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What You Should Do During a DWI Traffic Stop

Nov 27, 2019

You’re cruising down the highway, enjoying yourself and suddenly you see police lights in your rear-view mirror. You hope that the officer isn’t coming after you, but you have a bad feeling in the pit of your stomach. If you find yourself on the side of the road as part of a DWI traffic stop, […]

You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You.

Nov 25, 2019

In a disturbing experiment, imaging and facial recognition technologies were used to match research subjects to their M.R.I. scans. The brain scans of 84 volunteers were used to create reconstructions of their faces, bottom row, then tested against photographs. A facial recognition program correctly matched 70 subjects.Credit…Mayo Clinic, via the New England Journal of Medicine […]

Man Convicted of Murder Argues His Life Sentence Was Fulfilled When He Briefly Died

Nov 21, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa – A man convicted of murder was rushed from the Iowa State Penitentiary to a hospital in 2015 where his heart was restarted five times. He claims his life sentence was fulfilled by his short-lived death, and he has overstayed his prison time by four years. Benjamin Schreiber, found guilty of first-degree murder in 1997 and […]

AG Inventory Finds Greene County Failed to Test 312 Sexual Assault Exam Kits

Nov 20, 2019

New reports show that Missouri law enforcement and other agencies have almost 6,200 boxes of sexual assault exam kits that have never been tested and 1,700 that are not associated with any police reports, including 312 in Greene County. The recent inventory conducted by the Attorney General’s office, using $700,000 in federal grant money, found […]

Court Rules Police Need a Warrant to Get Data From Your Car

Nov 19, 2019

Your connected car data might be safer from prying eyes — Georgia’s Supreme Court has ruled that police need a warrant to obtain personal data from cars. The decision overturns an earlier state Court of Appeals ruling that defended police obtaining crash data from a car in a vehicular homicide case. The state and appeals court “erred” […]

How much does a Missouri DWI affect auto insurance rates?

Oct 22, 2019

When Missouri authorities charge you with drunk driving and that charge winds up leading to a conviction, you can expect to have to pay a substantial amount of money in fines and other expenses relating to your action. Even if it is your first time receiving a driving while intoxicated conviction in the state, you […]

Cops’ Tunnel Vision Can Yield Horrific Investigative Outcomes

Oct 19, 2019

Thanks goes out to our friends at Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry for this recent blog post. The goal for any criminal defendant is obviously to be found not guilty of a crime. Recently released study findings stress that suspects should also be just about as concerned that investigators never suspect guilt in the first place. […]

Illinois police seek Walter White look-alike on probation violation

Oct 17, 2019

If you are a Breaking Bad fan who subscribes to Netflix, chances are you have already seen the movie El Camino. But have you seen this Walter White look alike who police are searching for on a probation violation related to possession of methamphetamine? Police in Illinois are looking for a man who bears a startling resemblance […]

Facial Recognition Technology Threatens to End All Individual Privacy

Oct 16, 2019

Apple has been using facial recognition software as a security option on the iPhone X since 2017. Amazon has given its facial recognition system to police departments to try out. Microsoft claims it has resisted requests to sell its products to police and has called for government regulation. Axon, the largest maker of body camera […]