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Keeping the peace is NOT enforcing the law

TPOL frequently comments on police. Our recent commentary on an alternative to 21st Century policing and police forces received several comments which led to examining some of the topics in more detail. I appreciate the comments and the thoughts that … Continue reading

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Enforcing the law and keeping the peace – two different things

TPOL frequently comments on police. Our recent commentary on an alternative to 21st Century policing and police forces received several comments which led to examining some of the topics in more detail. I appreciate the comments and the thoughts that … Continue reading

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Dealing with abusive, corrupt police

Over at his website, Ari Armstrong of Colorado provides his six steps towards ending police abuses. Ari is a thoughtful guy, and a prolific writer and interviewer. He is libertarian (of, I believe, a minarchist persuasion). His steps are worth … Continue reading

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SJW Things to do instead of calling a cop – a review part II

Editorial Note: As this is much longer than usual (1900 words), it is broken into two parts. Part 1 was published yesterday. If you want a complete copy (Word or PDF), please ask in the comments, and I will send … Continue reading

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SJW Things to do instead of calling a cop – a review part I

Editorial Note: This is much longer than usual (1900 words), and so in broken into two parts. Part 2 will be online tomorrow. If you want a complete copy (Word or PDF), please ask in the comments, and I will … Continue reading

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Abolish the blue gangs?

In the month of June, 2020, the cry has grown louder and louder, spreading especially across the Fifty States, but into other nations as well. It is especially strong in Minnesota, Washington, and California, but can be found virtually everywhere. … Continue reading

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How we view police

One of the recurring problems many lovers of liberty – especially we “more radical” free-market anarchists have is how we view police officers. Cops. In the light of the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota, let us look more generally … Continue reading

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Who watches the watchers?

We all realize that there are a lot of crooked cops out there. Corrupt, self-serving, abusive of those they are supposed to serve, and more. We can push up examples of all the self-sacrificing, honest, caring, police officers that we … Continue reading

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Cop guilty of murder in Dallas – afterword

By Nathan Barton I had posted most of this commentary in “The New Price of Liberty” temporary website, on 1st October, but since there is little traffic to that website now that we are back online here, I think it … Continue reading

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Not all cops are total losers – but

By Nathan Barton It is easy to brand all police officers – and their cousins, government-employed security guards – as evil and total losers, who love to flaunt their power and ride roughshod over anyone and everyone. Sadly, this stereotype … Continue reading

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