not to help people by speeding up the process. They cut funding for the Social Security Administration offices, and that slows down the process. They make less money available to pay for judges and courthouses. This is all very deliberate.

Congress wants less assistance for people in need, but they want more prisons. They want to criminalize mental illness and homelessness. I see it everyday.

Things need to change.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

#Greensboro contributes to #globalwarming

Is this necessary? Destructive and unimaginative. Typical developers.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#SocialSecurityDisability Substantial Gainful Activity for 2016 is $1,130 for non-blind individuals

This is the amount an individual on Social Security Disability Income can earn in 2016 per month and still receive DIB benefits. The amount is adjusted slightly upward each year. Oh how generous the federal government is (sarcasm intended).

Here's the link

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

5 Legal Mistakes Made on Social Media #ebook #Kindle #99cents

5 Legal Mistakes Made on Social Media by [Wells Jr., Michael]

#NorthCarolinaStateTrooper kills unarmed and deaf #DanielHarris for using sign language in #King #NorthCarolina

This is despicable. A State Trooper killed him for using sign language earlier this week.

This isn't surprising unfortunately. 752 people have been killed by police so far this year. This remains unacceptable.

Why do we have these worthless cops? There are so many good ones, but why can't we fire all the bad ones?

Monday, August 22, 2016

Police catch criminals through #socialmedia #lawyerslife

·         Police look to Facebook first.
·         Social media can be used in court—and often is.
Criminal defendants love to talk about their exploits, and social media is the perfect place for it. It is obvious why this wouldn’t be a good idea as it provides evidence that can be used against you, and it is used against criminal defendants all the time.
Police always look at Facebook
And why wouldn’t they? I look people up on Facebook all the time. NEVER say things on Facebook you don’t want repeated. This rule is most true and impactful when criminal activity is involved. It would be fruitless to discuss the nature of criminal activity and what should and should not be illegal. If you are going to break the law, don’t talk about it on Facebook. The police will catch you.
Social media can be used against you in court (and in life)
Social media is a treasure trove in both civil and criminal law. People say things that are revealing and harmful. Criminal defendants brag about crimes, and prosecutors use that information. Civil plaintiffs and defendants make statements that hurt their cases, and opposing attorneys find and use that information.
Cheating spouses are caught on social media.
Kids skipping school are caught.
Employees skipping work are caught.
The list goes on and on.

What you say on social media will get you caught (if it hasn’t already). Again, don’t say things that will be detrimental to you later. It doesn’t take a law degree to know some things are better left unsaid.