We live in a nation increasingly divided on racial, ethnic, and political lines. Much of the leading media of our day focuses on the agendas that drive these divisions, but little is said about the phenomena itself, or the underlying social justice issues.
Brian Dunn, a leading Civil Rights attorney and the managing partner of The Cochran Firm in California, explores these issues each week with Producer Jim Oates, and various other guests from the legal and business communities. Brian is one of the most successful civil plaintiff attorneys in California in the field of police misconduct and use of deadly force by police. A Nation Divided focuses not only on the reality of the division between law enforcement and the public, but on the deeper divisions in our society. Only on 790 KABC Radio.
Today on A Nation Divided Radio we speak with Martin Ludlow about music, life, and how his upbringing made him into who he is today. In 1998, Ludlow became chief of staff to state Assembly Member Antonio Villaraigosa, and in 2001 he was named political director of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor under the executive secretary, Miguel Contreras. In 2002 he became a member of the staff of Assembly member Herb Wesson.
On this episode we discuss the foreign topic of torture of prisoners here in America on our soil. Flint Taylor is a graduate of Brown University and Northwestern Law School, is a founding partner of the People’s Law Office in Chicago, an office which has been dedicated to litigating civil rights, police violence, government misconduct, and death penalty cases for 45 years. Among the landmark cases that Mr. Taylor has litigated are the Fred Hampton Black Panther case; the Greensboro, North Carolina case against the Ku Klux Klan and Nazis; the Ford Heights Four case in which four innocent men received a record $36 million settlement for their wrongful conviction and imprisonment.
On this episode, special guest Megan Gyongyos talks about her experience in representing and defending her client's who have been involved in police shootings. Megan is someone who doesn't just talk about the cases but is working on these cases everyday.
Megan Gyongyos is an associate attorney with The Cochran Firm — California. Her primary practice area is civil litigation, with an emphasis on civil rights, police misconduct, wrongful death and personal injury cases. Megan graduated summa cum laude from Southwestern Law School, where Megan served as lead articles editor for the Southwestern Law Review.
The use of lethal force illegally has far-reaching repercussions. It devalues trust between police departments and the communities they serve, in addition to causing severe injury to victims. Preventing the use of deadly force requires a thorough investigation and analysis of each case and holding law enforcement officers accountable when their behavior violates a person’s […]
The use of lethal force illegally has far-reaching repercussions. It devalues trust between police departments and the communities they serve, in addition to causing severe injury to victims. Preventing the use of deadly force requires a thorough investigation and analysis of each case and holding law enforcement officers accountable when their behavior violates a person’s dignity and rights. In this article, we will talk about how police shootings impact the career, self-respect, and dignity of an individual. Furthermore, we will also discuss what one can do in this hazardous situation in Los Angeles, CA.
Is it Legal to Use Dangerous Weapons by Police Officers?
Under the United States Constitution, the use of harmful weapons including guns or firearms by police officers is not allowed. Police officers may only shoot a suspect if they have reason to believe the suspect is a serious threat to themselves or others. In any other scenario, the use of deadly force is extremely dangerous and illegal. When a police officer fires a handgun or a pistol, he or she is inclined to kill or injure the potential victims. Firearms are dangerous weapons in general, not only when they hit a critical organ or artery. Any bullet wound can lead to disastrous illnesses and catastrophic consequences, including death. It also impacts the quality of life and career opportunities.
What are the Consequences of Police Shootings?
Negligent and Careless police shootings have horrific consequences. A single gunshot wound can result in:
Mutilation of a limb.
Loss of a critical organ.
A long period in a coma.
Brain and head injuries.
Disfigurement of the face.
Serious internal wounds need to be treated for the rest of one’s life.
Death, whether it occurs right after the shot or days, weeks, or even months later.
Injury to the spinal cord results in paralysis and the loss of neurological functions.
All of these wounds inflict severe pain and suffering, and the expenditure on health treatment, as well as loss of wages due to disability, can total hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. The loss of standard of living can be serious and endure a long time.
How One Should Respond in this Terrible Situation?
Police shooting is not a novel problem in the United States, it is also widespread in Los Angeles, CA. If you become a victim of a police shooting or extreme violence, you need to act calm instead of making things complicated. Usually, the most significant remedy to protect your rights is to contact a qualified police shooting lawyer to handle your case and let him fight for you.
Cochran Firm Law is one of the most valuable and trusted law firms in Los Angeles, California. Our police shooting attorneys are experienced and skilled in their professions and can take on your case. We stand up for those who have faced similar treatment in the past. And we speak up for future generations who may suffer similar injustices.
Marcelis Morris is a well-known civil rights lawyer at Cochran Firm who is fighting for justice and compensation for victims of police shootings in Los Angeles. We want to fight for you if you or a loved one has been the victim of an unlawful police shooting. If you think that you are a victim of wrongful conviction or unlawful police shootings, call us now or visit our website for further guidance. We represent your case in court and assist you in acquiring substantial evidence to strengthen your case.