Not-so-free speech: Don’t call a cop an ‘a-hole’ in Hammond, Wisconsin

By   /  April 17, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“People need to watch the police. Don’t be afraid of the police or the government. They serve us, not the other way around.”

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Wisconsin AG, lawmakers seek victims’ Bill of Rights amendment

By   /  April 4, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, News, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Marsy’s Law for All seeks to amend state constitutions that don’t offer protections to crime victims.”

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Mississippi Legislature wraps up session by passing key reform bills

By   /  April 3, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, Crony Capitalism, Economy, Governor, Legislature, Mississippi, News, State Budgets, State Government, Transportation  /  No Comments

The Mississippi Legislature left town last week after passing some key reforms, but left some unfinished budgetary business.

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Report: Tracking outcomes for children direct-filed into adult courts ‘very difficult’

By   /  March 30, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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What happens to children after their criminal cases are referred to adult courts? It’s hard to say, exactly.

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Liberal, conservative groups unite against Pennsylvania mandatory minimums

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

As Pennsylvania considers reimposing mandatory minimum sentences, many other states are cutting back on theirs.

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‘Safety valve’ wanted for mandatory-minimum drug law

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, Florida, News  /  No Comments

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The highly-addictive opioids are legal pain medications when prescribed by a doctor, and can leave some people hooked after their prescriptions expire.

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