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Myrtle Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer Lacey Thompson

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Hate Crimes are OK in South Carolina

Hate Crimes are OK in South Carolina

I feel that this is a time when silence is equivalent to complicity. People who care keep asking, “what can...

Doe v. State: Equal Denial Equals Equal Protection?

Doe v. State: Equal Denial Equals Equal Protection?

On July 26, 2017, in Doe v. State, the S.C. Supreme Court struck portions of our state’s CDV laws as...

Mistaken Identity – Lucky Whitehead Lucks Out

Mistaken Identity – Lucky Whitehead Lucks Out

The Dallas Cowboys cut wide receiver Lucky Whitehead last week after discovering that he had been arrested for shoplifting and...

Mandatory Psychological Testing for Police Officers

Mandatory Psychological Testing for Police Officers

Psychological testing is already required for South Carolina’s police departments that are state or nationally accredited, but a new requirement...

Kershaw Kerfluffle and The Rule of Law

Kershaw Kerfluffle and The Rule of Law

I feel compelled to join Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson’s rebuke of Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews’ recent attacks on...

Mandatory Mental Illness Training for all South Carolina Officers

Mandatory Mental Illness Training for all South Carolina Officers

Lack of training as to how to recognize and de-escalate mental health episodes may be one of the most common...

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

It honestly doesn’t feel like a happy 4th of July. It sometimes feels like our nation is sliding into chaos,...

Is Myrtle Beach’s Teen Curfew Effective?

Is Myrtle Beach’s Teen Curfew Effective?

Is any teen curfew effective? Most scientific studies that have been conducted, some decades ago, have concluded that teen curfews...

Philando Castile’s Killer Acquitted

Philando Castile’s Killer Acquitted

“We seriously live in a world where texting a white man to death is a crime but shooting a black...

License to Steal

License to Steal

South Carolina’s law enforcement has been addicted to forfeiture money for some time, and cooperation with federal agencies has only...