Prosecutors Continue to Sit on Evidence for Feathers

Image of prosecutor wearing (badly) a headdress of feathers. Side of image reads, Yes, the Feathers look bad...Just as bad as a prosecutor who lets the guilty walk to convict the innocent...just for another feather.

Opinion by C J Oakes I hate corruption. Cannot stand it. Sure, we all make mistakes and no one is perfect, but when someone intentionally fails to do their sworn duty, that is different. That is abhorrent. Corruption and misconduct Read More …

White Bear Justice Park: What a Novel Concept!

Strange blocky white on black icon, caption reads, Strange icon that plays a role in the series Black Mirror Episode 2 of Season 2 titled White Bear. Image source CriminalJusticeLaw.org

Justice is a tricky proposition. On the one hand, it is vital to know beyond a reasonable doubt that a person convicted of a crime is indeed guilty. Only then can justice be meted out. Opinion and Entertainment Review (of Read More …

Who Benefits from Plea Bargains?

Black background with white AR Julian Font reads, "Psst...Wanna Good Deal?" Caption reads, Plea Bargains are only good deals for the guilty and the lazy. The innocent, the public, and justice are the real victims of plea deals.

Happy Independence Day…At one time, the Courts routinely rejected plea bargains. It was not until 1970 when the U. S. Supreme Court in Brady v. United States held that plea deals were Constitutional. However, the Court also warned at the Read More …

True Criminal Justice Reform Starts with Accountability

Op-Ed by C J Oakes The United States is being swept up in a plethora of criminal justice reform bills. From Alaska to Wyoming, 46 states have some form of criminal justice reform bill pending or passed. Some seek to Read More …