Reasonable Doubt Blog




Charges Thrown Out After Security Camera Focuses on Defense Notes

Charges Thrown Out After Security Camera Focuses on Defense Notes

A man on trial for misdemeanor assault and trespass charges in Washington’s San Juan County had his case thrown out after the sheriff used a courtroom security camera to zoom in on defense and juror notes. The man’s public defender says her client’s civil rights were violated...

Florida Deputy Fired for Falsifying Narcotics Evidence

Florida Deputy Fired for Falsifying Narcotics Evidence

Possession of substantial amounts of heroin can get a person sent to prison for a long time. Possession of large quantities of laundry detergent? Not a crime.
A Florida deputy has been terminated from his job and 11 people were released from county jail because of the phony evidence the...



Forget Roses for Valentine’s Day – Give Cannabis Instead

Forget Roses for Valentine’s Day – Give Cannabis Instead

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and if you’d like to take a different approach with your friends, family or loved ones this year besides the usual flowers, consider cannabis -- just make sure you follow all the rules concerning legal weed. We’ve listed the main laws you need...



Cover Up Rejected in Laquan McDonald Death, But Police Killer Sentenced

Cover Up Rejected in Laquan McDonald Death, But Police Killer Sentenced

Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke fatally shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on October 20, 2014. Almost exactly four years later, Van Dyke, 40, was convicted of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery – a count for every bullet fired at McDonald. On January 19, 2019, Van...