Wisconsin Examiner: More on the effects of altered reports by the Waupaca Sheriff's Department.
“What the sheriff said and the detective captain said is that this practice of a reviewing detective changing police reports, altering police reports is common, that it happens all the time,” (defense attorney Kate) Drury says. “In our view, we said that is inappropriate. The reviewing detective doesn’t always have personal knowledge of what happened. The purpose is to review the report and refer that problematic report back to the author. They shouldn’t be allowed to correct the police report by adding facts so probable cause exists where it wouldn’t or delete exculpatory information in the report.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Republicans plan to seek U.S. Supreme Court review of redistricting case.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Federal lawsuit filed alleging Jefferson County Jail officials and staff liable for death of man in custody.
CNN: U.S. Supreme Court reinstates Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence.
Death Penalty Information Center: Poll finds bipartisan opposition to death penalty as currently administered.
The poll, conducted by the Justice Research Group (JRG) November 3 to 5, 2021 and released February 17, 2022, found that Democrats, Republicans, and Independents by margins of more than 30 percentage points opposed the use of the death penalty against people with severe mental illness . . . brain damage, or intellectual impairments, and against veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. The poll found pluralities of each group opposed to seeking the death penalty against victims of severe abuse, and Americans nearly evenly split on the propriety of the death penalty for adolescent offenders between the ages of 18 and 21.
The Olympian: Washington State legislature passes ban on high-capacity magazines.
Senate Bill 5078 prohibits the manufacture, importation, distribution, selling, and offering for sale of “ammunition feeding devices” with the capacity to hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The bill will go into effect July 1, if signed by (Governor Jay) Inslee.
Lowering the Bar: When picking an alias pick one that doesn't appear on an outstanding warrant.
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