We'll cut straight to the point regarding the above headline in today's blog post, with this response: People in North Carolina and across the country are accused by authorities every day of criminal behavior that they did not commit. Or, alternatively, there are extenuating circumstances surrounding their criminal charge.
Although the oft-referenced rationale regarding the increasing use of one criminal justice system tool might be understandable -- and even commendable -- says a commentator in a recent online opinion piece, that doesn't make the growing practice right.
Although scores of millions of people across the country likely still operate on the Internet without much regard to third-party eyes that might be watching their viewing/posting behavior, most of us know by now that some aspect of Big Brother has long been in play in the online realm.
If you're looking for an individual to criticize the efforts of American customs and border officials in knee-jerk fashion, Hassan Aden is not your guy.
Some readers of our blog who enjoy futuristic sci-fi movies might flash almost immediately on one flick in particular as they read this post.
Those convicted of a sex offense and living under the watchful eye of authorities via the Sex Offender Registry know all too well the repercussions that stem from being on this list. The social stigma and hurdles involved with procuring a job and housing are commonplace.
The law mandates that the names of all persons convicted of certain sex crimes will be placed on the sex offender registry.
Police interrogations have been utilized for decades. One-one-one, intimidating interviews that discourage bathroom breaks or sleep in the hopes of getting suspects to reveal information or confess to a crime.
A fundamental and flatly central underpinning of the American criminal justice system is that a person charged with a crime understand that he or she engaged in criminal activity.
Police body cameras, yes or no?