Criminal Defense Corner

Senator Mark Leno proposes cell phone kill switch

April 2nd 2014

A bill introduced by California Senator Mark Leno was approved by the Senate Energy Utilities & Communications Committee yesterday. If passed, it would be the first of its kind in the nation. It would require cell phone and tablet manufacturers to include a “kill switch” in portable devices, which would enable consumers to remotely deactivate  Read more…

Rap song or confession to murder?

March 27th 2014

I read in the New York Times today about Antwain Steward from Newport News, Virginia. Mr. Steward was arrested for an unsolved double murder, based on little more than rap lyrics from a video he performed on YouTube which went, “But nobody saw when I smoked him. Roped him, sharpened up the shank, then I  Read more…

SF cops and Fairfield coroner suspected of misconduct

February 27th 2014

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted 6 SF police officers on public corruption charges. They are alleged to have falsified police reports, entered rooms at SRO’s without probable cause, and stolen residents’ belongings. The indictment is the culmination of an investigation which began in 2011 when the SF Public Defender’s Office released video surveillance  Read more…

US Gov’t expands ban on profiling by federal agents

January 27th 2014

In 2003 the United States Department of Justice under President Bush issued guidelines prohibiting racial profiling. As President Bush stated, “It’s wrong, and we will end it in America.” This was a step in the right direction. There were several loopholes, however. First, it did not apply to national security investigations. Second, it applied to  Read more…

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