A recent article in the LA Times described an artist who placed his easel on the sidewalk in front of a bank branch office and produced a painting of the building on fire. Several legal issues are inherent in this situation.
The recent events in England allow us the opportunity to make social scientific lemonade out of British lemons. Cameron's government should not only crack down on protesters, but also unearth funds to implement jobs programs for at-risk youth.
Clearly, patrolling the streets of America is no easy profession. When an officer pulls over a car or responds to a domestic violence call, she or he never knows what might happen. The fear of death is constant.
The testimony and subsequent guilty verdicts in the Danziger Bridge trial have exposed institutional deficiencies that encourage police misconduct and corruption. These issues are neither new nor unique to New Orleans.