When he was a teen-age amateur photographer, writes Steven Greenhut, he snapped a picture of a large group of Philadelphia police officers loitering in a rail terminal. Within moments, an officer came over and wanted him to open the back of the camera to expose the film. Decades later, film is obsolete—but the fundamental issue raised that day is not. Now a bill introduced in California by Sen. Ricardo Lara would clarify that taking a photo of an officer in a public place is not "in and of itself a violation of" laws against obstruction, often used by cops to shut down photography.
Arkansas cops love this insane practice they call "precision immobilization technique"—slamming into moving vehicles, sometimes over simple traffic stops.
Indiana Said the Government Should Be Able To Take Everything You Own if You Commit a Drug Crime. The State Supreme Court Wasn't Having It.
After eight years, Tyson Timbs finally gets to keep his Land Rover—once and for all.
Over 24 Cops Raided the Wrong Address and Wrecked an Elderly Man's Home. They All Got Qualified Immunity.
There will be no justice for Onree Norris.
The FBI Returned This Innocent Couple's Safe Deposit Box. It Refuses To Give Back Many Others—and Is Trying To Seize $85 Million in Cash.
"It makes me feel like the government is preying on the vulnerable and the weak to line their own pockets."
Lockdowns, tariffs, and other market interventions made wood an expensive commodity.