“To serve, protect, and also make a profit.”  Some would argue that is a more accurate slogan for police departments that participate in civil asset seizure—a legally sanctioned practice that permits law enforcement to seize cash believed to be the proceeds of drug trafficking and then keep a share of that money to help fund…

If you are arrested, police have the right to seize your cell phone and search it.  Currently, this law enforcement right is absolute and unqualified, but the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a unique criminal case to determine whether search warrants should be required to access phone numbers, text messages, photographs, and everything else…

As we hear news reports of murder trials, such as those involving the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Jackson, and the tourist at the Venice Beach walkway, there seems never to be an informed explanation of the different degrees of murder which the prosecution alleged — or did not allege but should have. I hope…

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