Articles in the category Social Law

Man in Wheelchair Robs Bank, Outrolls Police Helicopters

NEW YORK CITY, United States (AP) — Shortly after 2:00pm, a man in a wheelchair rolled himself into the Santander Bank in Queens, NYC. He slipped the teller a threatening note demanding money and claimed he had a gun. The teller gave him over $1,200 in cash. He then calmly rolled himself out of the bank and […]

Well-Being of Children Was a Key Aspect in Marriage Equality Ruling

WASHINGTON, United States (SND) — In a major blow to opponents of LGBT rights, the Supreme Court ruled existing bans on same-sex marriage illegal. The fourteen states where these bans are in effect will be required by law to recognize same-sex marriages. The language of the ruling runs counter to the anti-equality narrative about children with […]

Same-Sex Marriage De-Facto Legal after U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

WASHINGTON, United States (AP) — The long and turbulent battle for marriage equality ended today when The Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a right to marry anywhere in the United States. The 5-4 ruling by Justice Kennedy began with a statement about personal identity. “The Constitution promises liberty to all within its reach, a […]

No Charges for Texas Woman Who Killed Pet Cat With Bow

Warning: This article contains graphic imagery. BRENHAM, United States (CNN) — The Brenham, Texas woman who shot a domestic cat through the head with an arrow, and subsequently posted about it on Facebook, will not be charged with any crime, CNN reports. On Wednesday, a grand jury decided not to indict Dr. Kristen Lindsey. They […]

Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Faces Victims at Death Sentencing

BOSTON, United States (SND) – Convicted Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was formally sentenced to death in a Boston courtroom this morning. According to reporters and witnesses present for the sentencing, the twenty-two year old sat silently while victims and their families addressed him. He reportedly kept his head down, only glancing up occasionally as he sat […]

Gov. Nikki Haley Calls to Take Down Confederate Flag, Walmart Follows Suite

Governor Nikki Haley expressed that many South Carolinans revere the confederate flag not as a racist symbol, but as a way “to honor their ancestors.” With that said, she continued, “That flag, while an integral part of our past, does not represent the future of our great state.” In the light of the tragic and racially-charged […]

SCOTUS Racing to Declare Same-Sex Marriage Constitutional

The Supreme Court of the United States of America is revving up for another briefing to present opinions and hear four new cases on same-sex marriage this coming Friday. This would be the day SCOTUS could rule “on the power of the states to ban same-sex marriages, and to refuse to recognize such marriages performed […]

New Law Says No Headphones In Ears, But What About Other Places? [Video]

As of June 1, bicyclists in Japan are facing new laws that restrict their riding. The laws are meant to reduce accidents and keep riders safe, but one rule has cyclists thinking outside the box. One traffic law is prohibiting riding with headphones on. Of course, riders immediately began to think of ways to get […]