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 …

Police Officer Kept Gun on Passenger 9 Minutes. Cool?

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.

A video circulating as in going viral shows a California Police Officer holding a gun on a passenger for nine minutes until backup arrived. Was this the professional thing to do? What the officer acting in line with the mission Read More …

Do You Know a Police Department in Need of Better Web Exposure?

Thin blue line (in field of black) with words in blue "help wanted." Caption reads, (Content here)

This is a call to readers and followers of CriminalJusticeLaw.org who want to help their local police department better serve their community. As some of you may know, we have listings of every (or nearly every) police agency in America Read More …

The Unfriendly Skies: Drones in Law Enforcement and Corrections

A drone equipped with a camera in use by law enforcement has many organizations concerned about Constitutional privacy issues. However, expanding use of drones includes weaponized units while prisons battle drone technology on a different front. Image Source: democracynow.org

Drones are not that new anymore. For the last decade, the public has seen images of drones used in every manner of military operation from spying on the enemy to dropping small munitions. Drones In the News by C J Read More …

Are Texas Lawmakers Blowing it with Blue Lives Matter Law?

Image of U.S. Map split in the middle with words in blue "Lives" on the west half, "Matter" on the east half and "Divides" below aver the divide. Caption reads, The "Lives Matter" movements are divisive, so it is very strange that some states are now promoting and passing so-called Blue Lives Matter laws at a time when unity in America is at an all-time low.

I am all for protecting the men and women in uniform who protect us. Law Enforcement should NEVER be targeted for violence. Doing so is tantamount to an act of war against police everywhere. Yet, a recent movement for so-called Read More …

Honor Our Peace Officers in Your Own Way This Week

Black field with the Thin Blue Line, Arial type in white over the blue reads, How can we honor the line? Caption reads, May 15, 2017 like every year marks the start of Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week. How can we honor those who have fallen and those who serve every day to keep peace and order in our nation? Surely, we can all find a way. CC image by criminaljusticelaw.org may be used with attribution.

Starting yesterday, May 15, 2017, going through the 21st the nation recognizes our Peace Officers. Peace Officers Memorial Day was started by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 as a way to honor law enforcement; twenty years later the Memorial Read More …