Illinois Justice Commission soon to announce final plans on decreasing prison population

Bruce Rauner’s Criminal Justice Reform Commission is set to release their final recommendations on how to safely reduce the Illinois prison population by 25% by the year 2025. The Commission was formed on an Executive Order by Rauner on February 11, … Continue reading

Police and Amazon Going to Battle Over Privacy Rights of Amazon Echo in Murder Case

In an interesting twist to a first degree murder case in Bentonville, Arkansas, privacy rights and Amazon’s device, the Amazon Echo, are being roped into the investigation.  James Andrew Bates is charged with the murder of Victor Collins, who was … Continue reading

Happy New Year! 2016 Year In Review

By:  Timothy M. Black This time last year, I was sitting in the lobby of the Swan Hotel at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, eating a Mickey Mouse-shaped cookie, reflecting on the year that was and dreaming about the … Continue reading