Urban Combat: Ferguson and the Militarisation of Police

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The blurring of the line between the military and the police, especially in the US, is now on the political agenda following recent events in Ferguson, Missouri.

Officer Caught Doing Something Cool [video]

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To the kids, it’s a dance-off. To the rest of us, it’s a reminder that there are some good guys out there.

Are Drones More than Killing and Surveillance Machines?

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How do we benefit from drones without giving up our privacy, civil rights and humanity in the process?

Infectious Male to Male Irrationality Transmitted Via Automobile

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When the driver threw the full sports drink bottle at my wife’s car, it’s as if his irrationality drilled through the passenger door and seeped into my brain.

A Day w/o Gun Sanity = A Day with Senseless Death & Heartbreak

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Sending our kids to elementary school or college, attending a political rally or going to the movies, hanging out at the corner store or walking home with a snack, should not be a death sentence.

The Terms of Real Freedom

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When corporate powers seek to destroy, each individual has the power and responsibility to end exploitation.

My Son Got Arrested But It’s Not His Fault

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Parents mean well when they call professors to offer excuses, but they end up revealing more than they intend.

The Price of a Salute Among Leaders of Men

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What have you done, today, to earn the loyalty of those who follow you?

Start the Conversation: Law Enforcement Should Not Be Able to Carry Guns Into a State Capitol Building

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Politics Editor Paul Blest thinks the current conversation about guns is disingenuous. It’s time to change that.

Start the Conversation: Law Enforcement Should Be Able To Carry Guns Into A State Capitol Building

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An Oklahoma state senator recently reported 40 state sheriffs lobbying in Oklahoma. Contributor Michael Amity thinks that’s morally reprehensible.

Guilty Until Proven Innocent: How The Justice System Failed Gerard Richardson

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Gerard Richardson was recently released after spending twenty years in prison for a murder he did not commit. Was this a one time mistake or just more proof that our justice system is failing?

This is Not What You’d Expect a Cop to Do When He Pulls Over

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If you are expecting to see something out of “Cops”, think again.

Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Biebers

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Jarad Dewing thinks that putting children in the spotlight without a solid stage to stand on is setting them up for failure.

White Men Appear Immune to Stop and Frisk, Not Mass Murders

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Despite mass murders committed by suburban white men, it seems to be only inner-city black and brown youth that are the victims of Stop and Frisk.