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2 U.S. travelers fined $19K for providing false vaccination info to Canadian officials

If you are traveling, remember, rules are different everywhere!

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Supreme Court says 2011 changes to sex offender law cannot be applied retroactively

The decision largely aligns with prior federal court rulings that found the 2011 changes unenforceable because they amounted to unconstitutionally retroactive punishment and resembled "the ancient punishment of banishment."

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Grand Rapids Police Annual Report

In 2020, there were 76,281 calls for service. Of those, only 0.41% (less than one half of one percent) resulted in any type of use of force. Over 99% of calls had no use of force involved.
Want to learn more about this and other stats on police operations? Check out the 2020 Annual Report

See full report here

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Unauthorized videotaping, audio recording in Ottawa County buildings could soon be misdemeanor charge

The proposed ordinance would also prohibit people from using drones near the county’s jail, juvenile detention center, three courthouses and above any other county-owned property, including parks.

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Telehealth Eases Pressure On An Overtaxed System

During the pandemic, the Office of Civil Rights — the division of HHS that enforces HIPAA — announced it would give remote health care services a boost by suspending enforcement of certain rules and forgoing penalties.

Read more at Above The Law

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