Tennessee Supreme Court Mandates Corroboration of Anonymous Tips

Police were contacted by an anonymous caller in May of 2009 who stated that an “armed party” was at a Covington motel.  No information regarding the description of the weapon, the ethnicity, gender, or physical appearance of the suspect(s), or … [Read more...]

United States Supreme Court Says GPS Tracking Requires Warrant

The United States Supreme Court ruled today in a unanimous decision that police must obtain a search warrant before using a GPS device to track a criminal suspect.Law enforcement have begun relying on such high tech devices to track the … [Read more...]

Federal Lawsuit Filed in Response to Humphreys County Police Beating

Darren T. Ring, a 35-year-old resident of the City of Waverly, has had a federal civil rights lawsuit filed on his behalf in response to an alleged instance of police brutality, which I reported on in the July 2011 article "Police Beating … [Read more...]

Pardoned Felon Sues State Over Right To Bear Arms

Second Amendment advocates have been "up in arms" over a recent case that has resulted in a conflict between the constitutional supremacy of the pardon and the Tennessee lawmakers responsible for statutorily restricting the rights of felons. … [Read more...]

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