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Some law-enforcement links from Radley Balko

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Full list of links is here. Some of them:

  • In 10 states, prosecutors can withhold evidence from defense attorneys until just before trial, a practice that can prevent suspects from adequately defending themselves.
  • Sheriff’s deputies who stole drugs from an evidence locker and then tried to sell it get sentenced to … probation. In explaining the sentence, U.S. District Judge Lawrence Joseph O’Neill, a former police officer, cited, among other things, the “unwavering support” of the officers’ wives.
  • An eclectic group of supporters has lined up behind the Techdirt website, which is under attack by the same predatory lawyer who brought down Gawker. Good to see. Techdirt has long been a destination for insightful and important reporting and analysis of civil liberties issues.
  • In the age of the plea bargain, innocence is irrelevant.
  • Colorado man faces felony charges for “sexting” with a teenage girl, even though actually having sex with her would have been legal.
  • Baltimore police kept a suspect in jail for more than a year after DNA tests cleared him. He was awarded $2.3 million.
  • The Raleigh News & Observer, one of the best investigative newspapers in the country, takes an in-depth look at 51 jailhouse deaths over five years in North Carolina.

Written by LeisureGuy

10 August 2017 at 11:19 am

Posted in Law Enforcement

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