Police Reform

At Dividied We Fall, Michael Javen Fortner writes: “This concerted nationwide attack on police is nothing less than the gravest assault on the rule of law in modern times,” U.S. Senator Tom Cotton blared a few months ago. In a partisan broadside, he added, “The simple...

Athenaeum Event: Debate on the Future of Policing

The Future of Policing Claremont McKenna College, Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum Wed, October 20, 2021 The debate on policing has generated heated discussions and strong reactions nationwide. Questions like: Are cops detrimental to the welfare of racial minorities?...

Capital Gazette Shooting Timeline

WJZ-TV in Baltimore offers a timeline of the Capital Gazette shooting: June 28, 2018: A gunman enters the Capital Gazette offices with a “long gun,” shoots through a glass door and fires at multiple employees. Five staffers at the The Capital are killed in the attack:...

Sentence in the Capital Gazette Trial

The Fallen Journalists Memorial Foundation Leadership Statement On The Sentence In The Capital Gazette Trial: Today’s sentence in the trial of the Capital Gazette shooter is a testament to our nation’s commitment to protect journalists and serves as a reminder that...

Fortner on Crime

City Journal interviews Claremont McKenna College professor Michael Fortner.  An excerpt: Your work suggests that elites, on both left and right, have fundamentally misread black views on crime and policing, and our political debates reflect that misreading. In your...

Public Opinion and the Death Penalty

Joseph M. Bessette and J. Andrew Sinclair at RealClearPolicy look at detailed public opinion data about the death penalty. To provide a rough summary of our findings: We can divide the electorate into three groups of different sizes. About a fifth of American voters...