Publications

June 24, 2020
Commentary

How Militarized Police Can Attract the Wrong Officers

De‐​militarizing our police should not only be about taking away gear that is too often used to conduct violent raids on nonviolent suspects; it should also be about reforming the mindset, held by too many officers, that they are soldiers going to war against their fellow citizens.

Daily Caller
Summer 2020
Regulation

The Power of a Clean Slate

Empirical evidence from Michigan shows expungement can help people with criminal records without threatening public safety.

June 12, 2020
Commentary

Taming the Police Unions

Entering a cross‐​partisan moment in which police unionism is broadly recognized as a significant hurdle to police reform.

Arc Digital
June 10, 2020
Commentary

Race, Violence, and Political Illegitimacy

America’s white‐​dominated political institutions are facing their greatest crisis of legitimacy in decades, and systemic racism — particularly in domestic police surveillance and violence targeting communities of color — is the reason why.

Defending Rights & Dissent