Does Increasing the Number of Concealed Weapons Licenses Lower Violent Crime Rates?

Many advocates of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms, believe that less is more when it comes to gun control – and they are not alone in their sentiments. There are several Americans that are pressing…

3 Reasons Why Houghton, MI Residents Don’t Worry About Crime

No one wants to think that the neighborhood they live in is riddled with crime. Though some of Michigan’s cities have developed a bad reputation for being high crime areas, including Detroit, Houghton is listed as one of the safest areas in…

Riverside County D.A. Addresses Soaring Crime Rates

No one likes to feel unsafe in their hometown. Unfortunately, this is the reality that many of the residents in Riverside County, California have to deal with on a daily basis. Crime rates in the area have been escalating recently, which has…

Criminal Trial for Former Bastrop County Deputy Continues

The criminal trial for former Bastrop County Deputy Daniel Willis is in full force. Willis is being accused of murdering 47-year-old Yvette Smith after fatally shooting her twice on the night of February 16, 2014 when he responded to a call…

Murder Trial Begins for Former Bastrop County, TX Deputy

Police have a responsibility over the protection of the residents in the areas in which they serve. They have a duty to act in the most ethical way possible when investigating an alleged crime, as well as during an arrest. They must report all…

Florida May Be the Next State to Legalize Marijuana

It’s not every day that you see a criminal defense lawyer advocating for the legalization of a drug, yet, in Florida, one attorney is doing just that. Michael Minardi is a man on a mission – a mission to legalize Marijuana in Florida. But…

Gloucester Chief of Police Calls for Action on Social Media after Overdose Deaths

Many U.S. cities, and countries across the world, believe that handling drug-related issues should be a matter of criminal defense. They treat those suffering from addiction as criminals, and instead of providing them with the help they need…

Crime Watch Program Evolves in Indiana

Whether it’s because of random increases in the local crime rate or former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle’s recent child pornography scandal, the city of Zionsville, Indiana is upping its efforts to both reduce and prevent criminal activity.…

Reward Offered for Stolen Trophies in Texas

There are some crimes that can have drastic ramifications on victims due to their violent nature, then there are incidents that result in devastating personal effects for those who are targeted. A recent incident in Amarillo, Texas is one of…

LAPD Steps Up Efforts to Combat Growing Crime

Just a few days after reports emerged explaining that rising crime rates have plagued downtown Los Angeles, further incidents have befallen the “City of Angels,” prompting local law enforcement to take drastic measures. City news reports…

Crime Rates Up in Los Angeles: What this Means for Locals

According to recent news reports, crime in Los Angeles, California has raised a substantial amount – especially in the city’s downtown area. With new construction, which has given rise to a bevy of entertainment options and residential…

Transgender Woman Becomes Victim of Hate Crime in Los Angeles

Hate crimes have become increasingly common across the country, especially in a heavy populated city like Los Angeles. Depending on the severity of the incident, a perpetrator accused of a hate crime can face several penalties, including expensive…

Truancy No Longer a Crime in Dallas

DALLAS, Texas – Beginning Tuesday, students in Dallas who skip school will no longer have to worry about ending up behind bars. However, they aren’t off the hook just yet. Until today, Texas was one of only two states that made the act…