Category Archives: Law and Crime

Includes court cases, rulings, and information regarding american law and politics

Byrne Discretionary Grant Program

With the steady rise of crime over the decades, congress has issued various acts and policies to ensure safety on the streets of America. To finance safety measures government grants are available to help law enforcement, individuals, and organizations combat … Continue reading

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The Exclusionary Rule

“The exclusionary rule makes evidence inadmissible in court if law enforcement officers obtained it by means forbidden by the Constitution, by statute or by court rules”, (Oaks, 1970). This is a court action enforcing citizen’s constitutional rights. The rule means that … Continue reading

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The Case of Maryland v Shatzer

Circumstances In 2003, Michael Blaine Shatzer Sr. was incarcerated in a Maryland facility for child sexual abuse. While detained he was questioned regarding a separate incident, the accused of sexual abuse against his son. When authorities attempted to question him … Continue reading

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United States Border Patrol: A Brief Overview

Many Americans know and heard of the United States Border Patrol. They have their own show on the National Geographic Channel, where you can watch agents pick up, arrest, and detain illegal entrants. Both on the show and in real … Continue reading

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Case Brief: United States vs. Comstock

The case of U.S v. Comstock first appeared in the North Carolina Courts in 2007. The case regards the 2006 Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act. This Act was established by Congress observed under 18 U.S.C §4248 to protect the … Continue reading

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