Is it burglary or is it looting? A legal look at police force in the BLM protests

Posted by Olivia Hartman on June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

By Olivia Hartman, Policy Analyst at Margolin & Lawrence
 

Current conversations on police use of force and brutality, otherwise known as retaliation measures, have been circulating among many social and political spheres. An essential part of participating in a protest movement is understanding the difference between looting and burglary, as it has been in previous discussions related to civil unrest. Both crimes consist of the same elements, and bear the same potential sentences, but are treated as two completely different crimes. 

“Dominate?” We Are in This Mess Because of Police Domination

Posted by Rob Uriostegui on June 3, 2020

June 3, 2020

By Rob Uriostegui ESQ
robu@margolinlawrence.com
 

On a conference call with governors, Trump used the word “dominate” on how to deal with the civil unrest throughout the country. ( https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-united-states-governors-weak-dominate-protest-civil-unrest/ ) This completely misses the point, lacks leadership, and is dangerous.

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