Love and lust can make people do all sort of crazy things. For most, sharing personal secrets, the events of their day, or any number of other things has no legal consequences attached to them. But for others sharing secrets can result in the loss of a person's career and, in some cases, freedom.
There have been ad campaigns, public service announcements and new laws passed, all aimed at eliminating some of the distractions drivers face on a daily basis. Distracted driving is quickly becoming the number one cause of car accidents in the United States.
In the United States guns have achieved an elevated status of importance. Whether for home safety, work or sport guns are in the daily lives of a majority of those on U.S. soil. According to some reports there are more guns in the United States than there are people. The U.S. is number one by a wide margin when it comes to guns per capita. The need to own guns is so great in the U.S. that even those who are specifically prohibited from owning guns will risk their freedom to carry.
In the United States those who commit crimes against animals are often treated worse than those who commit crimes against fellow human beings. The instinct to protect the helpless and innocent is strong within most people and puts them at odds with those who seeks to do them harm. One class of the helpless is all animals regardless of whether they are domesticated, wild, or farmed.
The United States has been built on the backs of hard working immigrants. Whether these migrants were from Europe, Africa, Asia, or South America their treatment has been less than favorable throughout U.S. history.
There are many things that can drive a person to take another's life. One example is crimes of passion where a person acts in the moment, sometimes literally forgetting the actual time when the crime was committed. In other cases, a person may plot and plan the taking of a life and either accepts the consequences or hopes to escape those consequences. A growing number of deaths seem to be at the hands of those who are mentally ill, whether through disease, drugs or trauma.
Guns have long been a double edged sword in the United States. Statistics abound showing correlations between gun ownership and accidental or purposeful shootings. Possessing a weapon can be especially concerning for parents, as guns can hold a magical fascination in the curious eyes of a child. In some cases even holding a gun can result in a child being hit with a felony charge.
A home is more than just a home for millions of people across the United States. For some a house is a symbol of all their hard work and dreams. One of the far reaching outcomes of the recent and on-going recession is the number of people who have been forced out of their dream homes with nowhere else to go.
Sometimes the reaction from ones action is completely unexpected and can change the course of one's life. The responsibility for the results of an action falls upon the person or persons who actions created the situation. Criminal courts recognize this, allowing the accused to be charged with crimes that occur because of their actions whether they were accidental or intended.
America's criminal legal system is rife with corruption and over-reaching not only by lawmakers, but also by those who are sworn to uphold and enforce the law. Innocent men and women can be sent to prison in Arizona on little more than a compelling story and a prosecutor's bravado. While the system far from perfect it can monitor and self-correct when its flaws are brought into the open.