‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Can Work, Under Careful Supervision

By Henry F. Fradella, Arizona State University and Michael D. White, Arizona State University In mid-November, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized publicly for his backing of a practice intended to reduce violent crime that had for years been criticized as racially biased. “I realize back then I was wrong, and I’m sorry,” […]

The Aftermath of the wiskey_warrior_556 Standoff

You may have followed the situation that played out online and in Mahopac, New York on Saturday evening. Alexander Booth, a veteran who posts on Instagram as whiskey_warrior_556, put of video from his home as the Putnam County Sheriff and other police assembled outside his home. It wasn’t clear exactly what prompted the police response […]

New York Instagramer Posts Video of Possible Red Flag Confiscation Action Against Him

UPDATE: According to a report from News 12 Westchester, the situation has “ended peacefully.” It’s not clear if he’s been taken into custody. Police say that man is not expected to face any charges from the standoff. -/-/-/- We’ve been watching something that’s been playing out online as an Instagrammer, wiskey_warrior_556, has apparently been dealing […]

Chasing the Machine Guns

I try to keep up with the criminal use of machine guns in the United States. To date, I have documented five cases of an actual machine gun that was used in a crime (as opposed to the crime only being possession or transfer of a machine gun) since passage of the National Firearms Act […]

Florida Teen Who Meticulously Planned School Shooting Is Released by Local Judge

[ED: The investigation into the Parkland massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School showed that the shooter was a well-known problem to his parents, teachers, administrators and law enforcement (dozens of police calls including two to the FBI). Yet no one did anything about the problem until seventeen people were dead.] By Bobby Caina Calvan, […]