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12-Year Report On NYC's Unconstitutional Stop-And-Frisk Policy Debunks Right-Wing Media Claims

12-Year Report On NYC's Unconstitutional Stop-And-Frisk Policy Debunks Right-Wing Media Claims | Criminal law | Scoop.it
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Fusion Investigates: How did America's police departments lose loads of military-issued weapons?

Fusion Investigates: How did America's police departments lose loads of military-issued weapons? | Criminal law | Scoop.it
Missing weapons include assault rifles, pistols, and even two Humvees.
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Lawyer worried about his client’s ‘horns,’ face tattoos - The Boston Globe

Lawyer worried about his client’s ‘horns,’ face tattoos - The Boston Globe | Criminal law | Scoop.it
The lawyer for a man charged with murder for his alleged role in the slayings of three Berkshire County men says he’s concerned his client’s ‘‘unique appearance’’ will prevent selection of impartial jurors.
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Hey Police Person, You Can Trust Me But Not These Kids

Hey Police Person, You Can Trust Me But Not These Kids | Criminal law | Scoop.it
From Slate This officer cannot afford to give people the benefit of the doubt, because there are only so many people you can relax your guard around in her line of work before she gets herself or s...
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Slate's answer to their quesiton: Why do some ofifcers seem so arrogant? - Was so disappointing 

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What Your Defense Attorney Needs to Know About Memory

What Your Defense Attorney Needs to Know About Memory | Criminal law | Scoop.it
Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court In it's amicus brief to the Supreme Court, the American Psychological Association was trying to convince America’s top judges to change the criminal process in a f...
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WASHINGTON: Pot backers cheer for a Seattle-Denver Super Bowl | Culture | McClatchy DC

WASHINGTON: Pot backers cheer for a Seattle-Denver Super Bowl | Culture | McClatchy DC | Criminal law | Scoop.it
If oddsmakers are correct, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos will win Sunday’s National Football League conference championship games, advancing to a truly historic Super Bowl on Feb. 2:
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Colorado and Washington is the place to be for Super Bowl parties.

 

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Oregon fugitive captured after 15-year manhunt

Oregon fugitive captured after 15-year manhunt | Criminal law | Scoop.it
A child sex abuse suspect from Oregon has been captured after being on the run for 15 years, police said.
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Ex-youth minister faces child porn charges

Ex-youth minister faces child porn charges | Criminal law | Scoop.it
The former youth minister of a West Dundee church, who is awaiting trial on charges that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a minor, is now facing additional child pornography charges, authorities said.
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Seven years later, son charged with murdering parents - Elgin Courier News

Seven years later, son charged with murdering parents - Elgin Courier News | Criminal law | Scoop.it
WOODSTOCK — More than seven years after a couple was found fatally shot in their Crystal Lake home, prosecutors have charged their son with murder.
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No statute of limitations for murder!

 

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Why do they do it? 20 victims of Utah murder-suicide attempts since 2013

Why do they do it? 20 victims of Utah murder-suicide attempts since 2013 | Criminal law | Scoop.it
There were 11 murder-suicides in Utah last year, and 14 total victims if you count those whose killers were unable to commit suicide. In the last few days alone, there are six victims.
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84 Year-Old Women Asked for Her Underwear & Bra Size - This Tourette's Case Illuminates the Criminal Mental State

84 Year-Old Women Asked for Her Underwear & Bra Size - This Tourette's Case Illuminates the Criminal Mental State | Criminal law | Scoop.it
During this brief call, he tells the woman that he is “ just sitting here pulling it off." ... About a month later, Defendant called the same number and asked the same 84 year old women for her bra...
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Who asks an 84 year old women for her underwear & bra size? ANSWER: criminals and apparently people with Tourette's

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Vermont gov. confronts deadly heroin crisis as public health problem | PBS NewsHour | Jan. 9, 2014

Vermont gov. confronts deadly heroin crisis as public health problem | PBS NewsHour | Jan. 9, 2014 | Criminal law | Scoop.it
Gov. Peter Shumlin devoted his entire State of the State address to a "full-blown heroin crisis" ravaging Vermont.
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"The war on drugs is over!" says the Vermont Govenour. Am I the only who thinks this is news.

 

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Dallas hails unprecedented decade-long drop in crime - Dallas Morning News

Dallas hails unprecedented decade-long drop in crime - Dallas Morning News | Criminal law | Scoop.it
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Thomas Jefferson, president of the Hamilton Park Civic League, says the drop in reported crime feels real.
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Convicting Darren Wilson Will Be Basically Impossible

Convicting Darren Wilson Will Be Basically Impossible | Criminal law | Scoop.it
You can thank Missouri law for that.
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Courthouse News Service

Courthouse News Service | Criminal law | Scoop.it
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If they are beating each other up, what are they doing to the public?

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Testimony from dead eyewitness can't be used at new trial in 1994 murder case, judge says

Testimony from dead eyewitness can't be used at new trial in 1994 murder case, judge says | Criminal law | Scoop.it
Lemons has proclaimed his innocence in his case for two decades.
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Seems both sides have been hurt by dead witnesses. The reason for the new trial in the first place was because the State failed to notify the defense of a "now-dead eyewitness that cast doubt on the woman's statement to authorities."

 

 

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Why Do Some Police Officers Seem Arrogant?

Why Do Some Police Officers Seem Arrogant? | Criminal law | Scoop.it
Answer by Justin Freeman, former patrol officer: Because they have different priorities than you do. Humans, like most everything else in the universe, seek to maintain a sense of equilibrium in things.
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I'm not sure if this makes me feel better, what about all the other times when the cop is dealing with normal people who pose no threat? www.partidaftp.com

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Ex-Spring Branch ISD teacher sentenced to year in jail for sex with 15-year-old student

Ex-Spring Branch ISD teacher sentenced to year in jail for sex with 15-year-old student | Criminal law | Scoop.it
A judge sentenced a former Spring Branch ISD teacher to one year in jail Tuesday for having sex with a 15-year-old student.Kathryn Camille Murray had repeated sexual encounters with an eighth-grade boy at Memorial Middle School, where she taught.
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'I honestly thought she was going to shoot me,' man says of Harris County attorney

'I honestly thought she was going to shoot me,' man says of Harris County attorney | Criminal law | Scoop.it
An assistant Harris County attorney has been charged in a case of road rage, police said.
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Supreme Court to hear 'smartphone' and cell phone search cases | Suits & Sentences | McClatchy DC

Supreme Court to hear 'smartphone' and cell phone search cases | Suits & Sentences | McClatchy DC | Criminal law | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a challenge to a police search of a suspect's cell phone, in what could prove to be a seminal case of the iPhone era.
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Cooper guilty of strangling Aurora woman to death - Aurora Beacon News

Cooper guilty of strangling Aurora woman to death - Aurora Beacon News | Criminal law | Scoop.it
“What I’m going to get right now is justice.” Those were the words Yvette Strawder said as she entered the courtroom Friday morning on the final day of Delbert Cooper’s first degree murder trial.
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Utah police officer kills 4 in family, self, officials say

Utah police officer kills 4 in family, self, officials say | Criminal law | Scoop.it
Utah police officer kills 4 in family, self, officials say,Authorities say a 34-year-old Utah police officer fatally shot his wife, mother-in-law and two young children before taking his own life.
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Sketch released of suspect who shot man, sexually assaulted woman in northwest Houston

Sketch released of  suspect who shot man, sexually assaulted woman in northwest Houston | Criminal law | Scoop.it
Houston police have released a composite sketch of a suspect wanted for shooting a man and sexually assaulting a woman in northwest Houston Thursday evening.
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Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school

Honor student placed in jail for tardiness and truancy at school | Criminal law | Scoop.it
A judge threw a 17-year-old 11th grade honor student from Willis High School in jail after she missed school again.
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This story is back in the spot light after the President goes after zero tolerance rules and laws against students.

 

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Abortion cited as crime drop factor by sheriff candidate Orr - The Spokesman Review

Abortion cited as crime drop factor by sheriff candidate Orr - The Spokesman Review | Criminal law | Scoop.it
Abortion cited as crime drop factor by sheriff candidate Orr
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A candidate for Spokane County sheriff has offered a provocative explanation for a drop in the U.S. crime rate starting in the early 1990s: legalized abortion.
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I have heard economists also discuss this.

 

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