Archive | December, 2013

ENDEAVOR TO PERSEVERE

As I write this column, I sit in one of the most gorgeous and rustic cabins in South Alabama. I am on a deer hunt on the outskirts of Selma, AL with the good folks at Tatum Creek Outfitters. This plantation offers everything a hunter could hope for; [...]

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GOVERNOR’S BOLD CRIMINAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE

Governor Nathan Deal’s criminal justice reform council will propose a number of policy changes to the General Assembly next month. Most of these proposed changes will be focused on making it easier for rehabilitated criminals to obtain jobs and [...]

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YOUR SHERIFF

Recently, I have been asked by law enforcement agencies to outline the duties and responsibilities of the county sheriff. I wrote about this issue last year. However, it seems that there is a stronger interest in this extremely important political, l [...]

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LIE DETECTOR TESTS

I came up with this topic on my way back from Wedowee, AL on Saturday. I was thinking of some of the funniest scenes from movies over the years. One of the most well-known and funniest movies is “Meet the Parents.” The funniest part of th [...]

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REASONABLE DOUBT

One of the most misunderstood and difficult term to explain is the concept of reasonable doubt. Yet, the requirement that guilt of a criminal charge be established by proof beyond a reasonable doubt dates at least from our early years as a Nation. [...]

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COMMON SENSE AND DOUBLE JEOPARDY

There is a very lucky man in Gwinnett County, Georgia today. Christopher Roesser is fortunate today because the Georgia Supreme Court utilized common sense to end this man’s seven year nightmare. This month, The Georgia Supreme Court hel [...]

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