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Concealed carry permit holder Dylan DeBoard was awarded a Citizen’s Award of Valor
August 25, 2016

Concealed carry permit holder Dylan DeBoard was awarded a Citizen’s Award of Valor by the Mount Vernon police in Ohio for saving a police officer caught in a dangerous situation.  Corporal Michael Wheeler stated that he was attacked by a homeless crystal meth addict while on duty and was pinned on his back, defenseless. Cpl. Wheeler recounts that the attacker … Read More>

New Oregon Law Allows Expungement for Nearly All Felony Drug Convictions
July 27, 2016

Big news out of Oregon! Oregon Senate Bill 908 has greatly expanded Oregon Expungement Law to include Class B felony convictions for possession of essentially all drugs including Schedule 1 Substances. Schedule 1 Drugs include: Heroin | LSD | Marijuana | Mescaline (Peyote) | GHB | Ecstasy (MDMA) | Psilocybin (Mushrooms) | Methaqualone (Quaalude) | Khat | Bath Salts Click here to take our … Read More>

What Are the Expungement Laws in Kentucky?
July 23, 2016

A new law passed in Kentucky allows state residents who have been convicted of a certain classification of a felony to apply for record clearing, provided they have not racked up any additional charges after the completion of their sentence. Certain crimes remain ineligible for record clearing, specifically crimes involving or related to public corruption, sex crimes, drug trafficking, or … Read More>

Mass Incarceration in Oklahoma: When Will It End?
July 21, 2016

  In April, a public forum was held in Oklahoma to address mass incarceration in the state. The panel discussion, called “Mass Incarceration in Oklahoma: When Will It End?” had distinguished speakers like Oklahoma House of Representatives Speaker Kris Steele, Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater and Reverend Jesse Jackson (the pastor of East 6th Street Christian Church, Disciples of Christ), … Read More>

Phone companies charge more for inmate phone calls
July 20, 2016

The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to let prison phone rate caps increase was upheld by a federal appeals court in March 2016. Phone companies will be able to charge as much as 11 cents to 22 centers per minute per phone call provided the court stays the decision after court reviewing appeals from phone companies. These companies allege that the … Read More>

Philando Castile Shot During Routine Traffic Stop
July 14, 2016

An increase in media-documented instances of police brutality has sparked a national discussion regarding the amount of power the police should wield and the rights of the individual when stopped by the police. With increasing misinformation, it is more important than ever to have a clear understanding of your rights. “You have the right to remain silent” is popularly parroted … Read More>

California Passes New Gun Control Laws
July 10, 2016

In response to recent high-profile gun violence incidents, Governor Jerry Brown has signed six of the eleven gun control bills that landed on his desk at the beginning of July. As a result, ammunition will be more difficult to buy in California. Additionally, magazine clips that hold more than 10 rounds will be illegal to own. With these new laws, … Read More>

America Is, Has Been, and Will Continue to be Great
June 29, 2016

To some Americans, "The Donald’s" campaign slogan is somewhat confusing.  The slogan, “Make America Great Again," (a recycling of President Reagan's campaign slogan) has made waves across every medium you can think of – from Television, the Internet, Cable News, and to the few dying Newspapers. The reason to take umbrage with this slogan is that America is a great country and will continue … Read More>

Get Your 2nd Amendment Rights Restored Before They No Longer Exist
June 28, 2016

As the Fourth of July approaches, I get a strong sense of patriotism.  I’m proud to be an American, and our country’s birthday is a reminder of the principles our country was founded upon.  The US Constitution grants our people great freedom and rights that should not be taken away.  Unfortunately, some of our freedom and rights as Americans are … Read More>

Did You Know Almost 1/3 of American Adults Have a Police Record?
June 22, 2016

A statistic often used by activists and analysts alike is that about 30% of Americans have a police record. Though this number may appear high, a closer look at the methodology highlights the complex nature of the modern American criminal justice system and the difficulties in monitoring it. This number is not as clear cut as it appears because there … Read More>