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November 2014 Archives

Juvenile records an issue for many states

Just like in our last post, we're going to leave the state of California for this story. As we have talked about numerous times, crimes committed by juveniles could come back to haunt them later in life. There are many juveniles who have their records wiped clean once they become adults, but others aren’t so lucky.

Tags: Juvenile Crimes

Ruined evidence leads to man's release -- two years too late

While the following story didn't occur here in California, it does highlight an important aspect of the criminal process, and how the accused person can be unfairly penalized -- even after his or her name seems to be cleared.

Tags: Weapons Crimes

Saturation patrol snares numerous people in Bay Area

A saturation patrol was performed last weekend in the Bay Area, leading to a number of vehicles being stopped and a couple of people receiving drunk driving charges. Four police departments coordinated on the patrol, performing it last Saturday night starting at 6 p.m. and going until 2 a.m. the following morning. Seven other people had to perform field sobriety tests.

Tags: Drunk Driving

Tangled web in teacher-student sexual abuse case (Part 2)

Continuing a post from earlier this week, we are looking at the strange story of Jim Cunneely, a former teacher in New Jersey who was abused as a 15-year-old teenager by a female teacher. Then, at age 30, Cunneely entered into a sexual relationship with one of his 15-year-old students. He repeated the very abuse that he had suffered as a younger person, and as a result, his life will never be the same.

Tags: Sex Crimes

Tangled web in teacher-student sexual abuse case (Part 1)

You may have noticed a vast uptick in the number of stories that involve sexual abuse, a teacher and one of the teacher's students recently. Who knows if this is an indication of a disturbing growing trend, or just a hot-button topic in the news right now where every single one of these stories is being highlighted and heavily reported.

Tags: Sex Crimes

Movie viewing part of punishment for woman caught shoplifting

Imagine that you are sent before a judge after committing a minor crime. You think that what is about to transpire will ruin your life. You're expecting the judge to throw the proverbial book at you, and that your life will never be the same after this. Instead, the judge has a very frank conversation with you about crimes and the nature of criminal activity. The judge wants you to participate in this discussion, so he assigns you a movie to watch.

Tags: Juvenile Crimes

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