Why Police Shootings Won’t Stop

With recent shootings of individuals progressing from simple traffic stops, citizens and civil right groups are left wondering how to stop this escalation from happening.   One can name numerous cases of traffic stops ending in death; Sandra Bland from Texas was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal and Philando Castile from Minnesota […]

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Heroin Addiction, Breaking the Cycle with Methadone

There is a growing epidemic of heroin use in the United States; the Drug Enforcement Administration found that heroin use and deaths involving heroin tripled from 2007 to 2014.  These statistics illustrate how necessary finding a solution for this addiction is.  In order to aid in the fight, federal regulations in Illinois are becoming more […]

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Technological Trend – Warrants for Android’s Location Data

The “Maps” application found on virtually all mobile phones has more than one use especially for law enforcement.  Recently, more warrants have been issued by law enforcement to collect information about the movements and activities of Android users.  By utilizing this strategy, law enforcement are able to chronicle the whereabouts of suspects in their private, […]

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Too Stoned to Drive? Science disputes the current Legal Limit

With states such as Colorado and Washington legalizing recreational use of marijuana for adults, lawmakers have postulated several questions about the potential effects of this for driving and driving safety.  Both sides recognize that the psycho-motor and cognitive effects of cannabis use can affect vehicle control and judgment but the threshold for how high is […]

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Update on “Chicago Police Perjury Problem”

Last week, the Law Office of Edward Johnson’s Criminal Defense Blog wrote an article concerning the Chicago Police perjury issue.  Because of the Chicago Tribune’s inquiry into this problem, the Chicago Police have begun an internal investigation of their officers.  Thus far, the investigation has found as many as six officers lying in their court […]

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