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I live in an area of the USA with a high amount of officer-involved shootings. My question is about how to address those on a systemic level within the sheriff’s department. [more inside]
And acquaintance here in Savannah, GA, US, is originally from France. She's white and is married to a Moroccan man. She thinks the whole concept of white privilege is idiotic. I would like to give her some articles by French people in either French or English that discuss white privilege in France. Merci!
This NYTimes story tells of how a NC driver saw an officer plant drugs in his car before arresting him for drug possession - https://www.nytimes.com/ 2015/10/25/ us/racial-disparity -traffic-stops- driving-black.html. Assuming that there have been officers that have planted drugs on people, in homes or vehicles to justify an arrest, I wonder about drug dog protocols. [more inside]
I have been asked to co-chair the county law library committee for my local bar association. Our mission is to come up with programs and services that would help the community during this time of pandemic and mass economic dislocation. [more inside]
I've had the same phone number for about 20 years, and I now live nowhere near the region its area code covers (in the US). Does this mean that, when I call my representative and senators, they just ignore my calls?
Seeking a reasonably priced consultation before attempting to negotiate a reduction on a residential lease. [more inside]
The Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application states on the bottom of page 1 that the forgiveness amount calculation for payroll costs is defined as "total eligible payroll costs incurred or paid during the Covered Period..." [more inside]
YANML Please help me evaluate this potential job offer. Details below the fold [more inside]
I would like to make audible fireworks illegal in Toronto. I've heard of other Canadian cities doing this. What's the process? How do I get this done?
Oh noes, I got bitten by a house for auction that I (very provisionally) WANT and I have questions, some pandemic related [more inside]
This news article reports on a jewelry store robbed a couple weeks ago. The suspects shot a guard and stole Rolex watches. They're being charged with a federal crime: "What elevated this to a federal case was the disruption of interstate commerce, the affidavit says. After investigators talked to Stokes, they learned the stolen merchandise, both recovered and not recovered, totaled $207,000. The watches were made in Switzerland, imported to New York and then shipped to the store in Austin, the affidavit says." [more inside]
I'd like to give money to organizations that create media that assertively encourages people to elect Democrats (or to vote against Republicans). Are there any viable ones? [more inside]
James Madison helped write the Federalists Papers with John Jay and Alexander Hamilton. I am having difficulty understanding this quote. I am trying to read through some of the Federalists Papers and Anti-Federalists Papers. [more inside]
I'm an American who has been looking into countries with better healthcare systems in the hopes of relocating. It looks like I would be a good candidate for Express Entry to Canada. But... Is it worth it? [more inside]
I filed electronically and my return was accepted on 3/12. I'm owed a refund. In looking it over now, I see that my 1040 does NOT have my routing and account number on it as I meant it to -- I filed using Credit Karma for the first time, and it seems not to have filled in those fields, even though it did for my state return. On the IRS's status checker, it says my return is still being processed. There's no one answering phones. What should I do? [more inside]
I run a website that posts interviews with Oregon political candidates as a service to Oregonians in advance of the 2020 election. The state primary is in 10 days and I wanted to post this factoid, but I want to make sure my math and my assumptions are correct. Can you tell me if they are? [more inside]
My driver's license expires in late August. I live in Minnesota, where infections are rising dramatically and are expected to peak in July. Should I go to get it renewed now or wait until mid-August? Also, what time of day and where to go? [more inside]
John Jay was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, and I am wondering what does this quote mean and how can it be put into context for democracy today? [more inside]
I'm not dying anytime soon (I hope) but inspired by this article urging people to get their affairs in order due to the sudden nature of the coronavirus, I thought I should too. [more inside]
Hey all, I’m in the Bay Area, and some neighbors of mine appear to be violating the social distancing orders by having guests over. I would like to narc them out without calling the cops, as they are endangering basically everyone in the apartment building by doing this. What’s the best way? The building manager? Some local services number?