Crime Continues to Escalate in Chicago

The crime rate in the Windy City is continuing to rise. In 2017, Chicago PD seized over 8,000 illegal guns. In the same year, the city reported over 760 deaths from guns, a 60% increase from the previous year. There is also over 3,000 young men in the windy city that...

Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Distracted driving is a real problem in Missouri (and in Greene County). That distraction from a text lasts a lot longer than you think! According to the National Safety Administration, if you are driving fifty-five miles per hour and you take your eyes off the road...

Be Careful What You Throw Away

A Minnesota man was eating a hotdog at a hockey game when he wiped his mouth a with a napkin and tossed the remains in a trashcan. Authorities had been following him as a suspect in an unsolved murder in 1993. They dug the napkin out of the trash and used the DNA to...

HIV is a Persistent Problem

The number of new HIV cases in Missouri is on Missouri on rises – and a disproportionately large number are in rural counties. Missouri is one of seven states with a “substantial rural burden” according to the Atlanta Center for Disease Control. Statewide there are...

The Cannabis Dilemma For Hiring Managers

Ten states and Washington, D.C. have legalized recreational marijuana use. Lawmakers in Illinois, New Jersey, New York and elsewhere are pushing me to do the same. More than 60% of Americans support legalization, according to Pew Research Center, double the rate in...

Beating ShotSpotter in Firearms Trials

Until 10 years ago, the standard gun trial consisted of police officers testifying that they recovered a gun from on or near the suspect and an “expert” concluding the gun was operable and/or manufactured out of state. Today, even the most routine gun cases commonly...

Your Trash Could Place You Behind Bars

Police officers can properly investigate and make narcotic possession case by searching through trash left at a curbside of a house. The United States Supreme Court in California v Greenwood [1], has ruled a homeowner does not have a reasonable expectation of privacy...

Southern Border, State of Emergency

President Trump recently declared a “state of emergency” regarding the high volume of immigrants flooding in from our southern border. There are currently another 40,000 immigrants in custody for various criminal offenses. So this sparks the discussion of if we should...

Missouri Leads the Nation in HIV-related Convictions

Missouri Law The state of Missouri holds the highest conviction rate in the United States for prosecuting HIV-positive citizens for exposing a partner to the disease without the partners knowledge or consent. The state of Missouri prohibits sexual intercourse and as...