Monthly Archives: July 2013

MAINE SHERIFFS JOIN OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED TIME EXTENSION FOR INITIAL APPEARANCE AFTER ARREST

  In September, the Maine Supreme Court will hold a public hearing on a proposed change to the Maine Rules of Criminal Procedure.  The proposal would extend from 48 to 72 hours, excluding weekends and holidays, the maximum allowable time for

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FLORIDA V. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN AND RACE POLITICS IN AMERICA

The George Zimmerman trial has ended with not guilty verdicts on second degree murder and the lesser-included charge of manslaughter.  What does it mean?  What broader message should we draw from this verdict?  My take on it: the State of

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POLICE AT WAR? WHO IS THE ENEMY?

Police at war?  Who is the enemy? In keeping with my theme of the day– disproportionate law enforcement responses—below is a link to a story from the July, 2013, ABA journal, titled “Rise of the Warrior Cop.”  While there has

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