Though stalking became a crime in the state of Iowa in 1994, it’s a difficult charge since in many ways stalking is an “invisible" crime. Upon examining this crime River to River asks, "What should a person do if they're being stalked?" And also, "What drives stalkers to obsessively harass their victims?"
Since the year 2000, the amount of state troopers on Iowa’s roads has dropped more than 20 percent, delaying accident response time and forcing officers to make hard decisions based on where they are needed most. Today on River to River, Ben Kieffer talks with state troopers about their experience on the force and sits down with local police to discuss the dangers that exist for law enforcement personnel.
It seems like everybody’s talking about strip searches these days. But as Iowa Public Radio’s Kate Wells reports, strip searches for minor crimes are pretty limited in this state – or at least, they’re supposed to be.