Ilya Somin is Professor of Law at George Mason University. His research focuses on constitutional law, property law, and the study of popular political participation.
The Cato Institute has released Policing in America—an extensive national public opinion report that explores Americans’ attitudes toward the police based on an original Cato Institute/YouGov national survey of 2,000 Americans.
We’re learning that while laws against police brutality exist, they don’t seem to be enforced.
An Associated Press investigation has revealed that, across the United States, police officers abuse their access to confidential databases to look up information on neighbors, love interests, politicians, and others who had no connection to a criminal investigation. The databases house intensely personal information—not just criminal histories, but car registration, home addresses, phone numbers, and […]
Learn Liberty reviews the first presidential debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.
A lack of basic police accountability foments distrust within communities, especially communities of color, turning the social contract on its head.