By The Editorial Board | [email protected] | PUBLISHED: May 21, 2019 at 2:19 pm | UPDATED: May 21, 2019 at 2:19 pm Police officers and prosecutors have a certain amount of judgment in discharging their responsibilities. For good reason, police need not hand out a ticket every time someone drives slightly above the speed limit, nor must prosecutors press charges for every picayune offense. But this does not mean that law enforcement officials have the right to totally ignore major laws that they don’t like. It only means they apply existing laws with some discretion. Disappointingly, Attorney General Xavier Becerra has taken the concept of “police discretion” to absurd levels. California last year passed a long-needed police transparency law. Senate Bill 1421 reaffirms the public’s right to know when officers have been found to have abused their power, committed crimes or used excessive force with the public. This reform was 13 years in the making, following the … [Read more...] about Ruling tells Xavier Becerra police are not above the law
Above the law
Honestly, some people. I know we all have our faults and can all take the biscuit sometimes but some people just really wind me up. I've always been a great believer that we are all equal. No matte[...] You have reached your limit of free articles Registered users get 5 regular articles and 1 free Premium article per week. … [Read more...] about Marie Louise McConville: I’m infuriated by drivers who think they are above the law
Poll PUBLISHED: 10:23 04 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:23 04 January 2019 'War Horse' has been removed from Nofolk's roads. Picture: ANDREW STONE Archant Readers have had mix thoughts on the removal with comments saying the horse should be returned and others celebrating its removal.FORAndy Innes does not think it is a distraction, he said: “Going by what has been said in the past about the horse being on the islands and it being a distraction, I can’t see how it can be distraction when a lot of people can’t even see the roundabouts, never mind something in the middle of it.”Ron Lutkin said: “I think the horse is great. Newcastle have the Angel of the North, I think having the horse as you approach Norwich would give our city an identity too.”Damian O'Connor's War Horse sculpture which had been placed at a number of Norfolk roundabouts. Picture: Damian O'ConnorEllie Barnard says that it is a great sight for her child, she said: “We love … [Read more...] about Yay or neigh? Should the War Horse be returned to Norfolk’s roads?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Martin Finucane Globe Staff December 10, 2018 With the Russia investigation edging ever closer to President Trump, Trump and special counsel Robert Mueller appear to be on a collision course that will “test our institutions and the rule of law as never before,” one commentator wrote Monday.Other commentators and politicians critical of President Trump have charged that he is assaulting, attacking, disrespecting, threatening, or otherwise declaring war on the “rule of law.” The criticisms go back to when he was a candidate.But what exactly is the rule of law? Here’s a refresher course. The basic definition Advertisement It’s not a rule or a law, first of all. So Trump is not going to get convicted of violating the rule of law. Get Metro Headlines in your inbox: The 10 top local news stories from metro Boston and around … [Read more...] about What is the rule of law? Here’s what you need to know in the days ahead as Trump faces off with Mueller
Viet Nam News Thu Hằng The unofficial foreign currency exchange market has long operated in Việt Nam. But it is in the public eye this week after a shocking case in which a man was heavily fined for trying to exchange US$100. Nguyễn Cà Rê, a 38-year-old electrician from the southern city of Cần Thơ, faces a hefty fine of up to VNĐ90 million (US$3,846) after exchanging a $100 note for VNĐ2.26 million in a gold shop which was not licensed by the State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) to exchange foreign currency. The gold shop was also slapped with a penalty of VNĐ180 million for providing the service. Like Rê, many other residents said they did not know about the rule until the case was reported by local media. Nguyễn Văn Minh, a resident in Hoàng Mai District’s Lĩnh Nam Ward, said he was surprised by news because he often went to jewellery stores to change US dollars and other foreign currency. … [Read more...] about People need to know the law to protect themselves