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The Use of Deadly Force by Federal Officers

By Lobo Law |

Numerous federal agencies are tasked with protecting the public. They include the FBI, ATF, DEA, and Federal Marshals. And while they do put a lot of bad actors away, they have been responsible for more than 150 fatalities and 80 injuries in a period of just five years.  That leads to questions about just… Read More »

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Police Transparency a Must

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If you think of police as part of the community, you realize that there is a social contract that requires trust of law enforcement among community members. How is such trust achieved?  Many experts believe the key is in transparency. Practical Implications  More than four in ten Americans report a declining perception of police… Read More »

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Justice vs. Black Box Technologies

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More and more these days, law enforcement depends on artificial intelligence (AI) in the pursuit of criminals or in making determinations on how to move forward with investigations, or even with how to determine the best punishments for convicted individuals.  What’s also more common is the fact that AI algorithms are increasingly complex and/or… Read More »

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Can I Live Stream a Police Interaction?

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We’ve all seen countless videos of police manhandling citizens who were allegedly involved in criminal activity.  Such chronicles, generally recorded by concerned  bystanders, have alerted the public to the unnecessary use of force by officers across the country. Beyond simply videotaping arrests and other police interactions with the public, is it legal to actually… Read More »

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A Trend That’s Dangerous: Swatting

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A recent trend is raising alarm bells among citizens and police alike: swatting.  According to the FBI Las Vegas Field Office, swatting is actually a type of harassment that involves deceiving providers of emergency services so that they send special response teams to an address under the impression that an emergency is under way…. Read More »

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Double Jeopardy

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The Fifth Amendment has a clause protecting against being prosecuted a second time following an acquittal or a plea bargain for a crime, or, essentially, more than one punishment for the same offense. But there is a caveat here:  state and federal governments may, indeed, prosecute separately for the same crime, and even two… Read More »

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Resisting Arrest in Nevada

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When the police determine that you need to go to jail and you don’t agree, your first instinct may be to resist their efforts. There may be 100 good reasons you think the cops are out of line, but none of them give you the right to fight back against officers who are trying… Read More »

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Defending Vehicular Manslaughter or Homicide Charges in Nevada

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Vehicular homicide: it’s a horrendous crime on so many levels.  It means that as the person charged with the crime, you are responsible for someone’s death.  No, you didn’t intend for things to turn out this way—maybe you were behaving stupidly, and things got out of control. But someone is now dead, and the… Read More »

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Is Solitary Confinement a Good Idea?

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Solitary confinement: some say it is the only way to control the most violent prisoners in this country. But the fact of the matter is that across America in the states that have reduced the use of solitary confinement, the rates of violence have actually declined. The Facts  Over 100,000 prisoners in American institutions… Read More »

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Retail Theft, aka Shoplifting

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The holiday season may bring to mind visions of sugarplums and tinsel for lots of Americans, but for retailers, the focus is on theft.  As the busiest shopping season of the year, they know that shoplifters are out in full force. The majority of all retail theft—roughly 80 percent– occurs during the holidays. Between… Read More »

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