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Posted 10 months ago in Crime Traveling by Josh Crank  
Amanda Knox on Trial for Third Time for Kercher Murder

A retrial is underway for Amanda Knox, the American student who was convicted and later acquitted of murdering her roommate while studying abroad in Italy. This is the fourth trial surrounding the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, whose body was found with multiple stab wounds in the apartment she shared with Knox. Italian prosecutors have long alleged that Kercher’s death was the result of a sex game gone wrong, and that Knox and her Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, …

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Posted 10 months ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Street Medians Become Free Speech Battleground

The ACLU of Maine is suing the state’s largest city for making it a crime to stand in street medians, arguing that the ban infringes on the right to free speech. In July, the city council in Portland, Maine voted unanimously to prohibit people from hanging out in medians after Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck testified that panhandlers were creating a safety hazard. Sauschuck told the Maine Sun Journal that “there’s been an absolute explosion” of pedestrians standing in medians …

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Posted 10 months ago in Crime Driving & Motor Vehicles by Josh Crank  
Dina Lohan Pleads Not Guilty of DWI

When you’re the go-to attorney for a family with legal needs like the Lohan clan’s, the least you can do is chauffeur your client away from her DWI arraignment in your own silver Rolls Royce. After being stripped of her driver’s license and released without bail, Dina Lohan was led out of a Long Island courtroom and into the world-class wheels by her lawyer, Mark Heller. Lohan pleaded not guilty to speeding and drunken driving charges. “Dina Lohan is painfully …

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Posted 10 months ago in Crime Government by Janet Raasch  
Mandatory DNA Testing Is a Double-Edged Sword

Modern DNA analysis has revolutionized the criminal justice system. It has been used to prove — without a doubt — that suspects were involved in crimes and to free people who were wrongly convicted. The DNA sample is taken by swabbing the inside of a person’s cheek. If you are convicted of a serious crime, your DNA becomes part of state and federal crime databases, where it can be searched for association with other crimes. But what if you are …

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Posted 11 months ago in Crime gun rights by Michele Bowman  
Navy Yard Shooter Legally Had Guns

The man who shot and killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16 and was killed by police himself, Aaron Alexis, had a checkered criminal and mental health past, leading many to question how he owned a gun and how he got access to the premises of a restricted area.   ‘Honorable’ Discharge Aaron entered the Navy Yard, the administrative center of the U.S. Navy, with a valid pass on the morning of Sept. 16 and entered …

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