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How Canadian Cops' Legal Immunity Endangers the Public

Legal System

Blog08/14/2019

Those who are tasked with serving the public interest — but are protected by legal immunity — are well positioned to serve whatever interests they choose.

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The Dangers of Defamation Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog08/14/2019

Even if laws against slander and libel appear good in theory, in practice they are all too often used by the powerful to silence the weak. A respect for free speech demands defamation laws be kept very weak.

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Abolish the Federal Death Penalty

Legal System

Blog08/13/2019

Federal criminal prosecutions ought to be abolished and left to the states. But until that happens, abolishing the federal death penalty is a good place to start.

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Federal Judges Are Waging War on the Fourth Amendment

Legal System

Blog08/08/2019

Federal judges have served as loyal foot soldiers for police who enthusiastically use every trick in the book to violate and nullify the Bill of Rights.

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Wars and Domestic Massacres

Legal SystemU.S. History

The greatest single contribution we could make to ending killing and violence is to end America's foreign wars.

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The Dirty Secret about Gun Control in Latin America

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog08/06/2019

By just glancing at Latin America’s current gun policies, we see a region that is in desperate need of more pro-gun laws. Countries like Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela offer lurid accounts of what happens when most of the population is effectively disarmed when facing real criminal threats.

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Mexicans Are Safer in El Paso than in Mexico

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog08/05/2019

Mexican politicians are claiming Mexican nationals are unsafe in the US. Meanwhile, Mexico's homicide rate - fueled by strict gun-control laws -  has soared to five times that of the US.

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Media Focus on Mass Shootings Shows Disconnect from Actual Crime Trends

Legal System

Blog08/03/2019

Most Americans say crime has gotten worse over the past decade. They're wrong. Moreover, the focus on mass shootings appears misplaced when mass-shooting deaths make up less than one percent of all homicide deaths.

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Baltimore's Homicide Rate Is Ten Times Larger than the US Rate

Legal System

Blog08/02/2019

When it comes to Baltimore being a haven of appalling violent crime, Trump's not wrong. Although it has strict gun control laws, Baltimore's homicide rate is comparable to that of El Salvador and Venezuela.

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How Qualified Immunity Became Absolute Immunity for Police Officers

Legal System

Blog08/01/2019

Qualified immunity is the clearest example that the rule of law is dead (or, perhaps, never existed); government officials live by one set of rules, and the rest of us live by another.

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