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Law Enforcement Today | July 28, 2014

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Youth, 16, Arrested with over 3,500 Heroin Bags

September 3, 2013 |

A Wilmington, DE youth, 16, has been arrested with over 3,000 bags of heroin.  On August 13, the city’s firearm squad executed a search warrant at the youth’s residence in the Riverside community. Police seized 3,582 bags … Read More

Fighting Juvenile Crime

August 8, 2012 |

Everyone agrees that juvenile crime should be taken seriously, but experts often disagree about what should be done. Two once-popular approaches, both based on aggressive shock tactics, have failed to deliver the promised results. One is participation in “Scared … Read More

No More Mandatory Life Sentences for Juvenile Offenders

June 29, 2012 |

On June 24, in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court abolished mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles. Justice Elena Kagan, writing for the majority, noted that mandatory life sentences for juveniles ignore the … Read More

Governor Brown’s About Face

May 24, 2012 |

California’s Department of Juvenile Justice has been benefiting from a steady reduction in population that researchers will argue is directly related to a drop in violent crime that has also been experienced by other major U.S. cities. … Read More

National Crime Victims Rights Week

April 26, 2012 |

The concept of criminal victimization knows no boundaries. One must recognize anybody, anywhere, under any set of circumstances may become a victim of a crime.   The study of victimology developed to help us understand how people become … Read More

12 Year Old Shot Dead by Fellow Middle School Student

January 12, 2012 | 2

Carolyn “Cee Cee” Walker was a 12-year old middle school student, shot dead on Tuesday in Chesapeake, VA.  Her killer is reportedly a 13 year old fellow student at Deep Creek Middle School.  The suspect’s name has … Read More

Brownsville, TX PD’s Tragic Duty of Taking Down a Middle School Active Shooter

January 6, 2012 | 6

The shooting death of middle-school student Jaime Gonzales at Cummings Middle School at the hands of Brownsville, Texas Police is causing outrage that law enforcement officers took such a young life.  The public is saying things like, … Read More

Armed Eighth Grader Shot and Killed by Texas Police

January 6, 2012 |

Brownsville, TX Police shot and killed a 15-year-old Cummings Middle School student today.  The student was reportedly brandishing a weapon in the school hallway.  He was shot after ignoring several directives by police.  Police called an ambulance, … Read More

Armed Eighth Grader Shot and Killed by Texas Police

January 5, 2012 |

Brownsville, TX Police shot and killed a 15-year-old Cummings Middle School student today.  The student was reportedly brandishing a weapon in the school hallway.  He was shot after ignoring several directives by police.  Police called an ambulance, … Read More

Cedar Rapids Proposes Ordinance to Hold Parents Responsible

December 10, 2011 | 1

The ACLU and officials in Cedar Rapids, Iowa are at odds about just how much responsibility parents have over their minor children.    Cedar Rapids is in process toward passing an ordinance which will require parents to attend … Read More