Arrested for drug possession?

In Illinois, the penalties for drug charges can be severe. Drug charges are based upon quantity, intent to sell or distribute, and other factors such as weapons possession or use, evidence of sales activity (like possession of large quantities of cash), among various others. Possession with intent to deliver is considered a …

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Heroin Addiction Breaking the Cycle with Methadone

There is a growing epidemic of heroin use in the United States; the Drug Enforcement Administration found that heroin use and deaths involving heroin tripled from 2007 to 2014. These statistics illustrate how necessary finding a solution for this addiction is. In order to aid in the fight, federal regulations …

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Police Shootings Will Not Stop

With recent shootings of individuals progressing from simple traffic stops, citizens and civil right groups are left wondering how to stop this escalation from happening.   One can name numerous cases of traffic stops ending in death; Sandra Bland from Texas was pulled over for failing to use a turn signal …

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Breaking Heroin Addiction

There is a growing epidemic of heroin use in the United States; the Drug Enforcement Administration found that heroin use and deaths involving heroin tripled from 2007 to 2014.  These statistics illustrate how necessary finding a solution for this addiction is.  In order to aid in the fight, federal regulations …

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Technological Trend: Warrants

The “Maps” application found on virtually all mobile phones has more than one use especially for law enforcement.  Recently, more warrants have been issued by law enforcement to collect information about the movements and activities of Android users.  By utilizing this strategy, law enforcement are able to chronicle the whereabouts …

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Chicago Police Perjury Problem

According to the Chicago Police Department’s mission statement, the department strives to fulfill their mission by attaining the highest degree of ethical behavior at all times.  However, this statement has been questioned by the general public and civil rights lawyers throughout the years. From the shooting of Laquan McDonald to …

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Illinois to Tighten Gun Laws

Illinois legislators are taking the lead of President Obama this week by proposing more measures to ensure gun control.  The bill, which has yet to be named, will be reviewed by the State House sometime this week.  The bill’s goal is to encourage better business practices by gun dealers and …

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Dennis Hastert Gets 15 Month Sentence

On April 27, 2016, Dennis Hastert, one of the most powerful politicians in the nation, was sentenced by Federal Judge Thomas Durkin to 15 months in prison.  Hastert pled guilty to structuring bank transaction withdrawals to evade bank-reporting requirements.  Federal officials determined the reason for the hush money was to …

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DUI Road Blocks | Berwyn Police Departments

DUI Road Blocks According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every day approximately 28 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This sobering statistic has legislation and police departments taking more steps to stop drivers from driving under the influence. …

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