Police stop-and-frisk policies have been controversial from their inception during the 1990s. Opponents have complained that allowing officers to detain and search based only on “reasonable suspicion” leads to hundreds of thousands of baseless stops, mostly of black and Latino citizens, and, ultimately, is ineffective in fighting or deterring crime. In fact, the City of…

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Criminals are quickly finding ways to use drones to carry out crazy, sophisticated, and often successful, crimes. With few statutes regulating drones, criminals are currently one step ahead of the law, limited only by their creativity and nerve, for now. Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Drones Drug smuggling is…

Owning a gun is legal in all 50 states (some restrictions may apply). Medical marijuana has been legalized, to some extent, by 40 states (with six more on the way). But doing those two legal things at the same time is illegal, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). An open…

Few people imagine prison as a pleasant place to be. Now imagine being incarcerated without your ability to hear. On top of that, try complying with court-ordered programs, advocating for your release, or even navigating the complex social structures of a prison while deaf. The situation already sounds dire, and states have been accused of…

Prison inmates are not granted the same rights as free citizens. Their rights should be limited. But to what extent? Surely they have the right to practice religion, guaranteed by the First Amendment. In fact, in many prisons, the practice of religion is encouraged. But what if such practice requires dietary restrictions? In a recent…

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