Thursday, December 14, 2017

Justice

Mundane Lives Don’t Matter, So Don’t Try to Exercise Your Rights

In every encounter between a police officer and a citizen, only one life matters to the former – and it isn’t the latter. “Follow the commands of a police officer or risk dying,” snarled Major...

The Right to Resist and the Vindication of Julius Holmes

Julius Holmes was in his Macon, Georgia apartment cooking dinner when Officer Rogers arrived to arrest him. “I’ll be damned if you will,” Holmes hissed, making a furtive move toward a handgun he had placed...

Victimless-Crime Laws Breed Police Violence

As long as the police are charged with detecting and stopping consensual transactions -- concerning, for example, drugs, guns, gambling, sex, and untaxed cigarettes and CDs -- tension and violence will continue. Abolishing victimless-crime...

Take the Fifth — And Face Life Imprisonment Without a Trial

Philadelphia resident Francis Rawls has been in solitary confinement for seven months, despite the fact that he has not been accused of a crime – let alone convicted of one. He may spend the...
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