Showing posts with label evidence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label evidence. Show all posts

Thomas Sowell: The Left and the Masses

The greatest moral claim of the political left is that they are for the masses in general and the poor in particular. 

That is also their greatest fraud. It even fools many leftists themselves. 
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Illegal Drugs Should Be Decriminalized, Say Health Experts

by Lisa Ryan.     Current policies are damaging. The war on drugs has failed – and certain illegal substances should now be decriminalized, according to some of the world’s leading health experts. Harsh drug control policies have done little to affect drug markets or drug use, experts argued. Instead, the war on drugs and zero-tolerance     ... MORE

Why Grand Juries Are A Prosecutor's Best Friend

by Sara J. Berman.   Choosing evidence to control the outcome. Unlike a preliminary hearing, held in court with the defense side present, the grand jury does not make its decision in the context of an adversary proceeding. Rather, grand jurors see and hear only what prosecutors put before them. (Prosecutors technically have an obligation to     ... MORE

Hillary Clinton Could Face Criminal Indictment

by Sarah Westwood.    A former U.S. attorney thinks Hillary Clinton could face a criminal indictment from the FBI within the next 60 days. Joe DiGenova, a Republican U.S. attorney appointed by President Reagan, said Clinton's "biggest problem right now" is the open FBI investigation into the contents of her private emails. "They have reached a critical   ... MORE

William N. Grigg: Chicago Cops Say Keeping Evidence Of Misconduct Puts Cops In Danger – So They’re Destroying It

Destroying the evidence of long festering corruption.     With protesters thronging the streets of Chicago demanding police accountability and clamoring for the resignation of Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the city’s police union is frantically trying to destroy decades of records documenting police misconduct. As is always the case, the     ... MORE

Katie Kieffer: Santa Baby, Bring Me Coal

Solar on the naughty list. I want coal for Christmas, and not because I’ve been a naughty girl. I want coal so I can affordably power up the high-tech toys Santa is bringing me, including an electronic butler who cleans and cooks and a modern, coal-fired steam locomotive that will allow me to bypass the TSA Snooper Troopers when I travel       ... MORE

Political Correctness More Deadly Than ISIS

by Brian Joondeph.     Which is a bigger threat to America? Terrorists or political correctness? Seems like an easy answer. PC is just an idea, whereas terrorists shoot people and blow things up. But which is easier to stop or contain? I contend that if the PC movement went away, America would have a much easier time fighting terrorism. Meaning     ... MORE

Cynthia M. Cale: Forensic DNA Evidence Is Not Infallible

Some new techniques have higher probability of error. Earlier this month, the Texas Forensic Science Commission raised concerns about the accuracy of the statistical interpretation of DNA evidence, and it is now checking whether convictions going back more than a decade are safe. Despite how it is often portrayed, in the media and in courts,    ... MORE

Thomas Sowell: The 'Gun Control' Farce

Another crack down on law-abiding citizens.  President Obama's intrusion into the mourning community of Roseburg, Oregon, in order to promote his political crusade for stronger gun control laws, is part of a pattern of his using various other sites of shooting rampages in the past to promote this long-standing ... MORE     The 'Gun Control' Farce: Part II.  

Absence Of DEA Accountability Another Drug War Failure

A Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial.   Each year, the United States spends more than $51 billion on the war on drugs — a war we're clearly losing. The war has become so futile that the federal agency charged with leading the fight has undermined its own mission — and no one is being held accountable. A Justice Department review   .... MORE

Ken White: If I Just Talk To The Police I Can Clear This Up

— The Dangerous Delusion.“Don’t talk to law enforcement without consulting a lawyer” is simple advice. Anyone can follow it. Most of us understand why it’s a good idea. But too many people reject the advice because of a common and misplaced fear. It’s the fear that if they don’t return that detective’s call immediately, if they don’t invite FBI  ... MORE

Capitalism And Morality: Walter Williams Vs. Pope Francis

by Daniel J. Mitchell.  The Pope is divinely ignorant on economics. The biggest mistake of well-meaning leftists is that they place too much value on good intentions and don’t seem to care nearly as much about good results. Pope Francis is an example of this unfortunate tendency. His concern for the poor presumably is genuine, but he puts ideology ... MORE

Matthew Christ: Jury Nullification Is A Moral Duty

A power for the people.   Jury nullification does not exist and no jury or defendant has the right for an instruction regarding jury nullification. I am sure that some of you have just punched your monitors, or are incensed at my hubris for speaking the truth.  In libertarian circles, some topics get so occluded with angst that we forget it is impossible   ... MORE