Monthly Archives: January 2013

7-year-old Bronx Boy Interrogated for 10 Hours

Per ABC News, Wilson Reyes, a 7-year-old Bronx boy, made national headlines this morning.  Frances Menzes, the boy’s mother, alleges that the NYPD detained Wilson on Dec. 4 near his school, handcuffs and all, held him for four hours there, … Continue reading

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Teacher Marries Student to Invoke Spousal Privilege

In a shining example of legally permissible, yet terrible decisions, a 42-year-old former teacher married her 17-year-old student in an attempt to short-circuit her criminal prosecution. Associated Press reports that the teacher divorced her husband and married the student six … Continue reading

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Mobile Fingerprint Scanners and Temporary Detention

Most of us have seen a few “whodunit?” police dramas, in which an eccentric team of detectives investigate the scene of a crime, gather all sorts of cinematically enhanced “evidence,” and always solve mysteries with entirely unrealistic swiftness and certainty. … Continue reading

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CPS Under Scrutiny for Placement in Colorado City

Child Protective Services (CPS), the state agency responsible for protecting the safety and welfare of vulnerable children, is one of the most embattled sectors of our local government.  Understaffed and underfunded, CPS struggles with the ever-growing task of investigating child … Continue reading

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Sex Offender Registration and Real Estate

In a November decision, the Arizona Court of Appeals held that sellers and agents have no duty to report the presence of nearby sex offenders when offering a home for sale – a decision with meaning unrelated to real estate. … Continue reading

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