No one “Should Ever Feel Unsafe in an American School?”

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.

In case any of our readers have noticed, we generally do not comment on sensational stories. In the last couple of years, this has largely included mass schootings. That alone is worth commenting on for that shows how common such Read More …

Mark February 14 on Your Calendar and No, Not Valentine’s Day

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.

Alexis Bortell is 12 and lives in Colorado, USA. Like most children her age, February 14 is an important date for her, but not for the same reasons. She is marking Feb 14 on her calendar, but not for Valentine’s Read More …

Happy Anniversary Mr. President: Have a Shutdown Celebration

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.

OK, so without getting too political, I would be remiss as a publisher to NOT say something about the connection between President Trump’s One Year Anniversary in Office and the Government Shutdown. Someone asked me yesterday what I thought of Read More …

Should Convicted Criminals be Allowed to Run for Congress?

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

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, convicted criminal, is making news again, this time because he has announced his intention to run for the Congress of the United States. This comes at a time when much is up for grabs Read More …

Why is Reality Winner Being Denied Bail?

Reality Winner is an American Hero

Following is a Press Release from Stand With Reality, the organization working to secure the release of the latest whistleblower to reveal government corruption. Please take a moment to read it and help Reality Winner. She is fighting not only Read More …

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 …

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 …

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 …

She Said, He Said…Why I Believe Taylor Swift’s Side of the Story

Country Singer Taylor Swift on winning her Emmy. Image Source: Business Insider

Opinion by C J Oakes She said, he said trials are never easy. When someone makes a claim of sexual assault, battery, or harassment with little evidence of the matter, the case largely falls to a jury to decide whom Read More …