Michael Bloomberg wants an armed police force at Johns Hopkins University institutions in Baltimore. Not a good idea, according to the evidence. Better jobs, better access to education, and investments in the community will go further to stop violence than more cops and more guns, and more segregation.
There's a bill in the Maryland State Assembly that will allow Johns Hopkins University to have its own police force. From The Baltimore Sun: "The legislation already has the backing of several Baltimore lawmakers, who said it will increase safety in the city without costing taxpayer dollars. Hopkins officials said Monday in a message to [...]
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 [...]
What makes good community policing? Is it more than just driving around, responding to calls? And what can the population do to help the process of interacting with the police? Too many questions.
I went for a walk with some fellow students and the Baltimore City PD. It was somewhat eye-opening to see that Baltimore has as many solutions as it does problems. Things are looking up for the Charmed City.
We live in a country where the rule of law applies to everyone, including those in power... All in theory, of course. Still, when someone in a position of authority abuses their power and hurts us in any way, we have a set of rules on how to get relief. Deciding to make a stand for pre-conceived ideas of libertarianism at a DUI checkpoint may seem noble, but is it worth it?