Former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger shot Botham Jean after accidentally entering his apartment in what her attorney called a “series of horrible mistakes.” A Texas jury just convicted the white woman for the murder of the black man. How can we protect cops, and innocent citizens downrange, from the flaws of their human nature?
The Trump administration ends President Obama’s moratorium on federal death penalty executions, despite concerns about racial disparities on death row. While the move changes the method of lethal injection to reduce pain — following the Texas model — the risk of executing an innocent person remains. What’s the role of capital punishment in an advanced, humane, society? Should small government Constitutional conservatives endorse the federal government’s ultimate power to wield the sword against its own citizens?