NYTimes: How the Supreme Court Protects Bad Cops

The system is working exactly as intended.

The Allure Of Unquestioned Premises: "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz" | Popehat

" My clients who have lived difficult lives in hard neighborhoods don’t see a conspiracy; they recognize incompetence and brutal indifference and injustice as features, not bugs."

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2014/06/obama_is_to_the.html

Obama is to the right of Texas on pot legalization, by Scott Sumner

NYTimes: When Algorithms Grow Accustomed to Your Face


"Evil in Plain Sight, by Bryan Caplan"

Looking back, what will generations after us condemn us for?

In 2010 a massive Maricopa County SWAT team, including a tank and several armored vehicles, raided the home of Jesus Llovera. The tank in fact drove straight into Llovera’s living room. Driving the tank? Action movie star Steven Seagal, whom Sheriff Joe Arpaio had recently deputized. Seagal had also been putting on the camouflage to help Arpaio with his controversial immigration raids. All of this, by the way, was getting caught on film. Seagal’s adventures in Maricopa County would make up the next season of the A&E TV series Steven Seagal, Lawman.
Llovera’s suspected crime? Cockfighting. Critics said that Arpaio and Seagal brought an army to arrest a man suspected of fighting chickens to play for the cameras. Seagal’s explanation for the show of force: “Animal cruelty is one of my pet peeves.” All of Llovera’s chickens were euthanized. During the raid, the police also killed his dog.

Salon: “Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

The Growth of Justice

The growth of justice contributes directly to economic growth.