Category Archives: Criminal justice

Cato Institute: Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism

In the land of the free, how has U.S. militarism changed domestic policing? Chris Coyne and Abigail Hall are authors of Tyranny Comes Home: The Domestic Fate of U.S. Militarism.


NPR Planet Money Episode 916: The Whistleblower Whisperer

Jordan Thomas is one of the top whistleblower lawyers in the country. When people on Wall Street see some kind of financial wrongdoing and want to report it, they can work with him to bring evidence to the SEC anonymously. Tips his clients have brought to the SEC have led to huge cases against some of the biggest banks in the world.

Source: Episode 916: The Whistleblower Whisperer : Planet Money : NPR

How Do We Fix It? #210 Catholic Church Sex Abuse Crisis: Maggi Van Dorn

Will the Catholic Church’s sexual abuse crisis ever end? Nearly 18 years since the Boston Globe’s Spotlight investigation‘s shocking revelations, U.S. bishops and The Vatican still struggle to hold the church fully accountable for decades of criminal wrongdoing.

Last year’s Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report revealed that over 1,000 children had been abused by Catholic priests across six dioceses over seven decades. A new Pew Research Survey finds that a large majority of American Catholics think abuse by clergy is still happening.

This episode looks at the crisis from a unique perspective. Maggi Van Dorn, a Catholic committed to healing the Church from the inside, hosts “Deliver Us”, a frank and remarkable series of podcasts that spoke with survivors of abuse, advocates and church experts.

“The Church is marred in a really ugly way,” Maggi tells us. “As a member of this family, it’s really incumbent on me to work for reform.”

We discuss solutions, such as the Dallas Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, the campaign to get justice for survivors, calls for greater transparency, and a stronger role for women in the leadership of the Church.

City Journal’s 10 Blocks podcast: Mounting Disorder in San Francisco

Erica Sandberg joins City Journal associate editor Seth Barron to discuss the deteriorating state of public order in San Francisco. The Bay Area’s most densely populated and desirable neighborhoods are being destroyed by lawlessness and squalor. San Francisco now leads the nation in property crime, according to the FBI. “Other low-level offenses,” Sandberg reports for City Journal, “including drug dealing, street harassment, encampments, indecent exposure, public intoxication, simple assault, and disorderly conduct are also rampant.” With the situation growing more dire, residents are organizing to demand that the city take action against repeat offenders and strengthen quality-of-life laws. It remains to be seen whether the city will change its approach to public safety. “Meantime,” Sandberg writes, “the poor bear the brunt of low-level and property crimes.”

Source: Mounting Disorder in San Francisco: 10 Blocks podcast | City Journal

‘Moneyland’ Reveals How Oligarchs, Kleptocrats And Crooks Stash Fortunes : NPR

Journalist Oliver Bullough runs kleptocracy tours in London, in which he points out mansions bought by corrupt foreign leaders and oligarchs. Moneyland describes their secretive transnational world.