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Blog Posts in May, 2009

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  • The Very Definition of a Police State
    The Very Definition of a Police State

    The beginning noises of the reception were drowned out by the buzz of a small airborne black-and-white vehicle. I watched as the helicopter appeared to be repeatedly circling the yard in which I was ...

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  • Three Daughters Lost
    Three Daughters Lost

    I have had a difficult time trying to decide what title to give this post. This is not one of my “normal” posts. Not by a long shot. A fellow criminal defense attorney , a woman I consider to be a ...

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  • Black Terrorists or Black Plague?
    Black Terrorists or Black Plague?

    Officially, the basic rule in the United States of America is still that “searches conducted outside the judicial process, without prior approval by judge or magistrate, are per se unreasonable under ...

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  • Bad Cop, uh...Bad Cop
    Bad Cop, uh...Bad Cop

    In the old days, there used to be an interrogation technique called “Good Cop/Bad Cop.” These days, the technique has fallen somewhat out of favor. In its place, we have “Bad Cop/Not So Bad Cop.” Or ...

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  • Goose-stepping Our Way to the Fourth Reich
    Goose-stepping Our Way to the Fourth Reich

    Over on my other blog — I maintain FresnoCriminalDefense.com as my website and blog relating to more regional issues specific to my Fresno criminal defense office — I had the chance to respond to one ...

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  • When The Pot Calls The Kettle...
    When The Pot Calls The Kettle...

    Eric Essman, a self-described left-wing radical, has recently posted several comments on my blog taking exception to my characterizations of Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer and claiming I’m being ...

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