Dangerous “Swatting” Callers Targeting More Than Just Hollywood Stars

On January 23, 2013, in Community, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

The latest form of prank calling has grown into a very dangerous form of play. “Swatting”, as defined byWikipedia, attempts to direct response units of different types (police, fire, even SWAT) to a false incident location. The serious prank gets its name because more often than not, SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) teams are dispatched to the scene. In most states, it is a misdemeanor or felony to report a false incident to EMS authorities. The trouble is, with this … Continue Reading >

5 Years Later, Where are the Kids and Cars Safety Act Protections?

On January 23, 2013, in Auto Accident, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A recent blog post by Scott Greenfield, New York criminal defense attorney, caught my eye. I was stunned to learn that the Kids and Cars Safety Actwas made law 5 years ago and we still do not have the protections it calls for. The post discusses a tragic accident in 2003 where a pediatrician father backed over his 2 year old son in the driveway and killed him. The father didn’t know the boy was there and more importantly to … Continue Reading >

Water-Related Injuries Continue in Illinois and Missouri

On August 29, 2012, in Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

As we near the end of August and families gear up for school, the typical summer activities start to decline. Most public swimming pools close at the end of Labor Day weekend. While the weather remains warm enough for Illinois lake and Missouri lake activities, into September, most families halt such activities when school starts. To that end, many families are scrambling to squeeze in the last few rays of sunshine while boating and swimming.

This past weekend, two … Continue Reading >

Looking for injury-related information? Find me on the Injury Board!

I have made a decision to devote most of my blogging efforts to my Injury Board profile.  If you are unfamiliar with Injury Board, you can obtain additional information by checking out the Injury Board website.  I have am commited to putting people before profits – commited to fighting for the little guy – commited to doing the right thing – commited to standing up to bullies – and that is exactly what the Injury Board is all about. 

If … Continue Reading >

Single Car Crash in Clay County Missouri Results in Tragic Death

On October 3, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

A 67 year-old Trimble, MO woman was killed October 3, 2011 on Fightmaster Road in Clay County, MO. The crash occured north of Route W. The victim drove her 2006 GMC vehicle off the left side of the roadway and struck a tree. The car driver was pronounced deceased at the scene. The Missouri State Highway Patrol that the investigation into this fatal crash is ongoing.
This tragic crash occured at approximately 9:10 a.m., in the midst of the morning … Continue Reading >

Missouri Injury Law Website Has New Look, New Information

On August 23, 2011, in Auto Accident, Personal Injury, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

I’m in the process of rolling out two new sites: www.SafetyPreventsInjuries.com and www.stlouisLGBTlawyer.com. However, my current site has been updated and is ready for viewing! Check it out at www.InjuryLawMissouri.com.
St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois injury victims already face an uphill battle when dealing with insurance companies who don’t care and insurance adjusters who are paid to protect the bottomline. My hope is that www.InjuryLawMissouri.com will provide a central location for those injured in Missouri and Illinois to obtain useful … Continue Reading >

“SlutWalk” in St. Louis’ Grove Neighborhood a Success

On July 16, 2011, in Community, Gay and Lesbian Rights, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

I agree that the name is a little odd but the message is a good one! In this day and age, it seems pretty darn obvious that no one deserves to be raped – regardless of the individual’s choice of dress at the time of the crime. But apparently, there are people out there that still don’t understand this concept. In January of this year, a police officer’s ignorant statement created an uproar across the U.S. While given a talk … Continue Reading >

Be a Part of the ROCKIN’ Benefit to Support ALS Research!

On July 15, 2011, in Community, Safety, by K. Lindsay Rakers

ALS (amyotrophic lateral schlerosis) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a progressive disease that attacks nerve cells in both the brain and the spinal cord. When the motor neurons die, the individual’s brain becomes unable to control muscle and movement to the point where all movement ceases. Unfortunately, ALS is a fatal condition for which there is no cure.
We are holding a benefit for those touched by ALS. Please visit our Amp’d Up Against ALS 2011 website for additional information … Continue Reading >

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