October 2012 Archives

Georgia Rules No Use of Heat Detectors

The use of thermal imaging equipment with a warrant has been in practice by police officers for more than a decade, after a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Kyllo v. United States determined that it is permitted for detection of marijuana grows houses as long as a warrant has been obtained. Before this case was decided officers could use the devices indiscriminately in order to show probable cause. But, on Monday the Georgia Supreme Court ruled that state law would not allow warrants for police officers to use special heat-detection devices to spy on illegal activity in people's homes. The case of Brudige v. State resulted from a pair of police warrants that were obtained by the University of Georgia police in Athens.

Children's Books for Divorcing Parents

The entire family will most likely be affected when a married couple decides to divorce or separate, and young children can have an especially hard time during this process. Many parents are often left with little guidance as to how to help their children cope with the many feelings they are having. Children's books can be an excellent tool for people who are looking for a creative way to teach kids how to deal with the many emotions that may arise as a result of parental relationship changes.