Three tragedies shine light on solutions to the officer-involved shooting crisis By Michael M. Bell and William B. Scott Rarely does a month pass without U.S. cities erupting in protests and riots, after shootings by police officers. Far too many people—an average of three Americans per day, every day of the year—are dying as a result of contact with police. … [Read more...] about The Insanity of Finding Fault vs Fixing Cause
On this, the sixth anniversary of my son, Erik’s, execution-by-cop, America is in serious danger of exploding into chaos. The horrific murder of five Dallas police officers and the wounding of another seven this week triggered a profound sense of deja vu. Three years ago, I predicted this would happen, if cops continued to shoot and kill “civilians." From … [Read more...] about HOW TO STOP THE KILLING
Taser International - AXON Body Camera The following testimony was presented to the Nevada State Assembly's Government Affairs Committee on March 31, 2015: Nevada State Assembly Bill AB403 Testimony — William B. Scott My eldest son, Erik Scott, might be alive today, if Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Dept. officers had been required to wear body … [Read more...] about Testimony: Mandate BodyCams on Nevada Police Officers
In the wake of grand jury decisions to not indict two police officers, who killed Michael Brown and Eric Garner, persistent protests erupted across the United States. These led to senseless attacks against police officers, including two New York City cops, killed as they sat in their patrol car. Unfortunately, such reprehensible, inexcusable shootings were predictable—and will … [Read more...] about LAW ENFORCEMENT IS FIFTY YEARS BEHIND AVIATION
By Dr. Chuck Baldwin Guest Editorial, Reprinted with permission. What’s going on with our police? More and more, it seems that our men in blue have been transformed from a friendly neighborhood peace office, whose mission is to protect and serve, to a hostile military force, whose mission is to harass and intimidate. I am going to broach a subject in this … [Read more...] about What’s Going On With Our Police?