Who knew ?? BloombergBusiness alleges that Mexican Drug Gangs were using 3 accounts at Bank of America in Oklahoma City to launder drug money !!
October 7, 2015
Justice Department to Release 6,000 Federal Prison Inmates
What could go wrong?
August 28, 2015
The Nation’s Worst State Attorneys General 2015 (From Competitive Enterprise Institute - Hans Bader)
The following have earned a spot on this year’s list of the nation’s worst state Attorneys General: Kathleen Kane, Pennsylvania; Jim Hood, Mississippi; Tom Miller, Iowa; Kamala Harris, California; William Sorrell, Vermont; Eric Schneiderman, New York.
August 21, 2015
The Utter Failure of Liberal Crime Fighters - Poverty and Progress In New York IV - Crime Trends During the First Six Months of 2015 (From Manhattan Institute - Stephen Eide)
During the first 18 months of the de Blasio administration, murders and other forms of crime trended in opposite directions. At each six-month interval over the past one and a half years, total crime has been down. The murder rate, by contrast, has been slowly transitioning from being down (-10.5 percent, six months into 2014), to up (11 percent, six months into 2015). Shooting incidents were up at each six-month interval since the Bloomberg administration left office. The experience of low-income neighborhoods has been mixed. Some neighborhoods have experienced decreases in murders, shootings, and/or total crime. Others have seen virtually no relief from their high murder rates since the de Blasio administration took office. The greatest demand for policing, measured in terms of 911 calls, continues to be found mostly in low-income neighborhoods.
June 25, 2015
Liberalizing Marijuana Use and Improving Driving Safety: Two Contemporary Public Policies on a Collision Course (From The Heritage Foundation – Paul Larkin)
Historically, America’s marijuana and alcohol policies developed independently, but each one buttressed the other’s salutary effects. Today, an increase in the number of marijuana users is likely to lead to an increase in the number of marijuana-impaired or marijuana-and-alcohol-impaired drivers. Society needs to be able to takes steps to prevent medical and recreational marijuana initiatives from increasing the mortality and morbidity that alcohol-impaired driving already imposes. One way to achieve that goal would be to lower the blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) cap of 0.08 grams per deciliter (g/dL) from 0.08 g/dL to 0.05 g/dL or lower for everyone who is a registered medical marijuana patient, or even across the board. That response might be only a small step toward improving highway safety, but it certainly would be a useful one.
May 04, 2015
Baltimore’s Real Police Problem
The recent unrest in Baltimore has been dominating the headlines. But the real story is less about the particulars of the gruesome death of Freddie Gray and more about the set of policies that have increased the odds of such tragedies happening. These policies cover a broad range of issues, from police practices to public education. But they all bear the mark of progressive thinking, which has reduced the legitimate prospects for advancement and increased the odds of social disruption. In Baltimore, the government is confronted with a choice between two constituencies: unions and people in need. The tragedy of the modern progressive movement is that it prioritizes the former at the expense of the latter. The people of Baltimore deserve better. They deserve a decent education and a safe place to live.
May 3, 2015
The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing
It appears that the game plan for Baltimore was already written back in March when some of the big-government types decided that we needed to use some of these events to put local policing under Washington bureaucrats.
The professional grievance crowd has all of the Marxist planets aligned. They have the DNC approved black female mayor Stephanie Rawlings; they have their rock star activist attorney Marilyn Mosby, and they have a strategically planned opportunity to win by losing. (Obviously, oblivious to the 10th Amendment to the Constitution)
January 8, 2015
Why We Need Broken Windows Policing
Critics have posed a variety of arguments against Broken Windows. Some assert that it is synonymous with the controversial patrol tactic known as “stop, question, and frisk.” Others allege that Broken Windows is discriminatory, used as a tool to target minorities. Some academics claim that Broken Windows has no effect on serious crime and that demographic and economic causes better explain the reductions in crime in New York and across the United States. Still other critics suggest that order-maintenance policing leads to over-incarceration or tries to impose a white middle-class morality on urban populations. It is rare to have the opportunity and space to correct all the misconceptions and misrepresentations embedded in such charges. We will counter them here, one by one.
Black Lives Matter (93% of black murders are committed by other blacks)
Homicide Trends in the United States, 1980-2008
This report contains a series of tables and figures that
describe homicide patterns and trends in the United
States from 1980 through 2008. It also includes overall homicide rates for 2009 and 2010 (for which detailed data are not yet available).