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Will a Crime Wave Follow Hurricane Sandy?

Monday, October 29th, 2012

By Mary Ann Pekara Recent history leads us to believe that spikes in crime have become a part of the aftermath of hurricanes. Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Irene were no exception to this and Hurricane Sandy could follow suit. Being categorized as a Category 1 storm, heading for the east coast of the United States [...]

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Drug Raids and Crime: The “Open Records” Myth

Monday, March 10th, 2008

Sure, citizens have access to open records from their local law enforcement agencies.  But in today’s information age, we’ve gotten used to the ease with which we can access things as diverse as open-source code, hit pop songs and government records on-line.  In reality, our ability to use “open” records may be thwarted at the [...]

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Michigan Man Dodges Five Year Prison Sentence for Checking E-Mail

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

While many of us might laughingly favor jail terms for people constantly checking their e-mail, few would think you could actually get a long prison sentence for logging on. To his amazement, Sam Peterson was charged with a felony for logging onto the WiFi system at his neighborhood coffee shop. He had faced up to [...]

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Found Not Guilty … Still in Prison in Texas

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

In 1987, Jimmy Lee Page was found not guilty of murder by an Austin, Texas jury, but 20 years later, he remains a prisoner. Disregarding the jury’s verdict, the Texas Parole Board revoked Page’s parole. Page’s fate is, apparently, a common practice in Texas. Last year, 91 parolees were returned to prison after being charged [...]

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