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 […]
While I generally regard the January 6 incident as an ordinary riot rather than a serious coup attempt, what is being described in this meme is by no means impossible. Also, it could come from any direction, not just the most obvious source. A right-wing demagogue who becomes […]
By Otfried Höffe, TELOS It is hard to believe. More than seventy years after the adoption of the Basic Law, a constitution opposed to all dictatorships, two principles have ceased to be self-evident: the content of the basic freedoms and the separation of powers in the organization of […]
By Russell A. Berman, TELOS Both sides of the transatlantic alliance, America and Europe, pride themselves on their commitment to freedom. And rightly so: these political communities emerged out of histories of extended emancipation struggles, laying claim to rights against pre-democratic authoritarian states, just as they have done […]
It seems that right now things could be considered better for the “libertarian-left” than at any point in the past, at least in US history. By “libertarian-left,” I mean that umbrella of philosophies with a generally anti-authoritarian ethos but which also do not deify corporate tycoons as Nietzschean […]
Trump unleashed his mob onto Congress on January 6, and the fallout continues. The biggest question on many minds is how to root out the hundreds of far-right, anti-government groups who saw the Trump presidency as their coming-out party. Some are floating the idea of using the so-called […]
By Matt Taibbi My colleague Glenn Greenwald hit the nail on the head this weekend when he wrote about “tattletale journalism,” in which media reporters for the largest companies spend their time attacking speech, instead of defending it. The miserable trend just reached its apex when Taylor Lorenz […]
I recently wrote about how January has been the 20 year anniversary of the founding of Attack the System. It is interesting to reflect on what has happened in the subsequent two decades. In 2001, the US empire was arguably at its apex, firmly in control of a […]
By Peter R. Quinones So, part eight ended at the point where the protesters and rioters in response to the George Floyd video were magically deemed immune from COVID 19. And it truly was a “selective,” magical immunity for protesters of “institutional racism” because when another group of […]
By Rod Dreher, The American Conservative I recently received an e-mail from a reader of Live Not By Lies who said that the book was saying exactly what needed to be said right now, in this extraordinary moment for traditional Christians and political conservatives. I would have normally […]
Tulsi on totalitarian humanism’s plans for a domestic terror war. I think Carlson is right when he says the Democratic leadership was more afraid of Tulsi than of Trump. Former Rep. Tulsi Gabbard discusses her viral video claiming that the United States and Democrat party are moving toward […]
Glenn Greenwald is probably the best writer out there on the national security state. Radley Balko is arguably the best writer on the domestic police state. Journalist and co-founding editor of The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald, argues that media censorship, in an effort to prevent domestic terrorism, has gone […]
By Nicky Reid aka Comrade Hermit Exile in Happy Valley January 6th was a day that will live on in infamy, or at least so I’m told. Maybe I’ve just become too jaded in my young age, but three weeks later and I still don’t see it. The […]
By Emaline Friedman, PhD, Mad in America Research evidence suggests that the criminalization of drug use and possession has roots in explicit racism and reinforces inequality. A broad coalition of professionals writing in the American Journal of Bioethics seeks to rectify the havoc wrought by the War on […]
By Brittany Bernstein, National Review Tulsi Gabbard, the former Democratic representative from Hawaii, on Friday expressed concern that a proposed measure to combat domestic terrorism could be used to undermine civil liberties. Gabbard’s comments came during an appearance on Fox News Primetime when host Brian Kilmeade asked her […]
Caller wonders if there will be another Patriot Act passed after the Trump riot.
Here it comes. January 6 gave the new regime the perfect pretext for escalating repression. Saagar Enjeti discusses how the media is prepping the American public for a Patriot Act 2.0.
By Elizabeth Nolan Brown, Reason Today is President Donald Trump’s last day in office! A White House official said Trump plans to pardon or commute sentences for up to 100 people today. Whether it might include big-name whistleblowers (like Chelsea Manning, Reality Winner, and Julian Assange) or just […]
By Flint Taylor &Jeff Haas, Truthout In March 1976, we sat in a cavernous Chicago courtroom while FBI agent Roy Martin Mitchell testified in the federal civil rights case that we and our partners at the People’s Law Office had brought on behalf of the families of slain […]
Listen here. On this edition of Parallax Views, National Security scholar Nicholas Grossman recently penned an open letter to QAnon believers entitled “QAnon Woke Up the Real Deep State” warning them that the Capitol Hill riots is going to trigger a harsh
By Luke Savage, The Jacobin Joe Biden used to brag that he practically wrote the Patriot Act, the Bush-era law that massively increased government surveillance powers. Now he’s hoping to pass a further “domestic terrorism” law once in office. The danger is real that the January 6 Capitol […]