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?

Op-Ed by C J Oakes As if the world were not becoming much too Big Brotherish, a Houston, Texas lawmaker Jessica Farrar has introduced House Bill 4260. This strange spank and bank bill will make it illegal for men to 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 …

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.

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 partnership, with Read More …

Ohio Ban on Police-Minor Sex Lifted for a Mole

Matthew T. Mole, Highland Heights Patrolman who had sex with a minor. Caption: Imagine coming home one night to find this guy impaled on your 14-year-old child AND it turns out that when you call the police, HE responds. Oops. Image Credit: The Simon Wiesenthal Center

By C J Oakes, July 30, 2016 As if there was any doubt that there is one law for the public and another for officials, the State of Ohio is releasing a convicted pedophile Police Officer. On Thursday, July 28, Read More …