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War on Crime

The New Enlightenment

Robert Koehler | Posted 04.21.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

What remains endlessly hinted at about the 2016 presidential race, but not fully articulated, is that something enormous -- bigger than politics, bigger than America itself, perhaps -- is trembling and kicking just below the surface, struggling to emerge.

Bill Clinton Spars With Protesters Who Say He Destroyed Black Communities

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton got into a heated exchange with protesters on Thursday, pushing back against charges that anti-crime legislation and wel...

Law, Order and Social Suicide

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Want a ringside seat for the war on crime? Go to killedbypolice.net. A few hours ago (as I write this), the site had listed 1,191 police killings in the U.S. this year. I just looked again. The total is up one.

The Federal Bureau of Insidiousness

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

FBI Director, James B. Comey has a theory that is correct, but only in part because his clarity is obscured by his self-serving perspective.

Juvenile Justice and the War on Teens

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.04.2016 | Crime
Robert Koehler

Despite the enormous investment by governments at every level in court and penal systems, they don't work. That is to say, they make matters worse.

Should the Police Be Armed?

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.16.2015 | Crime
Robert Koehler

The cellphone video "reality footage" just doesn't stop. Black men are shot, killed, handcuffed. The shortcomings of their prematurely terminated lives soon become public knowledge, vaguely justifying the shocking wrongness of the officer's action -- always poisoning the grief.

Who Is the Real Enemy in the War on Drugs?

Michael Komorn | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Michael Komorn

Overreaching governmental intrusions into our personal privacy, criminalization of minor drug offenses and an extremely overpopulated prison are realities we've all begrudgingly come to accept. But why?

WATCH: French Police Filmed Dragging Women And Babies During Protest

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A shocking video has emerged in France allegedly showing Parisian police officers violently evicting Africans and their children from a suburb in the ...

The Gates Affair: Why We Care

Daniel Bruno Sanz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Bruno Sanz

Inheritance is White, poor credit scores, Black. A missing woman is White and a fugitive on the loose is Black.