Tag Archives: Fifth Amendment

Ex-Cop Drug Runner

Hapless Ex-Cop Busted for Drug Running: Worth the Risk? By Ken K. Gourdin In Tooele County, the Utah Highway Patrol recently pulled over Edward Jasper Hansen, 67, of Decatur, Georgia, who is a former officer for Atlanta P.D., finding 100 … Continue reading

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Officer criticized for shooting dog

“Geist” shooting should be kept in perspective By Ken K. Gourdin Note: A substantially-similar piece was submitted to, but declined for publication by, The Salt Lake Tribune. ___________________________ There has been no shortage of opinion, much of it critical, in on-line comments … Continue reading

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Holding the state to its burden

Pleading Not Guilty Even in the Face of Overwhelming Evidence, Holding the State to Its Burden of Proof, and the Fifth Amendment  By Ken K. Gourdin Meagan Grunwald, who was at the wheel when her boyfriend, Jose Angel Garcia-Jauregui, traded … Continue reading

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George Zimmerman and Double Jeopardy

George Zimmerman and State and Federal Prosecution: No Double Jeopardy, Contrary to the Opinions of Some By Ken K. Gourdin As most all fans of the United States Constitution (of whom I am one, although that doesn’t necessarily mean that … Continue reading

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