In recent years police departments have widely adopted military tactics, military equipment (armored personnel carriers, flashbang grenades), and, sometimes, the mindset of military conquerors rather than domestic peace-keepers. Meanwhile, civilians are regularly subject to criminal prosecution for non-criminal acts—including exercising the constitutionally protected right to free speech. A. Barton Hinkle surveys the depressing state of our domestic union, where the government increasingly treats the citizenry like criminals.
He Lost His Eye After a Cop Allegedly Fired a Tear Gas Canister at His Face. The Officer Says He Has Qualified Immunity.
If the officer succeeds, the victim will not be allowed to sue on those claims.
Cops laugh about “probable cause on four legs” but the damage to innocent lives is real.
The CDC Director Misrepresented the Study She Cited To Justify Her Misleading Estimate of Outdoor COVID-19 Risk
Rochelle Walensky's gloss is puzzling in light of the evidence presented in the systematic review on which she relied.