Violent crime remains low
FBI crime data is out for the first half of 2016. See the full report. After reaching historic lows, violent crime ticked up each of the last two years, mostly concentrated in a handful of cities. Meanwhile, property crime continued to decline. Bottom line, the "American carnage" theme is politicized horse hockey, an analysis from Vox found.
I love my new job
This week, more than 2,500 Just Liberty supporters emailed their state senators to support abolition of the Driver Responsibility surcharge. Now, go here to send messages to Texas House members asking them to repeal this misbegotten law.
Junk science watch
Voice analysis is another "shaky" forensic discipline.
Guilty plea problem
The national Innocence Project has a new website focused on the problem of innocent people pleading guilty, exploring examples, causes and solutions.