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Due to the current pandemic, for the first time ever Minnesota courts are making widespread use of video court appearances. They are doing it to keep court staff, attorneys and clients save by reducing the number of people in courthouses. Video appearances also save...

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DIVORCE, AND LIFE GOES ON

With all that has been happening lately, it is easy to forget that life for the most part goes on, with some adjustments.  One part of life that has been going on is divorce and custody issues.  Over the last few months not only have divorce and custody cases gone on,...

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ACCOUNTABILITY STARTS AT HOME

It is easy for us here to think that police misconduct is only a big city problem.  Unfortunately, it is a serious issue in our home to.  Right in Crosby an officer was recently promoted to Sergeant despite very serious concerns.  Twice, that officer was involved in...

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TIME TO CASH IN CASH BAIL.

One of the most bizarre ideas in the legal system is the belief that paying money makes someone less dangerous.  In any other system such a concept would be seen, correctly, as unfairly favoring those with money, or with well do do families, and punishing those who do...

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It Is Not Rocket Science

We have known for a long time how to avoid most police misconduct.  The officer who murdered a citizen in Minneapolis had a long history of anger and violence issues known to department leadership, yet they kept him on the force. If anyone thinks this is only a big...

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ACCOUNTABILITY MATTERS

Minnesota made itself famous in the worst way with what may be the worst killing of a civilian by law enforcement in recent memory.  Law enforcement is one of the most important and difficult jobs in this country.  I have worked with and known dozens of law...

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