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Entries by Steve Drizin from 10/2013

The Elkhart Four and the Unjust Application of the Felony Murder Rule on Teens

| Posted 10.04.2013 | Crime

Even for adult offenders like 18-year-old Anthony Sparks, the felony murder rule should be constrained, especially in cases where the death of an accomplice was the result of an unpredictable, intervening event.

False Confession Case Should Lead Federal Investigative Agencies to Start Recording Suspects' Interrogations

| Posted 10.10.2013 | Crime

Today, the FBI and most other federal investigatory agencies are out of tune with the current best practice for interrogating suspects who are under arrest and in custody: recording interrogations electronically, preferably on video, to capture exactly what was said and done during closed-door interviews.

Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning's Fall From Grace

| Posted 10.25.2013 | Crime

There is nothing honorable about the way in which the Nebraska officers bullied a mentally impaired man into falsely confessing to a double murder. Mr. Bruning should be insisting that the Livers interrogation be required viewing for every law enforcement officer in Nebraska.