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In the News

Are police too quick to call SWAT team?

with Joseph D. McNamaravia News and Observer (NC)
Monday, January 8, 2007

It's a cop's nightmare moment: that flashing decision to squeeze the trigger, fire at a perceived threat -- and be dead wrong...

In the News

Fatalities from Drunken Driving-

by Gary S. Beckervia Becker-Posner Blog
Sunday, December 24, 2006

One of the most disturbing aspects of the holiday season is the sharp rise in automobile fatalities, in part due to drunk driving from overdrinking at parties and other celebrations...

In the News

Emergency Forces

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Star-News
Friday, December 22, 2006

Two years after its creation, the Leland Police Department's SWAT team still awaits its first hostage rescue, high-risk narcotics arrest or any of the other scenarios envisioned in its mission...

In the News

Technophobes and cell phones

with Henry I. Millervia Scripps Howard News Service
Friday, December 8, 2006

Cell phones can ring annoyingly during speeches and cause people to drive like drunks, and there's more bad news on top of that for trial lawyers planning to siphon off some of the wireless industry's billions through liability lawsuits...

In the News

Sheriff tops LAPD in new hires

with Joseph D. McNamaravia Los Angeles Times
Friday, December 1, 2006

For the first time in several years, both the LAPD and Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have ample war chests to hire more officers — but Sheriff Lee Baca is leaving Chief William J. Bratton in the dust...

In the News

Putting Them Away

with Milton Friedmanvia Investor's Business Daily
Friday, December 1, 2006

Two federal reports released this fall support the common-sense argument that America is safer because more criminals are behind bars...

Analysis and Commentary

50 Shots

by Joseph D. McNamaravia Wall Street Journal
Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Around 4 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 25, several New York City police officers in plain clothes fired an estimated 50 shots at a car, wounding two black men and killing a third, 23-year-old Sean Bell...

In the News

Causes of Crime

via Cafe Hayek
Monday, November 27, 2006

The Washington Post finds it surprising that crime rates in New York City have dropped while the prison population has declined...

In the News

Friedman's Work in New York

via New York Sun
Monday, November 20, 2006

Milton Friedman's death has brought forth a flood of appropriate tribute for this great and good economist who was able to use ideas to change the world...

Analysis and Commentary

Rethinking Illegal Immigration

by Victor Davis Hansonvia Tribune Media Services
Friday, November 10, 2006

Now that the bitter election season is over, both parties will have to return to the explosive issue of illegal immigration...


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