Ohio v Richardson: Guilty of Burying Her Baby

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Benjamin Olsen | @benpleasestop

In Ohio Friday, 20-year-old Brooke “Skylar” Richardson faced sentencing for the charge of abuse of a corpse. She had given a stillborn birth to her daughter, Annabelle, in her home two years prior. The sentencing for Ohio v Richardson commenced at 11:00 AM EDT. Yesterday, a jury found Skylar not guilty of aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, and endangering children. However, they did find her guilty of abuse of a corpse. As such, she faced up to a year in prison.

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Ohio v Richardson: Skyler Richardson Found Not Guilty of Murder

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Benjamin Olsen | @benpleasestop

UPDATE [3:53 EDT]:

After 4 hours, the Jury has reached a verdict in the case of Skylar Richardson. She is being charged with aggravated murder, involuntary manslaughter, endangering children, and abuse of a corpse. On the count of Aggravated murder, the jury finds her not guilty. On the count of involuntary manslaughter, the jury finds her not guilty. On the count of endangering a child, the jury finds her not guilty. On the count of abuse of a corpse, the just finds her guilty. Richardson was handcuffed and lead out of the courtroom to await sentencing tomorrow. Ohio code 2927.01 states the following:

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Live PD Exposes the Unjust Reality of Policing

Benjamin Olsen | @benpleasestop

As I sat down after work, I turned on the TV to the popular show Live PD. While I continued to watch, I counted off the violations of civil liberties and noticed the unjust reality of policing. The first thing I tuned into was a stop and search. The man’s crime? Not having lights on his bicycle. Biking in the dark without lights, while dangerous, is not against the law in his jurisdiction. In fact, after invading his privacy by patting him down, the officer let him go. Camera crews broadcasted this man’s face nationwide and violated his privacy. The man’s story remains unknown, but at least the nation got their thrill from seeing someone pulled over.

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Can This Drug Solve the Opioid Epidemic?

Benjamin Olsen | @benpleasestop

There is hope on the horizon for America. For the first time in three decades, overdose deaths have stalled. Naloxone, commonly known by the brand name Narcan, is hailed as the reason for this decline in overdose deaths. This is a major step forward in the battle against the opioid epidemic in America.

Opioids come in many forms, ranging from painkillers to heroin. Naloxone has been used since the early 70s and has found widespread use by paramedics and firefighters. In April, the FDA approved a generic form of Naloxone, and the results are in.

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