No NFL players kneeled on Sunday to protest the brutality that occurred to Brian Shaw. Is that because he’s a police officer?
Once Michael Bennett shared his story, the Las Vegas Police Department began an investigation, and the meager results so far contradict Bennett’s story.
What do we do when men trained to be sheepdogs, who look and dress like sheepdogs, turn into wolves before our very eyes? What do we say when the sheepdog turns on the sheep?
The police could have moved the white supremacists to the back of the park and loaded them on buses. Instead, the Klan was pushed out onto E. Market Street, where Antifa was waiting.
Merely stating that one has a weapon in the absence of any real indicator of danger is not a crime in a country that guarantees its citizens the right to bear arms.
Improvements like body cameras and independent police auditors are steps in the right direction, but none of those reforms gets at the source of the problem, which is our criminal traffic laws.
A new health coverage plan, no matter how excellent, cannot solve the problems of dysfunction and addiction. That requires a different strategy.
Alyssa Rosenberg joins The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the last 100 years of movies, books, and TV depicting the police.
The black man shot and killed by a black police officer in Charlotte, N.C., was a felon who had gone to prison for seven years, making it illegal for him to possess a firearm.
Is Heather Mac Donald’s book ‘The War on Cops’ a corrective to Black Lives Matter rhetoric or just more hyperbole in defense of overzealous law enforcement?
There may still be time to head off violence on a level of Watts, Rodney King, or the Holy Week uprisings of 1968. Any viable solution to the problem must involve greater accountability from everyone.
As a black police officer, I found myself stuck in a balancing act from the start, like walking a tightrope right between two perennially warring foes.
‘We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers – who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all – are respected and supported.’
Amid calls to reduce police violence, we need to consider whether we really want police to enforce the regulations of an overweening administrative state.
‘We’re hiring. Get off that protest line and put an application in.’
As black Americans shout, yell, and cry that their lives matter, the eerie silence of white Americans carefully balancing causes and solutions whispers back, ‘No, they don’t.’
The police are not the problem with black neighborhoods. We all are.
An ugly news story breaks, and many people’s immediate impulse is to run interference for the cops. They should restrain it. After all, police are people, too.
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