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Man Charged After Detaining Vandals in Closet Until Police Arrive

By Jason Dunkle on G+ A New York man was recently charged with four counts of Endangering the Welfare of Children after he discovered four juveniles, ages 8 through 10, destroying his father-in-law’s house and locked them in a closet until police arrived. The 53-year old man had been remodeling the father-in-law’s house while the… view more

Former Pennsylvania Judge Charged With Stealing Cocaine Evidence

By Jason Dunkle on G+ A former western Pennsylvania judge recently was charged with theft and drug possession by the Pennsylvania State Police after allegedly stealing cocaine that had been submitted by prosecutors in drug cases. In drug possession and drug delivery cases, the prosecuting attorney must bring the drugs to court and present it… view more

Erin Brockovich of Movie Fame Charged with BUI – Boating Under Influence

By Jason Dunkle on G+ Erin Brockovich became famous after she was portrayed by Julia Roberts in a movie that depicted Brockovich’s efforts to obtain justice for victims of environmental pollution, but she recently made the news after she was charged with Operating a Watercraft Under the Influence, which some people call a BUI for… view more

DUI Checkpoint – 1,021 Cars Stopped but No DUI Arrests

By Jason Dunkle on G+ A DUI checkpoint was recently held on a California roadway from 9:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., and, while the checkpoint resulted in over 1,021 drivers being stopped, the checkpoint resulted in zero DUI arrests. Both the U.S. Supreme and Pennsylvania Supreme Courts have held that DUI checkpoints are legal despite… view more

Stuffing Bra? Use Tissues, Not Baggies of Heroin

By Jason Dunkle on G+ Route 80 has a reputation as being a “drug highway,” but I doubt that most police officers would expect to find over 300 packets of heroin in a woman’s bra during a routine traffic stop.  The woman was charged with Possession With Intent to Distribute heroin after New Jersey police… view more

Soccer Ref Dies After Being Assaulted – Possible Murder Charge?

A 46 year old Utah soccer referee recently died after being assaulted by a 17 year old player in a recreational soccer league. The 17 year old disagreed with the referee’s issuance of a yellow car and showed his displeasure by punching  the ref one time in the head. The ref initially complained of being… view more

“Flipping the Bird” Can Get You into Trouble

By Jason Dunkle on G+ Two recent cases put the spotlight on giving a person “the bird”, or “flipping them off”, and whether such a gesture is protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  In one case, a police officer was the target, but, in the other, the person had the audacity to… view more