2014

Shielding the Executioner: Shaun Cowley, Paul Cassell, and the Murder of Danielle Willard

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Shielding the Executioner: Shaun Cowley, Paul Cassell, and the Murder of Danielle Willard During a lengthy career that includes stints as a federal prosecutor and judge, Paul Cassell has devoutly upheld the vision of 18th Century arch-authoritarian Joseph de Maistre, who taught that “all greatness, all power, all social order depends […]

Law-and-Order Leninism

Saturday, December 27, 2014 Law-and-Order Leninism Last Easter, the Right was celebrating the Bunkerville rebellion, and the Left was calling for severe measures – drone strikes, if necessary – to beat down armed resistance to law enforcement. By Christmas, the roles were neatly reversed, with the Left protesting against the ever-growing tide of law enforcement […]

A Peace Officer Defies the “Blue Tribe”: The Exile of Officer Cariol Horne

Thursday, December 18, 2014 A Peace Officer Defies the “Blue Tribe”: The Exile of Officer Cariol Horne Not the only one: Chokeholds are illegal, but widely used by police anyway. David Mack was dying of strangulation in front of his horrified teenage sons while nearly a dozen Buffalo Police Officers looked on with indifference. The […]

Have We Reached “Peak Jackboot”?

Friday, December 5, 2014 Have We Reached “Peak Jackboot”? In 1768, amid escalating tensions between the British government and independence-minded “radicals” in New England, two full regiments were deployed in Boston as peacekeepers. Their presence was, in historian David Ramsay’s elegantly ominous phrase, “a fruitful source of uneasiness.” London tried to preserve the pretense that […]

If We Prick the State, Does It Bleed?

Monday, September 1, 2014 If We Prick the State, Does It Bleed?   Yes, these are Oregon Sheriff’s deputies, “The taxpayers are entitled to everything Mr. Esbensen cost them,” declared Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris, affected piety suppurating from every syllable, during an August 28 hearing before visiting Judge Gregory Baxter in the County […]

Why “Good Cops” Stay Silent: The Persecution of Officer Adam Basford (Second update, October 23)

Friday, August 22, 2014 Why “Good Cops” Stay Silent: The Persecution of Officer Adam Basford (Second update, October 23) Officer Adam Basford is in the back row, center. (See updates below) “I can’t get killed for this job,” observed one of Adam Basford’s former colleagues in the Yakima Police Department, explaining why he had refused […]

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Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Last Rights: The Death of American Liberty

Americans today have “freedom” to be fleeced, groped, injected, harassed, surveilled, vilified, disarmed, beaten, detained, and maybe shot by federal agents. From hapless homeowners hit by SWAT raids to pandemic lockdowns pointlessly paralyzing lives, government...

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