Police misconduct exists in Iowa. Racial disparities in Iowa’s criminal and civil justice system exist. They are real. They are problematic. Unfortunately, neither police misconduct nor racial disparity in our justice systems are likely to undergo real, substantive reform anytime in the near future. The reason? The law, as it exists, fosters, breeds, and encourages […]
A citizen interaction with law enforcement can be an intimidating and scary situation. Recent events have highlighted the tragic consequences that can flow from some of these interactions from both law enforcement and citizen’s respective perspectives. The following is a citizen’s guide to surviving an encounter with law enforcement.