The Elephant in the Police Cruiser.

“Why is everybody supporting Chris Dorner?” is becoming a popular question, and almost nobody is answering it correctly. Karen North, a professor at USC, suggested in a CNN interview that “people have a history of rooting for antiheroes, Butch Cassidy, … Continue reading

Shock and Law: can the cops be trusted with Tasers?

When the notion was first floated to include Tasers among the tools available to law enforcement, the pitch was both simple and appealing: “a non-lethal alternative to lethal force.”  The idea was that Tasers would provide law enforcement with a … Continue reading