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Study Shows Wrongful Conviction Rate of Up To Six Percent

luecklaw  -  Jan 09, 2012 , , , , , , ,  - 
As reported by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, a comprehensive study by the Urban Institute has found that wrongful conviction rates in violent felony cases is as high as six percent. Samuel R. Gross, a professor at the University of Michigan Law School and a … Continue reading

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Arson Investigation Burn Pattern Theory Debunked

luecklaw  -  Jan 04, 2012 , , , , , , , , ,  - 
A November 2011 study by The Arson Project has confirmed the hypothesis that ‘the presence or absence of an ignitable liquid in a post-flashover setting cannot be determined through visual examination of the resulting burn patterns. Any attempt to do so is no … Continue reading

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Novel Conservative Approach to Death Penalty Debate

luecklaw  -  Jan 03, 2012 , , , , , ,  - 
As more and more Republicans are taking the “Right on Crime” (as opposed to “Tough on Crime”) approach, the Concord Monitor is reporting that Republican State Representative Phil Greazzo has come out in favor of abolishing his state’s death penalty … Continue reading

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Reckless Response to Service Call vs. Reckless Evasion of Officer

luecklaw  -  Dec 20, 2011 , , , , , , , , , , ,  - 
The Bakersfield Californian is reporting that the recent accident involving a Kern County Sheriff’s Deputy and two pedestrians (which resulted in the deaths of those pedestrians) was a result of the officer responding to a report of a stolen vehicle. Whether … Continue reading

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