Why Did Bakersfield Police Kill Elderly Man of Faith?

Op-Ed by C J Oakes   To hear some in the media tell it, California would love to kill faith in America. Now, it seems that at least one police officer in Bakersfield misread the memo. On December 13, 2016, Read More …

Why Did Police Subdue to Death a Mentally-Ill Man?

A scene from the video in which Bernalillo police officers restrain Ben Anthony C de Baca using the prone position (on the stomach) with a knee to the back. This restraint tactic has been banned in prisons since the 1990s, yet is permitted in nearly every police department in America. The reason is is banned in prisons is because it is known to restrict breathing and commonly results in death. Given the "High-Five" police conduct at the end of the video, could this have been their intent?

Op-Ed by C J Oakes To the north of Albuquerque lies the small town Bernalillo, New Mexico. Located just off I-25, the town has nearly 7000 residents and not much else. It recently made headlines after police subdued a mentally-man Read More …

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 …

Kids Lives Matter…The New Face of Poor Policing

In Sept 2015, Six-year old Jeremy Mardis was shot and killed by Marksville Law Enforcement. Photo by Chris Few.

Look closely at the image of Jeremy Mardis, age 6. He will no longer go to school; never play baseball, never get an “A” in Phys Ed, never have a girlfriend; never, never, never grow up…all thanks to the overly-zealous efforts Read More …

Hornets, Trump, and the Killing of Innocents/ce

image of hornets nest and bee hive. Know the difference. Caption reads, Never, ever, EVER mess with hornets. They are worse than a Donald Trump lawsuit. Image Source: http://ontariobeerescue.com

When I was a child, I often heard the expression, “Never stir a nest of hornets.” It was not, however, until I was older that I understood it. I was in the woods hunting when I saw a large hornets Read More …