10 Outrageous Tactics Cops Get Away With

10 Outrageous Tactics Cops Get Away With

Talk to someone who has never dealt with the cops about police behaving badly, and he or she will inevitably say, “But they can’t do that! Can they?” The question of what the cops can or can’t do is natural enough for someone who never deals with cops,...
What Happens After Jurors Get It Wrong?

What Happens After Jurors Get It Wrong?

About 300 people have been wrongfully convicted and exonerated in the U.S. thanks to DNA evidence. But overlooked in those stories are the accounts of jurors who unwittingly played a role in the injustice. One of those stories is playing out in Washington, D.C., where...
Keeping the Government Out of Your Smartphone

Keeping the Government Out of Your Smartphone

Smartphones can be a cop’s best friend. They are packed with private information like emails, text messages, photos, and calling history. Unsurprisingly, law enforcement agencies now routinely seize and search phones. This occurs at traffic stops, during raids...
Obama OK’s Detainment For 1st Amendment Activities

Obama OK’s Detainment For 1st Amendment Activities

The Obama administration is battling to restore a controversial provision of a new federal law that it admits could have been used to arrest and detain citizens indefinitely – even if their actions were protected by the First Amendment. A federal judge this week made...
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