Good News: Fewer Police Being Killed

Despite the hysteria you have seen in the news, there are actually fewer police being killed. I had seen the analysis elsewhere, but most recently Radley Balko wrote about the issue at the Washington Post. The first thing you might feel is confusion if you have heard reports of more police being killed. After declaring that 2015 “is shaping up to be the second safest year for police ever, after 2013,” Balko explains: Speaking of which, it’s important to note again here that 2013 was an Read more […]

Red State Fascism: Local News Is Conduit For Police State Propaganda

From the Rolla Daily News in Missouri: Rolla’s SWAT team, trained as well as any metro team, deals with emergencies as dire as those in any big city, Police Chief Mark Kearse told the Rolla City Council Monday night. “We deal with everything that everybody else does here in little Rolla,” Kearse said in a presentation about SWAT that he noted the council had requested through City Administrator John Butz. Hostages, barricades, drug labs, serving of high-risk warrants—all of those potentially Read more […]