Category Archives

Archive of posts published in the category: Crime

Metaphysical Rights

from Kevin Williamson at National Review, The ‘Right’ to Health Care, Declaring a right in a scarce good is meaningless. It is a rhetorical gesture without any application to the events and conundrums of the real world. If the Dalai…

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Knee Jerk Gun Control

For my liberal friends who do not understand why  anyone needs an assault rifle or why anyone with basic common sense would object to banning them, allow me to try and explain and offer some other solutions that may actually…

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Ranking Risks

From National Review, Theatrical shootings aren’t the problem, hysterical reactions aren’t the solution, by Kevin Williamson: These acts are dramatic because they are unusual (not as unusual as we’d prefer), extraordinary because they are unrepresentative of the contemporary experience rather than…

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A Last Opportunity Denied

From Townhall Walter Williams writes The True Black Tragedy excerpts: The minimum wage law and other labor regulations have cut off the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. Put yourself in the place of an employer, and ask: If I must…

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Unpredicted Solutions

From the Economist, The curious case of the fall in crime: There is no single cause of the decline; rather, several have coincided. Western societies are growing older, and most crimes are committed by young men. Policing has improved greatly…

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An Impediment to Justice

Hate Crime legislation adds another dimension to a crime that is unwarranted.  The racialization of Zimmerman’s killing of Treyvon Martin brought race as an issue.  Without that issue as a wedge the political play was absent.  Our obsession with race is…

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Politicizing Crime

John Fund writes in The National Review, Injudicious Criminal Justice in Florida The prosecutorial misconduct in Zimmerman’s trial reveals a judicial system run amok: Excerpts: Recall that the investigation of Trayvon Martin’s shooting was taken out of the hands of…

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The Kidnapping Capital of America

While Mexico is the kidnapping capital of the world, the second highest frequency in the world occurs in the United States in Phoenix, Arizona. All of it is concentrated in the illegal immigrant community. Law enforcement estimates that the reported…

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