Opinion writer
  • Seven Baltimore police officers have been indicted on federal racketeering charges, including “shaking down citizens, filing false court paperwork and making fraudulent overtime claims.” This all went on as the Justice Department was investigating the department for systemic civil rights violations — an investigation Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested was unnecessary and demoralizing to police officers.
  • One in 11 Kentucky citizens has lost voting rights due to a felony conviction.
  • Good news from Tucson: The city’s police chief says immigration status won’t affect police-citizen interactions.
  • Bad news from Tucson: this video of a police officer assaulting two elderly female protesters.
  • Colorado student expelled for raping his girlfriend, even though both he and his girlfriend both deny the charge.
  • Chicago’s police department deploys copyright law to avoid releasing its 35-year-old instructional film on use of force.