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Those of you who have read this blog over the last few days will know that I consider the main cause of this nation's police problems to be a lack of competent and effective leadership in far too many of the nation's law enforcement agencies -- a lac...

"[A curfew] is profoundly patronizing. 'Look, let's see if you can all remain quiet for twenty minutes, and then we'll see if you can all go and play outside.' If even the governor can't distinguish between the good and the bad elements of the commun...

The 355 Congresscreeps who voted to continue Program 1033 (through which the military buys war-weapons at full retail, then gives them away free to local cops) accepted 73 percent more campaign donations from defense industry sources than the opposit...

Michael from Muckrock writes, "Wondering how the St. Louis County Police ended up armed with surplus military gear, and what other departments have? Read the rest...

Joni Ernst, GOP candidate for US Senator of Iowa, has served over 20 years in the military, spent 14 months in Kuwait during Operation Iraq Freedom, and as a Lieutenant Colonel, commands the largest battalion in the Iowa Army National Guard. She's a...

As last night's institutional violence unfolded in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, an old trope came back to life: America's police have been militarized. Like most tropes, it holds a grain of truth, but it's off-base in one critical respect: The...

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took time from his busy schedule to say that black women in the military could have braids and twists again. Read more...