Category Archives: Problems with Police

Permalink to POLICE WITH ELECTRONIC DEBIT CARD READERS —- MORE CONTROL FOR PATROL?

POLICE WITH ELECTRONIC DEBIT CARD READERS —- MORE CONTROL FOR PATROL?

The debate regarding civil asset forfeitures has risen to a new level with the recent introduction of portable electronic card readers by the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety. The Electronic Recovery and Access to Data (ERAD) machine enables police to scan prepaid debit cards and allows them to seize the money if the officer suspects […]

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Permalink to DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS   Part 1 of 6: The Arrest

DRIVING THROUGH THE DUI PROCESS Part 1 of 6: The Arrest

Welcome to our new blog series where we will drive you through the DUI process from the time of arrest all the way to trial. There may be a number of signals that can trigger an officer to suspect you of driving under the influence. For example, you might have been driving too slowly, changing lanes […]

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Permalink to THE DUI SINK HOLE – DON’T DIY YOUR DUI (Part 3 of 5)

THE DUI SINK HOLE – DON’T DIY YOUR DUI (Part 3 of 5)

In part 3 of this blog series, “The DUI Sink Hole,” we will continue discussing ways to avoid falling in deeper. One way to dig your hole WAY, WAY, WAY deeper is to try to defend your DUI case yourself — to become what we call a DIY lawyer. Why? 1. Don’t Assume that You […]

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Permalink to How Police can rob you of your property and get away with it

How Police can rob you of your property and get away with it

Civil forfeiture is being completely abused by police departments across the country.  Basically, private citizens are being robbed of their property. Take a look at this investigative piece that shows just how much injustice is being done: Unfortunately, as you can see, this can happen to just about anyone. You don’t have to be guilty […]

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Permalink to State Police Investigating Cadets for Cheating at Police Academy

State Police Investigating Cadets for Cheating at Police Academy

Law enforcement officials and lawmakers are up in arms over allegations that cadets cheated on exams at Hershey’s State Police Academy.  An investigation is underway after it was discovered that “cheat sheet” was used by a group of cadets who were due to graduate in March. Pa. State Police investigate academy’s ‘unprecedented’ cheating allegations An investigation of possible cheating […]

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Permalink to Policing for Profit Hits an All Time Low

Policing for Profit Hits an All Time Low

We are told that it is the job of the police to “To Serve and Protect”.  After watching the video below, it looks like they aim to “rake in the cash”. How do you feel about traps like this?  Is this right?

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Permalink to Cop jump defendant in courthouse- injure public defender

Cop jump defendant in courthouse- injure public defender

If you heard that a group of six men beat up a defendant in a courthouse, you would probably think they were rival gang members or other criminals.  Nope. Sorry. It was the police: Cop’s scuffle with suspect leaves attorney injured MORE THAN a half-dozen Philadelphia police officers jumped and beat an agitated defendant in […]

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Permalink to Should filming the police be illegal?

Should filming the police be illegal?

One of the more interesting effects technology has had on criminal justice is the fact that people have cameras and are using them.  Smartphones are ubiquitous and they give common citizens a powerful tool to help them report any harmful activity. But what about when citizens film the police?  Many proponents suggest that filming police […]

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Permalink to Should Municipal Police Officers Be Trained in Modern DUI Practices? Does it Matter When the Government Lies to Win? McShane v. HACC (PSP) and What Timothy Ebersole Said

Should Municipal Police Officers Be Trained in Modern DUI Practices? Does it Matter When the Government Lies to Win? McShane v. HACC (PSP) and What Timothy Ebersole Said

This is part one of a multi-part opinion and analysis series on McShane v. HACC (PSP). Should Municipal Police Officers Be Trained in Modern DUI Practices? Does it Matter When the Government Lies to Win? Analysis and Opinion related to McShane v. HACC (PSP) and What Timothy Ebersole Said In a prior post, we told […]

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Permalink to The need for transparency in law enforcement

The need for transparency in law enforcement

The recent events in Ferguson and many other cities in country highlight the need for greater transparency in law enforcement.  There are many cases, every day, in every corner of the country in which some cops lie, abuse or break the rules.  This can range from arresting someone on false charges, failing to conduct an […]

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