Decriminalization, Transparency, Accountability.

Events in Baltimore bring attention, once again, to a serious problem in America: police brutality. I have written and spoken about this topic for more than thirty years. It's a tough topic for many people, for many reasons. We're just starting to document, to count, to reveal how serious the problem is. I hardly know… Continue reading Decriminalization, Transparency, Accountability.

Double Standards For Police

A Florida man earned his 15 minutes of fame for doing something really stupid. Michael Foster saw 62 year old Clarence Daniels put a holstered weapon in his pants - a legal action in Florida. Foster followed the man into a Walmart, screamed "He's got a gun," placed him in a choke hold, and threw… Continue reading Double Standards For Police

To Be Respected, Law Must Be Respectable.

Frédéric Bastiat wrote La Loi (The Law) in 1850, detailing how the law had been perverted from the protection of life, liberty, and property, to the practice of spoliation or legalized plunder. No society can exist if respect for the law does not prevail to some degree, but the surest means of ensuring that laws… Continue reading To Be Respected, Law Must Be Respectable.

Deadly Malpractice

Certain American police officers have elevated the failure to shut up, grovel, and stop moving - while undergoing sadistic torture - to a capital offense. We might as well just title them Lords and Ladies and Inquisitors and be done with it. Our refusal to indict officers for such deadly malpractice effectively elevates them to… Continue reading Deadly Malpractice

How Bad Must It Get? (Trigger Warning)

You watched a snuff film. You saw a man, under protest, slowly being choked to death, on camera, with witnesses, and you found a way to blame it on the murder victim? Have you completely taken leave of your senses? What is the matter with you? Shall we revive the ancient custom of drawing and… Continue reading How Bad Must It Get? (Trigger Warning)