Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Former Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales tapped to head Fitchburg Police Department.
NBC: Electronic monitoring is not freedom and it has problems.
Courthouse News Service: Seventh Circuit hears arguments over constitutionality of Wisconsin's hunter protection law.
The amendment to the state’s 1990 hunter protection law was passed in 2016. It prohibits individuals from “maintaining a visual or physical proximity” to hunters on state land as well as “photographing, videotaping, audiotaping, or through other electronic means, monitoring or recording” them.
Above the Law: Lawyer blames kombucha tea for her drunk driving.
Texas Tribune: Migrants held in Texas border crackdown are being held for weeks without lawyers or charges being filed.
Under Texas law, criminal defendants must be assigned an attorney within three days of asking for one. State statute also requires that defendants be released from jail if prosecutors delay cases by not filing charges quickly. For trespassing, the charge on which the vast majority of the imprisoned migrants were arrested, that deadline is set at 15 or 30 days, depending on the charge level.
Both of those deadlines have fallen by the wayside as (Gov. Greg) Abbott, a former Texas Supreme Court justice and state attorney general, pursues his initiative for state police to arrest migrants suspected of illegally entering the country for state crimes such as trespassing or human smuggling. Since the effort began in July, about 1,000 migrants have been sent to two Texas prisons converted into immigration jails. On Friday, nearly 900 men remained locked up, prison officials reported.
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