Tag Archives: Police Violence

When the state is unjust, citizens may use justifiable violence

By Jason Brennan Source: aeon If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old black horticulturalist wrestled down on the streets of New York City in 2014 – you might choose to pepper-spray them … Continue reading

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America Is on the Brink of a Nervous Breakdown

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “As nightfall does not come at once, neither does oppression. In both instances, there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must … Continue reading

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Jeff Sessions Reminds Everyone Why He’s the Worst Attorney General in Modern History

“He was a racist when appointed, a racist while serving, and a racist to the very end.” By Jessica Corbett Source: CommonDreams In his last “evil” act as head of the Justice Department under President Donald Trump, Jeff Sessions reminded … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam, the Human Rights Hypocrite

By Paul Street Source: TruthDig This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Signed by the United States and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on Dec. 10, 1948, the document was a great … Continue reading

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Enough Is Enough: If You Really Want to Save Lives, Take Aim at Government Violence

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “It is often the case that police shootings, incidents where law enforcement officers pull the trigger on civilians, are left out of the conversation on gun violence. But a police officer shooting … Continue reading

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Why are Police in the USA so Terrified?

Robert J. Burrowes In a recent incident in the United States, yet another unarmed man was shot dead by police after opening his front door in response to their knock. The police were going to serve an arrest warrant on … Continue reading

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Power Corrupts: A Culture of Compliance Breeds Despots and Predators

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.”― Frank Herbert Power corrupts. Worse, as 19th-century historian … Continue reading

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Profit Maximization is Easy: Invest in Violence

By Robert J. Burrowes For those of us committed to systematically reducing and, one day, ending human violence, it is vital to understand what is causing and driving it so that effective strategies can be developed for dealing with violence … Continue reading

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