Tagged: Law Enforcement

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The Reality of The Policing Vacuum

Last weekend, while looking out the window of a midnight tram, I could see lines of people lined up outside bars and nightclubs. Their only company was the inevitable doormen, checking identification cards and...

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Did We Pass The Test?

I’ve recently been reading a couple of books and watched a lot of video clips about the terrorist attacks that took place on 22. July 2011 in Norway. I was personally in Oslo at...

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The Dangers of Politicized Policing

We are seeing the metastasizing of an extremely troublesome and worrying trend across the United States. Policing is being controlled by overtly political leaders. The protection law enforcement is supposed to offer equally, is...

Law-Abiding Law Breakers 0

Law-Abiding Law Breakers

It just struck me that even though criminals such as thieves, pick-pockets, white collar criminals, burglars and so on are breaking the law, they still adhere to a certain set of rules. Breaking the...

The Vacuum at the Core of the Monopoly of Violence 0

The Vacuum at the Core of the Monopoly of Violence

One of the defining characteristics of modern states is the monopoly on the “legitimate” use of force. This monopoly as the term implies precluded other actors from exercising defensive violence. When the monopolists fail...

Why the Truth Matters 0

Why the Truth Matters

I find myself having a lot of socially uncomfortable positions on a wide range of issues. Hiding my political viewpoints consumes a lot of effort and is emotionally draining. As I’m an introvert with...