Blog Posts in August, 2010

  • Could Philip Markoff’s Suicide Have Been Prevented?

    I have been asked , as a former Sheriff, whether anything could have been done to prevent the apparent suicide of accused murderer Philip Markoff. Hindsight is always 20/20 in situations such as these and without knowing all the relevant facts, any related comments should issue with caution. Still, the general answer is "yes" there are certain security measures/options available to corrections ...
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  • Peer to Peer (P2P) Networks and Child Pornography

    One of the more disturbing recent prosecutorial trends is the government’s increasing focus on Peer to Peer (P2P) file sharing networks as a basis for bringing charges of disseminating/distributing child pornography against subscriber/users whose only act to view shared files. In most states, such charges carry significantly enhanced penalties, including mandatory minimum terms in state prison. ...
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