John Lane

laneje@wofford.edu

John Lane’s latest book, Abandoned Quarry: New and Selected Poems, was published by Mercer University Press in 2011 and won the Southeast Independent Book Association Award for poetry book of the year.

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NOVEMBER 27, 2013 by JOHN LANE

Mother, when my blood rises
it is you that flows through
my veins

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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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