As California's toughest cities struggle with violent crime, we are hearing a familiar refrain: "Hire more police officers." While more cops may be the right answer in some places, writes Steven Greenhut, public officials need to consider a wider array of crime-fighting options and examine ways to stretch their existing budgets. Considering the recent wave of police abuse cases, what California really needs is a more accountable and professional police force and not just more officers toting expensive gadgets.
Let people join with the like-minded to reject officials and laws that don’t suit them and to construct systems that do.
The mom got the kid back, but not the car.
The president's final batch of clemency actions includes commutations for dozens of nonviolent drug offenders.