Post Tagged with: "police"

150: David Leavitt This Prosecutor Wants to Prosecute Less Crimes

150: David Leavitt This Prosecutor Wants to Prosecute Less Crimes

With so many laws on the books, there are virtually unlimited ways that a person can become a criminal. This puts an enormous strain on our legal and judicial system. Utah County Attorney David Leavitt joins us to discuss a groundbreaking approach that he is trying that seeks to handle problems in ways other than simply prosecuting people. Learn what he hopes to accomplish and how it could cut down on the the unnecessary criminalization that bogs down our justice system.   Links mentioned: There’s a new top prosecutor in Utah County, and he says he’ll reform the criminal justice […]
June 18, 2019
70: Nate Wessler on Digital Privacy Showdown in the Supreme Court

70: Nate Wessler on Digital Privacy Showdown in the Supreme Court

The balance between protecting personal privacy and pursuing criminal justice always seems to be in a state of flux. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the digital realm. Nate Wessler of the ACLU joins us to discuss the Supreme Court case of Carpenter v. The United States, that involves government searches of our electronic devices, surveillance and privacy issues and requests for data held by third parties such as cell phone companies. If your privacy is important to you, this is a case you’ll want to understand.  
April 9, 2018
45: Sheldon Gilbert on Civil Asset Forfeiture

45: Sheldon Gilbert on Civil Asset Forfeiture

Civil asset forfeiture lets law enforcement seize and sell property they assert has been involved in criminal activity. This means your money, your car, home or other valuable items can be taken from you without you having been charged with – much less convicted of – a crime. It’s one thing to prevent someone from profiting from criminal acts once they’ve been afforded due process and convicted of a crime. Taking the property of innocent people is something else. Sheldon Gilbert from the Institute of Justice joins us to discuss civil asset forfeiture and what is being done in regards to much-needed […]
November 7, 2017
29: Commander Dale Brown on Privatizing Protection of People & Property

29: Commander Dale Brown on Privatizing Protection of People & Property

How differently might police protect and serve the public if their departments were subject to the same market forces and customer choice as the private sector? Commander Dale Brown of the Detroit-based Threat Management Center has some answers that will likely surprise you. He spells out what the past couple of decades have revealed in places where private security provides protection. When protectors of people and property are accountable to their customers, the quality of service goes up and the propensity for violence goes down.
September 15, 2017
5: Dale Carson on How to Arrest Proof Yourself

5: Dale Carson on How to Arrest Proof Yourself

The difference between a peace officer and a law enforcer is not well understood by the public. This means that otherwise good people can find themselves in handcuffs without behaving like a dangerous criminal. Defense attorney Dale Carson is the author of “Arrest Proof Yourself”, a book that teaches the law-abiding how to stay on the right side of the law. As a former police officer and FBI agent, Carson is uniquely qualified to give insights into how cops think and, most importantly, how to avoid taking that long, lonely ride to jail.
July 17, 2017