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Caroline Hoxby: Should We Defund The Police? A New Capitalisn’t Reading List

interview with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia ProMarket
Sunday, June 21, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Caroline Hoxby joins a panel discussion concerning the relationship between Black Americans and the police, and what can be done to improve those relationships.

In the News

Anonymous Claims Responsibility For Atlanta PD Website Outage

quoting Herbert Linvia Government Technology
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

For the second time in two weeks the hacker group Anonymous has expressed solidarity with the protest movements roiling the country by targeting a U.S. police department — this time taking aim at Atlanta police.


Reform Our Cities, Not Just The Police

by John Yoo, Horace Coopervia National Review
Wednesday, June 17, 2020

All too often, law-enforcement officers are tasked with handling responsibilities that society broadly has failed to address.


John Yoo On The John Batchelor Show

interview with John Yoovia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses his Fox News article "Seattle unrest – Does Trump have the power to intervene? Should he?"

Analysis and Commentary

A Veteran’s View Of American Policing

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, June 12, 2020

New York’s longest serving police commissioner on George Floyd, how the NYPD made racial progress, and good and bad reform proposals.

In the News

Minneapolis Council Vows Police Dismantling As Protests Continue

quoting Condoleezza Ricevia Egypt Independent
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Councilors in the US city of Minneapolis pledged late Sunday to dismantle and rebuild the police department, after the death in custody of George Floyd sparked nationwide protests about racism in law enforcement, pushing the issue onto the national political agenda.
Analysis and Commentary

Roy A. Childs Jr. On Police And Social Workers

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, June 7, 2020

A lot of people are talking lately about how badly police treat minorities, particularly black people. I want to share some thoughts from my late friend Roy A. Childs, Jr. Roy, for those of you who don’t know, was an important figure in the libertarian movement from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. Tragically, he died in May 1992 at age 43. He became famous while still a teen as a result of his writing the famous “Open Letter to Ayn Rand.” 

In the News

Shelby Steele: George Floyd Protests About ‘Power,’ Being ‘Victims’

quoting Shelby Steelevia Breitbart
Sunday, June 7, 2020
Author and Hoover Institution senior fellow Shelby Steele on Sunday sounded off on the goal of the George Floyd protests, some of which have turned violent after Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody.

Kiron Skinner: Demand To Defund Nation's Police Departments Grows In Wake Of George Floyd's Death

interview with Kiron K. Skinnervia Fox News
Friday, June 5, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discusses the calls to defund the police.

Analysis and Commentary

America’s Greatest Strength Puts Its Weaknesses On Display Around The World

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, June 4, 2020

In 2001, New York and Washington, D.C., were attacked, and the world responded by saying, “We are all Americans.” The greatest ever military coalition formed to come to America’s defense. Nations — including Cuba, Iran, Libya, and North Korea — condemned the terrorist attacks. Countries rallied to express sympathy and send material support. That was then.


National Security & Law Task Force

The National Security and Law Task Force examines the rule of law, the laws of war, and US constitutional law to make proposals that strike an optimal balance between individual freedom and the vigorous defense of the nation against terrorists both abroad and at home.