Look at How Public Defenders are Being Abused Across the Country

Look at How Public Defenders are Being Abused Across the Country

Public Defenders are the most overworked and under-funded people you can possible imagine.  I admire them.  Some handle thousands of cases a year.  Some were only able to spend seven minutes preparing each case because of their immense workloads. It takes me that long to have a coffee and bagel in the morning. John Oliver […]

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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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Senator Folmer: Asset forfeiture law violates the constitutional rights of Pennsylvania residents

In theory, asset forfeiture is a practice is used by police to seize assets and ill-gotten gains from criminal enterprises like drug cartels.  That is the intent behind the law anyhow. Sounds good right? However, the reality is very very different. Police are allowed to seize those assets before any actual crime has been charged or proven. […]

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Bad batch of K2 causing problems in PA

Synthetic marijuana has been around for years now but a recent “spike” in overdoses has brought it back into the spotlight. Synthetic marijuana products like spice and K2 are illegal in Pennsylvania as well as across the country.  These designer drugs are made in laboratories and sold commercially.  While they are sold as marijuana substitutes, they […]

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5 Ways the Criminal Justice System is Compromised by Bad Forensics

Fraudulent practices and bad science are nothing new at crime labs unfortunately.  There have been many recent cases which highlight this.  One of the most notorious has been the case of Annie Dookhan.  According to the New York Times: Ms. Dookhan pleaded guilty in 2013 to 27 counts, including perjury, obstruction of justice and tampering […]

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