OK, So HR 3235 Seems Very Criminal. Really Congress?

Image of football wide receiver saying "I'm Open. Throw it to Me!" with image below of receiver fumbling the ball. Caption reads, 115th Congress wants the ball, but cannot seem to do anything but fumble...except when it comes to protecting their own health coverage...they got THAT covered...by FOUR committees even.

HR 3235 seems to be a very criminal by Congress. The bill, which was introduced on July 14, 2017 is at this point an unknown other than the title. Yet, the title alone seems enough that the average American worried Read More …

University of Phoenix Class Action Scam: Graduate Rights Watch Fraud Alert

image from website graduaterightswatch.com with words "Fraud Alert" in red over the image. Caption reads, This is a fraud alert from criminaljusticelaw.org. Formerly United Legal Aid, United Legal Consultants, and United Legal Center is back with Graduate Rights Watch. Using the same bait and switch tactics, the same fraudulent claim of a University of Phoenix lawsuit, and the same strong-arm tactics when they do get someone on the hook, this is a company to beware.

Is there an ongoing University of Phoenix Class Action Lawsuit or is Graduate Rights Watch (graduaterightswatch.com) engaging in consumer fraud? By C J Oakes Back in May of 2017, we wrote about what appears to be a clear case of Read More …

AG Jeff Sessions Wants Everyone to Move to New Mexico?

Image of cash, home, and car found guilty and shadow of person innocent. Caption reads, Property has no rights, so when seized, it is automatically guilty and must be taken from the owner. Under U.S. Search and Seizure laws in most states, all law enforcement needs to take property is suspicion. No charges are needed, no case to even be dismissed. Clearly, this provides monetary incentives which can be easily abused. AG Jeff Sessions knows this and is calling for law enforcement to expand abuse of Americans. Time to move to Mexico...New Mexico that is. Just hope that the aliens are not waiting to take us away.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions must want everyone in America except criminals to move to New Mexico. This is the most logical conclusion that can be drawn from his comments made on Monday, July 17, 2017. The big question is Read More …

Could Juicing the Banana Stop Parole for OJ?

OJ being poured into a glass. Caption reads, Bet you'll never look at a glass of Orange Juice the same way after reading this. Go on, kill a glass. Make OJ Simpson proud.

Yes, masturbation is not allowed in prison. Affectionately known as “killing,” spanking the monkey, pounding the pud, choking the chicken is a disciplinary violation for inmates. Any infraction resulting in a disciplinary hearing will set a parole hearing back. OJ Read More …

Minneapolis Shooting: The Fatal Flaw in Police Body Cams

Image of thin blue line with police officer turning on body camera superimposed over. Caption reads, Body cams for police officers is becoming a trend which many in the public seem to see as a panacea. They are not. Body cameras are simply another tool for police to use. As with any tool, it is just as effective as the person wielding it.

Minneapolis shooting shows the fatal flaws in police body cams. Saturday, July 15, 2017, Justine Ruszczyk, soon to be Damond, placed a call to Minneapolis 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home. A short time after, she Read More …

HJ Res 93: Constitutional Amendment for Victims Rights?

H J Res 93 proposes an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution but why? Every state already protects victims rights and wouldn't a simple law (bill) suffice? Why an Amendment? Is it just job security...Congress looking busy...or could there be another reason?

Opinion by C J Oakes HJ Res 93 proposes a Constitutional Amendment for Victims Rights. Presented by Trent Franks of Arizona it has been sent to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. This Amendment, H.J. Res. 93 seems Read More …

Doctors Committing Medical Fraud Seems to be Growing. Why?

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Doctors committing medical fraud appears to be a growing issue in America. Just today, the U.S. Justice Department announced that it is “charging 412 in health fraud schemes worth $1.3 billion.” The FBI has a division dedicated to pursuing medical Read More …

Three Great Free Data Tools for Students of Criminal Justice

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Students of Criminal Justice and Law must often muddle through piles of data to create hypotheses and draw conclusions. Sometimes the data is drawn upon research conducted at the University, but it need not be. The United States government collects Read More …

Has the Pot v. Productivity Question been Resolved by WA State?

One of the longest-standing arguments against marijuana use by opponents has been that pot makes people lazy. It has been argued, without research to back it naturally, that folks who smoke cannabis become dulled in their senses, unable to properly Read More …

Is Class Warfare Rearing its Head in America?

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The United States is no stranger to civil war. Between the years 1861 and 1865, the nation engaged in what is now termed the War Between the States. The cause then was largely economic with the issue of slavery playing Read More …