Aram James

Aram James is a retired Santa Clara County deputy public defender—and a cofounder of the Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project (ACJP) –a grassroots legal advocacy organization located in San Jose, CA.

Shocking new details emerge in the police killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr.

With the national spotlight already intensely focused on the murder of the unarmed African-American youth Trayvon Martin-age19—at the hands of a neighborhood vigilante– by the name of George Zimmerman—another equally troubling murder of an unarmed African–American male–68 year-old Kenneth Chamberlain—a former marine and corrections officer–this time by members of  the White Plains New York  Police Department–has started to…

Stripped down version of our 4th amendment

Supreme court Justices approve Strip-Searches for Any Offense—no matter how minor, i.e. violation of a leash law—without requiring probable cause. The US Supreme Court today –in a 5-4 decision (Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington) —ripped at the heart of our of 4th Amendment –our right to be free of illegal…

What cops already know: Tasers are unsafe

Probably the most compelling argument to date that the use of Tasers should be banned is the fact that several large police departments — in Las Vegas, Phoenix and Scottsdale, Ariz. — have now prohibited testing them on fellow officers during training exercises. This is due to the proliferation of severe injuries and subsequent lawsuits…