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GANG DATABASES

What are Gang Databases? If you ask law enforcement, gang databases are a vital tool in keeping cities safe. It has been around since policing was established. It has helped curb crime. When violence occurs, law enforcement tries to get one step ahead by knowing who may retaliate and who may be targeted next. In…

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American vs. Scandinavian Prisons

If you’ve been convicted of a crime and sentenced to a term in prison, your quality of life is going to diminish drastically. That’s just how it is in the United States. This isn’t some kind of natural law, but the result of the American prison system, which stands in stark contrast to more reform-minded…

Federal Prosecutor Resigns Over Misconduct
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Federal Prosecutor Resigns Over Misconduct

Recently, I wrote about the problem of prosecutor misconduct. Now, a case out of Leavenworth prison demonstrates why we need a proactive approach to prosecutorial accountability. The investigation began when the judge ordered a special master to look into misleading and contradictory statements made by the prosecutors. It came to light that the attorney’s office had…