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....
I’ve Known Many Chauvins

I’ve Known Many Chauvins

George Floyd’s killer, Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, has a history that reminded me of an incident and individual from my days working as a paramedic for the FDNY in Brooklyn. My partner and I were dispatched to a developing riot. As we turned across...
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...
Liberty and The Police

Liberty and The Police

The protests (warranted) and riots (unjustifiable) prompted by the horrific death of George Floyd under the knee of a police officer produce all sorts of stupidity masquerading as truth-to-power armchair wisdom. This morning, I found my email in-box loaded with half a...