Barnstable DA should appoint special prosecutor

Posted on May 28, 2011 by Joseph

The Cape and Islands DA Michael O’Keefe should appoint a special prosecutor to investigate and possibly prosecute an incident where several off duty drug cops allegedly beat up a DJ at a bar. DJ accuses officers of beating him | As someone who has prosecuted cases myself, I understand the close relationship between prosecutors […]

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SJC Marijuana Case

Posted on May 2, 2011 by Joseph

The Supreme Judicial Court recently ruled that the odor of burnt marijuana in a parked car, without more, does not justify the police ordering the occupants from the car. It’s important to recognize the limits of this decision. First, it does not affect the laws relating to operating under the influence of drugs. It remains […]

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