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Brian J Smith
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Convicted felon, Bernard Kerik, shares his new perspective of the #criminaljustice  system after experiencing it from the other side of the bars. Does his story highlight the need for criminal justice reform?
It wasn't until Bernard Kerik was suited up in a prison uniform that he realized how backwards our criminal justice system really is.
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Before I just say "screw that guy", I do wonder if he can be helpful.
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Do you know the best way to handle a police stop? Learn your rights and how to deal with police encounters.
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A change for the better - without treating the root cause, drug addiction will continue to be a problem. Thanks for sharing, +Gregory Oberhauser
 
Experts say the recent attention to drug overdoses is only the continuation of a gradual shift in public opinion and public policy relating to drug addiction. In the past, addicts were often viewed as junkies, and attention focused on police and prosecutor crackdowns. Today, public officials are moving toward treating addiction as a public health crisis, requiring treatment rather than incarceration. #massachusetts   #drugaddiction   #drugtreatment  
Over the last several months, state officials have turned a new focus on dealing with opioid addiction. Experts say the recent attention to drug overdoses is the continuation of a gradual shift in public opinion and public policy relating to drug addiction.
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It is my firm belief that this #change  will be infectious across the country and will slow the high number of #massincarcerations  in the U.S.
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It kind of makes you wonder what exactly they are trying to hide, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing, +Bob LeBrasseur
 
I simply fail to understand why law enforcement is so worried about being audio or video recorded. If you are doing nothing wrong why do you oppose people doing this? I hope this woman gets a monster judgment to send a message that law enforcement can be recorded while doing their job. 

I wish more departments would have video and audio on their officer to protect against unfounded lawsuits that cost taxpayers money but also to assist all parties in a criminal matter.
A Davie woman plans to sue the Broward Sheriff's Office after she was forced to spend the night in jail for using her cellphone to record a deputy during a traffic stop.
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This is a good step toward criminal justice reform.
 
Will the Supreme Court take action against prosecutors abusing the #criminaljustice  system for personal gain?
Virginia prosecutors hid exculpatory evidence and defied a federal judge in a death-penalty case. Will the Supreme Court let them get away with it?
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Know your rights. Thanks for sharing, +Howard Woodley Bailey 
 
Police cannot use your cell phone tracking data to locate you (and yes George, they can track your phone down to within a room-sized area) unless they get a search warrant; or, they can establish that an emergency precludes the opportunity to get a Judge to review whether probable cause exists to permit the use of the tracking data. Failure to get the search warrant can result in the suppression of all evidence seized due to the warrantless seizure and search. KUDOS to the App Div! #njcriminaldefenselawyer   #searchwarrant  
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#federal  appeals court rules that police may not search an individual's stored cell phone location records without a warrant. It's not often that we see definitive ruling in the grey area of digital privacy. 
Contrasting another appeals court, the decision increases the likelihood that the Supreme Court will rule on it.
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The phrase "opening a can of worms" seems fitting. Thanks for sharing, +LinkLaw, LLC 
 
How often do attorneys in other jurisdictions come across police officers who lie under oath regarding material facts in a case? It happens too frequently in Philadelphia, and it often takes a little work to expose the lies. I would love to hear if other attorneys have methods they rely on to expose these cops.
As I wrote in a previous blog post on Police Searches in "High Crime" Areas, when police recover contraband off of an individual in an illegal manner, some
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A step toward personal privacy. Thanks for sharing, +Gregory Oberhauser
 
The #Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that people have a reasonable expectation that their phones won’t be used by the government to keep periodic tabs on their general whereabouts. Thus, #ma  law enforcement, in most cases, may not track a suspect’s physical movements using cellphone data without getting a warrant first.
#cellphonedatarecovery  
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Will the Supreme Court take action against prosecutors abusing the #criminaljustice  system for personal gain?
Virginia prosecutors hid exculpatory evidence and defied a federal judge in a death-penalty case. Will the Supreme Court let them get away with it?
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Legislators work toward punishments that fit the crime.
 
KUDOS to the US Supreme Court for ruling that a drug dealer cannot be held liable for the death of someone they sold drugs to when the use of the drugs was only a contributing factor to the death, and not the sole cause. It remains to be seen how this impacts the NJ State statute imposing strict liability for drug-induced death. #njcriminaldefenselawyer  
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