Category Archives: The Rule of Law

When The Law Is Viewed As Unjust, Running From It Is A Rational Behavior

Regarding the killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, I noted: If you believe that the justice system is not just, then the decision to obey law enforcement simply becomes a cost-benefit analysis decision, not a moral or ethical one: running … Continue reading

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The Rationality of Running Away

One question I hear and read often is “why do (black) people run away from the police?” Implicit in that question is the idea that running away is pointless, that you’ll be caught anyway. Fortunately, we have sociologists who study … Continue reading

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When Corruption and Race Collide

A while ago, I argued that racism and corruption are inseparable–when you find one, the other will follow: In my experience, bigoted and racist local governments are usually the most corrupt: you can’t decide that laws will be applied unequally … Continue reading

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Ferguson and the Pathway to Anti-Integration

While there has been a lot of commentary about the Justice Department report on the thugs who run Ferguson (run is the appropriate verb, as the officers were following orders–the elected officials are just as bad), two parts of the … Continue reading

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The NYPD Slowdown Might Backfire–And That Might Be a Good Thing

For the record, I don’t have any problem with members of municipal unions, including the police, working to rule and protesting what they view is bad policy. In the case of the NYPD, that they erroneously believe that the protests … Continue reading

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Traffic Tickets As a Regressive Tax That Targets Poor Minorities

If you haven’t heard by now, the fine city of Ferguson, MO generates one quarter of its tax revenue from traffic tickets. Here’s one awful thing–well-to-do people can buy their way out (boldface mine): Because Missouri works on a point … Continue reading

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Finally, the Federal Government Attempts to Restore the Rule of Law

About fucking time (boldface mine): The 8 News NOW I-Team has learned that FBI agents have started an investigation into the events surrounding a potentially deadly showdown one month ago surrounding rancher Cliven Bundy. It is one thing for Cliven … Continue reading

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