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May Police Search Property Without a Warrant?
If all of your knowledge of the duties of police comes from pop culture like movies and television, you may not have a very clear understanding of how and when police may search your property…

Racial Disparities Continue to Impact Black American Communities
As a black person in America, you know that there are racial disparities in incarceration…

What Is the Difference Between Federal and State Crimes
If you are ever charged with a crime, there can be major differences based on its designation of a state or federal offense…

How Your Miranda Rights Protect You
Miranda v. Arizona is significant because it recognizes the duty of law enforcement officers to inform a person of their 5th Amendment rights.

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Judge Reveals Possible Bias in Sex Crimes Case

A judge is an impartial arbiter of justice in a court of law. He or she is supposed to approach each case with an open mind and adjudicate the proceedings based on the evidence presented. In a recent case in Wisconsin a judge may have exhibited bias at a defendant’s court appearance in a sex crimes case.

Sometimes, Possessing a Firearm Is Against the Law

Gun violence is a topic that many people don’t bring up due to the conflict it can cause. Some believe that guns reduce violence. Others believe they cause it. Regardless, the fact is that 467,321 people were victims of firearm crimes in 2011. Firearms were used in approximately 68 percent of murders, according to the Federal Bureau

Racial Disparities Continue to Impact Black American Communities

As a black person in America, you know that there are racial disparities in incarceration. You know that you could commit the same crime as a white person and may end up with a harsher penalty. This stems from the innate, sometimes subconscious racism that still affects Americans today. It is sad that black Americans

Are People of Color Targeted in the USA?

As a person of color, you’re told by the media that you’re at a higher risk of arrest. What you may want to know is if the statistics truly show that. Unfortunately, America is, to an extent, racist. Systematically, there are problems that make it more likely for people of color to face problems in

What Is the Difference Between Federal and State Crimes

If you are ever charged with a crime, there can be major differences based on its designation of a state or federal offense. As a resident of Wisconsin, you not only have to abide by the laws of the state, but also the legalities that are set forth by the United States government. Federal crimes A

May Police Search Property Without a Warrant?

If all of your knowledge of the duties of police comes from pop culture like movies and television, you may not have a very clear understanding of how and when police may search your property. This is especially true when it comes to whether police need a search warrant to perform a search. In general,

A Mild Brain Injury Can Ruin Your Personal and Professional Life

Any sufficiently strong blow to a person’s head may result in a brain injury, although not all brain injuries are immediately apparent. In some cases, a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may occur without a victim realizing it for some time, if ever. These injuries are especially common in car accidents and contact sports, and

How Your Miranda Rights Protect You

Today marks the 51st anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision, Miranda v. Arizona. 384 U.S. 436 (1966). This case is significant because it recognizes the duty of law enforcement officers to inform a person of their 5th Amendment rights. As a result of this case, Miranda warnings, as they have become known, are now

Lawmakers Introduce Bills to Combat Human Trafficking

Over the last decade, law enforcement agencies across the nation have been cracking down on human trafficking, launching more investigations, making more arrests, prosecuting more cases and sending more people to prison. This has been the case here in Wisconsin, which Attorney General Brad Schimel has indicated still faces something of an uphill battle. Indeed,