Politics

Loesching The Left

By: Mike McDaniel    As a teacher of high school English, I labor ceaselessly to ensure my students are not only capable of reading the words on the page, but accurately understanding not only their denotations–dictionary definitions–but their connotations–the ideas and images the words invoke–as well. This is not always [Read More]

Race Relations

Michael Brown: Eternal Martyr

Michael Brown died on August 9, 2014. Now, nearly three years later, Brown’s parents got their payoff for his attempted murder of former Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson. The New York Times reports: A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in the lawsuit brought by the family of Michael Brown [Read More]

Race Relations

The Freddie Gray Case, Update 45: The Baltimore Death Spiral

By: Mike McDaniel    As I’ve previously reported, the failed prosecutions of Baltimore Police Officers in the accidental death of Freddie Gray have caused both immediate and long-term problems for the Baltimore Police Department, and for Baltimore. Such consequences were easily predictable, and as they have worsened, the Mayor, and [Read More]

No Picture
Politics

LA Times And The Ferguson Effect: It’s Mystifying!

By: Mike McDaniel    Progressives are always surprised when their policies inevitably blow up in their faces. They have no idea how absolutely foreseeable consequences could possibly have happened. It’s always a mystery. Why, it’s mystifying! And so it is with the nationwide spread of the Ferguson Effect. For those who [Read More]

Race Relations

The Ferguson Effect: The Chicago Way

By: Mike McDaniel    The Ferguson Effect is in full force across America, and one of the most powerful incentives for police officers to do as little as possible is the Obama Department of Justice. The Ferguson effect, to review, is the reality that police officers, particularly in Democrat-controlled cities, or [Read More]

Social Issues

The Ferguson Effect: Deception?

By: Mike McDaniel   I used to think police work a uniquely noble and important job. I still do. However, I now wonder why anyone would want to do it, and I worry those that do are quickly becoming precisely the wrong people for the job. Here’s an example of what 8 [Read More]

Race Relations

The Loss Of Steve Jones–Police Officer

By: Mike McDaniel   The Time: 2018. The Place: Anytown, Anystate. Steve Jones always wanted to be a cop, and he carefully considered how to do it. He wanted a college education, but he needed to support himself. He wasn’t the kind of guy to let his parents support him forever, so [Read More]