Tag: Law and Order

More Rats! And Racism?

 

RatsThe left has settled on the election strategy of screaming “racist, racist, racist” at President Trump and any who dare show any support for him. It need not be true if it works, as Senator Harry Reid shamelessly admitted after smearing Mitt Romney into defeat. Yelling “that’s racist!” is also a defensive move by Democrats, fearful of President Trump showing they no longer have a monopoly on peoples’ votes based on skin color. President Trump can win bigly in the 2020 election, and put his tormentors on the back foot now, if he simply goes on offense, keeping his promises made in on Trump’s New Deal for Black America. In so doing, he can make a substantial positive difference in the lives of forgotten and exploited Americans, cleaning up the rats, and the dirty rotten rats in local and state governments.

Rats and Dirty Rotten Rats

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Law and Order, Donald Trump

Trump and Law and Order

 

City Journal editor Brian C. Anderson and contributing editor Heather Mac Donald (author of the New York Times bestseller “The War on Cops“) discuss law and order in the Donald Trump administration, how the left’s anti-police narrative contributed to his victory, and Trump’s choice to head the Justice Department.

“Donald Trump was the only person that was willing to talk about the breakdown of law and order in the inner cities and saying that that is the most fundamental government responsibility, without which nothing else matters.” — Heather Mac Donald

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How Gotham Saved Its Subways

 

City Journal editor Brian Anderson and Manhattan Institute senior fellow Nicole Gelinas discuss how New York City saved its subway system after decades of decay and rampant crime that took hold from the 1960s to the early-1990s.

Read Nicole’s piece from the Summer 2016 Issue, “How Gotham Saved Its Subways.”

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Member Post

 

This is probably impolite to ask in public, but I’d like to know if in the Hollywood television community casting a black female in the role of Police Chief (or Police Lieutenant) is now an inside joke. It is so ubiquitous now, its almost laughable. Does anyone else see it that way? Thoughts? From anyone, not […]

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Member Post

 

Ricochet benefits from its inclusion of many non-American members. Their participation helps to broaden our perspectives on various issues. In the past, we have discussed parliamentary systems in relation to the American Congress and President. Following Midge’s post about respect for law, I’d like to learn more about trial systems in other Western and/or free countries. Would […]

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Law & Order in Law Enforcement

 

shutterstock_101527405A few days ago Arthur Herman asked where’s the GOP’s law & order candidate? It’s a good question, worthy of an answer. However, I think a better question is this: how do we restore law & order to the process of law? For liberty to thrive, there must be order and crime must be punished. But the way we go about it says as much about our respect for liberty as does the crime rate.

National respect for those who enforce our laws is waning. From coast to coast we’re in a crisis. As Arthur noted, crime rates are rising after a long period of decline. Yes, we have Democrat governance to thank for the crime as well as the cultural decline which encourages such lawlessness. Cities like Baltimore, Chicago, and Detroit reap what they have sown. Elections have consequences indeed. On the right, we advocate for more Republicans to be elected to combat these problems. We trot out Giuliani and the story of New York as our text book example of how Republicans can restore order from lawless chaos. But when the law itself turns lawless, the problems only get worse. I submit that the problem we face now is not just lawlessness from criminals, but lawlessness from law enforcement. To restore an ordered liberty and respect for the police power we must rein in those who have corrupted just ends with illiberal means.

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Where’s the GOP Law-and-Order Candidate?

 
Where's the GOP's law-and-order candidate?
Where’s the GOP law-and-order candidate?

Is there a GOP law-and-order candidate? Murders in Atlanta are up 32% since mid-May. Murders in Chicago are up 17%, and shootings 24%. In St. Louis, in the aftermath of Ferguson, shootings are up 39%, robberies 43%, and murders 25%. In Baltimore, scene of the worst urban riots in two generations, law and order is in extended meltdown, with 32 shootings over the Memorial Day weekend alone. As Heather Mac Donald’s disturbing column in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal makes clear:

The most plausible explanation of the current surge in lawlessness is the intense agitation against American police departments over the past nine months. Since last summer, the airwaves have been dominated by suggestions that the police are the biggest threat facing young black males today. A handful of highly publicized deaths of unarmed black men, often following a resisted arrest—including Eric Garner in Staten Island, N.Y., in July 2014, Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014 and Freddie Gray in Baltimore last month—have led to riots, violent protests and attacks on the police. Murders of officers jumped 89% in 2014, to 51 from 27.

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