Woke Cities: Blaming the Crime Victims—Again!

Woke Cities: Blaming the Crime Victims—Again!

By Steve Pomper What began as a steadily growing phenomenon across blue America has become a radical woke pastime: blame/punish crime victims and innocent law abiders for criminals’ actions. Innocent people are being punished for crimes committed against them, punished for crimes thugs with guns commit against other people, and now, corporations blamed/punished for criminals’ actions. Read more »

Sheriff Fed Up with State Laws that Coddle Criminals Adapts with New Approach

By Steve Pomper We recently celebrated the rare cops allowed to do their jobs. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Nation’s Nevada Rangers freed multitudes of drivers whom climate radicals had blocked on a hot desert highway.   There’s another example of traditional policing encouraged by a young, resolute, and innovative Washington State sheriff. Thurston County Sheriff Derek Read more »

Shoplifting Sprees Persist in Criminal-Coddling Jurisdictions

By Stephen Owsinski The mounting social media posts illustrating brazen shoplifting sprees in mostly bail reform jurisdictions continue to bloat the airwaves, underscoring how corrosive a particular political party is regarding its so-called people’s representatives gifting evildoers. These elected officials have outrageously paved the way for sticky-fingered criminals to take what they want, while law-abiding Read more »

Putting the Criminal-Friendly Genie Back in the Bottle

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D For ease of debate, opinions are cast in two categories whether left or right, progressives or conservatives, donkey or elephant.  Without playing those cards, the real cultural enemy is across these divides: the permissives – the philosophy to just let things go and excuse destructive behavior. Whether it is Read more »

The Perils of Restorative Justice

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D According to a report from the National Institute of Justice “Restorative justice centers on repairing harm to victims, rather than retribution for those who offended, with a focus on inclusion, accountability, and the community. It provides an alternative that may improve school safety without creating a punitive culture.” Restorative Read more »

The Mind-Numbing Ignorance of West Coast Politicians

By Steve Pomper Several recent stories about criminality in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco, demonstrate the mind-numbing belligerent ignorance of their political officials. Whether it’s ignorance or a willful radical leftist ideology is up for grabs. But, giving the benefit of the doubt, the ignorance is belligerent because they don’t know what they’re doing but insist Read more »

Digital Detectives Exposing Abusers

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D The headlines are all too common. Oklahoma, March 2023 “Extremely disturbing’: 5 men charged in child predator sting using decoys posing as 14 and 15 year olds”, Las Vegas, June 2023 “14 suspects arrested in undercover child sex predator sting”, San Francisco, June 2023 “ Seven men were arrested Read more »

Criminal Defendants Sent for Court-Ordered Psyche Evals Soars. The Woke Ask Why?

By Steve Pomper Judges can order a mental health evaluation if there’s a question about a criminal defendant’s competency. Reportedly, both initial referrals and the subsequent findings of not mentally competent to stand trial are increasing.   According to The Seattle Times, over the past decade, in King County, Washington, felony mental health referrals have risen 155% and 108% Read more »

Crime’s Deadly Pendulum

By Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D People are dying. We can talk stats, we can talk policy, and we can lament the state of the nation, but higher crime rates mean people are hurting. Fear stalks behind the numbers and gets amplified in the headlines. Can we do anything about it? History tells us that Read more »