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A lawsuit filed by an Indiana resident who was the victim of a botched SWAT raid is being challenged on the grounds that it is “objectively reasonable” for law enforcement officials to carry out potentially deadly operations based on faulty intelligence.
Police officers enjoy broad discretion regarding the use of deadly force, as long as they can contrive some way to describe their decisions as the course of action a “reasonable officer” would follow in the circumstances as he perceived them.
Another state-level candidate has failed to cross the finish line, this time in a sheriff’s race pitting a candidate backed by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg against the incumbent sheriff.
An academic look into the driving forces behind American Federal policymaking concludes that the average citizen in the United States has “essentially zero” influence over the direction of government. According to the report, even when a majority of Americans wants the government to do something, it is powerless against the influence of “economic elites” – […]
A new poll suggests that President Barack Obama could be a key asset to the GOP in the 2014 midterm elections as likely voters report that the President’s failures make them more likely to vote for Republicans.
Protests related to the killing of an unarmed 18-year-old by police in a St. Louis suburb turned violent Sunday night, overwhelming law enforcement authorities and leading to thousands of dollars in property damage and stolen goods.
The initially peaceful protesters had assembled to demand that the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown — who, despite being unarmed, was deemed a lethal threat by law enforcement officials — be relieved of duty and prosecuted.
Administration officials made the decision to release 2,226 detained illegal immigrants — including 617 with criminal convictions on record — as the drama surrounding the government shutdown reached critical mass in 2013.
A debate about job creation in Missouri over the course of 2013 illustrates our continued susceptibility to what Ludwig von Mises called “the fundamental problem of Socialism” — the false idea that politicians and planners can pick economic winners and losers.
A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors delivers a sobering, if unsurprising, statistic about America’s economic recovery since the recession of the late 2000s: Present-day wages in the U.S. are down 23 percent from their 2008 levels, resulting in $93 billion in lost pay for American workers.
To borrow upon the famous quote from one of the world’s greatest leaders, Winston Churchill, during the Battle of Britain and apply it to President Barack Obama’s response to the Islamic threat that is ISIS: Never in the field of human conflict was so much harm done to so many by just one man.