Crime

Why Canadian Police Tell Homeowners: Just Give Criminals Your Car Keys

“Leave your keys at the front door for criminals.”

Hate is not a Crime

Hate is not a Crime

Last month, the Canadian government detained several newsletters from the Ayn Rand Institute (ARI) defending "Israel's moral right to exist" out of concern that "they may constitute obscenity or hate propaganda." Although the government later decided that the material...

Appealing to Reason in Killers

Appealing to Reason in Killers

Police in Montgomery County, Maryland (where I work), and the Washington D.C. area are searching for two gunmen who are currently on a rampage against people going about their daily business. People filling their cars with gas; waiting for a bus; crossing the street;...

Shoot to Kill

Shoot to Kill

When a terrorist opened fire at an El Al (Israeli) Airlines counter yesterday at Los Angeles International Airport, an El Al security guard acted quickly and killed the assailant. Although two innocent people were tragically killed by the gunman, many more no doubt...

Drugs and Politics

Drugs and Politics

A tourist in New York's Greenwich Village had his portrait sketched by a sidewalk artist, who charged him $100. "That's expensive," the tourist said. "But it's a great sketch, so I'll pay it. But, really, it took you just five minutes." "Twenty years and five...

Inside the Crime: Why is Chandra Levy Missing?

Inside the Crime: Why is Chandra Levy Missing?

One of the clues in the Chandra Levy case that may have been dismissed too quickly was a call to the police on the morning of her disappearance, reporting a woman's scream heard in the building where she lived. This seems to have been disregarded as an unrelated event...

More Dads, Less Crime

More Dads, Less Crime

"America's Greatest Problem: Not Crime, Racism or Bad Schools -- It's Illegitimacy," reads Chapter 5 from my book, "The Ten Things You Can't Say in America." Absentee, non-involved fathers are the primary reason behind recent Department of Justice statistics showing...

Pardon Michael Milkin: Victim of The Crime of Success

Pardon Michael Milkin: Victim of The Crime of Success

President Clinton should pardon Michael Milken, said Yaron Brook, the executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute."It would be an act of justice--one of the few of the Clinton administration--if Clinton pardoned the man truly responsible for the economic boom of the...

More Guns, Less Crime?

More Guns, Less Crime?

In response to the tragic shootings at Columbine High School and the Los Angeles JCC, the relation of gun availability to violent crime has been furiously debated in the media. One highly visible scholar in the media debate is economist and social scientist, John...

Ignoring A “Hate Crime” in D.C.

Ignoring A “Hate Crime” in D.C.

Here in the land of pontificators and tolerance preachers, a hateful crime goes unpunished. President Clinton, our lame duck lip-biter, is nowhere to be found. Neither are the chest-beaters at the New York Times. And the rainbow coalition of loud-mouthed minority...

Dangers Lurk in War on Crime

Dangers Lurk in War on Crime

The war against crime is getting out of hand and needs to be reassessed before the Constitution is torn to shreds. Both lawmakers and law enforcers have forgotten that the ends don't justify the means. In the determination to pursue crime -- drug-related crime -- ever...

Hollywood: Another Casualty in the War on Drugs

Hollywood: Another Casualty in the War on Drugs

Two hundred eighty-six million dollars last year. This year, $1.6 billion goes from the United States to Colombia to fight the "war on drugs." "Clinton spent more federal money in the war on drugs in his first four years than was spent during Reagan's and Bush's 12...

The Immorality of the “War on Drugs”

Much fuss has been made recently about George W. Bush's alleged drug usage. Apparently fearful of a scandal, Governor Bush has dodged the issue -- with disturbingly Presidential style -- creating a bigger scandal. Whether he has used drugs or not, he would have done...

Hate Crime Laws Will Spawn Thought Police

Hate Crime Laws Will Spawn Thought Police

We should insist on the one principle that forms the foundation for the protection of all rights; that the purpose of law is to punish criminals for initiating force against others-not for holding bad ideas.”

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