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"Backlash Notes, Cruz Edition": Climbing On Board The Same Old Twentieth Century Law-And-Order Bandwagon

Ever since the virtual strike of cops in New York and Baltimore in conjunction with protests against police shootings of unarmed African-Americans, I’ve been concerned that on the brink of potential bipartisan action on criminal justice reform we’d see a 1960s-1970s style backlash fed by vote hungry conservative politicians. 365 more words

Racism

"Police Abuse Is A Form Of Terror": State Violence Versus Community Violence

Writing about the wave of deadly encounters — many caught on video — between unarmed black people and police officers often draws a particular criticism from a particular subset of readers. 942 more words

Lindsey Graham

Japan's Elderly Now Commit More Crime Than Its Teenagers

For the first time ever, Japan’s senior citizens are responsible for more crime than its teenagers.

More than 23,000 people over the age of 65 faced police action for unlawful activities during the first half of 2015, the BBC reported, citing Japan’s Kyodo news agency. 105 more words

JASON RILEY: The Mythical Connection Between Immigrants and Crime

Wall Street Journal — Newcomers to the U.S. are less likely than the native population to commit violent crimes or be incarcerated.

Is the conversation that Republicans want to have about immigration any more serious than the one Democrats want to have about race? 74 more words

Politics

New U.S. Attorney for Utah outlines his priorities

SALT LAKE CITY — Newly installed U.S. Attorney for Utah John Huber describes himself as a “Utah native.”

“I still live in my proud, working class neighborhood in Magna. 351 more words

News

When did the world go nuts?

As an historian, I could provide evidence that the world has always been crazy. There are scores of examples from the ancient world of deranged people doing horrible things to others. 412 more words

America