With cries to “defund the police” in the wake of the death of George Floyd, Bill Whittle says cops should stage a 7-day sick-out to show what happens without the presence of law enforcement. Can you imagine no police? Would a nationwide case of the blue flu prove effective?
“If communities don’t give that support and respect, they might find themselves without the police protection they need,” says U.S. Attorney General William Barr, the top law enforcement officer in the federal government. Should this implied threat concern residents of those communities?
A 12-year-old girl at Westridge Middle School in Overland Park, Kansas, brandishes her hand as a gun, which draws cops to the school who cuff her and charge her with a felony. Are police justified in taking all threats seriously, or did they overreact and ruin a middle schooler’s life?
The District Attorney in San Francisco will use Artificial Intelligence to make color-blind justice by redacting police reports to delete anything that indicates the race of the accused, so prosecutors will decide which cases to pursue without taint of inherent, even unintentional, racial bias. Is this A.I. decision tool, finally, the fulfillment of the Progressive dream of racial justice?
William Montanez maybe an unlikely hero for civil libertarians, but the Florida man — arrested on drug and weapons charges — did 44 days in jail for refusing to unlock his phone for police. Would you endure that to guard your liberties, or perhaps just racy pics of your partner? Should the law prevent police from cracking phones to solve crimes?
Mayor Chuck Espy of Clarksdale, Mississippi, offers to pay drug dealers, gang members and other criminals to leave town…$10,000 each from his own pocket. Is this a good-hearted politician trying to give folks a second chance, or a fool offering a bad incentive with worse consequences.
Democratic presidential hopeful Kamala Harris says she’s open to fellow candidate Bernie Sanders’ call to let the Boston Marathon bomber vote from prison. Harris says “we should have that conversation” so Bill Whittle, Stephen Green and Scott Ott get right to it.
A couple of New York Giants fans get ejected from a game for cursing and obscene gestures aimed at their own team. Now, they’re suing on First Amendment free speech grounds. ‘Bill Whittle Now’ deals with the boundaries between freedom and responsibility. Click the YouTube notification bell to get warned when we post a new […]
Since firemen don’t drive through the streets looking for fires, Scott Ott wonders if eliminating police patrols would save lives and advance liberty.