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 …

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 …

POTUS Comments Beg: Has Trump Even Read the Constitution?

President Trump speaks to a crowd of police officers n New York, telling them to ignore the Constitution. Shameful. Has he even read it? Image source: ABC News.

Opinion by C J Oakes Before taking office, the President-Elect of the United States of America swears the following oath, “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and 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 …

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 …

What if the Spank and Bank Bill Passes in Texas?

Bank your sperm or be a criminal. Will HB 4260, the so-called Spank and Bank Bill Pass in Texas?

Spank and bank…describes a strange bill introduced in Texas to ‘make a point.’ What is it and why should anyone care? Opinion by C J Oakes As if the world were not becoming much too Big Brotherish, a Houston, Texas Read More …

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 …