Nonprofit funds Drug Prosecutor and Cops, who Turn Addicts into Informants

On December 5, 2014, Posted by , In Criminal Law, By , With No Comments

(Debra Cassens Weiss) A nonprofit group formed by business leaders in Altoona, Pennsylvania, has funded a drug prosecutor and police efforts to fight the drug trade. The nonprofit, Operation Our Town, and the drug-busting operations it funds are drawing some critics, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. They argue the group is…

The Duty to Rescue and the Registry for Caregivers: A Guest Post

On September 15, 2014, Posted by , In Criminal Law, By , , With No Comments

By STEPHEN J. DUBNER We have recently featured several guest posts (here, here, and here) by the authors of a new book about criminal justice and the family called Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties. The authors are Ethan Leib, who is a scholar-in-residence at Columbia Law School, and an…