The Unfriendly Skies: Drones in Law Enforcement and Corrections

A drone equipped with a camera in use by law enforcement has many organizations concerned about Constitutional privacy issues. However, expanding use of drones includes weaponized units while prisons battle drone technology on a different front. Image Source: democracynow.org

Drones are not that new anymore. For the last decade, the public has seen images of drones used in every manner of military operation from spying on the enemy to dropping small munitions. Drones In the News by C J Read More …

Is Best Buy the Best Criminal Retailer?

Do retailers break the law? Of course. Retailers are run by people same as any other business, but some seem to be more flagrant in their disregard of the rules which govern society than others. A recent lawsuit by the Read More …

Seattle Considers Making A Safe Drug Injection Site To Curb Overdose Crisis

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Amidst the huge drug epidemic of the 1980s, shelters around big cities offered free hypodermic needles to those who were using. A contributing factor to this was the increasing risk of AIDS among drug users due to needle-sharing. This was Read More …

New Law Aims At Protecting Abortion Rights By Criminalizing Violent Protesters

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There are two opposing laws when it comes to abortion rights. The first is the woman’s right to choose. The second is that people have the right to protest and voice their opinion. Ottawa’s Morgentaler Clinic, however, believes that the Read More …

What Is Replevin In Personal Injury Suits?

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Have you ever broken up with someone and you want nothing from them but the things you left at their place? Some things can have low monetary value but have a higher sentimental value; what they mean to an individual Read More …

Are Texas Lawmakers Blowing it with Blue Lives Matter Law?

Image of U.S. Map split in the middle with words in blue "Lives" on the west half, "Matter" on the east half and "Divides" below aver the divide. Caption reads, The "Lives Matter" movements are divisive, so it is very strange that some states are now promoting and passing so-called Blue Lives Matter laws at a time when unity in America is at an all-time low.

I am all for protecting the men and women in uniform who protect us. Law Enforcement should NEVER be targeted for violence. Doing so is tantamount to an act of war against police everywhere. Yet, a recent movement for so-called Read More …

How Claiming To Be An Illegal Alien Is Getting Many Legal Immigrants Off Scot-Free And Other Loopholes

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So much attention has revolved around what to do with illegal immigrants that no one would guess that someone would lie about their status to pretend that they aren’t legal residents. But it is not only happening; it is allowing Read More …

Does The Law Do Enough To Protect Reporters From Criminal Assault?

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New criminal laws have been added by Congress with fervor in the past several years. There are growing categories of laws that help to enhance punishment against anyone who perpetrates crimes against certain people, according to their employment or status Read More …

Is There a Sexual Identity Crisis in America?

I was talking with a friend yesterday about a theory of behavior I have been working on for over thirty years. The discussion centered on maturity: When is someone mature? It further occurred to me that maturity may be closely Read More …

Does A DUI Affect An Employment Background Check?

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How many times have you been concerned about something going on your “permanent record”?  One of the biggest deterrents for bad behavior is sometimes what can have the worst potential for our futures. Many ask the question of whether having Read More …