Texas Cops Spent 11 Minutes Searching a Woman’s Vagina, Found No Drugs

Charnesia Corley was a 21-year-old college student with no criminal record when two cops from the Harris County Sheriff’s Office stopped her in June 2015 for running a red light. After searching her car, police claimed to have found .02 ounces of marijuana .

Source: Texas Cops Spent 11 Minutes Searching a Woman’s Vagina, Found No Drugs

ACLU Sues Louisiana Parish for Alleged Bail Extortion Scheme

Henry Ayo, a resident of East Baton Rouge Parish in Louisiana, says that when he appeared before a judge via closed-circuit television for his bail hearing on August 8, 2016, the judge did not ask him about himself or his case before she set his bail.

Source: ACLU Sues Louisiana Parish for Alleged Bail Extortion Scheme

Rand Paul Rages “Civil Asset Forfeiture Turns The American Justice System On Its Head”

Authored by Rand Paul via Rare Liberty, “Innocent until proven guilty” is the bedrock of American jurisprudence. Civil asset forfeiture, a legal process in which the government confiscates your property without a guilty verdict, turns that justice on its head.

Source: Rand Paul Rages “Civil Asset Forfeiture Turns The American Justice System On Its Head”

[Orin Kerr] The Kronos indictment: It a crime to create and sell malware?

The Justice Department has indicted Marcus Hutchins , a security researcher, for creating and selling malware. The Verge explains: A noted security researcher has been arrested by the FBI, as first reported by Motherboard. Marcus Hutchins (better known as MalwareTech) appears to have been stopped by the FBI yesterday afternoon as he prepared to board a flight from Las Vegas back to his home in London.

Source: [Orin Kerr] The Kronos indictment: It a crime to create and sell malware?

Federal Judge Rules Unlicensed Dogs Aren’t Protected By Fourth Amendment

A federal judge ruled Wednesday that a Michigan woman has no basis to sue the Detroit Police Department (DPD) for shooting her three dogs because they were not properly licensed. U.S. District Court Judge George Caram Steeh dismissed a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by Detroit resident Nikita Smith last last year after a marijuana raid by Detroit police left her three dogs shot to death.

Source: Federal Judge Rules Unlicensed Dogs Aren’t Protected By Fourth Amendment

Federal prosecutor struggles to describe stingray use in attempted murder case

Enlarge / Oakland Police headquarters, as seen in 2012. (credit: Daniel Arauz ) OAKLAND, Calif.—A federal prosecutor seemed to trip up during a Wednesday court hearing in an attempted murder case. The reason? This prosecutor had to explain how cell-site simulators, sometimes known as stingrays , actually operate.

Source: Federal prosecutor struggles to describe stingray use in attempted murder case

[Eugene Volokh] Can it be a crime to ‘intimidate’ police officers by threatening to complain about them?

From yesterday’s federal district court decision in Seals v. McBee : After an altercation with his neighbor, Plaintiff Travis Seals alleges that he was arrested at his home by deputies from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Source: [Eugene Volokh] Can it be a crime to ‘intimidate’ police officers by threatening to complain about them?