East Cleveland: home rule abuse
I just listened to the sixth episode of Serial and I’m going to be a little judgy here. If your municipality is so broke that people are driving on the sidewalks to avoid potholes in the street, so broke that you can’t imagine ever paying a realistic tort judgment against your police force, and so […]
Elections won’t stop this.
Last night, someone came by a Jewish community center in Fairfax County, Virginia, and spray-painted swastikas on the outside. I don’t want to downplay the inherent violence here and make it about something else, but it underscores a thing I’ve been thinking about a lot recently. Elections do matter. Yes, by all means, let’s go […]
About Portland, Berkeley, the Proud Boys, and cops. Why local government matters.
Saturday 4 August 2018: Portland (Oregon) police show up at a rally by Patriot Prayer and Proud Boys. They intervene in support of the Proud Boys. They blast a “flashbang” projectile at one of the antifascist counterprotesters, in the back of the head. The shot probably would have been fatal had he not been wearing a […]
Video series: HOW WE WIN
I posted this to Facebook and am sharing it here. I have a few ideas about how to turn back authoritarianism, but first–here’s what makes me think it’s even possible.
Clickbait on clickbait.
Here’s some crap that came from that clickbait aggregator site “Raw Story”: Trump says privately that a terror attack could save him and GOP from 2018 election bloodbath: report. Yeah, that’s kind of a reach. I’m not the person who says don’t share things from Rawstory because it’s fake news. I’m the person who says […]
The “Warlock Hunt” essay is trash.
A friend shared this essay recently on Facebook, highlighted by “The #MeToo moment has now morphed into a moral panic that poses as much danger to women as it does to men.” Wow. What a mess. This author is jumping all over the place with a thesis that changes every few paragraphs. It’s hard to […]
More on the proposed bias-free policing policy
The proposed policy on bias-free policing is an insult to the Court. It’s an insult to the Bias-Free Policing Work Group that committed four months to research and produce a thorough and comprehensive set of recommendations. And it’s an insult to the people of Cleveland. But more to the point, the proposed policy doesn’t come close […]
Kevin Anderson: “our collective stupidity.”
I don’t have a lot to add to this: http://kevinanderson.info/blog/a-precis-of-my-take-on-our-collective-stupidity/
My “Efficient Government Amendment”
Problem: City Council is irrelevant, expensive, and petty.