Posts Tagged police state

Is Privacy Overrated?

According to Seventh Circuit federal appellate Judge Richard Posner, it is. He writes that privacy in the 21st century, at least in the specific context of public spaces and constantly recording surveillance cameras, is essentially an archaic and indeed dangerous notion. He even broadens this concept by agreeing with former New York City Mayor Michael […]

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Police Misconduct Is Not (Usually) About Race

Much and more has been discussed in recent months regarding the alleged racist nature of police incidences that result in the abuse or deaths of civilians, notably exemplified of late by the case of Eric Garner in New York City. This assumed premise of racial prejudice on the part of police, however, is a fundamentally […]

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An Absence of Justice Is Injustice

This is another anecdotal example of why a growing perception of unaccountability exists for government actors generally, and particularly for law enforcement officials. A Staten Island grand jury today opted not to indict New York Police Department Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the death of Eric Garner, a man who was confronted by city police for […]

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Policing the Police

Citizen Pulls Cop Over, Gives Warning. – Gavin Seim If law enforcement officers will not police themselves, then they have no moral high ground to occupy when civilians police them instead. What is good for the goose is good for the gander, after all.

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Oklahoma Police Captain Publicly Displays His Imbecility

About a month ago, I discussed general public perceptions of everyday law enforcement in America and how they appear to be growing more resentful. In that post, I particularly called out a fallacious rationale generally offered up for police misbehavior, specifically including unnecessary and unwarranted violence. It would seem that simply being illogical and unethical […]

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Why the (Perceived) Growing Resentment toward Law Enforcement?

The tragic and largely still unclear events that recently unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri have once again catalyzed a very important social discussion regarding the role and nature of law enforcement in modern America. Clearly, as evidenced by a growing resentment generally aimed, rightly or wrongly, at police by many citizens of all walks of life, […]

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The Wisconsin Police State Must Be Bored

Well thank God for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources – working diligently to protect us from the proliferation of those malevolent, drug-smuggling, radical Islamist fawns whose sole objective is to destroy society. This story is far too stupid to make up.

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