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FoodsPrer : I never thought that they were guilty in the first place.. "Liberals' isn't a collective.

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PaHenvenceben : No,Al Sharpton still believes he was in the right
even after the three were successfully sued 345,000

that included tawana brawley herself in which she still hasn't paid one dime of it
and since the interest rate of 10% is added every year
Her fine stands at more in interest now than the original $96.000 she was originally fined in the first place

They now know where she lives and works and have been garnishing her wages
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unondurpidgip : I am 15 and I am thinking about either one. I will go to college and major in criminal justice, but you know how they say you need at least 3 years of like experience (military, etc), well I was thinking about doing maybe Border Patrol?? Is that okay?? Also, as a special agent does that mean that you get to go undercover and all that? Which one gets paid more FBI or DEA special agent?? How hard is it to get hired?? What else can I do? What's a typical day like? If you can please "dumb" your answers down haha...because I don't know some big words hahah! :) Pros and cons of both?? Thank you in advance!! :) ALL ANSWERS APPRECIATED!! btw I am a girl :)
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Pescuectime : A Bachelor's degree is required for federal special agent positions (very few exceptions) and the maximum age is 37. Any major is acceptable, but CJ, Computer Science, Sociology, Accounting, or Psych may stand you in better stead for most positions. However, GPA is probably more important than major. Those meeting the minimum requirements may not compare well to the best qualified applicants, and there are always more applicants than positions. The FBI likes lawyers and accountants, but they hire from various backgrounds, with at least 3 years of substantive employment ( The same could be said for the Secret Service, their primary duties (outside of protection) involve financial crimes and counterfeiting. Any responsible employment may acceptable, but law enforcement may be beneficial (particularly investigative rather than patrol). Other federal agency job announcements should be available at

The FBI in particular needs people capable of investigating major frauds and conspiracies involving numerous business and technical occupations and professions; whereas, local police are more oriented to street crime. Federal agents must be capable of understanding and communicating at a level above that usually expected from patrol officers. Federal agencies are looking for people who fit in at all social strata, and the expectations are greater with regard to preparation of reports and affidavits. In my experience, state and local officers have their affidavits for search and arrest warrants written by prosecutors; whereas, federal agents write their own.

Being a military officer will normally be advantageous, and military service usually provides veteran preference in the hiring process. However, enlisted service will not necessarily enhance one’s prospects, unless in a specialized position or exemplary service is documented. Military police assignments will not necessarily provide an advantage over infantry assignments, and the branch of service is not necessarily important. Being a practicing attorney or accountant would also place one in a good position. Forensic computer expertise and language capabilities are valued in all agencies.

You are more likely to be successful if you do not restrict yourself to one agency. Moreover, agents get hired from other agencies regularly. If you have proven yourself in another agency (particularly federal), you will have an advantage for FBI hiring. Being a police officer may be helpful, depending on personal performance, assignments, and agency reputation.

I recommend that people major in psych and minor in CJ (even though I majored in CJ for a BS and PhD, with a Masters in management [sponsored by and on government time]). The academic specialization for a graduate degree is not necessarily important.

In my experience, hiring decisions are made based on college GPA (above 3.5 is a plus), written examinations, physical fitness (possibly physical test results), work experience, possibly a polygraph, ability to communicate orally and in writing, foreign language ability, and graduate/law degrees. There are always more applicants than there are positions.

There are numerous special agent positions, apply at as many places as possible, and accept the first offer. Then, if that’s not where you want to be, keep applying to the agency you want. I worked with an FBI S/A who had previously been a Border Patrol agent, performance on the job is what distinguishes one applicant from another. The FBI investigates violations of all federal laws, DEA investigates drug offenses and related money laundering (choose for yourself whether one is better than the other). Both have agents working undercover, as do other federal criminal investigation agencies. Generally, pay levels are the same for all federal criminal investigators, except that the FBI hires at a higher starting grade.
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waterfilter : Its not worth spending money on a lawyer but it is worth giving it a try myself if its possible.
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eldemowerrorm : Well, that doesn't make a lot of sense. You wouldn't sue an employee. Sure, one person in the company may have done the firing, but they were working on behalf of the company. You'd sue the employer, not an employee.

In any event, sure, it's possible. But your odds of winning go down substantially. And understand that an employer can terminate you for almost any reason.

If you were fired for an illegal reason -- such as the color of your skin or your religion -- and you can prove that, you'll have no problems getting a lawyer to help you on a contingency basis.

I mention this because when people post here about wrongful termination, in almost every single time it's not an illegal termination, just an unfair one. And you can only win if it was illegal.
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Dowlfooliog : It's possible, not your chances of winning are greatly dimin8shed. if you choose to handle this case alone you're going to need documentation proving this was descrimination, at least 2 other testimobies to this unfair practice and a lot of paper work from the courts that could take you hours to collect. and if you're trying to find another job in the mean time, it could be more trouble than it's worth.
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Ishigedjei : With no real knowledge of labor law, it's a waste of time
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Sleedeetmesee : You should be able to, yes. If they are not on the lease you hold no obligation to them and could have them removed. No eviction necessary - they are not the tenants, they are trespassing squatters, transients.
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FemalePink : They are not legal tenants, but squatters, so it may be that the police can legally eject them without legal eviction. You might want to confer with a local attorney conversant in these matters before acting.
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