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Myth vs. Fact in Police Reform: How Progressives Make the Perfect the Enemy of the Good

In a piece published yesterday, Ta-Nehisi Coates argues that police are used as a backstop of force to deal with social problems they are ill-equipped to handle. But in making this case, Coates makes the perfect the enemy of the good, choosing systemic solutions he never even articulates over the practical one most people already agree on: body cameras.

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Maher Wonders Why Shooting People In the Ankles Won’t Work

Bill Maher expressed skepticism at arguments that training police to shoot people in the legs or ankles wouldn’t work on Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time.” In a discussion on the Walter Scott killing, which Maher blamed in part on

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Sheriff Clarke: How Is Al Sharpton Not In Jail?

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke (D) wondered how Al Sharpton has avoided going to prison for tax evasion on Thursday’s “Your World With Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel. “I’m trying to figure out why Al Sharpton isn’t in

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Sheriff David Clarke: Why Isn’t Al Sharpton in prison?

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke appeared on Fox News discussing a push by Al Sharpton for new federal police laws following the recent South Carolina killing of Walter Scott, a black man, by a white police officer.

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Clyburn Blames ALEC For ‘Climate’ That Caused SC Shooting

Representative James Clyburn (D-SC) blamed the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and stand your ground, voter ID, and redistricting laws for creating the “climate” that led to the killing of Walter Scott on Wednesday’s “Hardball” on MSNBC. While Clyburn thanked