Category: Police State/Civil Liberties

PIGS Gone Wild

From Reason magazine: Police Shot a Man Driving Away, Can’t Keep Their Stories Straight, Get Qualified Immunity Anyway A Federal Cop Devised a Bogus Sex Trafficking Ring and Jailed This Teen for 2 Years. The Cop Can’t Be Sued. A Cop Killed a Suicidal Man and Got Qualified […]

The End of Rage

By Ashley Lucas, Plough I. FATHER, PANTHER, SOLDIER, SPY In 2014 in Pennsylvania, Russell Maroon Shoatz was released from twenty-two consecutive years of solitary confinement into the general prison population. This is twenty-one years and fifty weeks longer than the length of time in solitary the United Nations […]

Pakistan’s profane blasphemy laws

Kunwar Khuldune Shahid of The Spectator on the religious tyranny in the IRP and its leader’s pathetic attempts to export it beyond his borders. ~MRDA~ _____________________ An eight-year-old Hindu boy is currently in custody in the southern Punjab. He is the youngest person in Pakistan to be charged with […]

Criminal-Justice Reformers Chose the Wrong Slogan

By Conor Friedersdorf, The Atlantic After George Floyd’s murder, when sweeping criminal-justice reforms seemed more possible than ever, many Black Lives Matter activists and their allies settled on a rallying cry: “Defund the Police.” That choice was a disaster. The slogan—shorthand for cutting spending on law enforcement and […]