The city of St. Paul has taken a step towards cracking down on high-capacity magazines and military-style assault weapons in the wake of the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that claimed the lives of 26 children and adults.
Today, in the wake of the tragic Sandy Hook massacre, President Obama announced that he would be formulating new proposals for gun control nationwide. Specifically, reinstating the ban on semiautomatic assault weapons which expired in 2004. However, for many Americans—and many Minnesotans—the current firearm laws still remain a mystery. So what are the current gun […]
For years, police departments across the state have employed the use of squad car-mounted license plate scanners to gather and log data from Minnesota cars. The American Civil Liberties Union has spoken out against this practice, arguing that such technology is a gross invasion of privacy. Under the MN open records law, anyone may request […]
A St. Paul police officer used deadly force to subdue an unruly suspect, and the conflicting stories paint a different picture of the events that took place. Officer Joseph Higgins responded to a domestic disturbance call to find another officer, Ramar Davis, with his gun drawn. Davis was commanding Kevin Carroll, 47, to drop his […]
Laurence Steinberg, who teaches psychology at Temple University, recently gave a lecture at the University of Minnesota on brain development and its impact on adolescent behavior. His lecture, titled “Should the Science of Adolescent Brain Development Inform Legal Policy?” focused on the factors that influence adolescents in their decision making. Steinberg compared an adolescent brain […]