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Q: Can i file a police report on a person who makes me want to commit suicide

I was wondering if i can file a report on a girl that bullies me and made me have suicidal thoughts.

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jun 25, 2017

A civil restraining order is something you might also consider.

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Q: Do I have legal recourse, monetary claim against state agency?

My stupid led to a night in the ACI. I was wearing jewelry approximate retail value of about $30k. This occurred back in 2011 I was shocked that their procedure was to take all my jewelry and belongings put it into 8 by 11 mailer and mail it out with no tracking what so ever: fyi they do now. They... Read more »

Neville Bedford
Neville Bedford answered on Jun 25, 2017

After six years have lapsed, it is unlikely you will get to a satisfactory resolution.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights and Constitutional Law for Rhode Island on
Q: How can it be legal to refuse service based on one's political beliefs?

I mean, I could then as a restaurant owner refuse to serve someone simply because I don't agree with their politics? That's hard to believe if true..

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko answered on Sep 11, 2016

This is a complicated question that courts are dealing with right now. The law is unsettled. Equal Protection v. Freedom of Expression pits the First and Fourteenth Amendments against each other.

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