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Why Did Police Beat up Retired Corrections Officer?

Image of the video of CO Lanier telling his story on December 2, 2016. Caption reads, Retired Correctional Officer Ronald Lanier was beaten inside the Western Beef Supermarket in Mineola, NY by Garden City Police. It appears that police used racial profiling to determine Lanier was the black suspect they were chasing. Whether this is the case or not remains for the courts to decide. He is sueing the department and the officers involved. Of course, something like this was bound to happen eventually.

Just yesterday, CBS News New York carried an article about the beating of a retired Nassau County Corrections officer by Garden City Police. The beating took place inside a grocery store. Police and Corrections officials have always had an uneasy Read More …

Golden State Warriors Steve Kerr Helped by Marijuana

Chart showing U.S. deaths 2007-2013 from three drugs. Caption reads, According to the United States Department of Justice, more deaths result from Prescription drug use than any other . In fact, these kill more than Cocaine and Heroin combined.

Op-Ed by C J Oakes, December 2, 2016 In case you missed it, the Golden State Warriors completed their 2015-2016 season by breaking the record set by the Chicago Bulls way back in the 90s. But you would not be Read More …

Doing Business Overseas: Increased National Security Risk?

Employees comprise the greatest threat to systems security, yet many American corporations with defense contracts choose to locate overseas. Why? Image Source: BetaNews.com

Does doing business overseas create an added security risk for major corporations which also hold U.S. Defense contracts? Op-ed by C J Oakes, December 2, 2016 President-Elect Donald Trump succeeded in efforts to protect the Carrier jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana. Read More …

Is Killing an Active Shooter Legally Justified?

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With all the shootings of late and the potential for gun violence, would killing an active shooter get an average citizen into trouble with the law? by C J Oakes, December 1, 2016. Just this morning, a hostage situation took Read More …

What IS Proper Respect for the U.S. Flag?

Each state has a flag, many cities have flags, and recently, respect for the U.S. Flag has resulted in any manner of misconception.

Op-Ed by C J Oakes, Nov 15, 2015 Respect for the U.S. Flag has been in the news lately. Across the nation, athletes have been kneeling during the National Anthem and others burn or otherwise desicrate the Flag in public. Read More …

How Secure are Smart Phones? New WiFi Tech Warning.

Image of the back of a Samsung Galaxy S7 Activ. Caption reads, How secure are smart phones? Not very, according to researchers at MIT, University of South Florida, and Shanghai Jaio Tong University. Thanks to MIMO WiFi routers, a serious vunerability has been identified. Image by C J Oakes, CriminalJusticeLaw.org

How secure are smart phones? Internet and wireless security is a massive business, one which did not exist a mere 25 years ago. Financial institutions spend millions on security as do service providers and online retailers. As soon as new security Read More …

U.S. Election 2016 Results: What Did We Expect?

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Op-Ed by C J Oakes America the Beautiful. The Beacon of Light for Generations. Home of the Brave. ______ (enter favorite cliche’). What did We The People of these United States of America expect after election 2016? When in Rome, Read More …

Happy Election Day. Will Democracy Survive?

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Op-Ed by C J Oakes Perhaps no element of the legal entity known as The United States of America is as important as the transfer of power. The U.S. Consitution is the foundation for that transfer of power. By intent, Read More …

Top 5 Global Criminal Justice News Oct. 23-30, 2016

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Wow. What a busy week it has been for crime and legal news. In the United States, it seems that the Presidential election is bringing out the worst in people. Yet, around the world, strange and unique criminal events have Read More …

Is the Supreme Court the Big Issue in Election 2016?

black Image of scales on white background with the words, "calibrate the scales" overlaid. As with any set of scales, the scales of justice must, from time to time, be recalibrated. Total balance is never achieved, but all in the criminal justice and legal systems must strive for it as much as possible.

Op-Ed by C J Oakes Election 2016 has the potential to reshape American politics and more importantly, American jurisprudence for the next several decades. While most political commentators are debating who said what, the wheels of progress are grinding to Read More …