Quick Action by Las Vegas Police Saved Lives

Map showing location shooter fired from, festival grounds, and LVPD

At a time when most are discussing new gun laws, Criminal Justice Law International would like to pause to recognize the heroes of the mass shooting in Las Vegas: The LVPD. Few have stopped to give thought to just how Read More …

October 17, 1835 Happy Anniversary Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers circa 1880

Perhaps no law enforcement agency in the United States is as well-known and respected as the Texas Rangers. Dating to the days of the Texas Republic (before it became a part of the United States), the Texas Rangers was the Read More …

Want to Know Why Police May be Quick to Shoot?

Suspect opens fire on Sacramento, CA Police Officers

Footage from a police body cam released by the Sacramento Police Department shows why cops at times are quick to shoot. In the following video, police stopped a driver who had been followed by an unmarked squad car. The driver Read More …

Hey! EpiPen. What Kind of Crazy Criminal Crap Are You Up To?

EpiPen made by Meridian for Mylan is recalled for failure to operate.

Opinion by C J Oakes Do you have an allergy to shellfish, insects, or certain foods like peanuts? Do you hate monopolies? Might you expect involvement in litigation related to defective medical devices such as EpiPen? Then pay attention. This Read More …

Reality Winner: Leaker, Loser, or Legitimate Hero?

Reality Winner is an American Hero

Opinion by C J Oakes In case you haven’t heard, Reality Winner is the name of the latest in a string of classified document leakers. Leigh is her middle name. One can imagine her parents had high expectations for their Read More …

A Defense of St. Louis Police Tactics and Protesters

Field of black with Thin Bule horizontal line separating in the middle. Caption reads, The Thin Blue Line is a fitting symbol of the division created by professional police between the public and criminals. The fields of black above and below symbolize the public (above) and criminals (below). When police plant evidence, they break the very law they have sworn to uphold, becoming in the process, the same criminals they are there to protect the public from. This can have consequences far beyond their own crime, especially on their brothers in blue.

Opinion by C J Oakes Those who follow this blog know that we do not take it easy on police. We believe that police have a higher obligation to be better than the public they serve. We further believe that Read More …

President Trump Proves There are Two Sets of Laws

This poster, showing Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona well illustrates the matter of what to do when law enforcement engages in civil disobedience. Should they be treated as any other citizen? Or should there be a higher standard? Image credit: Arizona New Times

Remember when Bill Clinton lied in Federal Court and everyone was in an uproar about it? That was wrong as wrong can be. It is called perjury. In fact, in a court of law, there is really only one other Read More …

What Should You Look for in a Criminal Defense Attorney?

image of man behind bars, being as it is in the head of a gavel held in hand striking the table. caption reads, 9 things to look for in a criminal defense lawyer was provided by thelevanthalfirm.com

One of our readers wrote in to provide an interesting infographic for our readers. Anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney will find this of use. The fact is that many people at some point in their life will need Read More …

Should Confederate Monuments be Removed from Public Spaces?

image of Nazi flag superimposed over Confederate Flag. Caption reads, What does it say about so-called American's who fly the flags of vanquished enemies?

Opinion by C J Oakes The recent tragedy in Charlottesville has raised the issue of Confederate monuments in public spaces again. This has been an issue for decades, but after a petition to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert Read More …

Charlottesville Aftermath: When Does Hate Become Criminal?

image of fist with H A T E tatooed on fingers with police banner Hate Crime Do Not Cross shown over. caption reads, At what point does hate become a crime? When the leadership fails to take a definitive stance to oppose hatred.

Opinion by C J Oakes For those who have been in hiding the last few days, hate is making headlines in the United States perhaps more than ever before in our history. The news includes North Korea planning a possible Read More …