Talk show host Scott Horton and I had a rowdy 25 minute chat yesterday on the Boston bombings and the subsequent “house arrest” order for a million people in the Boston area. Scott refused to give a blanket endorsement to the response by the Homeland Security apparatchiks. I talking about how my reaction to the […]
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Police were continually screaming “don’t look out the window!” during their sweep in Watertown last week. This photo shows what happens to folks who disobeyed that order. And here is a stunning video of how the raids were carried out. Maximum feasible intimidation… So our security now depends on permitting police to threaten to kill […]
I’m sitting here filling out my IRS Form 1040 and just realized that I’m suffering from a severe deficit of idealism. To rectify that defect, I re-read this op-ed I wrote in 2011…. Washington Times, April 14, 2011 Uncle Sam’s big plans for your hard-earned tax dollars by James Bovard Congratulations – your tax payment […]
New York Post reports today that the New York Police Department sent a $1263 bill to a cyclist who was struck by an unmarked police car. The Post’s account makes it sound like the police car sideswiped the biker. Otherwise, the cops might have written their victim a ticket. The Post reports: “The case is […]
By popular demand – well, at least
To my dismay, not everyone agreed with yesterday’s article in the Washington Times. The Times printed a letter today by a policeman who believed that lawmen deserve special privileges after they shoot citizens: I was really disappointed after reading “Let’s start by controlling police gun violence” by Jim Bovard (Commentary, Monday). Apparently Mr. Bovard’s qualifications […]
This is National Police Week in Washington. The photo above is the second-most popular non-tattoo photo on my Flickr page. I took it at a DC Police Week event a few years ago. I wonder if this cop’s bike has since qualified for a disability pension.