Category Archives: Tough on Crime, tough on criminals

Causative factors, Detective Inspector?

Woman charged over fatal car crash in Huonville, Tasmania. Police have charged a woman with four breaches of a family violence order after she allegedly struck and killed a man with a car in southern Tasmania. Police were called to … Continue reading

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Bespoke Conspiracy Theory Emerges To Benefit Assange

EVERYONE can agree that Julian Assange only has himself to blame. Whether he’s a hero or a villain to you is an increasingly subjective question. But he is still the hacker prodigy who chose to enable the theft of classified … Continue reading

Posted in International, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 27 Comments

No, but his future certainly will

October, 2018: Michael Avenatti’s Past Won’t Stop Him From Running in 2020. February, 2020: Michael Avenatti guilty on all counts in Nike extortion trial. You’ll be going down more than you ever imagined. #KneepadsForAvenatti https://t.co/hTjDYJC1LP — James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February … Continue reading

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Keep calm and carry on II

You read it here first: So what should Morrison do? Well the last thing would be to threaten to sue either Aly or Ten.  Rather get an invite onto The Project and debate Aly. That is exactly the correct thing … Continue reading

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Keep calm and carry on

I want to put in a good word for Waleed Aly. Two interrelated things. First I think Janet Albrechtsen was a bit harsh yesterday. Waleed Aly exposed himself as a hypocrite. In the past, Aly has seemingly ducked for cover … Continue reading

Posted in Libertarians don't live by argument alone, National Security, Politics, Rule of law, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 222 Comments

On the use of violence in society

One of the models that I use to organise my thinking of private-public trade-offs was developed by the Harvard economist Andrei Shleifer and various friends.  The basic story runs along the lines that all societies face a problem of bad … Continue reading

Posted in Rule of law, Terrorism, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 172 Comments

Is every protester an extremist?

Tony Abbott is in the paper this morning being soft on crime and tough on protesters. The former prime minister also said that “kid-glove policing” was no excuse for the rally. Victoria Police has been widely criticised for more than … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 49 Comments

Nanny state incoherence

There is something of a debate going on about “Pill Testing“. Recreational drugs can be covertly cut with poisonous or “filler” substances. Uncertainty about strength and purity can lead to accidental overdoses. Pill testing exposes what a tablet really contains … Continue reading

Posted in Cultural Issues, Innovation, Oppressive government, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 95 Comments

A bit of a scandal breaking in Victoria

More than 600 notifications are being sent to criminals who were represented by or had dealings with a high-profile gangland lawyer to tell them their cases could be tainted, after she worked as a supergrass informing on her clients in … Continue reading

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Victorian government defies Victoria Police

The Herald Sun again: LABOR MPs who used taxpayers’ money to part-pay for election campaign staff are refusing to co-operate with the police investigation into the rort. … But a Labor figure last night confirmed that MPs and former members … Continue reading

Posted in State Politics, Tough on Crime, tough on criminals | 56 Comments