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Further Fallout Stemming from Miami Beach Police Misconduct

A sergeant who supervised one of the officers partying at the Clevelander before a near-fatal ATV crash has been informed of the city’s intent to dismiss him.

Months after two Miami Beach police officers were relieved of duty for a drunken ATV crash that left two South Beach visitors badly hurt over fourth of july weekend, a third policeman — […]

By |October 15th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Further Fallout Stemming from Miami Beach Police Misconduct|

Scalia, Strip Searches, and Living in the Past

The U.S. Supreme Court is currently grappling with the issue of whether an individual arrested for a minor violation may be strip-searched in jail.

The issue came before the Supreme Court by litigator Thomas Goldstein, who brought the case on behalf of Albert Florence. Mr. Florence was arrested on an outstanding warrant for a traffic infraction fine that he […]

By |October 14th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Scalia, Strip Searches, and Living in the Past|

You’re Kidding, Right?

It certainly is hard to believe, but this past week the Supreme Court ordered a halt to a prisoner’s execution based on the trial court having permitted a state witness to testify that the Defendant was more likely to re-offend because he is black. Let’s just take a moment to let that sink in…

The state presented–and the trial judge […]

By |September 18th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on You’re Kidding, Right?|

Official Statement – Glenn Packard DUI Arrest

First and foremost, Glenn has not broken any laws or committed any crimes. He continues to view himself as a role model to young people and is deeply troubled by the message his young fans take from hearing of his arrest. The fact is Glenn has never had so much as a brush with the law in his entire […]

By |November 26th, 2010|Blog|Comments Off on Official Statement – Glenn Packard DUI Arrest|

Confessing to a Crime you Didn’t Commit

It’s a dirty little secret of the criminal justice system: People sometimes confess to crimes they didn’t commit.

While it may seem counterintuitive, the complexities of human psychology–coupled with police interrogation tactics– sometimes result in false confessions. According to a recent study by Brandon Garrett, a professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, more than 40 people gave […]

By |September 7th, 2010|Blog|Comments Off on Confessing to a Crime you Didn’t Commit|