The Capital Gazette Shooting Trial: Outcome

CNN: A jury in Maryland on Thursday found that the man who killed five employees of the Capital Gazette newspaper is criminally responsible for the attack, rejecting his plea of insanity. Jarrod Ramos walked into the Capital Gazette offices in June 2018 and opened...

Data on the Insurrection

From GWU: Today’s Numbers The number of federal cases against individuals involved in the Capitol Hill Siege stands at 537. According to our latest analysis of the cases: The average age of individuals was 39-years-old. Individuals came from 43 states and the...

Police Reform, Now

Michael Javen Fortner, who will soon join the faculty of the Claremont McKenna Department of Government, writes at The Boston Globe: Whether the Chauvin verdict augurs well for Black lives depends on the debate we decide to have over criminal justice reform....

Black Views of the Police

Michael Javen Fortner at City Journal: In a 2019 Pew survey, 44 percent of blacks reported being “unfairly stopped by police” because of their race; 54 percent said, “No, has not happened to me.” In a Monmouth poll taken after Floyd’s death, 44 percent of...

Sacking the Capitol, Threatening Journalists

The New Yorker has previously-unpublished video of the sacking of the Capitol. It is especially disturbing to anyone who has worked on the Hill.  The terrorists rifle through documents and papers — a potential threat to national security. At about eleven minutes...