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Articles by Casey Bastian

Constitutional Protections No Protection for Colorado Man Killed by Police

The death of Elijah McClain after a violent encounter with law enforcement in August, 2019, sparked local protests in Aurora, Colorado. In response to the inadequate departmental oversight, the Aurora City Council appointed an independent panel to investigate what went wrong. The panel issued a 157-page ...

The Louisiana Board of Parole Giveth and Taketh Away: The Troubling Case of Bobby Sneed

In yet another outrageous example of what constitutes “justice” in America, we have the story of 74-year-old Bobby Sneed. He has been imprisoned at one of this nation’s most perilous institutions for 47 years. Earlier this year, a 17-minute hearing before the Louisiana Board of Parole ...

Decades of Data Link Juvenile Lead Exposure and Criminal Behavior

The Art of Defeating Robot Dogs

by Casey J. Bastian

I’ve always known I didn’t trust humans with developing robotic technology. Of all the concerns I have, I now have to add possible mortal combat with robotic dogs to the list. Thanks Boston Dynamics. But thanks to Samantha Cole of vice.com, I know how to kick ...

An Ignoble Process How High-Pressure Tactics and Flawed Investigative Techniques Created a Miscarriage of Justice

Reverse Location Warrants Neglect Particularity Requirement

Debunked Bite-Mark Comparison Evidence: Wrongfully Convicted Man Freed After Spending Over 25 Years on Death Row

Study: Reduced Pretrial Incarceration Doesn’t Diminish Public Safety

All too often, critics of bail reform assert a stale mantra that more pretrial ...

New Jersey Police Union Contracts Laden With Financial Largesse

ProPublica and Asbury Park Press, an affiliate of ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network, recently completed an unprecedented analysis of thousands of ...

Abuse of Civil Asset Forfeiture Laws Prompts Class Action Lawsuit

 

 

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