Congress, Get Used to Being Near Convicts

Congress’s last few months have been filled with plenty of fear mongering. Between the ISIS “menace” and the Ebola “crisis,” Congress still had some time to spend humiliating a security guard over his “criminal history” after he escorted the president at a Center for Disease Control (CDC) facility. But politicians who spent the last 40 … Continued

By the Numbers: Methodological Notes on Police Fatalities and Assaults

My inbox and Facebook comments are awash with angry protestations about my article on law enforcement fatalities and my follow up post on police assaults and injuries. This is a charged and complex issue, and there are many different ways of looking at it, so I anticipated this. Here are some notes about the methodology I used to study the … Continued