Reality Winner: Leaker, Loser, or Legitimate Hero?

Reality Winner is an American Hero

Opinion by C J Oakes In case you haven’t heard, Reality Winner is the name of the latest in a string of classified document leakers. Leigh is her middle name. One can imagine her parents had high expectations for their Read More …

Should Confederate Monuments be Removed from Public Spaces?

image of Nazi flag superimposed over Confederate Flag. Caption reads, What does it say about so-called American's who fly the flags of vanquished enemies?

Opinion by C J Oakes The recent tragedy in Charlottesville has raised the issue of Confederate monuments in public spaces again. This has been an issue for decades, but after a petition to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert Read More …

All in All it’s Just a Wall…A Crafty Solution for President Nieto

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.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto is faced with a decision. Cow to President Donald J. Trumps trumped up idea to make Mexico pay for his promised border wall or fight back. Trump laid down a gauntlet recently by telling President Nieto 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 …

AG Jeff Sessions Wants Everyone to Move to New Mexico?

Image of cash, home, and car found guilty and shadow of person innocent. Caption reads, Property has no rights, so when seized, it is automatically guilty and must be taken from the owner. Under U.S. Search and Seizure laws in most states, all law enforcement needs to take property is suspicion. No charges are needed, no case to even be dismissed. Clearly, this provides monetary incentives which can be easily abused. AG Jeff Sessions knows this and is calling for law enforcement to expand abuse of Americans. Time to move to Mexico...New Mexico that is. Just hope that the aliens are not waiting to take us away.

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions must want everyone in America except criminals to move to New Mexico. This is the most logical conclusion that can be drawn from his comments made on Monday, July 17, 2017. The big question is Read More …

HJ Res 93: Constitutional Amendment for Victims Rights?

H J Res 93 proposes an Amendment to the U.S. Constitution but why? Every state already protects victims rights and wouldn't a simple law (bill) suffice? Why an Amendment? Is it just job security...Congress looking busy...or could there be another reason?

Opinion by C J Oakes HJ Res 93 proposes a Constitutional Amendment for Victims Rights. Presented by Trent Franks of Arizona it has been sent to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. This Amendment, H.J. Res. 93 seems Read More …

Is Class Warfare Rearing its Head in America?

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.

The United States is no stranger to civil war. Between the years 1861 and 1865, the nation engaged in what is now termed the War Between the States. The cause then was largely economic with the issue of slavery playing 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 …

Misconduct Can Occur Throughout the Criminal Justice System

This poster, showing Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona well illustrates the matter of what to do when law enforcement engages in civil disobedience. Should they be treated as any other citizen? Or should there be a higher standard? Image credit: Arizona New Times

Boys will be boys, Right? This would explain the sophomoric behavior of two Missouri Parole Board workers recently. It seems that the two co-workers were rather bored with their job and decided to create a game. Although the game seemed harmless Read More …

The One Ring Scam is Back, Beware These Area Codes

Image of white phone icon against blue background with words in red, The One Ring Scheme is Back...Protect Yourself. Caption reads, The One Ring Fraud Scheme consists of con artists using offshore telephone area codes to initiate calls to unsuspecting people then hanging up. Some will call the number back out of curiousity and find they are charged a steep connection fee. Do not fall prey to this scam, which has been modified; scammers now leave messages to the effect that there is an emergency, there is an important message, or you have won some sweepstakes prize.

Bookmark and share this page because it contains information vital to protecting you and those you care about. The “One Ring Scam” has been around since before smart phones, before cell phones. Back in the days when 900 numbers began Read More …