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 […]
Conviction by Headline: how to we stop the automatic presumption that someone who is arrested for a crime is guilty. Resurrecting the presumption of innocence.
Starting August 1, 2019 a new law will take effect in Minnesota that bans talking on cell phones while driving. It will be selectively enforced.
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.
Here are a few reasons why you should never talk to the police, even you, you there with nothing whatsoever to hide.