End Drug Prohibition and Abolish the DEA

End Drug Prohibition and Abolish the DEA

Should government be involved in a “drug war” to protect people from themselves, i.e. their own drug abuse? Most assume that it’s not even a question. But consider some of the costs of this drug war. Drug Enforcement Administration [DEA] agents have been accessing...
Bryce Williams: Victim of Society or Just Plain Evil?

Bryce Williams: Victim of Society or Just Plain Evil?

The latest suicide-homicide shooter is taking the psychology of victimization to a new high — or more precisely, a new low. Bryce Williams reportedly called himself a “human powder keg.” And the rest of us, it seems, are supposed to bow our heads in shame and humility...
Why Violent Crime is Going Up

Why Violent Crime is Going Up

“Sudden Spike in Violent Crime Across US Raises Alarm.” So go the recent headlines. A city-by-city look shows: In Baltimore, shootings are up 82.5 percent, or nearly double from last year, the Baltimore Brew reported. In Chicago, there have been over 900 shootings...
Paying the Price for Being Soft on Crime

Paying the Price for Being Soft on Crime

Baltimore is now paying the price for irresponsible words and actions, not only by young thugs in the streets, but also by its mayor and the state prosecutor, both of whom threw the police to the wolves, in order to curry favor with local voters. Now murders in...
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

The protest chant that black lives matter appears to mean that black lives matter only if they are taken at the hands of white police officers. Before we examine the issue of police shootings of blacks, I would like to start the conversation with another question....
Entitled To Loot: Why Are There Riots in Baltimore?

Entitled To Loot: Why Are There Riots in Baltimore?

Nothing happens in a vacuum. It’s easy enough to call the rioters in Baltimore “thugs;” and it’s entirely true. But when they take the actions they do, they are acting on ideas. Personally, they are acting on their own impulses and emotions. But even their own,...
The Mayor of Baltimore’s Not-So-Freudian Slip

The Mayor of Baltimore’s Not-So-Freudian Slip

Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made a stunning admission Saturday in the aftermath of violent protests over the recent death of Freddie Gray, saying she wanted to give space to those “who wished to destroy.” “I’ve made it very clear that I work with the...
Books: Inside the Criminal Mind

Books: Inside the Criminal Mind

What causes criminal behavior? Genetics? Society? Sexism, racism? Poverty? Answers vary. People will debate them. But these are always the questions. What makes the criminal into a criminal? Whatever the theory, it’s widely assumed by scientists and laypeople alike...

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