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There's a Man in Your Garage Oct. 29, 2020

Susan Estrich

I live in a nice neighborhood of single-family homes. There's a market down the block where you see ... Read More

Crime, the Police and Reality Sep. 24, 2020

Froma Harrop

Here's a policing story with a happy ending: Deputies in Deltona, Florida, recently stopped a black ... Read More

Trying to Remember a Murdered Mother Aug. 22, 2020

Diane Dimond

On or around Sept. 3, Samuel Ayala will walk out of the Fishkill Correctional Facility in Dutchess C... Read More

The Harris Problem Aug. 14, 2020

Erick Erickson

With the announcement of Sen. Kamala Harris as Joe Biden's vice presidential pick, Democrats and the... Read More

Civil Forfeiture: When Cops Act Like Robbers Jul. 18, 2020

Corey Friedman

Without accusing him of a crime, police took Robert Reeves' car, his two cellphones and all the cash... Read More

How Police and Prisons Blocked Black Progress Jul. 09, 2020

Steve Chapman

Thirty years ago, African Americans were on a trajectory toward equality with whites. Civil rights l... Read More

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Citizen's Arrests May. 23, 2020

Diane Dimond

Nearly every state has a citizen's arrest law allowing civilians to detain someone if they have witn... Read More

Police Abuse Breeds Disrespect: Defensive Official Reactions to Corruption Encourage the Attitude That Troubles the Attorney General Mar. 04, 2020

Jacob Sullum

The day before Attorney General William Barr complained about disrespect for the police, Harris Coun... Read More

Trump's Own Criminal Justice Reform Feb. 23, 2020

Debra J. Saunders

For decades, a small cadre of reformers pushed whichever president occupied the Oval Office to use h... Read More

Deserving of a Second Chance Dec. 19, 2019

From the Desk of Dr. J

Following grading for the fall semester, I turned my attention to a gripping documentary that I beli... Read More

Why Crime Is on the Decline Dec. 14, 2019

Diane Dimond

"Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime." — Aristotle Aristotle had a point, but there ... Read More

Anatomy of a Drug War Crime: A Deadly Raid Based on a Bogus Tip and a Fraudulent Search Warrant Affidavit Highlights Loose Police Practices in Houston Nov. 27, 2019

Jacob Sullum

Are you confident that police will not break down your door tonight? If so, it's probably because yo... Read More

Machinery of Death Needs Mothballing as Americans Sour on Executions Nov. 26, 2019

Daily Editorials

A federal judge last week halted the scheduled executions of four federal inmates, thwarting the Tru... Read More

Classic Ann Landers Nov. 17, 2019

Classic Ann Landers

Editor's Note: Hundreds of Ann Landers' loyal readers have requested that newspapers continue to pub... Read More

Let's Make Revenge Porn an Automatic Felony Nov. 09, 2019

Diane Dimond

Rep. Katie Hill didn't have to resign, but she did. She had not been found guilty of sexual impropri... Read More

Harris Shuns Like-Minded Crowd Because of Trump Nov. 03, 2019

Debra J. Saunders

WASHINGTON — Maybe because she's from San Francisco, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris believes sh... Read More

If You Share Your DNA, Should You Expect Privacy? Oct. 19, 2019

Diane Dimond

Imagine a day when hardly anyone is able to get away with murder. Think about that. If there were a ... Read More

Facebook Needs to Face Facts on Criminal Behavior Oct. 12, 2019

Diane Dimond

Say you invented something that became so popular more than a billion people around the globe used i... Read More

If Trump's 'Bigotry' Is an Impeachable Offense, Why Did Obama Get a Pass? Sep. 05, 2019

Larry Elder

Of the reasons critics offered for President Donald Trump's impeachment, the one suggested by Rep. A... Read More

Criminologists Mislead Us Sep. 04, 2019

Walter E. Williams

John Paul Wright, professor at University of Cincinnati, and Matthew DeLisi professor at Iowa State ... Read More