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Posted 4 years ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Janet Raasch  
What You Should Know and Do If Arrested

Being arrested or detained by the police is a frightening experience. Here are a few things you should know. An arrest occurs when a law enforcement officer takes you into custody and you are not free to go. If you are suspected of being involved in a crime, you can also be legally detained for a short period of time for questioning without being arrested. To arrest you, the officer needs probable cause and an arrest warrant. The most notable …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Chuck Shepherd  
Legal News of the Weird

In July a 29-year-old man was taken into custody in Brunswick, Maine, after police found him in the bottom of a portable toilet on a golf course. Police did not release his name, but he is not the same man who was charged in Portland, Maine, in 2009 after being found inside a pit toilet. That man was much older (49 at the time) and admitted to having an “outhouse problem.” Coincidentally, in August, Luke Chrisco, 31, who was arrested …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Parents of Handcuffed Kindergartener Want “Justice”

The parents of a Georgia kindergartener handcuffed by police say their daughter has been traumatized by her arrest and treatment by law enforcement. Initial reports said that six-year-old Salecia Johnson was tearing things off the wall and throwing furniture in class when Creekside Elementary School officials called the cops. Baldwin County Schools Superintendent Geneva Braziel later stated that the girl’s “violent and disruptive” acts included “pushing several other students;  running away from the school staff; slamming chairs around the school …

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