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Jan, 2020

IT’S THE GOVERNMENT’S FAULT THAT YOU NEED A TRIAL LAWYER

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Judge Shelley Joseph is the poster-victim for an out of control government. In case you don’t know who she is, the Massachusetts state court judge was indicted by the feds for not playing ball with ICE agents that wanted to pull an allegedly illegal immigrant out of her courtroom.  But this isn’t a post about illegal immigration. It’s a post about what the government thinks about the citizens it accuses of crimes.  Jessica Vaughn is the Director of the Center for Immigration Studies. While CIS claims to be an independent, non-partisan research center, their website quickly reveals the group is…

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Jan, 2020

IF THE GOVERNMENT CAN’T STEAL YOUR MONEY WHO CAN?

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There were a few golden seconds where it appeared regular people and high and mighty legislators were actually on the same page. As local, state, and federal governments got criticized for the legal theft they describe as “civil asset forfeiture” a strange thing happened.  Regular people actually cared about something more complicated than 140 280 characters and our legislators quit fundraising and pandering and started to address a real issue.  Or so it appeared.  All the soundbites about limiting the government’s unchecked forfeiture power turned out to be just that – soundbites. Terry Rolin is finding that out the hard…

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Jan, 2020

FACEBOOK: THE BIGGEST RAT OF THEM ALL

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There are a lot of bad actors in the criminal justice system, and the worst of them all is Facebook. The social media giant is more than just a marketing scam that has sucked the art of conversation out of most of society. Turns out it is also a hypocritical rat. While Facebook sits on information that might be useful to you, it gladly turns over whatever the police want. Kendrick and Leonard experienced this first-hand when trying to collect routine information from the company. After hiring California counsel to properly serve Facebook with a subpoena, the company embarked on…

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