Future of Freedom Foundation, January 11, 2021 End Police Tyranny by Repealing Laws by James Bovard “I can’t breathe,” George Floyd protested as a Minneapolis cop pressed his knee onto Floyd’s neck for eight minutes while Floyd was lying face down. Floyd’s killing sparked violent protests, looting, and arson attacks in Minneapolis and St. Paul. […]
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Official Whitewash of the Killing of Duncan Lemp
American Conservative, January 1, 2021 The Official Whitewash of the Killing of Duncan Lemp Trust us, it was a good killing by James Bovard Why did a Montgomery County, Maryland SWAT team kill 21-year-old Duncan Lemp, in a no-knock predawn raid on March 12? The county released an official report yesterday stating that a violent […]
FBI’s Newest Prerogative Shooting Subway Passengers
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 […]
The Voting Rights Mirage
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 […]
After 30 Years, Did the Disabilities Act Work?
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 […]
AUDIO “Defund the Police?” Repeal Unjust, Abusive Laws
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.
“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, […]