‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host says ‘nothing the Democratic party advocates for is more dishonest than gun control.’
By James Bovard, The American Conservative Last week, President Joe Biden nominated David Chipman to be head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the premier federal firearms enforcement agency. Biden complemented that announcement with a call for a national red flag law to entitle police […]
Trump had Bill Barr of Ruby Ridge infamy. Now, Biden has this dude from Waco infamy. Saagar Enjeti reacts to Biden’s pick for head of the ATF, David Chipman,
By Mike Baker and Evan Hill, New York Times Investigators said that Michael Reinoehl probably opened fire before officers killed him last year. But some key evidence raises questions about that conclusion. SEATTLE — When a U.S. Marshals task force killed a self-described antifa activist in Washington State […]
A U.S. Army officer is suing two Virginia police officers over a violent traffic stop last December. Police body camera video shows the officer in full uniform being approached by the cops with their guns drawn. Christina Ruffini has more.
Police said the officer accidentally discharged a gun instead of a Taser when she killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, on Sunday. Protests erupted overnight.
Police released the body cam footage from an officer-involved shooting in Minnesota.
He got Fred Hamptoned and Randy Weavered. Krystal Ball discusses new details in the assassination of Antifa activist, William Reinhoel.
By Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs and Azi Paybarah, New York Times BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A police officer in Minnesota fatally shot a motorist on Sunday in the city of Brooklyn Center, about 10 miles north of Minneapolis where a police officer is on trial and charged with murdering George […]
By Max Blumenthal, The Grayzone An anti-war activist was visited by California Highway Patrol officers after posting video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s bumbling comments on Israel-Palestine. The action, which AOC denies triggering, was initiated by a call to US Capitol Police. As he waited for a food delivery […]
Former Hawaii congresswoman reacts tactics being suggested to crackdown on domestic terrorism on ‘Fox News Primetime.’
Here it comes. Right on schedule. I disagree with some of Kristian Williams’ analysis in this, which includes the usual special pleading and false dichotomies, but the core point is on target. By Kristian Williams, Truthout Mainstream Democrats are in a hawkish mood when it comes to “domestic […]
In this heartfelt and thoughtful talk, Christina shares her ideas about the destructive impact of the war on drugs and the mounting evidence that the opposite approach would be much more effective. Christina Dent is a life-long Mississippian and was a staunch supporter of the War on Drugs […]
Senator provokes outrage by saying US has an ‘under-incarceration problem’ with 2.1 million imprisoned
This is the guy the neocons really want to be their frontman. Watch out for this dude. By Stuti Mishra, Independent Republican senator Tom Cotton is facing a backlash for suggesting the US, which imprisons more people per capita than any other country, has an “under-incarceration” problem. The […]
A former Bucks County police officer is facing charges after authorities say he sexually abused four teens while he worked as a D.A.R.E officer, officials said. Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub announced the charges Wednesday against former Warminster Township Police Officer James Carey, 52.
This article contains a fairly interesting critique of the police/carceral state from a “culturally conservative” perspective. If we can get the Left and Right hating the prison-industrial complex with equal fervor, then we’ve got something. By Stephen Baskerville, Chronicles The left’s new monopoly cannot be resisted without breaking […]
Soviet America attack press freedom to defend war criminals and torturers. By Brett Wilkins, Common Dreams Press freedom, peace, and human rights advocates are rallying behind Daniel Hale, the former intelligence analyst who blew the whistle on the U.S. government’s drone assassination program, and who pleaded guilty Wednesday […]
This is an interesting discussion of the culture wars from a serious left/Marxist perspective. My viewpoint is that the cultural left has been the hands-down winner on most cultural issues (outside of certain narrow geographical, subcultural, institutional, or socioeconomic sectors). But the economic right has been the hands-down […]
By Mel Leonor, Richmond Times Dispatch Gov. Ralph Northam is moving on Wednesday to speed up marijuana legalization in Virginia, backing changes to the legislation that would do away with penalties for possession of an ounce effective this summer. Northam will also seek to accelerate spending on public […]
By Buck Sexton, American Consequences Morning Joe is the premier MSNBC news program for latté liberals who worship snide elitism. If you were a B student in prep school with parents that got you into Brown University with a phone call to the advancement office, but you swear […]
Good job, Baltimore. I’m sure FOX will have a hissy fit over this but they can go fuck themselves. Kyle’s commentary in this is spot on.
American Civil Liberties Union Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) expanded the definition of terrorism to cover “”domestic,”” as opposed to international, terrorism. A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act “dangerous to human life” that is a violation of […]
Peter R. Quinones When the news broke that a law enforcement officer (school resource officer) refused to enter Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida to engage school shooter Nikolas Cruz, many in the public demanded the law enforcement officer lose his job. It’s been over three […]
By Peter R. Quinones I was turned on to the Netflix series “Black Mirror” a few months after the first season was released. If you started with Season 1, Episode 1 – “The National Anthem” – as I did, you instantly knew this was a different kind of […]
“It Takes a Police State to Raise a Child.” By Lenore Skenazy, Reason When 10 -year-old Braylin Harvey was picked up seven minutes late from his Chicago public school, the school called the Department of Child and Family Services to report a case of neglect. Two days later, […]
This is getting started just in time for some more summer rioting. Derek Chauvin is being charged with two counts of murder and one count of manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
St. Louis police detective Luther Hall was brutally beaten while working undercover at a protest against police brutality in September 2017. Now three fellow officers are on trial for the assault, which they claim was a case of mistaken identify. One of the officers already pleaded guilty and […]
Anarchist News It has now been more than one year since the world that we have known all of our lives came screeching to a halt. And what a year’s it’s been. The collective unconscious roils in the throes of a bad acid trip, the realization seeps slow […]
By J.C. Tuccille, Reason Predictive policing—a concept seemingly pulled straight from the 2002 popcorn flick Minority Report—has become increasingly hot with law enforcement agencies over the past decade. The field tempts budget-minded officeholders and cops alike with its science-y promise to forecast where crimes will occur in the […]
TELOS Press On The Agenda with Steve Paikin, the discussion about governmental responses to the COVID-19 pandemic turned to Thomas Brussig’s recent editorial “Risk More Dictatorship,” originally published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung and translated into English in TelosScope. Listen to the discussion below (beginning at 15:01), and read […]
“We don’t need to use a faulty model and apply it to the very real terrorism problem that we have at home,” says terrorism expert Max Abrahms.
By Seth Barron, City-Journal Amid a staggering wave of gun violence in New York City, with shootings this year measuring 42 percent higher than the same period in 2020, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he plans to deploy the NYPD to track down and question people who […]
What has been the most interesting is the way that so many “progressives,” many of the same people who often talk endlessly about “fascism,” have often been the same ones who are the most eager to embrace all of this without question or hesitation. By Naomi Wolf, American […]
By James Bovard, The American Conservative Across the nation, FBI agents are swooping down upon conservative activists, Trump supporters, and anyone suspected of any tie to the January 6 clash at the Capitol. Conservative author Candace Owens tweeted on March 3: “About 10 of my friends who attended […]
By Peter R. Quinones With the upcoming documentary our production company, Stateless Productions, is making on America’s Police Crisis, I have been forced in interviews to talk more about law enforcement than I have in some time. Below is an article I wrote in October 2019 that I […]
Minneapolis will pay George Floyd’s estate $27 million after city council votes to settle lawsuit with family
By Brad Parks, Carma Hassan and Deanna Hackney, CNN (CNN) The city of Minneapolis will pay the estate of George Floyd $27 million after the city council on Friday unanimously voted to settle a lawsuit with his family. George Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, said that he would return […]
The main problem I had with this debate is the same one I have with many debates over controversial topical issues in the sense of presenting the issue within the framework of false dichotomies and either/or propositions. It’s possible to agree with Heather that violent crime is a […]
One thing that is interesting is that overcriminalization has become so far-reaching and pervasive that even many traditionally conservative groups have criticized it like the Federalist Society, Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, the Koch-affiliated groups, etc. The issue seems to be that the police state and overcriminalization has been […]
Krystal Ball and Saagar Enjeti react to reports that the National Guard will remain at the Capitol through May 23rd.
This is news? Saagar Enjeti explains how the establishment is using the January 6th insurrection as a pretext to erode civil norms.
By Thomas Russig, TELOS The corona crisis remains an experience of helplessness, even though infection rates are falling. Despite all the limitations on everyday life and despite the start of the vaccinations, an end to the restrictions is nowhere in sight—even though a few countries have succeeded in […]
By David Aaro | Fox News A bill advancing out of a Kentucky Senate committee on Thursday would make it a crime to insult or taunt a police officer to the point where the taunts provoke a violent response. Senate Bill 211 passed by a 7-3 vote, according to reports. The proposal […]
By Alan McLeod DENVER — Elijah McClain would have turned 25 last week. However, in 2019, the introverted Black massage therapist was killed on the street by police in his native Aurora (a part of the Denver metropolitan area). None of the officers involved have faced charges for […]
By J.D. Tuccille, Reason There is no crisis, real or imagined, that government officials don’t see as an opportunity to expand their authority and hurt their enemies. America’s ongoing political tensions, which erupted on January 6 into the Capitol riot, have become an excuse for spurring the latest […]
Angelo Quinto: Man dies after police kneel on his neck for nearly 5 minutes, family says in wrongful death claim
By Stella Chan and Leah Asmelash, CNN A 30-year-old Northern California man undergoing a mental health episode died days after police officers kneeled on the back of his neck for nearly five minutes to subdue him, lawyers for his family said. Angelo Quinto had been “suffering from anxiety, […]
By Jacob Sullum, Reason Civil asset forfeiture, which allows police to seize property they allege is connected to crime without arresting (let alone convicting) the owner, has provoked intense criticism in the United States, especially during the last decade. The critics argue that the practice demolishes due process […]
Michael Sanchez and Coleman Hughes talk about the difference between policing in America and international policing. I was very excited to talk to someone who had both academic knowledge of policing and practical experience with it.
The ruling class Center tightens the grip. By Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason In the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot, many Democratic politicians and left-of-center pundits have been calling for the expanded use of “domestic terror” laws against people whose social media rhetoric seems too radical. Those […]