There were "significant problems" within the department, including an "us-versus-them mentality," routine cover-up of inmate abuse, and an "unwritten code" taught to new jail deputies that any inmate who fought a guard should end up in the hospital.
The Canadian government has had to warn its citizens not to carry cash to the USA because the USA does not presume innocence but guilt when it comes to money.
Everyone knows dogs in public are supposed to be on a leash. It's the law. But few likely know leashes are legally limited to 6 feet in Maricopa County. Esmée Lafleur got a citation, with a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail and a $2,500 fine
Asset forfeiture was conceived as a way to cut into the profit motive of criminal enterprises. Over time, however, the tactic has turned into an evil itself, with the corruption it engendered among government and law enforcement
Research suggests that family violence is two to four times higher in the law-enforcement community than in the general population. So where's the public outrage?
But that case would have required a jury to be convinced of his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. This was a federal court in America, so it was no longer necessary.
John Guandolo, a disgraced former FBI agent monitored by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is scheduled to give a training session on Muslim terrorism sponsored by County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
Nowhere To Hide As Minority Report-Style Facial Recognition Technology Spreads Across America.
Everton Wagstaffe went into custody in January, 1992. He was 23 years old. And there he stayed, even after he was told to pack his bags and leave on parole.
The dog/probable cause connection is one of the most problematic pieces of legal mythology around. It's a firmly embedded concept, and the Supreme Court has consistently refused to recognize it's as much probable cause as a coin toss,
There are several aspects of this Ray Rice story that are worthy of comment; for example, the power of a video in the outrage toward Rice as opposed to the lack of power in the written word in the lack of outrage toward Floyd Mayweather, ....
The death of a mentally ill, homeless former Marine in a 101-degree New York City jail cell was caused by hyperthermia due to environmental exposure to heat, according to a spokeswoman for the medical examiner, who ruled the February death an accide
'On or about 07/20/14 the ACCUSED took and posted pictures of himself on Facebook desecrating a statue of Jesus,' a police report obtained by The Smoking Gun said.
Perry Co. Judge Dean Wilson is well known in the Columbus area for holding drunk driving trials to New Lexington High School each year as a warning to students not to drink and drive. Wilson is now facing public criticism as he was arrested for
"Plea bargains are extraordinarily common in the American legal system, accounting for roughly 90% of all criminal cases. Many countries, however, do not allow plea bargains, considering them unethical and immoral."
First there was Ferguson, Missouri and the gunning down of an unarmed black youth and the ad-nauseum follow-up emphasizing over-and-over the shooting officer's fear.
A federal judge has approved a $41 million settlement between New York City and five men wrongfully convicted of the 1989 rape of a woman jogger in Central Park, ending a decade-long civil rights lawsuit stemming from the infamous crime.
This Friday, September 5th, is Jury Rights Day. Activists across the country will be educating the public about a juror's right to nullify laws they find unjust.
2 Bloomfield, NJ police officers were indicted, and another plead guilty after suppressed dashcam footage showed them beating a man who was facing years in prison. The video did not emerge until the 30-year-old was already on trial,
For operating the 45th Parallel medical marijuana co-op in Ontario Oregon, Esbensen and his professional associate, Raymond Scott Kangas, were convicted of "racketeering" on June 6 following a bench trial.
Incensed that he had cursed at a nurse, guards at Franklin Correctional Institution in the Panhandle fired nine blasts of noxious gas into his 13-by-8 cell through a slot in the door and, ultimately, left him there, sobbing."I can't breathe,
This past spring, Cecily McMillan rode a bus across a bridge to Rikers Island, home of the notorious New York City jail. When the Occupy Wall Street activist was released nearly two months later, she had left her old self behind.
A case of the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit on the limits of hate speech prosecutions. The court overturned the hate-crime convictions of 16 men and women in a bizarre series of attacks where Amish victims had their beards cut off.
Have you ever wondered what would happen if a judge, clothed in immunity, became so annoyed by an argument that he whipped out his Glock from under his robes and plugged the litigant between the eyes?
A lawyer in the IRS ethics office is facing the possibility of being disbarred, according to records that accuse her of lying to a court-appointed board and hiding what she'd done with money from...
Jeff Deist and Marc J. Victor discuss what's happening in Ferguson, our disappearing legal rights, and how having Butler Shaffer as a law professor radicalized him and shaped his libertarian views.
Three years ago, I sat in a Texas prison cell despite DNA evidence that proved my innocence. The prosecutor who had the power to set me free initially refused to acknowledge that miscarriages of justice occur.
The inmate, Charles Jason Toll, 33, suffocated while being removed from his cell by a team of corrections officers at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Mr. Toll could be heard saying, "I can't breathe," at least 12 times.
She proposed lifting the statute of limitations for sexual assault entirely, in no small part to make sure that rapists don't escape justice just because a rape kit lingered untested for so long that the window for prosecution closed.
He's on paid administrative leave and the Enfield Police investigated it as a crime, found probable cause for assault and submitted a warrant for third degree assault and fabricating evidence. Hartford State's Attorney rejected the warrant.