September 24, 2017
Race Relations

A Conversation About Race

July 24, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    During my police years, I generally got along well with defense attorneys. While they were careful about making any admissions against the interests of their clients, the people I arrested, we would often laugh about their client’s exploits, and I’d kid them unmercifully about potential defenses [Read More]

Race Relations

Justine Damond: A Shot Heard ‘Round The Globe

July 18, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    As regular readers know, I often write on police misconduct, or accusations of the same. In reporting on such things, I rely on what I’ve come to call my “cop sense,” which is rather like Spiderman’s “spidey sense.” I primarily rely on media reports, which are [Read More]

Nominations

Myron Rolle And Carson Huey-You: Lives That Matter

May 26, 2017 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    Extraordinary achievement should always be celebrated, and the race of the person achieving shouldn’t make the slightest difference. Unfortunately, after eight years of Barack Obama, around half of America is pretty much all about race. In a sense, the extraordinary achievements of black people are noteworthy [Read More]

Race Relations

Pay Up!

January 13, 2017 1willford 1

By: Mike McDaniel    Let’s see: there are checking accounts, savings accounts, retirement accounts, and now, a new and exciting innovation: individual reparations accounts! The Free Beacon.com explains: Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson called on white people to maintain an ‘individual reparations accounts’ to make donations to black individuals as retribution [Read More]

Guns & 2nd Amendment

Embracing The Second Amendment

December 16, 2016 1willford 1

By: Mike McDaniel    This will be a brief article. Hey, stop applauding! Yes, I’m talking to you in the back row! I mean brief by my standards—just a bit over 1500 words. Gallup.Com reports:  Americans who have been recent crime victims report higher rates of gun ownership than those who have [Read More]

Race Relations

Charlotte: The Rule Of Law Wins One

November 30, 2016 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel    The story of criminal Keith Scott and police officer Brently Vinson is a fascinating study in two starkly different views of the rule of law. In September of 2016, In Charlotte, NC career criminal Keith Scott had the bad luck to be parked near where the police [Read More]

Race Relations

The Freddie Gray Case, Update 41.3: Eternally Aggrieved

October 21, 2016 1willford 0

By: Mike McDaniel   In the Freddie Gray case, the most significant remaining issue is Marilyn Mosby’s legal problems. I am, of course, more or less ignoring the damage Mosby did–and continues to do–to the rule of law and the havoc that continues to descend on Baltimore. Mosby has been sued, [Read More]

Race Relations

The Loss Of Steve Jones–Police Officer

October 3, 2016 1willford 0

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]