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Police Officers Threaten to Quit If the Public Keeps Demanding Accountability

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Blog10/03/2020

Police reforms are making it easier to monitor police activities, and even to hold officers personally liable when found guilty of abusing their power. But some officers don't like that at all.

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Why They Want to Destroy Julian Assange

Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory

Blog09/21/2020

The trial of Julian Assange will have consequences that are far larger than the man himself. Whatever will be Assange's future, he is already one more martyr in the historic struggle for political freedom from which everyone can take inspiration.

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Governments Will Impose New Lockdowns If They Think They Can Get Away with It

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Blog09/16/2020

If lockdowns now seem to be receding, it's because policymakers fear another round of lockdowns would be greeted with resistance rather than obedience.

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How Government-Owned Streets Prevent Effective Law Enforcement

The Police StatePrivate Property

Blog09/12/2020

“Taking back the streets” ought to mean privatizing them and enabling property owners to defend their property. This would be the surest way to end the riots.

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Where Did the US Government Get the Power to Assassinate People?

The Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/09/2020

This CIA’s omnipotent power to assassinate people came into existence without even the semblance of a constitutional amendment. It was ostensibly enacted by Congress and later acceded to by the Supreme Court.

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As Kenosha and Minneapolis Burn, Millions of Americans Buy Guns

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog09/01/2020

The foundational assumption behind the gun control narrative is that only government law enforcement agencies should have guns and that we should trust police to keep us "safe." That narrative is failing.

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The Feds Want to Snoop on Your Encrypted Data. It's "for the Children."

Big GovernmentLegal SystemThe Police State

Blog09/01/2020

Although governments continue to insist "it's for the children," we should never go back to the dark ages of privacy before easy-to-use encryption. Nor should we allow a "back door" for governments to access our data.

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How Germany's Lockdowns Have Fostered Resentment and Violence among the Nation's Youth

Legal SystemMedia and CultureThe Police State

Blog08/29/2020

The economic and social damage done by lockdowns in Germany has fallen largely on the young, especially as older workers hold most of the secure and lucrative government jobs.

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America's Riots Are Just the Latest Version of Marxist "Syndicalism"

SocialismStrategyThe Police State

Blog08/29/2020

Syndicalism is direct violent action against the institutions of capitalism, such as security forces, and especially property owned by businesses. This approach is often adopted by Marxists, socialists, and fascists as a means of gaining power.

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How Government Roads Expand Police Power in America

The Police StateCalculation and KnowledgePrivate Property

Blog08/20/2020

The case for the privatization of roads has much to recommend it if only in terms of how it would affect the power of the police to detain us, search us, and seize our property.

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