Man Nearly Faced Jail Time for Criticizing Police Chief

Every parent knows that the best way to curb behavior is to be consistent and immediate with consequences. That leaves many wondering why an Exeter, New Hampshire man could be facing jail time long after the conditions were met to have his suspended sentence reinstated, but immediately after he published disparaging remarks about the local …

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New California Transparency Law Reveals Police Officer Misconduct

There are some who claim that police misconduct, if it does happen, is a rare occurrence, and even so, a few bad apples shouldn’t spoil the whole bunch. There are others who claim such misconduct is rampant, and dirty cops outnumber the good ones. The problem for both sides of the argument has been one …

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When to Call the Police for Suspicious Activity

See Something, Say Something. We’ve all seen the Department of Homeland Security ads encouraging people to report suspicious terrorist activity. But what about your run-of-the-mill suspicious activity? What sort of activity amounts to “suspicious”?  That certainly is open to interpretation. In order to get a little more clarity on the concept, here are a few …

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Former Dallas Police Officer Faces Murder Charges for Shooting Unarmed Black Neighbor

On September 6, an off-duty Dallas police officer entered Botham Jean’s apartment and shot and killed him. That now-former officer, Amber Guyger, was originally charged with manslaughter in the shooting, but a Texas grand jury delivered an indictment last week charging Guyger with murder. The shift in charges could signal a change in evidence available …

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Alexa, Whodunnit? Judge Wants Amazon Echo Recordings in Double Homicide Case

Christine Sullivan and Jenna Pellegrini were stabbed multiple times in a home in Farmington, New Hampshire in January 2017 and their bodies laid under a tarp in the backyard. Among the possible evidence police gathered from the home was an Amazon Echo smart speaker device in the kitchen. Prosecutors believe the device may have been …

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