Friday, July 28, 2017

Justice

If the Teens Who Filmed the Disabled Man Drown Were Cops, They Would Not...

Here's proof that if the five despicable teens who taunted and filmed drowning man were cops, they would not face charges. This week, headlines across the country lambasted the Florida teenagers for filming and taunting...

Free the Airports!

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), U.S. airlines and foreign airlines serving the United States carry about 900 million passengers per year systemwide on more than 9 million...

Government Investigating Itself After Another Police Shooting in Minnesota

This past weekend, a police officer in Minneapolis shot and killed Justine Damond, a 40-year-old Australian-born woman who had actually called police in the first place. Reportedly, Damond called police because she thought a sexual...

Another Court Blow to Freedom

Four siblings — Joseph, Michael, and Donna Murr, and Peggy Heaver — are forbidden from selling 1.5 acres they own in Troy, Wisconsin, along the Lower St. Croix River, according to a recent 5-3...

Even Partial Drug Legalization Goes a Long Way in Protecting Property Rights

Why Even Partial Legalization of Drugs Is a Good Thing The partial legalization of marijuana has not been quite ideal. Thanks to high regulatory burdens on the marijuana-production industry, limitations on production volume, and high...

The Right to Record and Police Accountability

The New York Police Department’s Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) reported that over a three-year period, NYPD officers threatened, blocked, and otherwise tried to prevent individuals from recording them in public in the performance of their...

The Death Party is the Only Party

Content Warning: Brief discussion of suicide. According to The Hill, Hillary Clinton recently tweeted about how, if the GOP approves their recent healthcare bill, we can forget "death panels". Instead, we should refer to the...

Technology Alone Won’t Deliver Justice for Victims of Police Abuse

Before video recorders became widely available, many instances of police brutality went unrecognized by the general public. Police abuse is hard to prove when it is a citizen’s word against the state’s. But as more...

The State, Individuals, and Decriminalizing Sex Work

The Libertarian Institute's executive director, Jared Labell, chair of the Libertarian Party of Chicago, Justin Tucker, and Outright Libertarians recently hosted heroic sex worker rights activist, journalist, and proprietor of The Honest Courtesan blog, Maggie...

The Over-Criminalization of American Life

The over-criminalization of America has undermined justice, the rule of law and legal egalitarianism. While the corporate media devotes itself to sports, entertainment, dining out and the latest political kerfuffle, America has become the Over-Criminalization...