A family on the fringes prays for the ‘right diagnoses.’
Source: One family. Four generations of disability benefits. Will it continue?The number of homes with multiple recipients has risen, especially among the poor. | The Washington Post
Points to the nature of heredity in mental illness. Also when you look a map of disability across the United States there are concentrated regions. Lower educated who work in manual labor jobs will become disabled at a higher rate as they age.
Source: New lawsuit accuses imprisoned former speaker of sex assault – ABC News
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Sickening. Shows that the new law removing a statute of limitations in sexual predator cases seeking money damages is the absolutely right thing to do.
Driver of other car ran away.
Source: Critically injured boy was unsecured before crash threw him from car, St. Louis police say | Law and order | stltoday.com
Illinois law does not allow failure to wear a seat belt as a defense. Varies from state to state. This matters because if it is a defense it may result in a zero verdict or a dramatic reduction.
Emotions ran high at the state capitol as a child sex abuse victim of Dennis Hastert lobbies for changing the rules on prosecuting child predators.Hastert, the former House Speaker, is serving time at a federal prison for his hush-money case. Hastert plead
Source: Senate Committee Passes Bill After Emotional Testimony From Hastert Victim
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You cannot argue against removing the statute of limitations against child predators. Do not let them hide behind any procedural walls.
A 3-year old child died from smoke inhalation early today in a small fire at an apartment building in Springfield, while the mother and two other children
Source: 3-year-old girl dies in Springfield apartment blaze – News – The State Journal-Register – Springfield, IL
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In situation such as this you must prove that something about the apartment layout prevented the child from escaping. Or that required safety features were not provided. Or that a defective product caused the fire.