Three Green Bay men have been charged with drug crimes for possession of a stimulant known as khat. The men are being held on $10,000 bond in the Brown County Jail.
Juvenile crime in communities around Wisconsin including Green Bay is down. The way juvenile crime has been handled and prosecuted has changed over the years and the legal themes have generally shifted from rehabilitation to punishment and back to rehabilitation. A new focus on rehabilitation and making juvenile detention the final option has helped reduce the number of juvenile crimes in the state.
Public campaigns and law enforcement have long directed their efforts to reduce drunk driving in Green Bay and the state of Wisconsin. Drunk driving remains a significant cause of car accidents in Wisconsin, but recent estimates show the overall number of drunk driving incidents across the country have decreased over the last few years. One factor that may be contributing to the lower episodes of drinking and driving is the economy.
New technologies used by law enforcement to track suspects often without a warrant are creating challenges to criminal defense and are creating a constitutional law debate. One such technology is a cellphone tracking device called a stingray. Critics of the device's use by law enforcement say the stingray threatens the protection of the Fourth Amendment which guards against unreasonable searches and seizures.