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The Effect of Coronavirus on the Courts

Mar 17, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus Disesease (COVID-19) the Supreme Court of Missouri issued a momentous order yesterday, March 16, 2020. Click here to read the order. In it, the Court suspended all in-person proceedings in all Appellate and Circuit Courts effective immediately and through April 3, 2020. Like anything, there are exceptions to this suspension. […]

You Got a Brain Scan at the Hospital. Someday a Computer May Use It to Identify You.

Nov 25, 2019

In a disturbing experiment, imaging and facial recognition technologies were used to match research subjects to their M.R.I. scans. The brain scans of 84 volunteers were used to create reconstructions of their faces, bottom row, then tested against photographs. A facial recognition program correctly matched 70 subjects.Credit…Mayo Clinic, via the New England Journal of Medicine […]

Man Convicted of Murder Argues His Life Sentence Was Fulfilled When He Briefly Died

Nov 21, 2019

DES MOINES, Iowa – A man convicted of murder was rushed from the Iowa State Penitentiary to a hospital in 2015 where his heart was restarted five times. He claims his life sentence was fulfilled by his short-lived death, and he has overstayed his prison time by four years. Benjamin Schreiber, found guilty of first-degree murder in 1997 and […]

AG Inventory Finds Greene County Failed to Test 312 Sexual Assault Exam Kits

Nov 20, 2019

New reports show that Missouri law enforcement and other agencies have almost 6,200 boxes of sexual assault exam kits that have never been tested and 1,700 that are not associated with any police reports, including 312 in Greene County. The recent inventory conducted by the Attorney General’s office, using $700,000 in federal grant money, found […]

Cops’ Tunnel Vision Can Yield Horrific Investigative Outcomes

Oct 19, 2019

Thanks goes out to our friends at Rosenblum Schwartz & Fry for this recent blog post. The goal for any criminal defendant is obviously to be found not guilty of a crime. Recently released study findings stress that suspects should also be just about as concerned that investigators never suspect guilt in the first place. […]

Illinois police seek Walter White look-alike on probation violation

Oct 17, 2019

If you are a Breaking Bad fan who subscribes to Netflix, chances are you have already seen the movie El Camino. But have you seen this Walter White look alike who police are searching for on a probation violation related to possession of methamphetamine? Police in Illinois are looking for a man who bears a startling resemblance […]

Facial Recognition Technology Threatens to End All Individual Privacy

Oct 16, 2019

Apple has been using facial recognition software as a security option on the iPhone X since 2017. Amazon has given its facial recognition system to police departments to try out. Microsoft claims it has resisted requests to sell its products to police and has called for government regulation. Axon, the largest maker of body camera […]

Digital Jail: Electronic Monitoring Drives Defendants into Debt

Aug 8, 2019

As Missouri takes steps to reform its bail system, court advocates are concerned about a growing alternative to jailing people before trial: ordering them to wear ankle monitors. Ankle bracelets are promoted as a humane alternative to jail. But private companies charge defendants hundreds of dollars per month to wear the surveillance devices. If people […]