Category: Civil Liberties

A little privacy and due process, please.

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In Defense Of Hate Speech

A poll, conducted by online pollster YouGov, finds that more Americans support rather than oppose criminalizing hate speech. YouGov’s latest research shows that many Americans support making it a criminal offense to make public...

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: New York Police Department (NYPD) Sergeant Joseph Freer demonstrates how to use and operate a body camera during a media press conference on December 3, 2014 in New York City. The NYPD is beginning a trial exploring the use of body cameras; starting Friday NYPD officers in three different precincts will begin wearing body cameras during their patrols. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The Downside of Police Body Cams

I’m torn on police body cameras. On the plus side, they can be a useful tool to keep both police officers and suspects in check. Police departments that use body cams have seen a...


Both Sides Are Wrong About Baltimore

Social media would have you believe that there are only two sides to the situation in Baltimore: the thugs vs. the boot lickers.  I am on neither side. Yet, I’ve been called both a white...