A federal agency – the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) – published a new study that shows there is no increased risk of an accident when a driver smokes weed prior to driving when adjusted for age, gender, ethnicity, and alcohol concentration.
WISCONSIN CRIME & JUSTICE
DEFENDING PEOPLE IN THE HEARTLAND OF AMERICA
As the heroin epidemic sweeps through communities across the country, it takes countless young lives with it, either through death or incarceration. Unfortunately, in our own practice, we've seen both, and every local community is talking about how this happened.
WISCONSIN: WE’RE THE BEST AT LOCKING UP AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN – PART IV: BEHIND THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE LEARNING CURVE
When it comes to criminal justice, Wisconsin is reacting instead of acting, coming slowly to innovation, and turning a blind eye to racial equality when meting out punishment.
An interesting story appears in today's (11/30/14) Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, about two men who killed others while driving recklessly and under the influence of intoxicants, and their respective unequal treatment serving prison sentences in Wisconsin.
Black Life is Cheaper. Or at least, sometimes in the criminal justice system it seems that way.
Whether police in Wisconsin can stop a vehicle for littering is unclear because of two opposing decisions from the Court of Appeals this month.
Police have long used confidential informants (CI's) to assist them in the so-called War on Drugs. CI's provide information that police use to arrest people and search their homes, cars, and possessions.
Federal Judge Scheindlin held earlier this week that the New York City Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policy violated the constitutional rights of minorities in the City.