Tag Archives: Problems with Police

Permalink to Mis-calibrated Breathalyzer Machine Problems in PA

Mis-calibrated Breathalyzer Machine Problems in PA

One of the main problems with DUI breath testing is that individual police departments are responsible for making sure the machines are working properly.  There are no checks and balances. Imagine a restaurant conducting its own food and health inspections.  It makes no sense.  Well then why does it make sense for the police to […]

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Permalink to Mandating the Use of Dashcams Can Help Serve Justice Better

Mandating the Use of Dashcams Can Help Serve Justice Better

Most of the time, dashcams are brought up in conversations about protecting citizens against corrupt police officers.  There is another side.  Dashcams protect police officers too. Many times police encounters hinge on the statements of two people: the office and the citizen.  Usually you end up with two conflicting sides of a story.  Dashcams and […]

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Permalink to $814,000 Grant to Make the Criminal Records System More Effective in PA

$814,000 Grant to Make the Criminal Records System More Effective in PA

According to the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), Pennsylvania police departments failed to collect the background data on over 1,500 felons.  That means 1 out of every 9 times, police failed to do their most basic of jobs. To improve this worrisome trend, the PCCD has just been awarded a $814,000 grant from […]

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Permalink to PA Woman sues police over false DUI

PA Woman sues police over false DUI

DUI is a very serious charge.  So much so that just simply being charged can really change a person’s life forever.  DUI carries a huge social and political stigma.  People don’t consider the facts of the case.  They judge you in the court of public opinion.  This includes friends, family, colleagues and your bosses. On […]

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Permalink to Public Defender Arrested for Defending Her Client’s Constitutional Rights

Public Defender Arrested for Defending Her Client’s Constitutional Rights

Very disturbing story out of San Francisco.  A public defender was arrested for trying to defend her client’s right to an attorney: SF Public Defender Detained By Police After Trying To Intervene With Questioning Of Client SF deputy public defender Jami Tillotson says she was only trying to protect her client’s constitutional right to counsel […]

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Permalink to How DUI lobbies are robbing you of your Constitutional Rights

How DUI lobbies are robbing you of your Constitutional Rights

MADD and other drunk driving lobbies lobby the government to release millions of dollars worth of grants to police departments to carry out drunk driving initiatives.  The departments, in turn, set up roadblocks to arbitrarily stop drivers.  For example, it has been noticed that police officers camp out at a certain point and stop drivers for […]

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Permalink to Cops get awards for DUI arrests

Cops get awards for DUI arrests

We often see headlines like these: Pa. DUI Association honoring police for DUI enforcement but seldom do we think about some of the negatives that these types of awards produce.  DUI lobbies like these awards police officers all over the country for making a high number of DUI arrests.  This in turn creates a competition […]

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Permalink to Prescription Drug Database – Another Way Big Brother is Watching You

Prescription Drug Database – Another Way Big Brother is Watching You

Recently, the State Senate approved legislation to create a database of patients taking prescription drugs.  The idea is to give doctors tools to see if the same patients is getting prescriptions from multiple doctors and abusing prescription medication.  Sounds like a good idea, right? The good idea turns creepy when we find that District Attorneys and […]

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Permalink to Man Blows .00 and Still Gets Arrested

Man Blows .00 and Still Gets Arrested

One of the things that I have tried to show in this blog over the years is the FACT that not everyone who is accused of a DUI is guilty.  Many good people are arrested everyday across the country and falsely charged.  That is because police do not need any real evidence to arrest you. […]

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Permalink to Police DUI Training Gets Worse

Police DUI Training Gets Worse

What is this world coming to? Seriously. Life mimics commercials like the one below: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) developed a curriculum to train law enforcement on how to detect impaired driving. One of these programs, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), is now being offered as an online training. The goal of […]

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