As it stands, RSA 173 directs law enforcement officers to confiscate all firearms and ammunition from individuals whenever a person files a restraining order against them. The orders are approved practically by default, and the subject is given an opportunity to contest the order of protection after the gun confiscation occurs, generally a month later.
Five Republicans have proposed legislation that would fix a common but little-known issue in the criminal justice system. As we all learned in grade school, we are supposed to be presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law after a fair trial. We are legally innocent until we are convicted unanimously by 12 of our peers. And being innocent means that we cannot be punished in any way by the government.
We all learned early in elementary school that in this great ‘land of the free’, we are presumed innocent, and that we are never punished in any way by the government until we are convicted by a jury or until we plead guilty in court. But this could not be further from the truth, as the book explains.
HB1296 will improve judicial economy, enhance due process protections, and restrict circumvention of our criminal asset forfeiture laws. Savings in the judicial system will offset the minimal work added to public defenders. It will further assist law enforcement in their community relations efforts. The time is right to send this bipartisan bill to the governor for his signature.
Conservatives have long been the primary supporters of law enforcement throughout the united states. Perhaps the biggest differentiator between conservatives and libertarians has been the conservative’s unwavering support for police. Over the past few years, many conservatives have begun to question whether they should support the police, though. Here are five reasons why conservatives should rethink their support for police
After nearly one year, federal court officials have seemingly loosened the bail restrictions for Rich Paul (AKA Nobody) and Ian Freeman, allowing the longtime friends and partners in liberty to speak to one another.
Giving them this full due process protection is the least we can do to support our brave boys in blue! If we don’t trust police officers to punish those they believe are up to no good, we might as well abolish police departments!
On Monday, August 26th, ABC reported that an off-duty police officer shot and killed a mentally ill man in a Costco after a brief altercation in June. As we have explained in many articles and videos, when a law enforcement officer injures a person, there are generally two possibilities: it Read more…