What’s it All About? Let’s talk about “defunding” or “abolishing” the police. First, nobody is suggesting immediately disbanding all “law enforcement” and leaving a vacuum. But, there is a problem; in fact, there are multiple problems, with the role of police in American society. The Abolition Movement (which may need a better name) proposes to […]
Why I Take Cases to Trial Steve was charged with felony DWI. After two jury trials, and a prosecution that lasted over two years, he was acquitted. Here’s his story: Steve had had three prior DWIs which resulted in two things: 1) he had ignition interlock in his car (so he couldn’t start the car […]
Police do too much. People call the police whenever something is troublesome. The status quo, where we expect police to be all things all the time, social worker, psychiatrist, animal control agent, negotiator, mediator, EMT, and doctor (often all at once), is bad for police and for people who need special services.
When fully armed SWAT teams burst into a house, things go wrong. At least forty people have been killed when cops employing SWAT tactics botched routine, non-SWAT-type tasks, such as serving or executing warrants.