FBI Botched Evidence Collection in Benjamin Way Fraud Case

F.B.I. Botched Evidence Collection in Fraud Case, Judge Rules (“Federal prosecutors contend that Benjamin Wey, a New York financier with an art for self-promotion, made tens of millions of dollars through a long-running stock manipulation scheme.  But the government’s case against Mr. Wey may be falling apart . . . .”)

Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads to the Conditioning of Black Men

Opinion: How Policing Black Boys Leads to the Conditioning of Black Men (“Mistrust and alienation between black men and the police have become so entrenched that we need radical, sweeping change….But, as criminal defense attorneys, we can attest to the fact that as harshly and as unfairly as black men have been treated in the criminal justice system, the fate of black boys has been worse.”)

Should the Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage?

Should the Police Control Their Own Body Camera Footage? (“Body cameras are spreading fast through American policing, and they’re generating an ocean of video. Axon, a company that provides secure cloud storage for police departments, says it’s received more than 4 million hours’ worth of video uploads from its clients. Almost without exception, those videos are controlled by the law enforcement agencies that created them. Some are now challenging that practice and proposing alternatives.”)

 

A New GOP Bill Would Make It Virtually Impossible to Sue the Police

A New GOP Bill Would Make It Virtually Impossible to Sue the Police (“Keeping with the Trump administration’s law-and-order rhetoric, Republicans in the House and Senate recently introduced a bill they’re calling the Back the Blue Act of 2017… The bill would create new federal crimes, impose federal police over the will of local officials and voters and shield police officers from virtually any civil liability, even in cases of egregious misconduct.”)