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How Much of a Problem Is Hate Crime?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/09/2019

The vast majority of recorded hate crimes fall into a number of activities that normally fall under misdemeanor or even civil categories. The real and far-more-common threat continues to be regular ol' ordinary violent crime.

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Asset Forfeiture Will Have to Be Abolished at the Local Level

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Blog06/29/2019

The Federal government is not going to stop state and local police from stealing the property of innocent people.

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Alabama Expands Law Allowing Private Police Forces — And the Opposition Goes Nuts

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Blog06/29/2019

If one is concerned about Briarwood’s new private police force, one also ought to be hysterical over pretty much any police force in the United States. But the state seems to get a pass in areas where non-state entities are treated with suspicion.

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How Oberlin College Faculty Tried to Destroy a Small Business for Imaginary Crimes

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Blog06/24/2019

Oberlin College faculty openly encouraged and assisted students in destroying the property and livelihood of employees and owners at Gibson's Market. The college claimed this was "freedom of speech." A jury disagreed.

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The Supreme Court's Dubious "Wall of Separation" between Church and State

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Blog06/21/2019

How old should a monument be to avoid Establishment Clause challenges? Not that old, given the Supreme Court invented the "wall of separation" argument in only 1947.

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NCAA: Making a Federal Case Out of Private Rules Violations

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Blog06/13/2019

Federal prosecutors are now charging suspects with breaking non-existent federal statutes in cases involving violations of internal NCAA rules. But if there is fraud anywhere in this sorry affair, it is committed by federal prosecutors, defense attorneys, federal judges, and journalists.

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Decentralize the Drug War — On the Way to Abolishing It

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Blog06/08/2019

Victories against the drug war have all come first at the local level, and only then does the national government slowly back off its drive to dictate to Americans what they can eat or smoke.

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Fewer than Half of Violent Crimes Are Solved in America

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Blog06/06/2019

Fewer than half the homicides in the US end with a conviction in court. The rate for other violent crimes is even worse. Meanwhile, 80 percent of arrests are for petty offenses.

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What Social Contract? Parents of Parkland School Victims Suing Do-Nothing Sheriff's Department

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/04/2019

In addition to having no obligation to intervene to protect the public, government law-enforcement agencies are protected by many layers of formal immunity which allow them to both abuse their power and neglect their duties without any significant repercussions to themselves or to budgets.

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Why Gun Ownership Rates Tell Us Little About Homicide Trends in America

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Blog06/04/2019

Homicide trends in America are driven by deeply entrenched historical and cultural factors that extend far beyond the prevalence of gun ownership.

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