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Finding material on a WW1-era New York murder case

What resources might be recommended for tracking down info about an NYC criminal trial from the summer of 1917? Do you think the court transcript might somehow be available?
posted by steinsaltz on Mar 24, 2014 - 1 answer

Best resources for a basic understanding of the human brain?

It's the emotional/moral brain/limbic system I'm ultimately interested in and how it affects behaviour and potentially criminality or a disregard for the rights of others, when 'malfunctioning'. I am reading the anatomy of violence (Adrian Raine) but finding some of it hard work. I'm interested in the anatomy and functioning. Thanks
posted by tanktop on Feb 23, 2014 - 6 answers

Someone is intentionally attacking me & my family online.

Someone has created a site via Google Sites that is radically defaming myself and my family. We're not talking about a 12 year playing a prank. It's a systematic attack with the most egregious accusations one can imagine. They're parroting my personal business site and posting info that is not only libelous, but fantastically horrible. The junk they've posted about myself, my wife and our two small children is heartbreaking. We believe we know who it is (but have no proof) and have contacted the FBI on advice of a lawyer. They've told us they'll call us once they get jurisdiction figured out and the cybercrime guys take a look. The kind SAIC looked at the site and understood the problem but only got the ball in motion. That could take weeks/months for them to move on this and the site needs to come down, now. HOW? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 17, 2013 - 19 answers

Can a urgent care clinic ban you?

I was at urgent care for a ear problem and the doctor only spent less than 2 minutes with me, didnt even look at the other ear, gave me a prescription and left. The nurse came in and wanted me to sign a form saying I was "satisfied with my treatment and had all my questions answered" I told the nurse I had more questions for the doctor before I would sign it. She said the doctor was not going to answer any more questions and I overheard him saying to call the police, I was amazed as I was being very polite. So I left, as I was leaving he said I was banned from the clinic. Can they do that?
posted by john123357 on Aug 10, 2013 - 36 answers

Is reduction of rent warranted in this situation? If yes, how to proceed

I'm asking this for a senior citizen friend. Does he have a right to ask for a reduction in rent for a situation wherein he warned management of criminal activity......but was ignored? [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Feb 23, 2013 - 16 answers

How to help a friend who suffers family criminal from her husband?

My friend is a very nice person and married to her husband three years ago. They got along well with each other. And then they had a baby two years ago. So this family looks like a happy family at first glance. But problem came gradually, when her husband beat her several times without reasons. They quarreled even with very tiny and trivial controversies, followed with beats. Then she tries not to quarrel with him or confront him, but the same happens. There were two times that she called police and he was forced to leave the family for a period of time. Now the same thing happen. As a friend, what kind of comforts and suggestions should I give my friend for her best interests?
posted by caladesi on Feb 2, 2013 - 19 answers

Resume Advice - My 3rd most recent job was for a notorious criminal

I'm updating my resume and having a bit of a tough time deciding what to do about a questionable business/boss who was one of my most recent jobs. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2013 - 20 answers

Did this bad New York State apple rot in prison?

How do I get information about a turn-of-the-century criminal? He was my great-grandfather. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Fictional criminals with imaginary friends?

Books/movies: Fictional criminals who had imaginary friends/accomplices? [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Dec 19, 2012 - 17 answers

Yes, I know I need a lawyer

My niece is incarcerated in Lancaster County PA, and I'm trying to get her help from NY. Can you help with lawyer recommendations, or PA programs, or any knowledge of the PA criminal system? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 11, 2012 - 5 answers

ask.lawyerfilter?

I am currently involved with a criminal case. I have a lawyer, but would like a resource for multiple opinions on some questions I have related to the case. Is there a forum frequented by lawyerly types? A paid website where I can poll a panel of lawyers? Any offline resources? Thanks you.
posted by The Dutchman on Aug 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Volunteer criminal background check deal breakers

Volunteering with youth - criminal background check deal breakers? [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Jul 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Does Getting Fired 20 years ago show up in a background check?

I was fired from a retail job back in 1994. I worked there 6 months. The firing could have been argued but I left. I have a job interview tomorrow requiring a background check. I don't want to lie but I don't want to tell the truth as it is so damn long ago and a ridiculous thing....and that job is long long long gone from resume replaced with great work and academic history. Does a routine background check dig up that old dirt? Thanks for your time and have a good week.
posted by snap_dragon on Jun 25, 2012 - 20 answers

Ignorance of the law blah blah blah

Living in California six weeks, received a citation for driving without a California driver's license. The citation duly arrived in the mail and I paid the ticket. Now I have a misdemeanor on my record permanently, because I paid the ticket instead of contesting it. What is the effect of this and is there anything I can to to change it?
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 - 6 answers

The Mystery of the Man with the U-Haul Truck

My mother had an unsettling experience at her home this evening between 5 and 5:30 p.m. Does this person who came to her door sound like a scammer or a criminal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 - 25 answers

Driving in California with an Out-of-state drivers license a criminal offense?

I was recently pulled over for having expired tags. The police officer gave me a fix it ticket for the tags, but he also gave me a ticket to schedule a court date for a misdemeanor charge of driving in California with an out-of-state drivers license. I looked up the legalities, and the California DMV does state that you need to get a new drivers license after 10 days of being in the state of California. I have been driving with my Idaho license here for over a year. I have scheduled the court date and now I am worried. Is there anything I can do to get out of this? What would be my best course of action?
posted by digdan on Aug 19, 2011 - 8 answers

Books by Jurors

I want to read a book written by a juror in a criminal trial. Please recommend one! [more inside]
posted by decathecting on Jul 17, 2011 - 5 answers

When you're wrong and you may not know it...

What is the name for a law/act/legislation that turns, an otherwise law abiding citizen, into a criminal? [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on May 13, 2011 - 43 answers

She's mentally ill, not a criminal

A mentally ill family member (depressive and bipolar, on medication) has just been arrested for stealing from her employer in northern Arkansas. She, a very fragile person, is in the lockup overnight and I'm afraid for her. [more inside]
posted by eve harrington on May 4, 2011 - 11 answers

How do I make contact with recent parolees for a radio piece?

I'm looking to interview recent parolees for an independent radio piece. I'm looking for smart, responsible ways to make contact with them or to invite anyone interested in participating to contact me. [more inside]
posted by brynnwood on Jan 30, 2011 - 5 answers

What To Expect When You're Expecting (to Testify at a Trial)

I received a court summons - eeek! They'd like me to be a witness at another individual's criminal trial (whew!). What should I expect? Note: this question involves Pennsylvania and the the Magisterial District Court system. [more inside]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jan 25, 2011 - 20 answers

Tell me about gangster funerals

I'd like descriptions or, fiction about, gang and gangster funerals. [more inside]
posted by Fiasco da Gama on Oct 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Is your spider sense tingling?

Criminal Justice & Spider-man filter: According to the New York Times, the judge responsible for the invention of home-arrest monitoring bracelets was inspired by a Spider-man comic. Help me find that comic! [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Sep 13, 2010 - 5 answers

Does a caution or penalty fine count as a criminal record in the UK?

Are either a formal caution or fixed penalty charge classed as 'criminal convictions' for the sake of a job application in the UK? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2010 - 1 answer

Employment repercussions of having a criminal record

If I get arrested in an anti-logging protest, will I never be able to work as a teacher/engineer/doctor or any other professional organization? (in Canada specifically) [more inside]
posted by figTree on May 19, 2010 - 8 answers

Help?!

Does anyone know of a good criminal lawyer in the Phoenix/Tempe area? My son ran into what should have been a minor possession charge (paraphernalia, residue), but is instead a potential felony change in the state of Arizona.
posted by UncleJoe on Mar 7, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me understand war criminals!

Which books help me get into the psyche of war criminals, suicide bombers, etc? [more inside]
posted by hasna on Nov 3, 2009 - 21 answers

How do I sue an abusive step-parent?

How does an adult find a lawyer to sue an abusive step-parent more than a decade after the fact? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 15, 2009 - 7 answers

He Took the Money and Ran

What to do about an Outlaw Agent? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 9, 2009 - 10 answers

I don't want my dad driving his brother around in my car.

My dad generally drives his brother, a registered child molester, anywhere he needs to go, which amounts to maybe 1 trip a week. My dad and I will soon be (hopefully temporarily) sharing a car. I do not want my uncle in my car. My dad doesn't share my concern. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 28, 2009 - 26 answers

Books on Hitler - Nazi Germany

I just finished reading Hunting Eichmann and am wondering if any MeFites could recommend any other popular nonfiction books on Nazi Germany, Hitler, war criminals, etc. I don't do huge tomes well (400 pages or less!). The only other books I have read are MAUS and Explaining Hitler. Thanks for your input. So much out there...don't know where to begin. Probably the more well known the better as they may be available at my library.
posted by snap_dragon on Jun 28, 2009 - 17 answers

Hang out the shingle or get more experience first?

I just graduated from law school on Sunday. I want to open my own law firm and practice criminal law after I pass the Oregon bar. But how can I get up to speed fast enough that I don't give my new clients poor legal services? [more inside]
posted by Happydaz on May 21, 2009 - 16 answers

Crimes committed by Ferris Bueller during his Day off.

Seeking list of crimes committed by Ferris Bueller during his Day off. [more inside]
posted by steinwald on Apr 25, 2009 - 81 answers

How to get rid of a new roommate who, it turns out, has a rap sheet?

Just signed a 5 month lease with 4 roommates found on Craigslist, then found out one guy has a criminal record a mile long! How should I begin to deal with this so things don't get physically dangerous, or legally murky? [more inside]
posted by UrbanEye on Apr 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Autobiography by a former criminal turned author?!

NameThatBookFilter: Autobiography by a former criminal/hard timer that later became an author? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Apr 2, 2009 - 16 answers

How do criminal trials proceed?

I'd like to know the exact steps that happen in a criminal trial. [more inside]
posted by Jason Land on Mar 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Expunge Drunk Love

Exactly how easy is it to get a criminal record expunged? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 27, 2009 - 10 answers

What was that jury thinking?

Have you been on a jury? How do you come to your decisions? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Feb 25, 2009 - 28 answers

Help me find out if these nice-seeming tenants are actually defaulting murderers.

LandlordFilter: Who's got credit and criminal background checking service recommendations? [more inside]
posted by ignignokt on Feb 22, 2009 - 6 answers

Getting from Canada to USA while having a criminal record.

Hello My father is deathly ill from a stroke in Mission, TX. Me and my mother are in Montreal, Canada. My mother has a criminal record from a few years ago from marijuana growing. [more inside]
posted by PowerCat on Feb 7, 2009 - 15 answers

bump (key) for (no) justice

It looks like someone tried to open my front door with a bump key. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by oats on Dec 7, 2008 - 13 answers

Ex-criminal thinking of committing new crimes.

Ex-criminal thinking of committing new crimes. [more inside]
posted by TooSlick on Aug 19, 2008 - 27 answers

Someone I love needs a lawyer.

How would you go about finding the best criminal defense attorney in your state?
posted by bricoleur on Jul 30, 2008 - 10 answers

Freakonomics and MySpace abductions.

I live in Vermont. I work in a small town that has been directly affected by the recent Brooke Bennett tragedy (family involved 12 year old in sex ring and killed her, attempted to blame it on a MySpace predator) in an industry that is directly related to dealing with the aftermath. I am also reading Freakonomics, which amongst other things has persuaded me to look past media hype and compare numbers to actual relevant data. I have two questions [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Jul 2, 2008 - 13 answers

Yeah, I know, YANML or whatever...

Hypotheticalcriminalfilter: if someone was allegedly caught committing fraud against another person (specifics to follow) what would the exact legal charges be (felony fraud/misdemeanor fraud, etc.) and what would the likely sentence be if that person had charges filed against them and was found or pled guilty? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Apr 9, 2008 - 13 answers

If I work out of my apartment, will I be my only client?

Can I run a criminal law practice out of my apartment? [more inside]
posted by pantheON on Feb 27, 2008 - 23 answers

Have Studies Been Done On Criminal Background Check Accuracy?

How reliable, statistically speaking, are criminal background checks? [more inside]
posted by peacecorn on Oct 24, 2007 - 8 answers

how to get a job in television punditry--with a felony on your record.

CareerObjective: I think I have pronounced strengths in almost every area that would benefit a Television Pundit/Talking Head—as well as the strong desire to make a living at same. I also have at least one glaring drawback (hint: I’m a convicted felon) there's a lot more info inside. Feel free to skim if you'd like. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 6, 2007 - 14 answers

Getting into Japan with a criminal record

So I have a small issue with my criminal record and obtaining a Japanese student visa. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2007 - 9 answers

Will they throw the book at me?

Going to court in MA because I'm not such a smooth criminal. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Jan 21, 2007 - 26 answers

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