When Police Officers Show Compassion

When Police Officers Show Compassion

When Police Officers Show Compassion

 

There is no denying that a rift has formed between the general public and law enforcement officers. There was always a bit of distance between the two groups, which is largely due to the fact that no one wants to get a ticket for something that they feel is harmless. However, thanks to a few bad eggs within the police force, things went from mild to severe very quickly.

Nowadays, unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there who are afraid of police officers. This can be for any number of reasons, and is a shame, because, more often than not, police officers are good people. The problem is, we only ever hear about the worst case scenarios that occur because one officer wasn’t as good as they claimed to be. We never hear about the thousands upon thousands of police interactions that go smoothly every single day.

Police Officer Plays with Dolls and Colors

A perfect example of a good police interaction comes from the state of Virginia. A recent viral video of South Hill Police Corporal C.B. Fleming emerged on social media and helping to show that there are good officers out there. The video depicts Officer Fleming interacting with kids at an apartment complex.

This past Valentine’s Day, Officer Fleming responded to a report of a gas leak at the apartment complex. After he determined that the area was safe, he talked to one of the residents, Iesha Roper-Boswell. Roper-Boswell informer Fleming that her daughter, niece and some of the other kids living in the apartments were afraid.

Once Officer Fleming deemed the area safe, he stayed and played with some the kids for a little while before heading out once again. He drew some art and played with some dolls. Fleming, who is a 15 year veteran in the South Hill Police Department stated: “When I got into this job, I knew there was something different, other than just writing tickets and being the bad person all of the time. I figured if I could be that bright spot in someone’s day, then that’s all that mattered.”

Roper-Boswell, who recorded the viral scene, said “I captured the moment, not because I thought it would go viral, but it was amazing that my niece didn’t break out into tears.” She went on to say, when asked about Officer Fleming, “He’s awesome. That’s the only word you can use to describe C.B. It’s just amazing, the bond he has with the children.”

When a local new station met with Officer Fleming at the apartment complex to conduct an interview, the neighborhood children swarmed the officer, excited to see him once again.

 The Small Acts of Compassion Count the Most

This is just the latest case of an officer doing their very best to protect and serve their community. These kind of instances are great because they show kids, and by extent, their parents, that officers aren’t people that should be feared. They are, after all, supposed to protect people.

While this isn’t a very rare occurrence, stories like this do pop up in the news from time to time, they are still a bit widespread. While many officers are very busy, just taking a few minutes to interact with the community can make all of the difference. Simple acts like this can help remind everyone that there are good police officers out there who are doing everything that they can to protect and serve.


Learning to Cope with Roundabouts in the US

Learning to Cope with Roundabouts in the US

Learning to Cope with Roundabouts in the US

 

There is no denying that the average driver has to deal with a lot of obnoxiousness while behind the wheel of the car. Any driver could list at least a dozen different scenarios that drive them absolutely crazy. Whether it dealing with jaywalking pedestrians, or tailgating jerks, every driver has dealt with their fair share of frustrations.

While those scenarios are difficult and frustrating, there are others that don’t spring to mind but can be just as aggravating. These instances usually arise when the driver encounters something and they aren’t quite sure how to respond or proceed. A perfect example of this for most American drivers would be when they come across a roundabout.

These relatively simple, at least on paper, traffic intersections can be quite confusing for us American drivers when encountered in the “wild.” However, they shouldn’t be feared. Many studies have proven that roundabouts can provide a lot of benefits. Most US drivers just need a refresher in how to handle them.

What Are Roundabouts?

For those drivers who have never encountered a roundabout, which isn’t impossible here in the US, a roundabout is a type of circular intersection that permits traffic to flow in one direction around the circle. Other common names include traffic circles and road circles. However, these two aren’t exactly accurate. A true roundabout doesn’t use any signs or signals to control the flow of traffic, whereas traffic circles do.

Roundabouts are fairly uncommon across the United States. Meanwhile, they are extremely prominent in other countries. For instance, drivers in France, which had over 30,000 roundabouts in 2008, are around 25 times more likely to encounter a roundabout that drivers in the United States. This is quite impressive considering the vast size difference between the two countries.

One study estimated that an American driver will go through roughly 1,100 intersections before ever encountering a roundabout. Going back to France, French drivers are estimated to encounter a roundabout every 45 intersections.

These statistics are pretty impressive, considering that, according to the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society, American businessman William Phelps Eno was the first man to come up with a roundabout by designing the system for Columbus Circle in New York City.

The Benefits of Roundabouts

There have been dozens upon dozens of studies into roundabouts and their benefits. The largest benefit being how they help the flow of traffic. Unlike conventional intersections, roundabouts do not require traffic to stop, simply slow down. This means that traffic can keep moving at a steady pace, thereby reducing congestion.

On top of keeping traffic moving, roundabouts have also been proven to be much safer than typical intersections. According to a report from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, on average, roundabouts experience 39% fewer vehicle collisions, 76% fewer injuries, and 90% fewer serious injuries and fatalities. This is largely due to the fact that they reduce speeds and reduce the amount of collision points in the intersection itself. Most collisions in roundabouts happen at much slower speeds and are only glancing blows, instead of head-on impacts.

Lastly, due to the lack of stopping and idling at roundabouts, these intersections also help cut back on pollution. Cars are often able to keep moving through roundabouts, which means that gas they are burning is actually being used rather than being wasted. On top of that, since there is less stopping and going, there is less noise pollution as well. This is due to the fact that engines make more noise when they are working to get a car moving again after a full stop.

How to Deal with Roundabouts

Roundabouts are not as scary as they may appear. Often times, they only look confusing because they are new, not because they are difficult. There are a few simple rules to keep in mind when going through a roundabout.

  • Drivers entering a roundabout have to yield to cars already in the roundabout. A driver should never force their way into a roundabout, since cars in the circle have right-of-way.
  • Drivers should stay in their lane once in the roundabout. Do not change lanes partway through.
  • Never stop in a roundabout. These intersections are meant to keep traffic flowing, stopping within one will more than likely cause an accident.
  • Avoid driving next to oversized vehicles. Large vehicles like buses and semi-trucks will likely drift into neighboring lanes as they make turns, so it is best to keep some distance.

That’s all there is to it. So long as a driver pays attention to the signs as they approach, and keep these rules in mind, they will be just fine. They will be able to keep moving to their destination without having to stop and wait for a light to change.


We Can Help You with a Bail Emergency

We Can Help You with a Bail Emergency

 

Despite your best efforts, there are some things that you just can’t plan for. These things are often classified as emergencies because of that fact. Even though bad things, such as the arrest of a loved one, can arise without warning, they can be dealt with. A person just needs the right help. The best place to find bail help in California is here at Lynwood Bail Bond Store.

Lynwood Bail Bond Store was founded back in 1987. This gives us over 30 years of experience with dealing with bail emergencies. We know how to handle every possible bail scenario. Whether or not you were prepared for your loved one’s arrest does not matter. We can easily guide you through the process of bailing someone out of jail.

Our bail agents are ready and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can talk to them at any time, meaning that it does not matter when your loved one got arrested. We will always be there to help. You can count on us. We can bail someone out of any jail in California at any time, day or night.

Aside from just helping you get through the bail bond process, we also help make it affordable. For starters, our bail bonds only cost 10% of the full bail price. This means our clients get a 90% discount right of the bat. Some clients can qualify for additional discounts. All of our clients can get personalized payment plans that spread out the cost of the bail bond.

Here at Lynwood Bail Bond Store, we offer:

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Espanol

When you find yourself in the unexpected position of needing bail help, look no further than Lynwood Bail Bond Store. For over 30 years we have been helping Californians deal with bail emergencies. We can easily help you with yours.

Are you ready to get started? If so, just click Chat With Us or call (323) 357-0575  now.


Dedicated Bail Help Anywhere in California

Dedicated Bail Help Anywhere in California

Dedicated Bail Help Anywhere in California

 

W
hen it comes to helping out friends and family, you are always there for the people that you care about. No matter what they need help with, you will be there. Where they are, or when they call for help, does not matter. They are your family and you will help them. When you need help helping them, you need to find someone as dedicated as you.

When it comes to finding professional bail help to rescue a loved one from jail, you want only the best. Great bail help can be found anywhere in California by contacting Lynwood Bail Bond Store. For over 30 years we have assisted Californians with the daunting task of bailing someone out of jail.

As long as you and your loved one are both in California, we can help you. It does not matter what end of the state you are located at. We have mobile bail agents located all over California who will always be there for you. There will always be a professional, local bail agent nearby to offer you guidance through the bail process. They will be as dedicated to you, as you are to your loved one.

Our professional bail agents are experts in their field. They have years of training and experience behind them. When you come to Lynwood Bail Bond Store for help, you will get nothing but the very best. They will answer your questions and walk you through the entire process of rescuing your loved one from jail.

When you come to us for help, you can count on:

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Espanol

You provide your family with dedicated and caring help. When you need help doing that, you want only the best. When it comes to bail help, Lynwood Bail Bond Store is your best option in California. Unlike our competitors, we care about our clients. We will do everything that we can to take care of you and your loved one.

Ready to get started? Just call (323) 357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.


Who can you count on?

Who Can You Count On?

Who can you count on?

 

W
hen it comes to taking care of family, your loved ones can always count on you. They know that you will always be there for them whenever they need a helping hand. They can count on you, which is why they called you when someone got arrested.

Unfortunately for you, you’ve never bailed someone out of jail before. You have no idea how it works. Luckily, you contacted Lynwood Bail Bonds. For over 30 years, we have been helping Californians deal with the arrest of a friend or family member. We know everything about the bail bond process and will be more than happy to help you rescue a loved one from jail.

Our bail agents will walk you through every single step of the bail bond process. Using their expertise on the subject, our bail agents will be able to answer all of your questions. Once you are satisfied, our agents will begin working to secure your loved one’s release from jail. With their knowledge of the bail system, they can have your loved one out of jail in as little as two hours in some counties.

Just like your loved ones can count on you, you can count on Lynwood Bail Bonds. Our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will always be there to lend you a helping hand whenever you need bail help. We will always be there for you.

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Espanol

Your family is counting on you to bail out your loved one, and you can count on Lynwood Bail Bonds. We will have your back. No matter how inexperienced you may be with bail, you will be able to rescue your loved one from jail.

Why are you waiting? Get your loved one out of jail today by calling (323) 357-0575 or clicking Chat With Us now.


You can put your trust in Lynwood Bail Bonds

You Can Put Your Trust in Compton Bail Bonds

You can put your trust in Lynwood Bail Bonds

 

T
rusting people isn’t always easy, especially when you are dealing with something stressful. This is usually the case when a person is trying to bail their loved one out of jail. It is a very stressful time as they to everything in their power to rescue their friend or family member from jail. Unfortunately, they don’t really know how to rescue someone from jail.

Bailing someone out of jail is not a task that most people are familiar with. When they need to face it, they often need help. Finding trustworthy and professional help in this time of need can be difficult, if you don’t know where to look. Luckily, you found Compton Bail Bonds. For over 30 years, we have helped Californians bail their friends and family members out of jail. We can help you too.

If you are looking for great help, our bail agents are some of the best in the business. They are kind, caring, and knowledgeable. Our bail agents will be able to guide you through the bail bond process and answer all of your questions. They will be there for you whenever you need them, no matter the time of day.

With the years of knowledge and experience behind them, our bail agents are able to quickly and easily help you get your loved one from jail. On top of that, unlike other bail bond companies, our bail agents truly care about the wellbeing of their clients. This means that they will do everything in their power to help you and your loved one get through this difficult time.

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Espanol

When you need help with rescuing a loved one from jail, just contact Compton Bail Bonds. Our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to lend their aid to people who need them. They will happily answer your questions and help you get your loved one out of jail in no time.

Are you ready to get started? If so, just call (323) 357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.


Los Angeles crime rates are down

Did You Know Los Angeles 2018 Crime Rates Are Down?

Los Angeles crime rates are down

 

T
he city of Los Angeles, California is one of the largest cities in the entire United States. The city is home to just under 4 million people, making it the second largest city behind New York City, which has 8.5 million citizens. Chicago comes in at third with just shy of a population of 3 million.

Needless to say, having that many people in close proximity to one another can create a lot of problems. Crime rates are always much higher in densely populated areas in comparison to more rural areas. This is due to the larger amount of people in big cities. As cities grow, it is only natural for their crime rates to rise as well.

When a large city is actually able to decrease its crime rates that is a very big deal. Los Angeles recently announced that, in 2018, crime rates in the city actually dropped to their lowest in a very long time.

 What Are Crime Rates?

For those unaware, crime rates are simply a measure of the crimes committed within a specified area. Crime rates for the same area can vary depending on who conducted the study and report. This is due to the fact that different studies might only look at certain types of crime.

Typically, crimes are divided into two sets, violent crimes and property crimes. Violent crimes are things like murder, assault, and rape. Property crimes are things like vandalism and burglary. Researchers can analyze these different types of crimes in varying ways to give an area a type of safety grade. This can help people decide if they want to live in an area, or if they think it is too dangerous for them.

By monitoring crimes rates, cities are able to determine how well some of their initiatives and programs are functioning. If crime rates go up from year to year, they may consider a more aggressive strategy to combat that. If crime rates go down, then they know they have found a solution that works.

 LA Crime Rates Are Down

At a recent news conference, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti made the astounding announcement. According to Garcetti, crime in Los Angeles is down in every category. Last year, there were 259 homicides within the city, which is an 8.2% drop from the year before. Meanwhile, rapes were down 12.4%, gang crimes decreased by 8%, and lastly, property crimes decreased by 2%.

All of this decrease in crimes puts crime rates within the city at their second lowest in 50 years. While 259 homicides may seem like a lot, a person needs to compare this number to what it used to be. Consider when murders in the city peaked in the year 1992. There were 1,092 homicides that year alone. This new statistic is a drastic decrease from the old one. Both violent and property crimes are down by around 60% since the early 1990’s. This is an impressive feat, considering the fact that the city is not shrinking by any means.

In comparison to other cities, Los Angeles is doing remarkably well. For the year of 2018, several other large cities around the country saw many more homicides. For instance:

  • New York: 289
  • Chicago: 530
  • Houston: 279
  • Philadelphia: 350

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore stated that this is one of the safest times to live in the Los Angeles. Both Garcetti and Moore credit an increase in police diversity, gang interventions, and more street patrols as factors for the decrease in crime rates within the city.

 Following Crime Rates Is Very Beneficial

By monitoring crime rates year after year, a city is better able to decide what strategies are working and which ones are not. Crime rates also help show how far a city has come in helping make it citizens safer. Just look at how far Los Angeles has come since the early 1990’s when crack cocaine usage was at its highest.

The year of 2018 saw a nice drop in crime throughout LA, which is great news for all of the city’s residents. If this trend continues, you can bet that other cities across the state, and even the rest of the country, may begin to follow some of the city’s crime fighting strategies.


Get an early start on your taxes to avoid stress

Get an Earlier Start on Your Taxes and Avoid the Stress

Get an early start on your taxes to avoid stress

 

T
he new year of 2019 is getting started. For many, it is a time of new beginnings and a chance to start fresh. This is the time of the year where people have to work hard if they want to achieve their New Year’s Resolution this time around. However, this time of year is known for something other than being a fresh start. January is also the beginning of tax season.

Of course, for many people, thinking of taxes in January is a bit early. After all, the deadline is still months away. However, once a person’s work has handed out W-2’s, there is nothing stopping that person from filing their taxes for the recent year. Once that has been done, a person has nothing to worry about. They won’t even have to worry about a deadline because they will have beaten it by a longshot.

 Filing Taxes

This year, Tax Day falls on Monday, April 15th. That’s just over 3 months away, which for most people is more than enough time to get their taxes dealt with. However, anyone who has ever filed their taxes before will have to begrudgingly admit that those 3 months can disappear in an instant. One moment a person is celebrating Valentine’s Day with their significant other, and the next thing they know, their a pulling a practical joke for April Fool’s Day. Once that day arrives, there are only 2 weeks left to file taxes without having to apply for an extension.

Some people prefer to get an extension because it gives them more time to handle the filing. By applying for an extension, a person gains an additional 6 months to file their taxes for the previous year. However, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) likes to remind anyone filing for an extension that this only gives the person more time to file their taxes. They still have to pay their taxes by the usual deadline, which is typically April 17th.

 Stay Out of Trouble and Avoid Stress

As with anything, waiting until the last minute to file taxes can be very stressful. It is a lot like waiting to work on an essay until the night before it is due, except 100 times worse. With an essay, the worst result a person can get is a failing grade. When it comes to filing taxes, a person can face criminal charges, especially if the total amount of unpaid taxes is over $25,000. These criminal charges can come with heavy fines and possible jail time.

That is why it is important to get taxes filed in time. When a person gets their taxes taken care of early, they give themselves a nice buffer zone. If something was filled wrong, they have time to fix it without having to worry about a looming deadline that is fast approaching.

If a person fails to pay their taxes by the deadline, they can face a fee that is 5% of the money they owe for every month the tax bill remains unpaid. That can add up to an immense amount of money very quickly.

 Get Them Done with Ahead of Time and Relax

Filing taxes is by no means fun, but it can be pretty easy with today’s technology. While dealing taxes is less than enjoyable, getting a tax refund is always nice. It’s a nice little check of money that took a lot of work to earn in the first place. Once that check is in a person’s hands, or deposited into their bank account, the person can go out and spend it on whatever it is they want or need at the time.

While the April 15th deadline for filing taxes is still a few months away, there is nothing wrong with getting started ahead of time. Doing so can alleviate a lot of unnecessary stress and make a person’s life easier. Isn’t that what everyone wants?


lynwood bail bonds will always be there for you

Willowbrook Bail Bonds Will Always be There for You

lynwood bail bonds will always be there for you

 

Y
ou never know when you are going to need help. You can’t exactly plan for emergencies, which means you can be anywhere when they strike. This can be quite problematic. If you need help dealing with the situation, you may not be able to get help where you are. At least, that would be the case if you didn’t need bail help.

When you need bail help, you can always count on Willowbrook Bail Bonds. For over 30 years we have been helping Californians face bail. Since we are a statewide bail bond company, we can bail someone out of any jail in the state. With our mobile bail agents serving all of California, you will never have to face bail alone.

Once you learn of a friend or family member’s arrest, you can contact Willowbrook Bail Bonds. Our agents are available 24//7 and always ready to lend a helping hand. They will be there wherever and whenever you need them. You won’t have to face this alone.

With our bail agents at your side, you will never be lost. Our agents can guide you through the entire bail bond process. They will happily answer your questions and explain everything for you. Since our bail agents are located all over the state of California, they will always be close by to offer their support.

We also offer all of the following here at Willowbrook Bail Bonds:

  • 24/7 Bail bond service
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Espanol

Whenever you need bail help, wherever you are in California, Willowbrook Bail Bonds will be there for you. For over 30 years we have helped Californians deal with their bail emergencies. We are experts in the field that you can rely on for professional help and guidance.

If you need to bail someone out of jail, just call (323) 357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.


it's okay to have questions about bail bonds

It Is Okay to Have Questions about Bail Bonds

it's okay to have questions about bail bonds

 

P
eople tend to have a lot of questions when it comes to bailing someone out of jail. After all, for many people, this is the first time they have ever dealt with bail before. Here at Lynwood Bail Bonds, we understand that fact and do everything we can to help out our clients. No matter how many questions you might have about bail, we will answer them all for you.

Our bail agents at Lynwood Bail Bonds are always ready to talk with you. This is due to the fact that they are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know that an arrest can occur at any time, which means you could need help at any time. That is why we are always ready to lend a hand, no matter what time it may be.

Getting in touch with one of our bail agents is easy. You can talk to them over the phone, online, or in person at one of our local offices. We have agents located all over California. Once you start talking to one of our bail agents, they begin working for you. They will happily answer your questions as they walk you through the bail process.

A big concern when bailing someone out of jail is how much it will cost. When it comes to bail bonds that is dependent on the person’s bail amount. Here at Lynwood Bail Bonds, our bail bonds only cost 10% of the bail they are for. In addition, we can split that cost up with a payment plan designed with the client in mind. This personalized payment plan will work with the client’s unique monthly budget to help ensure that the bail bond is affordable.

On top of that, we also provide our clients with:
  • 20% Discount
  • Phone approvals
  • 0% Interest payment plans
  • No hidden fees
  • No collateral with working signer
  • Se habla Espanol

You may have a lot of questions about bail, but that shouldn’t keep you from helping out your loved one. All you have to do is contact Lynwood Bail Bonds. We will help you understand how bail bonds work and help you rescue your loved one from jail. No matter where your loved one is being held in California, we will be there for you.

There is no reason to wait, call (323) 357-0575 or click Chat With Us now.