Lefty biweekly In These Times features in its Feb. 17 issue a set of articles on the dangers that out-of-control trademark and copyright law can pose to free expression. (Reason's Jesse Walker first discussed this at length quite a while back, in our March 2000 issue.) Writer Kembrew MacLeod in ITT discusses an amusing culture hack: he owns the federally registered trademark for the phrase "freedom of expression."
Dallas Cops Who Joked About Pinning a Man to the Ground Until He Stopped Breathing Get Qualified Immunity
The decision vividly illustrates how the doctrine shields police from accountability for using excessive force.
Narcissists, Psychopaths, and Manipulators Are More Likely To Engage in 'Virtuous Victim Signaling,' Says Study
Plus: Protesters sue over alleged mistreatment by arresting officers, a new ruling on robocalls, and more...
Recent data from Minneapolis show an increase in shooting crimes but not other crimes, the same pattern as in Chicago in 2016. The likely reason is a reduction in police street stops, just as in Chicago in 2016.
I was one of the 153 signers and am a veteran of the Twitter wars. But even I was taken aback by the swift, virulent response.