Tag Archives: law and order

It’s not as catchy of a slogan, but “Let’s Incentivize Communities to Start Creatively Shrinking Police Forces, Collecting Data on What Works and What Doesn’t, and Go from There”

While I’ve always been against the militarization of U.S. police forces, and in favor of more transparency, accountability and civilian oversight, I have to confess that I’ve never taken calls to “defund the police” very seriously. When, in the past, I’ve heard people say that we should abolish the police, I’ve thought that they were […]

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Taking another step toward martial law, police fire rubber bullets into a crowd of peaceful protesters in D.C. to clear the way for a presidential photo-op with a Bible

[above: Donald Trump makes his way past a wall of “Fuck Trump” graffiti for a photo-op in front of Washington’s St. John’s church.] Declaring himself a “president of law and order” in the White House Rose Garden this evening, Donald Trump threatened to deploy the United States military against U.S. citizen in order to put […]

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Are Democrats “too dangerous to govern”?

To all of the Republicans who have jumped on the “Democrats are a danger to the rule of law” bandwagon as a way of delegitimizing protest, and obscuring the fact that regular Americans have very real and legitimate reasons for being upset with their leaders in Washington, who are essentially taking health care from working […]

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Mentions of civil rights on the White House website give way to pro-cop propaganda citing fake facts about inner city (read “black”) violence

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, the “civil rights” page that used to reside on the White House website is now gone. It apparently disappeared at noon, just as Trump was being sworn in as President. In its place is a page titled Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community, which begins like this, […]

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