By and large, police officers are heroes who put their lives on the line to protect the communities in which they live and serve. How then should we react to cases of police misconduct and brutality when they come to light? Confronting this requires what Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey referred to as “this one, nearly impenetrable barrier, … Continue reading Confronting Police Abuse Requires Shifting Power From Police Unions
Amid the nationwide focus on the death of George Floyd, another tragedy has unfortunately fallen by the wayside. We should not forget the death of Breonna Taylor—or the dire need to abolish the “no-knock” warrants that caused her death, trample property rights, and routinely endanger Americans. Here’s the sad story of Taylor’s death. On March … Continue reading Don’t Forget Breonna Taylor: Her Death Shows Why ‘No-Knock’ Warrants Need to Go
Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University New Orleans Twenty-five years ago, on February 28, 1993, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempted to execute a “dynamic entry” into the home of a religious community at Mount Carmel, a property 10 miles east of Waco, Texas. David Koresh and his Bible students – who became known as … Continue reading The deaths of 76 Branch Davidians in April 1993 could have been avoided – so why didn’t anyone care?
It takes a lot for me to defend a liberal Democrat, but the case against New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez is just another sleazy, politically-motivated attack by the so-called "Justice Department" and the misnamed "Public Integrity Section." I said two and a half years ago, after reading the indictment, this was a political hit job … Continue reading Bob Menendez is right. It’s time to start arresting Justice Department officials.