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Law And Order

  1. early and often
    Stats Don’t Back Up Republicans’ Crime-Wave RhetoricTurns out violent crime was down in 2022, and it’s a lot lower than it was in earlier decades.
  2. the system
    How Atlanta’s ‘Cop City’ Trumped JusticeThree years after the George Floyd protests, environmental activists are being charged as terrorists.
  3. 2022 midterms
    Apathy, Not Law and Order, Was the Big Winner in California’s PrimaryNotwithstanding the recall of Chesa Boudin and temporary success of Rick Caruso, anti-crime sentiment didn’t dominate Tuesday’s races.
  4. kyle rittenhouse trial
    Kyle Rittenhouse’s Defense Was Strong. It’s Also a Threat to the Rule of Law.The shooter’s claims of self-defense are legally plausible. But they also expose the anarchy latent in America’s lax gun laws and vigilante culture.
  5. 2021 special elections
    Democrat Wins Big in New Mexico Special Congressional ElectionRepublicans may still flip the House in 2022, but this year’s special elections don’t indicate that a GOP wave is building.
  6. politics
    The Fateful Question of How Latinos Vote Going ForwardTrump and his party over-performed with Latino voters in 2020. It’s important for both parties to figure whether that was a fluke or a trend.
  7. the system
    The Law Is Not Made for Breonna TaylorAnd its capacity to deliver justice is functionally null.
  8. politics
    The Case for ConsequencesFor the Republic to survive Trump’s presidency, he must be tried for his crimes. Even if that sparks a constitutional crisis of its own.
  9. republican national convention
    Why the RNC Must Claim Biden Will Make Life Even WorseTrump can’t run on his record or second-term agenda, so his only play is to rail against “American carnage” — even though he’s the incumbent.
  10. vision 2020
    Trump’s Latest Pitch to Suburbs: Demonizing CitiesTrump hopes to frighten suburbanites about cities as sources of violence, crime, and lower home values. But it probably won’t work.
  11. police reform
    Trump Signs Police Reform Executive Order, But Calls for More ‘Law and Order’The president’s rambling remarks about his modest police reform executive order left the impression that his heart wasn’t quite in it.
  12. what’s past is prologue
    Trump Is Reviving the Disgraceful Legacy of ‘Law-and-Order’ PoliticsTrump’s rhetoric echos Nixon and Reagan — but unlike his predecessors, he’s incapable of posing as a force for unity as well as repression.
  13. george floyd protests
    Christian Right Leaders Loved Trump’s Bible Photo OpTrump showed he’s willing to impose godly order on his — and white conservative Evangelicals’ — cultural enemies.
  14. veepstakes
    The ‘Law and Order’ TrapSome Democrats are agitating for Biden to try to get to the right of the Republican Party on crime. They shouldn’t.
  15. environment
    On the Upper West Side, a One-Man War Against Air PollutionGeorge Pakenham takes matters into his own hands when he finds parked cars and trucks with their engines running.
  16. Mike Pence Praises Notorious Criminal As Champion of the ‘Rule of Law’The vice-president gave that title to Joe Arpaio — who tortured inmates, violated court orders, and framed an innocent man for attempted murder.
  17. how simple can anything be?
    Watching Trump Try to Puzzle Out What ‘Asset Forfeiture’ Means Is DiscomfitingWithin about 60 seconds he goes from having no idea what something is, to developing strong feelings about it, to being outraged anyone disagrees.
  18. law and order
    The ACLU Will Temporarily Defend Alleged Chelsea Bomber Ahmad Khan RahamiThe ACLU called his lack of representation “extremely disturbing.”
  19. law and order
    Man Arrested for Setting Fire to Mosque Where Pulse Shooter WorshippedThreats against the mosque have become commonplace.
  20. law and order
    Obama Shortens the Sentences of 111 Drug OffendersObama has reduced jail time for 637 people so far.
  21. law and order
    Brothers Charged in Shooting of Innocent Bystander, NBA Star’s CousinThe brothers were both “documented gang members.”
  22. law and order
    U.S. Court Finds Russian Lawmaker’s Son Guilty of Hacking, Identity TheftProsecutors say he is “one of the most prolific credit card traffickers in history.”
  23. Trump’s Appeal to Black Voters Was Actually Directed at White VotersHe deserves credit for reaching out. But the more you look at what he said, the clearer it is whom he was talking to.
  24. law and order
    De Blasio Versus the Judges in Howard Case“I would suggest that the mayor look into a mirror.”
  25. law enforcement
    Police Seizing More Money Than Ever “[Eighty-seven percent] of the time the conviction appears to be irrelevant”
  26. law and order
    Police Arrest Estranged Husband of Millionaire Money Manager for Her 2009 MurderHer 9-year-old daughter found her dead in the tub on the Upper West Side. She’d been strangled.
  27. law and order
    Colorado Begins Search for James Holmes JuryIn fact, it may be more difficult than for the Boston bomber.
  28. law and order
    Condé Nast Settles Intern Pay Lawsuit to the Tune of $5.8MSeems like it would’ve been cheaper to just pay their interns.
  29. law and order
    New York Police Using Armed Trucks From IraqThey’re especially popular in upstate New York.
  30. life imitating art for art
    Trial Postponed So Juror Can Audition for Law & OrderNow if only they can write that into the show …
  31. law and order
    Ray Kelly Spells Out Existence of NYPD Quotas in MemoBut he calls them “performance goals.”
  32. law and order
    Undercover N.J. Cops Are Having Too Much FunMassage parlor sting goes wrong (or way too right).