Tag: #ferguson

The St. Louis Police Officers Association and the First Amendment

Ah, freedom of speech. Wars have been fought when voices have been silenced or when grievances have not been heard. The neat thing about the First Amendment is that it restricts the government from acting against people for saying, writing, or otherwise expressing an opinion that runs afoul of those in power. In essence, there is very little that the government…

Dealing in absolutes

By now you’ve probably heard about the grand jury’s decision on the case of the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. If you haven’t, then the odds are good that you live under a rock or in a very far away place. Basically, the grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer who shot a black teenager.…