An interesting opinion piece in the New York Times is worth reading.
But are police officers necessarily more trustworthy than alleged criminals? I think not. Not just because the police have a special inclination toward confabulation, but because, disturbingly, they have an incentive to lie. In this era of mass incarceration, the police shouldn’t be trusted any
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What follows is a short excerpt from a much longer, logical, informed, and thought out article regarding steps the US should take to reduce the damage mass shootings inflict.
The average number of people shot in a mass shooting event when the shooter is stopped by law enforcement: 14. The average number of people shot in a
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So you have a firearms related case, and you want to investigate the accuracy of the firearms identification (ballistics) evidence.
You may or may not have already tried Daubert type challenges in the past, only to be met with disappointing results. You might have hired an “expert” in philosophy who was unable to convince
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So you have a case that involves some scientific evidence that you want some help understanding, or you don’t believe how the state is interpreting what that evidence actually means.
It’s time to hire an expert. You check around with colleagues. You contact a few and find one that has some availability to work on your case.
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Apple recently banned “DUI Checkpoint” apps from The iTunes App Store. Mind you there is nothing illegal about the apps, and many jurisdictions publish where DUI checkpoints will be setup well in advance.
Where I live law enforcement doesn’t use the checkpoint system. Instead they use saturation patrolling methods. As I write this I’m suffering
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