Dr. David Mandy and his family were flying to Florida from Detroit Metropolitan Airport when Transportation Security Administration agents spotted his son Drew carrying a six-inch plastic toy hammer. Drew is 29, but he is severely handicapped and has carried the hammer for "security" for 20 years. Agents told the family he couldn't board the plan with a "weapon," forcing them to make him toss it away. The agents also subjected Drew to a pat-down search.
Journalists and pundits who frantically doubled down on their initial bad takes deserve more criticism.
It’s an attempt to bypass Fourth and Fifth Amendment protections by insisting it’s not an arrest.
What is the correct reward for the person who creates something that millions of people want badly enough to pay for it?
That's a bad thing, even—or especially—from a libertarian perspective.
Sex offender registries are cruel and unjust.