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Ruby Ridge Killings 27 Years Ago

Playboy July 1995 Artist Amy Crehore Twenty-seven years ago today, a U.S. Marshal shot and killed 14-year-old Sammy Weaver in the back.  The boy was leaving the scene of a firefight that erupted after camouflaged marshals shot and killed his beloved family dog.  The following day, an FBI sniper killed Vicki Weaver as she stood […]

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Hate Crime Hype and Hypocrisy (2000)

Hate crimes are a hot topic in the Trump era.  Here’s a piece I wrote 19 years ago that was published in the Washington Times and (probably) syndicated by Knight Ridder News Service. The government can never commit a “hate crime” against private citizens because federal agents are almost always presumed to have good intentions […]

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USA Today: Safety Mandate Debacles Produce Widespread Carnage

USA Today, March 12, 2019 Ethiopia crash of Boeing 737 Max might be latest example of backfiring safety efforts by James Bovard, If software and sensors are to blame, then the Boeing accidents are another reminder that safety policies can have unintended fatal consequences. Another Boeing 737 crashed Sunday in Ethiopia, killing all 157 aboard. […]

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My Interview on William Barr & Ruby Ridge – Scott Horton Show

My old friend Scott Horton and I had a rattling good chat on Trump Attorney General nominee William Barr’s boundless affection for FBI snipers who perchance kill innocent Americans (spurred by my article last week for American Conservative). Barr championed immunity for Lon Horiuchi, the FBI agent who gunned down Vicki Weaver in her cabin […]

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USA TODAY: TSA Must End Sexual Abuse of Female Travelers

USA TODAY, October 15, 2018 Believe women: Apply Congress’ Christine Blasey Ford test to TSA’s female victims by James Bovard Do members of Congress care about any sexual assault that does not permit them to politically grandstand? Hold TSA agents responsible for assaults. In the uproar over Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations against Supreme Court nominee […]

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Why Government Immunity Must Be Spiked

The American Conservative The Government: Liability for Thee But Not for Me Why are those who work for the state never held accountable for the damage they inflict? By James Bovard • July 26, 2018 Few Americans recognize the Yukon-sized legal rights void in their daily lives. I was recently reminded of this hard fact […]

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David Hardy’s Excellent New Book on Leashing Leviathan

It’s hard not to like a savvy ex-federal lawyer who blows the whistle on the feds. David Hardy has been doing that for decades – often with explosive results. Hardy, along with the late Mike McNulty, helped blow open the coverup of the federal assaults at Waco. Hardy’s dogged Freedom of Information Act requests turned […]

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