Archives for: February 17th, 2015

While republicans and democrats may disagree on everything from taxes to abortion laws, there’s one thing both political parties appear to strongly agree on—there are some big criminal problems with our criminal justice system.


As we come to the third month of 2015, many hot issues are coming to the surface that politicians and civilians alike realize need to be addressed. Some of the most important problems facing our


Even if they have never been read to you, you are probably at least vaguely familiar with the Miranda rights—you know, the “Everything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law” spiel. What you might not know, however, is that this rule isn’t limited to the things you say once you’re in police custody. Courts are also generally able to take quotes from

Even if you’ve never taken one before, most people are familiar with the Breathalyzer test. Police officers may administer a Breathalyzer test after pulling over a driver suspected of drunk driving, but only if there are reasonable grounds to do so. Since an officer must have “reasonable suspicion” in order to administer this test, other preliminary tests must be performed prior to the Breathalyzer. These preliminary tests are referred to

Recently, jails in Colorado have been coming under fire for their prison guards’ use of excessive force against inmates. In a number of incidents—many of which were caught on tape—inmates suffered a variety of physical injuries, from bruising and broken bones to asphyxiation and death, at the hands of overzealous guards.


Some of the incidents currently in question include: use of excessive or unwarranted tasing, shoving inmates through doors,

For years, law enforcement officers in Colorado have lamented the fact that a large percentage of crimes go unreported because victims are afraid of what will happen to them if they contact the police. But we’re not talking about people worried about reprisal from representatives of organized crime, or even domestic violence victims scared that the person abusing them will retaliate. Who are these silent victims? Illegal immigrants.