A Presumption of Guilt

For a little light reading, I was browsing through the new FBI crime statistics for 2016. There’s a variety of interesting stuff in there which I may write about some day, but along the way, I noticed a curious thing. They give two different numbers for how many people were arrested for the crime of rape.…

Charlottesville Redux

Sometimes I think I’ve wandered through a wormhole into a strange parallel universe. Once again I find myself skating on the underside of the ice. Here’s the backstory. For months, ever since the election, the left-wing fascists of Antifa and others have been rioting in the streets, beating people up, breaking windows, setting fire to…

When Arrests Go Bad

I got to thinking about the issues of race regarding the recent tragic police shootings, both the shootings of police and the shootings by police. The best data is from the Washington Post, which has a detailed site listing all of the people killed by police, which begins in 2015 and goes to the present.…

Obstruction of Injustice

A few months ago (which these days upon reconsideration sometimes turns out to be a few years ago …) I heard a fascinating tape on PBS, the Public Broadcasting System. It was a recording of President Lyndon Johnson, known as LBJ, and J. Edgar Hoover, the head of the FBI. The conversation occurred in the…

Tucker, Brit, and Jim

When I saw James Comey’s testimony before Congress on Monday, I immediately noted and wrote about the bizarre situation laid out in the cartoon below. The backstory was that President Trump had somehow figured out that the Obama Administration had been spying on him during the campaign. So as is his wont, he tweeted about…

The First Detainer Report

As required by President Trump, the Justice Department has just issued the first of a regular series of Detainer Reports. Since these numbers were never collected by Then-President Obama, this is the very first time that we have an accurate and detailed view of the size and nature of the problem. The report lists all…

Undocumented Leaseholders

I lived and worked overseas for a total of about eighteen years. If I had ever worked illegally in any of those foreign countries and if I’d been discovered, whatever country I was working in would have put me on a plane and sent me home immediately. Same thing would have happened if I were in…