Monthly Archives: June 2014

Police now need a warrant to search your smartphone!

Police now need a warrant to search your smartphone!

In a unanimous 9-0 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Riley v. California, that police need a warrant to search digital cellphones and smartphones. Authoring the Court’s Opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote, “police generally may not without a warrant search digital information on the […]

By |June 30th, 2014|Police|0 Comments

Is Prison Contagious?

Science has published a new prison study that establishes imprisonment behaves like an infectious disease and is contagious. Our country leads the world in incarceration and we need a new paradigm. If we are going to save out society we need to look at changing our attitudes and fund new treatments for crime.

Incarceration in the United […]

By |June 27th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Sudanese woman sentenced to death for marrying Christian man is released

Sudanese woman sentenced to death for marrying Christian man is released
 
 
The case of a Sudanese woman sentenced to death for marrying a Christian man has been shaking the world lately. We are very pleased to announce that justice was served and this woman was released. This kind of persecution is simply ridiculous in our opinion. […]

By |June 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

The U.S. Patent Office has revoked the trademark of the NFL’s Washington Redskins

 
 
 
The U.S. Patent Office has revoked the trademark of the NFL’s Washington Redskins, after ruling that the name disparages a minority. The agency ruled in a case brought by five Native Americans. The decision does not require the team to change its name.
The the petitioners proved that “the term ‘Redskins’ was disparaging of Native Americans, […]

By |June 20th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Border Patrol Agents warned they should not speak to reporters, anyone who does could be charged with a crime

 
 
WASHINGTON — The surge in immigrant children caught crossing the southern border in Texas that has dominated headlines and risks becoming a political crisis for President Barack Obama and Congress includes a new threat facing Border Patrol agents: reporters.
An assistant chief patrol agent, Eligio “Lee” Pena, warned more than 3,000 Border Patrol agents that journalists looking […]

By |June 20th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

President to sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on their sexual orientation

President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he will sign an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating against employees based on their sexual orientation, but told gay rights activists they need to keep up the pressure on Congress to pass a broader law, Reuter’s reported.
The President cannot unilaterally impose this policy upon the entire nation.  […]

By |June 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Minority Gun Owners Face Balancing Act, Weighing Isolation and Stigma of Violence

By TANZINA VEGA
June 14, 2014
 

INDIANAPOLIS — Standing in a small booth surrounded by displays for rifles, pistols, holsters and other firearm accouterments, the Rev. Kenn Blanchard signed copies of his book “Black Man With a Gun: Reloaded.” Amid the sea of thousands of white faces that descended on this city for the National Rifle Association convention in late April, […]

By |June 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Follow live: NOPD consent decree monitor team public meeting

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Follow live: NOPD consent decree monitor team public meeting
The monitoring team overseeing implementation of the NOPD’s federal consent decree is holding the first of  two public meetings regarding its  latest quarterly report Tuesday at the Algiers Technology Academy. The second public meeting is set for Wednesday (June 18) from 5-6:30 p.m. […]

By |June 18th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

6 Reasons Why Prison Is Better In Europe than America

 
6 Reasons Why Prison Is Better In Europe than America
 
 
The Vera Institute, a criminal justice think tank, has launched the Vera’s European-American Prison Project. This project is designed to expose American Correctional officials to the manner in which the European countries utilize incarceration and their goals for those incarcerated.
Of course, America has a much larger population […]

By |June 13th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

The Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a court order that requires..

By Jennifer Chaussee
(Reuters) – The Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear an appeal of a court order that requires California to ensure that disabled inmates who are housed in county jails to ease crowding in state prisons receive appropriate accommodations.
The court’s denial highlighted tensions between the most populous U.S. state and federal courts about […]