Police tend to use jaywalking tickets as a pretext to stop African American pedestrians. By decriminalizing jaywalking, this problem could be erased without making the streets any more dangerous for pedestrians.
All Americans are protected against unreasonable search and seizure thanks to the Fourth Amendment, but defining what qualifies as unreasonable is a complex process. That’s where the plain view doctrine comes in -it states that police can search your home or vehicle without a warrant if they see evidence of a crime in plain sight. […]
One of the most controversial issues concerning the police over the last decade has been when police should resort to the use of deadly force. Police and advocates for officer’s safety argue that they should be able to use deadly force when they feel there is a serious danger to themselves or the safety of […]
We cover a wide variety of crimes here, but while we want to provide a resource for as many people as possible who have been charged with a crime, there’s no denying that certain crimes are committed much more regularly than others. Here is a list of the most common types of crimes in California, […]