Special Grand Jury Report Exposes Failures in Suffolk County Child Protective Services Investigation of Thomas Valva’s Tragic Death

Suffolk, NY – A special grand jury formed to investigate the Suffolk County Department of Social Services following the tragic death of 8-year-old Thomas Valva in 2020 has released a 75-page report. The report concludes that no criminal charges should be filed against Child Protective Services (CPS) caseworkers involved in investigating allegations of abuse by the child’s father and his fiancé. However, the report highlights the need for reform in confidentiality laws that effectively shielded the caseworkers from public scrutiny. The grand jury’s report does not recommend criminal charges against the CPS caseworkers or supervisors … Read more

Shocking Grand Jury Report Exposes Suffolk’s Mishandling of the Thomas Valva Tragedy

YAPHANK, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury report has shed light on Suffolk County’s handling of the Thomas Valva case, revealing details of the tragic events that led to the death of the young boy. Thomas Valva died on Jan. 17, 2020, after being forced by his father, then-NYPD Officer Michael Valva, and the father’s fiancée, Angela Pollina, to spend the night in their unheated garage in Center Moriches. The report exposes the failures and gaps in the child protective system and raises questions about the ability of authorities to protect vulnerable children. The grand … Read more

Hands-Free Laws Successfully Reduce Distracted Driving in Four States, New Report Finds

Columbus, Ohio – Four states in the United States experienced a decrease in distracted driving incidents after implementing hands-free laws, according to a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) and Cambridge Mobile Telematics. The report highlights the growing concern over smartphone-induced distracted driving and emphasizes the need for comprehensive strategies to mitigate crash risk. Distracted driving is a pervasive issue that poses significant dangers on the roads. In 2021 alone, distracted driving led to 12,405 fatalities and an estimated societal cost of $158 billion. Recognizing the urgency of the matter, the … Read more

Lack of New Laws Fails to Prevent Rampant IP Infringement in NFTs, US Gov Report Reveals

Washington, D.C. – In a recent report, the U.S. government stated that intellectual property (IP) infringement is widespread in the booming market of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). However, contrary to popular belief, the report suggests that new laws may not be necessary to address this issue. NFTs have gained significant attention in the art and digital asset industry, with high-profile sales grabbing headlines. However, concerns have been raised about the potential for IP infringement within this market. A comprehensive examination conducted by the U.S. government explored the prevalence of such infringements and the potential need for … Read more