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July 2012 Archives

Morning stroll reportedly leads police to New Jersey pot garden

The circumstances behind any two criminal cases are not exactly the same. Though specific charges appear to be the same on paper, the means by which police gathered enough evidence to file charges makes all the difference.

Court ends mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles

The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that it is unconstitutional for states to impose mandatory sentencing of life in prison without the possibility of parole in juvenile criminal trials. The decision further emphasizes the approach that many courts have consistently taken in regard to juvenile crime; previous rulings eliminated the possibility of child offenders receiving a death sentence for their crimes. The court had also previously halted sentences of life without the possibility of parole in cases in which the crime did not result in killing .

Traffic stop ends in drug charges for New Jersey eating champ

One local celebrity in New Jersey, a champion eater known commonly as El Wingador, is facing serious drug charges after being pulled over by police. The man, who is most commonly known for his victory at an event called "The Wing Bowl" for which he gained notoriety and public attention. Most recently, he was arrested on drug charges, following a police investigation..