Tag Archives: Fourth Amendment

Blood-draw brouhaha, part 2

Blood-Draw Brouhaha, Continued: More on Payne v. Wubbels By Ken K. Gourdin As I previously noted in a post from a few days ago, Salt Lake City Police Detective Jeff Payne’s body-cam footage of his arrest of University of Utah … Continue reading

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Blood-draw brouhaha

Hospital Blood-Draw Brouhaha—Wubbels v. Payne: Salt Lake Police Detective Jeff Payne Arrests Burn Unit Charge Nurse Alex Wubbels After She Refuses to Permit Blood Draw from Comatose Patient By Ken K. Gourdin Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for … Continue reading

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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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Crime, Discarded Refuse, and DNA

Why I Support Smoking, or, Science is a Wonderful Thing: Discarded Refuse, DNA, and Child Rape  By Ken K. Gourdin When a then-13-year-old Sudanese girl showed up at Salt Lake City’s University of Utah Hospital ready to give birth and … Continue reading

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Police Prevent Homeowner’s Reentry

Police Prevent Homeowner from Reentering Home While They Wait for Warrant By Ken K. Gourdin After cannabis activist Shona Banda’s young child spoke in favor of marijuana legalization at his school, child welfare authorities and police teamed up to search … 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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