Keep Telling Yourself You Live in a Free Country

“Land of the free, home of the brave” doesn’t apply to the US anymore, but don’t tell that to the brainwashed sheeple still singing it at the top of their lungs. The flat fact is that we’re not brave, no matter which side of the aisle we’re cowering in. As a country, we are motivated […]

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Police Brutality is Not a Racial Issue

Every time a police officer harasses or kills a black person, commentators publicize it as another evidence of the chronic racial problem in the United States. But the race narrative is not large enough to account for all police butality. The main problem with law enforcement is not racism. If we were paying attention, we […]

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Police Body Cameras Don’t Ensure Justice, But They Might Decrease Injustice

An interesting article in Slate presents a compelling argument concerning police body cameras: The theory behind the use of body cameras is that video evidence will provide us with some objective truth about what happens in violent encounters between civilians and police. But that is the wrong way to look at it. As the tapes […]

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What if There Had Been No Video of Walter Scott Being Shot in the Back?

Michael Slager, a police officer in North Charleston, SC, has been charged with murder for shooting Walter Scott. A graphic video of a North Charleston police officer shooting Walter Scott (a fleeing, unarmed black man) in the back may have been the only reason justice has, at least partially, been served. We can only wonder […]

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Boone County Police Officer “Executes His Duty” … and a Preschool Teacher

Tyler Brockman, a police officer from Boone County, Kentucky, shot and killed a 19-year-old preschool teacher, Samantha Ramsey, when she was trying to leave a field party. He jumped on her hood and shot her four times through the windshield, to protect himself and the people down the road—all of whom were on the road, […]

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FBI Statistics on Police Homicides Are Way Off

Apparently, the FBI statistics on police homicides, that is, the number of people killed by police, are way, way off: The first-ever attempt by US record-keepers to estimate the number of uncounted “law enforcement homicides” exposed previous official tallies as capturing less than half of the real picture. The new estimate – an average of […]

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Cop Sentenced to Death for Shooting Pregnant Woman

A police officer came into a restaurant, started arguing with its owners, and eventually opened fire on them, shooting and killing a pregnant mother and her unborn child. The father, who sustained injuries from the attack, filed a report. The police officer was then found guilty of murder, and has been sentenced to death after […]

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