Teenagers often feel they are invincible, like nothing bad will ever happen to them and that life is always fair. Oftentimes, this leads them to trust people they should stay away from or to make poor decisions regarding who they interact with. Any parent of a teenager knows that teaching them is a balancing act between letting them make their own choices and protecting them from dangers they do not see coming. As mobile devices have become so popular and social media platforms are accessible at all times of the day and night, one thing that parents should be teaching all their children is the dangers of sexting.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been under increased scrutiny in recent years due to a string of flawed testimonies and evidentiary submissions. According to The Atlantic, the forensic techniques used have been subjective and resulted in a staggering number of wrongful convictions. One can only imagine that if the FBI is guilty of such misdeeds, local crime labs may be subject to suspicion, too. There are four common issues that can occur in crime labs and compromise the reliability of their evidence.
Physicians all over the country are raising concerns over a letter recently released by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). In the letter the Justice Department announced its intent to make improper conduct and corporate crime top priorities in terms of investigations and prosecution. The DOJ said the nation depended on the active enforcement of the criminal and civil laws put in place to protect the country's financial infrastructure and citizens.
Technological advances have made the world a much smaller place in terms of how people communicate with each other and conduct day to day business. Whether it is through the use of social media, or internet shopping you benefit from the advancements of modern day technology. As with anything else the modern day conveniences that you enjoy also come with a down side. You live in a world where your security and your privacy should always be at the forefront of your mind.
Last blog post, we discussed illegal search and seizure laws. This post will dive deeper into the Supreme Court ruling, which has the potential to broaden police authority to stop people on the street for any reason to check their criminal background.
While we all think we know our Fourth Amendment rights against illegal search and seizure, there is one recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that may give more power to the police, and all they have to say is they didn't know the law.
A new bill has been recently introduced in New Jersey by Assemblyman Troy Singleton that could potentially prompt charges of rape to anyone who engages in sexual activity with another person under a false pretense.