Tagged: Police


Incentive to Kill

Police officers are already broadly protected from the consequences of snap decisions to shoot; what about those who choose not to kill?

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ACLU Object to Amazon’s Facial Recognition Outreach to Police

Facial recognition software is not new, but using it in real-time by police departments has raised some eyebrows. Add to those sentiments that Amazon is behind this latest marriage of big tech and government agencies, and privacy watchdogs are concerned to say the least.


Policing the Predators

In a perfect world, all officers of the law would be worthy of the respect their positions command. They would not take advantage of their inherent power and authority to abuse and violate vulnerable people. But the world is far from perfect, and people are less so.


Alleged Cop-Killer Captured Alive

Scott Michael Greene is still alive. Which is odd if we believe what we are told about policing, danger, and fear.


Questions From the Headlines

When headline writers use questions, Burt Likko answers them. Briefly, completely, and unabashedly expressing his own opinion. Ten questions about politics, the business of news, news of business, and grizzly bears.


The Police Through Their Own Eyes

Ferguson has placed in stark relief the fact that the police view themselves as an independent authority unbeholden and unanswerable to either the people or their elected representatives.


Linky Friday No. 61

It’s Linky Friday and now you have a way to malinger productivity while reading random links embedded in wry comments that are only funny after you read the articles!


Linky Friday #57

Burt Likko fills in for Will Truman for this week’s aggregation of dozens of links to themed web randomness!


Wardsmith’s WTO Blanket Party

Presented as-is, promoted from his comment Like almost all of you, I have mixed feelings about the police. As a law-abiding tax-paying citizen with property that needs protecting, I am in favor of a...


Gaming the Police

The UC-Davis pepper spray incident has come back into the news lately. Far be it from me to ignore. Back in November I left this comment on  a post here at The League. I think it...