Police Misconduct

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...

Police Shootings – Michael Slager Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Police Shootings – Michael Slager Pleads Guilty in Federal Court

Former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager pled guilty in federal court last week. Slager, a white police officer, shot...

But for Video . . .

But for Video . . .

The good old days when a police officer could execute a person, provide a reasonable explanation, and walk away with...

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Lawsuit Filed Against Florence County Sheriff’s Office

Florence County Sheriff’s Office arrested two pilots last year for flying a Lake City helicopter the day before it was...

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

Wrongful Convictions – Unlocking the Truth

“Unlocking the Truth” is a show on MTV that is investigating the cases of three people who may have been...

Manslaughter or Murder, What’s the Difference?

Manslaughter or Murder, What’s the Difference?

Betty Jo Shelby, the white Tulsa police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black motorist last week, was charged...

Horry County Police Department Sexcapades

Horry County Police Department Sexcapades

Four former HCPD officers/detectives were indicted September 15 for misconduct.  They are being prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Office and...

Kaepernick, Advocacy, and Leadership

Kaepernick, Advocacy, and Leadership

I feel like I should have written about this when it began, and I should have been writing about it...

Utah v. Strieff – can police now stop and search you without probable cause?

Utah v. Strieff – can police now stop and search you without probable cause?

In Utah v. Strieff, decided June 20, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court apparently decided that incremental erosion of our Fourth...

Isolated incidents

Isolated incidents

My wife is working on a sociology degree.  In one of her classes, she is working on a project where...