At Guns.com Max Slowik writes: The San Diego Unified School District just picked up an armored MRAP through the so-called “1033 Program,” the 1997 that granted permanent authority to the Secretary of Defense to transfer defense material to federal and state agencies for use in law enforcement, particularly those associated with counter-drug and counter-terrorism activities. […]
“People say, ‘Now that I can get arrested any time I let my child play outside or walk to school, I won’t do it. And that’s the opposite of what Free Range Kids is about,” says Lenore Skenazy, proprietor of the blog FreeRangeKids.com. She adds, “Free Range Kids is about getting so many kids outside, […]
Pirates. Most of us grew up with tales of pirates plundering islands and ships. More recently we have witnessed piracy off the coast of Somalia. Now we are seeing piracy right here in America- on our roadways. The Washington Post cover the victimization of drivers by police who have their cash seized though they have […]
There is growing uproar from democrats and republicans over the waste and exuberance of a Pentagon program that has led to the militarization of local police forces. At WSJ Andrew Grossman covers the groundswell: Senators on Tuesday criticized federal programs that outfit police departments with military gear, saying they waste funds and sow mistrust between law enforcement […]
Jack Cole, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), explains the perverse law enforcement and black market incentives put in to play as the drug war escalated. via FOX NEWS: Ex-Cop Explains Drug War Incentives – YouTube.
Cheryl K. Chumley (author of Police State U.S.A.) explains the state of policing in America today. [emailpetition id=”7″] via John Stossel – Police State USA – YouTube.
From YouTube description: On August 9th, 2014 a white police officer, Darren Wilson, shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri. The death of Brown fueled days of unrest in Ferguson. Protestors took to the streets and were met with heavily armed police officers in armored vehicles. It wasn’t long before […]
If you are for gun control, then you are not against guns, because the guns will be needed to disarm people. So it’s not that you are anti-gun. You’ll need the police’s guns to take away other people’s guns. So you are very pro-gun, you just believe that only the Government (which is, of course, […]
Radley Balko documents revenue farming in St. Louis. This regularly occurs on the Treasure Coast as victims are abused by police when arrested with the only charge being resisting arrest. Post Opinions blogger Radley Balko visited St. Louis, Mo. where some defense lawyers say their clients are being ticketed for minor offenses in order to […]
By Rachel Bevins: The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was formed under the Bush Administration in 2002, as a response to 9/11. In 2014, the DHS has 240,000 employees, and among other things, it is responsible for giving police departments grants for military equipment. Grants given to local police departments from the DHS […]