Judging from public opinion surveys, the American public demonstrates greater sagacity than many political leaders and members of the commentariat when it comes to the subject of police.
Sadly, that includes some otherwise insightful conservatives and libertarians whose behavior in the aftermath of Ferguson, Missouri, riots leave much to be desired.
First, the encouraging news regarding American public opinion. In a new survey, Rasmussen reports that, "Fifty-seven percent (57%) say the tactics used by their local police are about right. Fifty-one percent (51%) think…
"These are the worst people on earth. They openly, proudly crucify enemies, enslave women and murder men en masse. These are not the usual bad guys out for land, plunder or power. These are primitive cultists who celebrate slaughter, glory in bloodlust and slit the throats of innocents as a kind of sacrament. We have now seen what air cover for Kurdish/Iraqi boots on the ground can achieve. But…[more]