The Legal Happenings
Created By: Sulvana Cerimovic
Death Penalty Ruling Overturned
Cyber Bullying: Innocent hoax or lethal?
Cyber Bullying is a lot different than the traditional bullying we used to know. With all this technology young teens and adults have found a way to harass, and harm others without doing a face to face confrontation. With the increase in use of these technologies Cyber bullying has become increasingly common, especially among teenagers. It has to have a minor on both sides, or at the very least be investigated by a minor against another minor. When an adult becomes involved it is then considered cyber stalking or cyber- harassment. It is never considered cyber bullying when an adult becomes involved. The kid involved in cyber bullying often change roles. They may be the bully at one instance and a victim the next. Cyber bullying could have many overwhelming consequences. One of which are suicide. On October 10, 2012, young teen Amanda Todd was found in her home dead after committing suicide. She had been harassed over the internet and even changed schools and moved to a different city because of it. That made no difference though she was again stalked, and bullied online in her other schools. Amanda Todd is one of many teens who took their own life due to being bullied on the internet.
Proposition 19: Marijuana conflict in U.S
Proposition 19 legalizes Marijuana under California but Not Federal Law. Under this proposition it will permit local governments to regulate and tax commercial production, distribution, and sale of marijuana in the state of California. It will allow people 21 years or older to possess, cultivate, or transport marijuana for personal use. It prohibits people from possessing marijuana on school grounds, using in public, or smoking it while minors are present. It will also limit employers’ ability to address marijuana use to situations where job performance is actually impaired. Under proposition 19 it maintains prohibitions against driving while impaired. The proposition was defeated on November 2, 2010. Supporters say that Proposition 19 will save the state money currently spent in enforcing the botched laws against marijuana growth and use. The opponents of the proposition argue that Proposition 19 is a defective measure that loosens penalties for driving or working under the influence of marijuana.