November 2017 edition of Just Liberty’s Reasonably Suspicious podcast featuring JL policy director Scott Henson and Amanda Marzullo, executive director of the Texas Defender Service.
- The Louisiana Supreme Court said a man who told police “Why don’t you just give me a lawyer, dawg?” wasn’t really asking for a lawyer. But this is common. A recent Texas case denied an attorney on the same basis.
- Risk assessments have come under fire from liberals for generating racial disparities. What are the implications for using them as part of Harris County bail reform?
- Tea Leaf Reading
- Looking forward to criminal-justice-related interim charges at the Texas Legislature. Appropriate treatment, services to offenders aged 17-25 to reduce recidivism, future crime. (See an earlier podcast segment on the topic.)
- Ineffective Assistance of Counsel: Front-end and back-end solutions. Death and Texas US Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Ayestas v. Davis, seeking funds for investigation into an ineffective assistance claim.
- A state district court considers Ex Parte Flores in which the key eyewitness was subjected to hypnosis before changing her ID of the suspect. She at first told police the suspect was a white man with long hair. Mr. Flores is an Hispanic man with short hair.
- The Last Hurrah Rapid fire quick takes:
- USDOJ deleted 70% of tables from the newest edition of the national Uniform Crime Reports.
- A new study says police bodycams haven’t changed police behavior. Why is that?
- Rent to own furniture companies as modern debtors prisons.