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When the Police Are Trigger Happy, No One is Safe

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Blog, Sexual Abuse | 0 comments

The police who risk their lives everyday are understandably concerned when they get a report about an attempted suicide. People with a gun, especially emotionally distraught ones, can pose a risk to others. The police need special training to prevent a bad situation from getting worse. Yesterday, again, it appears that rather than “talking down” and stopping a potential suicide, the Wilmington police shot first and ended up killing a man on his front porch. This recent killing hit home to me. First it reminded me of the September 2015 killing of a young paralyzed wheelchair bound...

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Police Accountability is Vital to our Democracy –Civil Lawsuits may be One Answer but Voting is the Key

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog, Civil Rights | 0 comments

In American unlike many countries the Police have a proud a tradition they are here “To Serve and To Protect “ whereas in many countries there function is to suppress dissent. Sadly in many inner city communities the police are viewed more as more of an occupying force. There is too much distrust between the police and the inner community which more than any other place in America needs a police which will “Serve and Protect” There are bad actors in every field and we make a mistake because we want to support the police for risking their lives to protect us to give special...

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Jacobs & Crumplar Moving to Wilmington Riverfront

Posted by on Dec 19, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

Since its founding over 35 years ago, Jacobs and Crumplar has occupied only two places: one at 800 Delaware Avenue in Wilmington and for most of the firm’s existence at 2 East 7th Street also in Wilmington. After almost 30 years at 2 East 7th Street, the firm is moving this time to the Wilmington Riverfront and specifically 750 Riverfront Drive, right near the Wilmington Blue Rocks stadium. The new home for the firm is a modern yet classic looking office building that is the home of other businesses. Jacobs & Crumplar will occupy the second floor of the building. The...

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Jacobs & Crumplar File Civil Rights Action On Behalf Of McDole Family

Posted by on Mar 3, 2016 in Blog, Civil Rights | 0 comments

Today the grandmother and mother of Jeremy McDole filed a state court civil rights action for the tragic and unnecessary death of Jeremy, a 28 year old young black man, who was not suffering from mental health issues, but who was shot 16 times by allegedly poorly trained and unqualified police officers and killed, while paralyzed from the waist down sitting in a wheelchair. As shown by a contemporaneous video that went viral, he was unarmed, his hands were on his lap, sitting in broad daylight out in the open with plenty of nearby cover for the police. Jeremy was not combative or...

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Civil Suit Only Remedy for Inmate Killed By Corrections Officers

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Blog, News | 0 comments

As reported in The News Journal on December 15, 2015, even though an autopsy and death certificate ruled inmate Ronald Shoup’s death a homicide, the Delaware Attorney General’s Office will not pursue criminal charges against the correctional officers who caused his death. Mr. Shoup, incarcerated for drunk driving, tragically died when five officers crushed him under their weight while restraining him hours before his death, as a forensic pathologist found. His death was labeled a homicide due to blunt force trauma. The decision specifically stated that it did not rule out the...

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Cancer in Delaware: The Industrial Impact

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Blog | 0 comments

Recently, the News Journal published an article about Delaware’s high lung cancer rate: the state ranks 17th in the nation for the number of men suffering from the disease and 3rd for women. The article does point out that Delaware’s cancer rates have improved: in the 1990s Delaware’s cancer death rate was second in the country, but it is now 14th. What is to blame for the Delaware’s high cancer rate? According to the article smoking is the reason – about 20 percent of Delawareans still smoke. What the article fails to address is that many other factors can contribute to a...

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