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victoriajannyQ : I have only had a Blackberry Torch for 24 hours. It worked fine last night and when I woke up this morning, I had a full battery because I charged it over night as I ran the battery low last night. With a full battery this morning, I left my house and after I got onto the bus ten minutes later, it was off and wouldn't turn on.

The phone won't turn on, the little red light isn't blinking.



SO what is the problem and how can I fix it?

I have tried removing the battery, but that hasn't worked!

Please help me!
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Neenstookem : because you have had it for 24 hours take/send it back under warranty, dont mess with it and invalidate the warranty.
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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 (http://www.fbijobs.gov/). 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 https://my.usajobs.gov/login.aspx.

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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novaexate : this is an on going case, so if I needed an attorney in the past, I had to pay for it myself..
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glubalpcrulge : No. Public defenders are criminal court. If you need a family court attorney, you need to hire one. Check with local legal aid if you are low income.
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Dumpsypsurf : If TPR is on the table... possibly. You don't say...
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sunlostli5r : He was known to police. His recollections of the events are so confusing and so outright full of holes, he claiming Trayvon grabbed his gun and yet no dna. Nothing adds up. This is a case of racism in america. End of story.
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Jailapastoge : Yeah! We should just brand "LIAR" on anyone accused of domestic violence. Heck, might as well just take them out back and shoot them.
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ExannaMaf : YES HE WAS JUST IN THE MOOD TO SHOOT A BLACK BOY
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