Recent Hack of Inmate Communication Service Securus

Filed under: News by Contributor @ November 23, 2015

Recently, one of the nation’s major telecommunication services for incarcerated persons was hacked by an entity known as The Intercept. This hack reveals the extent and scope of information collected on inmates in the corrections system within the United States. The Intercept hack of Securus managed to collect more than 70 million individual records of phone calls. […]

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Qualified Immunity Granted to Police Officer Who Shot Suspect With Rifle

Filed under: Criminal Law, Personal Injury by Contributor @ November 14, 2015

SCOTUS Grants Immunity to Police Officer Who Used a Rifle to Kill a Reckless Motorist From an Overpass Texas police officers went to a drive-in restaurant with a warrant in hand to arrest Isreal Leija Jr. but the 24 year-old did not want to be caught. Leija sped away in his Pontiac Grand Am leading […]

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Philadelphia District Attorney Seeking Participants For New Diversionary College Program

Filed under: Criminal Law, News by Contributor @ November 9, 2015

The Diversionary Unit of the Philadelphia District Attorneys Office is looking for participants to  join a pilot program for defendants charged with non-violent felony crimes into a year-long program operated in conjunction with the Community College of Philadelphia. Specifically they are seeking: Philadelphia residents; Age 24 or older; No violent offenses associated with past or […]

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Federal Expungement?

Filed under: Criminal Law, News by Contributor @ November 4, 2015

A few months ago, we posted about how United States District Judge John Gleeson of the Eastern District of New York ordered a federal fraud conviction to be expunged.  Now, the New York Times Editorial Board, based on Judge Gleeson’s decision is urging action to confront the frightening fact that more than a quarter of […]

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PA House Passes Weakened Expungement Bill

Filed under: Criminal Law, News by Contributor @ October 31, 2015

We wrote a few months ago of how the State Senate had passed a bill to liberalize expungement in Pennsylvania.    As you’ll recall, expungement is the process by which someone convicted of certain crimes may be able to have governmental records of that event wiped clean from the system (for more on expungement generally, […]

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