De Facto Drug Decriminalization Does Not Lead to More Violent Crime in San Francisco

Proponents of the drug war often suggest that if we decriminalize or legalize drugs then crime will increase.  Drug arrests in San Francisco have dropped sharply in the last two years but there has been little change in the rate of violent crime. The San Francisco Examiner reports: A huge drop in narcotics arrests citywide […]

Despite Claims to the Contrary, Officer Deaths Have Not Increased

Last week CNN published yet another article claiming that violence against police officers has “spiked”.  The mainstream media continues to publish these claims without doin any research to verify whether or not the claims are true. CNN claims that the number of police officers killed in the line of duty during 2011 has increased by […]

Officer Faces Unemployment for Casting a “Spell”

So we know that assault and theft will often not end with a cop receiving a pink slip.  So what will?  Well if you are a cop for the North Miami Beach Police Department, attempting to cast a “magic” spell may very well get you fired.  From the Miami Herald: Two North Miami Beach employees […]

Want Job Security? Become a Cop


If you spend any amount of time reading the laundry list of crimes committed by police officers at Injustice Everywhere, you may start to think to yourself, “Man, what does a cop have to do to get fired?”  Corrective counseling, short suspensions, or just a good ole talking to, seems to be the punishment of […]

“Airport Security is Coming to a Highway Near You”

Any conversation with a proponent of the TSA and their intrusive airport searches inevitably ends with them telling you, “If you don’t like it, don’t fly.”  What will be their argument now that the TSA is inserting themselves to all other modes of transportation. As with many policies that now intrude deeply into everyday life, […]

Update: KC Activist Warns Drivers of Checkpoints

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In September, I told you the story of KC activist, Michael Mikkelson, and his mission to warn Kansas City drivers of the checkpoints that he viewed as intrusive and a violation of an individuals right to be secure in their person and property.  In the course of Mikkelson’s activism, he has endured harassment by the […]

Twin Rivers Police Officers Association – “U Raise ‘Em, We Cage ‘Em”

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The Twin Rivers Police Officers Association, which is a California school police officers union, has sparked public outrage for creating and selling a t-shirt depicting a child behind bars with the slogan “U Raise ’em, We Cage ’em”.  The Sacramento Bee reports that: On Monday, community leaders and child advocates said the T-shirts are highly […]

Media Only Tells Half the Story

The headline “Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers Up Sharply” was recently featured on Drudge Report.  Once again the media gets it wrong and only tells half the story.  MyFox out of New York recently reported that: The number of law enforcement officers who were killed nationwide has jumped nearly 17 percent. Newly released statistics from […]

Criminalizing Student Misbehaviour

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The recent video of a Manchester, New Hampshire student being violently arrested for what at most could be described as student misbehavior is just another example of the police abusing young people while they are in the care of the government’s school system.  You do not have to be very old to remember a time […]

Peace is the Way: Remembering 9/11 and the Decade Since


Like many other people, I will never forget what I was doing on the morning of September 11, 2001.  I was returning home after visiting my brother and his new roommate (unbeknownst to me at the time, my future husband) at college.  I listened to the events unfold on the car radio.  The initial reports […]