American Institute for Economic Research, December 21, 2020 FBI’s Newest Prerogative: Shooting Subway Passengers by James Bovard Was the torrent of media editorials and exposes denouncing police violence earlier this year all a sham? Thirty-six years ago, Bernie Goetz pulled a pistol and shot four youths who were shaking him down on the New York […]
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American Conservative, October 19, 2020 The Voting Rights Mirage by James Bovard The most dangerous political illusion is that votes limit politicians’ power. Americans have been endlessly hectored in recent months to cast their votes in the presidential election. But trusting ballots to leash either Donald Trump or Joe Biden would be the ultimate triumph […]
American Institute for Economic Research, July 22, 2020 After 30 Years, Did the Disabilities Act Work? James Bovard – July 22, 2020 Thirty years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed [7/26/1990] the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was supposed to create a new era of equality and justice. Instead, the ADA often turns disabilities into […]
Here is a link to an audio version of my Mises Institute article, “Repealing Useless and Abusive Laws Might Do More Good Than “Defunding” the Police.” Thanks to Millian Quinteros for reading the piece.
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]