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The Heart of Order

Robert Koehler | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

He'd left the water running, flooding neighbors' apartments. He'd been running around outside naked. By the time police arrived, he was standing in th...

The Greatest Threat To Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, Ruffians, Rapists And Killers

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.16.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror.

Programmed to Kill: The Growing Epidemic of Cops Shooting Dogs

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

Almost two years after the firestorm that took place in Ferguson, Missouri, when a white police officer shot an unarmed black teenager and militarized police descended in a brutal show of force to quell local protests, not much has really changed for the better.

What's Happened to Policing in the U.S.?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.08.2016 | Crime
Lev Raphael

Another day, another black man killed by police. One newspaper lists the overall total so far this year as 532: people of color, people unarmed, people with mental disabilities. The number may even be higher.

Berkshire County SWAT & No-Knock Warrant Service

Eoin Higgins | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Eoin Higgins

In January of 2016, I was approached by an anonymous source. He said he had filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Pittsfield, MA, Police...

The Slippery Slope: It's Not Just the Unborn Being Denied Rights Under the Constitution

John W. Whitehead | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"The unborn person doesn't have constitutional rights."--Hillary Clinton, Meet the Press (April 3, 2016) When presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ...

The War on Terror Comes to Michigan?

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.19.2016 | Politics
Lev Raphael

Fellow Michigander, you might think Michigan's fairly safe when it comes to terrorism. Fourteen police departments in our state seem to disagree. They've put themselves on a list to get Mine Resistant Ambush Proof (MRAP) vehicles from the Defense Department.

What's in Store for Our Freedoms in 2016? More of Everything We Don't Want

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What remains to be seen is whether 2016 will bring more of the same or whether "we the people" will wake up from our somnambulant states.

What If Jesus Had Been Born 2,000 Years Later in the American Police State?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.21.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"Two thousand years later ... the memory of the revolutionary zealot who walked across Galilee gathering an army of disciples with the goal of establi...

Does Fear Lead to Fascism? A Culture of Fear and the Epigenetics of Terror

John W. Whitehead | Posted 12.11.2015 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

America is in the midst of an epidemic of historic proportions. The contagion being spread like wildfire is turning communities into battlegrounds and setting Americans one against the other.

The Real Issues You Won't Hear from the 2016 Presidential Candidates This Election Year

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.05.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

These are not problems that can be glibly dismissed with a few well-chosen words, as most politicians are inclined to do. Nor will the 2016 elections do much to alter our present course towards a police state.

How Do You Prepare a Child for Life in an Age of School Shootings, Police Shootings and Lockdown Drills?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.13.2016 | Education
John W. Whitehead

Who is calculating the damage being done to the young people forced to watch as their homes are trashed and their dogs are shot during SWAT team raids? What are we to tell our nation's children about the role of police in their lives?

Writers Are Not Robots

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.12.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

I was just at a party and someone asked me what I was working on. I said, "Nothing. I published my 25th book last Fall. I'm taking time off." He looked at me like I was a slacker or something. But that's not an unusual response.

We Are the Government: The Power of Jury Nullification

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.19.2016 | Crime
John W. Whitehead

Saddled with a corporate media that marches in lockstep with the government, elected officials who dance to the tune of their corporate benefactors, and a court system that serves to maintain order rather than mete out justice, Americans often feel as if they have no voice and no recourse when it comes to holding government officials accountable and combatting rampant corruption and injustice.

The American Police State from A to Z

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.14.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

The warning signs are all around us. The question is whether you will organize, take a stand and fight for freedom, or will you, like so many clueless Americans, freely walk into the slaughterhouse?

Swatting, But Not at Flies

Pia de Jong | Posted 05.26.2016 | Education
Pia de Jong

Today my kids learn to deal with equally senseless attacks and murderous individuals. Once again, the vocabulary of measurement is dusted off. They practice the difference between Code Red, Code Green, and Code Yellow, and the instructions Lockdown, Closedown, Closed Campus and Shelter-in-Place.

Post-Election Ferguson: Bipartisan Congress to Demilitarize Police

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The time is now to change the way we police America before hundreds of thousands of more pieces of military gear go to main streets across America. The face of America is changing quickly. Let's make sure it's not for the worse.

Ryan J. Reilly

FBI Study Finds Mass Shootings On The Rise, Often End Before Police Can Respond

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mass shooting incidents are generally on the rise in America, according to FBI officials who have studied the topic. These events are us...

Do College Towns Really Need Tanks to Keep Them Safe?

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.13.2014 | Crime
Lev Raphael

The people of Davis, California don't think so, as The New York Times reports this week. Their police department is returning the Pentagon's gift of a "mine-resistant, ambush-protected" motorized tank (MRAP).

WATCH: Live Stream Captures SWAT Team Charging Into Gamer's Office

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

When YouTuber Jordan Mathewson began his live stream Wednesday, playing a first person-shooter video game, he wasn't expecting to end his session on t...

The Militarization of American Policing

Stephen Downing | Posted 10.28.2014 | Crime
Stephen Downing

The military mission is to confront and kill a defined enemy. The peace officer has no enemies. His or her mission is to protect the community and everyone within it. No matter what crime they may have committed, all are entitled to the protections of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and due process.

Too Many American Cops View Citizens as "The Enemy"--And Washington's to Blame

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Lev Raphael

A sea change has been taking place over the last decade that's been invisible to most Americans. Across the country, in big cities and small towns, police forces have been turning into armies. It's taken the events in Ferguson to blow things wide open.

Respect for Authority

Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

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The Stealing of America By the Cops, the Courts, the Corporations and Congress

John W. Whitehead | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

For those with any accounting ability, it's clear that the total sum of the expenses being charged to the American taxpayer's account by the government add up to only one thing: the loss of our freedoms.

What I Don't Like About Life in the American Police State

John W. Whitehead | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

I don't like being treated as if my only value to the government is as a source of labor and funds. I don't like being viewed as a consumer and bits of data. I don't like being spied on and treated as if I have no right to privacy, especially in my own home.