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Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory
Government policing is, after all, a government program. It should be treated accordingly.
Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
Because policing is heavily subsidized by taxpayers, people call the police far more than they would otherwise.
Legal SystemThe Police StateInterventionism
Many encounters will police escalate to the point of violence because the list of criminal offenses is so long, and the penalties are so draconian.
Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. History
There are two sets of rules that function in America. One set for the political class, and another set for everyone else.
Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory
This week has been marked by devastating illustrations of why so much of the public distrusts the institutions of the state.
Never constitutional, the FBI was formed to compete against more effective private agencies. It now functions to shield politicians from the law.
Not surprisingly, the Supreme Court — part of the US government — recently decided to expand the powers and privileges of the US government.
Legal SystemMedia and CultureU.S. History
When a pundit refers to "gun violence" when the discussion is about homicide, they're usually trying to hide something.
Legal SystemThe Police State
Why wasn't Hillary Clinton indicted? It certainly wasn't because federal prosecutors have a towering respect for the rights of defendants.
Big GovernmentLegal SystemPolitical Theory
Large parliaments with small district sizes and easy access to legislators are preferable to the EU system of huge constituencies and little access.