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Police & You: Police Tactics in Schools

Police & You: The recent events in a Richland County, South Carolina high school where a uniformed law enforcement officer forcibly removed a student from her desk and placed her in handcuffs should serve as a vivid reminder to parents and students alike that whether you agree with the officer's tactics or not, uniformed law enforcement officers are routinely in America's schools and are undoubtedly not going anywhere.

Police & You: Is Your Smart Phone Data Protected?

Expect new developments this year regarding the Police & You.  On Friday, January 17, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear two cases regarding the authority of police to search the contents of an individual's cell phone without a warrant. The Court has agreed to review Riley v. California and United States v. Wurie. Both cases involve information found in the defendant's cell phone that was used as evidence to convict.

Police & You: Stop and Frisk Based on Race?

In this Police & You segment, we examine whether the NYPD's Stop and Frisk Policy is Racially Driven.

The Police & You: Is Your Data Safe?

The Police & You - the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures ... and [that] no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation ..."

Police & You - Who is Watching You?

Police & You: It's Almost Halloween and someone is Watching You

Police & You - Know the Rules While Hunting

Police & You: With Michigan's hunting season upon us - bow starts October 1st - it is important to review the rules, regulations, and laws that govern our quest for the illusive wall-hanger. Even the most trivial violations can result in criminal charges.

Police & You: The Right to Counsel

When it comes to the Police & You, many people are shocked to learn that the police may legally resort to a variety of seemingly underhanded tactics in order to obtain a confession from a suspect in a criminal case. For example, the police may flat-out lie to a suspect during questioning. Thus, the only sure way to protect your rights if you are questioned by the police is to clearly and unambiguously assert both your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney.

Police & You: GPS Means Big Brother is Watching

Technology is changing the relationship between the police & you.  As mobile devices become more advanced, so do the ways police can track you. Recently, the Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals ruled that law enforcement officials can use cell phone data, specifically GPS information, to track and locate people without a warrant.

Police & You: Things to Remember If Confronted by the Police

Police & You: Things to Remember When Confronted By Police