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A Las Vegas man faces federal assault charges for running into a U.S. Immigration and Customs detention officer with his vehicle. Lon Allen Clark, 29, was arrested Sept. 23 and charged with assault and resisting and impeding officers.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention officers were searching for a fugitive, Sept. 17, when they noticed a man, who they claim to be Clark, sitting alone in a parked Honda Accord.
Man Hit an ICE Officer with His Car
The officers thought he may have been connected to the investigation, so they blocked him in with two —one in the front of his car and one in the back, both flashing emergency lights. One of the ICE officers attempted to approach the Honda Accord on foot, when the driver drove the car directly into the officer.
The driver hit the officer and the parked SUV and fled the scene. As he drove away, the officer fired his gun at the car, hitting it several times. The Honda Accord was later found, abandoned, with bullet holes in the front windows. The officers and agents believe Clark was the man driving the Accord that day.
(Source: Las Vegas Sun)
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A man in Kansas City, Missouri, was recently released from prison and hopes that his case will help others who may be falsely imprisoned in the future.
The man was convicted in 1984 for a murder that occurred during a gas station shooting in St. Louis.
However, it was discovered that one of the key witnesses in the case lied about the convicted man’s involvement in the shooting.
Prisoner’s Innocence Proven
Darryl Burton, 46, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance for parole for 50 years and was released from the Jefferson City Correctional Center last Friday when he was proven innocent.
Burton was released when his case was sent back to trial and it was revealed that witness Claudex Simmons lied about seeing Burton shoot the victim who died.
Effort to Help Other Innocent Victims
Burton is now hoping that his case will better inform the general public about the wrong imprisonment of thousands of innocent victims throughout the country.
“I come to prison thinking that this is an isolated incident, I’m the only person this has ever happened to,” Burton said. â€œBut it does happens in more cases than we know.”
(Source: The Associated Press)
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Our great nation was founded upon our forefathers refusing to be abused by an oppressive British government any longer. They were prepared to lay down their very lives and many did during the war that ensued to claim our independence. They believed that many of our rights were being ignored or taken away and in some cases never recognized in the first place
Those rights are precious to every American and in many cases left to criminal defense attorneys to preserve. In June of 2008, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling that interpreted this very simple but controversial sentence.
In The Bill of Rights, the 2nd amendment reads:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”.
Firearm owners in this country are tired of being considered criminals, gun nuts or simply paranoid and a threat to society. After over 100 years of silence, the Supreme Court finally made a ruling on the meaning of this extremely important right.
The Supreme Court felt that Americans do not need to be members of a “well regulated militia” to â€˜keep” and “bear arms”. The rights of the people to possess firearms (arms) “SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED”
They further went on to say that Americans possessing arms was and still is necessary to remain a free nation. When governments remove all of the weapons from its citizens it is free to abuse them in any way it sees fit without resistance. This was the same reason we declared our independence from British rule in the first place.
Firearm owners are being harassed and imprisoned in several area’s of our nation for simply possessing legally obtained firearms. Defense attorneys are sometimes all that stands between an individual and the government who is attempting to ignore our most basic rights.
Imhoff and Associates has defended and protected the rights of thousands of clients. The individual states and local governments are still allowed to make rules and regulations about the type of firearms, requirements to purchase and own one and other types of regulations but they are prohibited from preventing law abiding citizens from possessing firearms in their homes and businesses. These complex issues can often lead an otherwise law abiding person to be jailed or fined for what may amount to an unconstitutional action by the police or government.
Don’t let your rights be taken from you. We will fight for you so justice will prevail in your case as well as protect all of the rights of the citizens of our nation.
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