Instead of focusing on the relatively few, genuinely anti‐social criminals, our system outlaws a vast array of nonwrongful conduct and thus saddles itself with the responsibility of dealing with an enormous number of “transgressors,” only a fraction of whom are actual criminals.
Today, Sheriff David Hathaway welcomed ten new volunteer deputies ( Volunteers Assist Law Enforcement) to the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office at a graduation ceremony. These officers are a free resource to the county. In this photo, the Sheriff is welcoming recently retired 3-Star Army General Jeffrey Buchanan to the Sheriff's Office.
Ross was smeared with false, unprosecuted allegations of planning murder-for-hire that much of the media amplified through inaccurate and sensationalized reporting. The allegations were never charged at trial, never proven, never submitted to, or ruled on by, a jury, and eventually dismissed with prejudice.
Ross consistently denied the allegations (which relied on anonymous online chats never proven to have been authored by him) and those who know him never believed them. Even the only alleged victim ever identified, Curtis Green, is a fervent supporter of Ross’s clemency.
Dale Brown's Detroit Threat Management Center has had tremendous success in lowering violent crime rates, and has done so using methods that emphasize de-escalation and nonviolence. In the wake of the George Floyd killing, he joins us to discuss lessons police departments can learn from his successes.
Neoclassical economics insists that a separate class of goods, called "public goods," cannot, because of their peculiar characteristics, be efficiently provided by the market and must instead be financed and produced by the state. The Austrian School rejects this line of argument. Today Jakub Wisniewski, author of a new book on the subject, takes on public goods theory and addresses the two toughest cases: law and defense services on the market.
...is that they're government police. Is there a way to insert some good old-fashioned competition into police services?
People Are Hiring Threat Management Squads in Detroit