When police dress for war and act like an occupying force, it's not just a concern for rioting urban neighborhoods. The militarization of civilian police pervades how police treat all citizens. It's not professional. It should stop.
Obama's nomination of Andrew Traver to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) reignites concern that the White House wants to whittle away at gun rights. The last time that happened, Americans armed up.
One of the prosecutors who helped convict Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, says militias like the Hutaree are most dangerous when they create lone wolf terrorists.
The election of a black president triggered at least 200 hate-related incidents, a watchdog group finds.