The generation that saved the world is leaving the world, right now at the rate of 1,000 a day. Pretty soon, they'll all be gone. I see those faces -- brave, etched faces of character and courage -- and I worry. And I wonder. What will happen when they're gone? Who will inspire us and lead us? Who will make us realize we're the great nation we are? I'm sure the greatest generation had the ......
Welcome to Crime, Justice & America…..the premier media group for the criminal justice system.
This is my first written blog, and let me tell you, as publisher, I am really excited about the phenomenal capabilities of the various high-technology venues (I’ll explain in a moment), which will enable the staff, readers, and even participants to join together in a social community unlike anything in the past. We are going to bring all of them together…in one place…in different formats….and you will love it! . So, let me introduce you to our new social community.....
The Guard and the Inmate….together again.
Okay…we are back to our daily blog about the criminal justice system in the U.S. I would encourage responses to our blogs, not only on the subject matter of the blog, but anything you, the general public, want to discuss.
Did you hear about that incident in New York where a female federal prison guard got pregnant by one of the inmates in the facility? Talk about a made-for-TV movie, folks. Give me a break. You know, the media has been buzzing lately about the need for increased mental health care to prevent those in need from acting out….as in mass shootings. Well I am going to apply that same suggestion here…. Dealing with the criminal justice system, maybe there should be.....
Yeah….I don’t know about you, but the USA Today story about Homeland Security using iris scanners makes the hair stand up on the back of my neck. Why you ask? Well let’s see. The story is ostensibly about the use of these scanners at a Border Patrol Station in a two-week test, claiming its use is a quicker alternative to fingerprints. However, a couple of innocuous paragraphs, words, and privacy rights are the contentious issues that I am raising here…..
Motions are one of the most important aspects of a criminal case before getting to trial. Kirk Tarman, criminal defense attorney in San Bernardino County CA, discusses suppression motions based upon the 4th Amendment, dismissal motions, discovery motions, and more... for a glimpse into the preparation of a criminal case. ….
Andrew Dosa, a civil and criminal defense attorney located in Alameda County CA, when interviewed by Crime and Justice Online, explains everything you need to know about restitution in criminal cases. What is restitution? Is it to punish the guilty or help the victim? Is it always paid? What happens if it is not paid? Are all criminal charges associated with restitution? Can you use restitution to bargain away a jail sentence? Is it applied more in civil or criminal cases? These questions and more are answered by our expert on restitution, Andrew Dosa….
Here is an entertaining and informative interview with Wally Farrell, a premier criminal defense attorney in Riverside County, now deceased, who discussed the Death Penalty in California with Crime, Justice & America Talk Show Host Ray Hrdlicka. Is it really a deterrent? Why represent defendants charged with this type of crime? What is “special circumstances” in the crime? Life without parole vs. the Death Penalty. Why does this type of case last so long? Is it a choice between Justice or a Political and Financial cost? Does it demean life? Or does it demean the death of victims?