201503.17
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New York Rapper Faces Possible Jail Time

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Bobby Shmurda, the alias used by rapper Ackquille Pollard, is facing several criminal charges after a recent arrest. The rapper allegedly conspired to murder another individual, and he has also been charged with assault. Criminal Charges for Rapper Bobby Shmurda While many people think that the rich and famous are immune to criminal charges, Ackquille…

Police Officer Accountability May Lead to Fewer Reports of Misconduct
201503.11
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Police Officer Accountability May Lead to Fewer Reports of Misconduct

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A lack of accountability in a police department may mean that officers act without fear of consequences. Implementing a system for spotting potential misconduct could prevent wrongdoing before it occurs. Police Accountability Could Reduce Problems Between Citizens and Law Enforcement With stories like those of Eric Garner and Mike Brown still fresh in the minds…

201502.21
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Why Criminal Defense Attorneys Defend Those Accused of Unthinkable Crimes

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Many people wonder how criminal defense attorneys can bring themselves to defend people who are accused of heinous crimes. For attorneys who have committed themselves to defending criminals, this is not only their job but their passion as well. Many of these lawyers face intense scrutiny for defending people the people they do, yet they…

201502.18
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The Questionable History and Use of The Polygraph

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Throughout its 80 year history, the polygraph machine has been both celebrated and scrutinized. The machine analyzes changes in the subjects physiological state (breathing, blood pressure and sweat) in an effort to prove the subject is being untruthful. The machine was the first of its kind to simultaneously monitor three indicators of physiological change. Although the…

201502.15
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Open Container Laws on the Strip & Downtown Las Vegas

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Las Vegas has long been considered one of the top places in the country to party in the streets and consume liquor in public. With historically loose open container laws, Las Vegas is viewed by many as a destination where anything goes and people can’t get in trouble for consuming liquor out in the open….

201502.12
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3 People Still Serving Life Sentences for Non-Violent Drug Charges

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Even with the ever-growing prison population, some states continue to hand out excessive sentences for non-violent drug offenders. This, coupled with an aging prison population serving life for non-violent drug crimes, has people calling for a shift in the way we sentence these offenders. Many of the thousands serving life were put there for petty…

201502.11
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Nevada’s Implied Consent Law Ruled Unconstitutional

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In a landmark decision handed down by the Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday, the justices ruled that Nevada’s implied consent laws are unconstitutional. The court unanimously agreed that the law, which allows officers to forcibly take blood samples from drivers who they suspect to be impaired, is in violation of the fourth amendment protection against…

201502.09
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5 Examples of Racial Inequality in the Justice System

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Lady Justice, the symbol of our legal system, never fails to be depicted without three things: her scales, her sword, and her blindfold.  The scales, representing her dedication to fairly weigh the claims of each side. She wields her double-edged sword to demand respect for the law and enforce verdicts. Finally, and most importantly, she…

201502.06
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Important Nevada Laws You Should Know Before Visiting Las Vegas

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Millions of tourists flock to the “city of sin” to let loose and leave their troubles behind for the weekend. Creating new troubles certainly isn’t on the to-do list, yet many depart with new stress hanging over their heads from a couple days’ worth of poor judgment. Have a good handle on some of Nevada’s…

201502.06
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Cell-Site Simulators & The Fourth Amendment: Can Law Enforcement Collect Your Cell Phone Data without a Warrant?

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Recently there have been increased concerns on the methods used by law enforcement officials to gather evidence. These concerns come amid allegations by a whistleblower last year that the National Security Agency secretly compiles phone and other data on US citizens. The latest development concerning citizen data compilation involves a technology known by its brand…