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“Defund the Police”? Start by Repealing the Laws

Mises Institute, June 23, 2020 Repealing Useless and Abusive Laws Might Do More Good Than “Defunding” the Police by James Bovard “Defund the Police” is the latest rallying cry for protestors in many cities across the nation. Many activists, enraged by the brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police, are calling for completely disbanding the police, […]

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USA TODAY: Presidents Perennially Ignored Federal Law on Police Carnage

USA TODAY, June 11, 2020 Under four presidents, the Feds neglected duty to collect statistics on police killings Why has the Justice Department failed to follow a law from 1994? by James Bovard The brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police has been condemned by former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama. […]

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Minneapolis Killing is Summons to End Police Tyranny Nationwide

American Conservative, May 30, 2020 Cops Kill Because We Gave Them The Legal Framework to Do It Rather than burning and looting, protesters should turn their ire on lawmakers and judges who facilitate police immunity. George Floyd moments before his death in Minneapolis on Memorial Day (Twitter) by Jim Bovard The brutal Minneapolis police killing […]

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MP3 Duncan Lemp Killing and Coverup on Tampa Radio

Radio host David Gornoski and I discussed the Duncan Lemp killing and coverup on his show yesterday on Newstalk Florida 1040 AM in Tampa Bay.  David had excellent questions on how the Montgomery County Police could launch a fatal 4:30 a.m. attack on a peaceful home and thus far avoid answering any questions or disclosing […]

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The Battle in Seattle 20 Years Ago: Clinton’s Protectionist Legacy

Reasonable folks are naturally appalled at the trade rhetoric and trade wars coming out of the Trump White House.   Trump is sometimes portrayed as a shocking deviation from U.S. government support for free trade.  In reality, Bill Clinton’s trade policies shared many of the same protectionist follies.  Clinton’s showboating and legacy lust paved the way […]

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The “Officer Friendly” Police Fantasy

The “Officer Friendly” Police Fantasy by James Bovard Police in Tempe, Arizona, announced plans in July for a “positive ticketing” campaign to pull over drivers who had violated no traffic laws. A Phoenix TV station reported that the police would give the people they targeted free soft-drink coupons for Circle K as a reward for […]

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