Daniel J. Bier

dbier@fee.org

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SWAT’s Military Tactics Put Cops at Risk

OCTOBER 01, 2014 by DANIEL J. BIER

The overuse of SWAT is based on a false dilemma between keeping cops safe and turning them into an army.

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Overkill: Militarizing America

Why are police arming for war in a time of relative safety?

SEPTEMBER 15, 2014 by DANIEL J. BIER

The facts about officer safety do not justify the unprecedented force and weaponry that cops are displaying today. It's time to demilitarize the police.

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By the Numbers: Is Private Gun Ownership Responsible for Police Militarization?

AUGUST 21, 2014 by DANIEL J. BIER

Are private guns to blame for police militarization and racial tensions with cops?

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By the Numbers: How Dangerous Is It to Be a Cop?

AUGUST 19, 2014 by DANIEL J. BIER

Despite what supporters of police militarization claim, being a cop doesn't require increasingly deadly kit. It's not even particularly dangerous.

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Reefer Madness 2014

A WaPo columnist uses curious logic in defense of the drug war

JUNE 26, 2014 by DANIEL J. BIER

The most recent defense of the drug war tries to shift the burden of proof while ignoring prohibition's impact on everyone's rights and security.

CURRENT ISSUE

October 2014

Heavily-armed police and their supporters will tell you they need all those armored trucks and heavy guns. It's a dangerous job, not least because Americans have so many guns. But the numbers just don't support these claims: Policing is safer than ever--and it's safer than a lot of common jobs by comparison. Daniel Bier has the analysis. Plus, Iain Murray and Wendy McElroy look at how the Feds are recruiting more and more Americans to do their policework for them.
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