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Toledo Legal News - News DOJ forecasts an increase in counter unmanned aerial systems (c-uas) protection activities and criminal enforcement actions


The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced the protection activities undertaken by the FBI to counter the threat posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) at certain National Special Security Events (NSSEs), Special Events Assessment Rating (SEAR) events, and select mass gatherings throughout the country over the past fiscal year. DOJ and the FBI are publicizing protection activities in an effort to deter careless and criminal UAS operators in light of an anticipated increase in enforcement activity in response to the misuse of UAS.

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Former police officer convicted for workers’ comp fraud

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Date Published: December 1, 2020

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(StatePoint) In the 2019-2020 flu season, influenza caused up to 22,000 deaths in the U.S. This year, with so many medical resources being used to care for COVID-19 patients, it’s especially important to protect yourself from the flu.

Date Published: December 1, 2020

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Date Published: December 1, 2020

Kindergartner bullying case: Toledo educators cannot be sued

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Date Published: November 30, 2020

OSU study finds birds reproduce better in warm, urban areas

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Date Published: November 30, 2020

AG Yost announces $113 million settlement with Apple over iPhone throttling

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Date Published: November 27, 2020

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Date Published: November 27, 2020

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Date Published: November 26, 2020

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Date Published: November 26, 2020

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Date Published: November 25, 2020

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Date Published: November 25, 2020