The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Falling Down and Falling Apart

Last night, for the first time in a long time, I watched the 1993 movie Falling Down on YouTube, and was struck by the final line: “I’m the bad guy? How’d that happen? I did everything they told me to.” William Foster is a guy who believed in the system. He followed the rules, and […]

Crazy People Are Dangerous: Florida Man Steals Two Cop Cars — ‘Illuminati, Help!’

Xavier Cummings was high on meth and ranting about the CIA when Volusia County sheriff’s deputies finally put the cuffs on him: The man accused of stealing two police cruisers and leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit in two counties had a bizarre outburst in court on Friday. Xavier Cummings is being held in […]

Is Black-on-Black Crime a ‘Myth’?

Eugene Volokh seemed to be puzzled by another law professor’s claim: An article by a criminal law professor [April 22] in the Columbus Dispatch included this assertion: “The reality is that Black-on-Black crime is a myth, and that Black and white people routinely commit crimes at similar rates, but Black people are overwhelmingly targeted for […]

Florida Woman Was in a Big Hurry to Reach Her Destination: Prison

Jennifer Carvajal was behind the wheel of a Hyundai Elantra clocked on radar at 111 mph headed west on I-4 by a Florida Highway Patrol trooper. It was 1:30 a.m., and three passengers were in the car with Carvajal, who did not have a driver’s license, because she had violated her probation. What was she […]

Andrew Brown Was a Career Criminal

The shooting of Andrew Brown by sheriff’s deputies in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, has gotten a lot of national media attention, but I’ve avoided comment on the controversy because we haven’t seen video of the shooting, and therefore cannot evaluate assertions by activists that the shooting was unjustified. Based entirely on descriptions of the shooting, […]

Media: The Enemy of the People

Tom Bevan of Real Clear Politics remarks on Twitter: Hard to imagine a more divisive, sensational, context-less headline. A textbook example of the media being the enemy of the people. The story in question is by the Associated Press: Even as the Derek Chauvin case was fresh in memory — the reading of the verdict […]

Video: A Death in Omaha

Two important details about the death of Kenneth Jones: An autopsy later showed that Jones’ urine and blood tested positive for phencyclidine, or PCP, a hallucinogen. . . . Jones had a felony conviction on his record and would have faced a mandatory three years in prison if convicted on a charge of being a […]

Nika Holbert, the ‘Drug War’ and the Importance of Penalizing Stupidity

We have talked before about this case (“Nika Holbert and the BLM Myth”), but I must again address the death of Nika Holbert because one of the YouTube channels I watch regularly has featured it. John Correia’s Active Self Protection channel is both entertaining and educational. If you want to see real-life violent confrontations analyzed […]

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