Showing posts with label cities. Show all posts
Showing posts with label cities. Show all posts

June 25, 2020


What the data do and don't say about policing and race

fromVolokhConspiracy: Harvard's Roland Fryer argues both Left and Right misunderstand or misrepresent the empirical evidence.
Police State America

The triumph of the country mouse

fromNationalReview: A column by the very excellent Victor Davis Hanson. Cities lose their charms when they’re engulfed in chaos, crime, and mobs — and run by virtue-signaling appeasers.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Andrew Napolitano: The afterlife of America's original sin

fromCreators: You can escape reality. But you cannot escape the consequences of escaping reality. Those consequences will be the inevitable repetition of a past we should never forget.
Indoctrination and Censorship

VIDEO: Black Wisdom Matters - The Promise of Black Politicians

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Thomas Sowell, Jason Riley, Bob Woodson, Walter E Williams and Shelby Steele look at the promises and delivery of politicians representing the ethnic grievance industry.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Was the search warrant for the drug raid that killed Breonna Taylor illegal?

fromReason: The information in the no-knock warrant application was based purely on guilt by association.
Police State America

College to remove word “freedom” from ID cards after petition says it’s offensive to some minorities

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: The students passing around the petition believe “freedom” is offensive to black students who may have had relatives who were slaves 160 years ago. When freedom is vilified, only the state wins.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Victor Davis Hanson: The Oldest Divide - Urban Vs. Rural

The freedom culture is outnumbered.  Of all the growing divides in America—red-blue, conservative-liberal, Republican-Democrat, white-nonwhite—none is sharper than that between city and country. The nation’s urbanites increasingly govern those living in the hinterlands, even as vanishing rural Americans still feed and fuel the nation. At the  ... MORE

School Choice Can Help Quell Urban Violence

by Lewis M. Andrews.       What is most remarkable about reports of escalating urban violence across America is that politicians and the media remain just as narrowly focused on police tactics in the aftermath of Ferguson and Baltimore. Even as 2015 murder rates for Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City (Missouri), New Orleans, St. Louis, Washington, DC,   ... MORE

Texas Town Sees 61% Drop in Crime After Kicking Out Cops

Private policing proves to better and costs less.   Rather than degenerate into a lawless land where criminals rule the streets, a Texas town that fired its entire police department has seen a 61% decrease is crime. In 2012, Sharpstown, a community of 66,000 located just southwest of Houston, declined to renew its contract with the constable’s   ... MORE

Even Small Towns Are Loading Up On Grenade Launchers

Cities are gearing up for war.   Custer is a nice little town in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Not quite the tourist center of the area—that’s really more up toward Keystone and Mount Rushmore—it still get its share of summer visitors’ traffic. Enough, anyway, to support just over 2,000 people, out of a county population somewhere around   ... MORE

Surveillance Sneaking Its Way Into The Cities

by Steven Greenhut. In 1966, the then-Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas warned about an "alarming trend whereby the privacy and dignity of our citizens is being whittled away." Each step is imperceptible, he wrote, "but when viewed as a whole, there begins to emerge a… society in which government may intrude into the secret regions  ... MORE

Terence P. Jeffrey: Stockton Was Murdered

It was an inside job. Were a rational person given the assignment to search this planet to find the best place for human beings to live and build wealth, he might well settle on San Joaquin County, Calif. That is where Americans built a city called Stockton — the municipality a federal bankruptcy judge just declared dead. How did Stockton die?   ... MORE

Michael Barone: An Economic Tale Of Two Cities

Central planning vs the wisdom of markets. This is a tale of two cities. No, not Dickens' phlegmatic London and passionate Paris. Nor the two neighborhoods Charles Murray contrasted in his recent bestseller "Coming Apart" -- prosperous but isolated Belmont (actually, Mitt Romney's home for decades) and needy and disorganized    ... MORE

Sarah de Crescenzo: Court Rules Cities Can't Ban Pot Shops

State law preempts municipal bans. Orange County cities fighting to keep out medical marijuana dispensaries may have a tougher time doing so after a Monday ruling affirming the legality of the shops under California law. A three-justice panel of the 2nd District Court of Appeal ruled that Los Angeles County's ban on medical marijuana is "preempted" by state  ... MORE

Washington Times: A Streetcar Named Debt

Rail projects highlight out-of-control spending priorities.    The District on Friday completed the first phase of testing for its $1.5 billion streetcar project. The nation’s capital joins big cities like Los Angeles in advancing the revival of a transportation option that has been obsolete for more than half a century. The Obama administration is spearheading the  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Political Rope-A-Dope

Political power is not necessarily economic power.    It's not unreasonable to ask how valuable the variously labeled liberal, Democratic or progressive agenda has been to black Americans and whether blacks should proceed in political lock step with this agenda. According to an American Community Survey, by the U.S. Census Bureau, the top 10 poorest   ... MORE