Do you think the public understands the ramifications of the North Korea USA Situation

Recently, the United States and North Korea began large-scale military exercises and if you have been following news lately, you would be aware how fierce the situation is on both sides.

The military exercises by both the countries are in full swing. North Korea responded to the situation by threatening “Merciless retaliation” that puts things in a really tough spot right now.

Things are not in a soft spot on Trump’s side too. It can be deduced from Trump’s warning that North Korea is facing a future of “fire and fury”.

If we keep countries aside for a while and look at this situation on ground level, what do normal people think of it? Are they terrified, worried, concerned or just busy living their everyday life not caring about it enough?

In February this year, Gallup released its yearly list of American perceptions of 21 different countries. Not to anyone’s surprise, North Korea ranked last in the list as the least favorable country to the states. In a Fox news poll in May this year, 77 percent of registered voters voted North Korea as a bitter enemy while another 16 percent called it somewhat of an enemy. Later that month, another poll put the North Korea on the top list of threats to the US, ranking even higher than the ISIS.

People are more afraid of North Korea than a brutal terrorist group. As much as 8 out of 10 Americans want to put tight sanctions on North Korea’s Nuclear program. Another Fox poll revealed that 51 percent of the voters said that it would require military force to stop North Korea to stop the nuclear program.

People are worried about the situation. They are worried about their safety, their family’s safety and the devastation that war brings along with it. No one wants to be in a state of turmoil and with Trump on their side, they are not sure of things more than ever.

CNN recently held a Q&A with the normal public to know their perspective on this whole thing where a local citizen of Ohio, named Joey was worried about his family and asking for precautions to be taken in case of a war between the two countries.

Foreign Policy issues have always been a second topic on the list of priorities for the USA. And let’s be clear on one thing. There isn’t going to be a war. No one wants war. If the US decides to launch missiles on North Korea, it will affect South Korea too and the Korean ally for the US will be affected directly. Apart from South Korea, Japan will also be affected by the war. The US cannot handle that level of disaster. For North Korea, it could mean the end of the Kim Dynasty.

What will remain is this constant crisis between the two countries. North Korea’s obsession to power up the country to the likes of Russia and China and USA trying to impose bans on the country. UN, on the other hand, is trying to curb the situation in any way possible. Trump is trying hard along with China to pressurize North Korea to give up its weapons.

People, on the other hand, are terrified, worried and thinking about the future while there are many who are just living on with their life keeping this thing aside.

The impact of Brexit On Property Market

Parliament has decided, the Bill has passed through Parliament and the only remaining issue is the Assent of the article finally leaving of the United Kingdom from the European Union which is known as Brexit. The elephant in the room has now firmly stepped into the forefront, and it is important to take a look at how this will impact on individuals, businesses, and property owners in the South London part of the greater conurbation.

A time of uncertainty is bound to follow, to some extent this has already taken root, and it is likely to gain traction as the negotiations continue aided and abetted by the media. Now that Article 50 has been invoked the (political) games will begin in earnest.

House prices rose faster in recent months with high-end property in the vanguard as London property values made considerable gains. For individuals, and investors alike, it would appear that property values will continue to rise, to what degree is open for conjecture. While the pros and cons of our withdrawal are negotiated there may be a slowdown regarding overall growth, and already we have seen the pound devalued, yes it was pre-planned anyway, and collectively the burden on family budgets is likely to be considerable.

It is anticipated that the Capital’s Housing Market will be hit hardest by any adverse impact from Brexit, much will depend on the likely outcome of negotiations about the Financial Sector which currently, and historically, does much to reinforce the demand for high-value property in the City.

While it is true that existing property owners in the City will be able to maximise their return by selling, they will then have to buy new property at no small cost. The general inflationary spiral also makes it very difficult, if not impossible, for new buyers to get on the property ladder. Increased house prices have propped up consumer activity, and consumption is the backbone of the National economy, at a time when wage rises have been more moderate. It is also a fact worthy of note that a substantial amount of property purchases are an investment based on the rental market, further limiting the availability of affordable housing for purchase.

South London will continue to see large scale property rises, bricks and mortar are solid investments in times of uncertainty. While Brexit negotiations rumble on over the next two years, we can confidently expect to see the high-value property being an attraction to movers and shakers domestically and internationally as the City of London takes its place on the International scene.

A major change that could be noticeable for the consumer will be ‘Roaming’ charges. From June 2017, roaming charges within the European Union will be abolished completely.

In the long-term, Brexit is likely to mean a divergence in regulation between the UK and the EU. Parliament will be completely free to legislate regulation (or de-regulation) of the national telecommunications markets as it sees fit. It is also worth noting that it will obviously no longer be required to notify the European Commission of any new draft proposals for the regulation of the UK telecoms markets. This can affect a wide variety of areas, from wireless solutions to mobile phone providers.

3 Criminal/Legal Cases That Were Completely Botched

There is no doubt that evidence may be hard to find in many criminal cases. A number of criminal cases are as complicated as they come. However, the police sometimes carelessly handle such cases which leads to the prosecution of the wrong people as well as shelving it under unresolved cases. Even with new technology in forensics and techy gadgets provided to detectives and investigators, common errors and problems may effectively and altogether change the verdict of a case. These are 3 criminal and legal cases that were carelessly handled.

1. Tom Horne, Botched Lethal Injection, 1989

Tom was officially pronounced dead by the Arizona Attorney General at 3:49pm on Wednesday. This was through the lethal injection which should ideally take less than 10 minutes in cases where the accused is sentenced to death through execution. Tom Horne was convicted of killing Debbie Dietz and Gene Dietz, who was his 29-year old estranged girlfriend and her father respectively in Tucson Arizona. The homicide took place in a local repair shop within Arizona.

The execution however did not take 10 minutes as it was expected. Reports say that it took over 2 hours for the convict to die, during which Tom was “gasping and snorting for more than an hour”. Dale Baich, who was Tom’s defence attorney, tried to appeal while the execution was taking place, but the judge did not issue an order to stop.

2. Michael Health, Botched Post-mortem Pathologist

Several murder cases including the conviction of Michael Stone is now under review due to concerns about the evidence provided by Michael Health, who was a home office pathologist. Health was the man responsible for providing evidence against Michael Stone and many others, who were convicted of homicide, some who are serving even life imprisonment. When the CCRC (Criminal Cases Review Commission) had a disciplinary panel for bungling examinations conducted about post mortems in August, there were shocking results. They found that the pathologist had made stark errors which were vital in the case of Stone. This led to the conviction of Stone and several others. Four other cases including that Of Michael Stone, who is serving life imprisonment, are being considered for referral to the Court of Appeal.

In many of the cases, the CRCC claims that the pathologist was always ‘marginal’ to the conviction. The commission now says that it is ready to review any cases where individuals may feel like they were wrongfully convicted and found guilty because of Michael Health’s evidence.

3. Benjamin Wey, Alleged Money Laundering, 2012

It is no news to hear big corporations undergoing huge losses over a period of time due to money laundering. In some cases, they involve companies that are in an organised pyramid scheme or a global scam. This was the case with this New York financier who had a carefully calculated stock manipulation scheme that ran through a long period of time. It is reported that tens of millions of dollars were reportedly stolen in early 2012.

The police were found to be in trouble after they did not have a detailed search warrant that specified the crimes that he was allegedly accused of. Moreover, they FBI agents who conducted the search were indiscriminate in acquiring evidence by taking randomly selected items such as X-Rays of family members, prescription drugs and his children test scores. The evidence therefore could not stand in court and couldn’t be used against Wey in his trial.

Benjamin Wey, who was the founder of the New York Global group, made a huge fortune by conduction reverse merges through the acquisition of shell companies. The forceful and aggressive acquisition of evidence has had the case dismissed.

Significant Legal Trials Where A Judge or Jury Made a critical error

Many decisions regarding all types of civil cases by state or federal trial court gets reviewed by an appeal court. This includes all type of appeals irrespective given by single judge’s order or a final judgement given by jury. The appeal court reviews the proceedings to find out for any error of laws made by state or federal trial court.

In case appeal court finds any error in judgement by trial’s court decision then it has the right to reverse that decision

However, there is a difference between trial and an appeal. The trial court has a single judge, whereas an appeal gets heard by several judges at the same time.

That party who loses in state appeal court, may appeal to the supreme court of the state.

In the era of transparency, it makes little sense that verdict gets delivered by people whose reasoning towards judgement is not very clear

Case 1: Trial of Simon Gittany

A high-profile defendant was accused for murder charge. He was declared guilty by the trial court judge Lucy McCallum of New South Wales, for his fiancée murder. This judgement was given by a single judge. Later it was challenged in appeal court by the defendant and the judgement by single judge got dismissed

Case 2: United States V.Jones (2012 case):

This case of US supreme court, which held that installation of GPS(Global Positioning System), a device for tracking a vehicle and monitoring its movement comes under the purview of “Fourth Amendment” of US

Jones, the defendant was suspected of drug trafficking in 2004.Investigating police, without a valid warrant, installed a GPS tracking device to the under surface of defendant’s vehicle. And this exceeded the warrant scope in both geography and time length.

The judges of supreme court unanimously voted that, this was a ‘search’ which came under fourth Amendment. Majority of people from police department were held for installing a GPS device under the car of the defendant. Court order pronounced that police has committed a ‘trespass’ against the defendant’s ‘personal effects’. This was an attempt to take some personal information of the defendant

On 23rd January,2012, the Supreme court held that installation of tracking device on defendant`s vehicle for monitoring the movement constitutes a �search’ under the `Fourth Amendment law’. This was wrongly interpreted by some of the news agencies in USA

Unanimously all nine judges considered the action of the police as unconstitutional. However at last they reached the same result . Lastly judges were of three different opinion with respect to the breath of their judgement.

In this case, the Court decided that whereas the Government’s installation of device onto the Jones car was a trespass purposely to obtain some information it comes under the search of `Fourth Amendment.’

The Supreme Court declined for examining and said if any exception is there that would render the search “reasonable”, as the Government failed to present alternate theory in the lower courts.

Conclusion:

There are many instances where the judgements given by a single judge or lower court was declared invalid due to one or more reasons, so it is essential that judgement should be given by team of judges. It is imperative now that single bench judge should be reviewed and appropriate changes should get implemented.

How Employment Law is Becoming More Convoluted

The Government employment law regulates the relationship amongst boss and workers as far as tort and contract obligations. These guidelines are a piece of office law and the connection between Principle (business) and Agent (representative). In a few examples, yet not all, this law has been supplanted by statutory institutions, essentially on the Federal level. The employment and working connection amongst business and representative is significantly influenced by government controls. The terms of work amongst administration and the worker are controlled by government statute intended to advance boss administration and welfare of the representative. Government law likewise controls and precludes separation in work based on race, sex, religion, age, debilitate or national source.

As I specified over, a relationship that is firmly identified with the organization is the representative. also, guideline self-employed entity. In the business representative relationship, likewise called the (ace worker relationship), the business has the privilege to control the physical lead of the worker. A man who draws in a self-employed entity to make a particular showing with regards to does not have the privilege to control the lead of the self-employed entity in the execution of his or her agreement. The agreement time to finish the occupation relies on the business’ time period to finish the coveted task(s), or employment.

Measure up to Pay Act: This demonstration precludes a business from segregating between representatives on the premise of sex by paying unequal wages for a similar work. The demonstration likewise disallows the business from paying wages at a rate not as much as the rate at which he pays for equivalent work at a similar foundation.

At the point when an infringement is found, a composed reference, proposed punishment, and remedial date are given to the business. References might be challenged and heard by an authoritative judge at a hearing. The Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission can allow an audit of an authoritative law judge’s choice. If not, then the choice of the judge gets to be distinctly last. The influenced gathering may request the choice to the US Circuit Court of Appeals.

Labor Compensation: Most activities by harmed workers against a business are because of the disappointment of the business to utilize sensible care in light of the current situation for the well-being of the representative. In such employment law activities, the business has a few settled protections accessible to him. They incorporate guards of the kindred hireling principle. This administer does not make a business subject for wounds supported by a representative created by the carelessness of a kindred worker. In the event that a business builds up that the carelessness of a worker added to the harm, he supported over the span of his business, in numerous purview the representative can’t recuperate harms from the business. Deliberate suspicion of hazard is the third safeguard.

Reasonable Labor and Standards Act: This demonstration manages the work of youngster work outside of agribusiness. This demonstration disallows the work of anybody under 14 years old in non-cultivate work. Fourteen and Fifteen years of age might be utilized for a predetermined number for a considerable length of time outside of school hours, under particular states of non-dangerous occupations. Sixteen and seventeen-year-olds may work any non-risky occupations. Eighteen and more seasoned individual may work in any occupation. This Act forces wage and hour prerequisites upon secured businesses. This demonstration accommodates a base time-based compensation and extra minutes pay.