Make America (Realize It’s) Safe Again

Make America (Realize It’s) Safe Again:

Donald Trump keeps insisting we live in dangerous times…. And most Americans agree with him. In June 71% of Americans said they expected further terrorist attacks in the United States over the next several weeks. And 53% recently said they worry a great deal about crime while 70% believe that there is more crime in the United States than there was a year ago.

It may have been smart politics for Trump to use Make America Safe Again as the theme for the opening day of the Republican National Convention. The facts, however, suggest Americans are already quite safe.

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Audit of Gang Database Reveals 42 People Less Than One Year Old, 28 Admitted to Being Gang Members

Audit of Gang Database Reveals 42 People Less Than One Year Old, 28 Admitted to Being Gang Members:

Beware the gangster babies.

Among the explosive findings included in a new audit of the state gang database, CalGang, auditors say they found “42 individuals in CalGang who were supposedly younger than one year of age at the time of entry—28 of whom were entered for ‘admitting to being gang members.’”

The state Legislature, prompted by San Diego Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, requested the audit, which was released Thursday.

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We Have a “Duty” to Submit; They Have No Duty to Protect

We Have a “Duty” to Submit; They Have No Duty to Protect:

It is a long-established principle that police officers and the agencies employing them face no specific or institutional liability when they fail to protect individuals from acts of criminal violence. Brittany Irish’s ordeal resembles that of the victims in the pivotal 1981 decision Warren v. District of Columbia in which the D.C Court of Appeals ruled that it is a “fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen.”…

If Brittany Irish had been pulled over by a state trooper who demanded to search her vehicle and person for drugs or cash, she would have been under a state-prescribed duty to submit. This is the kind of “general public service” the police are expected to provide – or, more accurately, to inflict. She cannot opt-out of that “service” without being arrested and possibly killed by those providing it. Those same agents of state-authorized violence, however, opted out of helping Brittany when she and her family needed protection.

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Woman Finds AR-15 That Cop Left on Side of Panama City Beach Road

Woman Finds AR-15 That Cop Left on Side of Panama City Beach Road:

[Dorothy Collins] was walking her dogs in her Panama City Beach neighborhood when she saw this rifle laying on the side of Laird Street….

Collins went home with the weapon and showed it to her husband, Ken, who removed the magazine from the rifle and ensured it wasn’t loaded. Then, she called the Bay County Sheriff’s office….

The incident report from the Sheriff’s Office says the rifle belonged the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Lucas Tavares.

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