NJ Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll gives amazing floor speech in opposition to legislation banning magazines over ten rounds.
Crime and punishment
5 Legal SECRETS Cops Don't Want YOU to Know
An extraordinary bill that would allow citizens to be criminally charged if they bring abuse or misconduct charges against police officers are that later dismissed by the police department. They would be subject to a felony charge for perjury
Dotcom and his lawyers have lost a bid to force the United States to show them the evidence they plan to use in making their argument that he should be extradited. Dotcom won't have access to his own data to prepare a proper defense,
A man drinking canned iced tea in a parking lot was accosted by a plainclothes beverage cop who demanded to inspect his drink. He was placed in handcuffs and arrested. Even though the man was innocent and was only drinking tea, prosecutors are sti
Yulia Abair was new to the United States, having recently arrived from Russia and married an American. But she was determined to make something of herself, starting her own massage therapy business and studying nursing. Already, you no doubt get th
Rennie Gibbs's daughter, Samiya, was a month premature when she simultaneously entered the world and left it, never taking a breath. To experts who later examined the medical record, the stillborn infant's most likely cause of death was also the most
Best-selling author Kevin Trudeau, whose name became synonymous with late-night TV pitches, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Monday for bilking consumers through ubiquitous infomercials for his book, "The Weight Loss Cure 'They' Don't Want You to
The defense asked to use Mohammed as a witness after reviewing a 14-page statement Mohammed provided in response to 451 questions posed by Abu Ghaith's lawyers. In it, Mohammed wrote he wanted to help Abu Ghaith but was distrustful of
At the single stoplight Debra Ford saw the police lights flash. She steered her beat-up black Chevy Blazer into the parking lot, under the big red dot advertising Jack’s restaurant. The officer said she had a taillight out. He asked to see her licens
Biotechnology could let us extend convicts' lives 'indefinitely'
A neighbor took pictures of the dogs running down the street and reported her to Animal Control. The agency slapped Root with a $7,000 fine or she could spend nearly a year in jail.
The NSA requests the public courts to dismiss claims against them by claiming litigants lack standing---the NSA engages in mass surveillance while simultaneously relying that no litigant can prove they are affected by the secret surveillance!
Just before Ibragim was shot—7 times, in 2 bursts, including once in the top of the head—he was about to write a confession implicating himself and alleged Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev in a brutal triple homicide that took place in
A North Vegas Police Officer shot and killed a 38-year-old man for the supposed crime of walking away from a cop. David L. Robinson was shot in the head by an unidentified North Las Vegas cop in the backyard of an abandoned home.
Assaulting a police officer is a crime that earns special attention and sentencing from prosecutors and judges – unless, of course, the person doing the assaulting has special privileges that come with a badge. After shoving a
In December, a 75-year-old man who was believed to be homeless died in Burlington County Jail while strapped in a “turtle suit” and lying in a pool of urine and feces, according to a supervisor inside the facility.
Sean Turzanski, in jail for a minor offense, witnessed the torture, murder, and cover up of a fellow inmate at the Burlington County Detention Center. Sean will discuss what he did to expose the cover up, and how the 'authorities' responded...
A Florida bill advanced in the Senate to make bullying a crime, including cyber-bullying online. The new offenses criminalize a range of “harassing” behavior, both in-person and on the Internet. And a second conviction would send perpetrators to jail
An investigation by the state inspector general found that convicted former state chemist Annie Dookhan was the “sole bad actor” at the state drug lab where she mishandled evidence. But the probe also found that the lab had major management problems,
The government effectively argued that its witness was so notorious that the defense should have raised his incompetency at trial. It succeeded.
"Originally, a K9 unit indicated there was accelerant," defense attorney Jay Winward said Tuesday. "The state crime lab reports there was no accelerant found. There was nothing that indicated that there was accelerant used."
The story of Laura Duffy, the prosecutor, and the wrongfully convicted man, is inspirational. Not because Duffy acted professionally throughout this case—she and her colleagues surely did not. Not because prosecutors promptly acknowledged their
DNR counter-sued Baker, and until recently, was seeking fines of $10,000 for each of the 70 “illegal” pigs the department claimed the farmer had. DNR also sought a court order to destroy the pigs. On February 26, 2014 DNR reversed its position and su
Corrections officers have raped, beaten and harassed women inside the prison for at least 18 years. More than a third of the employees have had sex with prisoners, which is sometimes the only currency for basics like toilet paper and tampons.
“[The Prosecutor]: Your Honor, respectfully, the State is not participating in this case. [The Prosecutor]: Respectfully, your Honor, the State is not participating in this matter. [The Prosecutor]: No, your Honor. Respectfully, the State is
A week before actor Philip Seymour Hoffman overdosed on a mix of heroin, cocaine and other drugs, the Supreme Court restrained what one top prosecutor called "the strongest tool" federal authorities have to go after dealers
A Jacksonville woman whose case generated outrage when she was sentenced to 20 years in prison may end up behind bars for 60 years for the same crime. The State Attorney Angela Corey will seek to put Marissa Alexander in prison for 60 years,
Newly discovered evidence the prosecutor in the case concealed a deal with a jailhouse informant whose testimony was a key part of the execution decision. The battle to clear Mr. Willingham’s name offers evidence an innocent man was executed