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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.


John Yoo: Chauvin Showed An Intent Of Recklessness Towards George Floyd

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Thursday, June 4, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo discusses the case against the officer in the George Floyd case.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses Defining Ideas article "Tweeting Vs. Rioting."

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Law Talk With Epstein & Yoo, #134: “A Race To The Bottom”

interview with Richard A. Epstein, John Yoovia Law Talk With Epstein, Senik & Yoo
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Michael Flynn, Title IX, The COVID Reopening, and a Supreme Court roundup.

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John Yoo: COVID-19 And Federalism | Hoover Virtual Policy Briefing

interview with John Yoovia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Hoover Institution Fellow John Yoo discusses COVID-19 And Federalism. 

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The Libertarian: Law, Economics, And Coronavirus

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Thursday, March 19, 2020

Are the policy tools being used to combat the pandemic overkill?


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