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Why So Many Americans Die in Traffic Accidents

Our car culture is killing us.

Illegal Drugs Illegal Drugs

Perpetuating A Fentanyl Hysteria

When belief is more important than facts

Pretextual Searches on the Interstate

Assumptions of racial animus are overshadowing a story that’s outrageous enough on its own.

The Abuse of Power in a Small Town Police Force

Not Mayberry. Not even close.

Police, Money, and Perverse Incentives

Officers are under enormous pressure–including from the Federal government–to write tickets.

Everything That’s Wrong with Policing in America

Rogue cops, racial profiling, tainted cases, and the lack of consequences.

Traffic Stops and Drawn Guns

We need to rethink traffic stops.

Joe Arpaio Files Defamation Suit Against The New York Times

Former Arizona Sheriff and Senate candidate Joe Arpaio is suing The New York Times for defamation. He doesn’t appear to have much of a case.

Supreme Court Places Limits On Automobile Exception To Fourth Amendment

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled that a police officer violated the Fourth Amendment when he conducted a search on a vehicle parked in a Defendant’s driveway without a search warrant.

Another Troubling Police Encounter with a Black Motorist

A few days late, but a story worth noting if it has escaped notice.

Supreme Court Limits Ability Of Police To Use Routine Traffic Stops To Search For Drugs

In a 6-3 vote that defied traditional expectations, the Justices have limited the ability of police to detain people on the side of the road for long periods of time.

Justice Department Finds Widespread Racial Bias In Ferguson Police Department

A new Justice Department report has found widespread racial bias in the Ferguson Police Department, but it’s a problem that goes far beyond one Missouri suburb.

Federal Civil Rights Charges Unlikely Against Darren Wilson In Michael Brown Shooting

Not surprisingly, the Federal investigation of the Michael Brown shooting is ending much like the state investigation did.

Regardless Of The Grand Jury Decision, Ferguson Raises Issues Americans Need To Address

Regardless of the outcome of the Michael Brown investigation, there are legitimate problems that need to be addressed.

Obama: Trayvon Martin Could Have Been Me

President Obama has once again weighed in on the Trayvon Martin case in a personal manner.

Federal Judge Finds That Sheriff Joe Arpaio Violated Rights Of Latino Suspects

The man some of called America’s toughest Sheriff has been dealt a setback by a Federal Judge.