Tag Archives: Ferguson

Murder on the Rise

BY: ROBERT HAJIR Let’s be honest: terms like the “Ferguson effect[1]” and the “ACLU effect[2]”[3] are racially prejudicial against young, African-American men. These terms insinuate that aggressive policing tactics are necessary to subdue this group into lawful obedience. Without enforcement, “Ferguson effect” believers think that young black men would commit violent crimes at a pace […]

Ferguson Events Call for a Change in the Self-Defense Standard

BY MARK L. BALSOM – The recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have placed law enforcement policy at the forefront of national discussion. For the United States, a country that prides itself on significant equality improvement, it is clear that major policy improvements are needed. These changes must begin with the justice and law enforcement systems. […]