New research shows there’s one big change when cops wear cameras

 Posted by on 2016-09-29 at 13:53  criminal justice, police, Politics, privacy, public policy, Reblog, security, social justice, tech  Comments Off on New research shows there’s one big change when cops wear cameras
Sep 292016
 

Cameras worn on police uniforms have been lauded as a possible solution to many of the problems facing officers in the line of duty, from violence against law enforcement to the unnecessary use of force.

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What Donald Trump Got Wrong on Stop-and-Frisk

 Posted by on 2016-09-27 at 20:29  civil liberties, civil rights, criminal justice, donald trump, election 2016, News, nyc, police, Politics, Reblog, trump  Comments Off on What Donald Trump Got Wrong on Stop-and-Frisk
Sep 272016
 

Among the senseless beatings inflicted on reality during the presidential debate on Monday night was the discussion of New York City’s stop-and-frisk tactics. Donald J.

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FBI and DOJ Vow to Continue Using Junk Science Rejected by White House Report

 Posted by on 2016-09-23 at 23:55  criminal justice, doj, fbi, forensics, Politics, Reblog, science  Comments Off on FBI and DOJ Vow to Continue Using Junk Science Rejected by White House Report
Sep 232016
 


Although a report released this week by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology concludes that there is scant scientific underpinning to a number of forensic practices that have been used, for years, to convict thousands of individuals in criminal cases, the U.S.

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Lying Drug Tests Incriminate Innocent People

 Posted by on 2016-07-14 at 17:36  civil liberties, crime, criminal justice, drug reform, drug war, drugs, health, police, Reblog, war on drugs  Comments Off on Lying Drug Tests Incriminate Innocent People
Jul 142016
 

In 2007 Don Bolles, drummer for the punk rock band the Germs, was arrested for possession of the banned depressant GHB, commonly known as the “date rape drug,” after police in Newport Beach, California, pulled over his van because of a broken taillight.

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To Stop Bad Prosecutors, Call the Feds

 Posted by on 2016-06-06 at 16:11  criminal justice, law, News, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on To Stop Bad Prosecutors, Call the Feds
Jun 062016
 

Prosecutors are the most powerful players in the American criminal justice system. Their decisions — like whom to charge with a crime, and what sentence to seek — have profound consequences. So why is it so hard to keep them from breaking the law or violating the Constitution?

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Why the War on Drugs Is a Massive Failure, Part Infinity

 Posted by on 2016-05-11 at 01:31  addiction, corruption, criminal justice, drug reform, drug war, drugs, health, News, Politics, Reblog, war on drugs  Comments Off on Why the War on Drugs Is a Massive Failure, Part Infinity
May 112016
 


Here at the shebeen, we’ve been keeping a weather eye on the case of Annie Dookhan, the former chemist at the state crime laboratory here in the Commonwealth (God save it!) who went to jail for fudging her results in such a way that they consistently favored the prosecution, and thus tainted somewhe

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The NYPD is Running Stings Against Immigrant-Owned Shops Then Pushing For Warrantless Searches

 Posted by on 2016-04-22 at 17:14  civil liberties, crime, criminal justice, government, government waste, News, nyc, nypd, police, Politics, Reblog  Comments Off on The NYPD is Running Stings Against Immigrant-Owned Shops Then Pushing For Warrantless Searches
Apr 222016
 

An undercover NYPD officer entered the spotless Super Laundromat & Dry Cleaners in Inwood, a largely Dominican neighborhood at the northernmost tip of Manhattan. He made his rounds through the store, hawking what he said were stolen gadgets — an iPhone, iPad Mini and iPad.

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