Policing Incentives Matter

Policing Incentives Matter

That incentives matter is a core kernel of debate between libertarians and Lefties (ok, and everyone else). They matter in police reform, and they explain why politicians have an incentive to maintain the status quo on the chronic problems they are elected to address....
Special Revelation and Social Justice

Special Revelation and Social Justice

On my current reading list is a series of essays by libertarian writer George H. Smith on freethought and liberty. The ninth such essay discusses Deism, a form of religious belief that rests on a view of God as a non-interventionist “clockmaker.” One of...
An Honest Officer “Speaks”

An Honest Officer “Speaks”

A police officer friend of mine (then a paramedic, now NYPD) and I used to debate policing inside and out during our shifts together as a paramedic team. He was a law school graduate and an intellectually honest adversary. At the risk of treating him as a...
Corrupting the Moment

Corrupting the Moment

The BLM movement, which has emerged as the “voice” of the George Floyd protests, has chosen to embrace the mantra “Defund The Police” as its remedy to the problems and factors that have resulted in unjustified killings of civilians by law...
Goldilocks Policing

Goldilocks Policing

I have friends in the NYPD who describe to me constantly being approached by “youths” that make a finger gun at them and say something like “turn your back on me, piggie, and see what you get.” A lot of the cops have strapped on extra guns...