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In Camden, the police union has negotiated bonus pay for cops who work night shifts. They’ve also negotiated bonus pay for cops who work day shifts. And thanks to sick and vacation day benefits, about a third of the force doesn’t show up for work each day. Mysteriously, the city is plagued by crime and [...]
So last night’s season premiere of The Good Wife was almost a word-for-word adaptation of my piece on the Terrance Huff traffic stop for Huffington Post from earlier this year. Everything from the setting (Madison County, Illinois) to the falsely alerting drug dog, the bad cop, the illegal traffic stop, the illegal search, the forfeiture [...]
From the Facebook page of the Kennebec County, Maine Sheriff’s Office. Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office and the Augusta Police Department have been working collaboratively by combining resources such as our Special Response Team. This pic was taken recently by staff at the Kennebec Journal as the two teams trained together for tactical approaches and tactical [...]
Another major publication runs an essay calling for censorship. I wonder if these speech trolls will also advocate the censorship of radical Muslims whose speech is offensive to Jews, gays, women, atheists, and just about everyone who isn’t a radical Muslim. Do they get a pass? What if I’m offended by censorship? Does that count? [...]
It’s a Joe Henry kind of morning.
“GMO Opponents Are the Climate Skeptics of the Left” – Yep. And people are unnecessarily starving to death because of it. Due to recent events, The Almighty Muhammad’s Porkalicious Toon Jihad has been cancelled. I’ve addressed this issue here in the past, but yesterday, USA Today ran a front-page story on how convicts who get [...]
Over at Reason, Ed Krayewski has an update on the story of Gonzalo Guizan, an unarmed Connecticut man who was killed during a 2008 drug raid. For background, here’s a post I wrote on Guizan last year.
I just did my first segment on HuffPost, along with one-time Agitator guest blogger Alyona Minkovski and friend-of-the-Agitator Jack Cole, one of the co-founders of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition. The topic was terrorism and the drug war. You can watch here.
Flemington, New Jersey has all of 4,500 people. It hasn’t seen a murder in well over a decade. But it does have its own SWAT team. And now the town wants to buy assault rifles for its regular patrol cops, too. Here’s a photo of the SWAT team, taken during a raid last June.
83-year-old Virginia woman shot, killed by police after she called them to report someone breaking into her home. “It’s not for the American government to regret what American citizens do. “ This year’s Ig Nobel Prize winners. My favorite: MEDICINE PRIZE: Emmanuel Ben-Soussan and Michel Antonietti [FRANCE] for advising doctors who perform colonoscopies how to [...]
Many thanks to all the folks who guest blogged these last six weeks or so: Eapen Thampy, Lenore Skenazy, Jason Kuznicki, William Anderson, and the folks at LEAP. “A full 53% of participants argued unequivocally for the opposite of their original attitude in at least one of the manipulated statements... “ Under [...]
Eapen Thampy, Americans for Forfeiture Reform Thanks to the hard work of Americans for Forfeiture Reform policy analyst Scott Meiner, AFR has been asked to submit an amicus brief in an asset forfeiture case that is being appealed to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. Below is a brief video I’ve made describing the case [...]
Via Mason Tvert, who is one of the organizers of the Colorado initiative “Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol”, and apparently is tired of all the marijuana-related SWAT dog shootings that are second nature to American law enforcement: -More asset forfeiture posts later today. -Eapen Thampy
Here’s the most important column you should read today. Oddly enough, the word poll appears nowhere in the text! It’s Tyler Cowen on stalled progress in the fight against world hunger. The Justice Department files suit against a bank for the crime of lending prudently. Ezra Klein on the carbon tax. This is a tax [...]
American prosecutors hold enormous amounts of authority and the courts have deferred to them at every step. Even when there is prosecutorial misconduct or when prosecutors bring cases to trial while knowing they have no evidence, they almost never are punished. Only the innocent, who often have to spend themselves into financial oblivion to defend [...]
In Arizona: Arizona’s child-welfare agency has discovered a computer glitch that officials say kept public records from parents, lawyers and others for more than 15 years, a malfunction that could have led to children being wrongly removed and prevented caregivers from supporting civil claims against the state. “If a case got to the wrong result [...]
Pretty sure this one is a shoe-in for next year’s “Best Short Film Shot by a Seagull” Oscar. Story here.
WNEM TV 5 -Eapen Thampy