No Fourth Amendment Violation for Abusive Group Strip Search of Female Prisoners

Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Featured, Prison Abuse | 0 comments

On strictly legal grounds, I have to agree with the decision here, given the law. However, one could argue that this was more than “visual inspection”. It’s a damn shame that the jury did not decide in favor of the women on their 8th Amendment claim: cruel and unusual punishment. Excerpts from the Article: On July 16, 2019, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one ruling, affirmed a district court’s dismissal of a...

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These Machines Can Put You in Jail. Don’t Trust Them. Alcohol breath tests, a linchpin of the criminal justice system, are often unreliable, a Times investigation found.

Posted by on Nov 4, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues, Police Brutality | 0 comments

This excellent article was sent to me by my good friend and great lawyer, Stephen Hampton, Esq*.  It really is pretty scary!  As if we don’t have enough innocent people in prison already – somewhere between 10,000 and 100,000 (nobody knows the actual number) – here is cause for more!  🙁  This article is as exhaustive (Because these articles go to my newsletter, and this is so long,I have had to omit much of it) as it is...

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Michigan Supreme Court: Reaching Out Door of Home to Retrieve ID Inadequate to Surrender Fourth Amendment Rights

Posted by on Oct 15, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues |

This was the correct ruling in this search and seizure case. Frankly, the reasoning and the ruling of the trial court is so weak that one wonders whether there was any bias by the judge against this young lady defendant. Excerpts from the Article: The Supreme Court of Michigan held that a defendant did not expose herself to public arrest when she reached out of her doorway to retrieve her identification from a police officer — and there could...

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Judges say travelers can sue TSA over screener mistreatment

Posted by on Sep 1, 2019 in Featured, Other Issues |

The decision in this case is not about “search and seizure”. It is more about immunity from lawsuits enjoyed by some government workers, and why screeners should NOT have such immunity. The decision was the right one, for without it travelers would have no recourse against abusive screeners. Excerpts from the Article: A U.S. appeals court says travelers can sue the government over mistreatment by federal airport screeners because...

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Trump furious after FBI raids office of personal lawyer, seizes documents – WOW! kra

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018 in Featured, Mental Illness, Other Issues |

Ken’s Comments: It is a “WOW” because it is extremely difficult to get a judge to authorize this kind of search of an attorney’s office. Authorities must show strong probable cause to believe there is criminal activity. This one was done under a U S Attorney appointed by Doofus Donald himself!  This story is still developing, but the ending is not going to be good for Doofus. Why do I call him that? Because he is such...

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