Tag Archives: Criminal

Tough on Crime, Tougher on Reality

Monday night, sometime after the sun had gone down, Stephen Harper fulfilled his promise in overhauling the Canadian justice system. Bill C-10 passed through Parliament notwithstanding days of procedural delay from the opposition, and now the hypotheticals have become real.…

Trouble Brewing? Paris Hilton Arrested Again on Drug Charge

What happens in Vegas does not always stay in Vegas. Paris Hilton was arrested on Friday evening and charged with possession of cocaine, her second drug-related charge this year. Police allegedly detected marijuana smoke and followed it to a Cadillac…

No Criminal Charges For School That Spied on Students

Federal investigators have indicated they will not file any criminal charges against a Pennsylvania school district that admitted to spying on students through their laptops. The school had admitted to taking pictures of students outside of school through the use…

Does Posting Defendant Names Online Have a Deterrent Effect?

Post by Randall Ryder A California community recently announced they are considering publicizing the names of suspected drunk drivers on the police website, but will it have a deterrent effect?    According to a member of the Huntington Beach, California, police…

Is yawning and eye-rolling disorderly conduct?

A district attorney in an Illinois town has been told to write a definition for "disorderly conduct," after a woman was told to leave a city council meeting for rolling her eyes and sighing. Illinois state law defines disorderly conduct…