A black person in Iowa is seven times more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession than a white person, according to a new national report from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Continue reading “IA ranks 5th worst in racial disparities for arrests for marijuana possession”
Be on the lookout for scam artists trying to use the COVID-19 economic impact payments as cover for schemes to steal personal information and money.
Wisconsin voters approved amending the state constitution to guarantee crime victims more rights. The measure passed easily in results reported Monday, April 13 from the April 7 election. Continue reading “Voters back Marsy’s Law”
A statewide network of law enforcement is asking legislators to take a closer look at juvenile crimes. Continue reading “Police ask for help dealing with juvenile crimes”
The sense of infighting between the criminal law enforcement agencies—from local, to state and federal—is not lost. Yet, as someone who deals with every level of investigation on a daily basis, I couldn’t help but keep my focus on their differing approaches and degrees of success.
Sioux Falls police are intrigued by the process of identifying individuals from distant genetic relatives, a technique called long-range familial searching, especially when other avenues have dried up. Webb even thinks the process can lead to an answer in the 32-year-old Clara Olson cold case. Continue reading “The argument for DNA use in solving crime”
South Dakota is poised to approve laws aimed at potential protests against the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline, seeking to prevent disruptive demonstrations like those against the Dakota Access pipeline that cost neighboring North Dakota nearly $40 million and led to hundreds of arrests beginning in late 2016. Continue reading “SD passes law to discourage Keystone XL protests”
Minnesota couples considering divorce would be able to bypass the courts under a proposal advancing through the state Legislature.
When Marsy’s Law was brought before South Dakota voters as a constitutional amendment in 2016, Henry Nicholas was portrayed as a sympathetic figure. Continue reading “The mystique of Marsy’s Law fading”