gay-panic-defense

The “Gay Panic” Defense: Outlawed In New York

In the summer of 2019, New York became one of several states to ban “gay panic” defenses in homicide cases. Now, defendants cannot defend against a murder charge by claiming they were under extreme em...
police-encounters

Police Encounters: What to Do When Stopped by Police

Police officers routinely stop people and ask them questions. This is part of their job to help keep our communities safe. It can be tense for the officer, as he or she doesn't know if the person they...