Milwaukee Area Man Faces Child Pornography Charges

Possession of child pornography and other internet sex crimes carry serious penalties, even for someone as young as 18. A Jackson County man has just been arrested and is facing 15 felony charges including possession of child pornography, child sexploitation, and child sex crimes involving a computer. The 18-year-old is accused of soliciting nude photos […]

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Racial Profiling Could Be A Factor In Traffic Stops

Wisconsin may have a race problem when it comes to law enforcement. African Americans account for 43 percent Wisconsin’s prison population but they represent only 6 percent of the state’s total population. This disproportionate statistic has caused officials to take a closer look in order to determine if racial profiling is significant problem in law […]

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Advocacy Group Calls DUI Checkpoints Driver Harassment

The holiday season is a busy time for police departments and highway patrol. Because of a significant increase in drunk driving around Christmas and New Year’s Eve, police use extra patrols and DUI checkpoints to catch as many drunk drivers as possible. This week a national advocacy group has publicly urged police departments to stop […]

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College Campuses Are Noticing An Increase In Stimulant Abuse

A recent report from Oshkosh highlights a growing trend among college students nationwide. Students are abusing prescription stimulants to help them stay alert and energized. Authorities have noticed and are beginning to crack down, resulting in drug charges for those caught selling. Adderall is a prescription stimulant used to treat the symptoms of Attention Deficit […]

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Wisconsin Leads By Example In Reducing Prison Crowding

Anyone following the national news lately has noticed a big problem plaguing many states: prisons are overcrowded. This is especially true in states like California that impose prison sentences for a wider variety of non-violent offenses such as drug crimes. Overcrowding in prisons leads to serious health and safety problems, and it costs taxpayers billions […]

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Wisconsin Man Convicted For DUI Death Of Another Drunk Driver

A Pewaukee man was convicted last week for a 2008 drunk driving accident that resulted in one death and two injuries. The other driver was also drunk at the time. Despite a creative criminal defense which took advantage of some unique Wisconsin laws, the man was unable to successfully plead his case. The accident occurred […]

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Local Bans on Synthetic Pot Cause Headaches in Wisconsin: Part II

In my last post, I focused on how letting individual cities enact their own legislation is causing problems for users and distributors of synthetic pot. Many are breaking the law without realizing it, based solely on where they happen to be standing. This small detail has resulted in drug charges for some who thought the […]

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Local Bans on Synthetic Pot Cause Headaches in Wisconsin: Part I

While synthetic marijuana (or synthetic pot) has been around since the new millennium it has only gained national attention in the last year. Increased synthetic pot use has spurred action among local lawmakers and resulted in drug charges for some users. The drug mimics the high from marijuana but contains none of the same ingredients. […]

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