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Convictions Upheld for Rapper who Threatened Police Officers in YouTube Video

A YouTube video threatening to kill individually named police officers was sufficient evidence to support convictions of terroristic threats and intimidation of witnesses, the Pennsylvania Superior Court decided in Com. v. Beasley.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:21+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Categories: Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Convictions Upheld for Rapper who Threatened Police Officers in YouTube Video

Trial Court Erred in Failing to Excuse Juror who Exhibited Bias in Favor of Police

Despite her assurance that she could be fair and impartial, a prospective juror who admitted her bias in favor of police should have been excused for cause, the Pennsylvania Superior Court held in Com. v. Penn.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:22+00:00 February 19th, 2016|Categories: Criminal Law, General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Trial Court Erred in Failing to Excuse Juror who Exhibited Bias in Favor of Police

Sharply Divided Supreme Court Holds that Officer Detained Motorist by Activating his Emergency Lights

A state trooper’s interaction with a motorist, which included activating his vehicle’s overhead lights as he approached her parked vehicle, constituted an investigative detention, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in Com. v. Barnes

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:27+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Categories: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Sharply Divided Supreme Court Holds that Officer Detained Motorist by Activating his Emergency Lights