Monthly Archives February 2017

San Diego Crime Rate Lowest in almost 50 years

City Officials in San Diego are saying that the crime rate right now is the lowest it has been in 47 years. Violent, as well as property crimes, have dropped and there were almost 1000 less crime victims in 2016 than the prior year. With crime rates and property rates going down lower and lower each year, the officials are saying these rates are more like they were in the 1950s or 1960s. What does this mean for the justice system in San Diego? With less crime, that means that there will start to be less cases going through the
Read More

Marijuana Smuggling Across the US Borders

Border patrol agents in Texas stopped over 2 tons of marijuana from being smuggled in to the United States. This number equates to approximately 3,950 pounds of illegal drugs trying to be smuggled in through our borders. Not only was the amount of marijuana surprising, but also how the officers were able to detect it. The drug smugglers somehow disguised the multiple pounds of marijuana to look like a shipment of key-limes. You got it, the tiny green citrusy fruit that many people use to season their food or garnish a beverage. The boarder patrol agents were able to detect
Read More

Criminal Tunnels From Mexico to San Diego

Underground Tunnels To San Diego Most San Diego residents realize just how close we are to the Mexico border going in to Tijuana. From central San Diego it’s just a quick 35-minute drive until you reach the Tijuana Otay Mesa Border. While some people may fear illegal immigrants getting over the wall, border patrol agents work around the clock to prevent this from happening. However, recently the Border Patrol agents known as “Tunnel Rats” have been noticing underground tunnels. It is believed that immigrants use these underground tunnels to transport large loads of illegal marijuana, cocaine and other drugs from
Read More

Executive Order Having Problems Moving Forward

Just a couple weeks ago president Donald Trump signed into law an executive order that bans certain countries from entering the United States. There are seven countries total. All countries are from the Middle East and all practice the Muslim religion. Immediately there were constitutional challenges to this law and the main arguments were as follows: A violation of the Due Process Clause Legal scholars including Alex Ozols from Ozols law firm have gone on CNN and other legal networks to discuss this issue. This is a link to the video about the law if anyone wants to see the
Read More