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Good Policing vs. Bad Policing

by dave on August 15, 2014

in Criminal Justice

The difference between good policing and bad policing is how the officer approaches his job and sees his mission. Charged with a Crime? Please call (800) 759-5813. It’s the difference between “protect and serve” or “respect my authoritah”. It’s the difference between servicing justice or creating order. We saw how dramatic the difference between the […]

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What happens in police interrogation rooms used to stay in police interrogation rooms. And though recording these potentially high-stress conversations has become more standard in local and state proceedings, the federal government had barred investigators from recording interrogations until this week. Now, the government says federal law enforcement will be required to video record interviews […]

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Obama has the worst record on presidential clemencies of any modern Head of State. So when he recently announced he would be accepting and potentially approving stacks of clemency petitions, it came as a surprise. About Connect with me on Google+More Posts (198)

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How To Avoid Breaking The Law

by dave on March 18, 2014

in Criminal Justice

Most of us manage to go about our daily lives managing not to get into too much trouble with the law. Most of us have never had a court hearing, have never been fined and have never been arrested. That said however, it can be surprisingly easy to break the law on occasion in minor […]

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There is nothing quite as convincing to a jury as an eyewitness identification. Seeing the victim identify their assailant, for example, can have a profound effect on the people sitting in the courtroom. But, eyewitness identifications are called the “single greatest cause of wrongful convictions”; they are unreliable. And according to a new report, local […]

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A Supreme Court ruling recently determined that DNA collections at the time of arrest constitute a Constitutional search. In other words, even if you aren’t convicted of an offense, the government can take your DNA. And while this ruling will set the stage for even more liberal DNA seizures at the state and federal levels, […]

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At least one Congressman is willing to make a serious effort to reconcile current strict federal prohibition of marijuana with the realities of new marketplaces for legal medical and recreational use in many States. It is encouraging to see some movement on a federal level to institute what many marijuana advocates have claimed for years […]

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Sentencing guidelines and mandatory minimums have not done what was promised—they haven’t reduced crime and they haven’t eliminated racial disparities. What they have done is serve as fuel to the prison systems of this country and forced government at local, state, and federal levels to dole out millions in related costs. In an effort to […]

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Where Do We Stand with GPS Tracking Bill?

by dave on March 27, 2013

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When you are under criminal investigation, it’s best not to start off at a disadvantage. After all, law enforcement has a plethora of tools at their disposal aimed at finding, pinning and incarcerating you. One such tool involves following you as you find your way home. About Connect with me on Google+More Posts (198)

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As the most incarcerated nation in the world, many people have strong and even emotional opinions about crime and punishment in the United States. There is a sense of the “bad guys” being bad to the core and getting their due. Pardons issued by governors across the country, therefore, are sometimes greeted with serious controversy […]

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