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Qualified Immunity, Unauthorized Use of Excessive Force by Police
Conway is the county seat of Faulkner County located in central Arkansas. The city’s police department has 127 sworn officers to protect and serve the 65,000 people living in Conway.…
The right to bail in this country was firmly planted by the Framers in the original Bill of Rights: the Eighth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution specifically prohibits excessive bail.
Much has changed in this nation’s criminal justice system…
In a ruling issued on February 14, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found there is reasonable evidence that the Harris County bail procedures are constitutionally deficient and that plaintiffs will likely succeed, but vacated the district court’s injunction…
A “fog line” is a white (usually bright) line painted on the right side of a roadway separating the roadway from what is known as an “improved shoulder.”
Under Texas law, Transportation Code § 545.058(a), an operator of a…
Deceptive Practices Get Good Results for Friendly FBI Agents
We have on a number of occasions advised our readers that if confronted by law enforcement about any criminal matter, they should not speak to the officials without the presence…
Who controls the defense strategy in a criminal trial: the attorney or the defendant?
That is a question the U.S. Supreme Court will answer in its current term.
Normally, a defense attorney, once he or she accepts a…
Minnesota was one of the first states in the nation to establish a civil commitment program for violent sexual offenders. A federal court in June 2015 declared the state’s much mimicked 21-year-old program unconstitutional. That same day Texas Gov. Gregg…
No man is above the law. That’s what former President Theodore Roosevelt told this nation.
President Donald J. Trump does not believe in this rule of law.
This was evidenced during a January 2016 campaign rally in Sioux…
Judges have a sworn duty to be impartial when trying cases, especially criminal cases where life and liberty are at stake and the government bears all burden of proof.
Elia Cornejo Lopez was elected to a criminal court judgeship…
The Chicago Police Department (CPD) is one of the oldest modern police forces in the world. Perhaps that explains the department long history of sordid misconduct which includes:
The systematic torture of African-American suspects between 1972-1991
Officers involved in…